Want to swim in the iconic Hearst Castle pools? Here’s how you can — but it’ll cost you


Have you ever dreamed of being a guest at the lavish hilltop San Simeon estate of media magnate William Randolph Hearst, including swimming in those iconic pools?

Members of The Foundation at Hearst Castle will have opportunities to experience that atmosphere and history starting up close and personal in special fundraising events starting in July. That includes swimming in the Neptune Pool on four selected dates this year, and on another two nights, swimming in the indoor Roman Pool.

Food, wine, music and historic atmosphere will be provided. The massive, nearly 90-year-old Neptune Pool, constructed of Vermont marble in various iterations during the mid-1920s, is probably the most frequently photographed site on the estate. But the popularity of the indoor Roman Pool would be close behind, with its marble sculptures, iconic diving platform and sparkling floor-to-ceiling cobalt-and-gold tile.

Upcoming Neptune Pool swims are set for July 6, Aug. 3, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21. Roman Pool swims will be July 20 and Oct. 19. A maximum of 40 tickets will be sold for each of the Neptune Pool events; 20 tickets will be available for each Roman Pool swim.

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