Now that it’s summer, it’s time to make a splash in Long Beach’s five public pools. Swimming in the city’s pools is a convenient and inexpensive way to keep cool. Here is a list of what each of the public pools has to offer.
The pool offers public swimming, recreation swim, water exercise classes, lap swimming, pre-school aquatic classes for children ages 3 to 5, aquatic classes for children 6 to 12 years of age and adults 13 years of age older. Classes begin June 20. Lap, recreation swim fees are $4 for 18 to 49 year olds, $3 for seniors 50 years of age and older and $1 for youth 17 years of age and younger. The pool is at 4320 E. Olympic Plaza. For more information, call (562) 570-1806.
King Park’s pool is an indoor year-round facility. The summer schedule is effective June 20 through Aug. 19. They offer a swim team, water exercise classes, aquatic classes for children and adults, a swim team, a Junior Lifeguard program and aquatic classes for parents and children to attend together. King Park is at 1910 Lemon Ave. Call (562) 570-1718.
Silverado is at 1540 W. 32nd St. It also is an indoor and year-round facility. Most programs start June 20. They offer a water exercise class, lap swimming, private swim lessons, a dive and swim team and swimming lessons for children and adults. A weight room is also available during pool hours. For more information, call (562) 570-1721.
Jordan High School
This pool is an indoor summer only pool. It offers recreational swimming, a swim team and weekday swim lessons for youth and adults. Classes are conducted in two-week sessions and begin June 20. The pool is at 6500 Atlantic Ave. Call (562) 570-1721.
Millikan High School
This pool’s schedule is effective June 20. It offers lap swimming, recreation swimming and a Learn to Swim Program. Millikan is at 2800 Snowden Ave. For more information, call (562) 425-7441 ext. 4145.
Adult fees vary at the pool, but are usually no more than $4. Youth 17 years of age and younger are $1. Senior fees vary as well, but are usually no more than $3. The senior rate is for those 50 years of age and older. Swim passes are available if the public would like to visit the pool at least 25 times in a year.
Fees for most lessons are $42 for multi-week sessions for children and $50 for adults. Most lessons begin June 20. Registration is available at www.longbeach.gov/park/ or on site during the pools’ regular scheduled hours.
In addition to traditional swimming lessons, the LA84 Foundation’s Summer Sports Program is available for youth ages 7 to 17 at the Belmont Plaza and King Park pools. The program features a swim, water polo, a synchronized swim team and a diving team.
Registration for the Summer Sports Program is on a first-come, first-served basis at 8 a.m. on May 28 at Belmont Plaza. Registration for competitive swim and dive teams is at 3 p.m. on June 6 at King and Silverado Park Pools. Proof of age and residency are required at registration. Scholarships are limited. For more information, call (562) 570-1806.
A complete list of programs is available in the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine catalogue, which is available at www.longbeach.gov/park/. All pools will be closed May 30, July 4 and Sept. 5.