PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/24/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 062420-3
Subject:
City of Long Beach Pools to Reopen
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.3150




Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine’s pools will offer limited programming beginning Monday, June 29, with lap swim and water exercise classes at Belmont Plaza Pool (4320 E Olympic Plaza) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool (1950 Lemon Ave.). Starting July 6, Belmont Plaza Pool and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool also will offer swim lessons. The Silverado Park Pool (1540 W. 32nd St.) will begin programming on Monday, July 6, for all three programs.

“Public pools will soon be reopened with modifications,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Pools are a great way to escape the summer heat and catch some exercise.”

Lap Swim and Water Exercise

Lap swim and water exercise programs will be offered on a reservation-only basis, with increased cleaning and other modifications to better protect the safety of staff and participants. All lanes will be set up in a short course 25-meter length to increase capacity while ensuring physical distancing. Shower and restroom facilities will be available, and locker rooms will be accessible, on a limited basis, where available.

Lap swim will be limited to 45-minute sessions and will be open to one person per lane. Water exercise classes also will be limited based on available space within the pool to allow for physical distancing. 

People can register for lap swim or water exercise beginning Friday, June 26, at lbparks.org. In-person reservations for lap swim and water exercise are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 (Belmont Plaza Pool and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 29 (Silverado Park Pool), as well as during operating hours, as listed below.

Belmont Plaza Pool

  • Lap Swim

    • Weekdays, 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

    • Weekends, 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Water Exercise

    • Deep Water: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:05 to 10:45 a.m. 

    • Shallow Water: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:05 to 11:45 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:05 to 7:45 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Pool

  • Lap Swim

    • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

    • Sundays through Saturdays: Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Water Exercise

    • Shallow Water: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

    • Deep Water Aerobics: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m. 

    • Shallow Water Aerobics: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. 

Silverado Community Pool 

  • Lap Swim

    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

    • Weekdays, 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    • Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

    • Weekends, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Water Exercise

    • Deep Water: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10:05 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

    • Shallow Water: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 11:05 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Swim Lessons 

Starting July 6, swim lessons will be offered at all three City-operated pools. To help protect staff and participants from the spread of COVID-19, class formats will be modified, including reduced class sizes and instruction from the pool deck. PK 1-3 and levels 1-3 will require an adult household member to be in the water with the participant to assist with the instruction. 

People can register for swim lessons beginning Friday, June 26, at lbparks.org. In-person registration for swim lessons are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 (Belmont Plaza Pool and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pool) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 29 (Silverado Park Pool), as well as during operating hours, as listed above.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit:longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.