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Takoma Recreation Center
Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

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The Basics
Facility Name Takoma Recreation Center
Web Address http://app.dpr.dc.gov/dprmap/details.asp?cid=84

Street Address 300 Van Buren Street, N.W. , Takoma Park , Washington , DC , UNITED STATES (Postal Code: 20011)

Telephone (202) 576-9284

Admission
Visitors (adult) Residents Free. Non-residents $7.00, SC(55) $4.00. Cash is not accepted; bring a credit card. Photo ID required for all. [February, 2013]
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Pools and Boards at Facility
EquipmentDescription 
Pool 150m, 8 lanes x 25y, 16 lanes, indoors, 84ºF (29ºC)
Diving Equipment1m and 3m boards, 5m platform.


Locator
Latitude, Longitude 38.96903, -77.01830

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Teams that Use Facility
TypeTeam NameContact 
Masters SwimmingThe District of Columbia Aquatic ClubClick on the Team Name to view its website.
Notes
The pool opened in March, 2005.
Facility Reviews
The staff is friendly and helpful; the facility is modern; and the pool is large. Before 3 PM, the facility is often quite empty. Even in the evenings, there is minimal lane sharing necessary. Lanes are 25y long (lap swimming is cross-wise).Unlike other DC pools, you can secure the lockers with your own lock; no quarter is necessary to lock locker.
It’s a beautiful pool.
The 84ºF temperature makes for difficult lap swimming.
The water temperature is generally lower than 84ºF. Maintenance of locker room showers is spotty. Many lockers show evidence of past break-ins and cannot be securely locked. [June, 2013]
This is the best bet in DC for lap swimming without having to share a lane. Even during the evening peak time, when the pool is shared with various high school, club, and water polo teams, it's seldom necessary to split or circle. The facility is generally clean and well-maintained. The staff is friendly, although they are not above observing you getting settled behind a lane in the deep end and blowing the whistle only after you jump in (the deep end is often closed without any clear indication). As others have mentioned, the lockers show signs of very frequent break-ins. It appears that thieves may be able to simply rip off the plastic lock apparatus. [August, 2013]
Source of Data
The information for this listing was cobbled together from a couple of websites.