LA84 Foundation / John C. Argue Swim Stadium

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
LA84 Foundation / John C. Argue Swim Stadium
Address
3980 Bill Robertson Lane, South L.A. / USC
Los Angeles, CA 90037
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(213) 763-0129

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
$3.50, SC(65) $1.00. [January, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 20m, 8 lanes, 4½f - 16f depth, usually divided into a 25y, 8 lane pool at the deep end and a 27m, 8 lane pool at the shallow end , outdoors , heated , 84ºF (29ºC)
Pool 2
40m, 5 lanes, 4½f depth straight section of a "D" shaped pool with "water features" in the 0f - 3f curved section , outdoors , heated , 84ºF (29ºC)

Location

Location
Next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park.
County/Region
Los Angeles County
GPS
34.011884, -118.289086

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Synchro Swim
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Facility Notes

During the week, the south end of the pool has lane lines for COLA Aquatics; the north end is used for the USA Water Polo Team, diving, and syncro teams, lifeguard training, recreational swim, and SCUBA lessons. There are countless lessons sessions throughout the day. On Fridays and Saturdays there are lessons for the special needs population as well Special Olympics training. The pool hosts lifeguard training year round, plus eight high school swim teams and four HS water polo teams.
This appears to be the only one of Los Angeles' municipal pools that is open on Mondays but the pool is closed on Sundays. its full schedule can be seen on its website, a link to which is shown in the "Facility Overview" section of this listing. [September, 2018]

Facility Reviews

Rating: 7 on a scale of 10.
An L.A. Times article complained of long ticket lines to get in, and trouble finding the pool's hours. "…it is so whimsically run, the mystery isn't that so few people know about it but that anyone does."
Never seems to be in long course mode and there are no lane dividers in short course.
The 50m competition pool is heated and divided into lanes, but it is always set up with the bulkhead in place to divide the pool into half-length swimming areas. There is a very nice area with chairs for sun bathing.

I can totally recommend to swim here.
[December, 2018]