Hearst Gym Pool


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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Hearst Gym Pool
Bancroft Way and Bowditch Street, U.C. Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 642-7796 for Berkeley Rec Sports

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$20.00. Buy day passes in the Recreational Sports Facility Customer Service Center at 2301 Bancroft Way or online. (See Day Passes). [January, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
100f, 4 lanes , outdoors , heated , 81º - 82°F (27°28°C)
Pool 2
20y, 2 lanes , outdoors , heated , 81º - 82°F (27°28°C)
Pool 3
20y, 2 lanes , outdoors , heated , 81º - 82°F (27°28°C)


Alameda County
37.869879, -122.256825

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

Pool 1 is the "North Pool" and is reserved for recreation lap swimming only.
Pool 2 is the "East Pool" and is reserved for instructional classes only.
Pool 3 is the "West Pool", it is also restricted to instructional and Group X classes only.
Lockers and towels are available to borrow.

Facility Reviews

Beautiful to look at (designed by famed Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan) but terrible for serious swimming. The marble pool walls and flooring are attractive, but make flip turns impossible. If it's like it was when I was there,you won't want to do many flip turns, however, - the water temperature was cresting near 90ºF (32ºC) on a recent spring morning.
This pool is way too hot unless you want to take a bath.