Avery Aquatic Center - Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Avery Aquatic Center - Stanford University
Address
235 Sam MacDonald Mall, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 94305
UNITED STATES
Telephone

See the Team or Club information, below.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to the traveling general public.
Affiliate
USMS: Visiting USMS swimmers with a hard copy of their current USMS card are welcome to join in Stanford Masters Swimming workouts at no charge. [February, 2015]

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 10 lanes x 25m, 19 lanes , outdoors , heated , 80.5ºF (26.9ºC)
Pool 2
50m, 10 lanes x 25y, 22 lanes , outdoors , heated , 80.5ºF (26.9ºC)
Pool 3
25y, 8 lanes + 20m, 4 lanes, 11f - 14f depth , outdoors , heated , 80.5ºF (26.9ºC)
Pool 4
25m x 17m, unstriped diving pool , outdoors , heated , water temperature not reported
Diving
Four 1m and four 3m diving boards; 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, and 10m diving platforms.

Location

County/Region
Santa Clara County
GPS
37.431197, -122.160635

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

Stanford Masters Swimming has an excellent page on the etiquette of a Masters swimmer visiting another Masters club. The page is Stanford Masters Swim Away From Home. If you'll be visiting Stanford, you'll want to read it before you go.

Facility Reviews

Not open to the public, but a great Masters' team with plenty of workouts. Impeccably clean and the water temperature is usually perfect.
Two great outdoor pools and grounds as noted above, the pools seem chlorine-free and may use bromine. OK locker area, no other goodies like sauna. Not really good about checking IDs. [May no longer be true. Eds.] Masters team contact may get you in.
Some say one needs to see Paris before dying; I say swimming in one of the Averys has to be on that same list.