Hawthorne Municipal Pool

Hawthorne, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Hawthorne Municipal Pool
Address
12501 Inglewood Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(310) 970-7228

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
$4.00; SC(55) $2.00. [February, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 9 lanes, 4½f - 10f depth, deck-level, outdoors, heated, 80ºF (27ºC).
Diving
Two 1m diving boards.

Location

Location
The location is very convenient to LAX airport hotels. It's on the west side of Inglewood Blvd., north of El Segundo Blvd., and adjacent to Hawthorne High School.
County/Region
Los Angeles County
GPS
33.91878, -118.36227

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The pool is open year-round for lap swimming (see the "Aquatics Programs" page on the pool's website for the hours); there are also recreation swim sessions in summer.
NOTE: Ask the attendant for a (free) parking permit to avoid getting a parking ticket.

Facility Reviews

In 2009 this facility underwent a total renovation: The “kiddie pool” and diving tank were removed. The main pool, which was an odd 41 yards, long course, became a 25m short course “infinity” pool, i.e., water is at deck level, with a large shallow area for water aerobics/aqua jogging. It's a great facility with a friendly staff. Locker rooms are open, airy, well lit, clean, and "green". Low chlorination feels like salt water, but is actually diluted with sodium bicarbonate.
I've been here on weekends and it's not crowded, usually no more than two swimmers per lane. Sometimes there are lanes reserved for scuba classes but there are plenty of lanes to go around. The crowd is somewhat friendly but focused; serious swimmers with a laid back, beach/surfer vibe. The pool draws patrons from the nearby aerospace industries and Air Force Base.
[January, 2014]
A friendly but serious group. Don't expect or do too much chatting. Keep swimming!
[September, 2016]