McMurtrey Aquatic Center

Bakersfield, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
McMurtrey Aquatic Center
1325 Q Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 852-7430

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$4.00. [November, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 8 lanes x 25y, 18 lanes, 3½f - 15f depth, outdoors, heated, 78º - 80ºF (26º - 27ºC)
Pool 2
25y, 3 lane, 3½f depth lap section, part of a larger pool with waterslide catch-basin, zero-depth play area, and swim lesson area, outdoors, heated, 78º - 80ºF (26º - 27ºC)
Two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards.


Kern County
35.370046, -119.011736

Teams That Use This Facility

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Facility Notes

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Facility Reviews

The locker facility is large with plenty of lockers (bring your own lock), showers, and sinks. The pool was fantastic – crystal clear water and a temperature a little cooler than most pools (about 77º F) which was very welcome in the hot Bakersfield sun. This is one of the better Southern California pools I have swum in. Pull buoys, kick boards, and even a few sets of fins were available for use. Lap swimming is usually short course during the week, long course on Saturdays.
I visit Bakersfield frequently and I always look forward to swimming at McMurtrey Aquatic Center. The water is clear and an ideal temperature for lap swimming. The lanes are wide in both short and long course configurations. The posted lap swim schedule is accurate and consistent. The locker room has plenty of lockers and showers - one of the nicest facilities I've used. The staff is friendly and lifeguards do a great job. It's a refreshing oasis in the middle of the downtown area - don't miss it.
[April, 2013]
I've never seen the pool set up for long course during public lap swimming sessions.
[November, 2018]