Salinas Aquatic Center


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Salinas Aquatic Center
1 East Bernal Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 758-7301

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$7.00. [May, 2024]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 54f, 7 lanes, convertible, 84ºF (29ºC).


Monterey County
36.690755, -121.650573

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

The pool is located next to the Rodeo Grounds on North Main Street.
The Salinas Aquatic Center is operated by the Central Coast YMCA.
The pool is enclosed in a glass building and the ceiling panels can be opened to fresh air.

Facility Reviews

The water contains too much chlorine!
It’s a great facility; I like everything about it - there are no negatives. The chlorine is not too strong; I don’t smell it in the pool area or on myself when I get out of the pool. They’re always looking for ways to improve it and the dressing room is great. I hope it does not close. It’s a wonderful asset to the community.
I love thus pool. It's surrounded by glass and the roof is glass as well, which opens up like a Superdome to let in fresh air. The facility is uncrossed. It is a spiritual experience to swim here.
[September, 2013]
This is a great indoor/outdoor facility.
[May, 2024]