Edison Johnson Aquatics Center


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Edison Johnson Aquatics Center
500 West Murray Avenue
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 560-4265

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Residents: $4.00; SC(55) $3.00. Non-residents $9.00, SC $8.00. [October, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 60f, 8 lanes, indoors, 83.5ºF (28.6ºC).


Located beside the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
Durham County
36.029470, -78.901477

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

This facility was formerly known as "Rock Quarry Indoor Pool".

Facility Reviews

For casual swimmers and water aerobics goers, the pool is great - you won't be cold after two minutes in the water. It even has a ramp into the pool.
For swimmers looking to put in a long, hard workout though, the pool is much too warm. After a good warm up, it feels like a lake in mid-July; after the workout, the water feels like a bath.
I found this a pleasant facility. It was very clean, the staff was friendly, the pool area bright (although there are no windows), and the water temperature fine for a vigorous swim. (That seems to have changed since the last review.) I don't know about the usual availability of equipment or the state of the locker/shower rooms, as none were available or open when I swam.

COVID-specific items: In this time of COVID, the protocols are strict and followed, which does mean limited access to showers and changing rooms and no available equipment (bring your own kickboard/pull buoy/etc.). One person per lane only in October, 2020, so no issues with sharing. The water seemed very chlorinated; perhaps the level has been increased in response to the corona virus. Getting an account for the online lane reservation system was easy, but the actual reservation process was way more complicated and confusing than others I've used, even on the same platform.
[October, 2020]