Public Pools Near Long Beach

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Check out this list of public pools in Long Beach (or near Long Beach!) with recreation swim hours.

My kids LOVE to swim. It will keep them occupied longer than just about anything else- not to mention that it’s so good for their health, too.

So swimming in the summer is a top priority for our family.

The only downside? We don’t have a pool.

Which means we have gotten pretty familiar with the public pools around us!

If you are looking for a place to swim in Long Beach this summer, we’ve got you! Keep reading for the full list of public pools near Long Beach to get your aquatic fix.

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What to Bring to Public Pools in Long Beach

Public pools can have a bad rap, but some of my favorite memories with my kiddos happened in public swimming pools.

You do want to come prepared, though. Here’s what to include in your swim bag:

  • A swimsuit (of course!) and cover up.
  • Goggles (we swear by the FINIS brand fruit basket ones, and have used them for YEARS with very good results). These are extra important when you consider how much chlorine public pools use!
  • Flip Flops– any will do! You just don’t want to head to the shower before/after without them.
  • A towel– older kids can get by with a standard beach towel, but we like beach robes or poncho-style towels better for younger kids (it prevents tripping)
  • Swim Diapers All kids who are not potty trained should use both disposable swim diapers and snugly fitting resuable swim diapers. Don’t be surprised if your local swim lesson location requires this for all kids under 4, regardless of whether or not they’re potty trained.
  • Swim Cap This isn’t strictly necessary, but again, public pools use a LOT of chlorine, which can be damaging to hair.
  • Cash- there is often a fee for public pools, and many places are cash only.
  • Snacks & Water- You may not be able to enjoy your snacks poolside, but swimming works up an appetite. Be sure to bring some snacks for the kiddos to enjoy before or after.
  • Flotation Devices for Non-swimmers– our personal rule is that if you can’t swim more or less the length of the pool, you wear a flotation device in the water. It’s a safety issue, and we don’t budge on it.

Public Pools in Long Beach

There aren’t a ton of public pools in Long Beach, aside from a few city run pools.

Here’s a list of where you can find the public pools, along with a link to hours and times (it changes too much for us to keep this page current!) and a cost breakdown.

Please make sure to check with the pool before visiting, as information can change quickly.

Public Pools Near Long Beach

Luckily, there are lots of neighboring cities that also offer open swim hours at their public pools. Non-resident rates are listed, as applicable.

Please make sure to check with the pool before visiting, as information can change quickly.

Public Pools with Membership Fees in Long Beach

If none of the pools listed meet your needs, you might also consider joining a gym or community center with pool access.

There are several good options to meet your needs if you’re able to work their monthly fees into your budget.

  • Long Beach Area YMCAs– With four local Long Beach area locations, you’re sure to find a rec swim time that meets your family’s needs.
  • Alpert JCC Community PoolTheir rec swim hours are among the most generous in the area, with recreation swim available, offered Monday – Thursday 12 – 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5 PM. A wading pool is also available (water shoes required). Open to guests of JCC members, $10 per adult or $5 per child.

Hopefully, with this many pools to choose from, you’ll be able to find a community pool near you to swim with your family this summer.

Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

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