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“clean water; mountain views”

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Palm Springs Swim Center
Ranked #65 of 119 things to do in Palm Springs
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Owner description: Sports facility open to the public that offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, diving and instruction for adults and children.
Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“clean water; mountain views”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The outdoor pool access is at the very end of Pavilion Dr; good free parking available in nearby lot. Non-residents pay $5. They post the pool temperature at the entrance before you go in.
The change area is open to the sky with a small roof to provide some shade or protection from occasional rain. Bring your own lock if you want to use one of the small (about a foot high) lockers in the change area. Most swimmers took their stuff out onto the deck and did not use lockers.
Check in with a life guard on the pool deck to get assigned a lane based on ability/speed. I went on a Thursday evening at 4:30 pm and was lucky to get a lane to myself; other swimmers shared lanes. Locals said that the quietest time to swim was on weekends. Check the schedule before going to be sure there is lap swimming available.
There is nowhere to hang your towel near the showers. There is a soap dispenser but no shampoo near the showers. The shower heads are low (not so good for tall people) and do not spray very much water - but it's enough and a warm temperature. They use a regular shower knob (not those push buttons that have to be pressed every 30 seconds).
The pool seems to be 25 yards across; divided into a dozen or more lanes. The water was clear (but there was some outdoor tree debris on the bottom) and 79 degrees - perfect for lap swimming. There were a lot of kids and swim club swimmers. Just above the trees along the west side of the pool you can see the western mountains but only from the easternmost lanes. Very nice!
The staff and other swimmers seemed friendly and helpful. I'll definitely go back to swim there again.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lap swimmer's paradise.”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Beautiful lap pool, which was very uncrowded during the day. Since I was on vacation, this worked. They also have early morning lap swim hours. Lots of shade as well.

Visited May 2012
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