The Lynwood Natatorium is located at 3770 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between the Community/Transit Center and St. Francis Medical Center. First opened in
1953, this heated indoor 50-meter "Olympic size" swim facility offers an
enclosed sun deck, separate dressing areas and a one-meter diving stand along
with a friendly staff. For general information please contact us at
(310) 603-0220, ext. 319.
Public Recreation Swim
For your safety, only swimmers with proper swim attire are allowed inside the
facility during public recreation swim. Children under 45" in height are
required to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. One adult per
For men, proper swim attire consists of elastic or draw-string trunks, no
pockets, zippers or bottons. No cutoffs or shorts below the knee are allowed.
Exposed undergarments are prohibited; i.e, mens boxer shorts below swim
For women, proper swim attire consists of one or two-piece swimsuit as defined
by the Natatorium staff. No body suits are allowed.
Recreation Swim Hours and Fee Schedule
Monday - Friday: 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Rental Available)
Recreation Swim: Adults
$3.00; Children $1.00
The Natatorium swim lesson program is divided into several sessions of group
lessons. Regardless of age or swim level, each session will consist of ten (10)
30-minute classes for a child or ten (10), 45-minute classes for adults.
Depending on the season, class dates will vary with summer classes meeting daily
(Monday through Friday) for two consecutive weeks while winter, spring and fall
classes meet twice per week for five (5) weeks. The schedule is developed to
allow for maximum participation during afterschool hours.
Swim Lesson Registration:
Swim classes are limited in
size. Each level of instruction has limited space available. Registration is
taken on a first come, first served basis. Payment must be made in cash only at
the time of registration. No reserving of class space is allowed.
Mom, Dad and Me (6 months-3 years)
parent or guardian (18 years of age or older) must participate in the water with
each child. A course allowing one parent/adult the opportunity to actively
participate in the child's learning process. Focusing on introducing the child
to the water as a fun and enjoyable experience, forming the foundation for
proper safe water practices while enhancing overall development.
Tiny Tots (3-4 years)
A water adjustment program for the
3-4 year old to learn swim readiness and personal safety skills. Emphasis on
fun, with children learning at their own pace. The program is based on gentle
positive encouragement and progressive instruction. Students learn to overcome
fear of the water, float, kicks and retrieve submerged objects.
Young Beginner (5-6 years)
A water adjustment program for
the 5-6 year old to learn swim readiness and personal safety skills. Breathing,
floating and propulsion are taught.
Regular Beginner (7-16 years)
This course is designed to
give the non-swimming youngster an opportunity to learn entry level swimming
skills. Utilizing nationally recognized standards and techniques of swimming,
instruction on basic breathing control, kicking and arm strokes are
stressed. Front crawl is introduced and practiced. Upon successful completion,
students should be able to swim 15-feet (1/3 pool distance) unassisted. Not
unusual for children to repeat course.
Regular Beginner II (Pass Regular Beginner I)
have successfully completed the Regular Beginner I level or have the ability to
swim 15-feet unassisted. Students are taught to improve their endurance.
Armstroke and breathing techniques are stressed in the front crawl while armstroke
is reintroduced with back crawl. Safety skills are stressed. Skills are taught
in deeper water. This level may require more than one session to master.
Advanced Beginner I (Pass Regular Beginner II)
have successfully completed the Regular Beginner II level and can swim 20-feet
(1/2 pool length) unassisted. The swimmer will learn the front crawl stroke in order
to swim the entire pool width without assistance, treading water, and
introduction of the elementary backstroke arm motion are included. Increase
individual endurance level with the majority of lessons conducted in deep water.
This skill level may require more than one session to master.
Advanced Beginner II (Pass Advanced Beginner I)
have passed the Advanced Beginner I level and are comfortable in all levels of
water. New skills taught include entire elementary backstroke skills, underwater
swimming, competitive backstroke, and additional water safety skills. Students
are required to swim 100-feet (2 pool widths unassisted) using the front crawl
stroke in order to successfully complete the course. Nearly all course material
is taught in 12-feet of water.
Intermediate (Pass Advanced Beginner II)
A class for
those who can swim 100-feet (2 pool widths) using the front crawl and have
confidence in deep water. Progressive strokes and skills are taught. Sidestroke
and breaststroke are introduced. Basic diving taught and butterfly armstroke is
introduced. Endurance swimming and stroke improvement are stressed.
Swimmer (Pass Intermediate)
Students have completed the
Intermediate course and are able to swim continuously for a minimum of fifteen
minutes. Stroke improvement and alternating breathing while using the survival
skills front crawl stroke, basic rescue skills, lifesaving skills, and extensive
endurance training, are taught.
Thursday: 8:00 p.m. -
Cost: $3.00 per visit
Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 p.m. - 8:45
Cost: $3.00 per visit
Senior Citizen Aerobics
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:30 a.m.
- 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $1.00 per visit.
$22.00 per session (Lynwood Resident)
$30.00 per session (Non-Lynwood Resident)
$27.00 per session (Lynwood Resident)
$35.00 per session (Non-Lynwood Resident)
Swim Lesson Registration Hours:
Registration is taken at the Natatorium
Swim Complex, 3770 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Lynwood, CA 90262.
A note to swim lesson
In order to derive the maximum benefits from
swimming lessons, the following suggestions are recommended:
1. In order to keep hair out of your child's eyes PLEASE style hair in a
ponytail or braid. Swim caps are a good way of controlling long hair.
Always have child use the restroom first.
3. Try to get your child to every
class on time.
4. Ask your child to learn the instructor's name.
5. Do not
expect miracles from your child. Improvement in swimming sometimes is gradual.
We monitor the progress of all swimmers and at the end of each session a report
is given on their strengths and weakness. Often it takes several sessions to
move from one level to the next.
6. Please do not get near the poolside to
talk with your child or discipline him/her during the lesson. Let the
instructor handle any situation that may occur during the lesson.
observe pool rules and regulations. If you know and follow the rules, things
will go smoother for everyone.
8. All spectator observation must be done
behind the blue railing inside the pool area as you enter.
Swim Lesson Refund Policy
The swim lesson refund policy
is as follow: Any person(s) registered in a class above his or her level may not
receive a refund, should the proper class level be full. All other refunds must
be submitted no later than the completion of the first day of class. There are
no exceptions to this policy.
The Natatorium is available for private
rental. Birthday celebrations, family reunions, company picnics, and school
graduations are only a few of the special occasions that can be commemorated at
the Natatorium. You may rent the pool for use by family and friends. In addition
to the fifty-meter indoor swimming pool, your rental fee includes, certified
lifeguards, a fully enclosed sun deck, volleyball and tetherball courts, the use
of the dressing room and shower areas, and the Natatorium staff to assist in
your activity clean up.
A two (2) hour minimum rental is necessary, depending on the number of
participants in your group; rentals can be as inexpensive as $70.00. Contact the
Natatorium staff at (310) 886-0414 for more information on our facility's
The Lynwood Marlins Swim Club has a rich
tradition of providing competitive swim opportunities for children between the
ages of 7 years to 18 years. Registered with the United States Swimming Association
(The National governing body of USA Swimming) the club operates under a
cooperative agreement between the City of Lynwood Recreation and Community
Services Department and a dedicated group of parents. Competitions allow
swimmers to compete at his/her level of experience. The team is divided into
Junior and Senior level practice periods. Practices are scheduled from 5:00
p.m.-7:00 p.m. Group assignment is based on the swimmers' maturity level,
commitment to training, experience and participation in swim meets. Parental
support is essential to the program success. Swimmer tryouts are held every
Monday at 4:30 p.m. A minimum swim level of Advanced Beginner II is recommended.
Stop by and ask about our "Free" two-week trial offer.