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.


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 child.

For men, proper swim attire consists of elastic or draw-string trunks, no pockets, zippers or buttons. No cutoffs or shorts below the knee are allowed. Exposed undergarments are prohibited; i.e., mens boxer shorts below swim trunks.

For women, proper swim attire consists of one or two-piece swimsuit as defined by the Natatorium staff. No body suits are allowed.  City of Lynwood staff reserves the right to determine appropriateness of any swim attire.


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 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)
A 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 is 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, different 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)
Students 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)

Students 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)
Students 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. – 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 per visit


Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 per visit


Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $1.00 per visit.


Registration is taken at the Natatorium Swim Complex, 3770 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Lynwood, CA 90262.

Children’s Instruction
$22.00 per session (Lynwood Resident)
$30.00 per session (Non-Lynwood Resident)

Adult Instruction
$27.00 per session (Lynwood Resident)
$35.00 per session (Non-Lynwood Resident)


Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.&3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (Rental Available)
Cost:  Adults $3.00 per visit     Children $1.00 per visit

A note to swim lesson parents
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.
2. 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.
7. Please 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.


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 availability.


Natatorium – Rozie Carrillo, Recreation Superintendent II

Telephone (310) 886-0414