Albany High Pool, aka Albany Aquatic Center, Albany, CA

Albany High School Pool, aka Albany Aquatic Center
1311 Portland Ave Albany, CA 94706

CURRENT POOL HOURS:

http://activenet21.active.com/ahsaquaticcenter/
(510) 559-6640

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

BART accessible? About a half mile from El Cerrito BART.

COST:

There is a confusing registration process for different events, but the drop in rate for the Making Waves swim on Sundays is $6.

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR POOL:

Two pools, indoor and outdoor

CHLORINE OR SALINE WATER:

Chlorine

TEMPERATURE OF WATER:

indoor is quite warm

DEPTH OR DEPTH RANGE OF WATER:

indoor is 3 to 7.5 feet

LIFEGUARD ON DUTY?

Yes

CAN THIS POOL BE RENTED PRIVATELY?

yes — by a well-organized event that becomes part of their seasonal schedule. not sure about more casual rental.

PARKING:

There is street parking, usually within a half block, and there are one or two disabled spots.

MOBILITY ACCESS TO THE POOL AREA:

Distance between parking and pool entrance? up to half a block?
Are stairs required to get into the building? no
Are there ramps to get into the building? not needed
Distance between shower/changing areas and pool? very short distance to the indoor pool, a bit longer to the outdoor pool
Are there stairs required to get from the changing area to the pool? no

ACCESSIBILITY OF POOL:

stairs/ladders/lift? shallow, wide, sturdy stairs with railings and a lift rated to 400 lbs. (indoor pool), not sure about outdoor pool

ACCESSIBILITY OF INDOOR POOL AREA:

seating nearby? yes
what type? bleachers
is seating fat-friendly? yes
non-smoking? yes

CHANGING ROOM PRIVACY:

private changing areas? not in the official changing area, but there is a gender-neutral bathroom
semi-private changing areas? no
one big group changing area? yes

CHANGING ROOM FAT-FRIENDLINESS:

seating available? yes
what type of seating? benches affixed to wall
is seating movable? no
seating width/depth/sturdiness? wide enough, deep enough, seemed fairly sturdy

GENDER-NEUTRAL FRIENDLINESS:

gender-neutral changing areas? There is a gender neutral bathroom that could be used to change.
gender-neutral showers? no
can M/F changing areas be avoided? yes, you can get to the pools independently of the changing rooms to get to the pool
gender-neutral toilet available? yes

SHOWERS:

single stalls? Yes, a couple, which are quite big with curtains
group showers? Yes
shower seats available? Yes, in one of the the single stall showers

TOILETS:

disabled stalls available? Yes
is it well marked? No, but it’s obvious due to size

CLOTHING RULES:

swim caps needed? no
t-shirts allowed? don’t know

AMENABILITY TO DIFFERENT STYLES OF SWIMMING:

water walking allowed? yes
recreational swimming? yes
lap swimming? yes
are weights available/allowed? yes
are noodles available/allowed? yes
are toys available/allowed? don’t know
other available devices: waist belts, kickboards, knee floats

RELATED AMENITIES?

none

WHO CREATED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REVIEW?

Max Airborne

OTHER COMMENTS:

Not sure about the rules during open periods at this pool. Have only been to the Making Waves event.

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3 responses to “Albany High Pool, aka Albany Aquatic Center, Albany, CA

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  3. Are children allowed?

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