History

Since 1968 the Belmont Plaza Pool has served the competitive aquatics and recreational swim communities. Because of safety concerns this Long Beach icon will soon be demolished and replaced with a superior state of the art facility. This pool had served over 200,000 visitors annually.

The site is also intended to provide historical information about the rich history and legacy of the original facility that highlights the significance of this icon to the Long Beach community and to the world of aquatics competition.

The City of Long Beach wishes to collect and share your memories. We are reaching out to you for photos, video clips, documents and personal memoirs about:

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  • Community events
  • Community use
  • Original building design and construction
  • City of Long Beach events
  • Beach life before and after construction
  • Competition events
  • Records
  • Distinguished athletes

Please forward copies of all information to:

Dino D’Emilia
AndersonPenna Partners, Inc.
1225 W. 190th Street
Suite 255
Gardena, CA 90248
ddemilia@andpen.com

Please do not send originals; the City will not be returning submitted documentation.


Photo Gallery
Click on the yellow bar to see photos of the Belmont Plaza Pool, which hosted 1968 Olympic Trails. The facility was demolished in 2014 to make way for the new facility currently being designed.