VICTOR E. BENSTEAD PLUNGE
Facility Booking: (310) 618-5982
Pool: (310) 781-7113
Mail/ Walk In: City of Torrance, City Hall West Annex, 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
Pool Location: 3331 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503.
Pool Hours and Information.
Swim Lessons and Class Registration
The Plunge is a 50 x 20 meter outdoor pool. During the school year the bulkhead (center divider) allows for multiple programs. Pool rental for less than 100 people guarantees one side. It is up to staff and availability for your group to use both sides. Groups larger than 100 people may only rent when both sides of the pool are available. During the summer months, the full pool is guaranteed regardless of group size. There is currently no price difference for half or full pool.
Swim attire is required. No T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, leotards, or street clothes are allowed (rash guards are allowed, but may not be red). Swim caps are optional. Swimmers must provide their own goggles. The Plunge is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All personal items must be kept in lockers. Padlocks are available for rent, or you may provide your own. Heated showers are available in locker rooms.
No food, drinks, strollers, or reading materials are permitted on the deck. There is a picnic area outside the pool that may be used by your group on a first-come, first-serve basis at no additional cost. It is recommended to eat/open gifts before or after your pool rental time.
The plunge is available for rental on Saturday evening and Sunday morning/evening. Please call or e-mail to check hours and dates of availability. There is a 2-hour minimum for all reservations. All set-up and clean-up must be included in rental time. The cost to rent the Plunge is based on the hourly rate for the group type plus the cost of lifeguards. All groups must leave a credit card on file for damages, overage & improperly incurred expenses or pay a $250 refundable deposit (please allow up to 6 weeks for refund). Reservations may be made up to 9 months in advance.
To make a reservation, please submit the following:
Application User Agreement Credit Card Authorization
Alternately, you may mail/ bring in cash/ check payment. All forms and payment must be received in order to hold the date.
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Life Guard Rates
Group size includes everyone that enters the facility, including non-swimmers on the pool deck.
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Insurance is required for all groups. If your organization already has insurance, please additionally insure the City. If you do not have insurance, you may purchase a policy through Facility Booking. Please allow at least 10 business days prior to your event if you are purchasing insurance. The cost is:
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Please call the Facility Booking office for availability. During the summer months, the availability is generally Saturdays from 6:15 to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 5:15 to 10 p.m. Weekdays are not available during the summer.
Filming at The Plunge
The hourly filming rate is $350 per hour with a 4-hour minimum. If you do not need 4 hours, or if a 4-hour time block is not available, you will still need to pay for the full 4 hours ($1,400). The life guard rate is additional, please see above. Insurance is required, but may not be purchased through Facility Booking. Since the Plunge is a public facility, we will never cancel previously scheduled activities for a film permit. No filming may occur during times when a class, program or non-profit rental has a previously scheduled permit.