***NOTICE - The bulkhead is expected to undergo repairs from Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25. It will be lifted by crane and placed in the parking lot behind the Plunge, in the loading area. On Monday, October 21 and Friday, October 25, morning lap swim will be CLOSED from 6:30am - 8:00am while the crane is onsite. Thank you.
VICTOR E. BENSTEAD PLUNGE
3331 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
The Benstead Plunge is a heated Olympic sized 50 x 20 meter outdoor pool open year round. During the summer, the bulkhead is removed from the water for long course swimming. During the school year, the bulkhead divides the pool into two courses; a 25 yard and a 26 meter course. Take advantage of this great facility by making swimming at the Plunge a daily part of your life! Locker rooms have heated showers and there are locks available to rent or you can bring your own. The pool is heated year-round to about 80° to 81°. Please note: natural, even extreme, weather temperatures can affect the pool temperature.
Youth and Adult Swim Lessons offered year round!
Fall Registration for Torrance residents begins on Tuesday, August 6. Non-resident Registration begins on Wednesday, August 13.
School Year Hours (September 4, 2019 - June 12, 2020)
*The schedule is subject to change with minimal notice, please check with staff for updates.
Pool Closed: 11/28, 11/29, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1, 2/17, 5/16, 5/25
Lap Swim (Ages 15 and up)
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pool Admissions (patrons ages 15 to 18 must show I.D. no exceptions)
Youth (17 and under) $ 2.00
Adult (18 and over) $ 3.00
Senior Citizens (50 and over) $ 2.00
Adult Ticket Books (11 admissions) $ 30.00
Youth Ticket Books (11 admissions) $ 20.00
Senior Ticket Books (11 admissions) $ 20.00
Cash and check accepted only.
Please assist us by completing this Program Survey.
Private groups may rent the pool when it is not in use. For information on available dates and
times please call the Facility Booking Office at (310) 618-5982.