Belmont Pool Deemed Temporarily Unsafe; Engineers Close Space for Inspection

A crown of the 1968 Olympic swimming trials and host to countless competitions, the Belmont Plaza Pool will be temporarily closed due to a recent analysis that discovers the structure itself is seismically unsafe.

The analysis came as part of a revitalization plan for the complex. Expecting to last three weeks while City engineers review the analysis and inspect the pool, the closure will only affect the indoor pool. If the structure is deemed entirely unsafe, the pool will remain closed.

The outdoor pools, locker rooms, and La Palapa Del-Mar will remain open.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.