The city of Long Beach will start reopening its community pools next week for lap swimming and exercise classes, but restrictions will be in place to ensure public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Monday, lap swimming and exercise classes will resume at the Belmont Plaza Pool, 4320 E. Olympic Plaza, and Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pool, 1950 Lemon Ave. Swimming lessons will resume at those pools on July 6.

Lap swimming, exercise classes and swim lessons will resume at the Silverado Park Pool, 1540 W. 32nd St., on July 6.

According to the city, lap swimming and exercise programs at the pools will be offered on a reservation-only basis. Swim lanes will be 25 meters in length to ensure physical distancing, officials said. Showers and restroom facilities will be available, and limited access to some locker room facilities will be available, officials said.

Lap swimming will be restricted to 45-minute sessions, with only one person per lane. Exercise classes will also be limited in size to ensure participants can be properly distanced.

Online reservations can be made beginning Friday at lbparks.org.

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