Children should learn to swim, especially in Los Angeles, where the ocean is at the doorstep. But the Echo Park Deep Swimming Pool acknowledges it's just as important for adults to get their swim on. The managers have designated “Adults Only” hours weekdays in the very early morning, as well as on weekends during the lunch hour. Kids are banned during those hours, period. A two-hour block on Friday night is set aside as Adult Night, where instead of socializing by a bar you can socialize next to the pool, bringing new meaning to the term “pool shark.” 1419 Colton St., Echo Park. (213) 481-2640, laparks.org/dos/aquatic/facility/echoParkPool.htm.
—Reuben E. Reynoso