Cool Off At These Swimming Pools For As Low As INR 15 An Hour

Anna posted on 26 May

Ten-Second Takeaway

Summer’s right around the corner and it will be time soon to take a plunge in a pool. Whether you swim to stay healthy and fit, or just swim for fun to keep cool, we’ve found some public swimming pools to dive into.

Anna University Swimming Pool

Besides being located on the university campus and away from prying eyes, it’s also nice and quiet if you want to just float around for a bit or try your best swim moves for a few hours. The shallow end is just four feet, while the deep end is 12 feet, so depending on your comfort level you can swim lazily around till you’re ready to paddle out of there. And they also have swimming coaching lessons.

When: Wednesday to Monday

Timings:  6am to 8pm {closed on Tuesday}

Price: INR 150 per hour

Swimming Pools

Opp. To Science & Humanities Block, Anna University, Kotturpuram, Chennai

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New Woodlands Hotel

One of the great things about hotel swimming pools is that it’s open to everyone, for a small fee and you can also sign up for swimming classes. Another great thing about swimming at a hotel is that once you’re done swimming and exercising all your muscles, you get to enjoy a delicious south Indian breakfast and a hot cup of filter coffee. Also you’re guaranteed a regularly cleaned pool along with fresh towels.

When: Monday to Sunday

Timings: 7am to 5.30pm

Price: INR 150 {for adults} and INR 70 {for kids}

Hotels

72-75, Dr Radha Krishnan Salai, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai

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Marina Swimming Pool

That’s right, the swimming pool is located right by the sea which makes it a great spot to enjoy an early morning swim. This is a 100-feet long pool — twice the size of a standard Olympic swimming pool — and was built in 1947 and is maintained by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu. Because of the size of the pool, the shallow and deep ends are easy to navigate depending on your level of comfort. It’s a very popular spot, so get there early to claim your place.

When: Tuesday to Sunday

Timings: 6am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm {closed on Monday}

Price: INR 15 per hour

Swimming Pools

Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Triplicane, Chennai

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V.V. International School of Swimming

Obviously as a school of swimming, they offer mostly coaching services and they have classes throughout the day. But if you’re already a comfortable swimmer and just want to get an hour in before your day, you can do that as well. Just remember that you’ll be sharing the space with others learning how to swim. They even have a branch in Porur if travelling to Nungambakkam might be difficult.

When: Monday to Sunday

Timings: 6am to 8pm

Price: INR 150 per hour

Swimming Pools

1, Gaangaiaman Kovil Street, Opp. Ram Theater, Kodambakkam, Chennai

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SP Swimming Academy

Part of the VV International School of Swimming, the SP Academy pool is completely indoors and as you would expect, they also offer swimming classes to people of all ages. And here’s an interesting titbit: they test their water regularly, to make sure that it’s clean and safe for users, so that’s another thing you don’t have to stress about every single time.

When: Monday to Sunday

Timings: 6am to 9pm

Price: INR 200 per hour

Swimming Pools

3, 68/1, Mount Ponnamalle High Road, Next To Dominos Pizza, Porur, Chennai

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Dolphin Swimming Academy

Another swimming school where along with their daily swimming classes, regular swimmers can also make use of their facilities. And that’s not all, they have two pools that are perfect for adults and kids, with varying lengths and depths so as to get everyone comfortable with swimming.

Where: State Sports Complex, Block 8, Mogappair West

When: 9am to 3pm {closed on Monday}

Price: INR 125 per hour

Swimming Pools

States Sports Complex, Block 8, Mogappair West, Chennai

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