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Cool Off The Week's Exhaustion With This List Of The Best Swimming Pools In Chennai

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Summer or monsoon, no time is a bad time for a dip in the water. Of course, what better way to relax and work out at the same time. If you are looking anywhere to beat the heat in the city, then let us tell you that the city understands your pain and has a bunch of pools you can visit. Check out our list of the best swimming pools in Chennai! 

Anna University Swimming Pool

Besides being located on Anna 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 till you’re ready to paddle out of there. They also have swimming coaching lessons.

When - Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesday)

Timings - 6am to 8pm 

Price - INR 150 per hour

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. At New Woodlands, 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. You’re also guaranteed a regularly cleaned pool along with fresh towels.

When - Monday to Sunday

Timings - 7 am to 5:30 pm

Price - INR 150 (for adults) and INR 70 (for kids)

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 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

V.V. International School Of Swimming

V.V. International School Of Swimming offers mostly coaching services and has 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.

When - Monday to Sunday

Timings - 6am to 8pm

Price - INR 150 per hour

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 tidbit: 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 - 6 am to 9 pm

Price - INR 200 per hour

Dolphin Swimming Academy

Dolphin Swimming Academy is 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.

When: Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)

Timings - 9am to 3pm

Price: INR 125 per hour

Waves Swim Academy

Ladies and kids, Waves Swim Academy has specific classes timing for all. If you aren't a swimming learner, no worries. You get one hour of swim allowance. They even have aided swim lessons as a part of water therapy that you can check out. Not only that, they have a special pool and lessons for differently-abled people as well.

When - Monday to Sunday

Timings - 6 am to 8 pm

Price - INR 150 per hour

YMCA Swimming Pool

While membership is advisable for monthly basis, YMCA Swimming Pool offers lessons for all in their 100 ft long and 50 ft wide pool which comes with a dive region. They have a special pool for beginners as well. The pool overlooking the lawn and flowerbed is a truly satisfying experience.

When - Monday to Sunday

Timings- 6 am to 8 pm

Price - INR 1800 per month (INR 2300 per month for beginners)

Shenoy Nagar Swimming Pool

With changing rooms, washrooms and 3 pools, Shenoy Nagar Swimming Poll is an SDTA run pool. They have a big pool, a small one and a mini one for kids. They even have three trainers who are medalists in swimming. You can take a dip or even sunbathe with your feet in the kiddy pool.

When - Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays)

Timings- 6 am to 8 pm

Price - INR 150 per hour

Fire Ball Sports Complex

With European designed gym, badminton court and swimming pool, Fireball Sports Complex is all for one. With varying depths for kids and adults, they are very prompt in regulating their water standards. So you don't have to worry much about the chlorine affecting your skin or your kids. You can even hit the gym by the poolside for some fitness or take a refreshing dip after those sweaty hours.

When - Monday to Sunday

Timings - 5:30 am to 10:30 pm

Price - INR 250 per hour