Escape the Heatwave at Chennai’s Top Recreational Swimming Pools to Cool Off

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Summer is the perfect time for a dip in the water. It's relaxing, and you can work out at the same time. If you are looking for somewhere 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, Kotturpuram

Besides being located on the 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: 6 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM 

Price: INR 150 per hour

Rating: 4.1 (Google)

Marina Swimming Pool, Triplicane

This swimming pool is located right by the sea, which makes it a great spot to enjoy an early morning swim. This 100-foot-long pool was built in 1947 and is maintained by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu. Due to 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 (closed on Monday)

Timings: 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Price: INR 50 per hour

Rating: 3.9 (Google)

Shenoy Nagar Swimming Pool, Shenoy Nagar

With changing rooms, washrooms, and three 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 swimming medalists. 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

Rating: 4.2 (Google)

Fire Ball Sports Complex, Mogappair East

With a 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: 11 AM - 10 PM

Price: INR 150 per hour

Rating: 4.2 (Google)

Hari Swimming Pool, Chromepet

This swimming pool may not be much but it is a well kept pool, and even offers coaching. It’s perfect for ladies who don’t just want to swim but learn professionally because of the wonderful female instructor Priya. She teaches various swimming styles and offers exclusive early morning women's swimming classes. The swimming pool is mostly filled with young kids and middle aged women who either want to learn swimming or just want to take a dip. Call +91 94456 78201 for more information.

When: Everyday

Timings: 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Weekdays) 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Sunday)

Price: INR 100 per hour

Rating: 4.8 (Google)

The Edge- Infinity Pool, Guindy

On the rooftop of Park Hyatt that serves breathtaking views of the Guindy National Park is 'The Edge'. This infinity pool is a great place to getaway with your partner and go for a swim. We admit, it is pretty expensive, but it’s a great experience. The pool is perfectly maintained and lifeguards are always on duty. Most of the people who have rented out the pool have mentioned the high price but also admit that it is worth the experience. Day passes are available if you wish to have a luxurious dip in a pool with an excellent view. Call +91 8939871123 to know more.

When: Everyday

Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Price: INR 3,000 per person

Rating: 4.6 (Google)

SDAT Aquatic Complex, Velachery

The swimming complex at Velachery was built in 1995 by the state government. It is an outdoor pool and a fitness centre with an indoor hall for gymnastics as well. The pool has weekly, monthly, and yearly memberships if you want to commit seriously to swim. If not and just want to pop in for a swim when you feel like it thats possible too. The pool is open on all seven days of the week.

When: Everyday except Monday

Timings: 6:00 AM to 1:00PM, 2:00PM to 7:00 PM

Price: INR 100 per hour

Rating: 4.3 (Google)

Sri Krishna, Kolathur

You can access this pul on an hourly or membership basis, and the price is the same for all ages. Let us tell you about their facilities, the pool has two sections, a main pool with a maximum depth of 6 feet and a separate kids' area with a small slide. The area has a few staff always present to ensure safety. The water quality is pretty average and there is plenty of parking space. However, you may struggle a bit initially to find this spot especially on google maps, it is located behind a house. There is no lockers so guest swimmers have to usually worry about their belongings. Apart from that, this swimming is a great choice to take a dip to cool off. Call +91 99628 22410 to know more.

When: Everyday except Monday

Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Price: INR 100 per hour

Rating: 4.0 (Google)


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