These pools are fantastic for summer fun swimming.

Another sensational swimming post from these summer-sizzzlin’ swiming pools, summer still here with us and if you read our last swimming pools post you came across some amazing outdoors beauties that just make you go outside and jump in the water. Swimming is one of the best low-impact exercises in which you’re able to get a high-quality cardiovascular workout while minimizing stress on your joints. Cardiovascular exercise gets your heart rate up, and your lungs get a workout. It’s the type of exercise that burns the most calories and should be carried out for at least 30 minutes several times a week for maximum benefits to your heart, lungs and circulation.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

Sea Point, Cape Town South Africa

Many communities have linked the swimming pool to physical activity and possible benefits to physical health, but more often residents reported mental health benefits of using the facility for socialising. Neighbourhood amenities, like public swimming pools, may promote positive mental health and wellbeing among local residents by providing a safe public place for meeting people.

On this post we’ll start off with a pool that not only saw history change, it also embraced it. Sea Point Swimming Pool Cape Town, South Africa. Sea Point beach adjoins an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool, which had served generations of Capetownians since at least the early fifties. Crucially the water here is always at least 10C warmer than that of the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Should you prefer the seawater, then it’s slightly warmer in the natural tidal rock pools facing on to False Bay, such as those at St James or Kalk Bay.

Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool complex can accommodate up to 1 300 people at a time, consists of an Olympic-sized pool, plus two splash pools for children, and a fully equipped springboard diving pool. Built on the beachfront in Lower Beach Road overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, these filtered seawater pools are part of the scenic Sea Point Pavilion. On any given day in summer you’ll find a colourful mix of locals and tourists soaking up the sun, professional and recreational swimmers ploughing up and down the pool, and people of all ages frolicking in the crystal-clear water.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

Sea Point, Cape Town South Africa

Sea Point its situated in the only sea-side suburb of Cape Town with significant high-rise development and this, along with other factors, has made it a very popular residential area, or for investing in first or second homes and apartments. Before the most recent surge in property values, the suburb used to be regarded as a dangerous area, in part because some apartment blocks had been neglected by absentee landlords. Many foreign and local investors now see it as a place of urban rejuvenation and there are many Dutch, German and British owners. Along the litoral of the Sea Point promenade, the coastline has varied characteristics. Some parts are rocky and difficult of access, while other parts have broad beaches.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

Sea Point Swimming.

New York’s largest and oldest open-air pool is in Astoria Park. its one of the largest and most popular swimming facilities in the country, with a main pool and diving pool that meet Olympic standards, as well as a wading pool. At 330 feet in length. Astoria Pool has always been a favorite in the neighborhood, inviting community involvement in creating pool events. In the early 1940s, a group of boys in the neighborhood who were devoted swimmers got together to perform on Wednesday nights at Astoria Pool. The Aquazanies wore costumes and treated audiences to choreographed swimming acts with music, backdrops, props, and on occasion, even dogs. Their routines were always inventive and never failed to showcase their unique talent as swimmers and divers.
The exemplary design of the pool complex remains largely unchanged. The main pool was planned to hold 3000 people; underwater lighting, considered a “revolutionary development in recreation,” encouraged night swimming. Flanking the pool, bleachers stand atop both the Art Deco bathing pavilion (with facilities for 6200 swimmers) and the water filtration house. The eleven WPA pools built in 1936 were symbolic of a city that cared about its people and remain community treasures today.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

Astoria Park Pool New York.

Perhaps the most exciting events in the history of Astoria Pool were the Olympic Trials for the U.S. Swim and Diving Teams. The pool’s grand opening was July 4, 1936, and it was on this day that the finals of the Olympic swim tryouts began. This remarkable contest returned to Astoria in 1964. The two fountains located on the east end of the pool (which now spray water twenty-five feet in the air) served as Olympic torches which burned throughout the events in 1936 and 1964.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

Astoria Park Pool New York.

Of course there is the impressive artificial paradise, the world’s largest swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile. completed in 2006, and calling it big might be an understatement. Located about 100 kilometers (62 mi) west of Capital city of Santiago, its 1,013 m (3,323 ft) long, covering 8 ha (20 acres), containing some 250 million litres (66 million US gallons) of seawater, with a maximum depth of 35.1 m (115 ft). The water is pumped from the Pacific Ocean, filtered, and treated.

There’s no argument, hotel pools are downright exciting — there’s something slightly tempting about all that glistening water set in a myriad of unfamiliar and seductive surroundings.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

San Alfonso del Mar resort Chile.

These swimming pools are for swimming and that's just what they'll do to you..

San Alfonso del Mar resort Chile.

There’s no argument, hotel pools are downright exciting — there’s something slightly tempting about all that glistening water set in a myriad of unfamiliar and seductive surroundings.

We”d love to hear about your local outdoor swimming pool, the things you most enjoy, what it has to offer, how the community gather around and enjoys it. If you have a story tell us about or leave us a comment below. Have a splash this summer!.

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