For many athletes, and even those who simply use swimming as a way in which to get fit and lose weight, swimming pools are so much more than just functional. The design of the swimming pool can provide inspiration and motivation to train at your best and for extended periods of time. With this in mind, we have put together a quick round-up of some of the most incredible, inspirational pools from around the globe.
Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney, Australia
This amazing venue has been around for over a century and is open to swimmers of all levels all year round. And, it is kid-friendly too! What makes their swimming pool so astounding? You have a jaw-dropping view of the ocean – you can even see the crashing waves below you. It is exercise and an experience all in one!
Sea Point Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa
The 50 m swimming pool at Sea Point Pavilion in Cape Town also boasts gorgeous views – and not only of the Atlantic ocean, but also of the majestic Table Mountain! This is another stunning swimming pool that is open for use all year round.
Kitsilano, Vancouver, Canada
The pool of Kitsilano is impressive for three reasons:
- Firstly, its mammoth size. The pool is an astounding 137 m! Plenty of space to train to your heart’s content.
- Secondly, it is the only salt-water pool in Vancouver.
- Thirdly, it is another swimming pool that promises vistas to remember – this time of the beautiful mountains and skyline around the BC capital – all surrounded by the ocean.
The sad reality is that most of us do not live in an area where the climate allows us to access an outdoor pool all year round. The great news is that here at OpenAire, we specialize in retractable roof systems that make it possible for athletes to train in the pool regardless of the weather outside. For more information, contact us today.