Swimming is easily one of the best ways to stay fit in Guangzhou. The zero-impact, aerobic, full-body exercise does wonders for your health. Thankfully, Guangzhou has a ton of places to do some laps or just take a quick dip if you know where to look, in a wide range of pool sizes and price ranges. Here are four of the most popular swimming pools in Guangzhou.
1) Tianhe Sports Center Swimming PoolView In Map
An international standard swimming center, the Tianhe Sports Center pool has a dedicated 50 meter competition pool, standard training pool and a 21x21 meter diving pool. Depth in the swimming pool is a full 3 meters, enough to facilitate lap swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, and a host of other aquatic activities. Look for attendance to drop significantly during winter months despite the perfectly comfortable water temperature.
Add: Tianhe Sports Center Swimming Pool, inside Sports Center (diagonally across from Citic Plaza), 299 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
地址：广州市天河区天河路299号体育中心内(中信大厦斜对面) , 天河体育中心游泳馆
Tel: 020 8567 8163; 8567 8233
Opening hours: 7:00-9:00, 18:00-21:00
Price: 35 RMB (1 time), 800 RMB (30 times), 2,800 RMB (1 year)
Getting there: take subway line 1 to Tianhe Sports Center (体育中心站) or take subway line 3 or APM line to Tianhe Sports Center South (体育中心南站)
2) Regal Riviera Hotel Indoor Swimming PoolView In Map
The basement level of Regal Riviera Hotel is home to a beautiful circular swimming pool, kept to a comfy 26-28℃. Living up to its four-star hotel standards keep this pool well-maintained, and the high price makes for a peaceful dip in elegant surroundings without too many people getting in the way. The hotel also has a sauna with towels, slippers, and even hairdryers provided.
Add: Regal Riviera Hotel Indoor Swimming Pool, B1 Regal Riviera Hotel, 1 Haojing Jie, Yizhou Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8391 8883-7031
Opening hours: 7:30-21:30
Price: 60 RMB (1 time), 500 RMB (10 times)
Getting there: take subway line 3 to Chigang Pagoda (赤岗塔站) exit B or take bus No. 121a, 121, 204, 262, 旅游2线 to Regal Riviera (珠江帝景苑总站)
3) Shangri-La Hotel Swimming PoolView In Map
The Shangri-La Hotel actually has two pools, one indoor and one outdoor, though indoor pool also provides views of the blue skies through its large glass ceiling. Also check out the adjoining fitness center, sauna, steam room, and bathhouse, with all of the top-notch service you might expect from a five-star hotel.
Add: Shangri-La Hotel Swimming Pool, inside Shangri-La Hotel (near Pazhou Expo Center), 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 8917 8888
Operating hours: 6:00-23:00
Price: free for hotel guests, others 180 RMB (1 time), 12,500 (1 year)
Getting there: take subway line 8 to Pazhou (琶洲站) or take bus No. b7 to Huizhan Dong Lu (会展东路站)
4) Affiliated High School of South China University Swimming Pool View In Map
If you're looking for a more economical swim solution in the Tianhe area, look no further than the pool adjacent to the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University. It may not be the biggest pool in town, but with length of 50 meters and 2 meters at the deepest end, it's more than enough for the average swimmer, and at only 20 RMB per swim, it's certainly light on the wallet. Just remember to bring your own swim cap or you'll end up spending another 10 RMB for one at the door. Enter from the pool entrance to the east of the main school gate, not through the school gate itself.
Add: Affiliated High School of South China University Swimming Pool, 1 Zhongshan Da Dao, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020 3863 0535
Opening hours: 6:30-10:30, 12:00-14:00, 16:30-21:00
Price: 20 RMB (1 time)
Getting there: take subway line 3 to Gangding (岗顶站), or take bus No. b1, b2, b4, b5, b9, b12, b25 to Gangding (岗顶站)
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