Neuilly Swimming Pool

Bassin ludique exterieurThe summer is almost over, and we are trying to use every available ray of sunshine before the leaves start falling off the trees and the cool weather starts creeping up on us. Last weekend we headed off to the swimming pool and the aim was to go swimming outside and nothing was going to stop us!

Turns out swimming outside in Paris is actually not that difficult. All we had to do is jump on the line 1 metro (the fastest metro in Paris) and jump out in the very chic Parisian suburb of Neuilly. The public pool there has an outdoor area, a sun lawn, a toddler paddling pool and, to everyone’s great excitement: a big waterslide. It is great to go with kids — enough to keep them entertained for a few hours and not too much to bring on a sensory overload. The swimming pool does tend to get a bit crowed so I would recommend going earlier rather than later in the day.

It turned out to be the perfect day; the kids swam their hearts out and the grown-ups got to soak up the sun.

I tell you, I am really dreading the winter!

– Emilie

Centre Aquatique Neuilly sur Seine:
27/31 boulevard d’Inkermann
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Tel.:01 55 62 62 70
Metro Line 1
Station: Les Sablons


Comments (1)

October 20, 2009

I think that most pools in the world are measured in metres, but in the United States pools are almost always measured in feet and yards. In the United Kingdom most pools are in metres, but older pools measured in yards still exist. In the US pools tend to either be 25 yards (SCY-short course yards), 25 metres (SCM-short course metres) or 50 metres (long course). US high schools and the NCAA conduct short course (25 yards) competition. There also exist many swimming pools sizes 33 m long, so that 3 lengths = 100 m. This pool dimension is commonly used to accommodate water polo.

Regards, Carolina

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