Being an expat and moving temporarily to Ghent, doesn't mean you have to stop practicing your favourite sports. Do you like swimming, but as you just moved to Ghent, you don't know where to go to do a couple of lanes after or before work? Please find below the Ghent Swimming pools, located close to the furnished apartments in the Advas recidencies in Ghent.
The Strop swimming pool is the nearest one to the apartments located in residency Advas (furnished apartments) and is the best one to go in the mornings. It is a litle bit hidden in the Strop District but with the help of google maps, very easy to find. There is enough parking space foreseen for visitors. The price is €6,50 for non-residents and €2,5 for residents. Always check opening hours, as they can differ during school vacation periods.
This one is located close to the Watersportbaan and the recreation field Blaarmeersen. Therefore it is ideal for people who want to combine a run and swim. It is aslo the favourite for Ghent students, as the university facilities are closeby. The pool has a 25m lane and is located next to a lot of student facilities. Ideal for people who want to combine a swim and run and like drinking a beer afterwards in the swimming pool cafeteria.
3. Van Eyck
Van Eyck swimming pool is located at the other side of the city centre, close to the Zuid. It is usually quite crowded, but worthwile going when going later in the evening. The swimming pool is on most days open until 10h30 PM.
Rooigem is a swimming pool, located at +/-4 km from the Advas residencies. It has 25m lanes and some facilities for children. No parking facilities are foreseen, so sometimes it can be difficult to go there with the car.
5. S+R Rozenbroeken
Last but not least, this swimming pool is the farest away (Sint-Amandsberg) but worth wile if you are sporty and want to use the 50m lane. It has a recreational swimming pool for children and there is a wellness for after your work-out. There are parking facilities foreseen in front of the building.
6. Outdoor exercise at the Blaarmeersen
In the summer months it is definitely worth while to replace the indoor exercise with outdoor swimming in the Blaarmeersen lake. The recreation domain is very crowded when the wheater is nice and it is over 25°C, but worth definitely worth while swimming during the evenings and when a even with less good weather, you will spot determined swimmers in the lake.