Attraction 242 Trần Bình Trọng,4,5,Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Lam Son Swimming Pool is special ?
Lam Son Swimming Club is tucked down an alley full of locals and corner cafes in Cho Lon, has an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool (50 metres) that is appropriate for general fitness swimming and freestyle laps without any fuss. The Lam Son facilities surrounding the pool were constructed in 1994 and are fairly old, but the spacious pool area retains a vintage, bygone charm. It opens early at 5am and remains a clean, accessible, and practical swim alternative for those who live nearby and who also want an affordable spot for regular swim workouts. Divided into seven lanes (with one larger one), people swim comfortably throughout the morning and late evening. The outer lanes of the pool separate men and women, so it’s important to be mindful of which lane you choose before you dive in. Separate from the main pool are two smaller pools exposed on a lower level — a small one for children and a 25-metre rectangle for casual swimming, but they are mediocre compared to the crystalline lap pool that resides above.
What to explore at Lam Son Swimming Pool?
Olympic pool is clean and there are at least half a dozen swimming lanes, one of which is for women only. The water in the smaller pools can get murky, especially on weekends when crowds of children play for hours in the water. In general, all the pools at Lam Son are very quiet during the day, and even on weekends it’s relatively peaceful. Come near the end of the morning session or the beginning of the afternoon one, and you should have the place largely to yourself.
How to get to Lam Son Swimming Pool?
The best way to get the pool is by taxi, motorbike or "xe om". It takes 31 mins driving from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 11 mins from Sai Gon Railway Station. Or you can take bus no.54 to get there.
- Great place for family days out
- Good for kid's development
- Heat the beat
- Cooling off swimming on the hot day
- Good pool, good service
242 Trần Bình Trọng,4,5,Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam
Tips for you
Buy a ticket (18,000d at the entrance) and head straight down the path past the Karaoke bar and turn right to get to the change rooms. Head upstairs and hand over your ticket before entering the pool.