Piscina Municipal da Santa Clara (formerly Piscina Municipal da Ameixoeira)
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Adult Admission Price & Policy
Non-residents: Weekdays before 5 PM: €2.00; SC(65) €1.30. Weekdays after 5 PM and all day weekends and holidays: €2.50; SC €1.70.
All prices shown are per hour. [January, 2019]
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A regular customer, I seldom have to share a lane. There are usually two to three lanes occupied by courses (the schedule can be checked on the pool's official web page (see "website", above, and click on the text HORÁRIOS DAS ATIVIDADES). There is a separate pool for kids. The staff is friendly, though not always quick, and attendance echoes the social diversity of Santa Clara. Most customers seem to come from this freguesia, as well as Lumiar and Telheiras.
In my opinion, Santa Clara is currently one of the best pools in Lisbon, beating most private clubs, as well as public facilities in other European capitals, such as Paris and Brussels.
Its biggest inconvenience is access: it's not easy to get to and from the nearest metro station; it is served by Bus 796, which is infrequent (usually one every 15 minutes, narrowing to seven minutes during rush hour and getting up to 25 minutes waiting time). Also, there is no sidewalk on part of the way from the bus stop to the pool and no marked crosswalk either - a sign of how pedestrian safety is enforced in Lisbon. This is no problem if you are driving.