Natatorium San Juan

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Natatorium San Juan
Address
San Juan Central Park
San Juan, San Juan 00919
PUERTO RICO
Telephone
(787) 480-6109

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Free. [November, 2014] But before you go to "drop-in", see the Note, below.
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 10 lanes, convertible to 25m, 20 lanes, 0f - 9f adjustable depth , indoor/outdoor , water temperature not reported
Pool 2
25m, at least 5 lane diving well , indoor/outdoor , water temperature not reported
Diving
1m and 3m boards; 3m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms.

Location

Location
In the east side of the San Juan Central Park.
County/Region
San Juan
GPS
18.44181, -66.07759

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
The Escambrón Natatorio Masters Swimmers
Call Alfonso Santiago (Chago) at (787) 643-1592. [Added March, 2013]

Facility Notes

The pools are located in a building under roof, but without walls.
There is a $2.00 flat fee for parking.
NOTE: As of November, 2014, requirements to access the pool are: two passport-sized photographs; a completed waiver and medical information sheet; and taking a "swim test". Swim tests are done only Monday through Thursday between 10 AM and 3 PM. [Obviously the timing is set for the convenience of the bureaucrats in charge, rather than the public that is supposed to be served. Eds.]

Facility Reviews

A first class facility. Open air with a roof. The US Masters LCM nationals were held here in 2010.
Great facility. I swam here three times in early August and never had trouble getting a lane. Seems to be set up long course most of the time, if not all. Even if a team is in the water, they hold some lanes open for lap swimming . Lane lines, backstroke flags, clock, etc. all in place. There's a roof, but the building is open on one side, so it felt like outdoor swimming. $2 for parking, that's it. [September, 2013]
You do need to get an annual pass, which means a medical examination, photos, etc. (They did let me come once by signing a waiver.) They're very friendly people - they even co-opted me into swimming with the Masters group. There were two or three swimmers per lane at 10 AM, but it was empty by noon. The pool is closed on Sundays, but has long hours the rest of the week. [March, 2016]