ACM/YMCA Centro - Republica
Sao Paulo, SP, BRAZIL
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Updated April 14, 2020.
Adult Admission Price & Policy
Go to https://www.gympass.com and select the YMCA at Republica to purchase a ticket. There, create an account, put in a credit card number, and buy the pass, which is then emailed to you. With pass in hand, go to the YMCA with $R60 for a basic medical exam, after which you will get a pass that allows you to swim.
It's a lot of hoops to jump through, but once you know what to do it's pretty quick and can be done in a short period of time. Barring jumping through the bureaucratic hoops for a SESC membership, this is the best option to swim if you're in Sao Paulo for less than a month. There are great pools in SP, they just don't cater to visitors or guests like most of the rest of the world.