Ying Dong or Ying Tung Natatorium | 英东游泳馆

Beijing, Beijing Province, CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF)

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Ying Dong or Ying Tung Natatorium | 英东游泳馆
Address
1 Anding Road , Andingmen Wai, Chaoyang District
Beijing, Beijing Province 100029
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF)
Telephone
(010) 8437 5858 or 6491-2233 or 6491-0468 or 6526-3320 or 6495-5889 or 6495-5890 (every website seems to give the facility a different telephone number)

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
RMB 50. (Also see "Notes", below.) [May, 2014]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 10 lanes, 3m depth , indoors , (26°C) 78°F
Pool 2
25m x 12.5m, shallow , indoors , 26º - 28°C (78º - 82°F)
Pool 3
25m x 25m, 5.5m depth , indoors , 26º - 28°C (78º - 82°F)
Diving
Two 1m and two 3m boards; 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, and 10m platforms.

Location

Location
Near the Asian Games Village, quite a bit north of the center of the city, with the taxi fare around CNY 30 each way from Tiananmen. Tell the taxi driver “ao ti” (Olympic Sports) and he will know approximately where it is.
County/Region
Beijing Province
GPS
39.986188,116.402029

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

A medical check is required to use the pool and a deep swim card is required for the 50m pool. The onsite medical check is cursory and costs RMB 10. To get the swim card (including photo) is another RMB 20; if you bring your own 20mm x 30mm photo, it may speed things up. The swim test for the card, valid throughout Beijing, is a nonstop swim of between 100m and 400m, depending on who's giving it. The formalities can be completed quickly enough to allow a swim during the same visit. [Costs as of September, 2013]

Facility Reviews

A big pool… well used… LOTS of breaststrokers, not always aware of the concept of circle swimming. Worth a visit if only for the cultural experience.
Dank, dark, very old. Not the new Olympic one. The main pool is nice - no backstroke flags or time clocks, but huge and devoted to laps. Be prepared for crowded conditions unless you go in the morning or late night.
Best pool in Beijing. Huge, not crowded, lanes very wide. Substantially warmer than all other pools, metallic taste.