Beban Park Indoor Swimming Pool

Nanaimo, BC, CANADA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Beban Park Indoor Swimming Pool
Address
2300 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7
CANADA
Telephone
(250) 756-5200

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
CAD 7.00; SC(60) CAD 5.25; SC(80) Free. [June, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
37m with a 25m x 12m, 6 lane section , indoors , 81ºF (27ºC).
Diving
One 1m diving board and one 3m diving board.

Location

Location
From the inner route highway, take the Northfield exit (east) to the light at Bowen Rd. and turn left. The park entrance is on the right about 500 meters after the turn, it is marked by a large, lighted sign.
County/Region
Nanaimo Area
GPS
49.196600, -123.994148

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Synchro Swim
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Facility Notes

There is also a 94° teaching pool, a 15 person 104° hot tub, 2 saunas, and a 2,400 sq. ft.. fitness gym at the facility.

Facility Reviews

I have been going to the Beban Park Pool for about 25 years. Over the years, there were several times when complaints regarding the high noise level were raised. At one time, swimmers even walked out.
It was better for a while but, over the last year, the noise has increased again. So I politely asked the staff to correct it - nothing! Twice I left comments at the front desk and was promised a call-back. Again - nothing happened.
I talked to other swimmers who showed me their earplugs and said "Why do you think we wear these?"

Is this fair to treat the public like this? Who benefits from the WAVE radio program that can't even be understood with the loudness and echo in the pool area?

Can there not be a Compromise? Either have certain times without the blaring noise, at all, or have soft elevator music.
[March, 2014]