Piscine Olympique Couverte de l'Ancien Stand

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Piscine Olympique Couverte de l'Ancien Stand
Address
Rue Saint-Guérin 31
Sion, Valais CH-1950
SWITZERLAND
Telephone
(027) 329 63 00

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
CHF 5.50. [February, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 21m, 8 lanes, 1.8m - 3.5m depth , indoors , 25º - 26°C (77º - 79°F)
Diving
Two 1m diving boards and one 3m diving board.

Location

County/Region
Valais
GPS
46.22738, 7.35005

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Water Polo
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Synchro Swim
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Lifesaving
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Facility Notes

The pool is usually configured with bulkheads or booms to be 25m long, the 50m length is used primarily for competitions.
The pool is open from September to June. It is closed from June to September, when the city's two outdoor pools, the Piscine de Plein Air de la Sitterie and the Piscine Olympique de Plein Air de la Blancherie, are open.

Facility Reviews

The full 50m is available on Saturday mornings between 8 and 10 AM. If you can make it at this time, the pool is a joy: there are no lane ropes but the pool is fairly empty, with crystal clean water. Outside these times, come early morning to train in the 25m training pool, which gets very busy at other times, and has no (or only one or two) lane ropes. There is no lane discipline at all, at any time. You may be well advised at other times to drive 20 minutes down the road to Saillon baths, which, although very expensive - you are paying for bubbly beds and sauna facilities - has a training pool which is always empty.
[March, 2013]