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Updated April 14, 2020.
Adult Admission Price & Policy
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(i) Sadly, the facility has oddly restricted public opening hours and, particularly irritatingly, no early morning sessions at all. Check the website before going. What a pity that such a fine pool built by the local authority at immense capital cost shouldn’t be more available to Joe public.
(ii) It’s situated on the edge of the town beyond the boulevard périphérique, but there’s plenty of parking on site. If going there by public transport take the T1 bus from Nîmes Arènes to the Nemausa stop.
(iii) In common with most facilities in France, users are required to wear maillots de bain sportif (e.g., Speedos®) and bonnets de bain (swimming caps). Additionally at this facility, (a) outdoor footwear has to be removed before entering the locker room (this is enforced by the need for patrons to paddle through a footbath directly behind the reception desk) and (b) the poolside protocol is barefoot: claquettes (flip-flops) are forbidden!
(iv) Neither locker nor shower facilities are gender specific. Lockers require a refundable €1 coin deposit. There’s ample space poolside to leave things that you want to keep with you.
(v) A notice board beside the Olympic pool sets out lane allocations by speed/activity. If you want to study this and are presbyopic you will need to take your specs poolside because the lettering on the notice is rather small. However, given that there appear to be relatively few users of the Olympic pool (on my visits there were never to be more than about four people, all well-disciplined, in any lane) you may find it as helpful to observe what’s going on in each lane and make your own choice.