Gigantium

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Gigantium
Address
Willy Brandts Vej 31, Aalborg Øst
Aalborg, Nordjylland County 9220
DENMARK
Telephone
99 82 46 00

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Weekdays before 2 PM: DKK 44; SC DKK 29. Weekdays after 2 PM and all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: DKK 50; SC DKK 39. [February, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 20m, 8 lanes, 1.2m - 1.8m depth, chlorine sanitized, indoors, 28ºC (82ºF).
Diving
One 1m diving boars, one 3m diving board, and a 5m diving platform.

Location

County/Region
Nordjylland County
GPS
57.018109, 9.963068

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Water Polo
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Facility Notes

In addition to the main pool, described above, there is a separate diving pool, a warm water pool, baby pool, an infant pool, a family pool with a water slide, and a sauna. There is an extra charge to use an adjacent fitness center.

Facility Reviews

Gigantium is, as it sounds, simply gigantic. It's a gorgeous eight-lane competition pool, striped, with targets and non-turbulent lane lines (and all of them in!). So much white tile! The website says it’s 1.8m deep at the start end, but I was standing on a ledge and it went deeper than that—whatever, it doesn’t get much better than this. The aquatic complex houses five different pool options, if you want to do more than laps: there’s a warm water/thermal pool, which is quite large, if you want to have family fun there’s a pool with water slide, plus a kiddie pool, and an infant pool, and your obligatory Danish sauna. The Gigantium complex also houses a basketball stadium, a hockey rink, a fitness center, a wellness/spa center. Everything that you would need to survive the endless cold and rain of Danish weather (not to mention four hours of daylight in winter) and not go crazy. The center is a five minute walk from the Scandic Hotel, which is SE of Aalborg proper, but it can’t be more than a five minute cab ride from city center. Great locker rooms, electronic locking lockers provided with entry fee (fees are higher on weekends/holidays). I went at about 8:45 AM on a weekday and had to split a lane for 30 minutes but then had the lane to myself and was able to click off 4200 meters in just about an hour. Lane etiquette seemed very well understood and appreciated. You buy your ticket at the small café just outside the pool entrance. There is a full activity schedule for the pools on the website, and they say that they always have at least four lanes open for laps. This is one of four pools that the Aalborg Svømmeklub uses and, from what I can tell, that is mostly in the afternoon after school. My contact with the team didn’t yield much of a result, but I don’t believe they have a Masters team, just youth/club level.
[May, 2015]