Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex - National Swimming Pool

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex - National Swimming Pool
Address
Triq Maria Theresa Spinelli, Gzira
Msida GZR 1712
MALTA
Telephone
2203 6333

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
€10.00. [February, 2020]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m, 10 lanes, 2m depth, salt water, outdoors, heated from the end of September to the end of May, 26.5º - 27ºC (79.7º - 80.6ºF).
Pool 2
25m x 25m, 10 lanes, 5m depth, outdoors, heated from the end of September to the end of May, 26.5º - 27ºC (79.7º - 80.6ºF).

Location

GPS
35.903406, 14.487435

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

Pool 2, which used to be the diving pool, is used for lap swimming. All the boards and platforms that had been there before, have been removed.
Pool hours are: Monday to Friday 5:30 AM to 10 PM; Saturday 7 AM to 6 PM; and Sunday 7 AM to 5 PM. [February, 2018]

Facility Reviews

The staff are friendly and I like the choice of 50m and 25m pools. It's sometimes booked for training, so check in .advance.
I swam here twice, late on a Friday morning through noon and early on a Sunday afternoon. (It had been suggested to me by pool staff to skip Saturday as it was likely to be busy.) I swam in the 50m pool both times. I had a lane to myself for my entire swim both times. There were a couple of lanes in the 25m pool that had more than one swimmer because they were having lessons, and one lane in the 50m pool was being shared by training free-divers doing one-breath lengths with massive fins.

The water was pretty clear; there were good lane dividers in both pools and backstroke flags in the 50m pool only. The lines on the bottom of the 50m pool were very faded and there were none on the bottom of the 25m pool. The pools are clean and very nice although I suspect they might be very hot in summer. The facility gets used a lot for diver training, water polo training, and kayak training, as well as for swimming lessons. The pool's website has PDF schedules and these, I was told, are pretty accurate. There is little opportunity for lane swimming before 8 AM or after 4 PM, most days, so be sure to check the schedule.

The facilities seem clean but are run down. There are four change-rooms: Female under13; female over 13; male under 13; and male over 13. In the male over 13 change room some of the showers didn’t work; not all bathrooms work (but are stocked and clean); and there is one, large, communal change room with benches and hooks on the wall and a total of nine half-lockers. A full sized HD padlock may not fit through the hasp. I have a slightly smaller combo lock which worked fine. Most users seem to take their belongings out to the pool with them.

Although the initial impressions aren’t great, the swimming is really nice.
[February, 2020]