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Updated April 14, 2020.
Adult Admission Price & Policy
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Getting from the locker room to the pool: The building is somewhat labyrinthine and all of the direction signs are in Slovenian, so ask for directions to the Olympic Pool. This won't present a problem because just about everyone you will meet can speak functional English or German or both.
At the pool: Finding an Olympic-sized pool in a town with a population of 88,000 is rare, to say the least! Once you have found your way through the process outlined above you will enjoy yourself in what is a great facility. On my visit the shallow end was being used for instruction so it was necessary to lap swim across the 25 metre width at the deep end. Although lane ropes had not been placed there were sufficiently few swimmers (all well disciplined) to allow everyone to have a marked cross lane to themselves.
Leaving the pool: You will need the credit card sized piece of plastic to operate the turnstile to leave the complex. This will confirm that you have not overstayed the 1 hour 30 minutes for which you have paid.