Stade Nautique Henri Deschamps

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Stade Nautique Henri Deschamps
[Indoor pool to close for renovations 28 May 2021; outdoor pool to close for renovations 6 September 2021; both reopening mid-2023]
Avenue de Thouars
Talence, Gironde 33400
05 56 80 77 33

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Residents €3.00; non-residents €5.00. [May, 2021]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 12.5m, 5 lanes, 1.8m depth, indoors, 28ºC (82ºF).


44.790801, -0.592301

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

Indoors, there is also a small, shallow, 30ºC, learning pool.
There is also a 50m x 20m, 8 lane, outdoor, seasonally heated, 28ºC, 1.45m - 2m depth, pool open from April through October, a 3m depth diving pool, and a children's play pool.
As part of the renovation project underway between 2021 and 2023, the outdoor, 50-meter tank will be converted to a bassin nordique, i.e., heated and open year-round.

Facility Reviews

An excellent facility with plenty of free parking and easily accessible from the Bordeaux ring road (Rocade) exit 17 or 16. Indoors there are segregated male and female changing areas –personal effects are left in a small basket in a supervised area and you are given a wristband in exchange. Obligatory shower and foot bath. Swimming equipment such as fins, kickboards, tow buoys and paddles are available for free loan against your wristband. Pace lanes are in operation and swimmers observe clockwise / anticlockwise swim patterns, though there are no boards advising which direction to swim in, so watch before you get in! There’s a clock at the shallow (north) end with 15 second markers but none at the other end. The pool is not open early in the morning or late in the evening but it’s an excellent facility in my opinion. No baggy shorts are allowed (drag shorts unknown); briefs or jammers only. Swim caps are not obligatory.
[July, 2013]