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Indoor public swimming pool

Post by Phipplebert » Thu 12 Sep 2013 17:40

Are there any indoor public swimming pools which are open all year round?

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Post by opas » Thu 12 Sep 2013 18:25

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Post by blackduff » Thu 12 Sep 2013 19:17

I think that Canet has one too.

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Post by Sue » Thu 12 Sep 2013 19:41

Argeles has one.
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Post by Phipplebert » Thu 12 Sep 2013 19:44

Agrees has one? Do you have a name or any info on it?

Thanks for the info everyone, how on earth I haven't found or heard of these I don't know but I would like to keep up my sons swimming a bit through the winter, now that we are making progress :)

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Post by Sue » Thu 12 Sep 2013 19:53

The Argeles pool is beside the rugby ground. The schools (rightly) have priority over the public so the hours are a bit hit and miss. The pool at perpignan is very nice and the hours are better for me personally. The details are


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Post by Sue » Thu 12 Sep 2013 19:58

If you live in the commune of Argeles then take a passport photo to the Mairie and you can obtain a free pass for the out of season months.
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Post by Phipplebert » Thu 12 Sep 2013 20:49

Brilliant thank you, that gives us somewhere to aim for in the winter.

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Post by susie » Thu 12 Sep 2013 22:37

They public pool at Argeles is by the rugby field at Gaston Pams. (I wasn't sure it was indoors though) Also has a decent sports centre. However, last time I was there, about a month ago, there was a lot of building work going on in the complex so not sure if the pool is available at the moment.
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Post by Santiago » Fri 13 Sep 2013 08:08

Saint Cyprien also has a good indoor pool open year round. Main pool plus a learning pool for kids.
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Post by blackduff » Fri 13 Sep 2013 09:49

I spoke with a friend, who lives near to the Argeles pool, and he said that it has a sign saying it's 16 months worth of work to refurbish the swimming pool. He said it's about a year's worth of work left, so don't plan on swimming this winter.

He said that the new pool will not be olympic size ~ probably more for the local kids, etc..

Drive by and have a look or ask the people at the Mairie.

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Post by Phipplebert » Fri 13 Sep 2013 10:11

Good to know, I will head to at cyprien or perpignan :)

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Post by Daphne » Fri 13 Sep 2013 14:51

Do they have instructors at St Cyp and Perpignan? We have a pool, although we've now bought a house to downsize without a pool (thank goodness)! Our 3 year old grandson would never go into the pool, he didn't like the sea and last year we resorted to the lake at Villeneuve de la Raho where he would go into the water. This year however, he wouldn't go into the lake either. It worries me as I feel that children should feel confident in water and swim a.s.a.p. He hasn't had any frightening experiences in water and loves to play in the bath so I wish I could find a solution?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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Post by Santiago » Fri 13 Sep 2013 20:12

Here's a good website for lots of info on swimming pools
http://www.guide-piscine.fr/baignade/
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Post by Phipplebert » Fri 13 Sep 2013 20:53

Oh thanks, I have book marked that.

Re the 3 year old who isn't a way fan, have you tried toys? Goggles? Those floating noodles? A floating boat with some water in the bottom? A pool with steps so that he can sit on the first step to start and get his confidence? :)

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Post by Sue » Fri 13 Sep 2013 21:00

Perhaps its the large expanse of water that the 3 year old doesnt like. Why not buy him a paddling pool and start him off in that. We used to take our son and daughter to a local pool in UK when they were small (now 39 and 37) and my daughter would scream like a raving banshee the minute her feet touched the water. She eventually grew out of it but we didnt half get some strange stares.
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Post by tia » Sat 14 Sep 2013 08:17

st cyprien has instructors but think you have to book now for this year.
They also do an activity on sunday morning called aqua baby( I think it's still called that). It's for children from 3 months to 6 years, took my daughter a lot and she loved it. For the older ones it's from 8 years but not sure what day.

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Post by Owens88 » Mon 25 Nov 2013 22:29

Vernet les Bains has pools open all year round.

http://www.guide-piscine.fr/pyrenees-or ... ains-546_P

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