TO5 SWIMMING POOLS

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Article By XIANEASE

It’s finally happened—the annual Xi’an summer heat wave. If you’re like us and stuck here for the summer, you’re probably ducking in and out of air-conditioned environments to stay cool. Sometimes, that’s still not enough, and nothing is quite as refreshing as going for a swim. Since we’re landlocked, bodies of water are hard to find, but luckily swimming pools aren’t. Here are five good ones perfect for a quick dip.

Thanks to reader Stephen Robinson for the suggestion!

1 PEOPLE’S STADIUM POOL
市体育场游泳馆

We’ll start this list with one of the “OG” pools in Xi’an, so to speak. The swimming pool at the People’s Stadium on Dongwu Road has been around for decades and is both inexpensive and easily accessible.
Single ticket: 30RMB/20RMB(Child)

Address:
Inside of people’s stadium, #26, Dongwu Road
西安市碑林区朱雀门里顺城南巷21号
Phone: (029) 8743 1992

2 WANGZUO INTERNATIONAL POOL
旺座现代城游泳馆

Tucked into the Wangzuo International neighborhood on Tangyan Road, this indoor pool is clean and nice and should be a great find for anyone living nearby who had no idea about it.
Single ticket: 42RMB

Address:
A Block of Wang Zuo Building, #35 Tang Yan Road.
唐延路35号旺座现代城A座(近高新路)
Phone: (029) 8883 0880

3 SHAANXI PROVINCE SWIMMING AND DIVING CENTER
陕西省游泳跳水馆

Though we couldn’t find any diving boards, this aquatic center on Zhangba East Road is still a good place to go for a swim. Be warned, this one can get crowded on hot days.
Single ticket: 44RMB

Address:
Northwest corner of Tang Yan Road and Zhangbadong Road.
唐延路与丈八东路西北角
Phone: (029) 6227 5111

4 INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER
西安外事学院体育运动中心

Just a couple blocks south of the Zhangba North Road metro stop on Line 3, this university sports center is great for a workout and then a nice dip in the pool to cool down.
Single ticket: 50RMB

Address: #18 Yudou Road, west gate of Xi’an international university
鱼斗路18号西安外事学院西门旁
Phone: (029) 8875 1286    (029) 8875 1316

5 SPORTS UNIVERSITY
FITNESS CENTER
西安体育学院游泳馆

Another all-around fitness center, this one is much more centrally located on Youyi Road, just near the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
Single ticket: 63RMB

Address:
South 200 meters of Zhu que da jie bei duan and you yi xi lu
友谊西路与朱雀大街北段十字向南200米路西(小雁塔)
Phone: (029) 8840 9353

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