Jul 21, 2008

Swimmin' hole

On the recommendation of a local friend, I tried out an outdoor swimming pool I'd never heard of before. It was somewhat out of the way in Haidian district, so it was less crowded than say, the pool in Chaoyang park. It's almost free, 10 kuai per person.

It's one big lagoon like pool, with one smaller kiddie pool off to one side. There are also a few lanes roped off for lap swimming, but in July the water temperature is too warm to do anything strenuous, and one of the walls is composed of a series of underwater stainless steel bars, so you can't do flip turns.

Here's a photo I found. It must have been taken first thing in the morning before it starts to get crowded.

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