Centre Sportif des Vernets

Centre Sportif des Vernets, Geneva: Address, Phone Number, Centre Sportif des Vernets Reviews: 4/5

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Alex P
Montreal, Canada153 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
This is Geneva’s best indoor swimming pool (and the only one with a large 50m Olympic size pool). Be careful, as this is extremely busy during rush hours (from 07:30 am to 08:30 am / around lunch time from 12:30 to 13:45 and after office hours from 18:00 to 19:30). Make sure to check the schedule before popping up, as they are sometimes closed for competition or regular maintenance.
Written February 12, 2014
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TTownMike
Vancouver, Canada141 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Decided to get a swim workout in while at a conference in Geneva. Took a bit to figure out where to go etc but pool was nice and changing rooms were clean. Only downside was that there weren’t any locks for locker so you had to have your own lock. Lots of people just brought there stuff onto the pool deck.
Written November 8, 2018
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Jacques Boomba
Frankfurt, Germany4 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
First off a positive. The changing cubicles have been renovated (Summer 16), so that the incessant banging, due to the open/close mechanism of the cubicles is now over. Thank God!
Now the negative. Sometimes there are no 'swimming lanes' available to the public, due to the number of lanes reserved for clubs and others. This means that serious, public, swimmers have to try and swim in the discipline free area left over, where no conventions regarding lane swimming are adhered to. This is unfair. there should always be at least one swimming lane open for public use.
It is irritating to see 30, 40, 50 swimmers squashed into one small area, while a whole swimming lane is used by 2 or 3 swimmers.
Written September 21, 2016
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Italybird
Brussels98 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The Centre Sportif des Vernets is a very old friend dating back to the 1960s when I was learning to swim - so it is the pools with which I'm familiar. I think the last time I went there was 1969 or 1970 and until 2 weeks ago I hadn't set foot in the place for around 47 years; but I returned there with my partner and son and we had a marvellous 3 days - the pair returned there for one more day of fun when I was busy elsewhere.

The amazing thing is that the swimming pools have scarcely changed and still look as if they were built last year - the Swiss keep things so well it all looked pretty new, despite over half a century of daily use. The pools were, in my memory, the best I'd ever been to and that was as true 2 weeks ago as it was 47 years ago. There is the vast and very deep Olympic swimming pool with a high diving board - the intermediate pool which is good to laze around in or do lengths in but shallow enough for children to enjoy - and then finally the smaller childrens' pool with a slide and an inner, circular baby pool for mothers wanting to teach babies to swim.

In summer there is definitely one open-air pool - unsure of whether there are more as I didn't check - but that too, I remember from a happy summer long ago. There's a garden area to sunbathe in too (May to September apparently for outdoor things).

For the rest I note and remember that there is the skating rink for winter which is open-air, and then there are obviously other facilities which I didn't check out - including what looked like lots of stationary bicycles in a room which probably extended to a gym. Upstairs there is a bar area for light meals and snacks. The coffee and hot chocolate were exceptionally good.
Written April 26, 2016
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Paulo B
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
Dont forget your lock to use the lockers and if you want to use the free sauna bring an extra small towel with you , sandals are not allowed
Nice 50m pool
Written June 20, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand18,098 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was drawn to the area by the Hans-Wilsdorf Bridge since it looked really interesting. Noticed the pile of snow by the river and when I walked up saw the ice rink. It looked like they were preparing for a game but I didn't have time to watch it. The rink was on one side and there was a sports bar and restaurant on the other. There was also a larger stadium by the car park.
Written April 29, 2019
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