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swimming in Puerto Vallarta

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swimming in Puerto Vallarta

I am hoping to find a 50 meter pool somewhere in Puerto Vallarta. Or a safe area in the ocean for distance swimming. My husband and I are triathletes and would love to get some distance swimming while there on vacation. Any advice would be so appreciated!

Bucerias, Mexico
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1. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

There are open water swimmers in Vallarta. Check at the office of the sports complex near the Sheraton for more information. Sorry I can't be of more help than that. When are you coming?

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2. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

There is (was?) an Olympic size pool near Bobadilla (near Pitillal), but I haven't heard anyone mention it in so long I couldn't say if it's still open or not. It's in the sports complex so I assume it's still going, but maybe someone on the ground could confirm that.

But there are definitely open water swimmers in the bay all the time.

Edited: 4:45 pm, November 09, 2012
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3. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

The bay is one big pool to swim as far as you want. I see lots of people doing it in the morning.

"Funman"

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4. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

long ago i used to swim in front of playa de oro

until JAWS came along

for years I have been using LOS TULES olympic size pool for a work out

don´t know their policy now

so i work out in my own ten meter pool

better than nothing

and refreshing

chico

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5. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

Los Tules doesn't have an Olympic size pool- 8 pools of various shapes and sizes but no Olympic size pool.

Must be some other resort.

mexico
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6. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

maybe not Olympic size but it was a big one

for long laps

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7. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

pitillal does have an olympic (outside) size pool. a bus will get you there.

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8. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

Gemelas Beach a few miles south of town is a beautiful beach and has a tranquil roped off area in the water (much longer than 50 meters) that is great for lap swimming.

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9. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

On Facebook, there is an open water swimming (aguas abiertas) group for Puerto Vallarta https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/424966097566415. Even if you don't read much Spanish, you can see that on occasion they schedule a group swim.

To find the pool in Pitillal, you will need to get specific directions as it is not easy to find and Pitillal is big. The office at the sports fields could help you, they should also know the hours and possibly which bus you should take to get there.

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10. Re: swimming in Puerto Vallarta

sue

you have to log in the group swim site

i for one don´t trust facebook login