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“Place to be in sunny day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Swimming Stadium

The Swimming Stadium
Ranked #56 of 272 things to do in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Helsinki, Finland
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Place to be in sunny day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An alternative to Hietaniemi and other beaches. Easy to reach and spacious facility both for swimming and hanging out in the sun. Walking distance from tram stops and easily reachable by bicycle. Used to be a potato storage during the WW2.

Visited June 2014
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“Sauna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love it! Going every week between abt 9.May to 21.Sept (2014)
Good Sauna's for t women and men separately and 50m swimming pool together. Also suntanning possibilety. So, must hv swimming suits or bikini's

Visited July 2014
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Oulu, Finland
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“Old-time charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Outdoor swimming pool, originating from year 1940 and was used in Helsinki Olympics on 1952. Spacious, clean locker rooms. There's also a gym downstairs. There are kiosks both outside and inside the area. Jumping platforms and one water slide. This is hugely popular when the weather is warm but I recommend visiting it when during rainy days. Then there are less people and the water feels so warm.

Visited June 2014
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“Adventurous Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Let's start off by saying I might be a little biased on this review. I love watching and following anything to do with swimming history. When visited I didn't even think to bring a suit. I bought one from the front desk for really cheap and headed straight to the pool. I spend hours going off the platforms and diving boards, This was a perfect stop for me indeed.

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Good for training and for winding off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This very traditional part of the 1952 Olympic Games venue is superb for regular swim training. The season is reasonably long (May to September) and the serial flash-in ticket is very convenient without being overpriced. Vault jumping and waterrunning are also well arranged.

Overall, the track etiquette of the swimmers in the 50 metre main pool is good (except for some of the unavoidable blokes who have obviously come to kill off their hangover on a hectic short stint basis).

The steam bullying in the saunas has fortunately passed, by and large, with the arrival of the new generations.

For foreign visitors it may come as a mild surprise that the cleaning personnel in the shower rooms can also be female, so you are warned.

Visited July 2013
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