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National Sports Centre
Ranked #16 of 41 things to do in Douglas
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Gatley,Cheshire
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Athletics League Meeting”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Very good facilities all round - nothing to dislike about the place hoping to return here for another Match

Visited May 2013
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT AND AFFORDABLE FACILLITIES”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The NSC is the pride and supplier of sporting and recreational sporting facilities on the Isle of Man. From a welcoming smile on reception to a superb range catering for almost every sport this is a facility certainly for the young and sporty, family and toddlers and young at heart.

A great sporting venue with great staffing.

Visited December 2012
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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good place for swimming”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I have started swimming regularly at the NSC recently, to improve my awful level of fitness a bit.

The changing facilities are clean and tidy, and all the lockers I have tried so far actually work, which is something I haven't always found at other pools in the past.

The shower area could do with a deep clean, as there are a few areas of discoloured sealant.

The main pool has a movable boom, that divides it into a general leisure swimming area and an area that is marked into lanes for swimming lengths. There are 3 wide lanes, fast medium and slow, in which swimmers swim circuits. This system seems to work well, letting you swim at your own pace without conflicting with other swimmers.

Always seems to be good lifeguard cover.

The water features, flume etc. are in a separate fun pool, and are not used during off peak times. This keeps things very quiet for those who (like me) just want to swim for fitness.

The pool is closing for a month November/January 2012, so the slightly tired looking shower area might be spruced up.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Martin T
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Dubai
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“swimming facilities are of very good standard”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

my wife and son go there for swimming a good venue reasonibaly priced good investment by the manx govt

Visited August 2012
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Thank Kanwar Adnan U
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Preston
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Brill fascilities, clean changing rooms, lots to do and not too busy, cafe also very good, water was warm too

Visited August 2012
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