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“Old-time charm”

The Swimming Stadium
Ranked #54 of 328 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed 27 June 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.

Thank Eidu
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Reviewed 12 October 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.

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Reviewed 1 August 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.

Thank Isko K
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

There are are outside swimming pools and a lot of fun at summer days. There are always a lot of people but it is good for swimming
if the weather is good.

Thank Eero N
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Good place to have fun in the sun! Always clean and nice athmosphere. Jumping towers to 1-5m. Located some distance from the center, but every local knows this place so you probably will find it anyway

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