I would like to know if anyone knows of a good place to swim laps near the University/Yi Er Yi Da Jie area. I know of some pools in KM and I'll list the ones I already know about below. If you know of others (especially in the above mentioned area) please list them in a reply to this post. Also, if you know, please specify:
1. Address/landmarks/contact #
Also, is it in a sports complex, hotel etc.
4. Admission cost/discount available to frequent users
6. Ease of swimming laps
Here is what I already know in case it helps anyone with the same question:
1. TuoDong Pool. 99 Dong Feng Dong Lu
*I have not been to this pool
2. Wu Hua Ti Yu Zhong Xin
Located at the intersection of Huan Cheng Xi Lu and Dian Chi Lu
Admission cost unknown, I have not been to this pool
3. A pool located on Xi Chang Lu across from the intersection of An Kang Lu (安康路）: It's located inside a gate just across from the intersection of An Kang Lu near several carpet stores.
Admission: 15 kuai
Locker deposit: 10 kuai
Facilities: Pool with lanes marked on the bottom but no lane dividers. Lots of cross swimming and circular swimming. Pool & locker room reasonably clean *by Chinese standards* Also offer massage/body scrub treatments 10/6 kuai respectively (don't know any more details about that, just saw it on the sign).
4. Jiao Yu Bin Guan (Education Hotel)
Located beside the large bridge structure at the intersection of Yi Er Yi, Xue Fu Rd., Long Quan Rd. etc. (the hotel is on Xue Fu Rd.)
Admission: Around 15 kuai
Facilities: Again, no lane dividers. Some people swim around in circles. The locker room is pretty clean, even by western standards (at least it was last time I was there). The pool is INDOOR and may be advertised as heated; however, the times that I have been, it has been really cold. After some sunny days and warm weather, it might not be AS cold. It's too cold for me if it hasn't been sunny and warm outside though.
5. Hui Du
Located under the elevated highway that goes to Xi Shan (turn right at the end of 2nd Ring Rd. coming from west side/Chun Yuan area). Turn right at the first street light after turning off of 2nd Ring onto the road under the highway (per the directions I was given). In the direction of Ming Bo furniture market.
Admission: 15 kuai
*I have not been to this pool. But it is reportedly very nice with indoor and outdoor heated pools.
***PLEASE LIST OTHER POOLS THAT YOU KNOW OF!!!***