Swimming Pools at Medellin Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

Olympic size lap pool in Medellin Colombia at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

My Olympic size lap pool in Medellin at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

 

The best swimming pool in Medellin is at the Atanasio Girardo Sports Complex in the Laurels neighborhood.

I will go for a swim this afternoon for about an hour and I’ll be dreaming of Medellin.  It will be an indoor pool as I am too chicken to brave the cold and swim in Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Metropolitan Park here in Austin.

Today I will swim and daydream of Medellin and the beautiful outdoor pools of the Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex.

Swimming pools at Atanasio Girardo Sports Complex

This time last year I was preparing for my trip to Colombia.  Recently I began reminiscing about the swimming pools I was able to enjoy at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex in Medellin, Colombia.  I was staying at a hostel just a few blocks away in the barrio La Floresta.

I swam in the beautiful diving pool a couple of times.   The deep water is warm and welcoming but the length of the pool is not ideal for swimming laps.  When I asked the attendant if I could swim in the Olympic size pool she said yes.  It was a very cold but very enjoyable swim.  I think the cold temperature made me swim just that much faster.

There are 8 outdoor swimming pools at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex. There isn’t a website so you will need to visit Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex and check the lap swim schedule. When I visited the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Medellin average temperatures

Medellin is known as the City of Eternal Spring due to the year round warm temperatures in Medellin. The average daytime high of around 80 F (27 Celsius) and nighttime lows around 63 F (17 Celsius) make for enjoyable outdoor activities in Medellin, including swimming.

There are several outdoor swimming pools at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex in Medellin. The sports complex is huge. The architecture alone is worthy of a visit. In 2011 the stadium underwent a remodel for the U-20 World Cup event held in Colombia.

Getting to Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

Address

Cra. 74 #48010, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Metro Station

Estadio

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Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. Read all about Susan » You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter or Instagram

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