Swimming Pools at Medellin Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

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The best swimming pool in Medellin is at the Atanasio Girardo Sports Complex in the Laurels neighborhood. There are several outdoor swimming pools at this sports facility.

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

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

Whenever I go for my hour long swimming workout and meditation I find myself dreaming of Medellin because of my happy experience going for a swim at one of the biggest sports complexes around.

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.

Staying at a hostel just a few blocks away from the sports complex, in the barrio La Floresta, I could walk to the swimming pool.

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 outdoors.

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


Cra. 74 #48010, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Metro Station


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Susan Moore spent 7 months traveling solo around Southeast Asia back in the 90's. Returning to Canada she found a job working on rotation in Siberia Russia. She later moved to Austin Texas where she started a bookkeeping business, allowing her to work remotely. Currently Susan is in year 5 of a solo road trip around the USA and Canada, living a nomadic life, and writing about her experiences with a focus on hiking and cultural encounters. Read all about Susan » You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter or Instagram

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