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Thinking of new waters to explore here in Lagos – literally, new swimming pools to try out?

We are definitely your plug as Lagos offers you a long list of things to do.

Swimming generally is a great wellbeing workout activity that keeps not just the body sharp, but also the mind. It is the best activity to keep fit and burns calories even faster than running or cycling.

Here are our top five swimming pools in Lagos.

Lagos Continental Hotel Pool

The Lagos Intercontinental Hotel - Swimming Pool
Source: The Lagos Continental Hotel

With amazing architecture in play, the swimming pool is located on the 5th floor of the tallest hotel in Africa. The Lagos continental hotel infinity pool comes with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean, Lagos creek and the commercial hub of the city.

The deepest level of the swimming pool is at 4.9ft making it standard for even learners who can also take advantage of the swimming classes offered.

The pool allows both adults and accompanied kids. The poolside bar is second to none and a drink after swimming is never a bad idea.

Strictly open to in house guest and registered gym users, the pool is perfect for recreational purpose and yeah you can have a pool party too.

Lilygate Swimming Pool

Lilygate Hotel - Swimming Pool

Located in a quiet neighbourhood inside the suburb of Lekki, Lilygate hotel offers nothing but luxury and its state of the art swimming pool is just the right place for anyone who wants to relax or explore recreational activities.

Attached to an outdoor lounge and bar, the pool is open to both in house and walk-in guests, with a shallow depth of 3ft and its deepest end at 7ft. In house guests and gym users have 24hrs full access to the pool facility for free while walk-in guests pay N4000 for adults and N3000 for accompanied kids from 10 am till 7 pm.

One feature of note is the availability of board games such as snooker, chess and draft around the poolside for game lovers.

WheatBaker Poolside

The WheatBaker - Swimming Pool
Source: The WheatBaker

Popularly known as the Oasis, the outdoor rectangular suitably deep swimming pool at the Wheatbaker hotel of course ticks all the boxes of simplicity for adults who just want to lounge and have a good recreational swim.

Open only to guests, registered gym and spa members of the hotel, the strict adults’ poolside stands 5.9ft at its deepest and 3ft shallow. Hotel guests have a 24hr access to the pool during their stay while gym members can access the poolside from 6am – 10pm everyday.

The George’s Hotel

The George Hotel - Swimming Pool
Source: The George Hotel

When it comes to swimming pools, looks and aesthetic features matter just like this.  The sparkling blue water swimming pool at the George hotel is beautiful on its own and is strictly available to hotel guests and members of the state of art gym.

Open to both kids and adults, the 24hr poolside is furnished with a well stocked ‘Da Vinci Bar’.

Eko Signature

Eko Hotel - Swimming Pool
Source: Tonero Photo

The 82ft long, 3ft – 5.9ft deep swimming pool at the Eko hotel has an amazing view of the Atlantic ocean and beach with access for both kids and adults.

Open between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm to both hotel guests and walk-in swimmers. Registered gym member and hotel guest can use the pool for free and even throw a birthday party. Walk in swimmers have access at a price of N12,000 during the week and N15,000 during the weekend + a lunch buffet.

Your Spa and Fitness

Sheraton Hotel- Swimming Pool
Source: Four Points Sheraton

Brought to you courtesy Four Points by Sheraton – The continuous flow illusion themed swimming pool is open to both hotel guests for free and walk-in visitors at a cost.

Open throughout the week to both kids and adults – swimming sessions cost between N3000 – N48,000 with a three month validity period for a swim ticket. Gym members are also required to pay to use the swimming facility.

Beside the pool, is the ‘Blue Bar‘ where fresh and fruity cocktails are readily made and yeah the poolside is also a great spot for pool parties, receptions, dinners and stylish fashion events. 

Crawford Swimming World

Crawford Swimming - Swimming Pool
Source: Crawford Swimming

Looking for a place to learn how to swim? Then Crawford swimming school is your best bet.

Open to both kids and adults at Yaba, the pool is are open from 10am to 5pm (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays) and Sundays (12noon – 5pm),
Lekki,  (Saturday and Sundays) from 9am to 4pm, at Ogudu, (Saturday and Sundays) from 9am to 12noon.

Adults pay N40,000 and kids pay N35,000 for a 10 session class spread over a period determined by you.

So, when next you decide on which swimming pool to go relax and keep fit you can reach out to us in the comment section.

About the Author

Ugochukwu is a Content Writer with a keen interest in Social Media and Content Marketing. Ugo, who is a graduate of Metallurgical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology developed a knack for writing and spitting marketing words on paper. He has worked for Brila Media - a sports media firm before moving to the travel industry. His professional interests include- communications, content marketing and business management. In his spare time, he delivers a sports podcast, trades the forex market and reads about history.

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