Where to Swim



There is a type of swimming for everyone: from recreational laps to competitive swimming; from the calm of the public pool to the chaos of the open water. Whether you're an experienced swimmer looking for the most in-depth information on swimming techniques and swim news, or are a novice wanting to improve your stroke, the Web has a site for you.

History of Swimming

The British-born sport of swimming became competitive in the mid-1800s and was part of the first ... read more »

Where to Swim

Whether you're looking to swim competitively or just want some exercise, you'll need to find a suitable pool. The following sites help you find some of the finest and most conveniently located swimming facilities both nationally and internationally.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Plan to send an e-mail or make a phone call to get all the required, most-recent information about where, when, and what it costs to swim close-to-home. Also, keep in mind that none of the sites are comprehensive, so check out a couple to find the most conveniently located pool.
  • Many of the sites below feature information about swim clubs, which are some of the best ways to gain access to a pool, while simultaneously benefiting from camaraderie and training.
  • Web locators use geographical information-zip code, city, state-to find and list local teams and pools. They typically depend on users to update their own entries, which leaves some outdated.

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Swimming Organizations

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Swimming News

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Swimming Technique

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