5 great swimming pools in Singapore anyone can try

5 great swimming pools in Singapore anyone can try

by Christopher Parwani 02 Feb 2020

I think I speak for everyone when I say this: stuff the weather these days! One of the downsides of living in the tropics is that one has to endure the more than occasional heat wave. While it may be tempting to stay indoors with the air-conditioner at full blast, a far better option would be to soak in a nearby body of water. Here are 5 public pools in Singapore that you can easily cool off in!

 

1. Sengkang Swimming Complex*

One of the larger swimming complexes in Singapore, Sengkang Swimming Complex offers eight slides for you and your kids to enjoy. In addition to the ordinary outdoor pools, there is a sheltered pool for you to swim about without worrying about getting sunburns.

 

Address: 57 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 544964

 

Operating Hours:

Tuesdays to Sundays, 8.00 am to 9.30 pm (closed on Mondays, except public holidays)

 

2. Bedok Swimming Complex

If you looking for just an ordinary good old-fashioned swim with no one to bother you, Bedok Swimming Complex might be just your kind of pool. Consisting of just one single competition pool alongside a learners’, wading and teaching pool, the complex is a peaceful environment to get your morning cardio done without any interruption or distractions. Although the complex has no slides, it is also an excellent place for your kids who may be just starting out and wish to learn the basics.

 

Address:

901 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467355

(Nearest MRT: Bedok)

 

Operating Hours:

Thu: 2.30pm – 9.30pm Tue, Sat, PH: 8.00am – 9.30pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun: 6.30am to 9.30pm (Morning Swim @ Competition Pool)

 

3. Pasir Ris Swimming Complex*

Consisting of pool slides and water fountains, Pasir Ris Swimming Complex could be the kind of park you would want to bring your kids if they are confident after swimming long enough in the basic pools in Bedok.

 

Address:

120 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519640

(Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris)

 

Operating Hours:

Daily 8.30am - 9.30pm (closed on Wednesdays except public holidays) Morning Swim: Competition Pool opens 6.30am on Fridays

 

4. Bishan Swimming Complex

Located in the central of Singapore, Bishan Swimming Complex is somewhat similar to the one in Bedok. Offering just three pools to swim in, it’s a calm and pleasant complex to either just float around or rigorously burst through 50 laps to get some high intensity work done. Located nearby Bishan GymmBoxx and Bishan Active Gym, it’s also the perfect place to relax in after being done with your strength training.

 

Address:

1 Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579778

(Nearest MRT: Bishan)

 

Operating Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri - Sun, & PH: 8.00am - 9.30pm, Thurs: 2.30pm - 9.30pm Morning Swim: Competition Pool open 6.30am every day except Thursday)

 

5. Jurong East Swimming Complex*

More commonly known as Wild Wild Wet’s alternative, the park consists of a Competition Pool for those aiming to get a good workout through some laps. For those who would want a small taste of how the current is like in the ocean, a huge Wave Pool that is highly recommended that you prepare yourself with a lifebuoy as the currents are sure to take you aback. It also has a Lazy River for those who would prefer to just float and chill while the waves take you around the park. Aside from the Jacuzzis and Kiddy pools, its main attraction – three Water Slides intertwined together – is sure to lure you with its promise of excitement.

 

Address:

21 Jurong East Street 31, Singapore 609517

(Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden)

 

Operating Hours: 
Mon: Pool Closed, Tue – Sun, PH: 8.00am – 9.30pm

Morning Swim: Competition Pool opens 6.30am - 8am on Wed & Sat

 

The following are the rates for the complexes mentioned above (Source: MyActiveSG)

 

All Conventional Swimming Complexes

Category

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident

Standard Rate

Weekdays exclude public holidays

Weekends include public holidays

Weekdays exclude public holidays

Weekends include public holidays

Adult

$1.00

$1.30

$1.30

$1.70

Child/Senior Citizen

$0.50

$0.60

Other Concession

$0.80

$1.10

$0.80

$1.10

 

*All Special Features Swimming Complexes

Category

Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident

Standard Rate

Weekdays exclude public holidays

Weekends include public holidays

Weekdays exclude public holidays

Weekends include public holidays

Adult

$1.50

$2.00

$2.00

$2.60

Child/Senior Citizen

$0.80

$1.00

 

Don’t fall victim to the perils of balmy weather – grab your sunscreen and head down to one of these pools for a well-deserved dip and let the cooling waters do what they do best!