The Best Public Swimming Pools in Hong Kong

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With the cool sniff of autumn in the air the municipal lanes of Hong Kong’s swimming pools are once again becoming inviting environments for exercise. But even on a tranquil morning just after sunrise, one can sense the ubiquitous heavy hand of regulation in these aquatic playgrounds.

It is no secret that the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has strict rules on how to swim in public pools. Whether it is a ban on wearing flippers or not spitting or smoking, the rules are clearly meant to ensure safety and security for everyone. However, are these rules helping or hindering the wellbeing of Hong Kong swimmers?

Whether you are looking to go for a swim with the family or a solo dip, Hong Kong has plenty of amazing public swimming pools that will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized. From the awe-inspiring pool at Rosewood Hong Kong to the mega water play area at Tseung Kwan O, here are some of the best public swimming pools in Hong Kong.

If you are on the hunt for a great swimming pool that is both affordable and centrally located, look no further than the YMCA Bridges Street Centre. This recreation and sports centre is located inside a historic building and features a main pool, a teaching pool, and one especially designed for toddlers.

The pool is also home to a range of sporting events throughout the year, from basketball to football to rugby and volleyball. The facilities are well-maintained, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Moreover, the pool is a good place to sign up for swimming lessons for kids.

With a main pool, a teaching pool, an outdoor leisure pool and a separate pool for toddlers, the Tsing Yi Swimming Pool is a great option for families. Besides, it offers large water slides for teenagers and kids. The pool is also a popular spot for children’s birthday parties.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing swim in the 25-meter Asaya Pool, which offers stunning views of Kowloon Peak and Hong Kong Harbour. Guests can also lounge by the poolside and treat themselves to refreshing drinks from the Asaya Bar. This hotel pool is only accessible for guests of the 5-star hotel, so book a stay at Rosewood Hong Kong on Klook to experience this gorgeous oasis in the sky.

A monthly public swimming pool ticket in Hong Kong costs HK$150 (half price for students, children under 3, and persons aged 60 and above). The name of the holder, date of issue and issuing venue will be printed on each ticket. The ticket is valid for six months from the date of purchase.

If you are not a resident of Hong Kong, you will need to present your passport or a valid identity document at the entrance to show that you can enter the facility. You will also need to pay the pool admission fees. In addition, you will need to buy a refundable deposit of HK$5 to secure your locker.