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Bilbao Kirolak opens the pools to subscribers

Miguel Castillo

April 8, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.

They will be available from next Monday, April 12

Beginning April 12, all subscribers of Bilbao Kirolak They will be able to use the outdoor Olympic pool to practice swimming. He has announced it Bilbao City Hall through its website and social networks. He Artxanda Sports Center will remain open for swimming practice until the next 11 June, date on which it will open for bathers in general.

With this measure, Bilbao Kirolak aims to expand the offer available in the capital of Bizkaia. In addition to the covered swimming pools for the winter season, these outdoor ones are added, to meet the high demand that exists in this sector among the inhabitants of Bilbao.

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Bilbao Kirolak opens the outdoor pools

Opening hours for the Bilbao Kirolak pools

The hours will be from 12:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 09:00 to 13:00 on weekends and holidays. There will be 8 lanes of Olympic distance, each of which can be used by a maximum of 3 people at a time and it will be the SOS staff themselves who will regulate the space.

Swimmers who dare to use the outdoor pools of Bilbao Kirolak will have access to aquatic elements such as neoprene suits, fins, goggles, tubes or similar. Pre-reservations are made on the web or in the terminals set up in the different sports centers. You can only reserve a maximum of one hour per day.

Social inclusion initiatives

Another pilot experience will be added to this initiative that will also take place in the outdoor pool of the Artxanda Sports Center led by Urpeko Txokoa in the months of May and June with activities aimed at season ticket holders, people with intellectual disabilities and children of school age.

This is a novel experience that allows Bilbao Kirolak to advance in two of its commitments: on the one hand, to continue expanding the offer of activities to its subscribers and, on the other, to use sport as a tool for social inclusion.

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