Swimming in Lausanne
Several references to swimming competitions can be found among Greek and Roman historians, and in Japan, where the first races were organised in 1603. In 1869 the Metropolitan Swimming Association drew up the rules of competition. Swimming formed part of the first modern O.G., for men only, over three distances: 100, 500 and 1,200 metres, swum in the sea. The first world championships were held in 1973.
In Lausanne, this sport can be practised indoors and outdoors. All the information you need to go swimming can be found below.
Outdoor swimming pools
With two pay-to-swim pools and four free pools locally, there are plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Choose a pool on the right for full information (opening times, facilities, prices, etc.).
Mon-Repos – indoor swimming pool
Lausanne only has one indoor pool open to the public, in Mon Repos. It is right in the centre of town and very well served by public transport, making it easily accessible for everyone.
Swimming in the lake Geneva
In Lausanne, it is possible to swim for free in Lake Geneva. Swimming is not supervised, except at Bellerive swimming pool. And a reminder that it is strictly forbidden to swim in the various ports for obvious safety reasons.
Service des sports
Chemin des Grandes-Roches
Case postale 243
1000 Lausanne 18
Phone +41 21 315 14 14
Fax +41 21 315 14 19
tl 1: Stade olympique; 3: Mont-Blanc