SEA WATER OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL

The Deauville swimming-pool has many virtues: sea water pumped offshore and heated to 28° C all year long, a 50m long Olympic basin and a unique architecture signed by Roger Taillibert, a high-level sport equipment architect at the international level. From the outside, it seems a shell. Inside, a large vaulted roof catches the sun. Completely renovated in 2006, the swimming pool is ISO 9001 certified for the client satisfaction as many other municipal equipments of the seafront. Air dehumidification, solarium, changing rooms, water treatment, acoustic systems, coloured paint, and furniture: everything is nice and new.

La piscine vue extérieureLa piscine dessinée par Roger Taillibert ©Sandrine Boyer Engel
Bassin intérieur d'eau de mer©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Cours d'acquagym ©Sandrine Boyer Engel

SWIMMING CLASSES
Eight lifeguards run the premises all year round, providing swimming lessons in the Olympic or training pool. Call + 33 (0)2 31 14 02 17 to reserve a lesson! It is also possible to reserve some swimming pool lines for group training.

AQUAGYM
Crazy and funny 45-minutes exercises (the style varies according to teachers and musical taste!). Every day from 12 pm to 12:45 pm and in the evening.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN
For children accompanied by a parent, on Saturday from 4 pm to 4:45 pm.

NEW
Dynamic walking from July 10th. 45-minutes lessons at 9 am or 7 pm. Information: +33 (0)2 31 14 02 17.

ESSENTIAL EVENTS
International triathlon competitions for children (every year in June).

Cours d'acquagym ©Sandrine Boyer Engel

AN ARCHITECTURAL FEAT

Designed by Charles Adda to be included among the seaside facilities in 1924, the Olympic swimming pool was actually built in 1966 under the initiative of Lucien Barrière, succeeding his uncle François André as the owner of the Casino, the Golf, and the Royal and Normandy hotel. The swimming pool was one of the first French projects of architect Roger Taillibert. This project was for him the first of a series of sport equipment creations, including the Parc des princes stadium in Paris (1967 -1972) and the Olympic complex of Montréal (1972 -1976). It was also his diploma subject at the ENSBA, the distinguished French National School of Fine Art. He designed his works in his own audacious manner, completely different from the Normand style, which was very popular on the Côte Fleurie at the time, and implemented a system consisting of large-scale thin shells, launched at the beginning of the 1960s and becoming his specialty technique. The sea water swimming pool was inaugurated in July 1966. At risk of closure in 1977 due to high running costs, it has been managed by the municipality since 1980. It was completely renovated in 2006.