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Ocean Fitness or Ardilaun for swimming?

  • 14-09-2021 9:27am
    Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ milout

    Any recommendations between the two? Ideally the warmer the pool the better.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard

    Depends if you're looking for a warm leisurely soak or for exercise.

    Ardilaun is an 18 metre pool, aimed mostly for hotel residents or leisure use.

    Ocean fitness is a proper 25m pool with lanes for doing lengths.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko

    Ardilaun is nice but smaller and not really suited for swimming for exercise. I used to going lapping there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ buzz11

    I was in the Ardilaun quite a few times in 2019/20 and never found the changing rooms clean, e.g. floors weren't swept and showers in poor condition with stained shower curtains. I'd say the owners have never used the facility as a customer

  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ Psychlops

    Kingfisher NUI...25M Heated.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ milout

    Thanks all for the feedback, I think that's helped swing it against the Ardilaun.

    May try one of the trial sessions at Kingfisher before committing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭ bazwraf

    Ocean Fitness has the best pool that I have ever swam in, and I've swam in a lot of Leisure Centers in Ireland

    If the location suits, and you can afford it, I dont think there are any other Leisure Centers in Galway that come close to competing with it