Katong swimming complex is an old swimming complex filled with all the essential facilities for recreation and swim training.
It was first to open on the 1st of September 1975 and remain the private property to the Singapore Sports Council. Entry into this pool is prohibited unless it is authorized such as during operation hours of this swimming complex.
There is a competition pool, training and wading pools for family activities and swimming lessons. The pools here are ideal for beginner and intermediate swimming lessons.
The pool entrance is closed with a metal grey gate during non-operational hours and gantries are found before entering the pool. Seating capacity of up to 250 pax and every pool attended by 2 lifeguards at all times.
One of the significant things found in this pool is the water animal design you won’t be able to see in some of the more recent designed swimming pools in Singapore.
Most of the fences and gates are colored in green, yellow, and grey. All these bright colors will definitely brighten your swimming lesson and recreational swimming.
Swimmers and students can now enter the pool by purchasing tickets through the ACTIVE SG application or scan their identification cards at the gantry with the scanner sections.
This system had made it so much more convenient compared to before. Paying with coins during the 1990s was so inconvenient for most of us when it is so heavy and not readily found.
Katong swimming complex is situated conveniently beside some of the older landed properties.
Old HDBs built during the 1980s can also be found opposite the swimming complex within walking distance after crossing the bridge, behind SPC and ESSO petrol stations.
The nearest hawker center for food before and after swimming will be the famous old airport road food center around 3 minutes driving distance away.
Those into fast foods, Macdonalds and KFC are within walking distance after crossing the bridge separated by Geylang River.
If you find it a hassle with all the walking and distances, just opposite the swimming complex in the Goodman Arts Centre, there is a cafe, with the name cafe melba for quick and nice western foods.
Cafe Melba besides being the most convenient dropoff for food, customers driving can park inside the Goodman Arts Centre as well.
There are few parking lots available in the Katong swimming complex, during peak periods such as Saturday and Sunday. Goodman Arts Centre will be a second alternative to provide parking for vehicles.
There is a small soccer field build for all the young kids at Cafe Melba, so if you are looking for somewhere to go for land-based activities, this will be a great place to go after swimming.
Read more: Katong and its history
Not many community clubs are found in this area, the best within walking and cycling distance:
It is imperative to know that all people, regardless of age, ability, and gender is good to pick up and learn swimming.
Swimming is one of the most valuable recreational, educational, and lifesaving skills. In fact, it is one of the only skills that can keep you fit for the whole life saving yourself and others someday.
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|Monday||6.30am to 9.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am to 9.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.00am to 9.30pm|
|Friday||6.30am to 9.30pm|
|Saturday||6.30am to 9.30pm|
|Sunday||6.30am to 9.30pm|
|Katong Shopping Centre||2.3km|
|Old Airport Road Food Centre||1.7km|
|East Coast Park||7.4km|
|Sheng Siong Wet Market||2km|
|Mountbatten MRT (CC 7)||1.7km|
|Geylang East SC|
|Kallang Basin SC|