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Swimming is back in Style

pool.jpgFor the first time since the 1930s, Paris is sponsoring an international swimming event. It starts today in the Bois de Boulogne. Originally the event organizers had hoped to stage the event within view of the Eiffel Tower, but the current location’s Olympic pool looks pretty good. The price of admission starting at 18 Euros seems pricey – maybe some will prefer to watch it on television? Could swimming become the preferred sport? No question about it being the best all around exercise without stressing out the knees as much as running. Just one look at this Olympic size swimming pool makes me want to go for a swim.

There are 37 swimming pools in Paris. Some of them of now offering night hours for swimming:

Swimming pool list by arrondissement

Schedule for summer hours/heures estivales

Dates for the French Swimming Open: starting today, August 2- August 5 2007
Laure Manaudou and Alain Bernard will be representing France From: 8h30 à 13h et de 15h à 20h (16h-20h Sunday).

Lagardère Paris Racing, Croix Catelan : Bois de Boulogne, chemin de la Croix Catelan. Métro : Porte Dauphine.

Other posts about Swimming in Paris:

Nude Sunbathing in France

Nature vs. Naturisme

French Bathing Suits

Photo from EDF French Swimming Open