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Outdoor Swimming Complex, Kladno

Swimming Activities on 03 July 2011 by Darina (13 comments)

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I thought it will be warm already and look at the weather :-( SO when it gets warmer, this is where to go…

Kladno is a town not far from Prague, approx.: 20 km direction towards the Airport. My boys are comfortably swimming with armbands therefore they do not enjoy the paddling pools anymore and want to swim in big style complexes with springboards and waterslides. We had great fun at Kladno koupaliste (outdoor swimming) as well as Kladno Indoor Aquapark which is right next to it.

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We have been going to Petynka outdoor pool Prague 6 and Zlute Lazne before. Zlute Lazne is not good enough for us anymore, there are just paddling pools and if you an adult needing to cool yourself down, you can either dip yourself in the paddling pool or jump into the Vltava river as many Zlute Lazne do. I am not so brave to swim in the river due to all kinds of bacteria. Unfortunately, I belong to the group of women who just need to sit next to bacteria and it jumps on me.

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Sure it’s a great place for toddlers but not for my demolition squad with testosterone coming out of their ears. Actually they could be a danger to small kids and I personally hate the fact that I cannot get a swim myself, especially in a hot weather. Eventually we ended up going regularly to Petynka in Prague 6 which is very good. Yet we felt we needed a change of scenery so went to discover the outdoor swimming complex in Kladno town.

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The Indoor/Outdoor Swimming complex has 3 swimming pools, a water slide, changing rooms and a sophisticated mini golf course. If I was to rate this place I would give it 3 stars. But then my boys kept on asking to visit it repeatedly so we went again and we spent a second day there when I would rate it higher. You have to take into consideration this place has been built in 1990 and the teeth of time left its marks. Still, I have to say we have had a great time there and so far it is numero UNO for us.

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The boys were very happy at the baby pool with slides and sprinklers. To my liking every pool is being watched over by a lifeguard and there is enough space to find a decent spot on the grass. You should take your own umbrella especially if you are coming for the whole day. Unfortunately they do not rent umbrellas here like at Petynka.

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I have to say I am not a big fan of the food kiosks here. All of them sell sausages, chips and langos - all fried and definitely not healthy. The only thing I could eat there was boiled corn – just make sure they will give it to you warmed up. My cold one was very awkward to eat and I threw half of it away. Ice-cream and snacks are just fine to purchase.

You can rely on all sorts of beverages and Ice-cream yet perhaps you should bring your own sandwiches if you don’t want to be forced to eat typical heavy Czech snacks.

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We were thrilled to find out that anybody can go down the water slide, even small kids as long as they are supervised. The boys loved it because it wasn’t madly fast and it ended up in a 90cm swimming pool which they didn’t need arm bands for anymore.

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I’ve decided to be specific on directions because it is not that obvious to find. If you have a GPS just type in the name of the street called: Sportovcu. If you don’t have one make sure you turn to the left just before Kladno. When you drive towards Kladno and pass a huge factory on your right you will come to a split of the road. Do not go towards the centre (even though there is a sign for AQUAPARK in that direction) – instead, turn left and keep on going on a main road called Vodarenska, continue straight to Jarosl. Kociana street where you turn left towards the towns of Rakovnik and Slany. Keep going on this main road untill you get to the lights with a big PEUGEOT dealership ahead of you. Here you turn left – go straight on until you reach a yellow brick wall which is the main wall of the sport complex. Here you take a turn to the right (the yellow wall will now be on your left).

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To find it you need to know the Czech word for outdoor swimming pool which is Koupaliste. Once you get to Sportovcu street you will see a crossing in front of the huge gate which leads to the stadium and the Aquapark. Behind the Indoor aquapark is the outdoor Koupaliste. This path is closed for cars and to get to the pool you have to walk a good 150m.

I have recently discover that the whole sport complex including the swimming area is covered by Wi-Fi. You just have to register for free on http://www.samk.cz. The web pages are only in Czech so you will have to ask someone to help you. Once you register you will use your ID and password to access the free Wi-Fi connection.

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You can park your car in the parking lot opposite the crossing. I never experienced any problems with parking. Getting there from Prague 5 – Motol took me maximum 20 min.

If you have a chance to drive out to Kladno to take your kids swimming I am sure you will be satisfied and spend the whole day there without any problems. In case it will start raining you can always end up at the indoor Aquapark.

OPEN: 10:00 - 20:00, in case of bad weather it might be closed. If so, you can move to the Indoor Aquapark right next to it

ADDRESS: Sportovců 818, Kladno

DIRECTIONS: Drive towards Kladno passing a huge factory on your right you will come to a split of the road. Do not go towards the centre (it also shows AQUAPARK to go straight) but turn left and keep on going on the main road called Vodarenska, continue straight to the Jarosl. Kociana street where you turn to the left towards Rakovnik and Slany. Keep going on the mai road untill you get to the lights with big PEUGEOT Saloon ahead of you. Here you turn left again – go straight on until you reach a yellow brick wall which is a main wall of the sport complex. Here you take turn to the right along the yellow wall that you will have on your left.

PRICES: Very cheap :-) : Kids up to 3y free of charge. Kids 3-15y: 35 CZK, Adults 65 CZK, all day

FURTHER INFORMATION:  http://www.samk.cz/cz/letni-koupaliste-u-sletiste/  (only in Czech)

  • Jeff on 03 August 2011 @ 07:21 PM

    NOTE:  DO NOT PUT SPORTOVANI IN YOUR GPS as suggested in the directions above.  The Street is actually called Sportovců 818, Kladno, if you put the other street address in you end up way off the beaten path on a small side street nowhere near the pool.  Other than that this pool complex is nice and really worth checking out.

  • Darina on 29 August 2011 @ 10:07 AM

    Was SPORTOVCU there??? Oh My - Looks like Larissa already changed it :-) thanx :-)

  • Larissa on 29 August 2011 @ 01:47 PM

    No Sportovani was never mentioned on your directions Darina - I checked the entry again when this comment came in so not sure why this happened…

  • Jeff on 29 August 2011 @ 02:10 PM

    Excuse me but I beg to differ Larissa.  f you look above in the text above you will see where the directions are (still) given as Sportovni)  Please look above to the text of the report and you will see the error. 

    (NOTE as seen in the body of the text of the report below the picture of the smiling child with water wings on):  I’ve decided to be specific on directions because it is not that obvious to find. If you have a GPS just type in the name of the street called: Sportovni. If you don’t have one make sure you turn to the left just before Kladno.

    This is in error.  Just to help others who are using these directions as we did, and not frustrate them getting to a great venue.  Again. Thanks for your patience with this important edit.

  • Darina on 29 August 2011 @ 02:18 PM

    YES !!!  Found it !!  :-) Sorry, I have checked in the INFO box where the address is correct so I assumed one of us already changed it based on your comment :-)
    Yes, it makes sense now :-) I will change it straigt away and thank you for this :-)

  • Darina on 29 August 2011 @ 02:22 PM

    OK, its is changed in our system - yet again it still apperad as SPortovni. It might be due to cookies. If it would appear to someone as Sportovni street instead of Sportovcu - you need to delete Cookies, cache and history :-)

  • Darina on 29 August 2011 @ 02:23 PM

    ....and Jeff, sorry we made you end up in the middle of nowhere :-/ just a spelling meistake and what it can cause….

  • Jeff on 29 August 2011 @ 02:29 PM

    Hey no problems!  Glad we could discover the error :)  Was a serendipitous kind of day anyway and we enjoyed the pool once we got there and it was a sunny pleasant day! :)  Hope to go back when it gets warm again! Thanks for the GREAT site we appreciate it!  Cheers!

  • Jeff on 29 August 2011 @ 02:34 PM

    The error is really only in the text… I think if you just change the word in that paragraph it will be fine… its still there… I am not sure if I am being clear or not… if you read the paragraph that has the text under the picture of the little boy it states: 

    “I’ve decided to be specific on directions because it is not that obvious to find. If you have a GPS just type in the name of the street called: Sportovni.”

    That was what we followed not the one in the map or the directions box?  Sorry I am not able to communicate it better…  I have looked at it in a couple of browsers and the same sentence stays there…

    I won’t mention it again after this so I won’t be seen as a bother!  I am sure that people reading this will figure it out if they look in the body of the text.

    Best!

    Jeff

  • Darina on 29 August 2011 @ 02:51 PM

    Yes Jeff - this is what I changed and in administration it already shows SPORTOVCU. It might be cookies and cache. Honestly. It happened many times. If it doesnt re-write by tomorrow automatically I will call our webmaster and deal with it. For now - it has been changes.
    YOU DONT BOTHER AT ALL - if only ore readers would be like you :-) after all we are just humans who make mistakes :-) cheers again :-)

  • Larissa on 29 August 2011 @ 04:31 PM

    Yea sorry, when you mentioned directions I thought it was specific to the information box at the end of the article. Sportovni was actually mentioned twice in the article copy, specifically when given as the location for the GPS so a fairly major oversight! Both have now been changed.

  • Sandra on 29 August 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    We plan to go here today, but I just wanted to mention the error in map above! It points to a different street called Sportovni, but it’s not the address of the Aquapark, which is closer to the part of Kladno called “Rozdelov”, and not in Smermov as shown above. Just noticed that - and it saved us getting lost, so thought I’d share.

  • Larissa on 22 October 2012 @ 05:52 PM

    Thanks Sandra, have fixed the map too! :-) Hopefully we will not lead any more families astray out in Kladno!

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