Orgsintez Swimming Pool

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This is the oldest swimming pool in Kazan. It has three basins, the largest one with eight lanes being 50 metres (164 feet) long. The water is prepared according to GOST (regional standards organization) standards here, which means that it is potable-grade. The options include individual single visits as well as group lessons, e.g. for toddlers aged 3 to 5 with mummies. Orgsintez hosts water polo and synchronous swimming competitions. It is the home base of Sintez water polo team. Other facilities include a gym and a play room, which brings together athletic gymnasts, lovers of aerobics, shaping, Pilates and yoga.

You need a health certificate from your general practitioner to visit the pool. Visitors unable to swim 25 metres (82 feet) in any style are not allowed in the large basin.