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It is another hot summer so we thought that a few local outdoor swimming pools will keep you cool over the holidays if you remain in the area. Remember to call ahead to check if these outdoor pools are open when the weather is threatening. If you are a resident of the commune where the pool is located you may be eligible for a special discount.

In order to avoid queues at the ticket counter, most places have set up an instantaneous attendance warning system on their website and/or online ticket sales. We strongly recommend that customers take note of this information before visiting pools.

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Outdoor Swimming Pools in Canton Geneva

La Plage Publique des Eaux-Vives
022 546 76 00
This free beach is twice as big as that of the Bains des Pâquis. This public beach was opened in 2020 and is beautifully located in the heart of Geneva and accessible to all. The swimming site, about 400m, goes right up to the Baby Plage and can accommodate 6,000 to 8,000 people on beautiful summer days! Take advantage of the excellent quality of Lake Geneva's waters following the many efforts made to clean it over recent years.
The beach is not made of sand but rather small pebbles so no need for shovels and pails. Shower stalls and toilets are onsite. A drink stand will be open all summer.

Bains des Paquis
30, quai du Mont-Blanc
1201 Genève
022 732 29 74 main
022 738 16 16 restaurant
Since 2021 this lake beach offers sunbathing platforms, a life guard, warm showers, changing rooms, toilets, and towel rentals. Hammams are open over the summer Fr. 10.- includes towel rental. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Usually open during summer daily 10h-18h30. However the beach is accessible 24h/7. There are 2 sandpits for toddlers and kids as well as 2 wading areas (50cm deep) and 2 cordoned-off areas for swimmers. Price: Fr. 2.-/adult, Fr. 1.-/child. The Restaurant Buvette des Bains is open year-round 7h-23h.

Centre Sportif de Cointrin
35, ch. des Ailes
1216 Cointrin
022 798 72 98
One large pool (25m), one medium pool, and a kids’ pool. Ping-pong table, playground, buvette. Price: Fr. 4.-/adult, Fr. 2.-/age 6-15. During summer open 11h-20h.

Piscine de la Fontenette
53, rte de Veyrier
1227 Carouge
022 307 93 20 pool
022 343 44 10 buvette
Olympic pool, shallow pool, wading pool, enormous 100m long spiral slide into large pool. Diving from 1m and 3m. Ping-pong, tennis, play area, boules, volleyball and basketball. Towel and loungers for rent. Restaurant and shop. Aquagym classes included in entrance fee. Open daily 7h-19h except from 11h on Tuesday. Price: Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/age 6+.

Genève-Plage & Bain Bleu
Port Noir
1223 Cologny
022 736 24 82
website Genève Plage
Bain Bleu
Heated Olympic pool, shallow pool, wading pool, beach with lake swimming. Long, twisty slide into pool. Diving from 1m, 3m, 5m, and 10m into lake. Lots of grassy areas and games. Towel and loungers for rent. Restaurant and shop. Open Monday, Friday, Sunday, holidays 9h-20h30; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7h-20h30. Price: Fr. 7.-/adult, Fr. 3.50/age 6-15.

Bain Bleu Hammam & Spa is open daily from 9h-21h30. Offering over 3,000m2 dedicated to wellness and relaxation, jacuzzis, whirlpools, massage jets, bubble loungers; all overlooking the lake and mountains. Restaurant and lounge on premises. Online tickets only: Fr. 40.-/adults age 16+ only.

Piscine du Lignon
30, rte du Bois-des Frères
1219 Le Lignon
022 306 07 70
022 796 11 13 restaurant
Swimmers’ pool, divers’ pool, wading pool. Big inflatable slide during the summer. Play area, large grassy area, mini-golf, and restaurant. Price: Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/age 6-17. Monday 11h-20h, Tuesday through Sunday as well as 1 August 2022 9h30-20h.

Piscine de Marignac
30, av. Eugène-Lance
1212 Grand-Lancy
022 706 15 11
Wading pool 35cm deep, non-swimmers’ pool 40-135cm deep, divers’ pool 4,60m deep, and Olympic pool 2,3m deep and 50m long. During the summer open Monday 10h30-20h, Tuesday to Sunday 9h30-20h. Price: Fr. 5.-/adult, Fr. 2.-/age 5-18. Before coming to the Marignac pool, it is possible to reserve/purchase your entry online (online purchases are possible at least 3 days before the desired date). 

Piscine de Thonex
8, ch. de Marcelly
1226 Thônex
022 348 72 50
Swimmers’ pool and wading pool. Outdoor pool open during the summer Monday 13h-20h, Tuesday through Sunday 9h-20h. Price: Fr. 5.50/adult, Fr. 3.50/age 5-15.

Piscine de Varem
46, av. Giuseppe-Motta
1202 Genève
022 418 93 00
022 734 26 76 restaurant
Swimmers’ pool and wading pool. Giant chess game and ping-pong. Price: Fr. 7.-/adult, Fr. 3.50/age 0-25. During the summer open daily but tickets may be bought online. Check this page for exact information.

Piscine des Vergers
Centre Sportif de Meyrin
7-9, av. Louis Rendu
1217 Meyrin
022 782 13 00
022 782 16 90 buvette Le TouCan
Wide wading pool, very long slide, a swimmers’ pool (50m), and a shallow pool. Mini-golf and ping-pong available. Summer open daily 10h-20h. Price: Fr. 6.50/adult, Fr. 2.50/age 6-17.

Piscine des Vernets
Centre Sportif des Vernets
4-6, rue Hans-Wilsdorf
1227 Acacias
022 418 40 00
Outdoor diving pool and wading pool with fountain in summer. Price: Fr. 7.-/adult, Fr. 3.50/age 0-25. During the summer open daily but tickets may be bought online. Check this page for exact information.

Piscine de Versoix
Centre Sportif de la Bécassière
201, rte. de l’Etraz
1290 Versoix
022 775 66 70 pool
022 755 20 60 restaurant
Three outdoor pools (swimmers’, shallow, and wading) and a slide. Restaurant serving hot foods open daily, buvette near the pool. Price: Fr. 5.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/age 5+, Fr. 2.-/everyone from 17h30. Note: Tuesday morning shut for cleaning. Summer opening hours: Daily 10h-20h30 except Tuesday 12h-20h30.

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Outdoor Swimming Pools in Vaud

BICI Entertainment SA
Rte de la Plage 122
1897 Le Bouveret, Valais
024 482 00 00
A water amusement park in a heated environment. In the summer there is an outdoor space equipped with a splashy playground and access to the lake beachfront. Price: Fr. 49.-/full day adult, Fr. 39.-/age 7-15, Fr. 19,-/age 3-6. Also 4-hour tickets available too. Summer hours are daily 10h-20h; first and last week of summer holidays 10h30-19h.

Av. du Censuy 36
1020 Renens
021 632 73 52
Outdoor, heated Olympic pool, divers’ pool (1m, 5m, and 10m), wading pool, super free slides (one is 4m wide for families to go down together and another is 100m long). Giant slides starting at a height of 15m (choice of 5 different types, length, and difficulty) cost an extra Fr. 5.-/6 descents (+ Fr. 1.- deposit for ticket). Trampolines for rent, badminton, volleyball, football, and ping-pong. Restaurant on premises. They also boast a 7m climbing wall, waves, river with current, slides. Open in summer daily 9h30-20h. Price, cash only: Fr. 8.-/adult, Fr. 4.-/age 6+. Note: Take your own lock for the lockers or buy one there.

Av. de Rhodanie 23
1007 Lausanne
021 315 48 60
Olympic pool, shallow pool, wading pool, divers’ pool, beach. Cafeteria and shop. Ping-pong, tennis, football, beach volley, and basketball. Direct access to the lake and beach. Open during summer 9h30-20h. Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/child. Note: Offers aquacycling course and in the summer a free aquagym class.

Piscine de Colovray de Nyon
12, ch. de la Piscine, Rte Suisse
1260 Nyon
022 361 67 71
Olympic pool, wading pool, beach, lake swimming. Playground, ping-pong, beach volleyball, restaurant. Locks and dressing rooms for rent. Summer open 9h-20h30. Price: Fr. 7.-/ adult, Fr. 3.-/age 6+.

Piscine du Parc de Morges
Promenade Général-Guisan
Av. Warnery
1110 Morges
079 609 24 43
Swimmers’ pool, shallow pool, wading pool, access to the lake. Suitable for all ages with lots of children’s activities. Fr. 3.50/adult, Fr. 2.-/child. Summer open daily 9h-20h except first and last week of the summer holidays closes at 19h.

Piscine de la Fleur-de-Lys (Prilly)
Sentier de la Fleur-de-Lys 2
1008 Prilly
021 622 72 40 pool
021 625 16 66 restaurant L'Almara
This complex boasts 4 pools and a wading pool, giant slide. Restaurant. Summer hours daily 9h30-19h30. Price: Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/age 6+. Tickets available by sms (information on location).

Piscine Montchoisi
Av. A.-M. Servan 30
1006 Lausanne
021 315 49 62
021 616 10 64 restaurant
Heated pool, wave-machine, ping-pong, lounge chairs and parasols for rent. Swim school for children age 5+. Summer hours Monday, Wednesday Friday, Saturday 9h-20h30; Tuesday and Thursday, 8h-20h30; Sunday and holidays 9h-18h30. Cafeteria/restaurant open 7/7 9h-24h. Price: Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/age 6+.

Piscine de Pully-Plage
Ch. des Bains 4
1009 Pully
021 721 35 37
Pool, wading pool with slide, beach volley, ping-pong. Fr. 6.-/adult, Fr. 3.-/child. Open daily during summer 9h-20h30, Olympic pool open from 7h-9h on Wednesdays.

Yatouland Aquatic Park
Centre Manor Chavannes
Ch. Industriel 1
1279 Chavannes-de-Bogis
079 895 62 33
This is not a pool but as it is a temporary address we thought we would include this in the article. From 24 June through 21 August 2022 daily from 10h30-19h, till 21h on Fridays, Yatouland will be hosting a temporary water park with water castles, waterslides, giant trampoline, water games, family games, laser games suitable for age 3-13. Price: Fr. 20.-/child, Fr. 15.-/child 3 and under, Fr. 10.- for each non swimming adult extra, Fr. 20.-/adult (swimming). NOTE: Swimmers must be in swimming costume, changing rooms and free parking available.

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Outdoor Swimming Pools France

Piscine Divonne-les-Bains
282, av. des Alpes
0033/971 00 69 26
Heated pool, wading pool, shallow pool, diving pool. Water slide, volleyball court, ping-pong tables, chess board, restaurant. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 14h30-19h; Wednesday 10h-19h, Friday 14h30-21h, weekends 10h-20h. Price: €6/adult, €4.50/age 4+.

500, rte des Envignes
74160 Neydens
0033/450 84 66 66
Large water complex. A summer section consists of pools and slides set amongst lawns and greenery in a sheltered courtyard; all the indoor pools are also available. There are many other shops, restaurant, activities, and playgrounds in the center. Pool open daily during summer 10h-20h, outdoor pools till 19h. Price: €24.50/adult for 4 hours or €28.50 for full day; €18/child 6+ for 4 hours or €21.- for a full day.

Swimming in Lake Geneva


Of course, take advantage of the lake and local beaches. Real-time quality of beaches in the canton of Vaud at this link and Geneva at this link. It is not recommended to swim in the Geneva canton riviers.