The Sports Facilities Management Center, Seoul Metropolitan Government has fully renovated Jamsil Swimming Pool 1, which caused many inconveniences for the public due to its aged facilities, and will reopen it on January 2, 2012.
Jamsil Swimming Pool 1 is a historic site of Korean swimming, having served as a venue for the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul after its inauguration in December 1980. Last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted repair and renovation work on the pool, which will likely result in an upgrade of its safety level after its reopening.
The renovation project was conducted over a period of nine months from March to December 2011, with a total budget of 4.6 billion won to fully renovate the pool’s interior. The pool has seen its safety enhanced through repair and reinforcement of the ceiling, waterproofing of the race pool, the installation of an interior tent structure inside the pool, a first in Korea, and the significant expansion of its amenities, including elevators for the disabled, a women’s shower room, a powder room, and an outdoor rest space.
To mark the reopening of Jamsil Swimming Pool 1, the facility will be opened to the public free of charge from 09:00~17:00 between December 20 and 28 to enable members of the public to experience firsthand its international standard 50-meter lanes and improved amenities and facilities. The pool will be closed on Sunday.
The facility will be available to adults, teenagers, and elementary students from 06:00~21:00. It will run various programs, including regular swimming, aquarobics, and free lane swimming on weekdays. The pool will run free lane swimming sessions from 09:00~17:00 on Saturdays. For further details, please refer to the pool’s website at http://stadium.seoul.go.kr/, or dial the pool management team at (+82-2-2240-8752~3, 8780).