Icelandic swimming championships 25 meter


This weekend the 25 meter Icelandic swimming championships are held in Laugardalslaug thermal pool. The first competitors started jumped in on Thursday 18:30 and the tournament will end Sunday night.

This is one of the most important competitions in Iceland and all of the best swimmers in Iceland take part. Please go to  www.sundsamband.is for more information.

Mies van der Rohe prize Hofsós swimmingpool


The Hofsós swimmingpool was elected as one of five structures as Iceland´s nomination for the Mies van der Rohe prize. According to the Association of Icelandic Architects website the prize is without a doubt one of the most prestigious prize that can be received for architecture in Europe.

New times of opening in Grindavík swimmingpool


Starting today, Grindavík swimmingpool will be open from:
mon - fri: 07:00-20:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

Effect ash Eyjafjallajökull on swimmingpools


After the eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, many swimmingpools have had quite a lot of volcanic ash fall. But how is the situation now? We ask a few swimmingpools nearby the glacier.

The swimmingpool in Laugarskarð has not been closed at all due to ash fall from the volcano. Still, late summer there was a fine layer of ash in that area but not so much it had to be closed. This spring renovations were made in the pool since there were some cracks in it from the earthquake back in 2008. Celebrating it´s 72nd birthday, the swimmingpool is now quite impressive and many domestic and foreign tourists have visited the pool this summer. Now there are two swimming teams from Denmark and Aberdeen, Scotland, at practice in the pool.

Fun in Sundhöll Reykjavík


From visir.is:
So called "happy hour" will be held today in Sundhöll Reykjavíkur between 11 and 1 p.m. and is organised by the swimmingpool in cooperation with recreation centre Kampur. Free access for children. More on visir.is (in Icelandic).

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