Swimming Pools in Serbia

One of the respectable and well known swimming rule from the Bill Sweetenham's Meet Philosophy  is "to find the adequate pool where the swimmer can expect to reach the best time".
In Serbia today exists more then 130 swimming pools. Regrettably, considering all circumstances that have been held here and in the wide region previous years, many of them need to be reconstructed or something have to be done to suspend  the further rugged ruin. And all that because of the penury and neglect. The swimming clubs will appreciate any support to protect and save the swim facilities which they use now in their training processes. What should be done immediately: eventually just to move the old ropes and plastic lanes, to change start blocks, to procure the new pace clocks, training and record boards,  timing equipment, etc. That will be enough in the moment. And it should make the certain way for the new uprising of the domestic swimming potency.
Please, introduce some of the main pools and contact us via rasual@beotel.rs if you think that you can help. Then we'll make a next connection to the chives of these sport structures, especially in the central, western and south-western part of the country (Cacak, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Raska, Loznica, Sabac, etc.). Or just forward us somewhere... Our main goal is to enable better conditions for all swimmers (professional & recreative) in Serbia... 

Tasmajdan, Belgrade
Tasmajdan Indoor Olympic Pool (50 m 8 lines), Belgrade downtown. The first FINA World Championship in swimming, water polo and diving was organized here in 1973, also many domestic championships and International events such as the traditional  LEN "Ante Lambasa Memorial" Meet at the end of every October, Belgrade Victor (mid June), etc...
Tasmajdan outdoor pool, Belgrade
Tasmajdan outdoor Olympic Pool (50 m 8 lanes), the oldest swimming pool in Belgrade. TIn the course of 2002 the European Water polo Cup was held and in 2006 also European Championships). This is the place where the most ex-YU National and Republic LC Championships of aquatic sports were held in the previous decades .
Banjica-Belgrade
Banjica Water Polo and Swim Center in Belgrade has 2 Olympic pools (in-door and out-door), with the complete following facilities. This center is part of the wide sport complex of this part of Belgrade. According the City plans, this structure is dedicated only to the water polo sport and is well known as a host pool of the Partizan WP club, Belgrade. Many respectable tournaments were held by this marvelous pool in the past. 
Vracar 25m pool in Belgrade is one of the oldest swim and sport facilities in the Serbian capital. This is the indoor 25 m pool (6 lanes). For many previous years it was closed, because of the renovation. Today, this pool is used for many Belgrade's clubs not only from the swimming sport, but also the water polo, synchro swimming, underwater sports and others. This pool is host place for the traditional League of Belgrade tournaments and many winter state championships.
'25 of May' Center, Belgrade
"25 of May" Sport center in Belgrade with indoor Olympic pool 50 m 8 lanes, one outdoor pool 33 m  long and two smaller one for additional activities, with the complex of 8 outdoor tennis grounds, indoor facilities for other sports, fitness center, sauna, refreshment bars, etc. This is the main pool for the training process of Red Star Swimming Club and Swim Star 2000 Swimming Club, Belgrade also Red Star Water polo Club, Belgrade.
Kosutnjak Aquatic Center in the picturesque part of Belgrade. It is consisted with the 50 m Olympic outdoor pool, small pool for diving and 3-4 recreational pools for outdoor water sports, dedicated to kids and inhabitants in the summer time. This complex is in the jurisdiction of the Republic Sport & Medicine Center, and cannot be used for the training process even in the summer.
Spens, Novi Sad, Vojvodina
Vojvodina 'Spens' sport Center in the town of Novi Sad the capital of Vojvodina region, with 50 m long 8 lanes Olympic pool also one 16 m pool for warming, with the complete swim and sport facilities. This is an excellent place for many domestic and international swim events. The traditional International "Novi Sad Cup" Meet is well known all across the Europe, since 1980.
Pancevo Swim Center
Pancevo Sport Center, in the town of Pancevo 25 km North from Belgrade in the region of Vojvodina, with one excellent 25 m long 8 lanes indoor swim pool.  The place of many domestic and international Short Course events, especially the traditional International 'Pancevo Cup' Age Group Meet.
Pancevo outdoor pool
Pancevo Outdoor Swim Center, in the town of Pancevo with one excellent Olympic outdoor 50 m long 8 lanes pool. The place of many domestic and international summer events. Opened from May - September.
Zrenjanin Swim Center
Zrenjanin Swim Center, in the town of Zrenjanin, 70 km North from Belgrade, with one 25 m long 10 lanes pool opened throughout the year and and one 50 m long 8 lines outdoor pool just in the summer period. Excellent pool for breaking Short Course records. The traditional International 'Zrenjanin Cup' Meet is organizing here, also many domestic National and Republic winter Championships.
Cair indoor pool, Nis
Nis - Cair Sport Center, at the South-East of Serbia with indoor Olympic 50 m long 8 lanes pool and one additional 25 m long for warming. One of the best preserved swim pool in the country and the place for the representative international and domestic swim events. The traditional International Meet 'Sveti Nikola' is organizing by this pool, also National and Republic LC Championships.
Dudova Suma Swim Center
Subotica - Dudova Suma pool, in the town of Subotica, Vojvodina with one outdoor 50 m 8 lanes olympic pool which is covered by the air balloon in the winter period and used for the swimming activities of 'Spartak' Swimming and Water polo Club, Subotica. Many national and Republic events were organized here. This is the main place for the Open National Summer Masters Championships.
Jezero indoor Swim Center
Kikinda - Jezero Swim Center, in the town of Kikinda, about 200 km North - East from Belgrade in Vojvodina Region. One indoor 25 m 10 lanes pool and one 50 m 8 lines outdoor pool with the complete additional sport facilities. This is a place where many domestic National and Republic Swim Events were organized. One of them is the traditional "Swim Talents" Age Group Meet for the younger categories. 
Sabac - Zorka pool, in the town of Sabac, about 100 km western of Belgrade. This is the only indoor pool (25 m distance) in this town, despite the fact that the traditional FINA Cup and Sabac marathon are the widely popular open water swimming events not only in this region but also outside of Serbia. Many years, head of the municipality of Sabac tried to find the funds for reconstruction, however nothing has changed
Krusevac, Serbia
Krusevac Outdor Swim pool, in the town of Krusevac (Central Serbia) - 50 m 8 lanes pool with the complete additional sport and swim facilities. In the course of 2000 the fantastic LEN European Water polo Cup tournament has been held here (the picture on the left dated from 2000). This center should represent the central structure of the Regional Swimming Association of Central Serbia.
Krusevac indoor Olympic pool, in the town of Krusevac (Central Serbia) two indoor pools exist - 50 m 8 lanes Olympic pool (where many domestic and international events in swim & water polo have been held) and another one of 25 m longs for a swim school, warming-up etc.). This center also has the complete additional sport and swim facilities. In 1998 the Balkan Junior Swimming Championship was organized  here and European Water polo Cup in 2000.
Knjazevac Outdoor Swim Center
Knjazevac Swim Center, 3 km apart from the town of Knjazevac, South-East Serbia. 50 m long,  10 lanes pool with the pure thermal water (27 deg. C) continual refilling from the 600 m deep well throughout the year. Opened from May - September. Recommend especially  for the serious preparation prior to summer LC Championships.
Pivara Jagodina
Jagodina outdoor Swim Pool in the center of the town of Jagodina (Central Serbia) in the jurisdiction of the Municipality Beer Factory and Swim and Water polo club "Pivara", Jagodina.  25 m long and 8 lanes with all facilities. This is the main pool for the traditional International Summer meet "Jagodina Open" (mid August).
Jagodina indoor Swim Pool in the Hotel Jagodina - at the town of Jagodina (Central Serbia) - 25m distance. Many years this facility has been used by water polo and swimming clubs that exist in this town. Despite the interest for the swimming is large (4 swimming clubs with more the 300 athletes need to have adeqate training), the municipality heads do not have idea how to overcome that problem and provide better conditions.
Vrujci Spa Swim Center
Vrujci Spa Swim Center(Central Serbia) Outdoor 50 m long 8 lanes pool with a continual thermomineral water temp. 27 deg.C . Professional aqua-gun and all accessories are available here. Excellent place for summer long term preparation prior to the important LC open events.
Cigota, Zlatibor
Cigota, Sport and Health Center at the altitude of 1100 m a.s.l at the Mountain of Zlatibor (Central Serbia). 25 indoor swim pool 8 lanes with whole facilities for international events and especially preparation in the winter time. This pool host the many domestic and international competitors for the traditional age group event "Cigota Cup" which is organizing at the beginning of October. 
Indoor pool of Omorika Hotel, at the mountain of Tara (Western Serbia) with the luxury facilities for the winter preparation for all sport disciplines, especially for swimming. Indoor 25 m pool with fitness, sauna, massage rooms, outside trim track, etc.
Djetinja Outdoor Swim Center, in the town of Uzice (west-southern Serbia), with the excellent conditions for open water activities in swimming, water polo, aquatic recreation, etc. by the coast of Djetinja river. One 25 m outdoor pool with whole facilities for summer national and international competitions. 
Ljig Outdoor Swim Center, in the town of Ljig (80 km to the South of Belgrade, Central Serbia), with the excellent conditions for open water activities in swimming, water polo, aquatic recreation, etc. by the luxury 'B' category hotel Ljig. Here is one olympic 50 m outdoor pool with whole facilities for summer national and international competitions, summer swim camps, preparations, etc.
Paracin pool
Paracin Indoor Swim Poolin the center of the town of Paracin (Central Serbia) upon  the jurisdiction of the City sport and swim complex and Swimming club "Crnica", Paracin.  25 m long  6 lanes pool and another small one for the beginners (12.5 m long) with all facilities for the quality training process and regional competitions. This is also the pool of the present best Junior swimmers and Yugoslav record holders in men's and women's categories: Mr. Borko Radojkovic (1986) and Ms. Ana Vidovic (1987) who are coached by Prof. Ljubisa Jovanovic
Kosijeric pool
Kosijeric Outdoor Swim Center, in the town of Kosijeric (130 km to the South of Belgrade, Central Serbia), with the excellent conditions for open water activities in swimming, water polo, aquatic recreation, also football, basketball, etc.  Nearby athletes may stay at the 3-star luxury 'Skrapez' hotel. Here is one Olympic 50 m outdoor pool with whole facilities for summer national and international competitions, summer swim camps, preparations, etc.
Vrnjacka Banja - Breza 25m indoor pool, in the town of Vrnjacka Banja - far best tourist and health resort in Serbia. This pool is used by one water polo and one swimming club, however the municipality does not have the idea how to steer the interest regaring the development of aquatics. Beside this pool, Vrnjacka Banja has also one 50 m outdoor pool which is opened only in summer (less then 60 days) dedicated only to the recreative users.
Kragujevac - Mladost 50 m outdoor pool, in the town of Kragujevac (Central Serbia). This pool is used only through the summer time and gathers mostly population who need the water for recreation. In the summer, two-three swimming school are active with more then 300 kids who learn to swim. Unfortunately, this facility does not have ropes and lanes as well as start blocks.
Petnica outdoor pool, in the town of Valjevo is part of the Petnica sport complex. It has the outdoor Olympic pool with thermal water (28 degrees centigrade) and is used for one waterpolo and one swimming club. Mosly this facility is used for recreational purpose in the summer time, dispate the serious idea exists to cover this pool with the baloon which can enable the working period throughout the calendar year.
Mostonga indoor 25m pool, in the town of Sombor. This facility is in jurisdiction of the local municipality. It is the only indoor pool in the north-western part of the Vojvodina Region. Four swimming clubs use this pool for everyday training. Many comercial and state competitions were held here especially in the winter part of the year.
Majdanpek indoor pool, in the town of Majdanpek, about 150 km eastern of Belgrade. This facility is shouted for long time, despite the fact that many previous years it was used for the winter preparation of the younger swimmers of many domestic swim clubs. 

Other swim pools:  the 'TENT' 50-m indoor and outdoor pools in the town of Obrenovac; 50-m outdoor pool in the town of Lazarevac, then  50-m indoor pool in the municipality of Veliki Crljeni (near the town of Lazarevac);  new opened 50-m swim  pool in the town of Leskovac (South Serbia);   25-m indoor pool in the town of Gornji Milanovac; 25-m indoor pool in Bukovicka Banja, Arandjelovac (Central Serbia);  50-outdoor pool in the town of Sabac; same one in Vrdnik Spa (Vojvodina); the complex of 6 outdoor pools in the "Junakovic Spa" (Apatin, Vojvodina); 33-m long outdoor pool in Kozjak (Loznica); 33-m 8 lines outdoor pool in the town of Senta (Vojvodina), 50-m indoor  pool in the town of Bor; as well as othe 50-m outdoor  pools in the next towns: Ada, Kanjiza, Kljajicevo, Cacak, Vladicin Han, Raska, Srpske Moravice, Bajmok (Subotica), Mionica and more then 20 outdoor 50 and 25 m long pools in the private properties. Some of them will soon be added in this gallery...

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