Swimming in Zambia

Swimming pools are a very popular place for families or friends to enjoy a great day of fun and relaxation, for athletes, they swim to sharpen their skill. Most facilities offer a main pool, toddler/baby pool, change/shower facilities, poolside seating and shade options. Some of the companies offering swimming services in Zambia include Bundu Adventures, Swim Zambia Academy, Olympic Swimming Pool, Torpedoes Swimming Club, Sharai Resort & Gardens and Baobab College Swimming Pool. Swimming lessons are also offered by some companies for both the young and elderly and the time and days for lessons will be structured to suit your availability.

Zambia's swimming clubs offer experienced coaching as well as a rewarding and enjoyable swimming experience. These clubs help swimmers reach their individual maximum potential, encourage and develop swimmers to be able to reach a level where they are able to compete, foster individual focus and most importantly encourage the spirit of teamwork.

Zambia offers you a wide selection of swimming pool options for leisure and sport. All you have to do is choose the pool that most appeals to you and which suits your type of swimming. Life guards are highly trained and are always watching over swimmers. In order for you to use pool facilities, most establishments require you to follow some rules and regulations. It is also important that you discuss these if you plan on going for a swim with your children so that you educate them on the importance of following these rules and regulations. The safety of you and your child is each facility’s first and foremost concern.

Important swimming pool rules include:

  • Swimmers must be free of colds and other contagious diseases
  • No diving in shallow ends
  • No running, pushing, dunking, or rough play in pool area
  • No food, drink, or gum should be near the pool area
  • No recreational equipment unless authorized by a lifeguard
  • No hairpins, jewellery or glasses
  • Do not enter the pool dirty
  • No smoking near the pool area
  • Do not swim alone
  • Keep electrical appliances such as radios out of the pool area
  • Keep rescue devices and first aid supplies near the pool
  • Use non-slip materials on the pool deck, diving board and ladders

When you pack your bags for swimming, make sure you bring your swimsuit, towel, shampoo and if you want to swim a few laps, goggles are nice to have. It is not everybody that goes to the pool to swim laps. The swimming culture is different here, people go to swimming pools to hang out, socialise or just to meet friends and family. Whether you are seeking a daily swim workout, or fun and games in the water, Zambia has the right swimming pool for you.