The legendary YMCA swimming pool, is the first pool in Jerusalem and one of the first in Israel and for many years the only indoor swimming pool in the country.
It hosted the Israel Swimming Championships in the 50’s, 70’s and 80’s whose participants include Israeli national and international olympic champions: Moshe Gertel, Lior Birkan and Eran Groumi.
Jerusalem old timers will reminice about the practice of men swimming naked in the YMCA swimming pool.
YMCA swimming is starting a bright new chapter in it’s long standing history. The new expansive swimming facility boasts a 3 story high ceiling over it’s 25 meter long half olympic pool with up to 10 lanes for your swimming pleasure. The pool deck includes one men’s sauna and one women’s sauna plus a mixed jacuzzi. During all opening hours there are at least 3 lanes and up to 8 lanes open for lap swim. Water exercise classes are held 1 – 3 times a day, most days of the week. Jerusalem swim teams and water polo teams hold team practice in our pool.