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tomtopo
April 16th, 2013, 08:55 PM
Will be visiting Rome in July. Does anyone know if there's a team I could train with for a few days???

Jeff Commings
April 17th, 2013, 11:11 AM
I visited Rome in February 2012, and it is very difficult to find a Masters team there. I found one not too far from the main train station, but they make you pay close to $20 for the one-hour workout ... and the group wasn't very good. Mostly fitness swimmers who didn't know all the strokes.

In the summer, I would imagine the Olympic pool in the north part of town is open, and might have free swim available.

Stevepowell
April 18th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Tom, the Holiday Inn on the west side has a full sized pool.
No team but lots of room.

tomtopo
April 18th, 2013, 06:58 PM
I will check it out if I can find it? Thanks

tomtopo
April 18th, 2013, 07:00 PM
I think I'll try the Holiday Inn first and then the Olympic pool later. I want to swim-off all the pasta and wine. Thanks!

aztimm
April 18th, 2013, 08:55 PM
When I was in Rome a few years ago, I just swam in my hotel pool at the Cavalieri. It was 25m, but didn't have any lane markings or ropes, and was kept a bit toasty.
Once in the water and moving around, I usually didn't have any problems with other people, and there was at least 1 seam across the bottom that I used as a lane marking.
Given the temp, I certainly didn't wear a cap. I wore my dragsuit the first time and took it off fairly quickly.

They have a gym and spa, and I believe let outsiders come and use it...but I'd imagine it is a bit costly. And it is a bit of a hike from town (it is up in the mountains overlooking the city).


I found my blog entries from while I was there, and I described the pool a bit... starting with this one:
http://forums.usms.org/entry.php?15834-blog-catchup-Thurs-Fri-0526-05272011
and through 5/31/2011.

Stevepowell
April 20th, 2013, 09:17 AM
HI Crowne Plaza Rome:

http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/rome/romsp/hoteldetail

Eat next door, much cheaper!

Lightning
June 10th, 2013, 05:45 PM
An older thread on this topic mentions Centro Sportivo Santa Maria, on Via Boiardo as a good place. Has anyone been there recently, as I too will be in Rome this summer and am looking to keep training...

cheakamus
June 15th, 2013, 02:25 AM
An older thread on this topic mentions Centro Sportivo Santa Maria, on Via Boiardo as a good place. Has anyone been there recently, as I too will be in Rome this summer and am looking to keep training...

That was probably my posting. I'm a member and swim there every fall for 3 months. It's a very decent pool and perhaps a tad cheaper than some of the others. I believe they accept casual visitors at 18 euros a swim (!) Members pay 12 euros for a single swim or a monthly subscription starting at 70 euros for lunchtimes only. There's no doubt about it swimming in Rome is expensive!

Most pools in Rome require you to have a doctor's certificate before they'll let you swim. I had my doc here scrawl out a one-liner on her professional stationary, which I translated with the help of Mr. Google, and that did the trick. Otherwise, you'll pay up to 150 euros to get a certificate there.

Also, you'll need a swim cap (mandatory!)

BTW, they also have a masters team, but I haven't investigated it as they practice at night, and I like to swim during the day.

JimRude
June 16th, 2013, 07:21 PM
This pool hosted the European Championships in 1983, and I believe it is still open:

http://www.polisportiva.it/pallanuoto/pallanuoto.php?link=piscine_mostra&campo=102