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Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool

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The Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool is one of the most popular swimming pools in Budapest. Its outdoor and indoor pools welcome the professional athletes and the amateur swimmers wishing to exercise and relax all year. Swimming lessons for children and adults are held in the training pools.

Pools, services

Indoor pools:

– 50 metre pool

– training pool

 

Outdoorpools:

– 50 metre pool

– 25 metre pool – covered by a tent in winter

– training pool

 

Other services:

buffet, restaurant, meeting room, gymnasium (only for clubs)

Contact

Information regarding the opening hours: 00-36-1-212-2750

Information regarding pool rent: 00-36-30-749-7344 (Gábor Baróta)

address: 1023 Budapest, Árpád fejedelem útja 8.

Olympic Centre manager: Tamás Dala

phone: 00-36-1-212-2750, 00-36-1-326-1478

e- mail: dala@externet.hu

Directions

The Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimmig Pool is located at the right bank of the Danube, not far from Margit Bridge. Free parking is available in front of the institution.

Public transportation: the HÉV No. H5 (railway from Szentendre), the buses No. 6 and 86, as well as the tram No. 17 all stop near the swimming pool.

The history of the sports swimming pool

The history of the baths goes back to the Roman times, the water from the nearby thermal springs were already used during the rule of Emperor Claudius. The public baths called Császárfürdő was opened in 1806; the building was completed in the second half of the 19th century. This was demolished in 1989-90, and then rebuilt in 1997.

In the meantime the Komjádi Swimming Pool was opened in 1976 in the vicinity of the Császár baths. It was named after BélaKomjádi, who was the coach of the Hungarian national water polo team that won the gold medal at the Olympics in 1932. The building of the Komjádi swimming pool is special because its roof can be opened up. This swimming pool is the home of several times Hungarian champion and cup winner Vasas water polo team, and it has a stand that can accommodate 1800 spectators.

There are 100 events held in the institution on the average every year.

Did you know?

In the entrance-hall of the swimming pool pictures can be found with the inscription “I love my swimming pool” and commented by famous Hungarian athletes.

The wing of the building at Frankel Leó street was built in 1860. It is a neoclassical building which at present functions as a hotel.

Competitive sport

There are five pools in the Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool altogether. The institution regularly hosts national and international swimming competitions, water polo matches, and many triathlonists and pentathlonists train here as well. The services of the swimming pool are regularly used by students and junior athletes as well.

Further information: Gábor Baróta sports organizer – phone: 00-36-30-749-7344, e-mail: gabor.barota@externet.hu

Leisure time sport, public services

In addition to professional athletes, the Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool welcomes leisure time sportspeople as well. Besides swimming the territory of the institution is also suitable for sunbathing and relaxation.

The usage of a swim cap is mandatory in the indoor pool.

Swimming courses for children and adults are continuously organized in the swimming pool.

 

Opening hours

General opening hours: 6.00-19.00 (the cashier’s desk closes at 18.00)

The public usage time of the pools must conform to the trainings of the athletes and the occasional competitions. It is advisable to make an inquiry on the phone number 00-36-1-212-2750 before setting out for the swimming pool.

 

Ticket prices

Adult

1 800 HUF

Junior and pensioner

1 100 HUF

Run-swim ticket (2 entries)

2 100 HUF

10 occasion adult pass

15 900 HUF

10 occasion junior andpensioner pass

8700 HUF

10 occasion   Aquafitness pass

11 100 HUF

 

Visitors who are willing can participate inwater aerobics activities that require the purchase of and Aquafitness ticket.

There is a special physical education ticket for schools for a reduced price. Swim tickets can also be purchased at a reduced price from 6.00 to 7.00 in the morning.

The sports swimming pool is a preferred stop for the people running and jogging at the riverbank of the Danube. A special ticket is offered to them at the cashier’s desk.

Events

In addition to national and international sports events, the Császár-Komjádi Sports Swimming Pool can also serve as a perfect location for shooting films and photos.