Parents told us that although they love the options of outdoor pools and waterparks, sometimes they just want simple pool time with their little one. Also, of course, for those with skin prone to sunburn, an indoor pool is preferred!
Built for The Asian Games, Yingdong Natatorium also held the 2008 Olympic Games. It has four different pools, including a competition pool, a practice pool, a warm-up pool, and a diving pool. These pools make it suitable for every swimming lover, including kids. As an Olympic venue, it uses advanced technology and facilities to make sure that the water is clean and safe. Swimmers can enjoy swimming in a comfortable environment here.
RMB 50 for adults, RMB 20 for kids under 12 years old, with different kinds of annual cards available. 10am-10pm. National Olympic Sports Center, 1 Anding Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区亚运村安定路1 号奥体中心内 （64912233-537）
Dongdan Swimming Pool
An advanced filter and sterilization process guarantees the cleanness of the water at this pool. One thing that makes this pool unique is that there are coaches who supervise beginners for free. The international standard pool is 50×25m with 10 lines, and the depth is between 1.4-2.0m, making an ideal poor for both serious swimmers and beginners. With a 10×3m shallow pool and slides for kids to play, Dongdan Swimming Pool attracts many families with kids to go and enjoy. The gym has various exercise equipment and TVs to keep your mind off your burning muscles.
RMB 50 for adults, RMB 30 for students at school, RMB 20 for young children not yet at school. 9am-11pm. 2 Dahua Road, Dongdan, Dongcheng District 东城区东单大华路甲2号 （65231241）
Located in downtown Beijing, Sun Park has a 2000-square-meter water recreational pool for kids, two mushroom baby pools, and a large recreational area. International standard swimming pools are available for serious swimmers. Recreational items like balance balls, bumper boats, and remote controlled boats are available for additional fees.
RMB 5, RMB 15 for the outdoor swimming pool. 6am-9pm. 1 Nongzhanguan South Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区农展馆南路1号 （65065409）
Haidian Swimming Pool
Located in Zhongguancun, Haidian Swimming Pool attracts many students and white-collar workers to relax after hitting the books or typing away at a screen. Citizens give favorable comments to the pool because of the pool’s aim of cheap but high quality service. There are two pools, both are 25×16m with 6 lines. One is a deep-water pool with depth of 1.9-2.1m, an ideal depth for serious swimmers. The other is much more shallow with a depth of 1.3-1.5m that is safe for beginners and kids to swim. Recreation facilities and other exercise opportunities are available.
RMB 15 for 1.5 hours, RMB 20 for 2 hours, with different kinds of annual cards available. Noon-4pm and 7pm-Midnight Monday to Friday, Noon-Midnight on weekends. Haidian Sports Center, 12 Summer Palace road, Haidian District 海淀区颐和园路12号海淀体育中心院内 （62642626）
Ditan Swimming Pool
Conveniently located northwest of Ditan Park, this indoor swimming pool is particularly popular during lunchtimes (when best avoided). Friendly, modern and clean, this early-build swimming pool has clear water, needed facilities for you to swim safely and comfortably, and graceful environment. The pool is 50×12.5m with 6 lines and the depth of water is between 1.4-1.8m.
RMB 15, with different kinds of annual cards available. 8:30am-3:30pm and 6:30pm-10pm Monday to Friday, Noon-10pm on weekends. Ditan Gymnasium, 116 Andingmenwai Street, Dongcheng District 东城区安定门外大街116号地坛体育馆内 （64214415）
Bonus: A Waterpark, Morui Water World
Inspired by the idea of Northern Hawaii, Morui Water World has much more than a swimming pool. Along with a standard swimming pool, water slides, and other attractions like the wave machine to keep you entertained, kids will enjoy themselves at the kids’ pool, game room, and water castles. Hot tubs, the SPA, 4D cinema, a gym, a teahouse, and other unique facilities that cannot be found in many other water worlds make Morui Water World the best choice for families, where kids, parents, and elders can all enjoy themselves.
RMB 168 for adults, RMB 60 for kids between 1.2 and 1.4m, free for kids below 1.2m. Open 9am-10: 30pm. Tulip Hot Spring Garden Resort, Dongwei Road, Chaoyang District 朝阳区东苇路金盏郁金香花园 （84337800）