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10 Best Public Swimming Pools in Singapore


Singapore has the world’s third-highest population density, trailing only Macau and Monaco.

Aside from amazing hawker food and towering skyscrapers, Singapore has an ample supply of swimming pools.

Public swimming pools in Singapore, some with waterslides and some without, are great places to cool off in the summer and keep the kids entertained, with low-cost admission.

The sovereign island city-state is peppered with some amazingly-equipped public swimming pools, so you can have a “splashing-good” time while staying free of sand and dirt, thanks to the Singapore Government.

Consider some of these top ten public swimming pools in Singapore.

1. OCBC Aquatic Centre

The OCBC Aquatic Centre is an amazing indoor public swimming pool, and as a 3000-seat world-class facility, it hosts many regional and international competitions.

If you’re looking for a place to do some lap training in Singapore, this is the place to go. You can swim in either a training or a competition pool; try them both.
Recreational swimmers prefer this facility because it allows them to swim in a safe environment.

This FINA international standards pool serves as the home of the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA), as well as the venue for the 28th South-East Asian Games 2015 and the 5th Fina Juniors Swimming Championships 2015.

2. Pasir Ris Swimming Complex

This public swimming complex, located in the relatively new Pasir Ris Sports Centre, has a fairly extensive range of water facilities – including a competition pool, a smaller teaching pool, a fun pool for kids, and even two waterslides for thrill-seekers.

There is a jacuzzi on a bright weekend afternoon for mums and dads trying to catch their breath and relax in a warm environment.

Furthermore, this award-winning swimming complex is built with environmentally friendly and energy-saving features such as a rainwater-harvesting system to irrigate surrounding plants, vertical ‘green’ walls, landscaping that reduces ambient heat gain, and impressive photovoltaic cells for energy generation.

3. Wild Wild Wet

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At Wild Wild Wet, you can expect to have a wet and wild time participating in various water activities.

Wild Wild Wet is Singapore’s largest water theme park, located at NTUC Downtown East in Pasir Ris.

There are four-story slides, high-speed flume rides, ladders, water cannons, fountains, and other attractions. This fun-for-everyone water paradise will not leave you bored!

Most Singaporeans consider the pool to be one of the area’s most popular attractions, and it was named one of the Top 5 Water Parks in Asia by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice in 2019 and 2020. From 2014 to 2016, it was also a Travellers’ Choice Top 10 award winner.

4. Tampines Swimming Complex

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Tampines Swimming Complex completes our list of swimming spots in the east.
One of the main draws to this complex is the more basic old-school vibes and open layout, which make it a great place to relax and soak up some sun.

Another feature that distinguishes this location from many others is the views of the city.

The large lap pool means you won’t have to fight for space or worry about accidentally kicking someone else while practising your strokes.

There are six pools, a Jacuzzi, and a cute garden-themed kids wading pool with water fountains, water play tables, water spray guns, and a mini waterfall to choose from.
A more tranquil swimming location.

5. SAFRA Yishun

Safra Yishun provides family-friendly amenities in a resort-like setting and is truly the North-hidden East’s gem.

The facility boasts an ingenious pool layout that results in nearly all of the different water sections being connected by water linkways. There’s no need to wear flip flops to avoid scorched feet or hop across the burning hot tile floors to get to the next pool.

Splash around with your bestie next to the full-sized lap pool, which has rock features and built-in slides.

The kiddie pool is a pirate-themed pool with a slide for children.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need at least one friend who is a SAFRA member to sign you in as a guest to seek the sun in this swimming pool.

6. Sengkang Swimming Complex

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Sengkang Sports Centre, formerly known as Sengkang Sport and Recreation Centre, is a Sport Singapore-managed public swimming complex located at 57 Anchorvale Road.

The eight water slides will keep you occupied for the entire afternoon. They will be adored by children, teenagers, and adults alike. Some wind around in circles for the adult’s slide, while for the kid’s provision of a stomach-churning free-fall experience on the slides.

There are two massive Olympic-sized swimming pools in addition to the jacuzzi. The facility has 5 swimming pools to ensure fun for the entire family, making it one of the most popular places to cool off on a hot weekend

Fans of water slides, rejoice!

7. Heartbeat @ Bedok ActiveSG Swimming Complex

Heartbeat @ Bedok ActiveSG Swimming Complex, one of SportSG’s most recent additions, opened in 2017 as part of the new Integrated Complex in Bedok North.

The Swimming Complex is located near the Bedok MRT station and is surrounded by numerous shopping malls such as Bedok Mall and Bedok Point, as well as food options such as Bedok Hawker Centre.

Aside from a competition pool, the Swimming Complex also has a sheltered training pool.

It also has an interactive pool with play features for children to enjoy, as well as a Jacuzzi pool for adults to relax in.

Visit with the whole family or after a workout at the sports centre for a splashing good time.

8. Jurong East Swimming Complex

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Jurong East Swimming Complex offers almost everything an aquatic amusement park does, but at a fraction of the cost!

The swimming complex is located on Jurong East Street, and it boasts not one, not two, but three super-fast water slides on which you could go trip after trip and never get disappointed.

This is one of Singapore’s largest and best swimming complexes, with a popular tsunami wave pool complete with cooling water sprays to keep parents cool, a lap pool, a floating lagoon, and a toddler pool.

There’s also a lazy river where kids can ride in tubes, water playgrounds with mushroom fountains, and a competition pool.

9. Jurong West Swimming Complex

Jurong West Swimming Complex has stepped up its game to compete with its bigger brother Jurong East Swimming Complex.

The facility, located at Jurong West Street 93, features two Olympic-sized lap pools, a water feature play area, a lazy river, and a jacuzzi.

The complex has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, so you can swim laps rain or shine.

The most spectacular feature is a three-story long, winding blue waterslide that wraps around the entire complex. You’ll be dragged along for the ride of your life.

10. Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex

Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex, located at 1 Choa Chu Kang Street 53, is a good option for younger children.

With its lazy river, three-story helter-skelter slides, wave pool, and SPA pool, it is already a favourite among residents. There’s also a very shallow wading pool for toddlers with ride-on toys, as well as a section of the wave pool for smaller children.

The training pool is now shaded, so the harsh sunlight or heavy rain will no longer lessen your spirits.

With its integrated facilities, it provides new levels of excitement for both the young and the young at heart.