Five of the world’s most amazing outdoor pools

We can but dream…add these to your triathlon outdoor swimming wish list…

The San Alfonso del Mar, Chile

This private water resort in Chile is 3,323 feet long (1 km!) and covers 20 acres of terrain.

This private water resort in Chile is 1km long, still quite a few laps for an Ironman distance swim but we wouldn’t complain!

Kolej Yayasan Saad (KYS) international School, Malaysia

Forget about counting lengths in this 300m pool in Ayer Keroh, Malaysia!
Wow, imagine having to clean this!

This has got to be the most amazing lap pool over at over 3km per length. Bit of a pain if your coach has given you a kicking drill for one length, eh?

Chamonix, Mont- Blanc, France

This 50m pool in the Chamonix region of the French Alps will give you some high-altitude training

Chamonix, our hearts like in this gorgeous mountain town in the Alps where we hold our once a year Run Wild Trail and Yoga retreat. Not just because of the trails, run track and mountain air but this amazing 50 metre open air pool.

Kitsilano, Vancouver, Canada

The 137m heated pool of Kitsilano is the only saltwater swimming pool in Vancouver.

A beautiful pool but perhaps only for winter swimming because it’s heated. At 137 metres, it’s also a salt water pool so great training for an open water sea triathlon. For more details visit Kitsilano 

Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall, United Kingdom

This pool is a semi-natural amenity, and is 91m long and 45m wide. Managed by the local charity of the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, this venue is free and visited by thousands of people every year.

This pool is a semi-natural amenity, and at 91 metres long and 45 metres wide, pretty damn lovely for some triathlon training. Managed by the local charity of the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, this venue is free and visited by thousands of people every year. On our list!