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Swimming Pools In Karachi

Updated on May 13, 2018
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The author is an undergrad electrical engineering student continually facing challenging doses of higher engineering mathematics!

What else could make a better summer escapade then having a dive in one of the swimming pools across Karachi. So this passionate swimmer has compiled a list of swimming pools in Karachi discussing pros and cons of each of them.

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Haji Club

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 100/-
Rs 1,500
20m
5ft
  • Location: Main Water pump Chowrangi.

[Currently closed] This one is perhaps the oldest one in this area. Water is changed three times a week and is clean for most of the days however I suspect that he doesn't add chlorine to his water. On Saturdays and Sundays its full with people so you should try going as early as possible. You might not like the changing and shower facilities here.

There is also a gym by the side and if you are a gym member you will get discount on swimming.

Dewa Acadmy Swimming Pool

Daily/head
Memebership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
Rs 2,500
25m
7ft

This is also a pretty nice pool with clean surrounding, he usually keeps a check on the number of people entering so it is likely not be overcrowded. You should however check water quality before spending your 200 rupees here.

Rangers Officer's Club

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
Rs 2,000
50m
-
  • Location: Board Office chowrangi.

If you are looking for a pro-friendly place then this is the place for you.

  • Aside from the Rs 2,000 monthly fee their is a Rs 14,500 one time membership fee.
  • You must find a member's reference if you want to go in for a day only.
  • Instructor is available and their is a separate time for ladies.

Karsaz Swimming Pool

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
Rs 3,500/-
50m
7.5ft
High dive board
High dive board | Source
  • Location: Inside PNS Karsaz. (They will check Id cards before letting you in)

This navy administered pool is one of the few 50m pools in the city. Civilians are allowed for only one hour in evening from 7 - 8 pm and from 11 - 12 am on weekends.

  • There is a high dive board with 14.5 ft deep dive end.
  • A Naval officer is required to attest your membership form.
  • They have separate timings for women.

Membership is open to civilians according to the following table:


Category
Price
Civilian students currently enrolled in Naval Institutes
Rs 1,000/-
Civilian students under 21 years
Rs 2,000/-
Civilian citizens of Pakistan
Rs 3,500/-

KMC Sports Complex

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
Rs 7,800 per year
50m
5ft
KMC sports complex swimming pool.
KMC sports complex swimming pool. | Source
  • Location: Kashmir Road

This is by far the best swimming pool in Karachi with proper changing rooms and clean shower facilities. They have a filtration system which ensures that water quality stays reasonable. If you want a good swimming experience then I recommend this pool.

  • Its worth your money.
  • Timings are 6 am - 9 am for members and for non-members as well.
  • Saturday closed.

Membership prices for one year are as under:

Category
Price
Private Members
Rs 7,800/-
Govt. Officers (grade 17 and above )
Rs 3,850/-
KMC Officers (grade 17 and above)
Rs 3,500/-

Greenland Swimming Pool

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
Rs 1,200/-
25m
6ft

Pool is of reasonable size but it is almost every time full of people, you would obviously not feel comfortable in that sort of company. Early morning hours however can give you some relief here.

Aga Khan University Sports Complex

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
-
For employees and students only - Rs 920/- per month
50 m
7 ft
AKU Sports Complex swimming pool, a perfect place to relax.
AKU Sports Complex swimming pool, a perfect place to relax. | Source

The AKU Sports complex boosts an excellent, world class swimming facility in a perfectly tranquil setting. Unfortunately membership is open to employees and students of AKU only.

Swimming classes are offered for both ladies and gents, at a cost, I will update here soon if they are open to outsiders or not.

Shehzad Pool

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
N/A
15m
5ft
  • location: FB Area Block 4.

This is a small four lane pool located inside a banglow, water and showering area facilities are acceptable for most of the time but it is advised that you check the water quality before diving in because the last time I went, their water was all cloudy. Swimming classes are offered here. Their is also a sheesha bar by the side.

Paragon

Daily/head
Memebership
Length
Depth
Rs 250/-
Rs 4,000
Indoor
-
  • location: FB Area Block 6.

Well maintained indoor pool, water and shower facilities are usually clean but its expensive as compared to other pools in area. There is a separate timing for ladies and swimming classes are also offered.

Deccan Health Club

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200+
Rs 1,500 - 4,000
Indoor
5ft

It is an Indoor Swimming pool located in North Nazimabad, has the advantage that you can enjoy swimming here in winter. Their pool itself is weirdly triangular shaped but the water and shower facilities are clean and good. Their is a separate time for ladies in afternoons.

Hill Park

Daily/head
Membership
Length
Depth
Rs 200/-
-
<20m
5ft
  • Location: Inside Hill Park, near Shaheed-e-Millat Road.

This is a small swimming pool inside Hill Park. Water quality and shower facilities are average but it is full of people on weekends.

Disclaimer

Information cited here is solely for information purpose only, real circumstances may vary. The author does not assumes any responsibility of information cited here.

Others

These are a few more pools I have not visited yet :

  • Orion Swimming Pool.
  • Services Mess. (Its behind Avari Towers in Saddar, Rs 300/- head)
  • Power Gym.
  • Pavilion End Club.
  • Karachi gymkhana. ( Membership Closed )
  • Ramada Hotel.
  • Avari towers.
  • North Nazimabad Gymkhana. ( Membership Cost is 3 lac+ )

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    • alikhan3 profile imageAUTHOR

      StormsHalted 

      3 months ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Will update about AKU soon.

      I am currently employed there. :-)

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      Saul 

      3 months ago

      Thanks for the valuable info. Need further current contact details About AKU.

      I want my children to take swimming lessons with a max of 2 weeks course from 2nd Jul till 14th July

    • alikhan3 profile imageAUTHOR

      StormsHalted 

      3 months ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      It is only open to employees and students of AKU.

      Outsiders can take swimming classes, both ladies and gents at a cost of Rs 8000/-.

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      Kamran 

      3 months ago

      Details for AKU Sports Complex ?

    • alikhan3 profile imageAUTHOR

      StormsHalted 

      4 months ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      They must have increased their rate. Let me give an update to the article. I haven't visited greenland for quite some time as now I go to AKU sports complex.

    • alikhan3 profile imageAUTHOR

      StormsHalted 

      2 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Its no longer then 25m

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      Richard 

      2 years ago

      I'd like to know the length of the swimming pool at Hill Park. It is currently open.

    • alikhan3 profile imageAUTHOR

      StormsHalted 

      3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Thank you for such an encouraging comment

      Firstly I would have to read your hubs about cardio and target toning to find out what it really is.

      Currently There are Few pools in Karachi where ladies can swim but that is usually in separate hours or days. The Adult swim concept has still a long way to go.

      As for the beaches I have seen a few articles on hubpages about beaches in Karachi and a quick search will unveil them for you.

      Thank you for your time.

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      Kelly A Burnett 

      3 years ago from United States

      Alikhan,

      I LOVE this hub! Of course, I love all things swimming but I have to tell a secret I attended college with many students who were from Lahore and Karachi so I have a special affinity to this hub so please forgive me so many questions.

      I agree with emge about the women swimming. I would love to hear about "solutions" for women feeling comfortable. I believe there is a great deal we can learn from your country on this topic.

      For instance, here in the US, we have seen many successful swimming pools (private and public) offering "adult swim" in order to have all family members comfortable with the pool.

      I am a HUGE believer that the swimming pool is FOR families and yet each type of member has different needs and as a female I would LOVE to hear how you provide effective solutions for the females alongside females with children.

      What is common here (and yes, I am a swimming pool junkie and have literally swam in Dubai and just about any state I have set foot in here in the US) is the "adult swim." I have found adults love this time in the swimming pool. I am a huge child at heart so I personally do not need the "adult" swim but appreciate the need and wish for that to be promoted.

      Again, I apologize for the length here, I am passionate about swimming and have a sincere love of the modesty of the Asian women and feel we could ALL learn from our fellow bloggers on what works and take back to our communities winning strategies to promote what I call lovingly swim fitness and fun.

      The water offers a unique environment where your resting heart rate will actually go down 18-20 beats per minute. The water is relaxing but also the single BEST environment in the world not just for cardio but also for target toning. Additionally, the water is pure FUN for all family members.

      Family members who have a low body fat will tend to 1.) sink in the water more readily and 2.) of course, be more afraid of the water. As the inventor of the swim board called Budee Board (formerly the EZ Swimmer), I know the comfort level of those who readily sink in the water need the board for buoyancy.

      I trust that all the pools listed have swimming lessons for the children. If not, for those listening, I urge them to contact Red Cross for their six-level Learn-to-Swim programs.

      I would love to see a hub or many hubs, one of each for every single beach in Karachi. I believe the world is unaware that Karachi has much to offer - both in geography and in culture and I urge you to continue to contribute to HubPages.

      Voted up! And I do sincerely wish to learn more!

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      Madan 

      3 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      These are very few for a big city like karachi. What about women swimming. Wish you had touched on that

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