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Aq-va-kul rivs, Malmö.jpg

Aq-Va-Kul in spring 2008.

Building information
Full name: Vattenpalatset Aq-Va-Kul
City: Malmö, Sweden
Opened: March 17 1956
Home club(s): Malmö KK
SK Ran
Name Length Width Depth Lanes
50 m pool
25 m pool
50 m
25 m


Aq-Va-Kul is a swimming complex in western Malmö city, Sweden owned by Malmö Municipality. It was built in 1956 as Simhallsbadet with a 25 m pool. In 1977 a 50 m pool was built and in 1988 a water park was added. There are also a Turkish bath and a relax division. The facility has 600,000 visitors yearly.

The name Aq-Va-Kul is a word play on the Latin word for water, aqua, and the Swedish phrase Ack, vad kul (en: Oh!, how fun)

The swimming complex was closed non-permanently on March 14 2007, because of bad maintenance but has re-opened on October 1, 2008.

Aq-Va-Kul has been the arena for seven Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships (last time in 2003), four Swedish Junior's Swimming Championships (last time in 2002), four Swedish Youth Short Course Swimming Championships finals (last time in 2006), and several meets in the FINA Swimming World Cup series in the 1990s.

The current European record on men's 800 m freestyle was set in the 25 m pool in January 1997 by German Jörg Hoffman with the time of 7:36.24.

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Coordinates: 55°35′58″N 12°59′34″E / 55.59944°N 12.99278°E / 55.59944; 12.99278