Valhalla Swimming Hall
|Capacity:||? (50 m pool)
? (25 m pool)
|Opened:||December 6, 1956|
|Home club(s):||Göteborg Sim
Valhalla Swimming Hall (Swedish: Valhallabadet) is a swimming hall located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Valhalla was officially opened on December 6, 1956, by Gothenburg's municipal commissioner Torsten Henriksson.
Upon completion at 67 000 m³, Valhalla was the biggest and most modern swimming facility in Sweden. The interior decoration of 700 square meters (7 535 square feet) was made by local painter Nils Wendel.
In 1959 the men's tub bathing area was rebuilt to a thermae bath. In 1967 a 50 meter outdoor swimming pool was added to the facility. During renovations and expansions in the 1980s 185 changing booth were exchanged for lockers to prevent homosexual men from meeting in the locker room area, since it had been a problem. In 1987 the outdoor pool was demolished for a new 50 meter indoor pool.
Valhallabadet was the swimming venue for the XIII FINA World Masters Championships in the summer of 2010.
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