Azure Swimming Pool

Coordinates: 51°24′26″N 30°03′30″E / 51.40715°N 30.05823°E / 51.40715; 30.05823
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Azure Swimming Pool
October 1996-Swimming Pool.jpg
The Azure Swimming Pool in October 1996
Building information
CityPripyat, Ukraine
Coordinates51°24′24″N 30°02′57″E / 51.4068°N 30.0492°E / 51.4068; 30.0492
Width22 m
OSM locator map of the swimming pool within the city of Pripyat
The swimming pool in 2009

The Azure Swimming Pool (Ukrainian: Басейн Лазурний) is one of the indoor swimming pools in the abandoned city of Pripyat,[1][2] Ukraine, which was affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.


The complex was built in the 1970s and remained in use until 1998 (12 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster); during those 12 years the swimming pool was mainly used by Chernobyl liquidators.[3] The swimming pool was considered to be one of the cleanest places in Pripyat. [4] However, the swimming pool and the adjacent indoor basketball court have been abandoned and left to decay since its closure in 1998.

In popular culture[edit]

The swimming pool appears in the following:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming Pool Azure". The Chernobyl Gallery. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "site". The Chernobyl Gallery. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Припятское: плавательный бассейн в мертвом городе". 7 August 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Припять: бассейн "Лазурный"". Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Чорнобильська зона відчуження: Загроза смерті чи відродження? (На матеріалі подорожнього нарису Маркіяна Камиша 'Оформляндія або прогулянка в зону')" [Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Threat of death or revival? (Based on Markiyan Kamysh's travel sketch 'Decoration, or A Stroll to the Zone')]. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ Pink Floyd release new Marooned video...and TDB20 countdown!
  7. ^ Video Alyosha - Sweet People (Ukraine). 18 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2016 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Drone in Pripyat (Chernobyl) Postcards from Pripyat
  9. ^ DJI Stories - The Lost City of Chernobyl

External links[edit]

Media related to Azure Swimming Pool at Wikimedia Commons

  1. Photographs of the Azure Swimming Pool in 2016