Azure Swimming Pool

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Azure Swimming Pool
October 1996-Swimming Pool.jpg
The Azure Swimming Pool pictured in October 1996
Building information
CityPripyat, Ukraine
OSM locator map of the swimming pool within the city of Pripyat
The swimming pool in 2009

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


It was built in the 1970s and was used until 1998 (12 years after the Chernobyl disaster); during those 12 years the swimming pool was mainly used by the liquidators.[2] The swimming pool is considered one of the cleanest places of Pripyat.[3] Currently, the swimming pool and the adjacent indoor basketball court are abandoned.


Cultural references[edit]

The swimming pool appears in the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swimming Pool Azure". The Chernobyl Gallery. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Припятское: плавательный бассейн в мертвом городе". Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Припять: бассейн "Лазурный"". Retrieved 17 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Pink Floyd release new Marooned video...and TDB20 countdown!
  5. ^ Video Alyosha - Sweet People (Ukraine). 18 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2016 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Drone in Pripyat (Chernobyl) Postcards from Pripyat
  7. ^ DJI Stories - The Lost City of Chernobyl

External links[edit]

Media related to Azure Swimming Pool at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°24′26″N 30°03′30″E / 51.40715°N 30.05823°E / 51.40715; 30.05823