Bassel al-Assad Swimming Complex

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Bassel al-Assad Swimming Complex
Basel inter pool.JPG
Location Aleppo, Syria  Syria
Coordinates 36°12′48″N 37°07′30″E / 36.21333°N 37.12500°E / 36.21333; 37.12500Coordinates: 36°12′48″N 37°07′30″E / 36.21333°N 37.12500°E / 36.21333; 37.12500
Owner Government of Syria
Operator General Sports Federation of Syria
Capacity 1,100
Opened 1998
Construction cost US$ 10 million (re-construction)

Bassel al-Assad Swimming Complex (Arabic: منشأة باسل الأسد للسباحة‎‎) is a swimming centre in Aleppo, Syria, featuring an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool with a seating capacity of 1,100 spectators. The complex was opened in 1998, and re-constructed in 2010 at a cost of US$ 10 million.[1]


  • Indoor Olympic swimming pool.
  • Indoor tennis court.
  • Ice-skating hall.
  • Bowling saloon.
  • 2 squash halls.
  • Fitness centre.

August 2013 bombing[edit]

On 22 August 2013, a suicide bomber belonging to the Syrian armed opposition has targeted a students' gathering in one of the restaurants of the complex. As a result of the bombing, 10 people were killed including teenage girls and male journalists. More than 20 were seriously wounded.[2][3]