Eriksdalsbadet

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Coordinates: 59°18′16″N 18°4′33″E / 59.30444°N 18.07583°E / 59.30444; 18.07583

Eriksdalsbadet
Eriksdalsbadet 2006.jpg
Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm, summer 2006
Building information
Full name Eriksdalsbadet
City Stockholm, Sweden
Home club(s)

Eriksdalsbadet is the biggest swimming centre in Stockholm, Sweden The outdoor pool was built for the 1962 European Aquatics Championships. The new Eriksdalsbadet was built 1999 and was designed by architect Björn Thynberger.

Facilities[edit]

It has:

  • 25 m swimming pool with a depth of mostly 2.5 m but it varies due to a specially-constructed raisable floor. Hosting FINA Swimming World Cup and Arena Diving Champions Cup annually.
  • 50 m pool (Olympic size swimming pool) with a depth of 2.20 m at the edges and 2.60 m in the middle of the pool
  • 50 m outdoor pool
  • bubble pools
  • learning pool
  • "Lilla bassängen", the small pool, also with a raisable floor, most commonly 90 cm deep
  • diving tower with 3.5 m and 10 m high platforms
  • an adventure world for children

The water temperature is usually 27 degrees Celsius.

SK Neptun, Stockholmspolisens IF, SoIK Hellas, Stockholms KK and Spårvägens SF all use Eriksdalsbadet for training.

Security issues[edit]

In 2016, reports of possible sexual abuse in pools used by both men and women prompted officials at the Eriksdalsbadet to separate the pools by gender on certain occassions, with one for women and one for men.[1] According to unit manager Sara Franzén Shilwan, Eriksdalsbadet takes all reports of abuse seriously, and "all incidents are reported to the police."[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Könsuppdelade bubbelpooler efter sexuella ofredanden - P4 Stockholm". RadioSveriges (in Swedish). 8 January 2016. Under lång tid har badhuset fått önskemål om en pool för kvinnor och en för män och i november och under december har polisanmälningarna om sexuellt ofredande ökat, berättar Sara Franzén Shilwan, enhetschef på Eriksdalsbadet. Enhetschef Sara Franzen Shilwan säger att man tar problemet på allvar, alla incidenter polisanmäls.