The Community of Madrid registered this summer 34% more users in its public pools
The Community of Madrid has registered 34% more users this summer in its four public swimming pools in a season that started in June and ended this past weekend. Specifically, 193.837 visitors have chosen the facilities managed by the regional Executive: the Puerta de Hierro Sports Park, San Vicente de Paul, Canal de Isabel II and M-86. The increase this summer has been +49.613 people compared to the previous figures.
Of the 4 public swimming pools, it was the Puerta de Hierro Sports Park that had the most bathers (110.428), followed by the Canal de Isabel II (46.936), the outdoor ones at the M86 Swimming Center (20.403) and San Vicente de Paul (16.070). The high temperatures and the lifting of the sanitary measures decreed last year due to the pandemic have provided a greater influx of public.
The swimming pools of the Community of Madrid have had frozen rates for four years. Likewise, and with the aim of promoting healthy leisure activities in the open air, the regional government has provided free access during this year for children from 0 to 2 years of age, victims of terrorism and their families, and people with greater disabilities. 33% as well as their companion. Also, large families, under 13 years of age and over 65 have benefited from a 30% discount.
Similarly, 33.479 Madrid holders of the Community of Madrid Youth Card have had free access.
The facilities of the Puerta de Hierro Sports Park, in the Fuencarral-El Pardo district of the capital, have the largest outdoor pool in Europe, with an area of more than 25.000 square meters. This space houses two swimming pools, one multi-purpose and the other for children, surrounded by grassy beaches.
As for the Canal de Isabel II center, located in the Chamberí district, it offers an area of more than 4.400 square meters, with two swimming pools, one for general use and the other for children.
The M-86 Swimming Center, located in the Retiro district, in addition to being a Technification Center, managed by the Madrid Swimming Federation, has an aquatic area for recreational use.
Lastly, the San Vicente de Paul sports complex, in the Carabanchel district, covers an area of more than 3.000 square meters and also has two swimming pools.