Enjoy quality sports experiences in Tarragona
The Sylvia Fontana swimming pool, in the Anella Mediterrània of Tarragona, is a facility distinguished with the Sports Tourism mark awarded by the Catalan Tourism Agency (ACT).
It has a biomass boiler for air-conditioning and a thermal blanket to maintain the temperature during cold nights, guaranteeing top quality sports activities all year round.
A traditionally seafaring city graced with a pleasant, mild climate is, logically, an ideal place to engage in any sport and, in particular, water sports: sailing, windsurfing, rowing, jet skiing and scuba diving are all options at the Reial Club Nàutic or at the Club de Vela Platja Llarga.
By the port's breakwater lies Parc Subaquàtic, an underwater park offering scuba enthusiasts the chance to go diving and take beautiful pictures of the seabed.
As for other sports, Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona deserves special mention. Founded in 1886, it is the oldest sports club in Spain. In the 2005-2006, the football squad was promoted to the first division of La Liga, the Spanish professional football league, placing Tarragona alongside other smaller cities now emerging thanks to their dynamism, capacity and ambition.
Tarragona also has a golf club, Costa Dorada, with an 18-hole course. However, if one includes the surrounding areas, there are six other golf courses with excellent infrastructures in exceptional locations: Bonmont Golf Club (Montroig del Camp), Reus Aigüesverdes Golf Club (Reus), La Graiera Golf Club (Calafell) and Lumine Golf Club (Vila-Seca), a sports complex made up of three golf clubs, two of which were designed by Greg Norman and the third by Green Project.
L'Anella Mediterrània (The Mediterranean Ring)
Athletics track, Sports centre, Open-air swimming pool, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna
The site of the 18th Mediterranean Games, the Anella Mediterrània is now an ideal recreational area for sport and walking. For the 2018 sporting event, this 28-hectare area has seen the renovation of facilities that had become obsolete, such as the athletics stadium, and the construction of a sports centre and an Olympic swimming pool. A large area has also been landscaped to include an artificial lake.
The area also has more than five kilometres of outdoor running tracks, a large parking area with more than five hundred parking spaces and a catering service.
The 18th Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 were held in the city of Tarragona and in 15 host municipalities from 22 June to 1 July 2018. They featured a total of 33 sporting disciplines and the largest number of registered athletes so far, 3,648.
Public transport: check the most suitable route with the journey planner of the Municipal Transport Company (EMT).
Among the different facilities in the Anella Mediterrània, the Sylvia Fontana municipal swimming pool stands out.
The Sylvia Fontana municipal swimming pool, dedicated to the former swimmer from Tarragona, has several pools: an outdoor heated pool (50x25 m with a depth of two metres and ten lanes), an indoor pool (25x16.67 m with a depth of 150-190 cm), and a learning pool (6x16.67 m with a depth of one metre).
In addition, the pool is divided by a movable bridge that allows it to be converted into two 25 m pools. It has a fixed seating area with 850 seats and an area for temporary seating.
Opening times of the Sylvia Fontana municipal swimming pool (2023-2024 season):
- from 2 October to 17 December 2023: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / Sunday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
- from 18 December 2023 to 7 January 2024: closed for maintenance work on the facility.
- from 8 January to 31 May 2024: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / Sunday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
- from 1 June to 29 September 2024: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 8.00 pm / Sunday, 10.00 am - 2.00 pm