A swimming pool attendant in Kenya

Swimming in Kenya

Kenya’s weather is predominantly sunny all year round. Safe for July to September when the weather becomes quite cold, the rest of the months are quite warm. This makes Kenya an ideal swimming destination. No wonder then, swimming pools are dotted all over the country. Restaurants, fitness facilities, and schools are increasingly including swimming pools as essential amenities. Also, real estate developers are including community swimming pools to attract more tenants.

Besides being a recreational activity, swimming is an important sport, career, and life-saving skill. Some schools have made it a lesson to help kids learn how to swim at an early age.

You can find them in the countryside, in peri-urban areas, and in the middle of cities and towns. They are inside buildings, outside buildings, on top of buildings, behind and in front. Swimming pools are everywhere, they are in all shapes and depths.

If you are in Kenya and you don’t know how to swim, fret not.  You don’t have to know how to swim to enjoy the benefits of immersing yourself in water. If you cannot swim,  let the therapeutic water massage your body by just immersing yourself in the shallow end of the pool.

Do Hotel Swimming pools in Kenya allow walk-in customers?

Most hotels offer swimming facilities to their resident guest. Some of these allow access to the facilities to walk-in swimmers. We refer to them as open to the public. Some are open to the public but with conditions such as joining the gym,  paying monthly membership or buying a meal or seminar.

Swimming pools around the Nairobi CBD may be ideal for someone who wants to swim between work hours e.g. over the lunch hour or late in the evening. They are also ideal for someone seeking a quiet swim as those in the peri-urban tend to get quite crowded with youngsters and children over the weekend.

Swimming further afield in Kenya

Swimming pools that are away from major towns are ideal for someone looking for a weekend getaway for a sportive excursion.


Where to swim in Kenya