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At Swimming Centre VesiVeijari, you get to enjoy the thrill of winter swimming in facilities specially designated for this purpose.

The winter swimming pool and saunas are available from early autumn to spring.

 

Winter swimming from 11th of September 2023 till 11th of May 2024:

  • Monday-Thursday 12-21
  • Saturday 9-18

 

Arrive to your winter swimming booking before the cashier closes.

Leave the winter swimming facilities immediately after your booking ends.

Check possible special opening hours from the booking calendar https://webtimmi.kokkola.fi (or Opening hours).

 

NB!

  • Swimming time: 1 h/person
  • Restriction on the number of people: max 6 customers/men’s/women’s changing room
  • Book a session online: https://webtimmi.kokkola.fi
  • Register and create an account as a private person in webtimmi under Liikuntapalvelut and book your winter swimming session in advance!
  • Bookings only on the hour!
  • No regular bookings!
  • The total price of the booking will be charged if the booking is not cancelled.

 

Additional information:

💻 uimahalli@kokkola.fi

☎ 040 806 8042

 

Winter swim instructions:

  1. Warm up your muscles well before going into the cold water.
  2. If you go from the sauna to a swim, let your body cool down before swimming.
  3. Move calmly as walkways and stairs can be icy and slippery.
  4. Newer jump into cold water, use stairs.
  5. Breathe calmly when going in to the water, cold water can cause harmless breathing blockage until you get use to it.
  6. It is advisable to start by just dipping into the water and then gradually extend the time you spend in the water.
  7. Dress warmly after swimming and drink plenty of lukewarm water or juice.
  8. Do not swim while intoxicated or ill.
  9. Take you friend with you.
  10. If you have doubts concerning your health, you should first consult a physician and discuss the risk related to this activity.

The number of visits in cold water, the duration of swimming and whether or not you go to the sauna are individual choices. Listen to your own body so you know what works for you. Even a child can try winter swimming.

 

Winter swimming is possible also at the Palma winter swimming site.