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Johannesburg’s Public Pools Reopen on Spring’s First Day



The City of Johannesburg has announced its readiness to launch the upcoming swimming pool season throughout the metro, bringing excitement to residents and visitors alike.

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Community Development, Councillor Lubabalo Magwentshu, shared that the anticipated season will commence with 57 swimming pools under operation. He stated that starting September 1, 2023, 18 pools will open their doors to the public for enjoyment as reported by The South African. The enthusiasm doesn’t stop there, as an additional 29 pools are set to welcome swimmers during the season, extending until the end of March 2024. MMC Magwentshu encouraged individuals to take full advantage of this opportunity to indulge in aquatic recreation.

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MMC Magwentshu also outlined the operation hours for these pools. From Tuesday to Friday, swimming hours will be from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, while weekends offer fun from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This timing provides an ideal way to escape the heat and savour outdoor activities.

With entry tariffs starting at just R6 and increasing for more premium experiences, the cost of admission is minimal, considering the refreshing and enjoyable encounters these pools promise. MMC Magwentshu emphasised that citizens should embrace the opportunity to enjoy these facilities and immerse themselves in the spirit of the season.


MMC Magwentshu also highlighted the diverse range of activities beyond swimming that these pools will offer. He encouraged everyone to participate in swimming, engaging in water aerobics sessions, and enhancing their water safety knowledge. This initiative provides an inclusive space for seasoned swimmers and those new to the experience, emphasising the importance of safety for all attendees.

While promoting the joys of the upcoming swimming season, MMC Magwentshu also reminded us about maintaining a safe and respectful environment. He cautioned against prohibited actions such as pushing, running, bringing glass items into pool areas, and consuming alcohol and smoking narcotics. Upholding a secure and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees is of paramount importance.

In conclusion, MMC Magwentshu invited families and friends to join in the celebrations, bask in the summer atmosphere, and create lasting memories at the City of Johannesburg’s Public Swimming Pools. The forthcoming season promises diverse activities, making it an enticing destination for leisure and skill-building endeavours.

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