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Where to swim if you live in Madrid and surroundings?

We collect several reservoirs and lagoons frequented by swimmers and triathletes

Not all of us are lucky enough to live near the sea, but we are not left without options to carry out our swimming workouts in open waters.

Next we show you various reservoirs and lagoons frequented by swimmers and triathletes in which it is allowed bathing in Madrid, Castilla La Mancha and nearby areas.

Region of Madrid

Where to swim if you live in Madrid and surroundings?

  • The Loops (Cold scrape)
  • The Villares (Star)
  • San Juan Reservoir (San Martín de Valdeiglesias). Known as "The Wall" and "Virgin of the New"
  • Alberche Beach (Fresno Village)

Official information Madrid: https://www.comunidad.madrid/servicios/salud/zonas-bano

Castilla La Mancha

  • Lagoons of Ossa de Montiel (Albacete)
  • Ruidera lagoons (Ciudad Real)
  • La Toba Reservoir (Basin)
  • Buendía Reservoir (Basin)
  • Couple reservoir (Guadalajara)
  • Pálmaces Reservoir (Guadalajara)
  • Cazalegas Reservoir (Toledo)
  • Villafranca de los Caballeros Lagoon (Toledo)

Consult official information: https://sanidad.castillalamancha.es/ciudadanos/zonas-de-agua-de-ba%C3%B1o

Other nearby areas

  • Burguillo Reservoir, Iruelas Valley (Ávila)
  • Pontoon reservoir, La Granja (Segovia)

Some tips for swimming in open water

At this time of year it is very likely that you have to use Neoprene and a buoy to carry out your workouts, but we also give you the following tips for safe practice:

  • Train accompanied
  • Use visible material (Ex .: bright color cap) and safety (buoy)
  • Know the area before starting (temperature, depth, currents, monitoring, etc.)
  • Locate departure areas and rest in case you need it
  • Check the official information of the bathing area and complies with regulations

We already have options to go back to doing what we like the most, be careful and enjoy every stroke!

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