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Largest hotel pool in Phoenix?

Old Aug 2, 14, 12:16 am
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Largest hotel pool in Phoenix?

I'm looking to spend a night in the area. Can anybody recommend a hotel with a pool large enough for lap/exercise swimming?
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Old Aug 2, 14, 10:09 am
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8. Sanctuary, Scottsdale

The hotel's stunning infinity-edge pool is enticing, but it's the two-lane, 25-yard outdoor lapper that really gets our attention, and is the reason Sanctuary makes the cut. Complete with floating lane-lines, a pace clock and toys, this wet venue is not as impressive as the seven above, but still a great place to get your swim groove on.
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For further reference, Swimmer's Guide often has hotel pools in their listings. They aren't 100% comprehensive, but are frequently quite useful:

http://www.swimmersguide.com/Default.aspx
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
I'm looking to spend a night in the area. Can anybody recommend a hotel with a pool large enough for lap/exercise swimming?
Depending on where you are staying, you can actually get out and go to a pool suited to actually swimming laps.
There's tons of good pools throughout the area, including several 50m pools. For instance, Scottsdale has 3 city pools, open to the public with very generous lap hours, for $3 per visit. Cactus pool is at Scottsdale Rd/Cactus, and is sometimes setup 50m (otherwise usually 25 yard).
Or if you'd rather, there are several masters swim groups around the area, which you could drop in with as a visitor (usually for free).
Even when it is warm, many of these pools use aerators to try to keep the water at a reasonable temperature.

I was at a conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge earlier this year, where I actually stayed there. Their spa has a 25m lap pool, but it was kept at such a warm temperature (when it wasn't really that warm out yet), where it was difficult to do much more than float.

I swim with the masters group in Mesa, and have swum in many of the pools throughout the area. Personally, I'd pick a hotel based on other perks, and just go off-property to swim. Let me know if you'd like more specific info.
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