Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clases de natación

I just finished my second swim lesson.  I'm taking swim lessons from Emilie, a superb Instructor from Canada.  She is helping me with my conditioning and mobility.  Since my total hip replacement my doctor ordered me to do less walking and more swimming.

The lessons with Emilie are one to one in the Cuenca Olympic Pool.  The lessons are very reasonable and the pool is practically empty at 10:00 am.  I have a lane to myself. Today we were working on strengthening my flutter kick.  Admission to the Pool is $1.50 and you can buy a month's pass at a substantial discount.

I am still finding muscles that I haven't used in years but today I felt great and probably could have walked home.  Oops almost forgot there is a third pool where the water temp is 105 degrees F.  A soak in that felt really great.


  1. I am guessing this is the pool at the Coliseo. What temp is this one? You got me lost talking about a third pool and I couldn't find the second pool. Maybe to much water on the brain. LOL

  2. There are 3 pools in the Coliseo Complex. The big swimming pool, the smaller diving pool and the Hot Pool.

  3. I'm curious, how much do lessons cost?

  4. $7 per hour - one studen/one instructor.

  5. lezcarp@gmail.comJuly 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I am a lifelong daily lap swimmer who is considering retiring to Ecuador, but I MUST be within walking/bus distance of an affordable pool. I tried to find a website or any contact information for the pool you mention, Jefferson Coliseo Complex, without success. (1) What is its website, email, phone number, or street address? (2) What part of town is it in? (3) What is the cost of a pass for one month? One year? Thanks!

    1. In my last post I mentioned that I'm retiring the blog. My new blog is cuencatechlife.wordpress.com

      1- don't know if the pool has a website
      2-The pool is in the Northwest part of town on Doce de Abril and Unidad Nacional
      3- $1.50 per day $30 per month.
      Most of the time there are only 10 -20 people in an Olympic size pool with 10 lanes.