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Pools in Japan are usually divided in two sections: lanes running the length of the pool for "serious" swimmers, and a general section for everybody else (including children etc). In the "serious" lanes, all you're allowed to do is swim up and down the lane at the same speed as others in that lane, which are typically physically marked with lane ropes. ...


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This site (in French) shows 11 bathing spots in Touraine on an interactive map. These include reservoirs (plans d'eau), converted quarries, riverside beaches, as well as lakes. Here is another interesting page (in French) from the departmental website, showing swimmable areas in Touraine. Lastly according to this other website, the closest swimming location ...


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In my answer below, I use the Nagai Park swimming pool as a reference, but I think it is almost identical to other swimming pools in Japan. It is totally not allowed to swim in any direction parallel to the width of the pool. Almost the same as what was already mentioned by @jpatokal in his answer, each lane has its own purpose (probably scheduled ...


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The Bostalsee and the Losheimer See are indeed nice spots. But you may also consider a trip across the border to Remerschen. There are lakes where swimming is legal and safe. From Saarbr├╝cken it is a 45 minutes drive. More or less the same as if you drive to the Bostalsee or the Losheimer See. Depending on where you live in the Saarland, Remerschen might ...


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Well, you have nailed it pretty well because Saarland is the smallest non-city state in Germany and there are not many lakes. Bostalsee in 66625 Nohfelden. Very nice lake with several smaller lakes in vicinity. Stausee Losheim in 66679 Losheim am See. River quality has improved so much that bathing and swimming should be no problem, even in the Saar. ...



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