Out of Africa: Monica swims Rwanda

Hi 1001 Pools! Patrick's favorite daughter here, writing about a pool I got to swim in while in Kigali, Rwanda. A couple of weeks ago, I met up with a good friend of mine in Kigali. I have been working and living in Nairobi this summer, and she has been working and living in Gisenyi, a town in Rwanda that borders the Democratic Republic of Congo. I left the weekend's plans up to her, and was very excited to see she had researched a list of the best pools in Kigali for me to swim in! After scrolling through her list, I settled on the Sportsview Hotel. When we got to the pool, there were 4 buff, Rwandan men doing what seemed to be a photo shoot. Unsure if I was allowed to be in their shot, I w

O Canada! Top 10 Pools!

In honor of Canada's 151st birthday, I was going to do a review of all my Canadian pools to date. But, when I realized that was 43 pools (12.5% of my total), I figured I had to slim this down. Since the Internet loves Top 10 lists, below is a gallery (click on the pictures for liner notes for each). These pools are a mix of world-class competition facilities, top-notch but not splashy training spaces, exotic one-of-a-kind gems and sentimental favorites.

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