Swimming Para swimming
Located in the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, the Saint-Étienne metropolitan area has a population of 400,000 people. The city is just 2 hours and 50 minutes from Paris by TGV (high speed) train, 50 minutes by car from Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport and just 15 minutes from Saint-Étienne/Bouthéon Airport. As France’s only UNESCO "Creative City of Design," it is the 4th ranked French city with more than 160,000 inhabitants in terms of quality of life (Ville où il fait bon vivre). Saint-Etienne is situated at the gateway to the Pilat Natural Park, with its vast green expanses and mountains culminating at a peak of 1,431 metres, providing the ideal playground to get into great physical condition. The Raymond-Sommet swimming pool has a 50-metre Olympic pool and a diving pool. Open 7 days a week, a permanent team of technicians is at your disposal to meet all your needs. The staff are trained in first aid and specific hygiene standards to combat the spread of viruses and bacteria. Thanks to the recent refurbishments and improvements made to the facilities, the site is adapted to needs of people with disabilities. The swimming pool is fully accessible to people with disabilities, and fitted with specific chairs to enable people with motor disabilities to get into the water. The staff have been trained to enable them to properly receive disabled sportsmen and women and they have specific equipment to facilitate communication with people with hearing impairments. Finally, the Raymond-Sommet swimming pool is located 10 minutes from the Saint-Etienne University Hospital, where specialists in sports traumatology - who are informed about the presence of high-level sportsmen/women in the area - can respond quickly to provide high-quality medical care for athletes. Website of the City of Saint Etienne https://www.saint-etienne.fr/sports/piscines/piscine-raymond-sommet
- Over the last two years, the swimming pool has undergone major renovations costing more than €4 million, significantly improving the reception conditions for sportsmen and women;
The pool complex is managed directly by the municipality, thus facilitating its use by foreign delegations (reduced costs, provision of time-slots according to your needs, etc.);
It has a indoor car park.
Training sessions can be organised behind closed-doors.
Accommodation and/or catering on site:
There is a restaurant inside the pool complex, with a view of the pools.
Numerous hotels nearby, including:
Hotel Ibis Saint Etienne Chateaucreux (3 stars)
Hotel Ibis Budget Saint Etienne Chateaucreux (2 stars)
- French Swimming Championships
Organisation of several national competitions, including the “National Meeting” of the “Saint-Etienne Natation” club.
Training venue for the “Saint-Etienne Natation” club, whose first team has 5 swimmers on the French ministerial list of high-level athletes.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room