The Youri-Gagarine Nautical Stadium is a newly built sports complex located in the heart of Villejuif, at the distance of 10 km from Paris-Orly International Airport and just 4.5 km from the capital. It comprises a 50-meter Olympic-standard open heated swimming pool with eight 2.5m wide swim lanes and a plain 2m deep bottom. This Olympic swimming pool is equipped with a competition watershed and state-of-the-art starting blocks located on both sides of the pool. The touch pad is embedded for time precision. Structurally, it consists of three indoor swimming pools (a diving board, a 25-meter pool for advanced swimmers with 6 lap lanes and a pool for beginners). Being easily accessible by public transport (subway, tram) and additionally equipped with a large car parking space, the Nautical Stadium boasts numerous recreational facilities. The athletes will have changing rooms with showers and toilets at their disposal. The enclosure has a fence and an anti-intrusion system to ensure optimal training conditions. Thus, you will be able to organize individual sessions.
The Youri-Gagarine Nautical Stadium is also equipped with saunas and a hammam, but above all, a large 1800m² open space with a garden and a future street workout station that will allow athletes to warm up. Athletes have also access to a beach volleyball court in the complex outdoor garden. Finally, a large conference hall can be used for screening and mental preparation. Thus, the Youri-Gagarine Nautical Stadium is an ideal place to host the athletes and support them in their physical preparation.
Located directly opposite the Nautical Stadium, the Colette-Besson Sports Hall is a spacious sports complex equipped, among other things, with a 1250m² gym and a 350-seat grandstand, a state-of-the-art gym, and a large conference hall. This state-of-the-art framework will be available to athletes all throughout the competitions. Many hotels located nearby (2 to 4 stars) may host delegations during their stay.
In 2018 and 2019, the Youri-Gagarine Nautical Stadium successively hosted the French Championships and the European Adaptive Sports Championships. Hundreds of athletes from dozens of countries came to compete for several days. This is a real success, both in terms of the performance and organization. Finally, the Villejuif American Swimming Club organizes annual inter-club events, as well as the Lucien Zins Trophy, which brings together the best regional swimming experts.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities International airport nearby Hospital nearby Weights room Sauna