If Poseidon came to Beijing, he would probably choose the quiet waters at Huiwen (pictured) for a splash about. The pride of a brand-new sports centre attached to a local middle school, not only is it the cheapest swimming pool in our selection, it is also the best value for money.
People come here to exercise, not to play. The 50m pool has three shallow-water lanes and eight deep ones, so you’ve got space to really open up your strokes. The only downside is that the opening times do restrict you to afternoon and evening swims – although at least that means you avoid the kids.One of Beijing's best public swimming pools