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45 minutes before I need to be at the airport. But I'm sweaty. Is there a sauna that I could visit? Yes there is. Santa's sauna.
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May 2018, Santasport, Rovaniemi, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Benvengudo, near Arles, France. Nice pool!
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May 2018, Benvengudo, Arles, France
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Pool at the Big Bear Frontier
When visiting the Big Bear Lake ski areas, I stayed one night in the village, and obviously had to try their pool. Even if there was no sauna...
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March 2018, Big Bear Frontier, Big Bear Lake, California, USA
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Another visit to Kuusijärvi
1/ It is -15C 2/ I had a nice smoke sauna & dip to lake 3/ But my car... dead. Now waiting for the tow truck.
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February 2018, Kuusijärvi, Vantaa, Finland
Sauna (Smoke); Swimming (Outdoor, Ice, Water, Waterbody-Lake, Beach)

Swim in the East Itäkeskuksen Uimahalli
I visited the Itäkeskus swimming hall after many years of not being there. It is one of my favourite community swimming pools.
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February 2018, Itäkeskuksen uimahalli, Helsinki, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Underground, Waterbody-Pool)

February Swim
I went for a swim in the Allas Sea Pool today, again. Except that now it is February, and it is -5 C outside.
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February 2018, Allas, Helsinki, Finland
Swimming (Outdoor, Ice, Beach, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Sauna at the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
Janne and I visited Interlaken, and stayed at the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage. A grand, old style hotel, and I of course also wanted to visit their pool & saunas department.
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January 2018, Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken, Switzerland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Upper House Spa. Wow.
It was worth waking up at 6:45am for this. If I wanted to visit the Upper House Spa at the 20th floor of this Göteborg skyscraper, I had go early before my meetings.
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January 2018, Upper House, Göteborg, Sweden
Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Kazakhstan Sauna!
It turned out that our hotel, the Uyut in Almaty had a sauna, and a small jacuzzi. The sauna was almost too hot, and there was no way to throw water on it.
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January 2018, Hotel Uyut, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Kuusijärvi Smoke Sauna
Kuusijärvi smoke sauna and beach. Great public sauna, maybe best around Helsinki (?)
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January 2018, Kuusijärvi, Vantaa, Finland
Sauna (Smoke); Swimming (Ice, Water, Waterbody-Lake, Outdoor)

Reno Swimming
I finally managed to test the pool area in the Homewood Suites hotel in Reno. It was OK, even if there was no sauna... at least there was a hot jacuzzi! :-)
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December 2017, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Reno, Nevada, USA
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

December Swim
I went for a sauna and swim in the Allas Seapool today. Late arrival, after 8pm... and they were already closing at 9pm.
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December 2017, Allas, Helsinki, Finland
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Swissotel Singapore Sauna... Closed WTF?
I arrived... and needed a sauna. Or at least an excuse to completing that document. Actually, I really needed a sauna to wash off travel and to warm me up from the freezing aircon climate.
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November 2017, Fairmont Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

No swim for you
No swim for you Sir... because thunderstorm. Ok, but at least I got wet from the rain as I walked to the pool at the Swissotel & Fairmont Singapore.
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November 2017, Fairmont Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
Swimming (None)

Memory of a Sauna
Visited the Memory Hotel sauna. Free, but needs to be reserved. Sauna reservations are not my thing. But not a bad sauna at all! There's also a pool.
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October 2017, Memory Hotel, Kista, Sweden
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Santa Monica Beach
For some reason, one of my favourite places in the greater Los Angeles area is Santa Monica. Maybe it is because on my first trip I stayed there, various fun memories from all my time there. Or the beach.
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August 2017, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, California, USA
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Sea, Beach)

This is the 10th set of articles. The previous sets were set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4, set 5, set 6, set 7, set 8, and set 9. The next sets are set 11, and set 12.

The Planetswimmer articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, urban exploration, climbing, cycling, flying, caves, and saunas.