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10 public pools where to dive, from Milan to São Paulo

Now that many countries are approaching a long-awaited summer reopening, we present a selection of public pools to visit (and photograph).

In the movie The Swimmer (1968) Burt Lancaster plays an athletic family man who, after a party, decides to go home by swimming across all the swimming pools in his neighborhood. Of course, those are luxurious private pools in the heart of Connecticut, but just as Lancaster's character finds relief from the sweltering summer heat between one stroke and the next, so can those who lack the aforementioned comforts console themselves with this selection of public pools that can be visited during the (perhaps) first post-pandemic summer. From the precious baths of Budapest to the mosaics of the rationalist pools of the fascist era, a gallery dedicated to the architecture of swimming. 

Le Corbusier reading on a floatie.

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