Swimming and bathing
|Feature : Swimming and bathing|
|Anything related to swimming and bathing activities|
In general we have the water area of a swimming pool and the facility itself. The facility can be swimming or bathing oriented. A Way is drawn around the perimeter (including meadow, playgrounds, buildings, and if you want to also parking areas).
Nature baths with no facilities and no signage
We don't map nature baths without signage (it is not verifiable) other than the surface, e.g. sand, rock and the paths/roads leading to it. There must be a sign as a bare minimum to tag it using the tags below.
Water area of a swimming pool
Enclosed natural water area inside a facility
Natural water where swimming is possible
natural=water + water=lake/river/... and/or waterway=river (only for rivers, may be the only tagging for narrow rivers so no natural=water) and leisure=bathing_place + sport=swimming (placed at or near the shore/bank)
All of the following may be refined by
+ opening_hours=* + website=* + wheelchair=* + lifeguard=yes/no (inside the water, and emergency=lifeguard for their base/tower) + supervised=yes/no (outside the water) + indoor=yes/no + outdoor=yes/no + location=* + access=private (if membership is needed) + pets=yes/no + nudism=yes/no/customary/permissive/obligatory + topless=yes/no – female topless practice is allowed, or not + female=yes – female-only or gender segregated facility + male=yes – male-only or gender segregated facility + unisex=yes – unisex facility + clothes=swimwear – facility sells swimwear
The water park is distinguished from the swimming facility by features like water slides, rounded pools, artificial currents, islands, bridges, waterfalls etc. that make it not suitable for doing swimming as a sport. It can be both outdoor and indoor. Examples:in the Netherlands, in the USA, in Switzerland.
leisure=water_park + name=* + any tags listed in general section
Swimming pool facility
A facility containing one or more swimming pools (focussed on swimming as a sport). It can be both outdoor and indoor. Example:in England.
leisure=sports_centre (multiple pools) or leisure=sports_hall (single pool) + sport=swimming + possibly building=sports_centre or building=sports_hall + name=* + any tags listed in general section>
A facility where you can go and take a bath, e.g. an onsen, a hot spring, a hammam or a thermal bath. It must have something more than just showers, but it may be anything from bath tubs up to large swimming pools. They can be both outdoor and indoor. Tag the building, and if present also the outside premises with pools. A fee may be charged for entry. Examples: Pollurinn in Island (small outdoor pools without fees).in Turkey (traditional indoor hammam with fee), in Iceland (big outdoor bath with fee),
amenity=public_bath + bath:type=onsen/hot_spring/hammam/thermal + location=outdoor/indoor + name=* + any tags listed in general section
Public bath with facilities, natural water bodies
This is a area consisting of both water and land. A designated bathing area at any kind of water that is not artificial like a swimming pool or similar. A fee may be charged for entry. Example:in Switzerland.
Public bathing place without facilities, natural water bodies
A bathing place in a natural body of water without considerable man-made facilities like toilets, showers, etc. Remember that there must be a sign or the like to make the bathing place verifiable. Also include water area only if this is verifiable on the ground, e.g. because the complete body of water is allowed for bathing. Example: Hellulaug in Iceland (small outdoor hot pot without fee).
leisure=bathing_place + name=* + any tags listed in general section
The beach resort is distinguished from a bathing beach by the full-fledged service that can include e.g. rental services for sunshades, cabins, lockers and even small cottages. That is, beaches can be "upgraded" to beach resorts. Their amenities like bars, restaurants, parking lots, small shops, toilets and showers should be mapped on their own.
leisure=beach_resort + name=* + fee=* + any tags listed in general sectio=
A facility that has a swimming pool
Add the property swimming_pool=yes to the facility which could be
Things inside a bathing/swimming facility
building=yes + description=toilets/shower/ticket booth/changing room...
Lawn for sunbathing:
Features connected to swimming area:
man_made=pier (also used for platforms within the water where swimmers can take a rest) + possibly floating=yes
man_made=tower + tower:type=diving + tower:platforms=* (number of platforms) + possibly floating=yes
playground=slide + material=plastic/glass/metal/steel/aluminium + possibly floating=yes + possibly min_age=* (minimum age of the user in years) + possibly max_age=* (maximum age of the user in years)