Eugène Maës Watersports Arena

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The Eugène Maës Watersports Arena is situated in the centre of Caen, just two hours from Paris. It is located opposite the racecourse, with plenty of parking nearby.  The arena is a modern facility that has been fully renovated and re-opened in September 2017. It is open to users of all abilities. It boasts an outdoor 50-metre, 8-lane pool and an indoor 25-metre pool, which can be used as a warm-up or recovery area. The complex also has a 19-capacity meeting room, a team leader’s office overlooking the pools, storage facilities and an anti-doping testing facility, making it the ideal place for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to prepare for competition.

Year of construction : 2017

Location and contact

Address : 12 boulevard Yves Guillou, 14000 Caen

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This infrastructure provides training areas for the following sports

Olympic sports

Water polo
ico-Natation Artistique
Artistic swimming

Paralympic Sports


Main equipment information

  • Typical Equipment :Pool

  • Main pitch size / lengths :50m x 21m

  • Time keeping and scoring system :Water polo scoreboard

  • Profondeur moyenne :2m

  • Number of lanes / number of combat areas/ width :8

Information on ancillary equipment

1 indoor pool (25 metres, 8 lanes)

1 diving pit

1 fun pool

Other information

  • Equipement : Intercommunal
  • Gestion : Intercommunale

Cloakrooms & Sanitary

  • Cloakrooms : 17

  • Sanitary users : 12

  • Sanitaries for people with reduced mobility : 10

  • Changing rooms for people with reduced mobility : 5

  • Public sanitary facilities : 6


  • Hot and cold baths

  • Hammam

  • Sauna

  • Cryotherapie / Ice baths

  • Antidoping room

  • Physiotherapie room/Massage room

  • Work out room

  • Medical room / Infirmary

  • Behind closed doors / Possible privatization

  • Storage space

  • Caretaking

  • Video surveillance system

  • Bus parks

  • Wifi

  • Coach office

  • Relaxation room / Refreshment room

  • Meeting room

  • Dining room

  • Catering office

  • Press room

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