Are indoor pools safe in a thunderstorm?

No, both indoor and outdoor pools are unsafe because a strike to any part of the complex will have a significant effect on all of it. The NCAA and YMCA both have policies that mandate evacuation of indoor pools in the event of a thunderstorm. While there have not been any recorded deaths as a result of swimming indoors during a lightning storm, isn’t it best to play it safe.

the national Lightning Safety Institute online.

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