Maps to Get to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Home of the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships

We’ve gotten a ton of questions over the past few months about the exact location of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center for those of our readers who plan on attending the meet and might want to strategically map out their hotel and restaurant accommodations. Good news! With the help of one of our friends, Tony Baker, we’ve been able to pin down the organizing committee into sending us an exact map outlining the pool’s location. (More after the picture).

Map of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Home of the 2011 FINA World Swimming and Aquatics Championships

Map of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Home of the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships

That clears it all up, right? Well, not really. Luckily we were able to put that location into Google Maps and get a much better picture of where the pool is actually located.

Notice below that Google hasn’t updated their maps to reflect the newly built infrastructure leading to and from the pool. The road on the far left of the map above is identified as “YanJiang Highway” on the map below. The actual location of the facility will be where the Google Map below says “Yaojiache”. If you open up the larger google map, you can even click (in the upper right hand corner) an option to add transit (subway) routes, which will definitely be your friend as Shanghai has some of the worst traffic in the world.

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Have any other questions? Be sure to ask us, and we’ll use our resources and connections to try and get them answered! Get excited, it’s less than 100 days until Shanghai!

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Nicolas Santa Maria

how to get in subway to the oriental sport center?? name & line of the closest metro station? thanks!!

Damian Jones

I recommend overseas swim fans stay in the Lujiazui area (line 2), PuDong Avenue area (line 4), Nanpu Bridge/Xizang Nan Lu (also line 4) or People’s Square (The main metro cross over). The Metro system is easy to use in Shanghai and you should be at the Swimming centre within 20 minutes. Shanghai taxi’s are also abundant and affordable. I have recommended these areas as the area around the swimming centre isn’t one of the more happening places in Shanghai. Other areas of interest: Henshan Lu (line 1) – The main bar area Tianzifan Centre (restaurant’s, bars, old style shops) Xintiendi (a place to go if you have money … for food and drinks). The Bund is ok but i’d… Read more »

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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