Mon, June 22, 2009
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'Water Cube' opened to public

2009-06-22 05:45:09 GMT2009-06-22 13:45:09 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Eight-year-old boy Bi Sheng, who is the first visitor to dive into the swimming pool at the National Aquatics Center, gestures in front of the camera, on June 20, 2009. [CFP]

People swim as a lifeguard watches on at the warm-up pool of the National Aquatics Center, also known as "Water Cube" in Beijing, on June 20, 2009. [CFP]

Swimmers rest at the warm-up pool of the National Aquatics Center, also known as "Water Cube" in Beijing, on June 20, 2009. [CFP]

A man takes a health check before swimming at the warm-up pool of the National Aquatics Center, also known as "Water Cube" in Beijing, on June 20, 2009. [CFP]

This photo taken on June 20, 2009 shows an general view of the warm-up pool of the National Aquatics Center, also known as "Water Cube" in Beijing. It was the first day it was opened to public swimmers since last year's Olympic Games. [CFP]

The 'Water Cube' opened the warm-up pool to public swimmers last Saturday. People who want to swim there have to get a health check and a deep water certificate before entering the pool. The pool will be open Thursday to Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm until October. The entrance fee is 50 yuan ($7) for two hours.

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