Swimming badge examinations

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Friday: 7 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 9:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 5 pm

Ticket office closes 1 hour, pool closes 30 minutes before the end of opening hours.
On Saturday and Sunday the pool hall cannot be used from 12 pm – 1:30 pm.

Monday: 3 pm – 9:45 pm (Mixed)
Tuesday: 3 pm – 9:45 pm (Men’s Day)
Wednesday: 3 pm – 9:45 pm (Mixed)
Thursday: 3 pm – 9:45 pm (Women’s Day)
Friday: 3 pm – 9:45 pm (Mixed)
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm (Mixed)
Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm (Mixed)

Tickets are only available at the bath itself. The sauna area can be used by 30 visitors at the same time.

All opening times at a glance…
Last admission is one hour before closing time; the pools are emptied 30 minutes before closing time.

Check admission fees…

Hallenbad Kostheim
Waldhofstraße 11
55246 Mainz-Kostheim

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Accessibility by public transport:
Bus line 33 to Uthmannstraße; Mainz bus lines 56 & 57 to Hallenbad.

Are you looking for swimming badges? Look no further!

Earn swimming badges at our facilities in Kostheim – from the seahorse badge for beginners to the gold award for young swimmers. The German Life Saving Association (DLRG) holds examinations for swimming badges every Wednesday.

Please note: These are only examinations; they are not swimming lessons.

Each badge has the following requirements:

Early swimmers (seahorse)

  • Jump from the edge of the pool and 25 m swim
  • Retrieving an object with your hands from shoulder-deep water

Bronze award for young swimmers

  • Jump from the edge of the pool and at least 200 m swim in max. 15 mins
  • One approx. 2 m deep dive from the surface of the water with the retrieval of an object
  • 1 m dive into the pool or racing dive
  • Knowledge of bathing rules

Silver award for young swimmers

  • Racing dive and at least 400 m swim in max. 25 mins, of which 300 m on your front and 100 m on your back
  • Two approx. 2 m deep dives from the surface of the water with the retrieval of an object each time
  • 10 m distance diving
  • 3 m dive
  • Knowledge of bathing rules and personal survival

Gold award for young swimmers (9+)

  • 600 m swim in max. 24 mins
  • 50 m breast stroke in max. 1:10 mins
  • 25 m crawl
  • 50 m back crawl with frog kick (without using your arms) or
  • 50 m back crawl
  • 15 m distance diving
  • Deep dive from the surface of the water with the retrieval of 3 rings from a depth of approx. 2 m within 3 mins and max. 3 attempts
  • 3 m dive, 50 m life-saving swimming: pushing or pulling
  • Knowledge of bathing rules
  • Help with swimming and boating accidents and accidents on ice (personal survival and simple rescue)

Examination times

Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Please note:

No swimming examinations will be held on public holidays or during school holidays in Hesse.

More information

DLRG Regional Group for Rhine-Main Mainz-Kastel