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Underwater diving

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When freediving, divers try to stay underwater for as long as possible, moving in a calm, relaxed way so as to conserve energy. Divers generally dive without breathing apparatus and rely on their flippers, mask and snorkel.
Underwater activities include obstacle courses, underwater communication and games such as underwater rugby. In competitions, a monofin is used to enhance the dynamics of this sport.
Source: Gioventù+Sport


CST has a 50-metre Olympic pool and another pool for non-swimmers ranging from 60 cm to 130 cm in depth. Both pools are ideal for introducing beginners to the discipline of underwater diving. Meanwhile, the 4-metre diving pool is suitable for longer and deeper dives.


The CST provides 160 sports facilities, including three triple gymnasia, a double gymnasium for artistic gymnastics, four multi-purpose halls, eight full-size football pitches, an open-air athletics complex and an indoor athletics complex, a 50m swimming pool and a diving pool, four fitness and weight-lifting rooms and a water sports centre.

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Groups are limited to a maximum of ten people. Scuba diving is not a recognized Y+S sport and can therefore not be practised in the context of Y+S. Other courses must take place under the supervision of qualified instructors.
If necessary, groups can contact Sisport Sagl to book qualified instructors. Sisport Sagl has the necessary equipment for scuba diving. For more information and details of the sport safety requirements at CST, please refer to the links below.


National Youth Sports Centre Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero
+41 58 468 61 11
+41 58 468 61 02



Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office hours may be limited at weekends from November to February.

National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero