at/in the swimming pool

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Which preposition should I use in the following context? I'd choose 'in'. Am I right?

- Do you like swimming?
- Yes, but only at/in the swimming pool.

Thank you for your comments in advance.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Your context is ambiguous. Are you talking about the action of swimming, or the action of visiting a place where you swim? Those use different preposiations:

    You swim in water. :tick:
    You swim at water.:cross:

    You swim in a pool.:tick:
    You swim at a pool. :cross:

    You are at a location (a public swimming pool, the ocean, a lake) when you swim.:tick:
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