Årdal has outside swimming pools both in Øvre Årdal and at Årdalstangen. These facilities have amongst other things been used to hold the Norwegian Championships in swimming.
The pool in Øvre Årdal is 50x25 metres and is heated to 28 degrees Celsius. The facility includes a paddling pool for younger children, slides and a large green area for relaxation and activities. The pool has showers and toilet facilities as well as changing rooms.
The pool at Årdalstangen is 25metres and has a diving platform. The pool can be found in the centre of Årdalstangen.