Georg likes swimming up top
Schwimmbecken in der Therme Amadé

Georg likes swimming up top

Swimming trunks on, goggles on – and off to the Adventure Thermal Spa Amadé! Georg Oberlechner (30) swims his laps here several times a week to be fit for the next competitions and to be able to continue swimming at the top. This pleasant man from Altenmarkt is one of Austria’s best disabled swimmers. His greatest success so far: at the CPISRA World Games 2018 in Barcelona, he swam his way to runner-up in the 100 m breaststroke (class SB6) with his spastic, left-sided paralysis. Georg is also a three-times state champion in the 50 m freestyle (class S7) and 100 m breaststroke (class SB6).

Georg Oberlechner als Schwimmtalent mit Beeinträchtigung

These are amazing successes for the top-motivated competitive athlete and member of BSV Pongau. “At the Adventure Thermal Spa Amadé I can enjoy optimum conditions for my swimming training. What pleases me most is the generous attitude of the spa management,” says Oberlechner.

Unterwassershooting Georg Oberlechner

Georg Oberlechner has been working with his coach Engelbert Oppeneiger for a long time. It was he who realised early on that swimming is the best sport for his protégé. But Georg also enjoys cycling and skiing. And when he wants to get away from sports, he takes out his tenor horn. He also has a passion for music!

Georg Oberlechner schwimmt gerne in der Therme Amadé

Georg Oberlechner is not the only one who enjoys swimming in the Thermal Spa Amade.

Keen swimmers, active visitors, gentle bathers or sauna fans – everyone feels at home here!

Unterwassershooting Georg Oberlechner
Die Therme Amadé im Winter
Großes Schwimmtalent mit Beeinträchtigung schwimmt gerne in der Therme Amadé

Info box


– 11 pools with water enriched with healing salts from Bad Ischl (1,354 m²), including

sports pool with swimming lanes

– 4 slides (snake, tunnel, funnel and single looping slide)

– five metre high water climbing wall

– 2 diving boards (1m and 3m high)

– 5 themed saunas

More information you can find here:

photo credits: 

Georg Oberlechner, Erlebnis-Therme Amadé

What could be nicer for someone born in Hamburg, to live in the mountains for the past 20 years? And what could be nicer for a journalist/writer from the North – to work where others take their holiday too? Sorry, it´s not work what I do daily, the written word is my passion! Writing is my vocation … and that for 40 years now. And finally, what could be nicer for a passionate writer than to meet new people every day, who are interesting, who have a story to tell and who concern themselves with subjects which bring us all joy …

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