There are several municipal outdoor pools in the area at Montsalvy, Entraygues, Estaing and Espalion. They may only be open during July and August, afternoons only. There is also a swimming pool about 1.5 miles from Banhars at the small campsite situated at the junction of the B34to St Amans de Cots and the D572 to Campouriez.
It is possible to swim in the rivers. There are various access points between Entraygues and St Projet on the Lot such as behind the Hotel du Pont at St Projet. There is also track down to the river from the road between Vieillevie and St. Projet.
The tourist offices have all the current details of the larger lakes a little further a-field but there are two lakes within easy reach near St. Amans des Cots.
Lac de la Selves
is ideal for windsurfing, canoeing and swimming. If you follow the sign to “Camping des Tours”, from St. Amans, there is a large parking area and access to the lake where you will find a spacious grassy area, ideal for picnics and sunbathing. You can hire windsurfers from the campsite. There is also a swimming pool and bar with terrace, belonging to the campsite.
Presqu’ile de Laussac, Barrage de Sarrens
This 7km long lake is part of the immense EDF barrage system but no less beautiful for it! Hire pedalos, canoes or a small motorboat at the campsite on the Presqu’île de Laussac, where there are also 2 restaurants. You can picnic or barbeque on the shore and swim in the lake.
Lac de St. Etienne
at Rénac, where you can simply lie on a beach and swim in the lake or wind-surf, jet ski, water ski, hire a pedalo or just go for a walk. From Aurillac follow signs for Montauban/Figeac and after a couple of miles pick up the signs on your right for Lac de St. Etienne.
is a very pretty lake and village just above Entryagues where you can picnic and swim.