10/31/2011 02:52 pm ET | Updated Dec 31, 2011

Seven Great Hotel Lap Pools

Let's face it: travel can be exhausting.

One of the best ways to battle jet lag and replenish energy is exercise, and for dedicated fans of swimming there's nothing better than knowing there's a pool in your hotel. Problem is, many establishments offer pools better suited for lolling than stretching out for fifty lengths.

Here are six pools I've encountered in my travels that are more than adequate for the professional swimmer -- and beautiful to boot. So pack your goggles, suit and cap and get ready to race.

Fantastic Lap Pools