DC swimming

DC swimming

Post by Rich Randol » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00


   My family and I will be in Washington DC for a few days of vacationing and
 I'm trying to find a pool for serious lap swimming before I make hotel
 reservations. I have vague ideas of two:

   1. A swim center in the Rockville/Bethesda area. Would someone have the
 address/Telephone # of this place? Any other information would also be
 appreciated.

                             or

   2. Is there a State of ***ia Rec center with pool in the Arlington area?
 I'd also need an address/telephone # and anything else you could provide.

    Thanks in advance.

                                  --Rich

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey Roddi » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>   My family and I will be in Washington DC for a few days of vacationing and
> I'm trying to find a pool for serious lap swimming before I make hotel
> reservations. I have vague ideas of two:

>   1. A swim center in the Rockville/Bethesda area. Would someone have the
> address/Telephone # of this place? Any other information would also be
> appreciated.
>                                  --Rich


Montgomery Aquatic Center in North Bethesda (close to Rockville border)
is an indoor 50m pool set-up as 2 25m courses.  Their phone number is
(301) 468-4211 and they are located on Executive Lane (1 block West of
Rockville Pike.  Use Marinelli Road or a crossroad).  Another pool about
15 minutes North is the Rockville Municipal Swim Center (RMSC).  They
have a beautiful outdoor 50m pool, an indoor 25y pool, indoor 25m pool
and finally an outdoor play pool for the kids (large slide).  Their phone
number is (301) 424-7403.

-Jeff Roddin

 
 
 

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Post by bender.. » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00

pool for serious lap swimming before I make hotel

Quote:
>  reservations. I have vague ideas of two:

>    1. A swim center in the Rockville/Bethesda area. Would someone have the
>  address/Telephone # of this place? Any other information would also be
>  appreciated.

>                              or

>    2. Is there a State of ***ia Rec center with pool in the Arlington
area?
>  I'd also need an address/telephone # and anything else you could provide.

>     Thanks in advance.

>                                   --Rich


     In Arlington, ***ia:
       - YorkTown High

       - Washington-Lee High, Fairfax Drive : 25 yard lap pool
       very close to the Ballston Metro station

 
 
 

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Post by hirschm.. » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

There are lots of pools in the DC area you can use.  We have the
distinction of having six 50M long course pools under roof as
well as many more that are summer only pools.  Somebody has
already told you about the Montgomery Aquatic Center Pool (MAC.)

It is quite far out if what you are planning to do is sightsee
Washington.  The Arlington County HS pools (three of them) are
closer in.

In DC itself, there is LC pool outside on Haines Point (quite
safe it right next to the US Park Police HQ.  It is officially
known at East Potomac Park.  It is operated by DC Rec and Parks
whose phone number is 202-576-6436.  They also have a pool in
Georgetown and the Francis pool just west of DuPont Circle.
Check with them for pool hours.  They are varying quite a bit
this summer due to the tight District budget.

A very nice, very uncrowded pool is at Prince George's Comm Coll,
its a 50m by 25y pool.  Phone number is 301-336-6000. There are
three LC pools (indoors) in Fairfax Cty run by their park
authority.  They are Oak Marr, Lee Dist and Wakefield.  They also
have at least 4 SC pools.  The City of Alexandria has a pool.

Finally their is LC Pool run by the Md Natl Capital Park Auth
called Fairland that is south of Laurel; just off of I-95.  They
also have a bunch of smaller pools.

I'd decide where I wanted to stay to sightsee and then see what
pool is most convenient.

 
 
 

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Post by James G. Ack » Thu, 29 Jun 1995 04:00:00

: There are lots of pools in the DC area you can use.  We have the
: distinction of having six 50M long course pools under roof as
: well as many more that are summer only pools.  Somebody has
: already told you about the Montgomery Aquatic Center Pool (MAC.)

        (Note:  Not one of these 50m pools ever sets up for a
LC workout!!!  Hains Point does, but it is outdoors, as stated.)

: It is quite far out if what you are planning to do is sightsee
: Washington.  The Arlington County HS pools (three of them) are
: closer in.

        MAC is, however, about as convenient to Metro as
you can get.  Oak Marr (mentioned below) is fairly close to the
Vienna Metro, but still requires a drive.

: A very nice, very uncrowded pool is at Prince George's Comm Coll,
: its a 50m by 25y pool.  Phone number is 301-336-6000. There are

        Two problems with that:  I'm not sure if they're easily
open to the general public, and they aren't convenient to
anything except USAir Arena.  But it's a great facility.

: three LC pools (indoors) in Fairfax Cty run by their park
: authority.  They are Oak Marr, Lee Dist and Wakefield.  They also
: have at least 4 SC pools.  The City of Alexandria has a pool.

        Alexandria's pool is Chinquapin Rec Center.  Fairfax
County also has smaller public pools in Falls Church (Providence),
Springfield (South Run) and McLean (Spring Hill).  If the
family wants to shop at in the Tysons Corner Mega-Mall area,
Spring Hill is very close to that.

: Finally their is LC Pool run by the Md Natl Capital Park Auth
: called Fairland that is south of Laurel; just off of I-95.  They
: also have a bunch of smaller pools.

        Much as I admire the building, Fairland is the _worst_
choice for training.  (No reflection on the person posting
this information!)  Clocks are badly placed, water temperature
is way too high, and the price has gone up.  And unless you're
going to Baltimore, it's inconvenient to anything.

: I'd decide where I wanted to stay to sightsee and then see what
: pool is most convenient.

        If it 'twere me, I'd stay in Fairfax, utilize Oak Marr,
and take Metro into the city.  Also convenient to Manassas
Battlefield Park and I-66 out to the Shenandoah.  Watch out for
the flash flooding if you go west this week, though.

        Maybe we ought to have a FAQ on DC swimming, written
by someone named Jeff, obviously.

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Post by Mike Kilgore/Barry Hadda » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Several of the Masters Swimming Teams are training Long Course during the
summer months.  I Train Long Course With Anne Sumser, Oak Marr Masters at
the Westwood Country Club.  She allows visitors and other to train. (fee
apply of course).  Also DC Aquatic Club and DC Park & Rec Masters swim
Long Course.
 
 
 

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Post by Brun » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00

You should try to find the book Swimmer's Guide in a bookstore.  There is
plenty of place to swim.  Or if you don't find it in a store, you might
call Swimming world at 310 607 9956.  They have this book for sell. The price
is $16.95 plus shipping and handling.
                                             Bruno...

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Pede » Sun, 02 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Several of the Masters Swimming Teams are training Long Course during the
>summer months.  I Train Long Course With Anne Sumser, Oak Marr Masters at
>the Westwood Country Club.  She allows visitors and other to train. (fee
>apply of course).  Also DC Aquatic Club and DC Park & Rec Masters swim
>Long Course.

 Actually there are 3 morning (long course)workouts at Haines Point in D.C.
They are all coached by John Flanagan. Workouts start at 5:30am and run from
5:30am to 7:00, 7:00 to 8:30 and 8:30 to 10:00am. We have folks of all speeds.
While it is mainly a Masters workout there are some college swimmers who show
up. John has been coaching for 20 years and is also a coach at George
Washington U. The yardage ranges from 3000 meters to 5000+ meters. If you need
more info on the workout call John at 703-524-0833.