Swimming

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Watauga Swim TeamWatauga Swim Team is a year-round, non-profit, USA swim team that practices at the Watauga County Swim Complex in Boone, NC. Contact info: 828-414-3581, Coach information School Year practice schedule (beginning August 11, 2012):

    • Blue Gills: M, T, Th 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Sat. 9:30 – 10:30 am
    • Sea Turtles: M, T, Th 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Sat. 9:30 – 10:30 am
    • Wave Runners: M, T, Th 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Sat. 9:30 – 11:30 am
    • Seniors: M, T, Th 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Sat. 9:30 – 11:30 am

“Unofficial” Masters Workout Group- Workouts Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-10:00 at the County Swim Complex. Contact Barbie 828-266-2155 or Paula 828-964-9378 for more information.

Masters Swim Group- Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30-7:00 am and 5:00-6:30 pm at the Broyhill Wellness Center. These times are set as an opportunity for you to meet up with others that are interested in swimming with a group, and to dedicate having a 1500 and 3000 yard workout posted each Monday and Wednesday to give you some inspiration and to change up your swim routine. This is a group open to any and all levels of fitness and experience. There will also be someone on hand once a week for the morning and evening workout to help provide feedback and advice for those of you new to structured swimming. Contact Jacob Florence, jflorence@apprhs.org, for more information.

Watauga County Parks and Recreation Swim ComplexIndoor pool for use by the community that requires a small fee. Additional information. 231 Complex Drive, Boone NC 28607; (828)-264-0270, Contact: John Forrest at john.forrest@watgov.org

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System – Paul H. Broyhill Wellness CenterIndoor pool for use by Wellness Center members. 232 Boone Heights Dr., Boone, NC 28607, 828-266-1060. For swim lesson information contact Meaghan Morgan at mmorgan@apprhs.org. Other options include: H2O Fitness, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Low Impact Aqua Aerobics, Deep Water Fitness, Prenatal Aqua Aerobics, Aquatic Personal Training, and Swim Stroke Clinics. Pool Hours Monday- Thursday: 6 am-7:30 pm Friday: 6 am – 7 pm Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm Sunday: 1 pm – 4:30 pm Family Swim Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm Saturday: 12pm-3pm Sunday 1pm-4:30pm

Lees-McRae College Pool: Rhea-Lyons Swimming Pool at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. The public is welcome to swim laps, take swim lessons or participate in water aerobics. The summer schedule runs from June 3 to August 9. Admission to the pool is $1. Keep in mind that two lanes of the pool are open for lap swim even during posted open swim hours. The pool is closed Sunday and Monday with a few exceptions during the summer. The regular schedule for summer is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday: 8-10 a.m. lap 10-11 a.m. water aerobics 1-5 p.m. open 5-6 p.m. lap Wednesday and Friday: 8-10 a.m. lap 1-5 p.m. open Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. swim lessons 1-4 p.m. open The pool will be closed for the Independence Day holiday. For additional information, call (828) 898-8725, or log on towww.webcalendar.lmc.edu for a full listing of pool hours. The Rhea-Lyons Swimming Pool is located in the back of Williams Gymnasium on the Lees-McRae College campus.

Blowing Rock Pool (Robbins Pool at Broyhill Park)Outdoor pool open to the public for a small fee. The facility includes one large, multi-use pool and a smaller wading pool. This includes a graded entrance for small children and a slide. The pools are heated. The pool facility also includes shower and dressing facilities, restrooms, and a concession area with snack and drink machines. (828) 295-5222.

Williams YMCA of Avery County436 Hospital Drive, PO Box 707, Linville, NC 28646, 828.737.5500. Indoor pool for YMCA members. Schedule

Appalachian State UniversityThis facility is not open to the general public for membership or lap swim. There is community access for swim lessons, scuba, and lifeguard classes. For more information about pool hours and details about other aquatic services contact Cheryl Eddins at (828)262-2100 or call the hotline number at (828) 262-UREC.

Need more info? Contact our swimming champion. Champion: Marilyn Laxton

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