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2014-06-02 1:53 PM

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Subject: Looking for a place to swim

Hi,

I'm starting training again after a long time ~9 years. I'm looking for a location to start swiming around Manchester. I'm not looking for a masters group, just a pool I can do laps in and work on my stroke. I will most likely try an use Globe Hollow in Manchester during the summer, but I will need a indoor location when school starts. Any recommendations?

Thanks, Jack 



2014-06-03 8:10 PM
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Hi, Check with Manchester High, I know they have an indoor pool. They might have something for residents. You can also swim at La Fitness in South Windsor. The YMCA in Ellington has a pool although the water quality is not that great. There is also a pool at Star Hill in Tolland. Hope that helps.

2014-06-04 8:18 AM
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Thanks, that helps. I will check out LA Fitness and the Ellington Y. I haven't heard of he pool at Star Hill in Tolland, i will see if I can find some information on it..

2014-06-04 8:58 AM
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Manchester has pool info on their parks and rec page. Cornerstone in west hartford is nice but expensive. They do offer a drop in rate for masters if you occasionally want a coached workout. Ive also heard good things about the jcc in west hartford.
2014-06-05 8:01 AM
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Thanks, I'm thinking that I will go to Cornerstone for a bit of Masters coaching on occasion.

2014-06-05 7:18 PM
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There is a master's program at the Y in Ellington too. Mornings in the pool have been a bit crowded lately though.
Crystal lake in Ellington has a morning OWS group usually at about 5:45 MWF starting from the boat launch on the west side of the lake. Not sure if they started up yet this year though.


2014-06-06 3:51 PM
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Confirmed group for Crystal Lake in Ellington MWF mornings at the boat launch. We left at 5:50 and did the perimeter this morning (2.1 mi). The water temp was ok with a full suit.
2014-06-09 12:45 PM
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An OWS is something that I will be looking for in the future (hopefully near future ), but it has been a few years since I have been swimming. Thanks I will definitely look at Crystal lake and see if can make a few later in the summer.

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