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Subject: indoor pools in Arlington
I'd like to start trianing for my first triathalon (probably a sprint) and would like to know if anyone knows of a place that has an indoor pool available.  I belong to a Gold's Gym (no pool) and am hoping I can find somewhere I can pay a fee for just using the pool, or that people can tell me what they do to trian in cold weather when they don't belong to a gym with a pool.  Thanks!


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Subject: RE: indoor pools in Arlington
Bob A. - 2010-01-06 5:54 PM I'd like to start trianing for my first triathalon (probably a sprint) and would like to know if anyone knows of a place that has an indoor pool available.  I belong to a Gold's Gym (no pool) and am hoping I can find somewhere I can pay a fee for just using the pool, or that people can tell me what they do to trian in cold weather when they don't belong to a gym with a pool.  Thanks!


All of the Arlington county High Schools have pools (except H.B. Woodlawn).

If you are an Arlington County resident it's 4.75 per visit if not it's 10.00 per visit.

Best bet is to buy a punch card it's 3.75 per visit then.

If you go to the Arlington County website they list all the pool hours there.

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Perfect, thanks! 
2010-01-07 12:24 PM
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Arlington's pools are great.  The hours are good (open at 5:30 am during the week until 8:30 or 9:30 depending on the pool and the day). 

Washington-Lee's pool just opened in July, and it's a great facility.  9 or 10 25-yard lanes, etc.

2010-01-07 12:36 PM
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kcb203 - 2010-01-07 1:24 PM Arlington's pools are great.  The hours are good (open at 5:30 am during the week until 8:30 or 9:30 depending on the pool and the day). 

Washington-Lee's pool just opened in July, and it's a great facility.  9 or 10 25-yard lanes, etc.

I wish I still lived in Arlington - I'm in Fairfax County now. $10 a visit is way too much for me, but I hear that pool is beautiful!

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wurkit_gurl - 2010-01-07 1:36 PM

kcb203 - 2010-01-07 1:24 PM Arlington's pools are great.  The hours are good (open at 5:30 am during the week until 8:30 or 9:30 depending on the pool and the day). 

Washington-Lee's pool just opened in July, and it's a great facility.  9 or 10 25-yard lanes, etc.

I wish I still lived in Arlington - I'm in Fairfax County now. $10 a visit is way too much for me, but I hear that pool is beautiful!



But Spring Hill Rec Center has a hot tub.  (I guess the county gov't couldn't justify a hot tub at a high school pool . . .)


2010-01-07 1:25 PM
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kcb203 - 2010-01-07 2:16 PM
wurkit_gurl - 2010-01-07 1:36 PM

kcb203 - 2010-01-07 1:24 PM Arlington's pools are great.  The hours are good (open at 5:30 am during the week until 8:30 or 9:30 depending on the pool and the day). 

Washington-Lee's pool just opened in July, and it's a great facility.  9 or 10 25-yard lanes, etc.

I wish I still lived in Arlington - I'm in Fairfax County now. $10 a visit is way too much for me, but I hear that pool is beautiful!



But Spring Hill Rec Center has a hot tub.  (I guess the county gov't couldn't justify a hot tub at a high school pool . . .)

Haha, so does Providence. But they're still more expensive even if you're a county resident! $6.85 per visit (and like $9ish if you're non-county) compared to the $4.25 in Arlington. And to be honest, I'm not sure I'd go in the hot tub at either...the pools are fine, but the hot tub...errmmm...

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Yorktown feels like an antique compared to W-L.  Dimly lit early in the mornings.  But the water's fine.  Come on in.

2010-01-07 2:23 PM
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BTW, I forgot to add I know there is also a masters group that swims at Marymount in North Arlington.  Good coach there.

 

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I was just meaning to ask if there are any BTers who frequent Washington-Lee pool. I've seen a fair amount of triathlon swim caps in my last few swims there. It is a GORGEOUS facility with lots of lanes--much better than before the upgrade. I spent $74 as an Arlington resident to get my 20 swim punch card.

Anyone tend to find themselves there Wednesdays or Sundays?? (Those are my planned swim days for now)
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KarmannGhia - 2010-01-07 3:07 PM

Yorktown feels like an antique compared to W-L.  Dimly lit early in the mornings.  But the water's fine.  Come on in.



Yorktown gets a new pool in a couple years.  I think it's supposed to be only six lanes, but it will at least replace that dank cesspool that is Yorktown.  There's something about the water at Yorktown--it takes about eight shampoos to get the chlorine out.


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You might consider http://www.sportandhealth.com/. They have pools all over the area also, but might be a bit more pricey. I have an indoor pool at my apartment complex or I would probably join that one myself.

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starfsh106 - 2010-01-07 6:50 PM I was just meaning to ask if there are any BTers who frequent Washington-Lee pool. I've seen a fair amount of triathlon swim caps in my last few swims there. It is a GORGEOUS facility with lots of lanes--much better than before the upgrade. I spent $74 as an Arlington resident to get my 20 swim punch card. Anyone tend to find themselves there Wednesdays or Sundays?? (Those are my planned swim days for now)


My wife (sdalessio) swims there all the time.  We live basically on the same road as W&L, Quincy becomes Military when it crosses 29.  I swim there from time to time, but not since they opened up the new pool (pool at work so I swim there normally).  She told me it is great.
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KarmannGhia - 2010-01-07 3:07 PM

Yorktown feels like an antique compared to W-L.  Dimly lit early in the mornings.  But the water's fine.  Come on in.



Yorktown gets a new pool in a couple years.  I think it's supposed to be only six lanes, but it will at least replace that dank cesspool that is Yorktown.  There's something about the water at Yorktown--it takes about eight shampoos to get the chlorine out.


Now that you mention it, my hands still smell of chlorine and I last swam there Wednesday. 
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Subject: RE: indoor pools in Arlington

I am staying in Fairfax for the next 2 months and am looking for a pool that is nearby and cheap! Any suggestions?

Or do I have to brave traffic and leave the area for a decent pool?

On a seperate note, what about decent gyms in the Fairfax area? My hotel's gym is smaller than my room....

(as a point of information I'm at Waples Mill Road and 50)

Would like to have some place open EARLY in the mornings

Thanks VA BTers!

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Subject: RE: indoor pools in Arlington
If you find Jermantown Road, which is right there, go down Jermantown, and you will find Oak Marr. It is a typical Fairfax County Rec Center. I haven't been there in years, but you can expect a nice pool, decent gym, but very limited weights if thats what you like. Much much better than any hotel. Not sure on prices, probably $6.75.


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