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new Washington Lee Pool is great
CREATED: 07/14/09 by eric guzmanaalv REPLIES: 16
eric guzmanaalv's ravatar eric guzmanaalv    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 140
new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/14/09 10:25 PM

The New WL HS pool open today is bigger, and better at least will have 6 lanes every time including when there are classes. SO the crowded lanes in the afternoon should be better. The only negative thing is that is 25yds. Great facility

Eric

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1773
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 8:09 AM

That's good news. The old pool was rusting out.

Given Conte's, the WL school track, and the W&OD trail down the street, it just adds to the area's allure as a sports center. Why, one could even put on a mini tri using just the school and the trail. Hmm....

urbanlumberjack's ravatar urbanlumberjack    JOINED: 3/25/09    POSTS: 143
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 9:25 AM

When is the pool open to the public? My gym's pool is closed for two weeks and I gotta get some swims in.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1773
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 9:34 AM

http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/pools/ParksRecreationScriptsPoolsWashingtonLee.aspx

-- Urbane, yet lumbering, Jack.

Closed June 29 - July 11, 2009
New! Opens July 12, 2009
Open House 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Free Swim 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Washington-Lee will resume normal Summer Schedule on Tue. July 14, 2009
Sunday 12:00 noon - 6:00pm
Monday & Wednesday 5:30am - 9:30am
11:30am - 9:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30am - 8:30am
11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday 5:30am - 9:30am
11:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday 6:00am - 7:00pm

urbanlumberjack's ravatar urbanlumberjack    JOINED: 3/25/09    POSTS: 143
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 10:34 AM

Thanks! So I can just go and pay a couple buck whenever its open?

What about the track? I'm getting off work late tonight (10pm) and want to get a track workout in, but Cardozo high school (by my house) is locked up by then. I work near Washington Lee though.

mcoates23    JOINED: 5/19/09    POSTS: 18
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 10:42 AM

*supposedly*
Washington-Lee Stadium: Opens 7:00 a.m. until dark or fifteen minutes after the last scheduled event on the field.

http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/sports/page64803.aspx

urbanlumberjack's ravatar urbanlumberjack    JOINED: 3/25/09    POSTS: 143
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 10:45 AM

does it lock? or can i just scoot on there for a few miles at 10 or 11 and no one would be the wiser? (and if anyone is the wiser, i guess that would just add an interesting new dynamic to my training run that night)

eric guzmanaalv's ravatar eric guzmanaalv    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 140
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 10:50 AM

I have jump the fense a few time at 5 Am
Yesterday I finish my workout at 9:30 and there was people playing ultimate disc. Base on word they play till 11 and after
so you shoudnt have a problem. If it close jump the fense and as long as you dont mind doing the work oput in the dark you should be find.
The track usually is open at 6 AM

Eric

breeyag's ravatar breeyag    JOINED: 4/13/09    POSTS: 17
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 1:27 PM

Is the address for the new pool 1300 N. Quincy? Or is that the address for the old pool?

mcoates23    JOINED: 5/19/09    POSTS: 18
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/15/09 1:30 PM

The address is the same. I understand the new building is just a little further down on Quincy (by "down," I mean, "away from Ballston").

urbanlumberjack's ravatar urbanlumberjack    JOINED: 3/25/09    POSTS: 143
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/16/09 11:14 AM

I went last night from 8-9, what a great new space. The only think I don't get, is why with all that room they didnt make a 50mx25yrd pool? Regardless, what a nice swim.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1773
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/21/09 10:30 PM

Checked it out during Conte's ride. The pool's just inside the school complex from the old pool. They had 9 lanes up. Nice skylight and bright yellow colors. Big ceiling space looks kind of like a h.s. basketball arena.

Maybe this fall someone can take the opportunity to finally put together a regularly scheduled, well-attended DCT swim group for No. Va. Hmm...

nomisdc's ravatar nomisdc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 615
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/22/09 9:24 AM

My brother calls it the swimnasium. Not rhyming with gymnasium but more with nauseum. It's hilarious.
Unfortunately fall is football season...

emd    JOINED: 6/14/09    POSTS: 8
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/22/09 3:19 PM

It is $4.75 for non VA residents though. (kinda pricey!) so take your wallet. although they did let me off the hook for the first time.

mcoates23    JOINED: 5/19/09    POSTS: 18
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/22/09 5:11 PM

Actually, it's $4.75 for Arlington residents, and $10 for non-residents. They've never asked for my ID, though.

ppgodes's ravatar ppgodes    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 83
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/23/09 12:55 PM

Hey there,

Another option I just discovered...if you're military, military spouse or GS (government employee) - any ID that can get you on a base - Fort Meyer in Arlington has a 50 meter outdoor pool behind the community center open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Hours are 11-7 during the week. Some variation of that on the weekend. $3 for all to use. It was 80 degrees.

Paula

breeyag's ravatar breeyag    JOINED: 4/13/09    POSTS: 17
RE: new Washington Lee Pool is great
POSTED: 7/24/09 8:19 AM

Does anyone know if the new pool stays open in the event of thunder or lightning? I know the old one would shut down because they were concerned it wasn't grounded.

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