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Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
CREATED: 04/29/14 by rojojade REPLIES: 10
rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 363
Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 1:18 PM

The DC Tri Club's Masters Swim Program (MSP) has the opportunity to rent out the Old Towne Pool this summer for an evening practice that starts at 7pm. We would like to gauge member interest in use of the pool. It is a 8-lane, 25-yard outdoor pool. MSP would hold practices here between Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is limited parking at the pool and it is located 2 blocks from the Alexandria metro station.

This survey will help us decide whether we should rent the pool space this summer. If you can take the time to fill it out, we would be much appreciated -
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X68DP3G

Please respond by May 9th.

TDPrange's ravatar TDPrange    JOINED: 1/14/13    POSTS: 69
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 1:23 PM

I for one hope this works out. Two thumbs up from someone that lives south of the Potomac River.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1745
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 1:33 PM

Would be a fine addition to summer swims at Hains Pt.

ZRoth's ravatar ZRoth    JOINED: 3/22/14    POSTS: 14
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 1:46 PM

This would be great. Since I'm moving to Old Town in a week, I'm curious where others in the Old Town area swim. Any recommendations?

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 702
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 2:28 PM

ZRoth -

I live in Alexandria. I swim with Lane 4 Swimming at Chinquapin ("Chinq") (sessions M-F, 6:00a - 7:30a & Sunday at 4-5:30p). You can find the group on Facebook (and the web). Lane 4 has Masters Sessions in about 20 different locations in NoVa (Chinquapin, Marymount, Audrey Moore, Burke, Wakefield), DC & MoCo. Session times vary by pool.

In the summer many of the Chinq swimmers go to Haines Point.

Last summer Lane 4 swam at OT Pool bc Chinq was being renovated.

This year, the school (Jeff Houston) next to the pool is being torn down and the new one built behind it finished off. The parking lot associated with OT Pool may be limited; however, there is plenty of street parking. I rode my bike to the pool all summer - nice quiet ride in the am.

The pool is in pretty good shape. Locker rooms, open and unairconditioned, but clean in the am. In the evening, locker rooms likely to be well trafficked so I recommed showering at home.

dmcelhare's ravatar dmcelhare    JOINED: 4/17/10    POSTS: 47
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 4/29/14 2:39 PM

I live in Old Town, and would swim with the Masters program if practice was offered there.

Drew

rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 363
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 5/13/14 3:59 PM

Hey guys -

Thank you so much for your responses. However we still fell short of the critical mass to feel comfortable with getting this pool space. But with the high interest level, we are still actively looking for pool space that will work with our diverse population that live outside of DC.

-Catharine

brownnugen    JOINED: 3/23/14    POSTS: 15
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 5/13/14 8:06 PM

I received an email from the Alexandria Masters that said they would be holding masters swim at the Little Hunting Park pool MWF at 6 AM. I guess it is not official until they post it on their website. What is a reasonable price pay a month to swim 3 times a week?

rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 363
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 5/17/14 5:21 AM

Every masters program is priced differently with time commitments. But the range is $60-$100/month

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1745
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 5/19/14 10:25 AM

Btw, the Chinaquapin pool is actively considering expansion to a 50-meter facility, by the firm that planned the Wilson pool. Alexandrians might contact city hall to show their support for such a transformation, whoever does the design work, and as long as any construction is responsibly budgeted:

http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=76876


"The City of Alexandria to Begin Chinquapin Aquatics Center Feasibility Study

The City of Alexandria has entered into a contract with Hughes Group Architects to conduct a feasibility study for expansion of the Chinquapin Aquatics Center. The study will explore the feasibility of building a 50 meter, indoor competition pool as an expansion to the existing center. The study will also look at renovations to the existing pool to convert it to a recreation pool, with additional features and amenities, along with associated programming. The City will be scheduling related public meetings with the community this spring.

Hughes Group Architects has a national reputation as specialists in the design of Aquatic Centers and Comprehensive Recreation Centers, including the Wilson Aquatic Center in Washington, D.C., the University of Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center, the Germantown Aquatic Center, and the George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center. The firm also has a proven track record for on-time, on-budget project completions...Included on the Hughes Group team, are the firms: Concordia, LLC; Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc.; Ehlert/Bryan Structural Engineers; Brinjac Engineering; Kimley Horn & Associates; as well as other specialty sub-consultants.

For additional information, contact Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, at 703.746.5493 or laura.durham@alexandriava.gov. "

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 702
RE: Gauging interest in expanding the Masters program to Alexandria for the summer.
POSTED: 5/19/14 10:35 AM

Hi Ed - there is a citizen committee headed by Bill Rivers - see gmail address below - spearheading community involvement in pushing for the new pool. Please contact Bill to join the push and Bill will also send you updates on the progress. Bill just posted the results from the 1st feasability study. I am sure he'll be happy to send the study to whomever contacts him. I get the sense that City Council and the group are working very collegially. Please contact Bill bc the more people he has on his listserv the stronger the case will be for the new pool. Maureen

Bill Rivers <rivers.15wmtida@gmail.com>;

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