For those of you who don't have a place to swim until practices start at McClure on June 7th, here is an option:
The Hutcherson YMCA will allow non- YMCA members who have been swimming at BTW to use their pool for the next 2 weeks for $5/ swim. You will need to identify yourself at the front desk as masters swimmers from Booker T. Washington. I've attached Nick's note below as "proof". Nick is the Aquatics Director at Hutch. He will be out of town the rest of this week.
Hutcherson Y is located just west of the intersection of Pine and Peoria. The address is 1120 E. Pine. This is just a mile south of BTW. If you take HWY 75, get off on the Pine exit. The phone number is 382-9622. You might want to call & verify the lap swimming times, depending on when you want to swim.
Hutch has a nice pool, but only 3 lanes (25 meters) and it is very well used. There is a 'masters swim class' in the mornings from 5:45 to 6:30 am, if you like the early stuff. Coach on deck. I'm going to it this week. Good, challenging workouts. In the evenings you will find water aerobics classes. The MWF classes start at 6:00 pm. On T TH, it starts at 7 pm. These classes use 2 of the 3 lanes.
Another nice thing is that the pool is open on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4. Three lap lanes are available from 1 to 3 pm. There will always be a least 1 lap lane available.
Hope this helps those of you who are having chlorine withdrawals! Let me know if you have any questions.