Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update on Fall 2010 swimming options in Tulsa!

Good evening my swimming friends!

Just want to give you an update on your options to swim in Tulsa now that 'Summer' is over. Yes, it is still August, but we can no longer swim outside at McClure, so in my mind, 'summer' is over! The 1st three options are for organized swimming workout groups.

Option 1: Booker T. Washington HS- weekday evenings The pool is available starting THIS WEEK, August 23rd. New this year: 5 nights available! Monday through Friday evenings, 5:00- 7:00 pm. NO, you do not have to do a 2 hour workout, but the pool is available during those times. Coach on deck is Jason Sauer, BTW HS coach and owner of SWIM 201. You can reach him at swim201@gmail.com or (918) 760-0909. Cost to swim is $5/ swim, or $60/ month for coached workouts, or $40/ month for just a place to swim (no coaching). You must join USMS, www.usms.org.

Option 2: Jenks HS- Saturdays only
Don't forget, you can join us on Saturdays at Jenks HS, 8:00 to 10 am. To sign up, go to http://jenkscommunityed.com/classes.asp?categoryid=24&categoryname=Master%20Swim.
The cost is $10.50 per month ($10.00 if you are a Jenks resident). You MUST sign up through the Jenks Community Ed office, either online, or over the phone, 299-4415 x2247. I cannot take any money at the pool!! :) You must also join USMS, www.usms.org

Option 3: Hutcherson YMCA- Weekday mornings If you are a YMCA member & like to workout early, there is a 'masters swim class' at the Hutcherson YMCA Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings 5:45 am to 6:45 am. The coach on deck is Lucas Meyers. You will find a fun group to swim with early in the morning and a good coach to motivate you. The cost is $15/ month in addition to your Y membership.

Other not so organized swimming options are the various health clubs in town: St. John, St. Francis Health Zone, Gold's Gym, Patti Wilson YWCA, Hutcherson Y (in the evenings). Thornton Y is currently out of commission but should be back in business in the next month or so. Also, the University of Tulsa's pool is available for a semester fee, even if you aren't a student, employee or alumni. Tulsa Area Triathletes have pool time at ORU one night a week and an option to purchase a 'membership' to use the pool at other times.

It may not be easy, but it is possible to swim in this town!!! Enjoy the ride! The new Jenks Aquatics Center is on the very near horizon. Projected opening late March or early April 2011!
Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you at a pool.

Keep Swimming!

Denise Smart
President, Tulsa Masters Swim Club
(918) 749-2253

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