Where to Swim
Finding the time to exercise is always talked about, but what about finding a place to swim? Many people are lucky enough to have indoor pools located fairly close to their homes. And the majority of us know where to swim in the summer. However, choosing a place to swim for exercise might be a completely different task than swimming with the kids.
You will want to find a place that has not only convenient hours and locations, but also fees that are reasonable. Many locations offer swim-only memberships. Some natatoriums offer discounts if you take their classes. Be sure to check out the prices and availability. Nothing is more frustrating than going to swim to find the lap lanes filled with a toddler class.
Check your local YMCA, JCC, and even local colleges for places to swim indoors. Many outdoor pools are also joining the competition and placing bubbles, heated covers, and plastic buildings over their pools to make them accessible in the winter. You might even ask members of local swim clubs for their recommendations for wintertime swimming locations.
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