Swimming Groups & Places to Swim

 

Swimming Groups:

YMCA – $30/month (Downtown: M/W/F 6-7am & Noon-1pm; Hixson: T/Th 6-7am.  Coaches Hallie McFadden and Andy Sweet specialize in working with triathletes, including athletes with a minimal swimming background.  For more information, go to http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/masters-swim-team.

McCallie Masters (Chattanooga River Rats masters swim team) – $30/month.  M/W/F 5:45-7am, Sat 7-8:30am.  25 yards pool, 11 lanes, indoors.  Coach Stan Corcoran (head coach of McCallie High School) leads this program.

Ooltewah Swim Center – $20/month, or purchase a 30-visit punch card for $60.  25 meters, 6 lanes.  For more information, go to:  http://www.ooltewahswimcenter.com/osc-masters.html.

Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (COWS) – Wed. evening @ 5:30pm, usually meets in Coolidge Park.  Check out their Facebook page.

 

Places to Swim:

The Dam – open water swimming area at the bottom of Lake Chickamauga, near the Chattanooga Boat Harbor.  End to end (buoys) approximately 310 yards.

State Parks (Harrison Bay, Chester Frost)

Chattanooga City Pools – $2/visit.  http://www.chattanooga.gov/parks-and-recreation/recreation27/swimming-pools.  Brainerd pool – 1010 N. Moore; S. Chattanooga pool – 1151 W. 40th St.  Warner Park (outdoor 50m pool) has lap swimming from Memorial Day thru early August on Tues & Wed from 5:15-6:30pm – $3/visit.

Miscellaneous Health Clubs (ie, SportsBarn, The Rush)