Where Can I Go Swimming In The Winter In Coventry?
Even with frigid temperatures outside, there are places to swim in the Coventry area!
Are you looking for a little taste of summer as the snow falls outside? Perhaps a low impact workout? With bathing suit season only a few months away, why not put on your suit now and try a swim at an indoor pool in the Coventry area?
Donna, of the Westwood YMCA in Coventry suggests that people head to the Kent County YMCA in Warwick for winter swimming. “Westwood Y is a summer facility and only offers ourdoor activities, “ she says. However, “many individuals from Coventry find themselves using the Kent County facility as it is only 15 minutes from Coventry.” Kent County’s Aquatics program includes private and group swim lessons for pre-schoolers through adults as well as the opportunity to swim on your own, or even to rent the pool for a party!
Member Lisa Greene is partial to Family Swim hours at the Y. “It’s a good way to spend some quality time with the kids, while getting a little exercise. When it’s freezing out it can be tough to motivate everyone to play outside, but this gives us a chance to move around and spend time together without bundling up.” Bear in mind that during family swim hours, which fall at different hours during the afternoon and evenings during the week, kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Member Lisa Hathaway prefers Adult Leisure swim hours. During these times, lap lanes are set up for swimmers of different speeds, so individuals can train as they wish, with lanes to accomodate every level of swimmer. “I have a swimming buddy who shares a lane with me as we both swim at a snail’s pace," she said. You must be at least 13 to participate in Adult Swim, and the hours vary during the week.
Pool hours vary according to the range of activites, which include those mentioned, as well as various water exercise classes and a swim team, so contact the branch at 401-828-0130 for details. Membership the the Y is $46 per month for adults, and there are deals for families, seniors, single parents, couples, and young adults.