Making Waves Fat Swim
A Bay Area fat community tradition: swimming together since 1980
A supportive space for fat people (200 lbs. plus) to swim, exercise or just hang out.
Where: Albany Aquatic Center indoor pool, 1311 Portland Ave., Albany, CA
When: Every Sunday, 11:15am to 12:15 pm
Suggested Fee: $10 (sliding scale from $6.50 to $20). Please pay in the pool area, NOT at the front desk.
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Please Note: Because of events in Albany that severely impact parking or events at the pool there is no fat swim September 11, September 25 October 2. The pool will be open Sunday September 4 (Labor Day Weekend.) FROM … Continue reading
Hi All Swimmers, UPDATE! Making Waves will be held on July 24 as regularly scheduled, but will be closed for the next two Sundays. The Albany Pool will be closed on Aug. 7th for Lifeguard Games. On July 31st Making … Continue reading
Hello lovely Making Waves community, Thanks to all of you who already completed our short community input survey. We are looking at two main topics: creating financial stability and getting input about how we define the fat swim community (who … Continue reading
There is a swim meet in the Albany, CA High School indoor pool this coming Sunday (5/22) so the pool is closed. The pool will be open on Sunday, May 29 — hope to see lots of you at Making Waves … Continue reading
Your help is needed – urgently – to keep the a Bay Area fat tradition alive. For 35 years, Making Waves Swim has been open to all self-identified fat women. The swim is now running a deficit and needs immediate … Continue reading
The Albany Pool has reopened, so Making Waves swim is ON for Sunday, February 14 at 11:15 AM. See you at the swim!
Hi Making Waves participants! Sadly, the Albany pool will not be open this Sunday, 2/7. They have drained the pool and refilled it, but it won’t be ready for use until Monday (they hope). Email from the pool staff is … Continue reading
Due to pool chemistry issues, the Albany indoor pool will be closed until further notice. You can call there Sunday morning to check and see if it is open yet but I doubt it will be ready that soon. We … Continue reading