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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Author Archives: Max Airborne
Soon after the Coordinating Committee assumed responsibility for the Fat Swim we began to think about how we could ensure the long-term financial and social viability of the swim. Many swim community members gave us ideas and input about how … Continue reading
The Making Waves (Fat Swim) Coordinating Committee wants to thank every member of our community who weighed in with comments, questions and criticisms about the changes about who may attend the swim. Please remember that the new attendance schedule is … Continue reading
It is with deep sorrow that I have to inform you that Frances White, long-time fat swim coordinator and fat activist, has died. Some of you know that Frances had been in failing health for some time. She died Tuesday, … Continue reading
The Making Waves (Fat Swim) Coordinating Committee extends our deepest thanks to the many community members who gave ideas and input about who the swim should be for. As the shepherds of a 30+ year community resource we wanted to … Continue reading
Hello Making Waves Community! The Coordinating Committee needs your input about Making Waves (the fat swim). We are looking at two main topics: creating financial stability and getting input about how we define the fat swim community (who comes). Please … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who donated to the fat swim. We raised over $900 so far, which will help us pay the pool for a few months. (Each month costs ~$600.) Now we need your help to insure that the fat … Continue reading
Dear members of the Making Waves community, Please help us spread this information by sharing this email with other members of the fat swim community. Recently Frances White, fat swim coordinator extraordinaire, has suffered some serious health issues. While we … Continue reading
Because of a swim meet at the Albany pool, there will be no fat swim this coming Sunday, 11/15. Please share this message as widely as you can so that members of the fat swim community see the news.
Hi all, First, thanks for your thoughtful feedback to the earlier emails about the need to raise the fees for the fat swim. I really appreciate all your ideas and support. Second, will you share this with any lists you … Continue reading
We haven’t posted any updates in a while, but here is one to say that the swim is happening every SUNDAY from 11:15 – 12:45. We hope to see you there!