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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Category Archives: Updates
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
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
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
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