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: Sundays, 11:15am to 12:45pm (Changing Oct 2 to 11:45-12:45)
Suggested Fee: $10 (sliding scale from $6.50 to $20). Please pay in the pool area, NOT at the front desk.
Friends & Family Swim: On the first Sunday of each month the swim is open to friends and family – folks of all sizes, all genders accompanied by a fat swimmer.
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Category Archives: Updates
Beginning SATURDAY October 2nd Making Waves will be in the Albany Pool at 11:15. We will have 90 minutes in the pool, and no more than 30 minutes in the locker room. Thank you for your swift and overwhelming support … Continue reading
HOORAY! YAHOO! YIPPIE! WOW! We are so pleased to invite you to the return of Making Waves (the fat swim!) The Albany pool (1311 Portland Ave, Albany) will be reopening in June and our first Making Waves swim will be … Continue reading
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