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, 10am to 11:30am
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
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
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
The new Making Waves Coordinating Committee (Lin Wilkerson, Lynn Ellen Marcus, Elaine Lee, Judith Stein) met on January 10. We reviewed and divided up responsibilities for keeping the fat swim afloat. (OK, sorry! I couldn’t pass on that bad pun.) … 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!