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
Albany Pool CLOSED Sunday, May 22
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 still needed to keep Fat Swim alive
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
Making Waves NEEDS YOUR HELP!
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
Albany, CA Pool is OPEN again!
The Albany Pool has reopened, so Making Waves swim is ON for Sunday, February 14 at 11:15 AM. See you at the swim!
Albany Pool Closed February 7
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
Albany Indoor Pool Closed Jan. 31
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
Update on Finances and Frances!
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
Fat Swim needs your help to stay alive
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
No swim November 15, 2015
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.
Changing the cost 12/6/2015
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