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Re: Pool near Albany for recreational swimming (March 2003)
I know you are looking for just a pool without Membership, but
if you'd consider the membership, come take a look at Lakeridge
Athletic Club. It has an enormous double pool. One of the pools
is a regular lap pool. Attached to it is the ''free swim'' pool.
It goes from 4 feet to 2 feet. When the weather is nice, it is
packed with kids of all ages, with noodles, and other toys.
There is also a grassy area, a basketball court, and 4 tennis
courts to provide alternative amusement. It is about 15-20
minutes from ALbany. If you'd be interested in checking it out,
email me and I can assist. It is certainly worth a look, as it
sounds like what you are looking for.
Re: Place to play tennis, racketball near North Berkeley (Jan. 2003)
I am sure you will get several great recommendations for places
to play tennis but I thought I'd also let you know about the
Lakeridge Athletic Club... it is located on San Pablo Dam Road,
about 15 minutes from N. Berkeley. You do have to join the
club, and pay monthly dues, but it has 4 newly resurfaced
tennis courts, which are available for play all day and night
(with lights). There is a tennis pro on staff, and a tennis
league that plays there as well. The Pro can help facilitate
games with others of similar levels. There are also tennis
socials and other events to meet more players. They have 4
racquetball courts as well, and a league that plays on
Once you join, you have full access to all the club's
facilities, including a huge pool (outdoor, heated year round),
fitness equip, personal trainers, massage therapists etc.
Currently, they are running a promotion where there is no
initiation fee if you join in January. The club hours are 5
am to 10 pm on weekdays, 7:30 to 7 on weekends. It is a great
place for families-- it has a childcare facility, and the pool
is amazing, especially in the summer. The kids end is shallow
enough that even toddlers are happy, but it has 6 dedicated lap
lanes so there is no interference between ''real swimmers'' and
kids. You can go take a tour and see if has what you want.
Their # is 510.222.2500.
Re: Family swim club in Lamorinda (June 2003)
If you are looking for a great family pool, I would love for
you to come check out Lakeridge Athletic Club. It is within 10
minutes from Downtown Orinda - going west on San Pablo Dam Rd.
It has 2 pools that are joined in the middle. One pool is
dedicated to lap swimming, the other, which ranges in depth
from 1.5-4 feet is where the kids play. And in this great
weather, there are tons of families playing! It is not snobby
at all (though it is also not really in the heart of
Lamorinda) - people are friendly and look out for each other
and one another's kids. It has a moderate snack bar (frozen
foods, ice cream, drinks, vending machine) as well as a bar-b-
que. In addition to the pool, there are the usual health club
amenities, as well as tennis courts, and relaxation options
(massage, jacuzzi). Right now, you can join on a temporary
summer membership, so you don't have to commit to a whole year.
If you want more information, contact me or Cathy
(Ccalais at lakeridgeathletic.com) or call 510.222.2500. I think
you'll really love it.
Re: Pool for Hanging Out (July 2002)
One excellent swimming pool is at the Lakeridge Athletic Club in El
Sobrante. The club has new owners who are making a ton of improvements.
Lakeridge is on San Pablo Dam Rd between Hwy 24 and I-80 -- about 10
minutes from the Orinda Exit, 5 minutes from Wildcat Canyon, and 10 minutes
from the San Pablo Dam Road exit off of 80. The pool is huge--it is
actually a U-shaped double pool. One arm of the U goes from 5 feet to 12
feet for lap swimming (6 lanes), and the other arm goes from 2 feet to 4
feet where kids can frolic freely. It is an outdoor pool, nestled in the
valley behind Wildcat Canyon, with beautiful views of the hills. The pool
is heated year round (81 degrees).It is very peaceful and filled with
families. Lakeridge also has tennis courts (newly redone), a jacuzzi, &
sauna. They are just beginning their 3 month summer memberships. Plus, in
the summer there are also summer camps, swimming lessons, and tennis
lessons.The number is 510.222.2500 or email me and I will get you more
information. It is a secret treasure of the East Bay!
Re: Lessons for 11-year-old beginner (Feb 2003)
Lakeridge Athletic Club has private and group swimming lessons
available w/ Tracy, Erica and Jenna. Give a call to
510.222.2500 and ask for Peggy.
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