Swimming has often been touted as one of the best forms of exercise. It’s really not surprising when you think about it. Swimming requires the use of the whole body so you are getting at least some exercise to each part of your body that would otherwise require a specific exercise. livestrong.com has an excellent article on the benefits of swimming. Plus… it’s just really fun.

The Huntsville Aquatic Center, formerly known as the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium, has had some big changes. The facility offers two new pools; a 50 meter Olympic-sized competition pool and a smaller therapy pool. Theses pools and facilities were built around the existing 50 meter pool that is now known as the “legacy pool”. Each pool offers something different for the swimmer. The facility offers swimming lessons, public swimming, water aerobics, as well as other classes. The instructional pool is also used for warm water therapy, a water bench, and wheelchair ramp for handicapped access so that everyone, regardless of age and health, can enjoy the facilities.

Admission for the aquatic center is incredibly reasonable at only $4 for general admission. The facility also offers a “3 Month Swim Pass” with the family rate being $140, single $70, and a 30-Visit punch card is $90. It is important to note that you must be at least 19 years of age to purchase a swim pass.

The hours are a little tricky so be sure to check out this link for their hours, listed under Huntsville Aquatics Center: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/environment/parks-recreation/recreation/aquatics/

By: Josh Holland

Josh Holland is a writer who currently studies writing and literature at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Previously, Josh attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where he also studied writing. While attending UNA, Josh had articles published in both SET Magazine and The Flor-Ala. Josh was also published in the UNA Lights and Shadows Literary Arts Magazine, which focuses on fiction. Josh has experience as a video editor, and often writes scripts for online, text-based video content.


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