If your Alpine/Nordic plans are on hold, lap swimming makes a great exercise option. Finding a convenient pool for lap swimming is often difficult. A proper pool is 25 yards long and has lane lines with hours set aside for lap swimming only.
The Truckee Donner Community Pool in Truckee is a great place to lap swim. It’s an indoor 6 lane pool with hot showers and only costs $5 dollars for non residents. All levels of swimmers are welcome. I’ve seen beginners to an Olympic Gold Medalist (Debbie Meyer) swimming here. You position yourself in a lane based on ability. Faster swimmers use the middle lanes and slower swimmers use the outside lanes.
|The Truckee Community indoor pool.|
Tahoe area lap pools open to the public.
Truckee Donner Community Pool, 11725 Donner Pass Road, behind Tahoe-Truckee High School. 530-582-7725 $5 dollar daily fee.
Incline Village Community Pool, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV (Behind the Hyatt). This is an indoor pool, 8 lanes wide and 25 yards long. 775-832-1321 $15 dollar daily fee.
Idlewild Swim Center, 1805 Idlewild Drive, Reno, NV. 775-334-2267 This is an outdoor 8 lane 50 meter pool or 16 lane 25 yard pool.
South Lake Tahoe Community Pool, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. 530-542-6056 This is a 6 lane outdoor pool with a plastic bubble for winter use.
Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden, NV 775-782-8840 This facility has an indoor and an outdoor 25 yard pool. $3.50 dollar daily fee.
There are a number of private pools that have lap swimming, but they aren’t open to the public. Tahoe Donner for example, has a nice pool, but if you don’t belong to the Association, you’re out of luck.
Swimming is easy and fun. Whether you swim poorly, or like a dolphin, the exercise is all the same. There is always someone in the pool or on the deck willing to give you proper stroke tips and pointers if you ask.