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LonghornbackinTX
July 14th, 2011, 10:20 AM
Any good recommendations?

ande
July 14th, 2011, 11:24 AM
depends where you are
houston's a big place

Woodlands Masters (http://www.wmst.net)
has the best program

lefty
July 14th, 2011, 11:33 AM
The COnroe ISD facilit is the best place to swim in Houston. Dad's Club is the most accessible and central 50M pool, Most of the parks pools are pretty dumpy.

ourswimmer
July 14th, 2011, 11:41 AM
What about at Rice? I have met people from Rice Masters Swimming several times at meets.

LonghornbackinTX
July 14th, 2011, 12:19 PM
depends where you are
houston's a big place

Woodlands Masters (http://www.wmst.net)
has the best program

Thanks, Ande. I actually used to swim there. That facility is about thirty miles from Houston, and I actually live there now, but am taking a job in Houston (inner loop), and am looking for an awesome facility closer to work to swim in the AM so I can skip the awful commute.

Rice or UH might be options, but as I am not an alumni, and am planning on keeping my gym membership in The Woodlands until I move, I am loathe to pick up another $$$ membership payment. Was looking for a place that was 2-3 per swim. Times like this, I miss Austin!

Midas
July 14th, 2011, 04:35 PM
What about at Rice? I have met people from Rice Masters Swimming several times at meets.

These guys are great and have a great pool. Very close to downtown as well. Only hitch is you must email the coach several days in advance to get a permission e-mail that gets you past security.

ande
July 15th, 2011, 10:15 AM
Thanks, Ande. I actually used to swim there. That facility is about thirty miles from Houston, and I actually live there now, but am taking a job in Houston (inner loop), and am looking for an awesome facility closer to work to swim in the AM so I can skip the awful commute.

Rice or UH might be options, but as I am not an alumni, and am planning on keeping my gym membership in The Woodlands until I move, I am loathe to pick up another $$$ membership payment. Was looking for a place that was 2-3 per swim. Times like this, I miss Austin!

like inside 610
which is still a huge space

there's plenty of good pools
my buddy David Guthrie lives in Houston near Rice, bet he knows em all


Houston Masters teams that come to mind are:

Houstonian (http://www.houstonian.com/)

Dads Club (http://www.dadsclub-swimteam.com/)

Rice (http://www.riceaquatics.com/Home.jsp?team=gura)

University of Houston (http://www.uhrecreation.com/aquatics-safety/master-swim/)

Rice seems to have more swimmers at meets than other teams from Houston.

Places to Swim (http://www.usms.org/placswim/mapsearch.php?action=f1&dist=25&zip=77056&units=mi) lists 8 inside or close to 610

Shelle
August 4th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Hi... I am moving from Colorado to North Houston (Woodlands) and wondering where I can do some open water training? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Shelle

Midas
August 5th, 2011, 12:01 PM
I'm interested in the same. I'm moving from San Francisco to Houston proper and as far as I can tell there is not much OW swimming done in the Houston area. This'll be a big adjustment for me as the Bay Area is lousy with opportunities for open water swimming...

RadSwim
August 5th, 2011, 03:20 PM
Two places for open water training in my part of Houston Metro -- South on SH-288.

http://www.288lake.net/
http://www.twinlakesscubapark.com/