Snow outside, warm water inside.

pool.JPGrumsey.JPGOut in the ‘burbs where I live, a pool is a hot commodity for those three summer months they’re open. A friend of mine in Fairfax gets a pass for one in a neighboring apartment complex… for over $100.
If he was a DC resident he could just go swim for free, and year round to boot. One of the better kept secrets in the District is that admission to the William H Rumsey Aquatic Center is FREE for District residents. Non-residents can use the facilities for $5 but it’s those of you who live in those 68.25 square miles that get the great deal.
If you remember paying $4, you’re not insane. Fees were lifted in late August this year and will continue to be waived till Sept. 30, 2006, thanks to a donation from Kaiser Permanente. Rumsey isn’t the only indoor pool – the District’s Emergency Management Agency webpage (don’t ask me – I just report this stuff) lists several indoor pools which should also be fee-free.
I’d advise calling ahead for the hours. When I looked at the sign at WHR a few weeks ago it indicated 6:30a-10a, 12p-5p and 6:30p-9p for weekday hours and 10a-5p Saturday and Sunday which is notably difference from the webpage above.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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