|The Castleton State College SHAPE Facility pool is accessible and inexpensive, although when I swam there, lane markers came down before lap time ended and participants in the upcoming class entered without regard for lap swimmers.
|I swim at Castleton State College because it's the only place that I can swim laps within 35 or 40 miles of my home. Unfortunately, I've found the staff to be indifferent and frequently downright rude; the lane lines are regularly not tightened properly; and staff start taking them down before lap swim times are up. Far worse, however, is the fact that the pool is filthy most all of the time. Having swum in pools across the country over the last 30 years, I feel it's the dirtiest I've ever encountered. And the water is always much too warm. If there were any other option that was convenient, I would never go to this pool again. The least the college could do is KEEP IT CLEAN and teach the staff to say "hi" or "thank you", once in a while.
P.S. Explicitly religious messages on the message board of a state-funded facility are not appropriate. If they're not going to be removed, those who may not share those beliefs should get equal time. [October, 2013]