Greensboro Aquatic Center

Greensboro, NC, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Greensboro Aquatic Center
Address
Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC 27401
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(336) 315-8498

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
$5.00; SC(60) $4.00. [September, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m, 8 lanes x 25y, 22 lanes, 9f - 10f depth , indoors , 80º - 82ºF (27º - 28ºC)
Pool 2
25y x 46f, 6 lanes, 4f depth, warm-up/down, teaching, and therapeutic pool , indoors , 85º - 87ºF (29º - 31ºC)
Pool 3
25y, 6 lanes, 17f depth diving well , indoors , 82º - 84ºF (28º - 29ºC)
Pool 4
50m, 8 lanes x 25m + 25y, up to a combined 19 short-course lanes, L-shaped, 4f - 7½f depth , indoors , water temperature not reported.
Diving
Two 1m and two 3m diving boards and 5m, 7.5m, and 10m diving platforms.

Location

County/Region
Guilford County
GPS
36.057481, -79.827466

Teams That Use This Facility

Triathlon
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Youth Swim
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Youth Swim
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Water Polo
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Diving
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Facility Notes

The facility opened in August, 2011.
Pool #1 has two moveable bulkheads that allow up to ten different configurations.
Pool #4 is a new addition that opened in the summer of 2019. It can be configured with: 19 25y lanes or 10 25m lanes + 8 25y lanes.

Facility Reviews

What a pool! This is one of the nicest facilities on the East Coast. I trained with the GSA Masters team, great people. On Wednesdays during the short-course season, the pool is set for up long course laps from 7 to 10 AM. Several school teams train from 5:30 to 7 AM (as does the Masters team), so there's very little, if any, open space. At 7 AM, however, the place clears out and lots of space available. Check the website for other restrictions and for the club teams practice schedule. Bring your own lock for the lockers. This will be a super venue for USMS Nationals in May, 2016.
[October, 2015]
As a body of water, this is one of the best pools in the country.
  1. There is a separate 25 yard pool used for instructional purposes, six lanes wide, with two of those lanes kept for lap swimming and the other four for instructional purposes, etc. With a ramp.
  2. There is a 25 yard diving well with a 10 meter tower, used for occasional water polo and sometimes for lap swim, instruction, etc. When used for lap swim they do put in lane ropes BUT there are no lines on the bottom and, given its depth, this can be deceiving.
  3. Then there is a 50 meter x 25 yard pool with two moveable bulkheads. This "competition pool" sees lots of meet action, especially on weekends.
The facility claims they will provide four lanes for public/rec swim most of the time, but far too often this may be two lanes in the diving well and two in the instructional pool.

Unlike many other pools, GAC makes no attempt to designate lanes by speed or ability so it is not uncommon to find yourself sharing a lane with rank beginner or water jogger, even on days when there are four empty lanes immediately adjacent to those offered for Public Swim. Go figure.

What is also frustrating is that many teams rents lanes for swim practice and because the GAC management does a terrible job of posting complete lane usage information, you may suddenly discover that what you thought was four lanes has now turned into two, without any warning.

I'm not sure why it is so difficult to post this sort of information both online and there at the pool each day, so you don't start swimming long course, then be told 15 minutes later that you have to move to a short course pool. There's this thing called the Internet, white boards, etc., but Public Swim takes a real backseat and, despite several administrators, no one seems capable or cares to address this situation.

They do print a monthly calendar, but it is more confusing than a train schedule in a language you don't understand. They also have a website, but some of that information is more than two years old and no one seems to update it regularly.

That said, the pools are magnificent-- if you can figure out when you can find a lane.
[July, 2018]