Swimming in Austin


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  • Hamilton Pool Preserve
    Cultural remains at Hamilton Pool Preserve date back 8,000 years, and one can even find fossilized dinosaur footprints in nearby creek beds. The pool itself isn’t too deep, and Hamilton Creek keeps the water level relatively constant by filling it via a spectacular 50-foot waterfall. During colder weather, the area also makes for great hiking with its picturesque limestone formations.
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    24300 Hamilton Pool Road
    Dripping Springs, TX US
  • River Place Country Club
    At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations. Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 71 course Length of 6,611 yards Course rating of 72.0 Slope rating of 128
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    4207 River Place Blvd.
    Austin, TX US
  • Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp Ft. Worth
    Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
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    1024 Patterson Rd.
    Austin, Texas US
  • Emler Swim School
    We are people who love kids, teaching kids to love swimming! We provide a non-threatening and nurturing environment, full of creative teaching methods to ensure that each student is comfortable and confident in the water.
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    3267 Bee Caves Road
    Austin, TX US
  • SUP LT
    SUP LT floats water wranglers out to the waves, where they can enjoy a relaxing and watery excursion. Standing aboard a fresh new fleet of paddleboards, which resemble large surfboards, lake-bound wayfarers navigate Lake Travis using hand paddles and their own inner GPS systems. Paddlers of all ages and ability levels are welcome to ride SUP LT's buoyant vessels, which glide around Lake Travis' glassy, scenic surface for two hours before returning safely home. Veteran instructors are also on-hand to help beginners learn the basic navigation and balance skills necessary to have a fun and safe ride and to avoid purse-snatching trout.
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    16409 Stewart Road
    Austin, TX US
  • Austin SUP Tours
    Tour guides Stacy and Taylor Smith? along with their intrepid dog Thor?teach students to glide with grace as they lead standup paddle boarding tours over the placid waters of Lady Bird Lake. Sunset tours cross under the Congress Avenue Bridge during its renowned nightly bat exodus when the sky is streaked with shades of melty sorbets. The Barge tour ropes together paddleboards as groups of paddlers drift over waters, pausing to play on rope swings, and sipping on BYOB libations bolstered by complimentary mojito or margarita mix on the tour?s escort barge. Alternatively, the Basics tour proffers a two- to three-hour lesson in the fundamentals of paddleboarding, including kneeling, standing, paddling, and using paddles to stroke the whiskers of passing catfish. Depending on the body's position, core and arm muscles can feel a workout burn or jellyfish-like state of relaxation.
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    912 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX US

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