I posted about the Columbus Aquatic Center on Columbus Underground back in March, but I thought it might be worth mentioning again now that the weather has turned cold.
I’m always surprised when I mention this place to someone and they admit to having never heard about it before. It’s located on Hunter Avenue right in the heart of Victorian Village, but somehow it goes overlooked by nearly everyone.
The open swim times aren’t quite optimal for anyone who works a regular 9-to-5, but if you’ve got a non-traditional or flexible work schedule, this place couldn’t be more perfect. I was in there this morning around 10:30am for the adults-only swim time, and there were maybe a dozen other folks there. I take the kiddo there once a week to splash around in the kiddie-pool area and we’re almost always the only ones in it.
Normally, you’d think most people would want to keep something like this a secret, but I’d honestly love to see the place more utilized. All you need to do is get a leisure card made (costs $1) and pool usage is free after that. How awesome is that?
So what are you waiting for? If you can work some pool time into your weekly schedule, then go check it out!