When it comes to the best aquatic centers in Virginia you don’t have to look any further than the Collegiate School Aquatics Center, located at 5050 Ridgedale Parkway. This swimming center is well known for their Olympic sized swimming pool with stadium seating for spectators. Collegiate School Aquatics center was used for holding time trials for the 2008 Olympic swimmers. Just last year, Katie Ledecky, Olympic Gold Medalist, visited the center and practiced for her next time trials. A large amount of professional swimmers have come to this center, being only one of a few Olympic sized swimming pools on the East Coast.
CSAC goes beyond just providing a pool for people to swim in; they also provide certified swim classes for younger children. The staff at this aquatic center is making it there mission to teach as many younger children as possible. They even have their Angel Fish program to give people the chance to help drownproof Richmond. You can donate money to the program and that will pay for one second grader to learn how to swim. If you feel like you would like to make a donation to this program then click here.
This center is also great for non-professional swimmers or adults looking for alternative exercises. They provide different aquatic classes, water polo leagues, and peluso open water training. All of the Collegiate School Aquatic Center’s available programs can be found at http://www.swimrichmond.org/programs.htm. You will find it very difficult to find something that you are not interested in. They even provide a variety of land classes that you would find at all of your other top level gyms in Richmond.
If your son or daughter is looking to become a life guard then you can also take advantage of the center’s Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes. It can be difficult to find these classes for an affordable price but CSAC has very fair pricing. All of the instructors are certified to teach this course and will make sure that all students learn the skills and knowledge needed to save lives.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a young child, a teenager, or adult you will be able to find fun and exciting water activities at CSAC. After seeing the facility and reviewing all of their awesome programs we have say that this is one of the best swimming centers in Virginia.