Kingsport Aquatic Center announces fall/winter programs - WRBL

Kingsport Aquatic Center announces fall/winter programs

The Kingsport Aquatic Center has announced its roster of classes, programs and events for fall and winter after a busy and successful first summer season.


The indoor-outdoor center is open year-round, and the fitness, fun and learning have moved exclusively inside to the center's indoor complex.


The 46,000-square-foot, climate-controlled complex features three heated pools designed for recreation and instruction, including the HMG Competition Pool, the region's only indoor Olympic-size pool; the Palmer Center Foundation warm pool; and a leisure pool with water slide.


"This wide variety of classes and programs is meant to appeal to just about everyone interested in learning how to be safe in the water, learning to swim, learning water sports or taking advantage of warm water therapy," said center Director Kari Matheney. "Of course, the center's open and lap swims, birthday parties and private pool rentals will continue as well."


The center's aquatic fitness and therapy programming includes:


  • Deep Water Fitness: no-impact deep-water workout with flotation belts.
  • Senior Water Aerobics: upper/lower body exercises with moderate aerobic segment.
  • Stretch and Tone: improves flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.
  • Aqua Jog: offers benefits of running without bone and muscle stress caused by impact.
  • Hips, Abs and Thighs: variety of exercises using water, equipment and body resistance.
  • Paddle Board Yoga: core strengthening exercises and yoga postures
  • HMG Aquatic Therapy: relieves pain and increases mobility, strength and endurance.


The six-week, 12-session HMG Aquatic Therapy course begins Oct. 1 and will be provided by Holston Medical Group Rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy is ideal for those suffering from fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, balance and muscle weakness,  musculoskeletal back pain or those who have pain from joint replacement or back surgery.


"Aquatic therapies and exercise provide gentle, effective support that helps with balance and joint stress", said Alan Meade, HMG's Director of Rehabilitation Services. "It also provides excellent resistance to strengthen muscles and improve mobility and endurance.  HMG is proud to be a partner in the offering of aquatic exercise programming with the Kingsport Aquatic Center, providing our communities with additional fitness options."


For details on class schedules and fees, please visit the programming calendar at Participants may enroll in classes on-site at the Kingsport Aquatic Center reception desk.

This new programming joins existing American Red Cross swim lessons, offered year-round, and lifeguard and water safety instructor training courses.


Party season at the center also didn't end when the outdoor water park closed. The Kingsport Aquatic Center's private party rooms open onto the indoor pool complex for pool parties no matter the season.


"The Kingsport Aquatic Center was built to provide year-round pool access to the Kingsport community and its neighbors," Matheney said. "We think the class schedule we and HMG have developed shows our commitment to offering a wide variety of programs to appeal to all ages and fitness levels."


For more information about affordable membership options and party rentals, visit

About the Kingsport Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is the region's newest and most comprehensive indoor-outdoor public aquatic and recreation facility. Located in Kingsport's Meadowview district at the base of iconic Bays Mountain, the center provides area residents and visitors with the best in health, fitness and recreation features in a safety-focused environment. The Kingsport Aquatic Center features the area's only indoor Olympic-size pool plus year-round swim courses and American Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. A seasonal outdoor water park offers recreational activities from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Seasonal, annual and daily rates are available. For more information, visit

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