‘Aquatics’

Outdoor Pools open for the Summer, Saturday, May 20th!

May 17th, 2017

Please come join us for the first official opening day of the outdoor pools on Saturday, May 20th starting at 10:00 am.  The outdoor pools will be open until October 1st.

Outdoor pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Enjoy your summer with family and friends at the Granite Falls outdoor pools!

Pool Season is Sneaking UP!

May 3rd, 2017

It’s almost here- the time of year that we all look forward to: Pool Time!! Our official season starts Saturday, May 20th at 10am, but we hate to make you wait that long, so we’re giving you an exclusive Sneak Peek on Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 14th from 1-5pm!

I was hired for the 2014 summer season. I had been a member at Granite Falls for some years, so I knew things picked up during the summer, but I had no idea how awesome it would be to see the behind-the-scenes contrast of working here during the colder months and then once the outdoor pool opened. There’s always lots of social interaction around class time, in the indoor pool, and on the fitness floor, but now it continued well after the fitness activities were finished. I love seeing families hanging out with their kids and friends well into the evening- finally, exiting the back gate with happy (and tired) kids trailing behind. I love seeing grandparents taking a break by the pool with a good book. I love seeing members spend an hour just floating around the lazy river. It’s a time of fun, excitement, and relaxation.

Come join us for what is sure to be the start of a great season!

Jenny
Membership Director

Makos Swimmers Earn the Golden Ticket!

March 29th, 2017

Five Makos swimmers received the Golden Ticket to North Carolina Swimming Select Camp! In order to be selected for Select Camp, swimmers must achieve a top 5 finish in the state at either NCS Age Group Championships or ESSZ Age group Sectionals meets.

At NCS Age Group Championships, held February 23rd-26th, Greyson Young placed 3rd in the 200 Yard Freestyle to secure his Golden Ticket. March 16th-19th, at ESSZ Age Group Sectionals, the other four Makos received their Golden Ticket. CJ Eickhoff swam the 500 Freestyle with a 1st place finish in the state. Michael Keleher had two 3rd place finishes in both the 1000 Freestyle and 1650 Freestyle. David Walcott swam the 1650 Freestyle and finished 2nd. Julia Turner swam her way to a 4th place finish in the 500 Freestyle. Go Makos!  

Picture (Left to Right – Top to Bottom: Michael Keleher, David Walcott, Julia Turner, Greyson Young and CJ Eickhoff)

Congrats Makos!

February 15th, 2017

Congratulations to our Granite Falls Makos who made North Carolina Age Group and Senior Swimming Championships!

We have 27 Makos swimmers competing in over 100 individual and relay events over the next two weeks.  Our Championship team is lead by Team Captains Hunter Young & Emma Denton with fellow swimmers Caiden Ames, Tate Bacon, MaKayla Ciancanelli, Austen Davis, Brooke Denton, Bridget Derwin, Nate Derwin, CJ Eickhoff, Danielle Hirsch, Michael Keleher, Kylie McGlade, True Merrill, Lily Mitchell, Kathryn Monville, Riley O’Brien, Emilie Phillips, Caroline Prather, David Quaresma, Avery Thomas, Julia Turner, Avalon Uveges, Jadon Valles, Ben Walcott, David Walcott and Greyson Young.  Good luck to all our Makos swimmers in the Championship Meets.  Go Makos!