The Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center is nearing completion. The state of the art facility continues to accept charter memberships until the middle of February '06.

UPDATE: The opening date has been pushed out to April 18, 2006
Read about the Grand Opening of the Beede Center.

The facility will have the following features:

  • A 25 yard by 25 meter
  • 8 lane lap pool
  • A warm water therapy pool
  • A children's play pool
  • A diving well
  • A 1,600 sq. ft weight/strength training room
  • A 1,600 sq. ft cardio fitness room

The facility is next to the Concord High School, so its just up the road from where I live, making it very convenient, and I've recently signed up to get the discounted rate for charter memberships.

While watching the town meeting on the local cable channel, I learned quite a bit more about the facility during a presentation by the CCPools organization. There will be restaurant onsite, available to members and to high school students. Local swim and dive teams will reserve some pool areas for a few hours each day, and may occassionally hold meets onsite, but this is expected to not interfere with member activities. There will be 150 parking spots in a gated lot. There are currently 190 total memberships of different types(the equivalent of 140 family memberships), and they will need 640+ family membership equivalents to meet their funding needs, although there will be a marketing campaign broadcast in the local town papers for Concord, Carlisle, Acton, Boxborough, etc, starting in early January.

The operating hours are scheduled to be:
  • Monday - Friday: 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

I was surprised that I recognized the face when I downloaded the PDF describing the design of the fitness centers. Dr. Miriam Nelson, author of Strong Women Stay Young, will advise the facility on how to implement the training regimens described in her books. While she is currently the director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity at Tufts University in Boston, I remember her from when I was a research technician at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts in the mid 90's.