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Swimming toward your fitness goals

Posted Nov. 26, 2010, at 2:38 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 03, 2010, at 1:45 p.m.

Swimming and other forms of aquatic exercise offer a fundamental advantage over other types of physical activity: Because the water both cushions and supports the body, swimmers typically avoid impact injuries and the aches and pains of common muscle strain. Swimming builds overall flexibility, muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance and can accommodate a range of fitness levels and abilities. Many indoor pools offer therapeutic temperatures that ease the pain of arthritis and minimize the stress of entering chilly water. Other pools keep temperatures low for the benefit of vigorous lap-swimmers. Many public pools offer swimming lessons and coaching for beginners as well as expert swimmers, but even non-swimmers can find safe pool classes that do not require swimming ability.

Below is a list of indoor pools in Maine that offer public access. If you know of a pool that isn’t on this list click here to submit one.

Indoor Pools in Maine

YMCA and YWCA pools

Auburn-Lewiston YMCA

62 Turner St.

Auburn, ME 04210

795-4095

www.alymca.org

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Kennebec Valley YMCA

40 Granite Hill Road

Manchester, ME 04330

623-1704

www.kvymca.org

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Bath Area YMCA

303 Centre Street

Bath, ME 04530

443-4112

www.bathymca.org

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Northern York County YMCA

3 Pomerleau Street

P.O. Box 1001

Biddeford, ME 04005

283-0100

www.nycymca.org

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Boothbay Region YMCA

261 Townsend Ave

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

633-2855

www.boothbayregionymca.org

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Piscataquis Regional YMCA

48 Park Street

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

564-7111

www.prymca.org

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Cumberland County YMCA

70 Forest Avenue

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 874-1111

www.cumberlandcountyymca.org

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Casco Bay YMCA

14 Old South Freeport Rd

Freeport, ME 04032

865-9600

www.cumberlandcountyymca.org/casco-bay-ymca

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Pineland Branch

25 Campus Dr Ste 100

New Gloucester, ME 04260

688-2255

www.cumberlandcountyymca.org/pineland-ymca

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Greater Portland YMCA

70 Forest Ave

Portland, ME 04101

874-1111

www.cumberlandcountyymca.org/portland-ymca

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Waterville Area YMCA/Alfond Youth Center

126 North St.

Waterville ME

873-0684

www.aplaceforkidstogo.org

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Sanford-Springvale YMCA

1 Emile Levasseur Drive

Sanford, ME 04073

324-4942

www.sanfordymca.org

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Down East Family YMCA

238 State St.

Ellsworth, ME

667-3086

www.defymca.org

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Bangor Y

17 Second St.

Bangor, ME 04401

Phone: 207-941-2808

www.bangory.org

Penobscot Bay YMCA

116 Union Street

Rockport, ME

236-3375

www.penbayymca.net

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Mt Desert Island YMCA

21 Park Street

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

288-3511

www.mdiymca.org

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Waldo County YMCA

157 Lincolnville Avenue

Belfast, ME  04915

(207) 338-4598

www.waldocountyymca.org

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Public School Pools

Greely High School

303 Main St

Cumberland, ME

829-4809

http://greely.msad51.org

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Belfast Area High School

98 Waldo Ave.

Belfast, ME 04915

338-1790

http://bahs.rsu20.org

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Cape Elizabeth High School

345 Ocean House Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

207-799-3309

www.cape.k12.me.us

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Maine School of Science and Mathematics

95 High Street

Limestone, ME 04750

325.3303

www.mssm.org

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Old Town High School

203 Stillwater Ave

Old Town, ME 04468

827-3910

www.otsd.org

College Pools

Colby College Pool

4800 Mayflower Hill

Waterville, ME 04901-8848

P: 800-723-3032

www.colby.edu

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Bates College

23 Campus Avenue

Lewiston, ME 04240

786-6000 /

www.bates.edu

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Husson University

1 College Circle

Bangor, ME 04101

947-1121

www.husson.edu

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Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine 04420

1 (800) 464-6565

www.mainemaritime.edu

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The University of Maine

Orono, Maine 04469

581-1110

www.umaine.edu

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UMaine Farmington

152 Quebec Street

Farmington, ME 04938

778.7495

http://frc.umf.maine.edu

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UMaine Machias

116 O’Brien Avenue

Machias, ME 04654

255-1200

http://machias.edu

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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME· 04011

725-3000

www.bowdoin.edu

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University of New England

11 Hills Beach Road

Biddeford Maine

207-283-0171

www.une.edu

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St. Joseph’s College

278 Whites Bridge Road

Standish, Maine 04084

893-6654

www.sjcme.edu

Community and Public Pools

Riverton Community Center

1600 Forest Avenue

Portland, ME 04103

874-8455

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/rec/rivertoncc.asp

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Presque Isle Indoor Pool

84 Mechanic Street

Presque Isle, ME  04769

764-2564

http://pirec.org/indoor%20pool.htm

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Wiscasset Community Center

242 Gardner Road

Wiscasset, ME

882-8230

http://www.wiscassetrec.com

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South Portland Community Pool

21 Nelson Road

South Portland, ME

767-7650

www.southportland.org

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Lura Hoit Memorial Pool

146 Western Ave

Hampden, ME 04444

862-4503

http://www.hampdenmaine.com

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