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The Kingsport Aquatic Center will host a ribbon cutting for its most recent expansion, including the new outdoor lap pool, on Tuesday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m.

“We are so happy to finally have the chance to celebrate these new amenities,” said KAC Director Kari Matheney. “We’re excited to give our guests the opportunity enjoy lap swim and open swim in our newest pool as the weather starts to warm up.”

The expansion was completed in spring 2020 and includes an outdoor lap pool, a shaded pavilion, additional outdoor restrooms, an administrative area and other amenities. The outdoor lap pool is designed for multipurpose use and caters to adults and teens. It includes three 25-yard lanes for outdoor lap swimming, a circular social area with hydrotherapy jets, a seated bench area for outdoor water aerobics classes, and an area for water basketball and volleyball. Around the pool, there is room for additional lounge chair seating.

The pavilion provides additional outdoor seating for waterpark guests, and also includes three family changing rooms. An extension from the Aquatic Center’s Legion Room toward the parking lot will provides a centralized office space for operational, programming and support staff.

Beginning April 5, the outdoor lap pool schedule is as follows:

  • Monday – Friday
    • Lap swim by reservation 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Open swim at 50% capacity 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday
    • Water aerobics on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Saturday
    • Open swim at 50% capacity 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To make lap swim reservations, guests can call the KAC at 423-343-9758. Reservations open on Wednesdays at noon for the following week. At this time, the KAC is still closed on Sundays for cleaning.

The new outdoor lap pool is also available for private rentals on Friday nights, and guests can also enjoy water aerobics classes hosted in the new pool on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays. For a full water aerobics calendar, visit swimkingsport.com/water-aerobic-classes. For private rental information, visit swimkingsport.com/parties-and-rentals.

To learn more about the Kingsport Aquatic Center, call 423-343-9758 or visit swimkingsport.com.