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Asbury Place, Kingsport Aquatic Center celebrate National Grandparents Day with second annual free senior swim day

August 22, 2016

Guests 55 and over swim free; others enter for half price

Asbury Place will celebrate National Grandparents Day by sponsoring a free senior swim day on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Seniors 55 and over will be admitted free; attendees 54 and under will enjoy half-price admission.

Sandra Brown, executive director of Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities’ Kingsport campus, said the event ties in well with the not-for-profit organization’s mission of service and focus on wellness.

“Swimming is a low-impact activity that uses all muscle groups so it’s perfect for senior exercisers,” Brown said “We hope this event encourages all area seniors to be physically active and enjoy time with loved ones.”

Asbury_KAC Sponsorship FB GraphicKingsport Aquatic Center admission on Sept. 11 will be free for guests ages 55 and over with proper identification and half price for other ages. Admission for others is based on height: those under 48 inches tall will be $3, and those over 48 inches tall will be $4. Children ages 2 and under are free with a paying adult. The center’s outdoor water park will be open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and the indoor pool complex will be open noon-6 p.m.

“This is an excellent opportunity for senior swim enthusiasts and guests of all ages to enjoy our outdoor and indoor water features,” Kingsport Aquatic Center director Kari Matheney said. “We appreciate Asbury Place making senior swim day available to area residents and visitors.”

The outdoor water park features a large pool with a water playground and lily pad crossing, two water slides and a 900-foot lazy river. The aquatic center also has a 46,000-square-foot indoor complex, which includes three heated pools, including the region’s only indoor Olympic-sized pool.

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is located at 1820 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. Guests are encouraged to visit the center’s “Know Before You Go” page at for guidelines intended to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests.

About Asbury, Inc.

Asbury, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. For more information, 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-sized pool, the HMG Competition pool, plus year-round swim courses and American Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. An outdoor water park is open seasonally. For more information, visit