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August 12, 2013

Aug. 12, 2013

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Moxley Carmichael


New hours allow more after-school and after-work swimming

As area kids go back to school, the Kingsport Aquatic Center is changing its hours of operation beginning Monday, Aug. 12, to offer students additional evening hours to enjoy its outdoor amenities. The Kingsport Aquatic Center is now the area’s only public outdoor water park open during the week.

The outdoor water park will be open Monday through Friday 1-8 p.m. Weekend hours will remain Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The extended hours will be in effect until the outdoor water park closes for the season on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. The Kingsport Aquatic Center outdoor water park includes two waterslides, a lily pad crossing, a water play structure and a 900-foot lazy river.

The Kingsport Aquatic Center’s indoor facility is open year-round. Hours are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., with open swim beginning at 11 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., with open swim beginning at 11 a.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The 46,000-square-foot indoor area features include three multipurpose pools specially designed for recreation, instruction and competition, including the region’s only indoor Olympic-size pool.

About 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-size pool plus year-round swim courses and American Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. A seasonal outdoor water park offers recreational activities from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Seasonal, annual and daily rates are available. For more information, visit