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Wolverine888
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Obviously we are surrounded by ocean but does anybody know of a lap swim facility in STT, as I continue to recover from ACL replacement surgery a few months ago? This was recommended by my stateside physical therapy team before moving here a month ago. Appreciate any suggestions (even ones that may include gym membership).

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Topic starter Posted : August 4, 2018 12:12 pm
ms411
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The only one is the pool near Red Hook next to the Armory. Aquatic Swim Center is the name, I think.

Quite a few pools closed after the storms.

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Posted : August 4, 2018 12:24 pm
East Ender
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The pool in Red Hook, home of the St Thomas Swimming Association. I don't know their schedule,but they do have open swim hours.

https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=reczzstsa

P.S. Bonnie Barr at Synergy does PT there.

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Posted : August 4, 2018 12:24 pm
Wolverine888
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Thanks much East Ender and ms411, much appreciated! I'll check it out.

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Topic starter Posted : August 4, 2018 12:38 pm
ms411
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Oh! Check the Flamboyant Resort, too. At one point they were advertising local rates for using their work out facility which I think had pool access. Don't know if it's still available.

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Posted : August 4, 2018 1:04 pm
AandA2VI
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Why though? Why not just do Magen’s early morning before they make you pay? I wouldn’t use pools with chlorine and harsh chemicals if I had smooth flat ocean.

ACL sucks. Had mine (and MCL) replaced, wakboarding oops. Get a GOOD PT. Make them torture you. It sucks but works. I had to sleep in those oscillator/ice machines. Horrible.

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Posted : August 4, 2018 6:34 pm
ms411
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Because Wolverine had stateside PTs.:@)

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Posted : August 4, 2018 6:57 pm
ms411
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Um, I don't know what ACL or MCL is, but my friend who had knee replacement was advised not to go in the ocean after surgery because of unknowns in the water that may cause infections. This was advice from a local doctor.

Chlorine is a disinfectant.

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Posted : August 4, 2018 7:45 pm
Scubadoo
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I'd expect the flesh wounds would be healed up by now since the surgery was a few months ago.

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Posted : August 5, 2018 12:15 am
Wolverine888
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Yes, flesh wounds healed months ago, so contamination no concern and completed physical therapy in the States, lap swim has its advantages for some goal setting, and cardio charting I'm wanting to do that's measurable with my sports watch and dedicated lap swim lanes, although Magens is a nice place for a quiet morning swim too. Now that I have my annual pass there and for Lindquist, don't have to worry about scramming before they open officially but sill enjoy morning walks there along the beach. AandA2VI, your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) basically helps keep your tibia (lower leg bone) from shifting too far forward in relation to your femur (upper leg bone) and allows your knee to take torsion. It's a common injury to football and soccer players due to their quick cuts on turf but I managed to tear my ACL completely through, fracture my tibia and tear both menisci when I fell from a step ladder in January while taking down a Christmas wreath outside, lol.

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Topic starter Posted : August 5, 2018 11:11 am
Ca. Dreamers
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Do the sea.......

Knee replacement in October of '16 and hip revision in January of '18. Healed up and I'm back to 1500 strokes three days a week in the sea.

I swim one way and walk back. Tough rehab but I'm getting better everyday.

CD

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Posted : August 5, 2018 11:42 am
East Ender
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I love it how someone explains why they want to do something a certain way and everyone wants to convince them to do something else. 😀

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Posted : August 5, 2018 11:56 am
speee1dy
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Do any of the gyms on stt have pools.

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Posted : August 5, 2018 1:19 pm
ms411
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I don't think any gyms on STT have pools. I don't think the University gym has a pool.

There used to be some really good pools before the storms: Senor Frogs and Blackbeard's Castle that the public could use for small fee, but they haven't opened after storm. I seldom saw anybody using them and they were always very clean.

The pools at most hotels are small and not conducive to laps from what I remember.

It wasn't easy getting the public pool on the East End.

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Posted : August 5, 2018 5:55 pm
AandA2VI
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I love it how someone explains why they want to do something a certain way and everyone wants to convince them to do something else. 😀

Well the pool in red hook is so over chlorinated you can smell it from the road. Toxic shit.

Magen’s has a swim lane, lined with bouys for goal markers.

I know what ACL is - it was MS411 that didn’t know what we were talking about. 😉 Ibwish I didn’t know! My replacement sucked.

I also 100% believe the sea has magical healing powers!

For me it would be the screaming kids and other people that would keep me from the pool. Seeing turtles and rays while you workout is cool too 😉

Flamboyant has one pool open, lower one. Don’t think any gyms have pools.

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Posted : August 5, 2018 6:45 pm
Wolverine888
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Thanks everyone, I always welcome everyone’s input????

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Topic starter Posted : August 5, 2018 10:13 pm
Wolverine888
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FYI, the St Thomas Swim Association did get back to me...they have open lap swim from 2:00-3:30 pm every weekday and 10:00 am-noon on Saturday but it's $10/day, ouch! I asked if they have a senior discount, no reply yet, lol. By the way, the procedure for getting a USVI Senior I.D. card (topic of a separate thread on here) was very simple at the Human Services Office, $5 and good for 5 years, things like $3 round-trip ferry to St John, movie theatre discounts, some grocery store discounts, $96/yr Magens Bay and Lindquist (Smith Bay) beaches, including parking (compared to $300/yr normally for residents), free University of the Virgin Islands classes, etc...great value for $5.

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Topic starter Posted : August 10, 2018 3:00 pm
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