Great article in Saturdays Gazette about the Williamsburg Community Pool. It is one of several that families can join for that old fashioned pool experience.
I get a number of inquiries from prospective Williamsburg home buyers who ask what neighborhoods have pools. Surprisingly there was no list so I had to create one. Another surprise is that there are over 62 neighborhoods to choose from in the area with swimming pools.
if you must have a neighborhood with a pool. The list at the bottom of this post is in alphabetical order. Its shows the type of housing available i.e., detached homes or condo/ townhomes along with the city or county. ( New Kent, James City Co, City of Williamsburg and York County)
In addition to the Williamsburg Community Pool , a number of the neighborhood pools allow families to join even if they don’t live there. Windsor Forest,Kingwood, Kings point, First Colony, Queens Lake, Indigo Park all welcome out of neighborhood families and renters to join both their pool and swim teams. Other options include the James City County Pools at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Upper County Park.
Kim Wheatley paused from her afternoon swim at Williamsburg Community Pool Wednesday to comment about why she enjoys spending time there.
"I have been coming here for years," she said, adjusting her goggles. "There is a great atmosphere here."
It is that spirit of family and camaraderie that seems to be at the crux of the pool community. Next year, the pool, which is nestled in a wooded glen in the rear of the Williamsburg Shopping Center near Ace Peninsula Hardware and the Virginia Regional Ballet, celebrates 60 years. Some people have been a long history at the pool, watching generations learn to swim and take part in activities.
Tom Mainor has been a member for more than four decades. "It has been a great place for the children, and now it is great for the grandchildren," he said with a smile.
Competitive swimming is HUGE in the Williamsburg, VA and peninsula areas. The summer swim teams are part of the VPSU -Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union. There are divisions consisting of 19 teams from Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Upper Newport News with over 1000 swimmers competing.
If you want year round swim team options for youths WAC ( Williamsburg Aquatic Club) and Coast Guard Blue Dolphins are the teams to consider.
BOTH WAC AND THE COAST GUARD BLUE DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM OFFER A COMPETITIVE USA SWIMMING PROGRAMS FOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THESE TEAMS EXCEL AT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.
Here is the neighborhood list.
Abbreviations: JCC-James City County, WMBG=City of Williamsburg,
NK=New Kent County, YC=York County
Det= Detached single family home, Att= Condo or townhome
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