NIFTY is thrilled to announce we are once again going to have a spa/swim event at Renfrew Pool on March 23, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This pool event will happen when the Templeton Pool is closed for annual maintenance (after the Templeton swim on February 23). Watch the niftynude.orgwebsite for when we resume our pool evenings at Templeton in April.
**NOTE: you are not required to swim at any of our pool events. This is NOT competitive swimming. It’s a fun, nude-optional all ages pool event.**
The Renfrew event in March will be at Renfrew Pool at 2929 East 22 Ave, Vancouver, located in the Renfrew Park Community Centre. Note that this event at Renfrew starts an hour earlier than the usual NIFTY swims, so it will go from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. People are welcome to join the group for a restaurant outing afterwards, if you wish. Listen for announcements at the swim, usually around the hot tub and in the sauna.
Some other things to note for this one: cost is $12 regular/$6 concession. Cash at the door and we’ve kept the cost down, although donations gratefully accepted if you feel inclined, as this place is really expensive (unlike Templeton).
Kids free but must attend with parent. This year, we are not requesting pre-payment, although we need a good turnout to be able to afford to go to this facility, so plan to attend!
Bring your own towel and shower supplies, as well as a lock for the locker, as there are no pay lockers in the changing areas, although there are a few coin lockers for wallets. Or leave any valuables at home.
The pool has a glorious big hot tub surrounded by lots of deck and lounge chairs if you want to relax or chat. It also has an interesting “cold tub” area in the shallow end, with cool jets that can be refreshing on aching or tired backs and feet. We’ve asked the staff to ensure the sauna is as hot as possible. We will put the plastic curtains up near the sauna to help retain heat if they will allow us to do so. In any case, please open and close the sauna door as quickly as possible to retain as much heat as we can.
There’s also a fun little kids area in the shallow end of the pool, with shaped areas of the pool itself, to swim in and around. And there are gradual entries to the pool in places, in case anyone has accessibility needs.
We will have water volleyball, an open swimming area as well as swim lanes, and a diving board for those who enjoy a more active experience. Be as active or lazy as you like!
The pool is very easy to get to, and close to bus routes. The #25 stops right outside or travel on the #16 Arbutus that you can catch at the 29th Avenue Skytrain. There is also lots of underground and street parking.
This pool has a lot of windows so help with tarps is very appreciated. If you want to volunteer or need more info, please contact niftynude.org