Hoboken has the swimming facilities to train the next Michael Phelps!

Real Estate Agent with Halstead Property, LLC

Michael Phelps SI

If you've enjoyed the 2008 Beijing Olympics as much as I have then you've probably noticed this one guy named... Michael Phelps! I've always liked the swimming discipline at the Olympics, but I'm sure you can agree that this time it was better than ever. Well the reason why I mentioned Michael Phelps in a Hoboken Condo Blog, is because of the great swimming facilities at Hoboken's own Stevens Institute of Technology.

Michael Phelps actually inspired me right after the 2004 Olympics in Sydney to attend the swimming facilities at SIT on Castle Point in Hoboken, so I can tell you first hand that its great fun even for a novice swimmer like me. It was great! Swimming a few laps under the instruction of some great trainers.

Michael Phelps started his swimming career at age 7 in Baltimore, Maryland, so I assume to make it to the Olympics and win it, you've got to start early?! Well you're in luck! Stevens Aquatics Program has a nice schedule that can accommodate children of all ages and that includes our Hoboken Seniors ; ). One can literally start at the age of 6 Months young (obviously, parent involvement is required) and take it as far as you can possibly swim.

The groups are cleverly named from Water Tykes (2 - 4yrs) to Sand Sharks (8 - 12yrs). So I'm sure there is another Michael Phelps in Hoboken, because as amazing as this guy is, he seems grounded enough to not think that nobody can beat his record. Just like when Michael Johnson's seemingly unbeatable world record on the 200 meters, was put in the shades by another youngster Usain Bolt.

So head over to the swimming pool in Hoboken's Stevens Institute of Technology on Castle Point. The best way of getting there would be past the field on 8th Street and Castle Point Terrace off Hudson Street.

Please click here for the Stevens Aquatics Brochure for schedules and fees.

Happy swimming,

Sand Shark

Sand Shark (Carcharias taurus)


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