Here are two great resources for Florida fatties who love to swim:
Places to swim
floridaflamingays.tumblr.com is the blog of a fellow fatty that contains some great reviews & photos of the best places to swim in Florida, including details about accessibility, fun, safety, etc.
Gainesville Fat Acceptance Fitness (Group)
A group for fat people and thin (or in-between) allies in Gainesville, Florida who want to hang out and move their bodies together!
This group believes in a Health at Every Size perspective, and strives to help its members separate physical activity from weight loss and shame. We believe that exploring physical fitness and movement should be fun and enjoyable, and every individual gets to form and reform their own movement/fitness goals based on what they decide is best for them.
The Facebook group has postings of weekly group events, and members are encouraged to create and invite each other to events for activities they enjoy. Posts related to inspiring positive body image and fat acceptance are generally appropriate for this group.
Monthly size-acceptance swims at the Huntington Beach City Gym & Pool.
Usually on the second or third Saturday evening of each month from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The recommended donation is $10 per person but please donate what you can. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Everyone is welcome!
We rent out the pool just for our group, so it is very private. Whether you’re size 4, 14, or 4X, all are welcome to enjoy the warm waters for our bob & chat (otherwise known as “The Swim”).
- Men’s and Women’s changing rooms and showers.
- Handicap accessible.
- Plenty of free street parking.
- Lifeguard on duty.
More info: http://www.socalsafe.org/safeswims.html
ChunkyDunks are an annual summer series of body-positive group swims.
Organizers rent public pools and offer up a focused and intentional space where the natural diversity of human bodies is respected. We know it can be daunting to put on a suit and swim in public. We’re not going to let anything stop us, or you, from enjoying a refreshing summer cool-down! Chunky Dunks are a safer, fun environment to test the waters of your own empowerment and swim, lounge, splash! HOT SUN. COOL WATER. NO SHAME.
The ChunkyDunks are currently held only in Portland, Oregon – but we are seeking organizers to start events in other cities, states and countries!
A weekly swim for self-identified women over 200 lbs.
Sundays from 11:15a – 12:45p
Albany High Pool