Directions to Meets

Directions to Meets and Hotels


Coomes Recreation Center
(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 80 minutes)

  • From Wendys in Boone, travel south on highway 105 toward Foscoe for 1.9 miles.

  • Turn right on 105 bypass for 1.8 miles.

  • Turn left at the light onto 421 north toward Mountain City for 20.4 miles.

  • Turn right on 418 north (south Church St) / hwy 91 north for 14.2 miles.

  • Curve left onto hwy 58 west for 10.4 miles.

  • Go under I-81 one half mile past Burger King.

  • Turn right on Thompson Dr at CVS for 0.1 mile.

  • Turn right at vocational center for 0.2 mile.

  • Turn right at Coomes Recreation Center.

Abingdon Hotels (with approximate prices and distance to pool)

Click here for "Trip Advisor" customer reviews of Abingdon hotels

  • Alpine Motel - $59 - 1 mile - 276-628-3178 (you may have to ask for the $59 rate - this is an old single story motel, but clean and nice with a big yard for children to play. You can park at your room)

  • Days Inn - $49 - 1 mile - 276-628-7131 (ask for swim meet rate)

  • Holiday Inn Express - $100 - 1 mile - 276-676-2829

  • Quality Inn and Suites - $75 - 1 mile - 276-676-9090

Burlington, NC

Maynard Aquatic Center/ 1402 Overbrook Drive, Burlington, NC


Follow 421-S for 80 miles.

Merge onto I-40E, Exit 238, toward Greensboro (51 mi).

Take the NC-62 Exit, Exit 143, toward Burlington Downtown/ Alamance.  Turn left onto NC-62/ Alamance Rd (1.3 mi).

Take slight right onto S Church Street (0.2 mi)

Take the 3rd right onto Overbrook Rd (0.4 mi).


Cary, NC

Triangle Aquatic Center

Click here for directions


Charlotte/Mecklenburg Aquatic Center


800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Charlotte

(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 2:15)

  • Take Hwy. 421 S

  • Travel approx. 52 miles to exit for I 77 S

  • Remain on I 77 south to Charlotte

  • Take exit 11, Brookshire Freeway/277 S

  • Take exit 277 S through downtown

  • Exit at John Belk Freeway/I277 S

  • Take Stonewall St. exit 1E

  • Turn right on East Stonewall (veer right toward Kenilworth)

  • Turn left on South McDowell (at Blake Hotel)

  • Go one block, turn left on Martin Luther King.

A note on hotels in this area:

This aquatic center is located in downtown Charlotte - we've felt safe around the aquatic center for several years but at least one of the nearby hotels is not in a very good area. Several of our families and coaches stayed at the "Charlotte Days Inn" last year - probably not a very safe area. We've listed the hotels in the immediate vicinity but also keep in mind that this aquatic center is 20 minutes from the Huntersville hotels (listed on this page) if you'd like to stay in Huntersville. And, there are other hotels near downtown.


  • The Blake Hotel - (0.1 miles from Mecklenburg Aquatic Center). It is located across the street from the side of the aquatic center. 555 South McDowell St. 704-372-4100

  • Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte - 508 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (three blocks from pool), 704-347-5972  

  • Hampton Inn - Charlotte, 530 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (three blocks from pool) (704) 373-0917

Greensboro Aquatic Center

1921 West Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: (336) 315-8498

  • From Boone, take 421 south (toward Greensboro) for approximately 80 miles.

  • Merge onto I-40 east via exit 238 toward Greensboro and travel until Freeman Mill Road (Exit 218). Continue on Freeman Mill Road then turn left on Coliseum Boulevard, turn left on Ellington
    Street, and right into main entrance.



Lenoir Rhyne College (CVAC)

From Boone:

  • Follow US 321 South to Hickory. As you come into Hickory, you will cross Lake Hickory. Turn left at Arby's at the first stop light after going over the bridge. Follow that road up the hill and around  the curve to the fourth street on the left, which will be 12th Avenue N.W. Turn left and follow to the stoplight (this will be a T- intersection). Turn right onto 6th Street N.W. Take the 2nd left onto 9th Ave. NW (9th street turns into 8th street, but continue on the SAME road). Go through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, take the first right onto 3rd Street N.E. Take an immediate left onto 7th Avenue N.E. and proceed to the stop sign. Turn left on Stasavich Place and proceed to the parking lot. The pool is housed in Shuford gym.

Hickory YMCA

701 First Street NW

  • Take 321 South toward Hickory

  • Pass over the lake and take the next left at the light (Nissan dealership is on the left)

  • Travel approx. 0.3 miles and turn left on 12th Ave. NW

  • Travel approx. 0.8 miles, it will dead end into a T

  • Turn right on 6th St. NW

  • Travel approx. 0.2 miles and turn left on 9th Ave. NW

  • Follow the curve to the right, cross over 4th St. NW, then turn right on 1st St. NW

  • YMCA parking lot is on the right side.

High Point (actually Jamestown)

City Lake Swimming Pool
602 West Main St., Jamestown, NC 
(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 2 hours)

  • From Boone, take 421 south (toward Greensboro) for approximately 80 miles.

  • Merge onto I-40 east via exit 238 toward Greensboro and travel 8.2 miles.

  • Merge onto US 311 S via exit 196 toward High Point for 13.9 miles.

  • Take the Greensboro Rd exit (exit 21) and turn left on Greensboro Rd for 1.1 miles.

  • Greensboro Rd becomes West Main St. for 0.6 miles.

  • Turn left into City Lake Pool Park.

High Point Hotels (with approximate prices and distance to pool)

  • Atrium Inn - $65 - 5.6 miles - 336-884-8838

  • Radisson High Point - $89 - 4.0 miles - 336-889-8888

  • Biltmore Suites - $99 - 3.3 miles - 336-812-8188

  • Ashford Suites - $87 - 5.4 miles - 336-812-8787 

  • Crestwood Suites - $89 - 6.7 miles - 336-886-5665

  • Courtyard by Marriott - $109 - 2.6 miles - 336-882-3600



11202 Harris (Eastfield) Rd.

(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 1:55)

  • Traveling south on I-77, take exit 25

  • Turn left, this will put you on Hwy. 73 (Sam Furr Road) toward Concord

  • Travel approximately 6.3 miles and turn right on Poplar Tent (you'll see a CVS on your left)

  • Travel approximately 2.0 miles down Poplar Tent and take a right at the first light onto Harris Rd.

  • Less than a mile down on the right, you'll see a large building with "NOMAD Aquatics" on the building 


  • Country Suites (Exit #25 - approx. 8.5 miles from aquatic center) 704-895-6565 (ask for "Huntersville Aquatic Center discount rate")

  • Sleep Inn (Exit #25 - approx. 9.0 miles from aquatic center) 704-766-2500

  • Red Roof Inn (Exit #23 - approx. 10.5 miles from aquatic center) 704-875-7880 

  • Ramada Inn (Exit #23 - approx. 10.5 miles from aquatic center) 704-875-1165

  • ALL NEW Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 16905 Caldwell Creek Drive, Huntersville, NC 704-892-9487

  • Quality Inn, 16825 Caldwell Creek Drive, Huntersville, NC  704-892-6597

Huntersville Family Fitness


(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 1:50)

  • Take Hwy. 421 East to I-77 South (towards Statesville)

  • Follow I-77 South for about 50 miles

  • Get off at the second Huntersville exit, #23

  • Turn left at the end of the ramp

  • Approximately 0.2 miles, turn right at the 2nd light (Hwy. 21 S)

  • Continue down Hwy. 21 for about 1.2 miles. You will see signs for the Huntersville Community Center.

  • Turn left onto Verhoeff Dr.

  • Pool is on the left.


  • Comfort Suites Northlake, 7315 Smith Corners Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 704.598.0478 (2 miles from Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics)

  • Hawthorn Suites, 16905 Caldwell Creek Drive, Huntersville, NC, 704-892-9487

  • Quality Inn, 16825 Caldwell Creek Drive, Huntersville, NC, 704-892-6597

  • Red Roof Inn (Exit #23 - approx. 1 mile from aquatic center) 704-875-7880

  • Holiday Inn Express (Exit #23 - approx. 1 mile from aquatic center) 704-875-1165

  • Country Suites (Exit #25 - approx. 3 miles from aquatic center) 704-895-6565 (ask for "Huntersville Aquatic Center discount rate")

  • Sleep Inn (Exit #25 - approx. 3.5 miles from aquatic center) 704-766-2500

Lake Wylile

Lake Wylie / McDowell Park Open Water Swim

  • Travel South on Hwy. 321 for approx. 80 miles to Gastonia

  • Take 85 North for 12 miles

  • Then take 485 South for 8 miles

  • Exit #1 South Tryon Street

  • Turn right onto York Rd. (NC 49) for 6.5 miles

  • Turn right at McDowell Nature Preserve sign (15222 York Rd.)

  • Travel 0.8 miles to parking areas on left


Stronach Aquatic Center

1031 Jim Barger Rd.

  • Take Hwy. 321 S toward Lenoir

  • At the red light after the Broyhill Furniture building, turn left onto Nuway Circle

  • Take the first right on Powell Rd.

  • Veer to the right to stay on Powell

  • Turn left on Jim Barger Ct at Stronach Aquatic Center


  • Take Hwy 321 S.

  • In Lenoir, turn right on Harper Ave./64 W at Eckerd's.

  • Travel 0.1 miles, turn left on Hwy. 64W./18 S at McDonalds.

  • Travel 14.4 miles, turn right on Sanford Dr./64 W by-pass (N. Morganton Methodist Church)

  • Travel 1.6 miles, turn left onto North Green St.

  • Travel 0.6 miles, turn right on W. Catawba

  • Travel 0.1 miles to the pool

Pilot Mtn. / Mt. Airy


  • From I-77 North take exit 101 to I-74 East.

  • Take I-74 East to US 52 South.

  • Take US 52 South to the Pilot Mtn. exit.

  • The exit is between exit 136 and 134, is marked Pilot Mountain, and it exits to the left.

  • Take the exit to the top of the hill and bear left

  • The pool is the first building on the left..


Armfield Civic Center - phone 336-368-2012

Shelby City Park

850 W Sumter St, Shelby, NC 
(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 2 hours)

  • Take 321 South for 60 miles

  • Take Exit 24 and turn right on to NC 150/27 for 0.4 miles

  • Turn left onto NC 150 W/321 S Generals Blvd for 20.7 miles (after 4 miles you'll need to turn left to stay on NC 150 W.)

  • Turn right on E Marion St. for 2.4 miles

  • Turn right on Clinton st. 

  • Turn left on Sumter St., the pool is on the right.

Shelby Hotels (with approximate prices and distance to pool)

click here for "Trip Advisor" reviews of Shelby hotels

  • Super 8 - $57 - 4.0 miles - 704-484-2101

  • Days Inn - $54 - 1.2 miles - 704-482-1800

  • Hampton Inn - $79 - 5.4 miles - 704-482-5666


Valdese Pool

(Travel time from Boone: Approximately 1:15)

  • Take 321 South 

  • In Lenoir city limits, turn right on Hwy. 321 A (gas/convenience store on your left)

  • Travel 5.8 miles (do not turn to follow Hwy. 321 A)

  • After the large intersection of Hwy. 18, turn right at the next traffic light onto Connelly Springs Rd.

  • Travel 9.8 miles

  • Once you pass a hospital on your left, turn right onto Hwy. 70 West (CVS at intersection)

  • Travel 1.9 miles, turn left on Laurel Rd. at the light

  • The pool is on the right at the dead end


Wilkesboro Pool

  • Take 421S through North Wilkesboro. After crossing the river, take exit 286B (Hwy 268) onto River Street and head north (left). River Street becomes East Main Street and then West Main Street. Continue through town until you get to the intersection of Wilkesboro Road (to the left) and Oakwood Road (to the right) you will be able to see the old YMCA (It is now Cornerstone Church) across the intersection on the left.

  • Go straight through the light (268 turns left) and take the next left (Jefferson Street). Enter the first parking lot on the right at the near end of the old YMCA/Cornerstone Church building. --


Winston Salem Gateway YWCA

Follow US-421 S/ E King Street

Continue to follow US-421 S   (85.3 mi)

Take Exit 5D toward Old Salem (440 ft)

Merge onto S Liberty St (0.1 mi)

Continue onto Old Salem Rd (0.6 mi)

Destination will be on the right (0.2 mi)


1300 S Main Street

Winston Salem, NC