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    The historic Splash & Dash series returns in 2019. These swim-run events are held at Quarry Lake, adjacent to the Life Time Austin Arboretum club, and include 750M swim (one loop in the lake) and 3KM trail run (3 loops around the lake). Wave starts will be utilized, depending upon the total number of participants.

    2019 Splash ‘n Dash Schedule
    Quarry Lake | Life Time Austin Arboretum
    4210 W. Braker Lane, Austin
    Hours: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Tuesday, Apr 16
    Tuesday, May 21
    Tuesday, June 18
    Tuesday, July 16
    Tuesday, Aug 20
    Tuesday, Sep 17

    Advance Registration: $25 per session
    On-Site Registration: $30
    Fees include chip timing, results, water and other nutrition products. USA Triathlon annual membership is not required. Please bring your own swim gear & running gear. Swim caps are required and will be provided at check in, although participants are welcome to bring their own cap. Certified life guards will be on-site through the duration of each event. Full event details will be emailed to registrants prior to each event.

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        Kick start your weekends at WET Deck with live beats by DJ Kurupt & Buck Rogers while staying hydrated with exclusive summertime cocktails. Tickets are $10 for non-guests and are complimentary for guests of W Austin. Cash is not accepted at the door.

          We’re opening our doors, inviting the neighbors, and heating up the grill for two fun, after-hours community pool parties this summer at our interactive splash pool!

          Event Dates:

          June 30th from 6-8pm, and
          July 28th from 6-8pm

          Go swimming, play in the sprays and water falls, and take some rides down our two large water slides. We’ll also provide some free snacks for you to enjoy too!

          These events are FREE and open to all- you don’t have to be a YMCA member to join in on the fun, so bring your family & friends!

          Connect with us & get updates/reminders on our Facebook event page.

          Party Rules & Details:

          – No Alcohol/Smoking/Drugs
          – No glass containers
          – You are welcome to bring snacks, food & drinks, please just clean up after yourself so we don’t attract ants!
          – All guests must sign in at our Welcome Center
          – Picnic tables & lawn chairs are available on-site
          – Must follow all YMCA of Austin pool rules & facility guidelines at all times

          Questions? Contact us at 512.933.9622

          Thank you to 183 South for sponsoring these events!

            Summer heat in Texas calls for a dip in the pool with a cold drink in hand and W Austin has got your fix. Come out to the Wet Deck Thursday, June 28, as W Austin presents Night Swim featuring a Drum & Dumber DJ set with Abe the Assassin. Enjoy happy hour pricing on a variety of signature cocktails with a poolside performance. Happy hour starts at 5 PM. RSVP at whotelaustin.com/nightswim.