Our goal is to encourage a lifetime of health and wellness for our members. We are working with both public and private partners to provide affordable programs, services, and opportunities for the residents of Southern West Virginia.

The Chief Logan Recreational Center is working to become a valuable resource for our community. The Center sits on six acres of reclaimed surface mining property. Located adjacent to the Earl Ray Tomblin Conference Center, the Chief Logan Recreational Center is working to provide our citizens unparalleled access to a better quality of life.

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swim meet

Nearly 80 swimmers from the Charleston, Huntington and Logan areas competed

in Saturday’s Fourth Annual Huntington Y Charleston Aquatic Team (HYCAT) Swim Meet at the Chief Logan Rec Center swimming pool. HYCAT Director Greg Olsen said he was pleased with the turnout and the event which saw a nearly doubling of participant since last year’s meet.

“I’m pleased because last year we only had about 45 at the meet and this year we have close to 80,” Olsen said. “I’m pleased that we’ve almost doubled the size of the meet.” Olsen said this meet for the Charleston swimmer,s and probably the first for the Southern West Virginia Stingrays team from the Chief Logan Rec Center, was a good . “It’s a good testing point to see where we are in our training,” Olsen said. “I hope they enjoy it.”Olsen said he loves competing at the Chief Logan Rec Center swimming pool. “I love coming here because the pool is so nice,” Olsen said. “I just enjoy it. It’s a great place.”

Stingrays Coach Kristy Schroeder said she is happy with the progress her team is making in the pool. “It’s going good. Everybody is swimming well and dropping time,” Schroeder said. “We’re seeing a lot of improvement from last year, which is really promising for how they are going to do for the rest of the season. Their strokes look better, we haven’t had any swimmers disqualify and we’re placing very high in the races, which is great.” Stingray competitor Ryan Satterfield’s father, Tom, said he has also seen a lot of progress from the swim team.“They are much improved,” Satterfield said. “Kristy does a great job with them, and I think they are doing wonderful.” Overall, the event was a success, and Chief Logan Rec Center Director Terry Mullins, sees a lot of potential for the future.“It is even better than what I anticipated,” Mullins said. “This is going to continue to grow.”

October 07. 2014



kids swimming

Wed., June 11, marks the first swim meet for the Southern West Virginia Stingrays

against the Berry Hills Country Club in a Summer League meet at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston. The meet starts at 6 p.m.

The Stingrays have made their home at the Chief Logan Recreational Center since 2012, and they are a HYCAT affiliate. HYCAT is a multilevel swimming program where, through the pursuit of excellence, swimmers of all ages and skill levels can reach their highest swimming potential while building outstanding character and developing leadership qualities for tomorrow.

The team is open to swimmers aged 8 to 18, and always looking for new team members.

The sport of competitive swim is energetic, exciting, and fast-paced. Swimmers find their endurance tested not only in meets, but in practice, as well. Parents and fans are on the edge of their seats as races are often decided by tenths of a second.

The Stingrays are meeting for practice three times this week to prepare for their first meet.

For more information about how to join the Stingrays, contact Coach Kristi Walter at 304-855-8591 or To view their full schedule, visit their website at

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