Adult Aquatics

 

AQUATICS

There are many benefits to working out in the pool!  Here are some benefits you may have not known:

  • It's easier to stay cooler in a pool.
  • The average 30 min workout burns 300 calories.
  • Pool workouts area great way to build up cardio endurance.  When in cooler water, the blood moves faster to warm up, resulting in an improved cardiovascular performance over time!
  • The pool provides a "soft" environment for workouts.  Not only do you not have to worry about falling, but the water also helps alleviate the feelings of fatigue because it's supporting so much of the body's weight. In chest high water, you only weigh 1/10 of your body weight!
  • Increased flexibility results due to the wider range of motion the body can achieve due to the reduced gravity acting on the joints.
  • Like other forms of exercise, pool workouts are great stress relievers. Exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that make the body feel good.  When performing pool exercises in warmer water temperatures, the movement of water around your body results in both massage and relaxation, decreasing or eliminating the pain resulting from a workout.

 

ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Have you always wished you could seim?  Training for an event?  Do you think you could use a refresher course?  Then join us for adult swim lessons-- we can help you.  All levels of instruction offered and will be determined the first night of class.  Beginners to advanced swimmers welcome!  Private lessons are available too-- great for adults who need a flexible schedule, or who want to achieve specific goals.  Interest lists are forming at the front desk!

AQUA-X
Through the natural resistance of water, Aqua-X strengthens and tones muscles, reduces muscle soreness, enhances circulation, and promotes flexibility.  It's an energetic, high-intensity water fitness class.  Class is designed for all swim levels to target all of the muscles.  MUST BE 16 YEARS OLD *Drop-in rates apply when space is available

ARTHRITIS
Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of our warm water pool and improve your social and physical wellness.  The YMCA of the USA and American Arthritis Foundation joined together to create this low impact water recreational exercise program for people with arthritis.  It is not necessary to know how to swim.

EASY DOES IT
This self-instructed class is a time for you to come "do it yourself" exercises as well as build lasting friendships.  It's designed for seniors, those recovering from surgery, and those seeking self-led water exercises to improve range of motion and strength without impact on the joints.  Space is available in the deep end.  Join the afternoon crowd for an informal water volleyball game in the shallow end!

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION
Ever want to learn the skills to save a life? With our Lifeguard Certification courses, you can do just that.  Participants will learn lifeguarding skills, how to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how to use an AED, and necessary first aid skills.
Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least age 16 by the end of class
  • Be a strong swimmer
  • Able to communicate to others, quick decision maker, and a team player

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Have you always wished you could swim?  Training for an event?  Do you think you could use a refresher course?  Then join us for adult swim lessons--we can help you!  All levels of instruction offered and will be determined the first night of class.  Beginners to advanced swimmers welcome!  Private lessons are available too--great for adults who need a flexible schedule, or who want to achieve specific goals.

SPLASH®
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety!  Splash® offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance.  No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance, and coordination.

SWIMNASTICS
Make friends and meet new people!  Swimnastics is a basic level water exercise class that uses the natural buoyancy and resistance of water and equipment to work toward improving participant flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance.

WATER VOLLEYBALL
Come join in the camaraderie of an informal and fun game of water volleyball!  Stay agile, laugh and make friends all while enjoying hte atmosphere of our indoor heated pool.  No skill level required, just willingness to have a good time!

 

For more information about any of the above programs, please refer to our current program flyer or call the Y for meeting days/times as well as program costs.



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