Pool Heater Update

As noted, the projected date for parts and repair will be this evening or Wednesday morning. This means we will have to allow some time for re-heating. Our game plan is to re-open 5:00 pm-10:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 31st for Lap Swim only! No Water Aerobics or Family Swim. Pool Opens Thursday, Nov. 1st Regular hours and schedule. Again, thank you for your understanding and patience with this dilemma!

Pool Heater Update

At this time we are still awaiting one of the parts for repairing the pool heater. The water temperature has continued to drop and our pool repairman/expert has strongly advised us to cover the pool to slow the cooling process. He says: ” the cooler it gets the longer it takes to reheat”. So with that in mind, we have CLOSED THE POOL EFFECTIVE NOW. No lap lane swim, water aerobics or family swim. The Tuesday 9am-10am water aerobics class is canceled as well as all Tuesday swim lessons. Also no lap lane or family swim. Projected time of repair is late Tuesday to Wednesday mid-morning. We will keep you informed and post an email as soon as we know we are re-opening the pool. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!!

Attention Water Exercisers

All Water Exercisers: Water Exercise Classes and the first day of Swim Lessons are canceled this week (Oct 29 & 30th). On Thursday, October 25th our pool heater failed. I had our repairman in immediately and he has ordered parts, they have not all arrived at this time (Saturday) they have been in doing all they can to ready the heater so when the parts come they can quickly install and get the heater running again. It does mean the pool is very cool (that is in the cold sense). We usually keep the pool at 85 degrees, right now it is about 76 and falling. I believe the soonest it will be operational is Monday and it will take at least a day to come back up to temperature. If you are a vigorous exerciser the pool feels good, but if you have arthritis, or are sensitive to cool water please call before you come in. I apologize for the problem, know that we are working hard to get it resolved as quickly as possible.

Swim Lessons Update

Here is our newest Swim Lesson Session! The Holiday Season is now officially upon us, so our next session will be 3 weeks/6 lessons to allow everyone plenty of time to see family and friends over Thanksgiving.

October 30th – November 15th (3 Weeks/6 Lessons)

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10am–12pm, 3:30pm–5:00pm, & 6:00pm-8:00pm

We offer adult groups lessons from 7:30 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as private
lessons to meet your personal fitness goals.

Call (360) 676-1800 to sign up!

Press here for current Swim Lessons details and pricing.

Press here to go to the Aquatic Page.

Aqua Zumba

We have introduced our new Fall Schedule, so check it out–we have some classes returning after a summer hiatus, and Aqua Zumba is back on the schedule for Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Cindy Whitney and Toni Brooks are sharing the duties for that class. Aqua Zumba is a wonderful addition to our robust Aqua-aerobics schedule. We are so happy to see all our regulars back at it again; we are proud of you for keeping fitness an important part of your lives!

Swim Lessons Update

October is almost here, and so are the next round of swim lessons! You’ll notice that our pool area (and the gym) looking spiffy this week. We closed for our annual maintenance shutdown over the weekend, revamping the locker rooms, flooring throughout the club, repainting, and of course deep cleaning everything from top to bottom. Come by BAC and check things out the next time you’re in for lessons!

Since there has been a shift in the busy times, we are offering a greater variety of classes in the Evening session and expanding our afternoon offerings as well. Remember, if you have a student who is a little older and just starting out, we have a class for you! It’s called Starfish and will be offered throughout evening lessons. This is a great place for students who are nervous around the water or may have lingering fears from a prior experience in the water. We move at a pace that most students find comfortable and give plenty of positive feedback to all our students, ensuring an engaging experience at the pool!

                Additionally, we offer Swim Team for students who would like to explore swimming as a sport! Swim Team runs on Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6PM. If your student is interested, stop in during practice to watch us swim! We are happy to run tryouts during this time as well, so don’t hesitate to pop in and check things out.

Fall Swim Lesson session:

October 2nd – 27th (4 Weeks/8 Lessons)

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 10am–12pm, 3:30pm–5:00pm, & 6:00pm-8:00pm

We offer adult groups lessons from 7:30 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as private
lessons to meet your personal fitness goals.

Call (360) 676-1800 to sign up!

Press here for current Swim Lessons details and pricing.

Press here to go to the Aquatic Page.

Pool Filter

We are happy to announce the new high rate sand filter arrived and was installed this afternoon. The pool will be reopened and ready for all regular use at 5:30 am tomorrow Tuesday August 14th. We apologize for the inconvenience of having the pool closed over the weekend, and for a busy Monday. I can say that other than our routine yearly 3-day closure, I can’t remember having to close the pool for more than a 12 hour period in all the years I have been here. We work very hard to keep that busy pool up and running.

Pool Closure

Notice to all members! We are currently experiencing an emergency Pool closure. There is a new filter system being installed in our pool, so the pool will be closed for the weekend. However, all of the hot tubs are still in operation and we should open back up on Monday at around 3:00 PM. Lucky for us, the weather looks like it’ll cool off, so spend some time outside this weekend and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone back in the water next week!

Distance Swimming

Many of us who use the pool are accustomed to a quick workout – put in a few springs, some IM, a few 200’s, and call it a day. We tend to focus on the variety of activity and intensity of the workout, rather than the duration. But distance is a major factor in the success of your swimming workout! When you focus on building speed alone, you may find that you lack the strength training necessary to maintain that speed for a distance. Distance training can also be incredibly useful in triathlon, open water, or really any kind of race training. To get a maximum return on your workout, it’s best to vary the types of workout you complete through the week. For every spring set you do, put in a quick 300-500 yard freestyle. It can even be helpful to set aside an entire workout dedicated to a mile or two at a time. Remember, in the swimming world, we consider 1650 to be a mile. Here’s a starter distance set to get into the swing of things; remember that as you grow stronger, your workouts should increase in difficulty as well. Challenge yourself this summer; train outdoors, in the pool, go for the strokes and distance you’re not comfortable with! The only way to improve is to test yourself, so get to it!

Warm-Up
1×200 swim
1×200 kick with board
1×200 pull with buoy
1×200 sprint

Main Set
1×400 IM at 90% effort
1×200 freestyle easy
1×500 freestyle build to spring
2×100 choice easy
4×50 freestyle spring

Cool Down
1×300 freestyle cool down pace

Total Yardage: 2600