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Pool power: Water resistant depends on participant's pushes

Review/Geri Kinsley<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Joell Gall and her daughter, McKenna, 5, above, fly down the slide at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center during Adult TOT swim this past week. At right, Kay Mac Inness and her 1-year-old granddaughter, Drina Flores, enjoy the water during Adult TOT swim this past week. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Review/Geri Kinsley<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Joell Gall and her daughter, McKenna, 5, above, fly down the slide at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center during Adult TOT swim this past week. At right, Kay Mac Inness and her 1-year-old granddaughter, Drina Flores, enjoy the water during Adult TOT swim this past week. <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

The Chino Valley Aquatic Center has several different fun classes and programs available this summer.

The pool is located at 1615 N. Road 1 East.

Aqua Fit classes are available Monday and Wednesday nights with Jake Lane at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Dr. Jennifer Sweet.

Lane is the Wrestling Coach for Heritage Middle School and active with the Boy Scouts in our community.

"I really enjoy doing new things and helping at the pool with Aqua Fit," Jake Lane said. "I like to be active and being involved."

Dr. Sweet is a ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and she has a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine form the University of Florida, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, Ga.

"Water aerobics is a fun, all-in-one workout, Sweet said. "The water provides cardio, resistance training, core and balance training all at the same time, so it's a super efficient workout for busy people. Water aerobics has a reputation for being a less intense, low impact exercise option for female senior citizens, which it certainly can be, but that's not the whole story! The beauty of exercising in the water is that the intensity of the workout is determined solely by the participant. The harder the participant pushes against the water, the harder it pushes back. So unlike land aerobics, I can have very fit and very unfit students in the pool together and everyone will get a safe workout tailor-made for their fitness level! Do something different for your body this summer."

The next session begins the week of July 7.

Adult-Tot Swim is available Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. This is for adults with small children, infants to 6 years of age. This program gives the adults some nice one-on-one swim time with their children. The adult and child may slide down the slide together during this hour. The child may also wear a life jacket and use the slide during this time.

S.E.L.F Club special needs summer program will hit the water July 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.

With the Learn to Swim program, the Chino Valley Aquatic Center would like to do their part to try and prevent child drowning in Yavapai County with swim lessons. These classes are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Scholarships are available for families in need.

Sessions start July 14th and July 30th.

The Aquatic Center staff has also started a swim suit drive for new and used swimsuits to help our families in need. All sizes - boys, girls and adults suits are needed. If you would like to help out, please drop your donations off at the pool front desk.

For more information about lap swim, therapy swim, or any of the other programs listed in this article please contact the Chino Valley Aquatic Center at 636-9780.

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