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PJCC Aquatics Newsletter: December 2019

PJCC Aquatics Newsletter December 2019

In This Issue:

Swim Tip of the Month

Dryland Workouts for Swimmers
You know us… we’re swimmers, and we love our water workouts! But we’re also fans of fitness activities that take place outside the pool. Strength-training exercises like the following complement all the hard work you put in when you’re swimming those laps.

1. Exercises such as the plank pose, which focus on your core, are foundational to your overall strength and health. Try out these basic plank exercises, or challenge yourself a bit, if you’re up for it! To execute this move properly, keep your back flat, gently tuck in your chin, and lightly “squeeze” your shoulder blades throughout the exercise.

2. Squats help build your leg muscles—so important for increasing the strength and speed of your kicks! But be careful to use good form: make sure your knees are not bent past your toes.

3. Of course, you want to give your arms, back, shoulders, and chest some attention! Bicep curls, the ever-popular pushup (in its many variations), and chest presses are excellent activities to incorporate into your routine.

If you’re looking to improve your strength and agility in the pool… why not fit some of these simple activities into your workout regimen? (As always, we recommend consulting a doctor prior to starting any workout routine.)

If you’re a PJCC Center Member, you can also make an appointment for a session with one of our personal trainers! Learn more about our personal training packages.

For additional tips, check out these activities recommended by USA Swimming.

Joey Borges - PJCC LifeguardLifeguard of the Month

Joey Borges

Say hey to Joey, our Lifeguard of the Month!

If Joey looks familiar to you… you’re probably right! He’s been a fixture here at the PJCC for a long time… he was a Center Member right when we opened in Foster City. Plus, he’s a proud graduate of our Aquatics program. This summer, we were excited to welcome him to our Aquatics team as both a lifeguard and a swim instructor.

Another fun fact? Joey has a twin sister!

Joey is currently studying to become a firefighter at the College of San Mateo. When he’s not working hard at school, or here at the PJCC, he enjoys playing the ukulele. Be sure to say hi when you see him in the pool or guarding!

Join the PJCC Aquatics Team!

Interested in becoming part of the Aquatics team? We’re looking for dedicated staff to lifeguard, teach swim lessons, and coach our Barracuda youth swim team. No experience is necessary, and we will provide the certification training. The positions include PJCC Center Membership, as well as additional PJCC benefits and discounts. Learn more by contacting Aquatics Manager Gina Livingston at glivingston@pjcc.org.

Deadlines, Registration Reminders, and More

Pool Resurfacing
The outdoor pool is scheduled to re-open December 9! Please contact the Aquatics office if you have any further questions.

Important Reminders

  • If your child is going to spend a prolonged time in the water, please have him/her wear water shoes, as it protects the soles of tender feet.
  • If your child is under the age of 7 years old, he/she must be accompanied by an adult at all times, before and after classes as well. This means we need you in the water with them!
  • Only “U.S. Coast Guard-approved” flotation devices are allowed. For your convenience, we have several complimentary “puddle jumpers” available for use. These can be found on the indoor pool deck.

Registration Made Easy!

Cancellations Due by the 15th
Cancellations must be made in writing by the 15th of the current month for a next-month cancellation. “In writing” means one of two ways:

  • Filling out a form in person at the Aquatics Office.
  • Sending an email clearly stating the month in which you would like to cancel. All emails must be sent to aquatics@pjcc.org.

Upcoming No-Class Dates in December

  • Monday, December 23 – Sunday, January 5: Winter Holiday Break

Missed Classes: We do not offer make up classes for missed classes. In some cases, we will honor a doctor’s note if the child was seen by a physician and make arrangements for a swim lesson credit.

Complimentary Swim Evaluations
Not sure of your class level? Our swim instructors will meet with your child in the water to assess their swim proficiency and place them in the appropriate level. To schedule your free evaluation, call our Aquatics Office today at 650.378.2782!