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Pool Girl services all types of pools and fountains.  Winter projects included replacing pumps, filters, salt cells, and sand in high pressure sand filters.  Improvment projects over the winter include pool surface refinishing and installation of an Ozone sanitation system.

For all your pool (or fountains') needs, trust your investment to Pool Girl.

When does ‘doing your body good’ turn bad? - a perspective for Masters Swimmers

Components of successful training for any discipline include: sufficient nutrition, adequate training loads, and rest.  Keeping these items in balance is one of many keys to success.

Notes of Thanks

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Although I'm sad that a friend is moving away, I know this is going to be a good move for her.

"Friends are not only together when they are side by side, even one who is far away... is still in our thoughts." ~Ludwig Van Beethoven

Thunder & Lightning Notice

Lightning is generally thought of as a threat to outdoor facilities, however, inside the building there is also a threat of electrocution.  Simply put, if there is an electrical storm in the area, you should evacuate any pool, indoor and outdoor.  While bonding and grounding of a facility may add a level of protection, there is no way to completely (100%) reduce the risk.

Top Picks for Water Aerobics Gear

Having the right gear for your workout will yield a more enjoyable and personalized workout.  Finding and using the right gear “for you” will make a world of difference.  Below are a few items and resources that are my top picks.

Suits

You will want a suit that fits well, looks great, and will keep you covered for the session and beyond.  A few of my favorites are:

·         H2O Wear:  Real value! Made in the USA, seams that last, no fade fabrics, and lots of choices.  www.h20wear.com

Tips for a Safe & Fun Water Aerobics Class

 

·         Be on time.

·         Bring all necessary medications you may need in a well-labeled waterproof container (i.e., nitroglycerine, inhalers, etc.) and keep them close to the poolside.

·         Use common sense and listen to your inner self!  Don’t exercise if your body is telling you “not today”.  You can still come – just take it easy.

·         Do not enter the water if you have an open wound or contagious skin abnormality.

·         Remove band-aids.

·         Wear appropriate water exercise attire.

Do It Dry. Practice Safe . . . Dryland

This lecture will be specific to Coaches of swimmers who want to improve their swimming performance.  Topics discussed will help Coaches select specific exercieses for their swimmers.  Coaches will learn the proper form to ensure increased benefits and reduced injury.

ASCA 2013 World Clinic in New Orleans, September 3rd - 8th Agenda & Event Registration

Time to Close Your Pool: Winterize

It's the time of year when the kids go back to school, the leaves start to fall, and your pool needs to be winterized.  Rather than tackle that task of closing your pool yourself, hire a trained and experienced pool professional.  A professional serivce will insure all your plumbing lines are clear, seals are tight, and chemicals are properly administered.  Additionally, a professional service will give you the peace of mind that the job was done right.  You spent a pretty penny installing and maintaining your pool . . . Don't pinch pennies at closing.
 

Aging and aquatics: Older swimmers find a wealth of benefits in the pool

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