We understand that parents need to relax, but when your children are in and around the water, it's time to be alert! As a general rule of thumb, a parent should be within arm's reach of a young child at all times. This rule is true whether they're swimming in a pool, lake, ocean or even the bathtub. Parents of older children should stay close and keep eyes on their children at all times. Even ones who are strong swimmers need supervision because they're prone to trying out new tricks, flips and dives!

The best way to remain vigilant when your children are swimming is to put your phone away, and simply enjoy hanging out with each other! If other adults are present, you can take turns watching the pool, so everyone gets an equal chance to relax. Working together to protect your children is the best way to prevent an accident.

If you are swimming in a home pool, body of water, or any swimming space that is not patrolled by lifeguards, it is best to have a buddy present! No matter how strong of a swimmer you are, you can never be too careful. It's best to be prepared for the worst case scenario!

With these little tastes of warmer weather, and summer just around the corner, why not take this short Red Cross Quiz to test your water safety knowledge?

It's important to not only have yourself be knowledgeable when it comes to water safety, but also to teach your kids the important safety and self help information! 

The Aquatics Department knows you are all missing the pool and so are we! Why not try out some of our many fitness classes or one of the three racquet sports the Club offers? If you are looking to get back in shape, the Fitness Dept offers Personal Trainers that can get you on the fast track. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or to sign up.

Lateral Lunge- 10 reps each side/set

Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Step out with your right foot keeping your toes pointed forward. Keep the left leg straight as you squat over your right leg. Pause and push through your right leg to return to standing. Repeat 10 times on the right before lunging to the left.

Squat Jump - 10 reps/set

Standing slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, perform a classic squat (remember to keep your knees behind your toes) and hold for a breath before exploding vertically out of this position (it helps to throw your arms up overhead as you jump). Land gently and return to the squat position to repeat.

Hip Bridge- 10 reps/set

Lay flat on your back with arms at your side. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips until your body (from your knees to your shoulders) is in a straight line. Hold for three breaths and lower down to start.

Russian Twist- 10 reps (back and forth)/set

Sit on the ground with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Lean slightly back to lift your feet off the floor, look straight ahead and twist your torso by interlacing your fingers and moving your hands back and forth from left to right. Hold a dumbbell or medicine ball for additional weight!