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July 25, 2019

Are you looking to shape up the way you exercise in the water? Have you ever considered our popular AquaFit classes? We have a few reasons that may convince you to come down and try it out!

  1. It’s for everyone:
    Not many exercises can say that. Due to buoyancy, things appear lighter because the water is actually helping to push everything therefore, it’s easier on all of your joints.
  2. It’s a great way to socialise:
    Partaking in group fitness activities is a great way to meet people, to speak to others with similar interests, before, after and sometimes during the class!
  3. It’s a full-body workout:
    Just like swimming, AquaFit aims to move every single muscle in your body.

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July 25, 2019

Australia has ended on a high note at the FINA Swimming World Championships (Fri, 12 Jul 2019 – Sun, 28 Jul 2019), winning a mixed 4×100-metre medley relay team by 0.02 seconds against the United States. We also had Ariarne Titmus, Madi Wilson, Brianna Throssell and Emma McKeon achieve Australia’s new world record for the 4x200m women’s relay team which now stands at 7:41.50 — beating the previous time set by the Chinese team at the 2009 world championships!

The image features our Australian mixed 4x100m medley relay team, from left, Mitchell Larkin, Matthew Wilson, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell as they celebrate on the podium after their final win at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. We also had Australian teen Ariarne Titmus, narrowly missed out a gold medal in 200m freestyle final. Titmus, originally from Tasmania, moved to Queensland for better swimming opportunities and look where it has taken her!

Did you know the winning 4×100 mixed medley relay team consisted of the youngest member being 20 years old and the oldest at 27? Proving that you can achieve a lot in competitive swimming from your early teens to your late twenties!

 


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July 23, 2019

Meet Our Team Member Of The Month:

Name: Lily Hersey
Job Title: Learn to swim, Lifeguard, Barista, Reception
Years Experience: 3 Years
Hobbies: Water polo, Swimming, Surf Lifesaving, Camping

Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Quote: “I was born with my heart on my sleeve, a fire in my soul and a
mouth I can’t control.”

What you love about the industry: I love the challenges of working in the Aquatic industry and especially
sharing my passion for the water with children.
Speciality: Special needs, Squads, Fears of the water

Pets: 1 dog – Chester, 1 cat – Spooky,
4 Goldfish – Bubbles, Peach, Charlie, Fred
Star Sign: Gemini
Favourite Movie: Marvel & Romantic Comedies

Lily Hersey was also selected to participate in the 2019 Breaka Beach Program from the 25th – 31st August apart of the Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Queensland.

The Breaka Beach to Bush Program offers students in regional areas an introduction to surf lifesaving and the vital surf safety skills required to stay safe in an aquatic environment. Qualified surf lifesavers visit classrooms across the country to deliver surf safety lessons using lifesaving equipment.

The program is designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with the surf and to show children how to minimise these risks. Children from regional communities are often less familiar with the potential dangers of the surf therefore, the program aims to reach those children before they reach the beach.

The program began in Queensland in 1998 and since 2003 other states have adopted the program making it a national initiative. Today it is the largest and most innovative surf education program in Australia reaching more than 60 schools and 10,000 students each year. Congrats Lily, we know you’ll do great!


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July 23, 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019 is Stress Down Day, so this is a friendly reminder to take some time to yourself, partake in fun and easy activities designed to reduce stress.

Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. In regards to this, we have some tips for you to reduce some stress at our facilities!

  1. Swim a few laps
  2. Walking laps around the pool
  3. Practice floating
  4. Stretching
  5. Swim with your family or friends

Don’t forget about looking after the most important person in your life, you!


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July 23, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:
  1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m
  2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)
  3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke
  4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m
  5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds
COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall