Exercise in the water is an entertaining way to build strength and endurance, develop muscle tone, increase circulation and trim body fat. Because the water supports your body, movement is easier in water than on land. Providing resistance to movements, water gives you the ideal medium for painless, refreshing exercise. The instructor organizes the class so that a variety of movements can be used at the same time by individuals of various ages, weights, and skill levels. Swimming skills are not necessary, but time for some lap swimming will be provided for those who do want to use that method of building endurance. Some individual coaching will be provided for improving strokes and rhythmic breathing in lap swimming. At the same time those with less experience will use directed exercise in the shallow water. Expect to leave each class relaxed, but with new energy. Overall benefits include increased mobility, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, and confidence in the water. Also, because it is both invigorating and relaxing it is very beneficial in managing stress. All should wear one-piece suits that allow for stretching and vigorous movements. Please bring your own swim fins to the first class if possible. Instruction will be given in the use of fins. The class limit will be 25 students. Please register early to hold your place.
If a class is rained out, a makeup will be scheduled
Location: Ayo Pool, Main Campus, Thibodaux, LA
Dates & Times:
- Sept. 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 25, 30
Instructor: Dr. Marie Zannis