Aquatics Center Now and Later

The activities of the Aquatics Center ebb and flow just like the water that it is centered around.

At CRI the Aquatics Center has held many events this past semester and is looking forward to hosting more next semester.

Over the past semester, the events and activities that the Aquatics Center has hosted have done better than ever.

The Dive-In Movie featuring 22 Jump Street saw the largest attendance to date with 350 guests, Battleship had the largest participant record as well with 12 teams.

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Swim the Sunbelt participants are doing a great job this semester. The Georgia Southern football team is playing a great season, which translates to a lot of yardage for swimmers! Even with all of the touchdowns to keep up with, participation is at an all time high!

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Next semester CRI members can look forward to even more aquatic events like the Polar Bear Plunge on January 26, another Dive-In Movie on April 10th, and then the Outdoor Pool Opening on April 13th.dsc_0011 copy

“The water is fun! The staff here is great, the atmosphere is always positive. Water exercise has been proven to be one of the most effective types of exercise out there,” Brad Field, Aquatics Graduate Assistant, said.

Along with events, the Aquatics Center offers numerous classes for members such as group and private swim lessons. In addition, for those interested First Aid, CPR/AED, and lifeguard classes are offered to students. Also, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor classes are taught as advanced courses.

Group Fitness utilizes the Aquatics Center as well for Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics.

Along with the activities and events, the facility itself is fully equipped for the benefit of members.

Indoors there is the 385,000 gallon competition pool with 1 and 3 meter diving boards in the diving well of the pool, and two 5,000 gallon whirlpools. There is also a dry sauna, two large scale locker rooms and a family locker room. Outdoors, there is a 60,000 gallon pool with a vortex.

Swimmers can also use the full set of water weights, kick boards, and floating belts.

The wet classroom is also equipped with full digital and AV capability.

“Whether someone is just lounging in the sauna or whirlpool, or swimming laps, I have never heard of someone who didn’t enjoy their experience in our facility,” Field said.

The Aquatics Center indoor pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and for more information about hours or events being hosted, visit http://recreation.georgiasouthern.edu/aquatics/aquatic-center/indoor-pool/.

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