August 06, 2019

Aquatic Activities at GVRD

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Have you been looking for classes that can help you get into the water? If so, we’ve created a list of aquatic programs that the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) is offering to the community. GVRD has an olympic sized pool located at 801 Heartwood Ave which is home to many local school swimming and water polo teams. Don’t fuss over parking and traffic and take public transportation instead to the aquatic complex; hop on Route 6 or Route 7B to get there. Adults and children will be able to participate in these upcoming and year round programs at Cunningham Aquatic Complex:

Community First/AID/AED/CPR Class

Safety is especially important in swimming and this class teaches participants the fundamentals of responding to health emergencies. Registering for this class will teach you how to create a safe environment in the pool and beyond; it will be useful in case of other circumstances that require emergency training. By the conclusion of the class, you will be provided certification for first aid, CPR, and or AED. 

Paddling Class for Teens

Throughout the month of August, individuals at the age of 12-17 can learn how to kayak and canoe in Lake Chabot. All the equipment will be provided and no past experience is necessary to participate. 

Tip: For a safe experience, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, wear flotation devices, check weather conditions beforehand and dress accordingly. 

Water Exercise for Adults

This event occurs year round, Monday through Friday from 6:30 PM to 7:10 PM. It’s a great class for teens and adults since it strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. Above all, there is less strain put on your muscles and joints when you exercise in the water. Additional exercise equipment will even be provided to make every exercise unique and exciting. 

Swim Lesson for Age Groups: 4-5, 6-12, Adult/Teen

Swimming has many health benefits and it’s never too late to learn. These swim lessons allow people to swim alongside others who have similar abilities when it comes to treading water. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 receive individual attention from instructors and there are a variety of courses to complete. Some levels are directed to teach students how to become comfortable in and move in the water, including the fundamentals of stroke techniques and forms. Other levels help the students to become more confident and efficient with their swimming abilities. These classes are beneficial because learners will be able to work at their own pace and retain an important life skill by the end of it all!

Did you know? Swimming is the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States.  

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