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Aquatics

The St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Aquatics Center includes a six-lane, 25-yard exercise pool, a warm therapy pool and a 12-seat whirlpool. Our 92-degree therapy pool serves those with specific orthopedic limitations. Members use our 104-degree whirlpool to massage and relax muscles after workouts. Members might also access the saunas and steam rooms in our upscale locker room area, just a few steps from the Aquatics Center.

The Center is open to all fitness members. Members may enjoy independent water exercise, join a class or swim laps. Our aquatics and fitness specialists are available to prescribe a specific exercise routine for any member. Aquatic exercise is an excellent, low-impact activity for those dealing with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other orthopedic concerns.

Our Aquatics Center also hosts swim lessons in private or group settings, for all ages, at any level.

Members may access the pool for lap swim and family swim times. Those times, reserved for members’ convenience, are posted quarterly. Be sure to consult the complete Aquatics Schedule.

For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at 205-408-6533.

 

Swim Lessons & Classes (click to expand)


Private lessons are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Professional instructors provide safe, fun and educational swim lessons for all ages. Each instructor focuses on teaching water safety as well as age-appropriate skills.

SWIM BROCHURE

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION

SWIM CLASS REGISTRATION

Private Lessons

(30 minutes)

Member Price:

$100 for 5 sessions

$185 for 10 sessions


Non-member Price:
$115 for 5 sessions
$200 for 10 sessions

Semi-private lessons

(40 minutes; limited to two participants, generally with siblings or friends of similar swimming ability)

Member Price: $115 per student for 8 sessions

Non-member Price: $135 per student

Mommy and Me Swim Class

In this class open to members and non-members with children ages six months to three years, instructors introduce parents and their children to water safety routines. Children enjoy the water through games and songs parents can use outside class. Parents must enter the water and participate actively with their children. For more information, contact the Aquatics Office.

Member Price: Free

Non-member Price: $90 for 8 sessions


Tots Transition Class

Tots Transition is designed for Mommy and Me class graduates and for children with no fear of water, who are too young for private lessons, yet need beginner-level skills to prevent accidental drowning. This package includes eight 30-minute lessons. During the first four lessons the parent is in the pool with their child. During the next four the child and instructor have one-on-one interaction.  Aquatics specialists can provide pre-requisites and information to determine whether Tots Transition is appropriate for a specific child.

Member Price: $140 for 8 sessions

Non-member Price: $160 for 8 sessions


Kids Swim Club

In Kids Swim Club, children 6 to 15 who are moderate to advanced swimmers learn proper techniques in each of four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke and freestyle). Participants may advance through three levels of instruction, developing speed and strength. To register, the child must be able to swim one pool length (25 yards).

The one-hour class meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 4pm.

Member Price: $15 per month (8 to 10 sessions)

Non-member Price: $25 per month (8 to 10 sessions)


Stroke Refinement Class

This 45-minute class helps individuals develop a comfortable, continuous swimming style through stroke refinement. Instructors emphasize breath control, kicking technique and freestyle swimming. Successive sessions will teach breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, treading, interval and endurance training, along with basic water safety. The class is offered once a week in the morning and once a week in the evening.

Member Price: $30 for 5 sessions

Non-member Price: $45 for 5 sessions


Aquatic Exercise and Therapy (click to expand)

Water Aerobics
St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s water aerobics offers both deep and shallow water options. Deep-water aerobics provide high-intensity exercise for those interested in increasing cardiovascular endurance. Although most of the class time is dedicated to elevating heart rates, sessions also include warm-ups, strengthening and flexibility exercise.

Shallow-water classes offer similar activities for those more comfortable with their feet on the floor. Shallow-water classes offer land-based aerobic-type workouts in a low-impact water setting.

Member Price: Free

Non-member Price: $15

Private Aquatics Fitness Training

Aquatics instructors can provide one-on-one water workouts, building flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and strength. These 30-minute sessions develop aquatic fitness skills for participants not yet comfortable in the water. The instructor will focus on stretching, exercise and swimming techniques, preparing individuals for aquatics fitness classes.

Member Price: $125 for 5 sessions

Non-member Price: $140 for 5 sessions

Masters Swim Program

Open to members and non-members, the Masters Swim Program offers a competitive swim workout for adults 18 years and older. Each session emphasizes stroke development, cardiovascular exercise and endurance training. Sessions include 12 workouts, each one covering approximately 2,500 yards during the hour of training. Sessions are tailored for varied swim levels.

Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:30am to 6:30am, or 12pm to 1pm. There is an additional member’s fee for this program.

Aquatic Therapy

Arthritis: Our arthritis classes, taught in the therapy pool, help reduce pain and stiffness while increasing joint mobility. Please see an Aquatics Fitness Specialist for more information.

Multiple Sclerosis: The multiple sclerosis class is held in our 84-degree lap pool. This pool’s cooler water is well adapted for those with heat sensitivity, as it can help maintain lower core body temperature, even during vigorous activity. Water workouts provide exceptional benefits to MS patients, often helping them move more easily than on dry land. The instructor will focus on balance, coordination and gait training. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: $15

Days and times for the classes can be found on our Aquatic and Group Exercise Schedule.

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