Summer Fun At The Kingsport Aquatic Center


FRIDAY AFTERNOON, WE HAVE RETURNING SHOWERS BY THE WEEKEND. THANK YOU. TODAY IS THE UNOFFICIAL KICK OFF TO SUMMER IN THE KINGSPORT AQUATICS CENTER, WE HAVE THE HEAD OF THE CENTER TO BREAKDOWN EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE PLANNED FOR THE UPCOMING MONTHS. FIRST LETS TALK ABOUT THE OUTDOOR PART OF THE KINGSPORT CENTER. WE OPEN AT 10:30 DAILY. WE HAVE SO MANY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES, IN ADDITION TO OUR EASTERN CREDIT UNION LAZY RIVER WE HAVE TWO WATER SLIDES AND A PLAY AREA FOR INFANTS THROUGH SIX YEARS OLD. IT’S A SMALLER PLAY AREA, WE HAVE LILY PAD CROSSINGS AND AN AREA WHERE YOU WITH SPLASH AROUND. IT’S FUN IN THE SHADE. DEFINITELY TAKE IN THE SUN AND COOL OFF. TODAY KICKS OFF A LOT OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU HAVE PLANNED. TELL US ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE PLANNED AT THE KINGSPORT CENTER. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE ABILITY TO LEARN TO SWUM SO THARY THEY ARE SAFE. WE HAVE LESSONS TO GIVE YOU WATER SAFETY TECHNIQUES, THE SWIM LESSONS KICK OFF MONDAY. FOUR, TWO WEEK SESSIONS THROUGH THE SUMMER. THEY RUN UNTIL WHEN SCHOOL STARTS IN AUGUST, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM AND YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF A BIT, WE ARE DOING A SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE, IT’S NEW, THIS IS OUR FIRST YEAR. IT’S DESIGNED FOR AGES STARTING AT SIX YEARS OLD THROUGH ADULTS. SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN, GOOD WAY TO GET SOME EXERCISE AND GET THE ENERGY OUT. DEFINITELY, ALSO YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING WITH A LAZY RIVER. WE ARE, WE HAVE A SPIN OFF OF OUR WATER AEROBICS CLASS IN OUR EASTERN CREDIT UNION LAZY RIVER, YOU CAN GET IN AND DO EXERCISES AGAINST THE CURRENT. OUR INSTRUCTORS DO DIFFERENT EXERCISES WITH THEM. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING SINCE MARCH FOR THIS. THEY ARE WAITING IT’S GREAT FOR THOSE YOUNG AND OLD, IT JUSTIFIES GETS YOU INTO THE WATER. ALSO THIS AUGUST YOU HAVE TODDLER TIME, WHAT IS THAT. OUR TODDLER TIME IS STEINING FOR THOSE LITTLE KIDS, WHEN PARENTS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE OLDER KIDS DOMINATING THE POOL AREA, WHEN KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL, WE START TODDLER TIME ON THIRSTS, 10 TO 12:30, IT’S FOR KIDS UP TO SIX YEARS OLD. IT’S A MORE RELAXED TONED DOWN TIME AND THEY HAVE THE POOL TO THEMSELVES. THEY CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE AND THE PARENTS ARE FEEL COMFORTABLE. I ALSO PROMOTE WATER SAFETY. WE HAVE SWIM LESSONS YEAR ROUND, NOT JUST IN THE SUMMER TIME. IT’S A LEARNED ACTIVITY. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN JUST TAKE ONE LESSON AND YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM. IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF SO THAT KIDS, ALL THE WAY THROUGH ADULTS, ARE COMFORTABLE IN AND AROUND THE WATER. WE TEACH WATER SAFETY AND BEING ON BOATS AND AROUND RIVERS, LAKES AND STREAMS. WE HAVE A LOT OF LAKES AROUND HERE, THAT’S A GOOD SKILL TO HAVE. IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN COMING TO THE KINGSPORT AQUATICS CENTER, WHEN CAN THEY COME. WE ESPECIALLY AT FIVE THINK IN THE MORNING FOR THE LAP SWIMMERS, AND WE ARE OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P.M. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT SURE IF THEY WANT TO DO SOME LESSONS OR TEAMS, THEY DO NOT

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