Thursday, July 2, 2015

Swim This Summer

The City of Burbank has a fabulous resource for all of us with its two outdoor public pools. Summer is a great time to take advantage of the opportunity to cross-train and add swimming or aquatic classes to your weekly workouts.

Burbank aquatic programs offer recreational swim, swim lessons, water polo & swim team, lifeguard certifications and even a Splash Pad & waterpark for the kids. For us exercisers, there are Aqua Fitness classes and lap swim.

Verdugo Pool offers both Short Course (25 yards) and Long Course (50 meters) swim times. Long Course is available in the mornings from 5:30 - 8:30am. After that, Short Course is available for most of the day until 8:30pm. Verdugo Pool is open year-round. Once you try adding swimming to your workout schedule, you may really love it. Know that you can continue lap swimming outdoors at this pool throughout the year.

McCambridge Pool also offers the Long Course in the mornings from 9:00 am - 12:45pm and in the evenings 4:30 - 7:00pm. In the past, McCambridge Pool has operated on the school schedule, opening when school gets out for the summer and closing when school starts. This year McCambridge is scheduled to close August 16,

Both pools offer open showers and lockers. Lifeguards monitor the lap swim for safety.

Swimming promotes cardio fitness, flexibility, agility & coordination as well as strength. It asks your muscles to coordinate and work in a completely different way than land-based exercise so it is a perfect complement to what you already do in your fitness regime. Aqua Fitness can provide relief for painful knees while getting your heart rate up and increasing strength.

For specific information, http://www.burbankca.gov/departments/park-recreation-and-community-services/aquatics/lap-swim-program

This Summer 
Swim, Get Wet and Have Fun!


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