Swim for the Health of it...

Lap Swimming Schedule

The Show Low Family Aquatic Center is an indoor facility that has six 25-yard lanes.  We have posted workouts on deck for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced swimmers.  You are welcome to use these workouts or bring your own!  We also are equipped with pace clocks, kickboards, and pull buoys for your lap swimming use.

Lap Swimming

Reap the Rewards...


Swim For Exercise!
  Why Exercise?
  • Increases your cardiovascular endurance (the heart and lungs put forth more effort to meet the increased demand by the muscles for more oxygen
  • Decreases heart rate
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure

Why?

  • Water helps cool the body during exercise - workouts in the water are refreshing
  • Exercise in the warm water eases muscle spasms and relaxes tight muscles
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Promotes more fluid joint motion

How Often Should You Exercise?

The American College of Sports Medicine suggest rhythmic, continuous exercise 3-5 days a week for 20 to 60 minutes - depending on the exercise.

  Regular aerobic exercise...
  • Increases fitness levels
  • Helps reduce stress
  • Increases energy throughout the day
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Decreases appetite and anxiety
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Supports weight loss and weight maintenance

Why Exercise in the Water?

  • Swimming has almost no impact, reducing stress on joints
  • Swimming increases strength and flexibility with little or no muscle soreness
  • Heart rates are lower in the water (water helps cool the body) - this allows for optimal fat burning from muscles with less fatigue - promoting more efficient toning
  • Swimming builds stronger bones

 

 


Etiquette for Lap Swimming

The "Good Manners" for the Pool

  • Lap lanes are usually designated: Slow, Medium and Fast so you can match lanes to your speed.

  • 3 or more swimmers in a lane must circle swim, keeping to the right at all times.

  • When entering a lane or beginning a swim, enter so as not to disrupt the continuous swim of others.

  • If you change speeds (i.e. switch to a kicking set) a lane change may be necessary.

  • Be aware of passing procedures.  If someone seems about to pass you, or touches your toes, pull over when you get to a wall, and let them pass.

  • If you are continually being passed, or passing others, a lane change may be in order.

  • If you stop, squeeze into the (left) corner of the lane so that other swimmers have room for their turns.

  • If you use pool equipment, please return them to their proper storage area.

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