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1. Social hubs: Swimming is a form of exercise you can do by yourself, which is great because you can go when you want and you don’t have to rely on anyone else. Yet swimming pools and leisure centers do encourage socializing – because they are also key community places. Whether it’s meeting in the café afterwards, taking part in a swim challenge or doing water aerobics. Pool can be a great place to meet new people!

2. The colour blue: There is no concrete scientific proof that being in blue spaces improves or enhances mental wellbeing. Studies have had mixed results. But the colour blue is often thought of as calming and is abundant throughout the natural world – especially the sky and the sea on a beautiful day. You might also have hear of the term “biophilia” which means love of nature and refers to our inbuilt desire to be near and connected with nature. This phenomenon could explain why we feel positive and happy when we are by the sea or near bodies of water.

FALL SESSION FINALE

Final WWC classes are Monday March 18th, Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd! Registration for the Spring 2019 session begins on Sunday, March 24th!

Last weekend we held the first WWC round robin. Congratulations to our members who placed first in events.

Mens Doubles A Udhav Sehgal

Womens Doubles A Trinh Nguyen, Kristin Szuminsky

Mixed Doubles A Paul Brown, Jeannette Ding

Womens Doubles C Mohyna DeRaj

Mixed Doubles B Simon Liew, Clarissa Koh

SPRING BREAK CAMP

March 25th – 29th 9am – 4:30pm. Ages 8 -18 See Elliott Beals for registration and details.

LESSONS

Adult Lessons (all levels welcome)
Thursday 6-7pm
$10 per class

Singles ladder (all levels welcome)
Monday 7-10pm

Doubles Ladder (all levels welcome)
Wednesday 7-10pm

The hours of babysitting March 25th-30th are reduced with many families away. Please visit us Monday to Friday 9:00am-1:00 pm. We are closed on Saturday March 30th

SPRING BREAK CAMP

This year we are running 2 weeks of Spring Break Camp. They start on Monday March 18th with a week of camp for our private school students followed by standard spring break beginning March 25th. Camp registration is now closed with our camps at capacity!

BABYSITTING REMINDERS

Reminder to sign in your child upon arrival on the sign in sheet at the Babysitting Centre entrance and then fill in the time you returned for pick up. Thank you.

This past weekend Sadie competed at the Manitoba STARSkate Championship. Sadie received gold in her category. Congratulations Sadie!

FINAL GROUP SKATING CLASSES

Our final lessons are taking place on Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 18th.

With a few dozen members taking part this year, it was great to see so many close races and individual improvements throughout the month in many different categories.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Congratulations to our 2019 Fitness Challenge Champions. Here are the final results, challenge Champions and which records are New All-time Club Records.

• 2 Minute Bike - 1.0 miles were completed by Hugh T.
This result just missed tying the Club’s all-time record.

• 2 Minute Row - 641 meters were completed by Mr. Rob G!
This result was also within striking distance of the all-time record.

• 2 Minutes on Jacobs Ladder - 296 feet climbed by Hunter K!
Within about 20 feet of the all-time record.

• CN Tower Climb on the Stair Master has been completed in 1:48 by Ellen G!
NEW CLUB RECORD!

• The 1 mile run - completed in 5 minutes by Hugh T!
TYING THE CLUB RECORD!

• 50 consecutive push-ups have been completed by Mev P!

• 24 consecutive chin-ups have been completed by Vince C!
Defending Champion from 2018!

• Front Plank held for 11:34 by Hugh T!
Destroying his personal best from last year.

• Wall sit held for 9:09 by Celeste M!
NEW CLUB RECORD!

• 35 minutes of continuous skipping by Meagan W!
Defending Champion from 2018 almost beating her all-time club record!

• 2 Minutes at Level 5 on the VMX Rope - 426 Feet completed by Dan H!

CHALLENGE THE FITNESS PROS FOR PRIZES ALL NEXT WEEK!

Pick your challenge among the following for fun, fitness and prizes:
-1 minute push-up challenge (most push-ups completed in 60 seconds)
-1 minute VMX Rope Climb (Total feet completed at set resistance)
-1 minute Row Challenge (Total meters completed)
-1 minute Jacobs Ladder (total feet climbed)

CHOOSE WISELY

To set up these fun fitness challenges all next week please contact Fitness Director, Jeff Mitchell by email

FITNESS PROGRAMMING DATE REMINDERS

Our fitness programming for the Winter session will wrap up on Friday, March 22nd, followed by our one week spring break from regular programming with spring scheduled to start right after spring break on Monday, April 1st.