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Markham Recreation & Culture 2008 brochure uses following descriptions for its recreational swimming programs (excerpt from brochure):
- Aqua Stretch*
A program designed for gentle water stretching, range of motion exercises, muscle strengthening and relaxation techniques. Takes place in a warm pool with a water temperature over 90Â°F (see schedule for Thornhill Therapeutic Pool).
It is a water exercise class set to music and open to all individuals 16 years of age or older. Those under 16 years of age who display behavior appropriate to the class may participate.
- Diaper Fit
A fitness program designed for parents with babies. Flotation seats are provided so that parents can participate in a shallow water aquafit class and have babies within arms reach. Babies must be able to sit upright on their own. This is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy time with your child. For
children who are not toilet trained, they must wear swimmer pull-ups (e.g. Huggies, Gabby’s). These may be purchased at the pool. No diapers, disposable or cloth, are permitted (see schedule for Angus Glen Pool).
- Lane Swim
It is open to all individuals 8 years of age and older. The pool is set up for length swimming. Children 8-15 years of age must be able to swim at least one full length of the pool to participate.
- Leisure Swim
This swim time allows for adults and older adults to use the Therapeutic pool to do light water exercise or stretching in a warm water environment. (NOTE* – this is a small shallow water Therapeutic Pool not a “Lane Swim” pool)
- Older Adult Aquafit
The pool is available to those 55 years of age or older to participate in a low intensity water exercise class. Deep end available for Swimming. Those 65 years of age or older receive a seniors discount on admission.
- Parent & Tot
The wading pool is available to preschoolers and their parents or caregivers who are 15 years of age or older. Please see Supervision Requirements (see schedules for Angus Glen Pool, Centennial Pool, Milliken Mills Pool).
- Rec Swim
It is a time for children and adults of all ages to come swimming. Children 8 years or older who have met the facility swim test and are a minimum of 4’3″ tall in height may enter the pool unaccompanied. Children not meeting the age & swim requirements, must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised by someone 15 years of age or older.
- Splash Only
The splash play area at Angus Glen C.C. is open to pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers who are 15 years of age or older. The splash area is open during recreational swims, parent and tot swims, and splash only swims.
- Water Pilates*
This program offers participants the opportunity to strengthen abdominal and back muscles and work on flexibility while exercising in a shallow warm water environment. This aquatic exercise program improves pelvic stability and abdominal control while encouraging participants to work on harmonizing mind and body (see schedule for Thornhill Therapeutic Pool).
- Water Yoga*
Learn basic moves to create the whole new aquatic experience that enables you to ‘understand’ the water. Focuses on techniques to improve posture, breathing, flexibility, core stabilization, coordination and muscular endurance using the soothing properties of the water (see schedule for Thornhill Therapeutic Pool).
* Specialty aquafit (see schedule for Thornhill Therapeutic Pool).