Splish splash

Yukon swimming holes open May 26; exercise classes begin

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Yukon adults and youngsters are eager to hit the swimming pools on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of summer. New exercise classes will be part of the aquatics program this year. (File photo)

By Mindy Ragan Wood
Staff Writer

Yukon’s pools and splashpads open May 26 with swimming lessons and a new exercise class coming to City Splash.

Water exercise instructor Angela Kasbohm said the class will be set to music for a fun atmosphere and plenty of challenging choreographed moves.

“You can’t do the same dance moves in the water that you can out of the water, but we do have some dance moves and everything is done according to the beat, so it’s a lot of fun,” she said.

The class will offer 30 minutes of water walking and 30 minutes of dance moves and other exercises. Kasbhom uses water weights as part of the routine and deep water exercises.

The class is designed to challenge students from toes to shoulders for a toning workout.

“It’s low impact and you’re toning and engaging all of your muscles. We also modify the deep water exercises for people who don’t feel comfortable in that part of the pool,” Kasbohm said.

Water Dance Mix will be held at City Splash from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesdays beginning June 4. A water aerobics class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays beginning June 5. Both water exercise classes are $40.

The pool will be a busy place during summer with those who plan to take swimming lessons. Children’s lessons are held for two weeks at a time with each class being 40 minutes four days a week.

The classes are divided by age groups and level of instruction. Level one teaches children how to float, kick, and front and back crawl. Level two teaches students how to swim without support and safety rules. Level three focuses on endurance in the water and introduces students to deep water. Level four continues swim techniques and an introduction to competitive and lap swimming in addition to buddy assistance techniques.

The Dolphin swim team is $45 and takes swimmers through competitive swim strokes. Although all skill levels are welcome, swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool to begin the class.

For swimmers looking for a good time all summer long, season passes are available. Individual season passes are $40 and family passes for up to four family members are $100. Private party rentals are also available.