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August 19, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course, there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm
WORK-OUT:

1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m

2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)

3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke

4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m

5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds

COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall

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August 19, 2019

With the winter season coming to an end, it’s time to start looking for fun activities to do to get out of the house. The good thing about swimming is, it’s a sport you can do all year round, and everyone can participate!

Here are our top 4 reasons why you and the family should hit up Newcastle Pools:
  1. Swimming is one of the few sports you can do throughout your lifetime
  2. It does not require lots of special equipment and gear, all you really need is a swimsuit
  3. It creates a reason to get together— a good way to socialise with your family
  4. Did you know that swimming can boost your immune system? When cells in the body regularly get blood and oxygen, they function better

So what are you waiting for, grab your bathers and let’s go!


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August 19, 2019

Southern Education is owned and operated by experts in the leisure and education industries! With close affiliations to leisure centres, golf courses and tennis club’s nation-wide, students of Southern Education have access to some of Australia’s best community facilities.

Their mission is to provide our students with industry-leading educational programs using a range of delivery methods.

At Southern, they believe in meeting the needs of students and adjusting delivery methodologies to suit the learner cohort and this is apparent in all of the courses they offer.

They have a talented and highly experienced staff that work face to face as well as online with their students as they complete their courses. They incorporate a blended approach to learning in both a practical and theoretical context.

Are you looking to build a career in the health or aquatics industry? Check out what courses we currently have on offer to extend your qualifications and create a pathway for you in the leisure industry.

Find Southern Education’s course calendar here.


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August 19, 2019

Struggling to think about what to get dad for Father’s Day? We know the feeling, that’s why we created a gift guide for you to find the perfect gift for your old man.

Give your dad the gift of fitness with Newcastle Pools by checking out these offers you can scoop up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a father is a challenging yet massively rewarding job. Come into our site to grab these awesome deals to show your dad how much you love him and appreciate all the effort he’s put in over the years!