There is a lot of information currently circulating the internet as it relates to the COVID-19 virus, keeping individuals safe, and from preventing the spread of germs to others. The most recent update from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that: "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19."
Where the Virus Began
Of the 3,118 deaths attributed to COVID-19 so far, 2,900 of these deaths have occurred in mainland China. 2,800 of these were in Hubei Province, which is considered the center of the outbreak.
The Spread of the Virus
Thinking back to your childhood, how much quality time did you spend doing with your parents? Quality time could entail a family dinner or talking about school and what you learned that day, some quality time could also include fun activities such as a swimming lesson. Jeff Ellis Swimming offers swim lessons for those parents who want to enjoy some quality water time with their toddler. Our first level is Water Exploration and Safety, it takes bonding time to the next level.
Today we wanted to take some time to get to know one of our Jeff Ellis Management clients, The Park Forest Aqua Center! Park Forest Family Aqua Center is located in Park Forest, Illinois and has been a part of the JEM family for 2 years. There is a wide variety of swim lessons offered throughout the summer season. The Aqua Center has something for everybody to enjoy including the "tot pool" for the little ones, a slide for all heights and ages, a rock wall and a drop slide for the risk takers, and an adult pool for a nice chance to relax.
Hilton Anatole is a member only facility located in the Dallas area. This facility features a lap pool, lazy river, activity pool, swim up bar, and two water slides. This is an excellent facility to enjoy if you are staying at the attached Hilton Hotel. With a lazy river and water slides there is plenty for the kids to do while the parents can enjoy some time at the swim up bar. Consider Hilton Anatole hotel on your next trip to Dallas!
Jerry Resnick Aquatic Center is one of our facilities located in Florida. The North Lauderdale Aquatic Center is a 13-acre facility, which features a recreational 6- lane lap pool with deep well, and tube slides. There is also a children’s water playground, and children’s wading pool for younger kids visiting the facility. This playground features a 1,200 square foot play area, with 14 interactive water features and is completely enclosed making it a great place to let your kids play in the water. Come and make it a family day.
Teaching a child how to swim is one of the most rewarding activities that Jeff Ellis Swimming offers. How does a child take what they have just learned to the next level when they know all of the strokes? The answer is the Advanced level. Our Advanced swim lesson polishes your students skills that they have previously accomplished in the lower Jeff Ellis Swimming levels. At the advanced level, swimmers will be able to complete at least 100 yards of freestyle, back stroke and breast stroke- just to name a few. Our Advanced level is also a pre-requisite for competitive swimming.
Being a lifeguard is much more than a summer job and can lead to lifelong friends and bonds. Working as a lifeguard you learn to depend on your fellow lifeguards. The trust and relationships that are made as a lifeguard are not something you build with an average summer job. You spend hours and hours working with each other yet don’t speak to each other (when watching your water). We all have the same goals and interests, keep everyone safe! When you have common interests its much easier to make friends.
The first step to being able to enjoy any water activity is learning how to swim. Jeff Ellis Swimming was introduced to The Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center-Waukegan Park District in 2017. Waukegan Park District has been a long-standing partner with Jeff Ellis Management for lifeguarding services and needed help providing swim lessons to their community. The Waukegan Park District 2nd grade swim lessons were born!