Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fitness for the whole family at Welch Pool! Check out the Adult Aquatic and Fitness Programs for this summer!

Aqua Fitness
Adult Aquatic & Fitness Programs
Summer 2016
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Outdoor Fitness Programs for adults at Welch Pool
New for Summer 2016! Check out these new fitness classes offered by instructor Vanessa McLaughlin. No season pass or daily admission is required for program registrants during their class. These programs, while held at the pool, will be on the deck or grass area (participants will not enter the water).
  • Dates: June 14-July 28 (omit Tues., July 5)      13 classes in each session (No make-ups for weather)
  • Ages: 18 & Older
  • Fees: $80R/$120N             Registration Options
Morning Meditation (Tues. & Thurs., 7-7:50 AM)      Program #13402
Morning Meditation - Welcome the day with a gentle yoga flow. Combines warm-ups, gentle postures to increase flexibility, balance, strength and vitality AND restorative yoga to soothe and rejuvenate the nervous system, reduce stress, release long-held tension and calm the mind. This program, while held at the pool, will be on the deck or grass area
PiYO (Tues. & Thurs., 8-8:50 AM)                 Program #13403
PiYo is a Pilates and Yoga inspired workout. It is high intensity but low impact workout that focused on functional flexibility. PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. PiYo takes you through low-impact stretching, strengthening, and bodyweight resistance-based exercises that promote lean muscle development. But, the fast, flowing pace increases the intensity so you're not just sculpting and defining every muscle—you're burning major calories and fat. This program, while held at the pool, will be on the deck or grass area
Vinyasa Flow (Tues, & Thurs., 9-9:50 AM)                      Program #13404
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. Also sometimes called "Flow Yoga," this type of practice involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures. The fluid, almost dance-like movements increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, as it calms the mind and improves overall health. This program, while held at the pool, will be on the deck or grass area
Fitness Inspired Sculpt at Park Forest Pool
Sculpt your body with resistance and body weight exercises to have you more lean & fit by the end of the summer! All levels welcome and will succeed with this program. Low Impact. High Results.  Instructor: Kiersten Gelfand from Fitness Inspired: http://www.LiveFitnessInspired.com  This program, while held at the pool, will be on the deck or grass area, not in the water.
  • Tues & Thurs, June 14–July 28  14 classes
  • 9:00-9:45 AM
  • Ages: 18 & Older
  • at Park Forest Pool
  • Fee: $80R / $120N
  • Program # 13405
AM Aquafit for Adults at Welch Pool
Wake up at Welch Pool (in the water) with one of several water workouts. 3 workout options are coordinated by an experienced aquatic coach or instructor:
  1. Option 1 - An adult swim team style group workout.
  2. Option 2 - Self-guided lap swimming; use our workout or one of your own.
  3. Option 3 - Water Walking against the current channel.
  • Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 14-July 28
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 AM
  • Ages: 18 & older
  • Fee: $60R/$90N     Season Pass holders receive a bonus $5 off this fee.
  • Location: Welch Pool
  • Program #13401
Please Note: No make ups are available due to inclement weather. The group practices in the water, rain or shine; only thunder/lightning cancels workouts. No pro-rated fees based on attendance. Aquatic exercise equipment is available for use.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Full 2016 Calendar Available!

The 2016 schedule has been finalized. We are pleased to announce that Lewistown will be participating in the league this year too!

Here is a link to a printable Welch season schedule (includes all team events): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B81p2eweLeZMNXZuVnRYcThmb3c

Please join us for the team meeting this Sunday, May 22 from 2:00-4:00pm at Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, 301 Science Park Road, State College:

  • Register for the team
  • Try on and order team suits
  • Purchase swim team apparel
  • Volunteer sign-up
  • Meet the coaches

Parent discussion to begin at 2:30pm.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Parent Meeting/Info Session - May 22

A parent meeting and information session will be held for all Welch swimmers on Sunday, May 22 from 2:00-4:00pm. Families may register, meet the coaches, try on/order team suits, and get team apparel.


The meeting will be held at the following address:

Stahl Sheaffer Engineering
301 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803
(detailed map included below)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Early Season Welch Events

We've updated the dates/locations of several early season events due to some scheduling conflicts. Please review the information below and update your calendars. A full season calendar will be posted soon.

Our first three events are:
  • Sunday, May 22: Parents Meeting and Info Session (location to be announced)
  • Saturday, June 4: First Practice
  • Saturday, June 11: Black and Gold Sprint Meet (for all swimmers) 

The Welch Swim Team also has a new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/welchswimteam/

The Facebook page will be used for official team updates throughout the season including schedule changes. Please follow our page and share with others!