Welcome to our Aquatic Department
The Lifestyle Center Aquatic Department offers a wide variety of programs for members and guests to enjoy. Our beautiful center includes a 25-yard multi-purpose lap pool with a water aerobic exercise area and a warm water therapy pool. Our aquatic area and well-trained instructors offer the perfect platform for many unique classes and programs.
Regardless of ability level and experience, people of all ages can swim laps. It is important to include low-impact, aerobic exercise in your fitness routine. Lap swimming provides a unique total-body cardiovascular workout.
Aquatic Exercise Classes
Group exercise in the water can be an excellent way to reach your personal fitness goals. High, moderate and low-intensity classes are available.
Water therapy is ideal for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and those recovering from joint replacement. Our warm water therapy pool is open at specified times throughout the week for Open Aquatic Therapy to do your own personal workout prescribed by your physician. See our Aquatic Schedule for days and times.
Benefits of Aquatic Exercise
- Allows individuals with pain to move with greater ease, due to water’s buoyancy
- Supports the body’s weight which reduces stress and impact on joints
- Improves cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion
- Strengthens and builds muscle
- Burns calories
- Helps relieve pain and stiffness
- Increases circulation
- Facilitates relaxation
All facility rules are applicable and enforced in the pool areas.
- Horseplay, such as running, splashing, shoving or dunking is not permitted.
- Spitting, spouting water or blowing nose in the water is prohibited.
- Glass containers or metal objects are not allowed in the pool areas.
- Showers are to be taken before entering the pools or spas.
- Individuals with sores or rashes are not allowed in the pool area.
- Hair that is shoulder length or longer should be secured with a swim cap or rubber band.
- Aqua-socks or shoes are strongly recommended for all members in and around the pool area.
- Food, drinks, smoking and gum chewing are prohibited in the pool areas. (Water bottles are permitted)
- Diving is not allowed.
- Please refrain from swimming laps in the Warm Water Therapy Pool.
- No sitting or hanging on the lane lines.
- Appropriate bathing attire must be worn.
- Members and guests under the age of 18 (eighteen) are not allowed on the water treadmills.
- Members 12 through 15 years of age have full use of the pools with direct supervision of an adult member over 18 years old.
- Children under 12 years of age are permitted to participate in Family Swim with the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian or our youth aquatic activities but are not permitted in the pool outside of scheduled activities.
Due to the health risk of elevated body heat, it is not permitted for children under 12 years of age to use the spa.
The pools are open to all members while classes are scheduled. However, please remember to be courteous to class participants and our instructors. Please do not swim through the class or hold conversations while classes are in progress. During busy pool times members may need to wait or work together to share lanes.
Come on in, the water’s nice all year round at The Lifestyle Center! Whether you are 6 months old or 100, we have an aquatic class fit for you. Group exercise in the water can be an excellent way to reach your personal fitness goals. High, moderate and low intensity classes are available.
A moderate to high intensity interval fitness class utilizing the shallow and deep areas of the pool. Circuits consist of high intensity exercises followed by lower intensity recovery during several rounds of exercise.
A strength and conditioning class targeting abs, balance, and core. A cardio segment is included. All fitness levels.
High intensity interval fitness class using the Tabata format with varied intensity to improve aerobic and anaerobic conditioning to maximize energy expenditure. This class takes place in the shallow water of our lap pool.
High-intensity class for improving cardiovascular fitness and overall tone. Recommended for those in good physical condition.
A unique blend of Water Yoga, Ai Chi, balance and core stability training. Class is designed to relax, stretch and strengthen your entire body.
High intensity fitness class designed to enhance cardiovascular fitness as well as muscular strength. A non-stop class format that uses a variety of aerobic combinations and equipment.
Deep Water High Intensity Interval Training (Deep Water HIIT)
High intensity class using interval training and varied intensity to improve aerobic and anaerobic conditioning to maximize energy expenditure. This class uses various floatation devices to suspend participants in deep water.
Deep Water Intervals
Non-impact, high intensity, interval fitness class that alternates between travelling and stationary segments of cardiovascular work and toning. Requires being suspended in deep water with a floatation belt.
Open Aquatic Therapy
Our Warm Water Therapy Pool is open to members recovering from injuries or suffering from chronic conditions. Our unique exercise environment is available for members to work on their own Aquatic Therapy program in a quiet setting.
Specialized Aquatic Exercise I
Endorsed by the American Arthritis Foundation. Low to mild intensity levels that help improve flexibility and function, while decreasing pain and stiffness. Ideal for seniors and persons with limiting physical conditions.
Specialized Aquatic Exercise II
Exercises from mild to moderate intensity to help improve flexibility and function. Ideal for seniors and persons with limiting physical conditions.
Designed for the adult swimmer interested in improving stroke technique, cardio and endurance. The Monday night class will focus on cardio and endurance. The Wednesday night class will focus on technique.
An opportunity to practice general swim skills and techniques in a supervised environment. Ages 5 to 16. Must be able to swim 25 yards (1 pool length), need approval from aquatic staff, and based on swim skill level.
Walk & Stretch
Low to no impact exercises to improve overall flexibility, range of motion, balance, strength, and condition levels in addition to decreasing general pain and stiffness. Excellent for beginners and seniors with limiting physical or rheumatic conditions.
Non-impact, high intensity, fitness class great for improving cardiovascular fitness and overall tone. Requires being suspended in deep water with a flotation belt.
Fantastic resistance training workout utilizing aquatic resistance equipment for strength and conditioning exercises. Recommended for those in good physical condition.
WW Aqua Fit
Moderate intensity fitness class in the Warm Water Therapy Pool. Great for improving cardiovascular fitness and overall tone.
Group Swim Lessons [LTS – Learn To Swim]
For ages 6 months to 12 years of age. The Lifestyle Center provides a comprehensive, structured Learn to Swim program for every skill level. Each participant is independently screened and placed in the appropriate class according to age and skill level. Your child will be given two weeks of fun and engaging lessons from Visalia’s finest instructors. Call 624-3421 for more information and child placement. Call (559) 624-3408 to pre-register.
Parents & Pollywogs
This 3-week class provides an introduction to basic swimming skills and water safety for children 6 months up to 3 years. A parent must attend with the child and be in the water with them at all times. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information call (559) 624-3421.
Semi-Private Group Sessions
Three participants needed to form a group
Available all year long for members
Ages 6 months and up
Six, 30 minute sessions
Private Swim Lessons
One-on-one instruction with a certified instructor
Available all year long for members
Ages 6 months and up
Six, 30-minute sessions, scheduled at your convenience
STP (Swim Team Prep)
Series is designed for swimmers 6 to 14 years of age that are on a swim team or plan to be. Each participant must be able to swim the length of the pool. An evaluation, registration and an additional cost is required for this class.
For more information or schedule of classes call (559) 624-3421.
Regularly Scheduled Aquatic Events
Open swimming time for families
Ages 6 months and up
Available all year long
First Friday each month 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free to members
A parent or legal guardian must directly supervise their own children at all times
Friday Night Fun
1st Friday of every month. Fun night for kids including Rockwall climbing, games and swimming.
Offered the first Saturday of every month. During this time the Therapy Pool is unavailable from 7:30 am – 12 pm. *Registration and fee is required.
An after school program for kids run through the activities department. Please contact 624-3416 for more information.
Kids Night Out
3rd Friday every month. Fun night for kids including a movie, dinner, swimming, fun and much more.
Stroke & Turn Clinics
2nd Saturday of every month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am . Each month will emphasize a different stroke. No registration is required and this program is free to members. Contact the Aquatic Department for more information at (559) 624-3421.