The Augusta swimming pool is now open with swimming lessons and water aerobics lined up. The pool will be open Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm with water aerobics on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. These times may change as they are still working on schedules for lifeguards.
Beth Mcdonough has been teaching swimming lessons at Augusta pool for 38 years now. Classes this year will be July 10 – 14 and 17 – 21 for a total of 10 days. There will be 3 different classes including advanced class at 9:00am, intermediate class at 10:00am, and a beginner’s class at 11:00am.
“Registration is at Augusta Pool and the cost is $40 or $35 for family pass holders for the entire class. Just drop in where you think your child may fit in, and then I put them in the water, see how well they do, and I organize the class for the next day,” explained Beth. For more information on the classes, contact Beth Mcdonough at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 868-3836.
Mary Lewenight volunteers to lead a small water aerobics group. This group is for people 18 years and older, with the only fee being pool admission. “I’ve been doing it for years except for last year. I was in school, so I didn’t have time for it. I took a class down at the pool a couple times and it was super fun. Then at the time when I started doing it, I would also do a little yoga class in the winter. When I worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the company donated 20 bucks an hour for my time to the youth center. Now that I’m not with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, I just decided to keep doing it because we all had so much fun,” explained Mary. “It’s not a serious class, it’s a fun class. It’s nice because I always try to help people, modify exercise if it’s too hard for them. I don’t leave anybody behind, I try to help everybody. It’s easy on the joints and on the body, and you don’t think you really did anything, but once you get out of the pool, you’re like, wow, I Really did have a big workout. It’s nice with in the water because your joints aren’t quite as stressed as standing on your feet.”