Are you looking for a new workout for the spring and summer? Why not try swimming? It’s low impact, so it’s easy on your joints and muscles, but is also a highly effective exercise. If you’d like to try swimming in Welland, the Panoramic Properties team has rounded up a few local pool options as well as apps and online resources to help you become the best swimmer you can be. Best of all, these locations are easily accessible from Panoramic Properties’ Welland apartments at Concorde Place.
Niagara Center YMCA – Welland/Pelham
A ten-minute drive from the Concorde Place apartments, the YMCA is your best bet if you want to start swimming in the springtime. The Niagara Centre YMCA has a 25 meter dedicated lap pool as well as leisure and swirlpools.
You don’t have to swim lengths to get a great workout in the water. There’s also Aquafit, an aerobic in-water activity that includes cardio, stretching and strength training. Choose from shallow or deep water Aquafit depending on your level of comfort in the water. After your workout, be sure to pop into the on-deck sauna to help you wind down and recover. For more experienced swimmers, attend the lane swimming sessions for a great workout. Lanes are provided for fast, moderate and slow swimmers. There is also an open lane dedicated to those who prefer to swim leisurely or do water walking.
For more details on any of the aquatic programs at the YMCA, stop by the branch to try a week’s membership for free.
Welland Outdoor Pools
It may still feel like wishful thinking, but you can’t blame us for dreaming of warmer summer days. The City of Welland has two outdoor pools and a splash pad for use during the spring and summer months. Welland’s public pools don’t start their normal season hours until late June, but if you’re brave, pre-season hours begin in Monday, June 10 to Wednesday June 19. Pre-season evening swims are open for two hours between 6-8 p.m. and on the weekends the pools are open from noon-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Once the pools officially open on Thursday June 20 public swim hours for all pools are Mon-Friday, 1-4 p.m., 6-8 p.m., and on weekends from noon-4:00 p.m., and again from 6-8 p.m.
Pool Locations Include:
Maple Park Pool- Located on South Pelham Road between Fitch Street and Thorold Road.Maple Park has a wading pool and a large pool with capacity for 400.
Memorial Park Pool & Splash Pad- located on Memorial Park Drive at the corner of Ontario Road. The large pool and splash pool have a capacity of 175.
Apps & Swimming Resources
Perfect your freestyle stroke with this app that features tips, tricks and videos from an Olympic swim coach. Learn both land-based drills and in-pool workouts. Just remember to water-proof your smart phone or tablet before taking it pool side.
Effortless Swimming Podcast
Get inspired from the Effortless Swimming podcast. Australian national coach and swimmer Brenton Ford covers techniques and coaching tips to help you become a faster swimmer. He also interviews other Olympic level swimmers and coaches on the weekly episode.
Come swim, play and live in Welland, Ontario. The beautiful Panoramic Properties apartments on Hagar Street in Welland are part of a quiet and respectable community. The suites have private balconies and modern laundry facilities. There is also the convenience and peace of mind that come with an experienced and friendly management team on-site. Contact Panoramic Properties for more details.