Waterworks Aquatics Irvine: Swim Meet!

June 20, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics
June 20, 2014
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SWIM COMPETITIONS!

Looking for a way to get your child in a more competitive spirit?

Bring them to one of our Bi-Monthly Swim Competitions!

By age and gender, all students who are at least a level four are welcome to compete against those of similar level to prove how far they have come!

Competitions are held in our outdoor junior 25-yard, 8 lane pool and it is a BLAST.

There are EZ-UPs to shade everyone from the sun, chairs from which to watch the children race, and even an outdoor grill so you can physically see your hotdog, burger, or grilled chicken sandwich being made FRESH for lunch.

Students are able to start either from in the water, off the wall, or on one of our 6 diving blocks, so everyone is able to feel comfortable starting just as they want.

Is it your child’s first swim competition and they are a little nervous?

Not a problem! We have on-deck life supervisors that will be happy to jump into the water so everyone is at ease.

All who participate receive a ribbon for their race whether they place or not. The more ribbons, the closer your child will get to their first trophy!

Trophies will be awarded to swimmers that have received 15, 30, 50, 75, 125, 200, and 300 ribbons, which includes participation ribbons, placement ribbons (first, second, or third), and time improvement ribbons for those who beat their previous time from a past swim competition.

Feel free to either register online, in person, or over the phone.

For Waterworks Aquatics students, registration is a 5 dollar entry fee, plus 3 for every event.

For the public, registration is a 10 dollar entry fee, plus 3 for every event.

“Ready, Set, GO!” -Turbo

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Waterworks Aquatics Offers Summer Swim Camps

June 13, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
June 13, 2014
Summer Swim Camps
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Summer Swim Camps

By Chelsea Andretta

 

Ditch the couch and come join us for one of our half-day week-long summer swim camps!

Your children will have a great time perfecting their strokes while having some fun in the sun.

Each swim session is recommended for children ages 5-14 years old that are able to swim 2 lengths across a 25-yard pool unassisted.

Does your child have difficulty swimming across those 2 lengths?

Feel free to enroll in a couple semi-private or private lessons to get them up to speed!

You definitely won’t want to miss out!

Children enrolled will cover:

§Stroke technique on the 4 main strokes

§ Technique & speed

§ Breathing & drills

§ Dives & flip turns

§ Strength & Conditioning

While they become the best swimmers they can be, there will also be some fun swim games that involve

Rafts and pool toys to be run during the last 30-45 minutes of each daily session.

Sound like a good time? You bet! What’s better than making quick friends, getting to splash around, AND becoming an awesome swimmer?

If you’re interested in signing up, want to find the dates, or would like a quick overview of pricing,

Feel free to give us a phone call at (949) 450-0777!

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Waterworks Aquatics Irvine: Record Breaking Swim Lesson

June 12, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
June 12, 2014
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Irvine Participates in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson!

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Waterworks Aquatics, a premier Swim School and Aquatics Center in California is participating as one of the contributing hosts for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson taking place on Friday, June 20th. . Waterworks Aquatics will have their Carlsbad, Irvine, Pasadena, and San Jose locations participate in this event as they attempt to help break the Guinness World RecordTM for the world’s largest swimming lesson.

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are coming together as one to help present this global event. According to The American Red Cross, “The second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14 is drowning.” Area Aquatics Director of Waterworks Aquatics, Brett Shahian said, “With statistics like this, we are committed to constantly raising water safety awareness in any way possible. Participating in an event of this magnitude will help Waterworks Aquatics bring members of the community together in an effort to not only inform people of this statistic but also, to ultimately prevent people of all ages from drowning.”

This is Waterworks Aquatics’ second year participating in this event and they are more than determined to help break last year’s record of 32,450 participants. Waterworks Aquatics invites you to help increase water safety awareness and to participate in this event taking place on June 20th, at 8:00 a.m.

For more information on this event, please visit http://wlsl.org/ or take a look at our Facebook page!

or give our office a call at (949)450-0777.

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Waterworks Aquatics: Summer Fun at Knott’s Soak City

June 9, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
June 9, 2014
Knott’s Soak City Water-park: Orange County
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 Want to put your new water skills to work AND have fun too?

Great thing all Orange County residents live by Knott’s Soak City Water Park!

As the summer gets hotter, this will be a welcome relief to all of our swimmers looking for a nice getaway. Not only do you get to practice everyone’s water safety, but you’ll also be able to engage in their many slides and attractions offered.

Whether you just want to be lazy in the Sunset River which spans one-third of a mile in length (one of the longest water park lazy rivers in the world)

Or jump into an adrenaline rush of Old Man Falls (hang tight for that 63 ft. drop!), this park is perfect for you.

Hungry? The park also hosts many restaurants and meal payment plans.

There are also a host of souvenir shops for our swimmers that love to shop until they drop.

Turbo recommends joining his friend Snoopy for either one day or even a season pass of fun for the whole family!

 

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Waterworks Aquatics: Anniversary Recap

June 4, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics
June 4, 2014

10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza & Safety Day Recap
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Waterworks Aquatics, a premier Swim School and Aquatic Center, hosted their 10 Year Anniversary and Water Safety Day event this past Sunday, June 1st. Waterworks Aquatics celebrated this event with a petting zoo, several large bounce houses, face painting, Disney Frozen princesses, balloon artists,  free swim, live music, carnival games, a dunk tank, and more! A mock drowning scenario was also organized by both Waterworks Aquatics and the Orange County Fire Department which helped show how important the skill of swimming truly is. The mock drowning was extremely impactful by the hundreds of spectators with the presence of 2 ambulances and a Fire Engine assisting.  “Drowning is a risk that can never be eliminated. It can be managed by having someone in charge at all times watching the swimmer, securing the fence and doors to the pool, taking swim lessons and by having the parents CPR certified” said owner, Jon Alpert.

Waterworks Aquatics was extremely happy to open their doors for the entire community as an estimated 1,000 people were in attendance for the event. In celebration, Waterworks Aquatics also raffled off a 10 lesson swim package to 1 lucky attendee. With being in business for over 10 years, Waterworks Aquatics wanted this celebration to be magical and special for all the families and friends that were in attendance. Owner, Jon Alpert said, “We wanted this event to be unlike anything else we have ever done and use our entire facility both inside and outside to accommodate all of the activities.”

As summer is approaching quickly, Waterworks Aquatics wanted this Anniversary Celebration and Water Safety Event to be the ultimate way to kick-off the summer. The event was an overall success in Waterworks Aquatics eyes as smiles were seen on everyone’s faces throughout the hot summer day.

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For more information and pictures on the event, please visit Facebook.com/waterworksaquaticsirvine or on Instagram @WaterworksAquatics or by contacting kian@waterworksswim.com

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Waterworks Aquatics Irvine: Community Events

May 29, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine

May 29, 2014

Events in the Area
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By: Chelsea A.

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Having Trouble Sleeping?

Are your children having trouble sleeping?

Is your DOG having trouble sleeping?!

Then come to the Costa Mesa’s Family Sleep Event!

On June 15th, 2014 at 1:00pm at Wyndham

There is an afternoon of FOUR 30 minute educational discussions

Aimed to get your babies, toddlers, and even YOU sleeping more peacefully that very night!

Here, you will…

-Unlock the mystery behind restorative sleep

-Learn how to get babies to sleep much longer (and you too!)

-Sleep training tips to reduce a child’s protests

-and MORE practical advice for a good night’s rest

All children who come in their PJ’s will receive FREE Milk-N-Cookies (yum!)

And for the parents?

Product giveaways, specials, and more!

So stop counting sheep and come on by!

“Zzzzzzz…”-Turbo

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Waterworks Aquatics Irvine: Instructor Anthony

May 27, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
May 27, 2014
Instructor Anthony Interview
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C: Thank you for agreeing to meet with me, Anthony.

A: You’re welcome!

C: When did you originally start swimming?

A: I started swimming when I was pretty young. I think I might have been five-years-old when I first started taking swimming lessons.

C: Were you learning the strokes or were you doggie-paddling.

A: I was probably doggie-paddling more than anything to be honest.

C: Oh don’t worry, so was I. Did you ever swim competitively?

A: Because of a knee injury, I was never swam competitively, but I have never had an issue swimming.

C: Wow! Sorry to hear about your knee. Did you have a favorite stroke?

A: I liked freestyle, but not butterfly. That stroke is really difficult and requires a lot of energy.

C: I can only imagine. Do you teach our younger swimmers or older swimmers?

A: I actually teach both, from about 2 years of age to 13.

C: Do you have any advice for some of our younger swimmers that are scared to get into the water?

A: Yeah, definitely! I would tell them just to think of the pool as a HUGE bathtub because it really IS a huge bathtub. I’d ask them if they take baths, then to just imagine that they are taking a bath in the pool. I know it sounds silly, but it’s true.

C: That’s not silly, that’s genius. Do you have any hobbies outside of the water?

A: Well, I love to surf and that’s in the water, but outside of the water I like to play baseball and go snowboarding.

C: Nice, you like to stay active. What about videogames? Do you like videogames?

A: I do, but I don’t get a chance to play them that often. I like Call-of Duty.

C: What about your favorite food?

A: Carne Asada!

C: Yum! Your favorite Disney movie?

A: I love Tangled. Sometimes I watch my nieces and that is their favorite movie to watch with me.

C: That’s great! You must be great with children. Well, thank you so much for your time.

A: No problem!

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