SPCC Aquatics is bursting with good news!
The whole aquatic center received a mini facelift during annual maintenance. The Therapy pool was drained and professionally cleaned by Anchor Aquatics. The main pool deck, beams, cross bars, walls, doors, ceiling frames, lockers, and womens’s showers were repaired, where necessary, cleaned, prepped and painted. The deck was professionally painted by Bob Stewart and Mike Brown, the women’s showers and ceiling frames by Chesapeake Painting, and the rest was taken care of by the awesome aquatic staff! The ADA Chairs and Therapy Pool booster pump were repaired and program equipment sanitized. We are thrilled with the facility!
We are genuinely excited to announce the addition of some extremely experienced and talented aquatic professionals to our staff!
SPCC welcomes Gladney McKay who joined the SPCC staff as the SPCC Maryland Master’s Head Coach. Gladney, a long time swimmer and master’s and age group coach, arrives with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She and Carolyn Voorhees, with Coach Diane, Chris, Jill, and Mike, are looking forward to a successful year for the Master’s swim team. Whether you are a novice swimmer wanting to get in shape or an experienced swimmer wanting to sharpen your strokes with an eye towards competitions, there is a place on SPCC Maryland Masters for fitness, improved swimming, and camaraderie. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.
Veteran and beloved Age Group, Summer, and High School Swim Coach Mike McTammany, is leading the High School Swim Season prep program. After helping swimmers get ready for their high school swim season Coach Mike will be on deck with many of the other SPCC Swim Training programs.
Carolyn Voorhees, along with her coaching staff of Reid Hussey, Maile Johnson, Ryan Maloy, and Josh Hanson welcomed 44 swimmers to the start of the Intramural Swim Team season. While the first session is full, there are openings in the second session. Registration for the Spring sessions will open in November. SPCC is grateful for such a talented coaching staff. Coach Carolyn is a veteran club, summer, master’s, and collegiate swim team coach. Reid, Maile, Ryan and Josh are all decorated swimmers who have spent their summers coaching summer swim teams and have now joined the ranks of a year around coaching staff.
On the Wellspring front, Dana Opalinsky, joined the staff as an Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist. This fall Dana is teaching Aquatic Yoga on Wednesday at 11. Aqua yoga can be practiced by anyone, but is especially beneficial for those who are unable to exercise on land.
Kendall Casper, is our new dynamic swim instructor and specializes in teaching learn to swim classes. She is phenomenal with young children!
We are so grateful for the talented leadership of our new Aquatics Director Shelly Beigel here at The Center, along with her growing staff, as we strengthen the entire aquatic presence of SPCC. Come see us at the pool today!