Preview Our Fall Catalog
Take a look at our new Fall Catalog for programs and activities for the whole family. Some of our new classes for the fall include Bollywood and Hula Dancing, a Back Bay kayak tour and How to Train for Your 5K. Registration begins Saturday, September 11 at 9 am.
Get Ready for Youth Winter Swim League
Calling all swimmers ages 6 to 17! Winter swim league sign-ups begin on Saturday, September 11 for all recreation center teams. Online registration will be available via EZreg.
New to the winter swim league? Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation offers an intramural winter swim league with an emphasis on swimmer development and fun in a low-key competitive environment. Each team will swim regular season and championship meets during a season that runs from November to February. Teams practice twice a week under the supervision of experienced coaches, building competence in each of the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly) as well as learning starts and turns.
For more information, please visit our website at VBgov.com/swim
or contact an aquatic supervisor at any of the six recreation centers.
Planning Your Workout - Main Set
It's always best to have a plan when you go to the pool for your workout. A good model that lends itself to variety is a main set of 1500. A 500, 400, 300, 200 & 100 gives you 1500. Examples:
A) 5 x 100, rest, 4 x 100, rest, 3 x 100, rest, 2 x 100, rest, 1 x 100.
B) 500 Swim, 400 Pull, 300 Swim, 200 Kick, 100 Swim
C) 5 x 100, 2 x 200, 3 x 100, 4 x 50, 4 x 25
Another main set that offers variety is 4 x 400. Examples:
A) 1 x 400, 2 x 200, 4 x 100, 8 x 50
B) 4 sets of 4 x 100
C) 400 Swim, 400 Pull, 400 Drill/Swim, 400 Kick/Swim
There are endless possibilities, so just make a plan and be creative!