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Aquatics Newsletter | December 2012 | VBgov.com/Parks
Tips for Hydrating Your Skin

 

WaterEver finished swimming with dry, itchy skin during the winter months? You're not alone. Natural oils are on our skin for a reason. When those oils are stripped from your skin, your skin becomes irritated. The deeper layers of your skin are then exposed to the chlorine in the pool, leaving your skin feeling drier, itchier and even more irritated.

 

Here are five tips to help hydrate your skin: 

 

1. Rinse off after a swim to remove skin-drying chlorine from your body.

 

2. Take quick, warm showers. You might think that a hot shower during the winter months will help moisturize your skin, but it actually has the reverse effect.   

 

3. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.   

 

4. Boost your omega-3 intake by adding flax seed, salmon and walnuts to your diet.

 

5. Apply a moisturizer after showering. Look for one with little to no dye or perfume.

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Register Now for Winter Programs!

 

Our Winter Programs & Activities Catalog is available online! Look for printed catalogs later this month. Online and in-person registration is open, so get started on planning an active winter!

Experienced Diving & Water Polo Coaches Needed

 

Dive CoachDiving Coaches
If you are an experienced diving coach looking to use your love of diving and competitive sports, we need you! Our program offers an intramural diving league for youth ages 7-15, with an emphasis on development and fun in a low-key competitive environment. Bayside, Great Neck and Princess Anne Recreation Centers each host a dive team. The season runs March through May, with a championship meet in May. Each team will compete in regular season and championship meets.


The position opens December 15, 2012. To apply, please visit our website and submit an application on the WAVE

 

Job Title: Aquatic Instructor/Dive Coach
Hourly Wage: $12.47 

Water Polo Coach

 

Water Polo Coaches
If you have experience with the sport of water polo, we need you! Our program offers an intramural water polo league for youth ages 10-17, with an emphasis on learning correct techniques and rules in a fun, low-key competitive environment. Bayside, Great Neck and Princess Anne Recreation Centers each host a water polo team. The season runs March through May, with a championship match in May. Each team will compete in a scrimmage, regular season matches and the championship match.


The position opens December 15, 2012. To apply, please visit our website and submit an application on the WAVE.

Job Title: Aquatic Instructor/Water Polo Coach
Hourly Wage: $12.47

Winter Swim & Sports Clinics


Swim ClinicYouth will swim, hurdle and splash into winter fun with the swim and sport clinics offered at select recreation centers this December. Springboard Diving, Water Polo and Swim Clinics are being offered for just $10 each.

 

Swimming is such a great exercise that it can easily become a lifetime sport with benefits for the whole body. We offer many options to get kids in the water from beginning diving to more advanced stroke technique-based swim clinics. See specific offerings by clicking the links below: 
 

Swim Clinics: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle, Starts /Turns 

Age 6-17 | These clinics are for participants who are interested in improving their stroke technique. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 meters/yards) using good basic crawl stroke with rhythmic breathing. 

 

Springboard Diving Clinic
Age 7-15 | Learn and improve basic diving skills, including approach, forward, backward, reverse and twisting dives off a 1-meter board. Participants must be deep water safe and be able to dive off the diving board.
 

Water Polo Clinics
Age 10-17 | Do you like basketball, soccer and swimming? Then try water polo. This clinic will introduce you to the basic skills and rules of water polo. Participants must be deep water safe. 

Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures

 

Bow Creek Recreation Center is closed for a long-term modernization project. Expected re-opening is Fall 2014. 
 
All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center, administrative offices, and staffed parks & park facilities will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. All facilities will also close at 5 pm on Monday, December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's.
  
All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center, administrative offices, staffed parks & park facilities will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Day.
 

Don't forget that your membership is good at all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child require additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to email us at fun@vbgov.com.
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