The Gurnee Park District offers a variety of aquatic classes and opportunities during the summer at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center and year round at both Warren Township High School – O’Plaine Campus and the Gages Lake Pool indoor pools
What ever your age, aquatics have endless benefits.
Swimming combines nature, health, fitness, mental clarity and that pure bliss feeling of lying on your back floating.
It is one of the most popular sports in world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes.
Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility all at the same time.
Without overworking the heart it improves the body's use of oxygen and increases lung function. It is also recognized as a terrific low impact exercise for those who don't like the effects of jogging on their knees, because while in water you are non-weight bearing.
Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime. The health benefits swimming offers are worth the effort it takes to get to the swimming pool, get into your swimsuit, and then get into the pool and swim.