Swim Season is Here!
Friday, June 12th, 2015
The first day of summer is June 21 this year, and that means the season for swimming, poolside barbeques, and warm-weather fun is almost here! Even at our Florida community, whose residents can enjoy their community pools year-round, the pool is definitely more popular during the hot and humid summer months. Keep reading for pool reminders, fun swimming facts, and information on the health benefits of swimming.
We are happy to provide great amenities for our residents, and we hope you enjoy them. But it’s important to follow the rules while you are using any community amenity. Please take time to read the following reminders, and be sure you are following these and all posted rules as you spend time at the pool this summer.
- Swimming is always at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
- Residents under 16 and all guests must be companied by an adult resident (18 years or older).
- Glass containers or other breakable items are not allowed in the pool or around the pool deck area.
- No running or boisterous or rough play will be allowed in the pool, on the pool deck, or in other common areas.
- Air mattresses, inner tubes, and all other large inflatable items are prohibited.
- Residents and guests must pick up trash and recyclables after themselves.
- There is no smoking allowed in the pool area.
We appreciate your cooperation and hope you have a great summer season at the pool!
Did you know? (Fun swimming facts)
- 65% of people in the U.S. don’t know how to swim.
- Elephants can swim as many as 20 miles a day — they use their trunks as natural snorkels!
- The bikini swimsuit was named after a U.S. nuclear testing site in the South Pacific called Bikini Atoll.
- According to the Guinness World Records the largest swimming pool in the world is in Chile. It is 3,324’ long and has an area of 19.77 acres.
- An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
- Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs, works out all of the body’s major muscles and helps reduce stress.
- Water’s buoyancy make swimming the ideal therapy and for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.
- Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.
- As with any other type of exercise you need to stay hydrated while swimming and you need to drink water. Your core body temperature can rise as the activity increases. Your body also produces sweat as it does with other physical activity, but it is not as apparent since you are already wet.
At CondorLiving, we take care of 259,500 gallons of pool water every year. How much water does it take to keep your community pool(s) full? Take a guess and see how close you come in the captions below!