Jumping Into a New Semester: The GSC Pool is OPENBy Megan-Lynnette Rollins | January 30th, 2014 | Category: Features, Sports | No Comments »
With projects lined up from now until May, homework handed out left and right, trudging through ice and snow and subzero temperatures, and feeling like it’s impossible to get close enough to a professor to give them the flu, one might come to the conclusion that the spring semester is in full tilt—kicking them around like a ball bearing in a pin-ball machine. Anxiety, nail biting, boredom, and frustration are all symptoms of high stress situations—even if the stress is positive, uplifting, and happy.
But never fear: the Glenville State College pool is here!
The pool spring hours of operation:
|Mornings||Tuesday & Thursday||6a.m. – 8a.m.|
|Lunch||Monday & Wednesday||11a.m. – 1p.m.|
|Evenings||Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday||6p.m. – 9p.m.|
Morning hours usually are a good time for lap swimming with lunch and evening hours generally as an open swim. The pool is located in the Physical Education Building on the first floor. And when it’s cold and snowy outside the pool is a great place to be—the pool is a heated with the temperature being around 78°-80°F. Admission to the pool is free to all GSC students when they show their student ID and for community patrons admission is $2.00.
The pool also offers a variety of other activities. On Tuesday nights at 5p.m. adult swim lessons are available (again, free to all GSC students). Child swim lessons are also available, with lessons made by arrangement and prices based on the scheduled lesson plan.
Swim instructor classes and lifeguard classes (lifeguard classes cost $150.00 per person) are also available through the GSC pool. “This opens the opportunity for a great summer job,” states Jennifer Wenner, GSC Aquatics Manager. While lifeguard and swim instructor courses are currently underway there is still the potential to catch these invaluable courses again in March and April—so keep an eye out for updates via school email.
For those High Adventure adrenaline junkies there is also a kayak clinic available on Wednesdays from 5p.m.-6:30p.m., which will include how to steer the kayak and preparation for when the kayak flips over and how to “roll out” properly.
“We’re also looking for students interested in forming intramural water polo teams,” Wenner said, “as well as students interested in forming a swim club.” There is plenty of potential floating about the GSC pool, if only students take advantage and make great opportunities happen.
For more information on the pool, click HERE.