Elite Swim Lesson FAQs

Elite Sports Clubs offers a variety of swim lessons for all ages, which are available to members only. Our swim program offers parent-child classes as well as group levels 1-4 where beginners start by learning breath control, safety skills, and the crawl; to our more advanced classes where they practice lap swimming with flip turns and refine all the strokes. Adult lessons are also available from “I want to learn how to swim” to refining your strokes. Before registering your child, you may want to check out these Elite Swim Lesson FAQs. Continue reading Elite Swim Lesson FAQs

Pool Etiquette 101

Over the years that I’ve worked in the aquatics field I’ve been asked more times than I can count about proper pool etiquette. It can be quite confusing for inexperienced swimmers, so much so that many have confessed their avoidance of going near the pool all together! So in an effort to help my fellow swimmers here are a few helpful tips for Elite’s Aquatic Centers. Continue reading Pool Etiquette 101

Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

The last time I swam laps with any serious intention was when I was 17, representing my high school swim team. Fast-forward 18 years later. I’m standing on the edge of the lap pool at Elite Mequon, wearing the same competition suit that I wore in high school (which fits a bit differently since having children). I’m about to try one of the newest signature training groups at Elite, Swim Fit.

I used to love swimming. I still do, but most of my pool time these days revolves around splash pads and floaties. So in an effort to channel my inner competitive swimmer, I decided to give Swim Fit a try. Continue reading Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

Safer Swimming for You & Your Child with New Red Cross Lesson Program

By Jessica Heller, Aquatics Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

All parents need to start their children on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program is made up of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction. As participants progress through the levels and develop these skills, they become safer and better swimmers. Continue reading Safer Swimming for You & Your Child with New Red Cross Lesson Program

New Aqua Endurance Program, Strength Training in the Water

By Ryan Holtzman, Elite Sports Club-Brookfield Personal Training Director

Aqua Endurance Training is a revolutionary new form of personal training that allows individuals of all different populations to break through mental barriers and physical limitations. By incorporating many of today’s most proven workout strategies in an aquatic setting, physical limitations are eliminated and real progress can be made. Aqua Endurance Training reduces stress on muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, making it possible for many people who simply cannot exercise comfortably on land to achieve personal fitness through water resistance based strength/aerobic exercises. This would include but is not limited to individuals with Arthritic conditions, weight bearing limitations, and pre- and post- surgical requirements.

Top 5 benefits of Aqua Endurance Training:

  • Rapid fat loss and effective toning through water resistance.
  • Ability to increase your exercise work load and burn more calories in less time.
  • Stay cooler, even while exercising hard.
  • Reduce stress on your joints, bones, and muscles.
  • Look forward to your workouts with an ideal combination of fun and effective training!

Types of exercises and equipment used with Aqua Endurance Training:

What our clients have to say about Aqua Endurance Training:

I am a very active person who enjoys working out and going to the gym. Having said that, I am always looking for different ways to sweat and get a good workout in! When I first noticed the Aqua E program, I was intrigued. I had to try it! I was a little reluctant due to the fact that I wasn’t sure of the intensity of the workout, and I wanted to make sure it was worth while. Well, it was. The intensity of the workout completely depends on what your looking to get out of it; in other words it IS for everyone. I love the variety of the exercises, and the way it makes me feel when I am done. I always thought I wasn’t a “water person” but this was great! Ryan is great too! He will put you through an awesome workout where the time flies by!!! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone; all different fitness goals or even any limitations. (Melissa Elgert, trains twice a week)

I work with Ryan Holtzman in Aqua endurance. It is a great program for me. I am 71years old, with arthritic knees. This workout is strength building without the stress on my knees. I also lost 6lbs. mostly around my waist. My blood preassure is 117 over 78. Plus Ryan is a great trainer. (Vaughn Trudell, trains twice a week)

Let us know if you are interested in trying Aqua Endurance training for FREE (currently only available at our Brookfield location). We also offer many water aerobics classes, swim lessons, lap swimming, and other types of aqua personal training; all in our salt water pools.

Do you include water workouts in your fitness routine? Tell us in the comments!