Aquatics

 

The aquatic environment at Vernon Memorial Healthcare is a 20x30 foot warm water pool.  The temperature is approximately 93 degrees Fahrenheit.  The pool is handicapped accessible and features a lift chair as well as stairs for entrance and exit.  There are 4 levels of depth, 3'6" to 5'3". 

Aquatic Bodywork  combines clinical with alternative concepts in water.  The warmth of the water and the nurturing experience of an aquatic bodywork session promotes relaxation, decreases mental fatigue and releases muscle tension.  It has proven to be an effective treatment for both general conditions and physical-emotional trauma.  Muscles are massaged, joints mobilized, tissues stretched and energy pathways opened.  Each session is unique to a client's needs.  Aquatic bodywork can be used for treating stress, chronic back pain, orthopaedic problems, arthritis, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia and a host of other conditions.  Personal sessions may be scheduled Monday through Friday by calling the VMH Therapy Department at (608) 637-4385 for an appointment.


 

Aqua-Cise and Aqua-Fit  is an adult-focused cardio and strength training group classes.  Aqua-Cise meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Aqua-Fit meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Register online or call the VMH Wellness Center at (608) 637-4290. 

Aqua-Circuit are adult-focused cardio and strength training water class in which participants rotate using stations for a comprehensive workout. Aqua-Circuit meets Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Register online or call the VMH Wellness Center at (608) 637-4290. 

Joints in Motion focuses on body awareness and helps loosen up muscles and joints.  This class is also a good choice for individuals who suffer with arthritis.  Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 12:30 pm. Register online or call the VMH Wellness Center at (608) 637-4290. 

Parent Tot Water Class provides a relaxing, warm water environment for parent-child interaction.  Children ages 6 months to 3 years are welcome.  Children develop strength, coordination and confidence in the water.  This is not a swimming lesson.  Classes meet in six week sessions September through May...Thursdays 5:00 to 5:45 pm and 5:45 to 6:30 pm.  Register online or call (608) 637-4298.

Swimming Lessons one week sessions are available on a first come-first serve basis during October, December, February and April.

            Pre-School Swim - Level 1 (3-5 years old)

            Entry Level Swim - Level 2  (5-6 years old)

            Beginner - Level 3  (5-7 years old)

            Intermediate - Level 4 (7-9 years old)

            Register online under Classes & Events.  Call 637-4298 for more information.