Pool fitness classes, lap swim offered

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics Division has announced that ongoing pool fitness classes are being offered on a drop-in basis, no reservations required. All classes are free and open to the public.

The “H20 Strength and Tone” workouts are offered at the New Wailuku Pool from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. An evening class is being offered through Aug. 28 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fitness classes are taught by Maui County pool guard Sirena Lacour.

Participants do not need to be able to swim.

“These workouts offer a chance to strengthen and tone your muscles in the privacy of the water,” Lacour said. “We have great comraderie. It’s a very supportive environment, and all fitness levels are welcome. There’s no sweat involved, and you don’t even need to get your hair wet!”

All equipment used in the classes is provided. Participants should wear a bathing suit, and a hat, sunscreen and/or rash guard if desired.

The New Wailuku Pool was designed as a therapy pool; it is 3 feet deep and the water is heated to an average of 87 degrees.

Lunch-hour adult lap swim is also available at the Old Wailuku Pool from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during the summer.

On Saturdays, Lacour teaches free “Holowai” aqua-jog classes from 11 a.m. to noon at Kahului Pool.

For more information on the pool fitness classes or lap swim, call the New Wailuku Pool at 270-7411 or Fran Yamamoto in the the Aquatics Division at 270-6138.