Earn your swimming and water safety instructor certification from the American Red Cross, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. This is the certification Old Town Hot Springs requires all of our Swim Instructors to hold. A part-time position as a swim lesson instructor is a excellent summer job or a nice compliment to other jobs and school.
The next Water Safety Instruction Class will be held in May 2017. See below for dates and times:
*Facility reserves the right to cancel class and refund registrants due to low enrollment.
To participate in the Water Safety Instructor course, individuals must:
$250 paid to OTHS
$35 paid to the American Red Cross for Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)
Please contact Mark vonSchondorf at: MvonSchondorf@OldTownHotSprings.org for questions. Registrations can be completed online through the member portal found HERE. Please note the dates and times for class on the portal do not reflect the actual class dates due to inflexibility in the scheduling function (DATES ON THE OTHS WEBSITE ARE THE FULL AND CORRECT ONES).
While successful completion of WSI class does not guarantee you a position we would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming part of our swim lessons team. Please contact SwimLessons@OldTownHotSprings.org to apply or for more information.
OTHS supports Horizons NWC.
Adults enrolled in Horizons’ Residential Services, Supported Living Services, and Day Programs have happily benefitted from the in-kind use of the hot pools. During Day Program hours, a Swim Club visits OTHS. Accompanied by trained counselors, the men and women in Swim Club visit once a week for 90 minutes, walking laps and kick-boarding for exercise. After the workout, they soak and socialize. Swim Club provides the opportunity for conversation about jobs, vacations, and relationships. For some, it’s their only unstructured time.
Horizons’ Maple Street group home also relishes a visit to the pools with staff, peers, and longtime volunteers Bob and Jane Stein. Adults who live independently within the community enjoy dropping in to see people they know—it’s a communal hub reminiscent of the gathering place it used to be.
For the full article open the Horizons Summer Newsletter at: http://horizonsnwc.org/newsletters.html.
Old Town Hot Springs is pleased to announce our 2017 Scholarship Grant Program. We partner with the Department of Human Services to allocate grants for pool admissions, memberships and swim lessons to underprivileged, economically disadvantaged or disabled youth in our community. These funds come from OTHS operating budget and are replenished by our community during the Colorado Gives Campaign in December each year.
You can make a difference in our community by donating to our Scholarship Fund. Your generous donations provide immediate funds to keep this program active for another year.
By Daphne Butas - Personal Trainer
Lifting Weights Does Not Mean Bulking Up:
“I don’t want to get bulky,” or “I don’t have time to workout” are both common excuses for avoiding weight training, but did you also know that there are numerous benefits to weight training?
And with the vast selection of ways to weight train available in Steamboat Springs, (Personal Trainers, Barre, Yoga Sculpt, Group Exercise Classes, CrossFit, Resistance Bands, etc.), it is clear that you don’t want to wait to weight train.
According to Ronnie Goff, Principal of Awaken Health and Fitness, a wellness expert, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and Yoga teacher of 25 years, research points to a variety of benefits to weight training, including:
Read More by clicking the title link.