Active SWV has had the dream of offering a free water aerobics program in our area for a long time. With the help of the community, we have made that dream a reality every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am at Hawks Nest State Park. So, we wanted to highlight two of the people that made our dreams come true in offering this program to the residents in our region.
August Community Captain of the Month Crysty Linkenhoker
She was born in Pikeville KY but has lived in Hico since she was 5 years old. She decided to become a Community Captain because she really wanted a water aerobics class close to her home town. When Active SWV did not have a volunteer to lead the program, Crysty stepped up to complete the necessary training and become the leader for her community.
At her first class, 27 participants came out with enthusiasm for the program. On the second day of class, 37 participants attended. The interest is over whelming and great to see people participating in a low intensity activity.
Watch this news article about the program and participants.
Jon the Facebook group page here.
August Participant of the Month MaryAnn McGowen
“I thoroughly enjoyed it and Hawk’s Nest State Park is a gorgeous setting! I tried the class for several different reasons. One, I was curious about the location and it is really close to my house. Two, I’d heard water aerobics were low impact and I’m fighting an old knee injury. Three, because Crysty talked about it a couple weeks ago when I was at CRC and her enthusiasm for it was infectious. I would absolutely do it again when my schedule works out. I’ll be back!” Mary Ann McGowen.
If you have participated in an Active SWV physical activity program please take a moment to fill out this quick survey, it only takes a couple minutes. We appreciate your time. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ActiveSWV
Want to get a taste of what water aerobics is all about? Come out to the Active SWV Pool Party for a Purpose! Join Active SWV for an end of summer splash. A $5 entry donation helps us continue to provide free physical activity programming to all southern West Virginians.
Come alone or bring a crew, all are welcome on Friday August 10th at the Fayette County Park Pool. There will be swimming, games, water aerobics demos, beginner swim lessons, and food. Check out the event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/278955596212248/