Our Sun Country SPLASH! Swimmers have had quite a fun summer learning all sorts of new skills in the pool. We also saw two successful Camp Sunny Specialty Swim camps come and go while our other campers have been enjoying the pool three out of five days of the week! Needless to say the pool has been keeping people cool this past month.
Now, we are looking forward to transitioning into the end of Summer and beginning of Fall! Thanks to our one year old tent and temperature controlled pool, swimmers have the opportunity to potentially take lessons year-round regardless of poor weather. The only limitation at the pool and for our swimmers is when lightning and thunder strike, which can happen ever too often in Florida… We understand that sometimes the weather causes headaches for families, but at the end of the day, we want to ensure that no one will ever get hurt while at Sun Country Sports Center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) suggest:
“The main lightning safety guide is the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning, start counting to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, go indoors. Suspend activities for at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.”
Nevertheless, our Swim staff is getting excited as the Olympics are right around the corner beginning the first week of August. Coaches will be dedicating time to perfecting their students’ four major strokes as they look to emulate the best swimmers representing Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Get ready to celebrate “Um mundo novo—A new world!”