Archive for May, 2017

We’ve got you “covered” at the GF Pro Shop!

May 31st, 2017

Welcome to Summer from the Granite Falls Pro Shop! What!!?? You didn’t know we had a Pro Shop? Not to worry, we have your summer fun needs in stock. From competitive goggles to sunscreen and towels, we’ve got you covered (see what I did there?). Some of our other featured items include: swim fins, ear buds, and assorted pool toys. We even have shampoo and conditioner if you forget.

Simply stop by the front desk and our member experience team will be happy to help you. It’s going to be a great summer so there’s no need to stress over forgotten items. Just come to the pool and let’s party! See you at the “Falls”.

Dash n’ Splash 2K17!

May 23rd, 2017

 

Timmy: “Moooommmmmm, can we go to the pool today?”
Mom (thinking to herself):  “Today?!?!? We leave for vacation at 0 dark hundred in the morning and he wants me to take him to the pool today???”

 

Kyle:  “Slam!” “Bang!” “Watch Out!” “You can’t get me!
Dad:  “I love that they are playing together, running around, and not on their devices but I’ve got a very important work call this afternoon. How will I ever be able to work from home this summer without forcing them to stare at a screen just so I can have some uninterrupted, quiet work time?”

 

Mom:  “Shhh….the baby just fell asleep. We need some quiet time in the house for the next hour or two.”
Laydon:  “Mom, you said having a baby brother would be fun but all we’ve been able to do every afternoon so far this summer is sit around being quiet. That’s not exactly what I call summer vacation.”

 

Mom:  “No, I don’t want to play Marco Polo again. No, I don’t want to go down the slide again. No, I don’t want to let you dunk me in the pool again. I sure wish she had someone to do all that with. I feel like I’ve been her only pool friend all week long. I’d like a little time to myself to just float around the river.”

 

Pre-Teen #1:  “Can we get this cereal?”
Pre-Teen #2: “No, it’s my turn to pick.”
Pre-Teen #1: “Yeah, but you know I will only eat non GMO, organic cereals and that, most definitely, isn’t.”
Pre-Teen #2: “Yeah, well, some of us just want a couple marshmallows in our cereal. Is that too much to ask for?”
Pre-Teen #1: “Let me tell you what that marshmallow filled cereal will do to you…..”
Mom“Is it fall yet? I miss going to the grocery store and not having to play referee.”

 

Any of this sound even a little familiar in the summer? If so, the Youth Programs department is here to help you with our new program – Dash n’ Splash: You dash, kids splash! We invite you to take some time for whatever it is you need while the Splash Squad of the Youth Programs department dive into an afternoon of pool festivities. The Dash n’ Splash program at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club is open to member children ages 4-12 years of age (all participants must be fully potty trained) and runs Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 May 30-August 25, excluding Memorial Day and 4th of July. Registration will open the Friday before the start of each week and will be open, if there is space available, until 12:00 PM each day for that particular day. Please click here for more information and program guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Pools open for the Summer, Saturday, May 20th!

May 17th, 2017

Please come join us for the first official opening day of the outdoor pools on Saturday, May 20th starting at 10:00 am.  The outdoor pools will be open until October 1st.

Outdoor pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm-8:00 pm.  Enjoy your summer with family and friends at the Granite Falls outdoor pools!

FUN + FRIENDS + FITNESS + FRESH AIR = KIDS’ RUN CLUB @ GFSAC

May 10th, 2017

Most of us know that kids are supposed to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. And 1 hour spent being active sounds like a pretty easy goal, doesn’t it?

But as kids get older, increasing demands on their time can make getting that hour of exercise a challenge. Also, some kids get caught up in sedentary pursuits like watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Internet. Even doing a lot of studying and reading, while important, can add to a lack of physical activity.

So how do you get kids motivated to be active, especially those who aren’t natural athletes?

When kids find an activity that’s fun, they’ll do it a lot, get better at it, feel accomplished, and want to do it even more. Likewise, if they’re pushed into activities they don’t like, they’re unlikely to want to participate and will end up frustrated and will feel like exercising is a chore.

Granite Falls is here to help. Our Kids Run club provides an opportunity for kids to get fit & have fun.

Please click here to find out more!!!!

 

 

Pool Season is Sneaking UP!

May 3rd, 2017

It’s almost here- the time of year that we all look forward to: Pool Time!! Our official season starts Saturday, May 20th at 10am, but we hate to make you wait that long, so we’re giving you an exclusive Sneak Peek on Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 14th from 1-5pm!

I was hired for the 2014 summer season. I had been a member at Granite Falls for some years, so I knew things picked up during the summer, but I had no idea how awesome it would be to see the behind-the-scenes contrast of working here during the colder months and then once the outdoor pool opened. There’s always lots of social interaction around class time, in the indoor pool, and on the fitness floor, but now it continued well after the fitness activities were finished. I love seeing families hanging out with their kids and friends well into the evening- finally, exiting the back gate with happy (and tired) kids trailing behind. I love seeing grandparents taking a break by the pool with a good book. I love seeing members spend an hour just floating around the lazy river. It’s a time of fun, excitement, and relaxation.

Come join us for what is sure to be the start of a great season!

Jenny
Membership Director