The pool is warm

To the editor:

A while ago, I mentioned to a friend that I was enjoying aqua aerobics at the North Country Community College pool. She responded, “Isn’t it cold?” I was happy to tell her that was ancient history! Years ago, the pool had a well-deserved reputation for frigid temperatures. Since Jerrad Dumont took over five or six years ago, it has been very pleasant, around 84 degrees.

The aqua aerobics program, led by Deb Fox, is lots of fun. It is particularly wonderful for many of us who have physical issues — back, hip, knee, foot, shoulder, etc. Working out in the water is liberating for those of us who are not otherwise very mobile. The group is very friendly, the experience is energizing, and we come out of the pool feeling terrific.

Aqua aerobics is offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10. As a trial run, it will also be offered for eight sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., beginning on Nov. 12. If enough people show up for the late afternoon class, it may continue. The cost is $10 per session, or a pass for 10 sessions for $50 — or senior/child, 10 for $30.

I hope now that you know the pool is warm and that we are a fun, friendly group of women and men, you will take advantage of a program that provides a very important community service.

The pool is also great for laps or for family fun. See the NCCC website for hours.

Nancy S. Murphy