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Registration Now Open for Michigan Tech Aquatics Fall Programming

Huskies Group Swim Lessons

Huskies Group Swim Lessons are now open for registration! American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-4 are being offered at the SDC Pool on Saturday mornings beginning October 17. Social distancing will be maintained during classes and instructors will remain on the pool deck. A parent is required to be in the water with participants in levels 1 and 2.

Days/Times

Saturday’s: October 17th, 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th (REVISED – Due to the fluidity of the situation, we will be issuing refunds closer to the session start date.)

Cost $60 per participant (discount available for current SDC members!)

Deadline to register: October 14, 2020, at 11:59pm

Junior Huskies Swim Clinic

Junior Huskies Swim Clinic provides additional attention and competitive guidance to proficient swimmers ages 6-17 who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels. Participants must be able to swim unassisted for at least 25 yards, tread water for at least 1 minute and have swimming knowledge and ability equivalent to Level 5 of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program or higher.

Days/Times

Saturdays, 9-9:40am: October 17th, 24th,31st, November 7th, 14th (REVISED – Due to the fluidity of the situation, we will be issuing refunds closer to the session start date.)

Cost $60 per participant (discount available for current SDC members!)

Deadline to register: October 14, 2020, at 11:59pm

Adult Huskies Swim Clinic

Adult Huskies Swim Clinic provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and up who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels in a group setting. Each session is programmed with warm-up, skill work, and variations of a workout for the beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Participants will be provided coaching and guidance to meet their individual swimming goals!

Days/Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-7:50pm

Session 1: October 13th, 15th,20th, 22nd (REVISED – Due to the fluidity of the situation, we will be issuing refunds closer to the session start date.)

Session 2: October 27th, 29th, November3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th

Cost $60 per participant (discount available for current SDC members!)

Deadline to register: October 11, 2020, at 11:59pm

The COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form is required to be completed by all participants and guardians before every class session. Participants are asked to arrive at the pool already changed into their bathing suits. Locker rooms will only be available after class sessions. Masks are required on the pool deck but not permitted in the water while swimming. Masks are also required in the locker room except for showering. Space will be provided for personal items on the pool deck. Class size is limited and based off of social distancing.


HuskiesFit Instructor Spotlight – Beth Ryynanen

What got HuskiesFit instructor Beth Ryynanen into yoga and why does she teach? Let’s find out!

How did you become a yoga instructor?

“I did yoga at home on my own to help with my 9th and 10th pregnancies and deliveries. It made a significant positive difference. My sister, Joan Kero, had been teaching here at the time and mentioned she would like to have someone get certified so she could have a sub. So I thought, “Hmmm, I wonder if…?” I didn’t have a strong desire to teach. In fact to be in front of people was terrifying. But that little thought, “Hmmm, I wonder if…” kept coming back to me. In life, sometimes we aren’t sure what we should do, and then someone opens a door we never imagined walking through. But if you have no strong negative emotions about it, step through, step through your fears, and see where it leads. In 2009 I went through a Yogafit training and became certified. It was a huge challenge, especially to teach in front of people.  Yet I found a passion I never knew I had, and it keeps growing. I love what I do, and there’s no better feeling then wanting to go to work.”

Why do you enjoy it so much?

I never liked doing cardio workouts. I found this was something I could do to stay in shape and build strength. The versatility of yoga is what I love the most. Any shape or size or age can do yoga. There’s a practice if you are hyper and stressed and need to calm down. There’s a practice to help you sleep, another to build strength, core and endurance, and another for getting deep into sore muscles and flexibility. We have chair yoga for our joint and overall health and well-being. Most people think you have to be flexible to do yoga. I was very stiff when I started. Yoga is so much more. It works your endocrine system, your circulatory system, your respiratory system, along with your muscular system. If you’ve tried yoga and you didn’t really like it, try another style or another teacher. You have to find the right fit, like a shoe. You will be amazed what a difference it can make in your body if you commit to a regular practice. Namaste.”

Join Beth weekly in the SDC Studio for Gentle, All Levels, Stretch/Restorative, and Tone and Strength Yoga!

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