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Private Swim Lessons currently available

Private 30 Minute Lesson (1 Student) $25.00 and Semi-Private 30 Minute lesson (2-3) Students for $18.00 per participant. PLF Members Non-Members $31.00 for Private and $26.00 for Semi-Private.

For more information, contact pryan@prairielife.com

Adult Swim Program

Novice - Tuesday mornings 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. with Jerrett. Advanced is Wednesday mornings 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. with Julie Barr. Monday 5:30 - 6:30PM is Advanced Adult Swimming with Katie.

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Managers Corner

Hello Sunshine!

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Hello Sunshine!  

Welcome to Sun Safety Awareness Month. Time to remember that while we love to bask and play in the sun, it is important to protect our loved ones and ourselves from its harmful rays. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in America. One in five people is affected during their lifetime and each hour, one American will lose their life to skin cancer.

Everywhere you look there are products and tips on what to do to keep you safe. We’ve compared the lists and compiled a quick checklist for sun care.

#1: Oh Baby

Shield the smallest members of your family from the sun with covered strollers or umbrellas. While no SPF is recommended for infants under the age of 6 months, when it is unavoidable, choose a broad-spectrum with at least an SPF of 45, specifically designed for babies. Infants have sensitive skin and require more TLC and gentler formulas. These use physical barriers like titanium dioxide, rather than potentially irritating chemical ones and are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

They are available at different prices points based on formula and style of application. If your little one is going to be splashing around in the wading pool, be sure to use a water-resistant formula, which keeps doing its job even when wet. Reapplication is necessary once your child is back on dry land. Spray may seem like the easiest way to get SPF onto a toddler, but to get the protection promised on the outside of the bottle, you need to spray the same spot for six seconds. A quick spray only provides the equivalent of a SPF 7. Lotion is the best economical and effective option.

#2: Smart Application

Twenty minutes before heading out, apply SPF to give it time to absorb so it won’t slide off your (or their) soon-to-be sweaty body. Be sure you don’t miss the usual forgotten spots including ears, nape of the neck, backs of the knees, ankles, and armpits. Apply sunscreen one inch beyond the border of clothing to avoid hot spots.

After you apply a sunscreen, it’s ability to protect you from the sun only lasts for about two hours. Yes, only two hours. If you apply sunscreen at 9 a.m., it is no longer protecting you at 11 a.m. So, to be protected from sunburn, skin cancer, and aging, you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours. Keep a small bottle of SPF with you so you’re ready to reapply like a pro.

#3: Make Your Own Shade

Hats – Shapes and styles for everyone. √

Sunglasses – Ditto. √

Umbrellas – Rain or SHINE! √

Tents – Pop those puppies open. √

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Clothing? Maybe not in your closet yet but it exists…

SunGuard Sun Protection - A laundry additive that transforms clothes into UPF marvels for up to 20 washes. Perhaps something to consider during your next Google search.

#4. SPF Everyday

Use sunscreen even on days that you are not sitting in the sun or going to the pool. Many people think that they only “get sun” when they are at the pool or beach. Sunscreen should be applied everyday that you leave your home during the day to protect your skin. The study of sun damage has taught us that we get significant sun expose while doing everyday things like driving, walking or exercising outdoors.

Think sunscreen isn’t important? Think again! This man’s face makes a compelling argument for wearing sunscreen. Everyday. Delivery truck driver, Bill McElligott, 69, has unilateral dermatoheliosis; according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays transmitted through the window of his delivery truck have severely damaged the skin on the left side of his face during the 28 years he spent driving. As a result, the left side of McElligott’s face looks roughly 20 years older than the right. Taking an extra minute to protect your skin is worth saving your skin.

#5 Recovery 101

Mishaps happen to the best of us so if you do get sunburned, take steps to quickly soothe the pain and inflammation. Apply a topical 1 percent cortisone cream; consider taking Advil, and drawing them a cool bath with oatmeal bath (check with your pediatrician re: Advil and hydrocortisone with babies and children). If you see blistering or have chills/fever, consult your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible.

Safety first! Now enjoy summer, free of burns of full of fun.

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Upcoming Events at PLF

4th of July Club Hours
Club: 5:00am-4:00pm
Youth Programs: 8:30am-2:00pm

Do you have new billing information?
Please be sure to notify Membership of any changes with you Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or credit card information before the 25th of every month.
Youth Punch Cards
Now offering Youth Guest Punch Cards! Use them towards swim lessons or team, racquetball, gym time or just to come hang out with mom and dad! 10 visits for just $50+ tax. For more details please see the front desk. (Buy a punch card today and get your first visit FREE)

YOUTH: Kara Lyles klyles@prairielife.com
Summer Camp is HERE!!!
Registration is now open for summer camp! Get your kids registered before they fill up. Camp is for ages 5+ and runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
2016 Summer Camp Themes
June 27-July 1: Stars and Stripes
July 6-8: Volleyball Clinic
               Ages 6-9 ay 11:15am-12:15pm
               Ages 10+ 9am-11am
July 11-15: Shark Week
July 18-22: Buggin’ Out
July 25-29: PLF Olympics
 
Parents Night Out: All America BBQ, Friday July 8th   
Drop the kids off from 5:00pm-9:00pm and go have a kid free fun night! Dinner is included, cost for the first child is $20 and $15 for additional children, all children must be on the same membership, or same family. Ages 3 and older are, and non-members are welcome to participate in this event. This month we will be SWIMMING. Come ready to swim but don’t forget a change of clothes.
Zanshin Martial Arts
We will be taking a 2 week break for the summer and the next session will begin July 12. Contact Daniel McCarthy at dmccarthy@prairielife.com with any questions about the program. Registration is open online at prairielife.com under youth class registration.
Teens in Training (TNT)
Boys and girls ages 10 to 13 are encouraged to take a safety course with one of our certified personal trainers on how to properly and safely train upstairs. Once they have graduated from the certification program they will be permitted to workout upstairs with a guardian 19 years or older. (TNT50)
Teens, ages 12 an order can also choose a package in which they will receive their certification along with 3 personal training sessions. The training sessions will be geared towards the teen’s strength, ability, and coordination. These sessions will allow your teen to have a better idea of what types of workouts will be beneficial for them and their growing and changing body. This course is a one-time fee of $120.00. *Additional personal training can be purchased. (TNT120)
Registration for these classes can be done online at prairielife.com under “youth class registration”

GROUP X: Joan Beck jbeck@prairielife.com
Summer Cycle Challenge
Watch for our Tour De France cycle challenge starting in July. Details to come!

AQUATICS: Peg Ryan pryan@prairielife.com
Swim Meet Resutls
 
Becca Treat:
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 2nd 50 yard backstroke
  • 1st in 50 yard butterfly
Alexis Bayless
  • 2nd 50 yard freestyle
  • 2nd 50 yard backstroke
  • 2nd 50 yard breaststroke
Samantha Maca
  • 2nd 50 yard freestyle
  • 1st  50 yard backstroke
  • 2nd 50 yard breaststroke
Isabel Maca
  • 1st 50 yard freestyle
  • 1st 50 yard backstroke
  • 1st  50 yard breaststroke
Eve Ellefson
  • 2nd 50 yard freestyle
  • 2nd 50 yard backstroke
  • 2nd 50 yard breaststroke
Kaden Brown
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 1st  50 yard backstroke
Ramsey Ellefson
  • 4th in 50 yard freestyle
  • 5th 50 yard backstroke
Jack Green
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 1st in 50 yard backstroke
  • 1st in 50 yard breaststroke
Ben Bayless
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 1st in 50 yard backstroke
  • 1st in 50 yard breaststroke
Nate Treat
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 3rd in 50 yard backstroke
  • 2nd in 50 yard breaststroke
Alex Treat
  • 2nd in 50 yard freestyle
  • 2nd in 50 yard backstroke
  • 3rd in 50 yard breaststroke
Noah Kruse
  • 1st in 50 yard freestyle
  • 2nd in 50 yard backstroke
Chase Bayless
  • 2nd in 50 yard freestyle
  • 3rd in 50 yard backstroke
Sam Geck
  • 1st in 100 yard backstroke


PERSONAL TRAINING: Matt Johnston mjohnston@prairielife.com
Elevation: Sports Performance Training
Elevation is a six-week sports-specific program designed to improve athletic performance by increasing an athlete’s speed, power, strength, agility, balance, and flexibility. This program is specifically tailored to enhance the athlete’s strength and improve the areas that need to be further developed to excel in his or her chosen sport. Contact Matt Johnston and receive a free elevation session.

 
 

Manager's Corner

From Funrise to Funset

Summer is in full swing and we are here to enjoy every sensational minute with you. For our early risers, to the mid-day rush of families and evening faithful’s, we are here to serve throughout every season. But, there is something special about summer. Everyone seems more carefree and casual. One thing none of us can afford to kick back and relax on is sun care.

July is UV Safety Awareness Month so we’ve filled the newsletter with tips about summer skin care. Slather on the sunscreen before diving into the fun!

Speaking of fun and fitness. The clubs are revved up and ready to go with world-class trainers, instructors, equipment and classes.

Summer vacation doesn’t have to set your fitness goals packing. Stay in shape while you are away the Perfit App on your smartphone or tablet.

Happy 4th of July!

Joanna Cole, General Manager
 

Perfit exercise of the month

Side Plank Power
Click above to see a video of our exercise of the month and click below to download PerFit, available on both iPhone and Android!

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