THE WON­DERS OF WA­TER

RSWLiving - - Health Tips - – M. F.

The LifeQuest Aquatic Cen­ter is the new­est amenity that em­bod­ies the ac­tive life­style for which Shell Point is known. The re­cently un­veiled $ 2 mil­lion fa­cil­ity fea­tures a 99,000- gal­lon main re­cre­ation pool with two lap lanes, zero- en­try ac­cess, shal­low and deep wa­ter ar­eas, and col­or­ful sails to shade res­i­dents from the Florida sun. A 23,000- gal­lon ther­apy pool with an easy- ac­cess ramp and an adapt­able wa­ter chair is avail­able for those need­ing as­sis­tance en­ter­ing the pool. Guests can en­joy the hot tub and re­lax un­der the shady chic­kee hut struc­ture or in the lounge ar­eas sur­round­ing the Old Florida- style pool house. Whether they want to re­fresh, re­ju­ve­nate or re­cover, res­i­dents ben­e­fit from wa­ter’s role in their own health and well- be­ing.

One res­i­dent who will surely be tak­ing ad­van­tage of the new swim­ming pool is Doris Wy­d­man. She is liv­ing proof that it is never too late to learn some­thing new. At the age of 91, Wy­d­man fi­nally learned to swim. Al­though she was very ner­vous and started slowly by just putting her head in the wa­ter, she grew more and more com­fort­able over time. Along her jour­ney, she made new friend­ships with the reg­u­lar swim­mers who cheered her along. Now, she is happy to re­port that she can swim six laps at one time. “LifeQuest has been a chal­lenge, and it has been worth­while for me. I rec­om­mend ev­ery­one to work to over­come a chal­lenge or look for new things to learn,” says Wy­d­man.

Whether swim­ming laps or soak­ing in a hot tub, res­i­dents at Shell Point Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity en­joy the new LifeQuest Aquatic Cen­ter.

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