THE WONDERS OF WATER
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.