Dedication and Grand Opening of Wellness and Aquatics Center Sept. 28
The College of Southern Maryland will celebrate the grand opening an dedication of its newest facility, the Wellness and Aquatics Center, located in Building D at the Leonardtown Campus, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Watching the big hole in the ground transform into the Wellness and Aquatics Center on the Leonardtown Campus has been a wonderful experience, according to Vice President and Dean of the Leonardtown Campus Dr. F.J. Talley.
This facility has been 10 years in the making, and given the strong response weve been receiving from the public, theyre excited about what the Wellness and Aquatics Center will be providing to St. Marys County, said Talley, who was among those with shovel in hand to break ground in 2008 and will be on hand for the centers dedication and grand opening ceremony. We designed this facility with a committee of community leaders from such areas as St. Marys Hospital, the county department of Recreation and Parks, the public schools and several private individuals. Were sure this center will be an asset to our county, and will help contribute to even healthier lifestyles in the years ahead.
Funded through the states 2009 capital budget, the construction of the facility was shared between the state of Maryland (at 75 percent) and St. Marys County Government (at 25 percent). In conjunction with the facility, additional parking is being phased in at the campus, with 120 spots anticipated when completed; 60 spaces will be open for students and visitors on the first day of classes, Sept. 7.
The center features a fitness center, two group exercise studios, a six-lane, 25-yard, lap pool and a zero-depth-entry therapy pool.
The Wellness and Aquatics Center dedication and grand opening ceremony on Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. is open to the public.
For information on memberships and classes, call 240-725-5370 or visit http://www.csmd.edu/PersonalEnrichment/WFR/Aquatics/index.html.
CSM offers memberships for individuals and families available in the Fitness Center, Aquatics Center, and combined. The Center provides classesfrom A to Zfor all ages and abilities including a seven-level learn-to-swim program.
Classes provided by the Wellness and Aquatics Center include:
Abs and Lower Back
Aquatic Reconditioning and Strengthening
Fit Females-Speed, Agility and Quickness 101
Pilates (Level I and II)
Senior Aquatic Wellness
Splash-ercise: Youth Aquatic Wellness
Sport Conditioning Class
Swimming for Tots
30-Minute Express Success
Total Body Power Pump
Dedication, Grand Opening of CSM Wellness and Aquatics Center, Leonardtown Campus. 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Wellness and Aquatics Center, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. The public is invited to the dedication and grand opening ceremony of the Wellness and Aquatics Center. The center features a fitness area, two group exercise studios, a six-lane, 25-yard, lap pool and a zero-depth-entry therapy pool. Free. For information on the Wellness and Aquatics Center, visit http://www.csmd.edu/About/campuses/leonardtown/building/WellnessCenter.html.