August Newsletter 2015

imgTab-Aqua Boot Camp

$59 ($89 nonmembers) for 4 weeks of Aqua Boot Camp!The class will be starting in the beginning of September and will run every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00-7:00 pm. Tab-Aqua is interval training in the pool with 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off of high intensity training. Packed full of fun with Julia Collins and Malinda Chambers as your Tab-Aqua Boot Camp Wranglers! Come join the only Tab-Aqua Boot Camp in the North County. See you there! Call 805-239-7397 to register today!

imgTeeth Whitening

August 18th from 8 am to 5 pmDo you have a question about the products used or services? Please contact Shelly Shafer at 805-453-6894


Please join the Paso Robles Sports Club August 22nd at the HOT AUGUST NEON NIGHTS FUN COLOR RUN benefitting the Kayla Peach Memorial Foundation (KPMF). KPMF brings awareness to our schools and community about the risk of drug and alcohol abuse in our children and young adults. KMPF also shares free screenings of educational videos in the area of addiction to our community youth and families and brings in experts to speak to our parents, teachers, and law enforcement agencies and to share warning signs of abuse.
KPMF is Partnered with: Paso Robles School District, Sheriff Department, National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, North County Connection, School Collaboration Committee, and other local non-profit organizations in prevention, treatment and education.

HEALTH FAIR- 3PM / 10K-5:30PM / 5K-6:00PM AUGUST 22ND
CALL 805-712-2385


Special Olympics Tennis Volunteers Needed!

imgSpecial Olympics San Luis Obispo County offers year round sports to encourage a healthy lifestyle for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

We are looking for volunteers interested in coaching and assistant coaching our new North County tennis program.

Season runs August through December
Practice 1 hour a week
Volunteers choose the day and time of practice
Coach’s certification provided by Special Olympics
All skill levels needed for volunteers
Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County offers year round sports to encourage a healthy lifestyle for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This is a great opportunity for juniors looking for volunteer hours.
We are looking for volunteers interested in coaching and assistant coaching our new North County tennis program.
Contact Kenna Shannon for more information at
805-544-6444 or email [email protected]



We can’t believe we are looking at the last month of summer already! How quickly the summer is flying by! There is still the month of August to enjoy daily visits to the pool, swim lessons with our amazing team of instructors and simply spend time together. The warm days will hang around into September and October so utilizing our pools is a great way to burn some calories with your family.
Whether you are a lap swimmer, a swim team member, or a recreational swimmer, getting your body into the water is relaxing and fun. The average person, when treading water, can burn 150-350 calories an hour. If swimming recreationally, at a mild to moderate rate, one can burn between 300-550 calories; swimming laps: 400-700 calories!!

AQUATICS STAFF: I want to take a moment to recognize the devotion and work of our swim instructors and lifeguards this summer.

Jaclyn Parson joined me in January to work in the off-season to build up our programming. Her interest in the special needs of children spearheaded the reach into the Autistic community around the San Luis Obispo County. Her enthusiasm and dedication to making the water available to all types of swimmers is so inspiring! If you are ever looking for her, just check the pools. She is ALWAYS in the water teaching! Thank you Jaclyn!
Amanda Wilson, a long time swim team member, who also joined my team this summer. Her knowledge of swimming and stroke work far exceeds her years! Her smile and winning ways with children created a positive place to learn during our morning hours. Amanda continues to compete herself and practice twice a day, even while teaching. Way to go Amanda!
Katie Tucker, was already a swim coach and instructor before joining us, Katie brings years of experience. She makes swimming very appealing to all the students she comes into contact with! Even when working through the fear in her students, her compelling style and love of the water is contagious and the fear melt away. We are fortunate to have talent like Katie’s available to us!
Jane Clark was a first time instructor and lifeguard this summer. She jumped right into a lot of new responsibilities with a great attitude and super effort! I am so grateful to Jane for her work and her reliability and can’t wait to see her return next summer!
imgEmily Joulfaian also helped us as a swim instructor and lifeguard. Though Emily works other jobs as well, she handled group lessons like a star! Working with 4 children at once can be challenging, but Emily handled it with ease and a smile. She also filled key timeslots for lifeguarding and we couldn’t have made it through summer without her!
Lucas Trompeter and Ajar Kerey were our main lifeguards this summer. Filling in at all kinds of times for events as well as regular lessons and open swim hours, their contribution to safety has been essential. Without focused lifeguards, our pools would not be safe. We are so appreciative to them for their work!

As some of my staff return to school and other responsibilities, you will see some new faces around the pool deck. Stay tuned for their introductions in the coming months! A HUGE THANKS to my staff for their amazing work this summer! You have contributed to the water safety and education of so many, touching many families with your skills.


imgAquaCats: Our Swim Team recently participated in the Junior Olypmics, in Fresno, CA! Our Junior Olympians were Gwenn Hazell (13), Joshua Picard (12), Abby Springer (11), Jenna Shapero (10), and Hayli McNeely (9). Many had personal records in their events as well as team records for their age group! An additional 10 PRST swimmers qualified for the JOs this year! Our AquaCats are known for their sportsmanship, as they reach across the lanes and to shake the hands of their competitors after every race, regardless of where they placed in the event. Let’s hear it for our swim team and Coach Spencer!! Swim team will be returning to afternoon practices only the first week of August.

Our swim instructors continue to offer swim lessons daily between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm. Group lessons will continue through August 21st, with private and semi-private lessons available throughout the school year as well. Youth Masters Stroke School and Parent and Me classes are available year round. Please call to schedule for your children!

As we roll into August, PRSC will continue to offer lifeguarded hours poolside through Labor Day weekend. (Monday - Friday 10am - 2 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm; Sunday: 1pm - 5 pm.)

WATER SAFETY CORNER: Lifejackets and Sunscreen

imgLIFEJACKETS aren’t just for boats, but they only work when they are worn. Young children and weak swimmers should wear life jackets whenever they are in, on, or around the water. Even at a pool or a waterpark, a lifejacket can save a life, but only if it is on the individual. Put it on at the dock, deck or shore and don’t take it off until you are on dry land.
PRSC provides lifejackets on deck for our members and guests to use. These are Coastguard approved jackets and will keep a non-swimmer afloat. When choosing a personal lifejacket, there are several considerations:

1. Make sure it is the right type for the activity.
2. Make sure it is U.S. Coast Guard approved. Look for the stamp on the life jacket.
3. Make sure it fits the intended user. Check the label on the life jacket for weight limits.
4. Check buckles and straps for proper function. Discard any life jacket with torn fabric or loose straps.
5. Put it on and practice swimming with it.
6. Water wings, swim rings, inflatable toys and other items designed for water recreation are not substitutes for U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets or adult supervision.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics there are three main recommendations to prevent sunburn: Minimize sun exposure, wear hats and lightweight long sleeves and pants when possible; use sunscreen. When adequate shade and clothing are not available, parents can apply sunscreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor).
For infants, the recommendation is to apply to small areas, such as the infant's face and the back of the hands. If an infant gets sunburned, apply cool compresses to the affected area.
For children and adults the AAP recommends:

1. On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays.
2. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen -- about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.
3. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
4. Use extra caution near water and sand (and even snow!) as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly


imgBackstroke (or back crawl) is, as the name suggests, the only one of the four competitive swimming strokes swum on the back. In terms of speed, it is slower than the front crawl but faster than breaststroke.

Let's consider the following starting position:
Float on your back in the water; head is in a neutral position, in line with your spine; the face is above the water surface and you look straight up; legs execute a flutter kick: with toes are pointed and legs alternately kick upward then downward.

The arms execute alternating movements:
One arm recovers above water from the hip to the overhead position in a semicircular movement. The arms are kept straight during the recovery. Meanwhile, the other arm sweeps underwater from the overhead position backward to the hip, providing propulsion. The hand follows an S-like pattern during this sweep. The recovering arm becomes the sweeping arm once it enters the water in front of the swimmer, and the sweeping arm becomes the recovering arm when it exits the water at the hip.
(For more information on backstroke, see

Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo, Chiropractor and Strength Coach

img"Who should use a Personal Trainer or Strength Coach" First, let’s look at some of the reasons people train at a gym in the first place. I say the gym, because many of the benefits of exercise can be attained at home or at the park or anywhere you can imagination. You don't need sophisticated equipment or even much instruction if you already know basic movements and exercises.

So why the gym and why personal training? I have observed the two biggest benefits are "results" and "connections".

Results are more likely when you have a Trainer/Coach because we first learn and understand your individual goals. We look at your particular "likes" and limitations to various training methods. Trainers conduct a baseline fitness assessment, to not only determine your readiness for training (health, posture and orthopedic concerns), but also to see where you are in relation to your goals.

Appearance, performance and health goals all need to have solid, focused programming with regular feedback.

A trainer or coach is the best way to insure you are on the right track toward achieving your goals. Both high level athletes and patients going through rehabilitation use coaches, trainers and therapists. So should people in the middle.

Another reason for gym membership is the connections you make We like to do things with our friends. Semi-private or small group training, such as MaxFit, are lower cost methods of benefiting from the use of a Trainer. Our clients have made strong connections with us and more importantly, with each other.

If you come to the Club for weight loss, strength & conditioning, general health and fitness, stress relief or convenience, we will make sure you are exercising safely, using the right equipment for your unique goals and doing so in the correct way. Further, we will plan your individual workouts, hold you accountable and give you regular feedback on your progress.

My commitment to you, is to create an environment where you can achieve success with inspiration, not intimidation. Call or text me or grab a card of one of your favorite trainers at the front desk.
Doc, cell# 805-712-7769

Returning Serve

imgBy far, the most intimidating shot in tennis is a big-time serve. A big first serve can take very little time to arrive at its destination, meaning that you have very little time to think or react. This can put a lot of pressure on the returner and lead to a great deal of unforced errors. If you find yourself in this situation on game days, practicing some of these techniques and tactics will help your turn that liability into an asset.

1. Keep your eyes on the ball: Sounds obvious, but you have to be focused on every aspect of the big first serve. This means you're watching how high your opponent tosses the ball, where they make contact, the initial trajectory and especially follow the ball after it bounces. The speed, height and spin all change radically after the bounce of a serve and adjustments have to be made as quick as possible. These observations will all take place in a split second, but focusing will allow you to make a better move to the ball with a better chance to strike back with authority.

2. Step into the ball: Take a short half step forward when the ball is tossed and split step upon contact to gain forward momentum and achieve good balance for an effective return of serve. I call it the "step up and split" move. Moving before and at the time the serve is struck, is essential for quick and effective positioning for any and all hard hit first or second serves. Standing flat-footed and immobile on the baseline waiting for the ball is not going to help you return anyone's hard hit serves.

3. Shorten your swing: The return of serve is the wrong time to try to wind up and try to pulverize the ball with big swing. There usually isn't enough time for a full swing, as the big first serve will be on you quicker than any other shot and trying to muscle it back with a big swing will likely lead to you hitting the ball late and producing an error. A shorter backswing and controlled long follow through on your shot allows you to make quick contact with the ball and will produce good depth on your return.

4. Give yourself more time: If you find that that monster first serve just keeps sailing past you, take one or two or three steps back to give yourself some extra reaction time. Accordingly, take into account the extra distance needed to get the ball back, so aim a little higher and deeper for a safe return. Play the odds - hardly anybody serves and volleys anymore - so don't worry about the server coming to net and picking off that high return for a easy volley winner.

5. Slice the ball: Rather than trying to drive the ball with full force, slicing the ball allows you to better control your return. It's a quicker shot to produce since there is typically not as big as backswing as in a topspin return and since it typically travels at a slower pace and stays low after the bounce, it also buys you some time to reposition yourself after the return and makes the server bend lower than they would like, typically producing more errors on their part.
In closing, repeat after me: "I will practice my return of serve every time I get on the court!" The return of serve is second most important shot in the game of tennis - guess which one is first? One of the best things any tennis player can do is consistently practice their return of serve so that it becomes instinctive. If your return of serve game is reduced to you just walking back and forth along the baseline, return game after return game 'cause you can't get your opponent's first (or second) serve back in play, the game becomes rather boring and not much fun! The return of serve is a shot that you must master if you hope to have success and wish to step up your level of play.
See Ya' on the Courts, Gary


Join us for Happy Hour!!!

7 days a week! 4pm-7pm
$2 Bud light, Coors Light, Bud Light Lime
$3 Sierra Nevada and 805
$7 BHBC IPA 22oz
Wine: $5 wine
$2 chips and Salsa includes a refill
$2 Pretzels and mustard includes a refill
$7 Pizza- Cheese or Pepperoni


Friday, August 7th is Movie Night!

Join us for date night we'll take care of the kiddos while you have a night under the stars...
We will be showing the 1987 Oscar winning comedy “Moonstruck” with Cher and Nicolas Cage (1hr. 42 min.) on the sports court.
In Kids Club, we will be showing “Lilo and Stitch
(1hr. 25 min.)

Movies will start promptly at 8:30PM.

Wine and cheese packages available for $25
Concessions available in the cafe.

This is a free event open to the public!

Sunflower painting

imgCome for a unique combination of painting and wine while relaxing outside with friends.
During this experience, artist Karyn Blaney will introduce you to the Sunflower painting and guide you step-by-step on your own canvas. No experience is necessary! All materials for creating your masterpiece will be provided. Wine will be available for purchase.
Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members with a $5 corkage fee for the night. Enjoy an evening of fun and creation!

Karyn Blaney Bio:
Karyn Blaney has been working with new artists of all ages, instructing privately and in a variety of studio settings since 1993. She is an enthusiastic and creative instructor trained in a wide range of artistic mediums, focusing on printmaking and acrylics. Recently, Karyn partnered with Studios on the Park to offer casual painting experiences for novice painters and art education programs for kids ages 6 and up. She has a talent for blending art history and technique into a fun and educational experience. She studied art at KSU in Ohio, receiving a BFA degree with a concentration in printmaking and studio. You can find Karyn at Studios on the Park, Vina Robles and in September will be a part of the Savor the Central Coasts’ Adventure Tours event.