Aqua Aerobics

 Aqua Aerobics with Adele

 

Aqua Aerobics is every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm to 1pm. The price for members is $5 per session and $10 for non-members. You can purchase a prepaid card at the front desk with ten sessions on it for $45 (members) or $90 (non-members).

MeetOur Dynamic New Aqua Aerobics Instructor

Adele Morgan has been coaching the Somerset Valley YMCA swim team since 1999.  In addition to the Y, she has been the Assistant Coach of Hillsborough High School since 2004. She is a certified coach with: ASCA Level II (American Swim Coaches Association), USMS Level II (United States Masters Swimming), NISCA (National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America), and USA Swimming.  In addition, she is Red Cross certified in CPR, First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Water Safety Instruction.  Additional certifications include: Group Fitness Instructor and Water Aerobics Instructor.

At the Y, Coach Morgan works mostly with the 10 & under age group. Teaching the fundamentals of swimming is her strength as a coach. She strives to have her swimmers learn to do things the right way, so as they progress in the sport, they have the right skills to build upon. In addition to coaching, she also teaches water aerobics at the Y and has been for over 10 years.

Since leaving the sport of competitive swimming herself, Adele competes in the running and multisport world and occasional open water swims as well as Master’s swim meets.  Adele continues to swim a few times per week and works out most days of the week to stay on top of “getting older!!” She has competed in all levels of races from 5K’s to the marathon, as well as a variety of triathlons, including a half-ironman.  She is a 7-time marathon finisher, having run four of them under 4 hours and even one in Zurich, Switzerland.  In addition, she was Boston Marathon qualifier, having qualified with a 3:42 at the Philly Marathon in November 2004.  After having brain surgery in August of 2005 for a condition called Chiari, Adele ran in the 2006 Boston Marathon. In September 2014, she competed in her first half-ironman, the Princeton Half-Ironman, a 70.3 mile race which consists of a 1.2 miles swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. Her goal time was to be around 6 hours, and she finished in a 5:53!   It took six months of training to get there, so she completely understand what it takes to get reach athletic goals. One of her biggest goals as a coach is to be a positive role model for her swimmers, showing them how making health and fitness a priority in their lives will make their lives more rewarding.