Friday, August 19, 2022

Home Grown Staff: From Recreation Attendant to Aquatics Coordinator

There’s a new face making a splash at the Aquatics Center, and it’s Aquatics Coordinator Zack Miller!

Nothing makes us happier than celebrating our world-class employees, especially when we get to spotlight employees on the rise. Zack Miller may be new to the Aquatics Center, but he’s no stranger to Champions Club! Zack began his career with the Community Services department back in March of 2021. Members will recognize his smiling face when he greeted members at the front desk as a Recreation Attendant II. Always a vital part of the Champions Club family, you can now find Zack downstairs in the Aquatics Center!

Zack has an impressive Aquatics background. “My first job was teaching swim lessons, which I have done for over 8 years. I lifeguarded at various pools over the last 5 years, and I even taught Lifeguard courses and managed the waterfront activities for a Summer Camp!”

As the new Aquatics Coordinator, Zack is prepared to dive headfirst into his new role. There’s plenty to look forward to with the new year and a new position. Miller stated that he’s excited to “learn new things and create high-quality programs and experiences for our community.”

Aquatics services are crucial to any world-class Parks and Recreation Department. The Aquatics Center at The Marq Southlake does not disappoint. From Learn to Swim Lessons, Preschool Water Play, to private swim classes, the Aquatics Center has it all. Access to these services has benefits that reach beyond recreational and relaxation purposes. “Learning to swim builds self-confidence that can propel you to succeed in overcoming any challenge you face,” stated Zack.

Zack enjoys traveling to the mountains to hike and ski when not at work. Congratulations on the new job, Zack! Stop and say hello to Zack next time you are in the Aquatics Center.

Let Your Resume Make a Splash: Become a Lifeguard at Champions Club!

Summer is halfway over, but there is still plenty of time to make a splash on your resume and secure a fun part-time job to roll into the autumn months.

Last week we shared our incredible hiring opportunities available at the Champions Club Job Fair coming up this Thursday from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. Today, we are highlighting one of the awesome positions we are hiring for: Champions Club Lifeguards!

If you’ve visited Champions Club before, then you know that we have a beautiful state-of-the-art Aquatics Center staffed by a world-class team. Our lifeguards are responsible, excellent employees that make it their mission to ensure the safety of our Champions Club members. Safety is our number one concern, but we are also all about having fun and loving what you do.

Here at Champions Club, we believe that being part of a successful team is all about having the right attitude. If you value teamwork, accountability, and excellence, then this is the job for you! We look for people who fit into the Southlake Way and believe in our model so much that we offer free in-house training and uniforms! Don’t let a lack of experience deter you from applying. We provide everything you need to be successful in this role. There is no barrier to employment, and we offer flexible schedules and competitive pay.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build your resume and learn an important life skill. Lifeguarding is an incredible way to start your career while in high school and university, all while working with a world-class team of Champions!

Join us at the Champions Club Job Fair this Thursday or apply directly here!

Mental Health Awareness Month: Take Advantage of the Sauna

Mental Health Awareness Month is wrapping up, but you can continue incorporating the tips we presented this month into your wellness routine every day! This week’s focus is taking advantage of the mental health benefits of the sauna.

Saunas are staples at any luxury gym and icons of Nordic culture, but the benefits go way beyond indulgence. Regular use of the sauna can aid in calming your nervous system, boosting serotonin levels, relieving stress, and lowering high blood pressure and cortisol levels. In other words, regularly incorporating a sauna session into your wellness routine can help decrease stress and anxiety. In today’s hectic world, any excuse to relax is more than welcome.

Champions Club members don’t have to travel to the icy fjords of Finland to find a world-class sauna. The Aquatics Center at Champions Club offers members a beautiful 104-degree coal-heated sauna! Feel like you are enjoying the best of Nordic culture right here in Southlake and take advantage of the anti-stress benefits of the sauna today!

If you want to experience the relaxing benefits of a sauna but aren’t a Champions Club member yet, stop by the Front Desk and ask for a Day Pass. Our Day Pass program offers youth, adult, senior, and group Day Pass rates starting at $7.00 for Southlake residents. Learn more here.

We hope you have enjoyed our Mental Health Awareness Month series. Make sure to take time to work on your mental health to keep you in tip-top shape. We look forward to being a part of your wellness journey!

Champions Club: A Kid’s Recreational Paradise

When you bring your child to Champions Club, you know they’re in for the time of their lives!

Our state-of-the-art facility has fitness and recreation options for even the youngest members of the family. Forming life-long healthy habits for your family is easy at Champions Club! We consider every member to be a part of our Champions Club family; our goal is to help you create lasting memories. No matter your age, we have an exciting place just for you!

Child Watch
Our littlest champions are bound to have a great time at our Child Watch facility. Work out with ease with the knowledge that your child is letting their imaginations run wild while under the watchful eye of our passionate Child Watch Attendants. Fitness should be a family affair, and we are happy to provide childcare services while you attend your group fitness class or shred it on the fitness floor!

Lil’ Champs Indoor Playground
The Indoor Playground is the perfect spot for the curious child looking to explore mobility in a fun setting. Our slides, interactive displays, and cushioned floor make our playground ideal for kids to play with friends without worrying about the heat. Parents can rest assured that their children are having a blast while being looked after by our dedicated Indoor Playground Attendants.

Aquatics Center
Splish and splash in our world-class Aquatics Center. Toddlers have a dedicated heated Toddler Play Pool that is shallow enough to allow for safe water play. Our Learn to Swim Instructors and Lifeguards love sharing their passion for swimming while ensuring your little one stays safe in the water. Don’t forget about our Private Swim Lessons and Toddler Water Play program!

Gone are the days of looking for childcare while you work out. Champions Club is truly a space for the entire family. Bring the kiddos and take advantage of our designated spaces for children. Watch as your child has the time of their life! Learn more about our Family membership packages here.

Make the Most of Your Visit to the Aquatics Center

The possibilities are endless at Champions Club’s state-of-the-art Aquatics Center!

A visit to Champions Club at The Marq Southlake is not complete without some time spent in the Aquatics Center. This world-class facility is a destination of its own with something for the whole family. It features three 20-yard Lap Lanes, a lazy river, a large open Activity Area, a heated 12-inch Toddler Play Pool, Racing Water Slides, and a heated spa!

Everyone knows swimming is fun, but did you know that there are multiple health benefits to aquatic-based activities? Ever wondered why jumping around in the pool is so much easier than on land? Your body has buoyancy when in water, which reduces the force of exercises performed. The buoyancy protects your joints from harsh impacts. Just because buoyancy is present does not mean that your efforts are less effective! When you are in the water, every move you make is encountering resistance. Your body is working hard to get you where you want to be, making water fitness an excellent choice for those wanting to step up their exercise regime. Not only are water-based activities ideal for fitness, but they are also great for mental wellness. Being in the water is fun and a great way to release stress, especially in our lazy river!

If you are ready to experience all the benefits aquatic activities have to offer, then the Aquatics Center at Champions Club is the place to be! Swim on your own in the Activity Area or one of our Lap Lanes, or build an Aquatics community at one of our group fitness classes! Champions Club offers Aqua HIIT for those looking to burn many calories with high-intensity cardio and strength. For those looking for a slower burn, Fit, Fun Water Aerobics gives a full-body workout for all abilities focused on building muscle through resistance in a relaxed environment!

Don’t let not knowing how to swim stop you from taking advantage of the Aquatics Center. Private and semi-private classes are available for all ages and skill levels. We offer a swim assessment to select the appropriate skills level for your child. Our swim instructors are ready to share their passion for aquatics with you! Learn more about our Learn to Swim Program here.

Want to take your child’s next birthday party to the next level? Book a party package with Champions Club and reserve one of our two poolside party rooms! Kids will love racing down one of our water slides and splashing around in the lazy river! Learn more about our party rentals here.

The Champions Club Aquatics Center is the perfect destination for the whole family. Unlock the benefits of aquatics today! See you at the pool!