Water Wednesdays

Due to COVID-19 the Campus Recreation programs will be operating virtually.  For more information about available programming and resources please see below.  For current information regarding Campus Recreation check back to the Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates page or our social media platforms.

Questions or concerns please contact, campusrec@temple.edu

Current Episode

Wednesday, September 16th:  Goggles

Hey swimmers!  Have you ever had a problem with your goggles fogging up, not fitting properly or worse yet water leaking in?  Well if so make sure to check out this week's episode of Water Wednesdays to learn more about swim goggles.  Joe offers insight and suggestions on what you should look for when purchasing your next pair.  Click HERE to make sure you always are able to see where you're going while swimming!

Past Episodes

Wednesday, September 9th:  Dynamic Stretching

Swimmers! Before jumping into the pool, make sure you take a few minutes and do some dynamic stretching! Check out Joe and Anthony as they walk you through some basic stretches.

Dynamic Warmups:

  • What is dynamic stretching?
    • Gentle cardio exercises, that requires the body to move as it stretches. 
  • Why are they important?
    • They can increase blood flow to the muscles and raise body temperature. The water will feel less cold if you do some dynamic stretches before jumping in!
  • Make sure that the deck is dry around you before doing these stretches. You can also use an exercise mat or wear shoes to give yourself more stability. 

Dynamic stretches reviewed in the video: 

  • Shoulder circles
  • Standing fly
  • Shoulder rolls
  • Standing knee raises
  • Hip external/internal rotation

Wednesday, September 2nd:  Stroke Definitions/Development/Tips

This week in Water Wednesdays our Aquatics Director Joe Wolgast shows you the different types of swimming strokes. Additionally he will offer tips for what a swimmer should do getting back in the water for the first time after a long layoff. He'll also share some tips you can do in the water to develop their stroke.  Check out this week's Water Wednesday episode.

Wednesday, August 26th: Where can I swim, what else can I do?  What to expect on Water Wednesdays

This week in Water Wednesdays our Aquatics Director Joe Wolgast takes you through hot spots in the Philadelphia area where you can go to swim and engage in fitness activities while we prepare our Main Campus Rec Pool to open for Fall 2020. Click HERE to check him out