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A M E R I C A N U N I V E R S I T Y AT H L E T I C S 52 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | JUNE / JULY 2015 and how to navigate distance and pace. Swimmers will also compete in two events. Ages 4–17; permission required. June 22–August 14; $100. Tuesdays: 4:30–5:30 pm; Helene Madison Pool Thursdays: 4:30–5:30 pm; Madison Park Meets: Martha Lake, July 4; Emerald City Open Swim, August 15 Potential Meets*: Seafair, Seward Park, July 18; Last Gasp, Angle Lake, September 17. *Must have 10 swimmers to participate Toddler Time Tuesday and Thursday mornings are all about the little ones at the WAC pool. Come play in the water Tuesdays during Preschool Swim, with music, toys, and our new "Tot Dock." Want something more structured? Sign up for Tiny Tots on Thursdays (see page 54). Tuesday: 10:30–11 am Thursday: Tiny Tots 10:30–11 am Beginning Adult Swim Lessons Adults with limited experience in the water will gain comfort and confidence in both shallow and deep water. You'll learn the front and back crawls and the basics of breaststroke and butterfly. Develop endurance for lap swimming, too. Mondays, July 6–27; 1:30–2:30 pm Advanced Adult Swim Lessons For adults who can swim laps and have a basic knowledge of all four primary strokes. In class, you will refine stroke tech- nique, breath control, starts and turns, and endurance work. This class is a great pre- cursor to joining the WAC Masters Swim Team, lap swimming, or triathlon training. Wednesdays, July 8–29: 2:30–3:30 pm Aqua Boot Camp A high-intensity, low-impact workout for athletes and non-athletes alike who want a tough workout without aggravating knees, hips and other injury-prone joints. Wednesday: 1:30–2:30 pm Friday: 10:45–11:45 am Cardio Express A 30-minute shallow-water workout designed to get you moving, with low impact to joints. This is great for cross- training or as an alternative to a rest day. Monday : 10:30–11 am American shooter By Joshua Stollenmaier MEET THE ATHLETE Garrison Carr has been playing basketball since first grade. The two- time MVP at Issaquah High School went on to a four-year career as point guard at American University in Washington, D.C. He racked up multiple awards for the Eagles, graduated in 2008 with a degree in business administration, and began his professional career at a telecommunications company in Bellevue. Now at Amazon, Garrison joined the WAC in 2014 and plays on the Club's Open division traveling team. What initially interested you in the WAC? I knew a lot of the guys in the men's basketball league, and I live a few blocks away. It was a no-brainer. You play for the WAC's highest-level traveling team. How is that? Playing and traveling with the WAC team has been a lot of fun. It's been great catching up with friends and playing with my teammates. How would you describe your WAC experience so far? The Club is great for social and professional networking. I was able to reconnect and catch up with old friends who are members. The longer I'm here, the more people I meet. What advice would you give other members looking to get in shape? Use the facilities. Make sure you use every resource you can. It's about more than just heavy workouts. Take time to use the steam room or take a yoga class. Relaxation and rehabilitation are just as important as working out. Do you miss college basketball? What I miss most is playing the game [at that level]. It's a big part of why I joined the WAC. What guidance would you offer high school athletes hoping to play in college? It's important to spend extra time on you skills and athleticism. I especially recommend strength and plyometric training. It's also really important to join a summer league. College recruiters will be at those games, and they'll notice someone who goes above and beyond the regular high school season.

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