FORT MYERS, Fla. ( March 3 , 2014)
Shell Point Retirement Community celebrated a ribbon cutting for the LifeQuest Aquatic Center with key executives, project supporters, and residents. After the ribbon cutting, Shell Point residents enjoyed tours of the new $2 million Aquatic Center, which features a 99,000-gallon main recreation pool with two lap lanes, a zero-entry access, and shallow and deep water areas. The Aquatic Center also has a 23,000-gallon therapy pool with an easy-access ramp and an adaptable water chair for those needing assistance entering the pool. There is also a seven-person hot tub, an old-Florida style pool house, a Chickee Hut shade structure, shade sails over the pool, and lounge areas.
The 8-month project was completed by Wright Construction Group, Jackson Pools, Johnson Engineering, RDg Planning & Design, and Winter Interiors. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center replaces the original Island pool, which was constructed in 1968.
Shell Point Wellness Staff members were on hand to talk with residents about the fitness class schedule, including popular water exercise classes and new specialty aquatic classes.
Residents also attended a special afternoon presentation about preventing, reversing, or controlling chronic disease through aquatic exercise. Dr. Bruce Becker, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of aquatic exercise, explained how it can be a remarkably effective tool for battling high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance, and other chronic illnesses. His presentation was filled with information about the many physical benefits of exercising in the water, including positive effects on the brain, respiratory system, and other internal organs.