June Newsletter 2019

CLUB NEWS

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Well, I know you were ready to beat the heat and jump into Summer but Mother Nature had other plans for May! It was nice to see some more rain fall from the sky but I am ready for the warm weather to hit the valley! We are excited for all the events coming up for June and July. We are adding new bands (along with some favorites from the past) and fun events for kids. Please be on the lookout via email or social media for dates. The first happy hour event will be June 21st. It's always a great time so bring your friends and family to eat, drink and be merry!! Also, don't forget our amazing Summer Camps throughout the Summer months. You can sign up in the lobby or contact the front desk. I hope everyone has a great June!!!See Ya at the Club!

Ryan

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR SUMMER PARTIES

…Look for more info in your inbox and social media soon

HAPPY HOURS:

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Friday, June 21st Fiesta
Friday, July 26th – Luau
Friday, August 16th – Country Night

WINE AND PAINT/CRAFT NIGHTS:

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Saturday, June 22nd
Saturday, August 17th
Saturday, September 20th

 

Aquatics

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH - JIM CHERRY

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How long have you been swimming?
I swam competitively from 7 years old till I was a senior in high school. Then took a long break until 2010 when I started working out for my health.

What's your favorite stroke?
Freestyle

What's your favorite distance/event?
I like long distances. My favorite event so far is called SCAR. It is 4 lakes in 4 days in Arizona. 36 miles over the 4 days.

What was your most memorable achievement so far?
In 2016 I swam from Anacapa Island to Oxnard. 12.4 miles in 7hrs 5 minutes. My first channel swim, not the most fun. I was seasick when I got in the water at the start out at Anacapa. I was sick at the beginning and the middle and within site of the beach.

Do you have a goal for this year?
In August I will be attempting to swim from Santa Cruz island to Oxnard. This swim is 19 miles and only 13 people have done it before. I have been training for this swim for 3 years with a failed attempt last year.

What's your favorite workout?
I like simple workouts in the pool and scenic workouts in the ocean.
Pool-10 x 1000 descending each one
Ocean-Malibu Pier to Santa Monica Pier
12 miles rest and feed every 30 minutes

What else do you like to do?
In the winter I like to go up to Mammoth and do some skiing.
I also enjoy hiking in the Los Padres.

What's your favorite after-swim snack?
Berry, Berry Good recovery smoothie from the OVAC cafe!


OJAI HEAT WAVE SWIMMERS MAKE JAG'S

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The Ojai Heat Waves are very proud of our three swimmers who made Southern California Swimming's June Age Group Invitational. They will attend the meet in Ventura June 13-16. Flynn Van Auker(10) qualified for the 200 free and the 100 back. Amelie Pinkernell(12) qualified for the 100 free and the 200 free. And, Quin Seider(13) will swim the 200 Free,100 free and 50 free.

OJAI HEAT WAVES ADDS A NEW LEVEL

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OVAC's Ojai Heat Waves swim team has reformatted our levels to accommodate our expanding team. Our Novice level, coached by Meg McCormick has so many swimmers we had to split it into two levels, Novice I and Novice II. We are thrilled there is so much enthusiasm in the Ojai community for competitive swimming! Contact Elin Cheverez echeverez@caclubs.com for more information on joining our team!

Novice I-Tues/Thurs 3:45-4:30
Novice II-Tues/Thurs 4:30-5:30
Juniors-MWF 4:00-5:00
Junior Competition-M-F 3:45-5:15


SWIM LESSONS AT OVAC

We are pleased to announce that Caysee McCormick and Adrianna Bese will be available this summer for group, semi-private, and private swim lessons. Please feel free to contact them for a lesson.

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Caysee McCormick
(805)535-5278
cmccormick@caclubs.com

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Adrianna Bese
(805)657-9726
adriannabese32@gmail.com

Private and Semi-Private
Lesson Pricing:

Semi-Private 4 pack of 30-minute lessons:
Members $110, Non-Member $130 ***Per Swimmer

Semi-Private Single 30-minute lesson for 2 swimmers:
Members $60, Non-Member $70 ***Per Swimmer

Private 4 pack of 30-minute lessons:
Members $150, Non-Member $190

Private 30-minute lesson:
Members $40, Non-Member $50

BARBELL RACK PULL TIPS

By Fitness Director Danielle Wommack

A barbell rack pull is a compound movement (i.e., multi-joint movements that work several muscles or muscle groups at one time) that emphasizes the back and lower body. The Rack Pull is also used to learn correct deadlift form in more limited range of motion (i.e., you are pulling from just below knee height rather than from the floor).

The easiest place to set this up is in a squat rack if it can be set up so that the barbell is elevated to a height just below the kneecap. Another option is to use steps, pulling blocks, or even stacks of weight plates to elevate the bar. The bar should not be so low that you cannot maintain a neutral spine throughout the lift.

Once the bar height is set, face the bar with it touching your legs. Put your hands outside your legs on the bar. Maintaining that neutral spin, breathe in, set your core, pretend you are squishing a grapefruit in your armpits to activate your latissimus dorsi muscles, and stand up while still holding that spine neutral. Reset your breath after you stand before lowering the bar back down.

Make sure to pull the bar aggressively upward during a Rack Pull, rather than going slow.
Here's a video demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzeNvaT4WVA

HIKE WITH OVAC

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Join Robert on Monday mornings at 8am for a fun adventure exploring Ojai's many hiking trails. Class meets in the lobby.

SHOULDER STABILITY IN PILATES

By Georgia Cotsis

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As I have been teaching private Pilates, I have worked with many people that have shoulder/rotator cuff issues. This is a very common occurrence because many tend to allow the shoulders to take on a lot of the work in their daily routine. For example, this is similar to how most of us overuse the quadriceps at some point in our lives because they are big muscle groups.

Pilates is a great exercise form in understanding how the entire body comes into play in every movement so that we feel more supported. Shoulders become much more stabilized in this training because laying on a mat helps us become more aware in how our shoulders line up with the rest of the body. Also, Pilates is really strict on making sure that certain parts of the back stay pressed onto the mat during an entire exercise. This is a great reminder for the brain that our lats are a huge factor in the way the whole arm moves through space. Our arms will not move as seamlessly and smoothly if our back core is not supporting us. There is also a specific exercise on the Pilates reformer called, "SITS." This stands for "Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subcapularis. These are our rotator cuff muscles. This exercise entails performing 4 different positions on each side to target each rotator cuff muscle.

Once your body becomes more aware of how your front core and back core support whatever the target muscle is in an exercise, your body will move with better ease, poise, and stability.


CAFÉ NEWS

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Summer is fast approaching and the Café has a fresh new menu of Smoothies, Salads and Sandwiches to enjoy after a workout or by the pool. Watch for specials featuring organic produce from Rio Goza farm, enjoy a glass of locally made Revel kombucha on tap, or treat yourself to a homemade cookie, we are looking forward to seeing more of you as the weather warms up!

We are pleased to announce that we will be switching to a pager service with food orders this month. This will make it quicker and easier to connect you with your order, and reduce the loudspeaker interrupting the relaxing atmosphere. As with any new system, it will take a little time to adapt, but we feel it will be a huge improvement overall.

Charges: Please check your accounts to verify your ability to charge, and if possible memorize your account number to allow the café staff to look you up quickly. As many of you are aware the old "codes" are not used anymore, and with family members or children using the café it is extra helpful to have the correct information BEFORE placing orders. Some accounts are linked together for charging, but some are not, so be informed!

Our first Happy Hour event of the summer is on June 21st, (summer solstice!) Featuring Live music, Activities for the kids, Happy Hour prices on Beer and Wine, and a special menu, it's going to be a great time for all. Don't miss it!

See you at the Café!

TENNIS NEWS

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cinco De Mayo Mixer on Thursday May 2 for doubles, great food {thanks Anne and Pinky!} and adult beverages! The highlight of the day was the one-point singles tournament which is exactly as it sounds. Players were matched up according to height, spun for serve and played one point with the winner advancing. After several heated rounds, Wiley Dan McSweeney emerged victorious soundly defeating Mark Zimmerman in the final by a score of 1-0. In his post-match interview McSweeney credited the surprise win to a recently adopted diet of New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels and Swiss Chard.

Dan McSweeney graciously acknowledges the defeat of his opponent Mark Zimmerman.

SUMMER CAMPS AT OVAC

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The school year is drawing to a close and registration for Kids summer camps continues but time is running out.

Tennis is the sport for a lifetime so help them get a head start. Sign up on the big board in the lobby or call Steve at 805-746-0819 if you have questions.

SAVE THE DATE, WHITES AND WOODIES

Saturday, July 6th, our annual Whites and Woodies event to coincide with the opening week of the Championships at Wimbledon. All we'll be missing is the grass! Stay tuned for details.

NEED A FATHER'S DAY GIFT?

Q. Do you know what makes a good Father's Day gift?
A. Tennis lessons- just sayin'.
See you on the Courts!
Steve