Professional swimmer Rowdy Gaines takes role of Director of Community Engagement In late September, the Aquatics Coalition, an alliance of more than 30 water safety, fitness, rehabilitation and competitive sports organizations, issued the following statement encouraging public officials across the nation to reopen indoor pools so their communities can have access to the year-round health and safety benefits of purpose-driven aquatics: “We have learned that physical activity plays an important role in combating COVID-19, making access to pools and aquatic exercise more critical than ever. Significantly, it is seniors – the most vulnerable to the virus – who rely on pools for low-impact aquatic movement to stay healthy. They, along with those of all ages who rely on pools for rehab
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