What is Aquatic Connections?

Aquatics Connections is a wellness program for Y members who want support to reach healthy  living goals through aquatics. Whether you want to jump start your healthy living journey or you need an extra boost to your current routine, this proven program is designed for you. Aquatics Connections is designed to connect members with YMCA Aquatic Coaches to learn ways to improve range of motion, recover from an injury, increase fitness levels, and discover ways to  challenge yourself in the water. Through this  process, members can meet their wellness goals, make lasting changes and create relationships with YMCA staff members. You will meet one on one with a Wellness Coach for a half hour session in the aquatics area and may schedule up to 6 sessions.

How it works. . .

The member schedules a series of coaching sessions over a six-week period. This allows the member to set realistic goals and apply lifestyle modifications. Your Wellness Coach will give you an opportunity to share your health history, talk with you about your goals, likes and dislikes, interests and work with you to create a plan to achieve your goals. The Y is committed to your success, so you can re-enroll in the program as often as you need.

Steps to get connected. . .
  1. Welcome Center staff will reserve your appointment or you can reserve your own appointment online at rgsymca.org
  2. Show up for your appointed day/time to meet with your amazing coach.
  3. Reserve your next appointment to stay on track!

For more information, contact Mary Ann Lundgren, Director of Aquatics

Chrissi Steele

Wellness Coach

Chrissi graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with her undergraduate degree in education and masters degree in exercise science. During her graduate coursework, she discovered wellness coaching as a means to combine her passions for both teaching and wellness. She enjoys running, swimming, and peanut butter and has various coaching, teaching, and management experiences. Since 2016, she’s spent the majority of her time as a wellness coach for On Target Health working with district teachers and staff and at Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus. Her goal is to help guide others down paths to wellness through inspiring lasting change in their thinking, nutrition, and fitness. She enjoys working with all types of individuals to help making those difficult healthy choices a little easier and looks forward to the chance of working with you!