The Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department's summer pool passes inspire aquanauts to swim, splash, and celebrate the sunny season. Swimmers share splash space in Dellinger Park's Olympic-size pool (open from May 21 through September 5 and closed Wednesdays), which provides ample room for to-scale reenactments of favorite Spanish Armada battles. A diving well eases flying leaps, and a leisurely stroll through the shallows of the wading pool allows enough time to contemplate snack selections at the concession stand.
Ryan Garner always felt a connection with horses, but he felt an equally strong disconnect with many of the equestrian world’s traditional, intimidation-filled training methods. Instead of ignoring his concerns, the lifelong horse enthusiast began studying natural horsemanship, a method that encourages equine obedience through gentle rider-horse communication. Now, at RG Horsemanship, Garner shares his mission of trust, leadership, and communication during horseback-riding lessons. Through patient instruction, he helps students connect with their equine counterparts via body language and facial expressions.
Luxury pet boarding, grooming, and doggie daycare. PawSpa Resort has been in business over 7 years and is Georgia's premium pet care facility. Luxury suites feature TVs with added outside playtime. All pets receive secure outdoor leash-free play. Grooming services are quality, nurturing, and professional.
Atlanta Scuba and Swim Centers' enthusiastic team of instructors and dive masters infuses prospective divers with their passion for the life aquatic, teaching students of all ages to snorkel, scuba, and swim. To energize those on the fence about diving, the team offers a no-pressure introductory Discover Scuba experience, which teaches participants the basics and gives them the chance to breathe underwater to find out if scuba's for them. For those who know they want to be active divers, experienced instructors can put them through the watery hoops with open-water dives, during which students explore their underwater surroundings, swim with sea turtles and manatees, and help lost clownfish find their tiny clownfish cars. The team arranges for diving charters to locales teeming with aquatic life, such as the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas and Bonaire.
The squad also instructs kids how to swim. With underwater games and a fun environment, children as young as 7 months build swimming strength and coordination. As they learn, students gradually ascend the ranks to more challenging classes that teach skills ranging from basic horizontal swimming to traditional racing techniques such as the breaststroke and flip turns.
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne.
In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for Create and Bounce, which lets kids bounce and paint the day away so their parents can do grown-up things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.
Established in 1982, Kennesaw State's athletics program first competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In the mid-90s, the Owls migrated to the NCAA, where they claimed 7 Division II championships in activities as diverse as men's basketball, cheerleading, and women's soccer. Just as a real owl hones its night vision until it stops stubbing its talons on branches, the school continued its ascent until it joined the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference, netting two national tournament appearances in women's soccer as well as championships in men's track and field and women's cross-country.