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New Boundary Waters Supervisor Named

Jim Gay has been named the new supervisor of the Douglas County Boundary Waters Aquatic Center.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announce today that Jim Gay has been promoted to Aquatic Center Supervisor for the Boundary Waters Aquatic Center.

Gay has been an employee of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department since May 2009 and has served as Community Programs Coordinator at Deer Lick Park and Coordinator at the Aquatics Center. His recent promotion places him in responsible charge of all programs and activities at the Aquatic Center. Gay is a 2007 graduate of The University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience/Planning.

The Aquatic Center features an eight-lane, 25-yard heated competition pool, a four-lane, heated therapeutic/teaching pool, a community room, and an exercise room. The Center opened in 2005 and was designed and constructed with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

Programs in the Aquatic Center include:

  • SEALS - swim program for children ages 3 to 12
  • Master’s Swim Program - for adults (swim skills enhancement)
  • Water Aerobics
    • H2O Fit - water aerobics for everyone
    • Strength and Toning - body sculpting
    • Aqua Zumba - music workout with a Latin flare
    • Cardio Fit - heart pumping swims
    • ABS Lab - abdominal muscle workout
    • Move and Groove - body movement
    • Stress Buster - revitalize, stress reliever
  • Oh, Baby, Fitness - for new and expectant moms
  • Open Swimming for all citizens
  • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
  • Swim Birthday Parties
  • Exercise Room, including treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, stationary bicycles, etc.

Gay was appointed to his new duties by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Director Gary Dukes.

"We are fortunate to be able to move Jim into the position, utilize the experience that he has gained in this facility, and smoothly continue the programs we have in place at the Aquatic Center," Dukes said. "Through his hard work during the past three years there, we have expanded our programs and we look forward to more of the same."

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