FROM THE GROUND UP
Introducing Scottie Moler our new
YMCA Sports Director
My name is Scottie Moler, and I have taken over the sports programs from Chance Jenkins at the YMCA. I look forward to meeting everyone, and please introduce yourself if you see me around! I am an Iowa native, growing up in Burlington, Iowa. I graduated from Burlington High School in 2003. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Missouri State University in recreation and sports administration. At Missouri State I competed on a highly competitive handball club team, and fortunate to have been a part of a division I collegiate national champion squad, and a couple national runners-up. I then took to West Texas to work on my Master of Education degree, with an emphasis in collegiate athletic administration. Additionally, at Angelo State I was a graduate assistant, teachers assistant, adjunct instructor, and coach of the handball team. I had the honor of coaching the current division II collegiate women’s national champion handball squad, with all players having played for one year or less!
Other things I have been involved with include volunteering with my organizations in the community and university settings. I also have 3 seasons of managing outdoor pools. Some things I like to do in my free time is get outside and do something active. Mostly biking, hiking, taking a jog with my lab Kinnick (which really means him pulling me down the street in a dead sprint), and throwing the Frisbee around. I enjoy playing any sport, especially handball, which people are willing to play. I am a fan of Chicago sports, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the schools I have attended!
NEWS FROM THE MAQUOKETA AREA FAMILY YMCA
COME SEE THE FUTURE OF INDOOR SWIMMING
First-in-the-Area “UV” filter system puts near tap water into Maquoketa pool.
The Maquoketa Area Family YMCA is the first aquatic center in our area to offer state of the art ultra violet (UV) filtering in the swimming pool. This was made possible by Grants 2 Green funding provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and grant funding through WPPI. Thanks to their generosity we’re able to make this addition at no cost to our YMCA or our community.
Instead of the mass amounts of chlorine that can irritate skin, cause troubles with asthma and discolor clothes and hair, the new system is much closer to swimming in tap water. In addition, UV will be easier on the pool area, helping to make metals last longer.
“Our members love not being bothered by the extreme chlorine,” said Scott Warren, Executive Director of the Maquoketa Y. “It’s much easier on suits, skin, lungs, and eyes. From the little ones in their first swim lesson, to families swimming or splashing around, to seniors in water exercise classes, everyone seems to really feel the difference.”
Since the YMCA invented the first indoor swimming pool (1885), the first filtration system (1909) and wrote the first book on lifesaving (1913), it only makes sense that our YMCA is the first to offer this technology in our area!
Although there is still chlorine in use, the amount is about 80-percent less. The UV process takes place in the pump room, where the water is passed through and the UV light treats it and it is pumped back into the pools. The Centers for Disease Control recommend UV systems, and in same states, new pools are required to use this technology.
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