Coronavirus Testing At Maplewood Community Pool To End This Week

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After this week, coronavirus testing will no longer be offered at the community pool in Maplewood. Instead, several other locations in Essex County will offer testing by appointment.

Testing at the community pool is offered by appointment and to walk-up patients. It will continue each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday. Appointments can be made online.

Anyone hoping to get a test is reminded to bring to bring his or her insurance card and a form of identification. Uninsured people must bring a social security card to be tested for free.

Testing is offered regularly in Essex County. In the coming week, testing will also be offered at the following locations:

  • 10/27/20 – Branch Brook Park (Cherry Blossom Center)

  • 10/28/20 – Verona Community Pool

  • 10/29/20 – Local 68 Training Center-West Caldwell

  • 10/30/20 – Essex County Weequahic Park

  • 11/2/20 – Archery Field-West Orange

Residents can sign up to get a test or to volunteer at a testing location on the county’s website.

As of Monday, Maplewood had reported 402 total cases of the coronavirus and 27 deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus. Maplewood reports 299 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

This article originally appeared on the Maplewood Patch

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Best swimming tracker 2020: waterproof fitness trackers for swimming in the pool and open water

Taking to the water this summer and wondering how to find the best fitness tracker for swimming? You’re going to need a device that is more than just waterproof. Whether it’s for open water or in a pool, a wearable with proper swimming tracking will be able to feedback to you vital swim stats – automatically detecting the type of stroke, stroke rate (the number of strokes you swim per length), and split times, for instance.

According to David Tatler, Head Coach at London swim coaching firm DMT Swimming, having this sort of data available while in the water can not only aid swimmers track how many lengths they’re doing or calories they’ve burnt, but can help even more seasoned swimmers push beyond their limits.

“Seeing where you are slowing down, for instance, will force you to look at every aspect of your stroke and see where improvements are needed in your technique,” he explains.

How to choose the best swimming fitness tracker for you

If you’re a keen athlete or triathlete serious about swimming, purchasing a good quality fitness wearable boasting some good tracking features is a no brainer. A constant supply of stats will help you keep a watchful eye on how well you’re performing day-to-day, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and how to improve your stroke.

Alternatively, if you’re not exactly a pro, you’re just starting out or you prefer to swim occasionally and aren’t so interested in closely monitoring detailed swim stats, you might want to go for more of an all-rounder. A multi-sport tracker would therefore be ideal as it will allow you to keep tabs on all kinds of fitness while not feeding back stats that aren’t so relevant to you. Most smartwatches and activity trackers do this anyway, but not all.

There’s also two main types of tracker to look out for, a full-sized smartwatch or a more slimline fitness band. This is all to do with preference and how comfortable you feel wearing a larger, heavier watch while in the water. Bands are usually lighter and smaller so less noticeable on the arm during your lengths, but these tend to have fewer sensors and therefore are lacking when it comes to detailed stats. On the upside, though, they are usually cheaper, so perhaps best for those more casual swimmers among us.

Garmin Swim 2

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1. Garmin Swim 2: best overall fitness tracker for swimming

Blows all other trackers out of the water

Specifications

Display Size: 1.04″

Estimated Battery Life: 7 days

GPS: Yes

Water resistance: 50m

Reasons to buy

+Easy to use+Super detailed summary stats+GPS for open water swimming

Reasons to avoid

Lacks multisport features

Garmin is probably the market leader when it comes to smartwatches and is popular with more serious fitness fanatics and athletes thanks to its in-depth multisport tracking features, robust designs and reliability. The Swim 2 is no exception. With a built in heart rate monitor so that you can see

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New spa, state-of-the-art gym and outdoor swimming pool planned for major health and fitness club near Edinburgh

One of the UK’s leading leisure groups is inviting locals to shape a new state of the art health and fitness club in Midlothian.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 4:45 pm

David Lloyd Leisure will allow members of the public to have their say in shaping the new facility if the council approve the application.
David Lloyd Leisure will allow members of the public to have their say in shaping the new facility if the council approve the application.

The plans hope to bring a range of premium family-focused health and leisure facilities to the the site between Edinburgh and Dalkeith.

The proposed facilities include a health and fitness club with three badminton-court sports hall, a large state of the art gym with several group-exercise studios for various uses such as group cycling, HIIT training and mind and body exercise.

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Both a permanent and a seasonal tennis court are suggested, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, terrace and luxury indoor spa with spa garden.

The facility will include a health and fitness club with three badminton-court sports hall, a large state of the art gym with several group-exercise studios.

The plans also include a clubroom which aims to attract families, couples and individual users. An adults only business hub for flexible working, and a soft play and activity space for children are also suggested.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) was submitted to Midlothian Council in September, highlighting the intent of the developer to lodge a planning application this year.

David Lloyd noted that if the plans are approved, there will be nearly 250 car parking spaces with EV charging points as well as covered cycle spaces and various landscaping features.

Sandy Smith, development director at Buccleuch Property, owners of Shawfair Park said: “As a long-term investor in Shawfair and Midlothian we are very pleased to be working with David Lloyd Leisure in bringing these proposals forward.

“David Lloyd Leisure’s family-focused offering will be a fantastic addition to Shawfair Park and a valuable amenity to local residents and businesses who will be able to play tennis, swim and lead a healthy life-style with-in easy reach of their front doors.”

Brendan Mitchell, group acquisitions manager for David Lloyd said: “We are delighted to be providing the local community with the opportunity to shape our proposals for this exciting new health, leisure and fitness club in Midlothian.

“Clearly these are difficult times, and we’re pleased to offer an exciting vision to help people maintain physical and

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