Family workoutWe have a program called “Student Athlete” that allows kids 13-16 on a family membership to come upstairs to workout with a parent.  They are also able to attend Group Training Classes with a parent.

The front desk has the form you need to sign up.  The forms asks for basic information and goes over the rules (the main one being that they need to be directly with a parent- doing the same activity.)  A Trainer will call or email to see if you have any questions and if you want to set up an orientation so you both know some guidelines for working out with an adolescent.

For kids younger than 13, we have kid zumba on Tuesday nights at 6pm and are in the process of adding more kids classes in Feb.  We also offer Martial Arts classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  This is an additional cost, but it’s a great way to get them active and you can workout at the same time.  Another parent/kid option is Fencing.  We offer it on Wed nights 7-8pm.    We have had several parent/kids go through the classes and they really do have a good time together. A slight fee is also involved for Fencing but all classes with a fee have a member/non-member rate.

And of course, we have swim team.  We have an in house team that offers a more competitive focus and one that offers a more “skills development” focus.   Vinny Pryer (vprior@oc-sportsplex.com) is our Aquatics Director and he can give you more information on our swim teams.

Feel free to contact me if any of those sound interesting and I will be more than happy to help you get started.

Susan Clayton,  Wellness Director
Orange County SportsPlex

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December 1, 2015

Orange County Sportsplex:  Organization Announcement


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kendra Warren as Director, Kidsplex Children’s Care and Development Programs.


Kendra is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a member of the Women’s Track Team. She was a three time team captain, earned 8 All-American honors and won 13 Individual ACC Championship Titles. Among her many sports accomplishments, Kendra competed in the Olympics Trials, Olympic Festival, and Pan American Games.


After competing, she went into coaching as an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Emory and then UNC Chapel Hill moving on to Director of Operations for the Track and Field Coach at UNC. She was also Head Women’s Track and Field Coach at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Kendra then left collegiate sports and administration to become a teacher at Cresset Christian Academy as well as  holding Director positions for Athletics, Admissions and Student Affairs at various times. She is also ACSI certified.


We believe her experience in education, coaching, youth leadership, active lifestyles and school administration makes her ideally suited to leading our children’s care and development program.


Kendra will be spending transition time with management and Kidsplex staff over the next couple of weeks with a permanent start date of December 21st. Please join us in welcoming Kendra to the Sportsplex and wishing her much future success.


John E. Stock

CEO/Executive Director

Recreation Factory Partners/Orange County Sportsplex


Andrew Stock

Asst. General Manager, Orange County Sportsplex

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Starting January 4th, 2016 US Masters Swimming (USMS) will be offered to the Sportsplex community.  What is Masters swimming?  It’s whatever you want to make it.  It is not just for hard-core competitive swimmers. (Seventy-five percent of Masters Swimmers never enter a meet.)  USMS is about health, fitness, learning and FUN!  Swimming is the one sport you can do forever – easy on the joints while providing a tremendous workout.  USMS caters to ALL skill levels for 18-and-over adults, from those brand new to swimming, to triathletes, to the advanced competitive swimmer.


Each swimmer is able to learn at his/her own pace.  Practices will be tailored to your goals – whether it is to burn calories, learn new strokes, improve your current strokes, improve your triathlon swim or open-water time, masters will get you where you need to be.


Masters swimming sessions will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-6:30am, 8:30-9:30am and Noon-1:00pm.  Membership is just $50/ month ($40 for Sportsplex members) – join in January and receive $10 off your first month!  Have family in town just for a few days?  We have a drop in fee of $10 per session for anyone looking to get a good workout in.


Our US Masters-Certified Coach is Jerry O’Donnell.  He is an active member of USMS, both as a coach and as a swimmer.  He occasionally competes in swim meets and triathlons and has been teaching private swim lessons and clinics for several years.  Jerry’s son currently swims at the College of William & Mary and is a 2016 US Olympic Trials Qualifier.


Jerry is excited to build a great workout group for all swimmers at the Sportsplex and we are looking forward to the experience and enthusiasm he will bring to this new program.

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Cliff picCoach Cliff graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in communications, where he specialized in Backstroke and completed the Carolina Leadership Academy program.  Cliff has a passion for swimming and has been involved in numerous facets of the sport from a young age, including being an instructor for USA Swimming’s Make a Splash initiative, serving as a student-athlete representative for numerous USA Swimming regional committees, and being selected for numerous regional training camps.


While swimming at UNC, he was a US Open and US National Championship qualifier and was on UNC’s top 10 list for the 200 Backstroke.  Welcome to the Sportsplex, Cliff!

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