Valued Members and Guests,
We are so pleased to let you know that we are welcoming back lap and open swimmers next Tuesday, September 15. At this time we will only be taking appointments with Aquatic Center Members. Registration for appointments wiill be available on Monday, September 14. However, we anticipate allowing non-members to participate in lap and open swim in the near future. We are looking forward to adding more time slots in the future, and we thank you for your patience as we phase in our programming gradually. The schedule for the next several weeks will be the following for both pools:
Tuesday and Thursday will be 9am-noon & 4pm-8pm
We are not beginning group water exercise classes or Tiger Sharks Swim Team at this time, and we will communicate when we are able to provide these programs again.
If you would like to swim during these times you MUST make an appointment the day prior to the appointment. Online registration begins at 9 am and ends at midnight. Unfortunately, we cannot accept same day appointments, nor can we allow drop-in appointments. Appointment blocks are 45 minutes for the Therapy Pool (7 swimmers at a time) and 1 hour and 15 minutes for the main pool (16 swimmers at a time). Each member is only allowed one appointment per day until we can increase capacity. Appointments may be booked at registration.swimcharlotte.org and clicking the "adult aquatics" tab. Be sure to complete your registration and digitally sign the COVID-19 waiver and Code of Conduct. You may also register over the phone, or call if you have any questions. However, we can only book appointments when office staff is available to do so, and encourage you to try the online method.
1.) Upon arrival, members will have a brief health screening in the main lobby with our Aquatic Staff. There will be markings on the floor designated for each pool for you to stand
2.) Swimsuits must be worn to and from the Aquatic Center. Our locker rooms and changing facilities will not be provided to any group. There are spaces marked on our deck benches where you may place your belongings during your swim. These spaces are cleaned between appointments.
3.) All activities (visits to the pool) will require pre-registration, or call-ahead appointments. No drop in visits.
4.) To accommodate all competition pool lap swimmers/walkers, we will have our pool set up with 6 lanes (meters over the deep end). There is a maximum of 2 swimmers per lane. This will allow for those who water walk to utilize the shallow end of our pool. Please be patient as we figure out what pool set-up best suits the needs of our patrons as we open.
5.) Social distancing will be required in all areas-- 6 feet minimum. Please do your best in the pool and on deck to help keep us open!
6.) Masks will be required in all dry land areas. Please remove your mask before getting into the pool.
7 .) There will be an elevated level of sanitation in all bathrooms and public touch points throughout the day. Main lobby restrooms will remain open.
8.) no kickboards, pull buoys, or any other floatation equipment will be provided until further notice. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you would like to use it.
We understand that these restrictions and requirements are not ideal. However, they are there for the safety of everyone. If you have recurring billing for your membership, you will be billed on the 15th of September, unless you contact us to continue your membership hold. We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you back at the pool!
Dan Christian, Aquatic Supervisor