Important Announcements

AQUATIC CENTER UPDATE – January 11, 2021                                                                                                                    

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

POOL-ER BEARS
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This winter, the SAAC Pool-er Bears (Sussex Academy Aquatic Center Staff) will be participating in the 30th Anniversary Lewes Polar Bear Plunge- 

The water will be freezin’, but we’re braving it for a reason!

Proceeds from the Plunge help to fuel the mission of Special Olympics Delaware to provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health screenings to over 4,200 athletes.

We are excited about the difference we are making by supporting this event – and you can help too! A donation of any amount will help us make an even bigger impact in the lives of the Special Olympics athletes.

To make a donation click on this link: Donate here or see a staff member.

SAAC POOL-ER BEARS 2021 goal is $1000…help us today!

POOL-ER BEAR SPLASH SCHEDULE-

 Tuesday, January 19              9:00am          Full Body Blast= Summer Theme

Wednesday, January 20        10:00am       Arthritis= Christmas Theme

Friday, January 22                 9:00am          Aqua Core= Winter Theme

Donation Levels                                 

  • For every $10 donated, you receive a chance to win a monthly membership
  • For every $25 donated, you receive a handmade Pool-er Bear Mask and 2 chances to win a monthly membership

 Prizes

  • Monthly membership winner win be drawn on Monday, February 8th ($50 value)
  • Consolation prizes will be drawn after monthly membership winner
    • Prizes include, but are not limited to:
      • #3 Gift Baskets ($40 value)
      • SAAC Swag
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Congratulations to Debby Darr, winner of the Candy Count Raffle. Debby guessed the correct amount 196 pieces of candy were in the jar. Debby wins a free month’s membership. Thank you to all those who participated in the raffle.
  • Swim lessons scholarship fund donation drive raised over $600 (60 swim lessons). Many thanks to all of you who generously contributed to the scholarship fund.
  • Master Swim Classes will begin Tuesday, February 2nd. Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:00. Registration to attend is required.
  • New Aqua Fitness class memberships are currently on hold until February 1st due to Covid requirements.
  • ZUMBA class on Wednesday 9:00-10:00 cancelled until further notice.
  • Lap swimming schedule for 8:00 will start at 7:50 and end at 8:50. This will allow time for 9:00 aqua fitness classes to begin promptly at 9:00.

  • Submit your February lap lane reservations requests via email to: aquatics@sussexacademy.org

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • * Masks are required at all times while in the locker room. 
  • * Sinks in the locker rooms should not be used for washing or rinsing hair.
*Due to observation, we feel the need to re-emphasize these rules. If need be, locker rooms will be closed once again on Monday 1/22.
  • Bathrooms should not be used for changing clothes.

Hours of operation:

Lap swim or self-guided water exercise :

Monday-Friday                              8:00am-3:00pm         

Saturday                                  6:00am-8:00am & 8:30am-12:30pm

Aqua Fitness Classes : 

Aqua Core                   M/W/F            9:00am-10:00am

Arthritis +                    M/W/F            10:00am-11:00am & 11:00am-12:00pm

Full Body Blast            T/TH                9:00am-10:00am

Hydro Pump                Sat                   9:30am-10:15am

Hydro Cardio               Sat                   10:30am-11:15am

All pool use is by reservation only. Email aquatics@sussexacademy.org with your requests based on new hours of operation.

Private and Semi-Private lessons are available. Email lessons@sussexacademy.org for information.

 NEW Aquatic Fitness Memberships are on hold until 2/1/21.

SAAC will continue to adhere to strict cleaning, social distancing, and hygiene protocols that have been established, in hopes that we remain open. 

Thank you for your understanding . All questions or concerns should be emailed to Lydia.schmierer@saas.k12.de.us

Important Reminders-

  • Masks MUST be worn at ALL times unless in the water. DO NOT remove your mask until you are entering the water and put it back on as soon as you exit the water. Masks must cover your nose and mouth. Bandanas are not acceptable as a mask.

  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to scheduled time. Check lane assignment. It is critical you use the lane assigned to you. Not only are we fully booked at times, but several members have mobility issues and require specific lanes.

  • Swipe your key fob and check-in with member service every visit. This is a Covid requirement. Stop by the office if you do not have a key fob.

  • PLEASE come dressed in your bathing suit. The locker rooms are available for changing (trial basis), but NO showers or locker use.

  • Member Service can assist you with where to place your belongings while you are in the pool. SPREAD OUT PLEASE 

Guidelines for CHANGING ROOMS: Open on a trial basis.

1. MASK ON! Dry off on the pool deck as much as possible to limit wet floors.       Bathrooms are limited to 1 family/person at a time. NO changing is allowed. 

2. Maximum capacity is #8. When capacity is reached you must wait in the lobby until there is a space available. Social distancing is MANDATORY. Masks must be worn at all times!

3. Please come to SAAC dressed in your suit and take all belongings to the pool deck.

4. The CHANGING ROOM is only available for adults for changing after pool use. NO lessons or swim teams.

5. Place a towel underneath you when using benches and NO powder please.

6. Be mindful of other members who are waiting.

SAAC will revoke changing room privileges if guidelines are not followed

Membership-

  • Annual & monthly members can reserve lap swim for an entire month in advance if your account is current.

  • If you are a monthly member, it is your responsibility to make timely payments. As of September 1st, a $25 late fee will be charged for any membership that is paid after the 10th of the month. To avoid a late fee, just sign up for automatic billing with member service. Billing will be on the first Monday of each month.

  • Punch cards purchased prior to Covid Shutdown (March 13, 2020) expired September 30th. As of June 29th reopening- SAAC is no longer offering punch cards or drop-ins.

 Program Offerings- Aqua Fitness Schedule is available on the website

Reserve your time in the pool by email (aquatics@sussexacademy.org) or call the Aquatic Center. Please specify if you are lap swimming or self-guided water exercise. We will do our best to accommodate special requests, but there is NEVER a guarantee of your own lane. Any requests received after business hours will be confirmed the next business day.

Lap Swimming- Reserve up to an hour, 3x per week. Two swimmers are permitted per lane with entry, exit, and rests on opposite ends of the pool. Lanes are assigned by member service.

Self-Guided Water Exercise- Reserve up to an hour, 3x per week. Two people per lane.

Aqua Fitness Classes Register for all your classes with a SAAC Member Service Staff. Participants are required to space 6 ft. apart.                             

There are NO family/open swim available or guests until further notice.

www.sussexacademy.org/aquatics

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