AQUATIC CENTER UPDATE – 4.8.2021
This winter, the SAAC Pool-er Bears (Sussex Academy Aquatic Center) participated 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 .
SAAC POOL-ER BEARS 2021 goal was $1000…Thank you for your generous support!
As of 1/27/21 we have raised $2152.00!
Hours of operation:
Lap swim or self-guided water exercise :
Aqua Fitness Classes :
Aqua Core M/W/F 9:00am-10:00am (Full)
Arthritis + M/W/F 10:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-12:00pm
Full Body Blast T/TH 9:00am-10:00am (Full)
Hydro Pump Sat 9:30am-10:15am
Hydro Cardio Sat 10:30am-11:15am
All pool use is by reservation only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests based on new hours of operation.
Private and Semi-Private lessons are available. Email email@example.com for information.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 (email@example.com) 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.