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Aquatics Center Info

Aquatics Hours (Pool, Steam Rooms and Saunas in Locker Rooms)

Monday-Friday

5:45 am - 9:15 pm

Saturday

7:15 am - 6:45 pm

Sunday

7:15 am - 6:45 pm

General Pool Rules

1.

NEVER SWIM ALONE - Use of the pools is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty and present in the pool area.

2.

Minimum age for pool use is 14 except for CMC Physical Therapy patients.

3.

In an emergency, help can be obtained by informing pool personnel and by using one of the red telephones located in the pool area which connect directly with the front desk where emergency services will be contacted.

4.

NO DIVING ALLOWED IN ANY OF THE POOLS!!! Please use the stairs, ladder, or a feet-first or seated entry into the pools.

5.

Take a cleansing shower before entering the pools.

6.

STAY OUT of the pools if you have a cold, any sickness, sore or inflamed eyes, or open wounds.

7.

Horseplay, running, and other unsafe behaviors WILL NOT be permitted in the pools, on the deck, locker rooms, or shower rooms.

8.

Keep food, gum, glass, soap, sharp objects or anything else which may affect the safety of yourself or other swimmers OUT OF THE POOL AREA.

9.

Whenever possible, please leave street shoes in the locker rooms.

10.

Fitness equipment is available for your use - ask the lifeguard on duty.

11.

Lap swimming is PROHIBITED in the Warm Water Therapy Pool.

12.

Lap swimmers must share lanes when necessary; circle swimming is encouraged and is required when three or more people are using one lane. During Lap Pool class times, at least 1 lane will remain open to swimmers.

13.

During CMC Physical Therapy class times, members will still have access to the deep end of the Warm Pool, the Lap Pool and Whirlpool Spa. During Water Aerobics and Aqualates Classes, the warm pool may be CLOSED at the discretion of the instructor. Please be courteous while using warm pool during PT and class times.

14.

Please refrain from using Spa while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics, or tranquilizers or if you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure.

15.

Observe a reasonable time limit of 15 minutes or less when using spa. Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting. If you wish to return, shower, cool down, and then return for another brief stay in the spa.

Individual Pool Rules and Etiquette

Lap Pool Rules and Etiquette

The Lap Pool is always available for lap-swimming. During classes held in the Lap Pool, 1 to 3 lanes will remain open for lap swimmers. Please adhere to the following rules when using the lap pool:

1.

Swimmers must share lanes if more people wish to swim laps than lanes available.

2.

If two people are sharing a lane, splitting the lane on each side or circle swimming are both acceptable.

3.

If 3 or more people need to share a lane, circle swimming is required. Please choose a lane with swimmers of similar speed when circle swimming. Pool staff is available to assist with lane sharing if needed.

4.

When entering an occupied lane, make sure the other swimmer(s) knows you're there and you discus how to share the lane before starting your laps.

5.

Walking laps are permitted; slow swimmers and walkers should use the right lane.

6.

There is no time limit for lap swimming.

Therapy Pool Rules and Etiquette

The Therapy Pool is open for water exercise during all CMC Physical Therapy times and during most Aquatic class times. Please observe the following rules when using the Therapy Pool:

1.

Be courteous when entering the pool during class and CMC PT times. Always enter using the stairs, lift or ladder - never jump into a class or PT session! Briefly check with the instructor to make sure it is ok to use the pool during class, making sure whatever exercise you're doing does not interfere with the class.

2.

Lap swimming is prohibited.

3.

Return any exercise equipment used to appropriate storage area.

4.

Horseplay, foul language and intimate contact are not allowed.

5.

Refrain from using scented oils, body lotion or strong perfume in pool.

Whirlpool Spa Rules and Etiquette

1.

DO NOT USE ALONE - Use of the Spa is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty and present in the pool area.

2.

Elderly persons and those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure and women who are pregnant are cautioned NOT to use the spa.

3.

Use by children under 14 is PROHIBITED.

4.

DO NOT use while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics, or tranquilizers.

5.

Observe a reasonable time limit of 15 minutes. Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting. If you wish to return, shower, cool down, and then return for another brief stay in the spa.

6.

Refrain from using ANY lotions, soaps, oils and perfumes in the spa.

7.

In an emergency, help can be obtained by informing pool personnel and by using one of the telephones located in the pool area which connect directly with the front desk where emergency services will be contacted.

8.

The maximum number of persons in the whirlpool spa is 8.

9.

NO DIVING or JUMPING ALLOWED!!! Please use the stairs or a seated entry to enter the spa.

Pool FAQs

1.

What are the temperatures of the pools?
Lap pool: 80°F, Therapy pool: 89°F, and Whirlpool spa: 102°F

2.

Is the Therapy pool open to members when Physical Therapy or a Water Aerobics class is in session?
Yes, normally. Check with the instructor before using the pool. Please respect the needs of each class and share the space appropriately.

3.

What is the length of the lap pool?
Our pool has 4 lanes and is 25 yards long. The pools are no deeper that 5ft.

4.

What are the pool hours?
The pool opens 15 minutes later than the club and closes 15 minutes earlier.

5.

Is there equipment available for use?
We have swim fins, hand paddles, kick boards, aqua dumbbells, waist belts, noodles and resistance paddles for you to use.

6.

Can the lifeguard play music for members?
Our policy is that ALL members must agree to have it on; otherwise it will not be played.

7.

Are children allowed to use the pools?
No. The pools are only open to persons of membership age (14 and older). The only exceptions to this rule are one on one Physical Therapy sessions and one on one swim lessons (manager approval required).

8.

Do you offer swim lessons?
Yes. We offer swim lessons (group or private setting) to members and non-members (children over 14 years are welcome). Other programs include: Total Immersion Clinics, Swim Mastery Sessions and Personal Training Swim Conditioning. Please sign up for classes by calling or contacting the front desk.

9.

May I purchase a membership or day pass for the pool only?
No. We do not have a separate pool membership. The day pass/membership fee includes usage of pools, locker rooms, and the rest of the facility, including group fitness classes.

10.

What type of sanitizer do you use?
We use chlorine in all of our pools.

11.

Do you sell accessories?
We sell clear/tinted goggles, nose and ear plugs and swim caps at our front desk.

12.

Is the Lap pool ever closed for class?
No. There will always be 1-3 lanes open for members to swim.

13.

Do you offer a discount on your day pass to participants of Women Swimmin'?
Yes. Each year, beginning in May, we offer ½ price day passes to the pool and swim clinics open to the public. This ends in August when Women Swimmin' is over.

See General Information for more details.

All pools are sanitized with chlorine via computer controlled feed. pH and chlorine levels are set by the New York State Health Department.

Pool Technical Information

Lap Pool

Whirlpool Spa

Length

25 yards

Temperature

102°F

Temperature

80°F

Depth

3'

Lanes

4

Jets

Yes

Depth

4' to 4'6"

Maximum Occupancy

8

Therapy Pool

Temperature

89°F

Depth

4' to 4'10"

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