Charlottesville Alert

The acac Downtown parking deck will be closed this weekend, Saturday 9/21 – Sunday 9/22. Please visit our website for valet parking details and more information.

Phase III of the acac Downtown parking deck maintenance begins Monday, September 16 with a new traffic pattern. Please check our facebook page for the latest updates. 

Update 9/17/19: The warm water pool heater at acac Albemarle Square is broken and parts are delayed. The heater should be fixed by next Thursday, September 26. A temporary solution is in place to increase the pool temperature until this is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Terrified Adult Swimmer Conquered 2019 | acac Downtown

Terrified Adult Swimmer Conquered
with Karla Berger

Most swim classes for adults teach floating and kicking first.
Then breathing is added to the stroke. But I teach breathing first, while
feet stand on the bottom of a shallow pool. This method has led to 100%
success at UVA for the last 20 years. When faces are comfortable in the
water, then comes the (floating) stroke. Each student decides when this is.
From the start, all strokes have been broken into pieces and taught while
standing. Repetition is key because muscles have memory, and of course, no fear.


Dates: Sundays | Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24, Mar. 3-24, April 7-28*, May 5-26
Times: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Prices: member $70 | non-member $85
*No Class on Easter April 21


Questions? Contact Director of acac Downtown Aquatics:
Svetlana Vanyo, or call 434.984.3800.
Members: go to or visit the front desk.
Non-members: please call 434.984.3800.