West Chester “Swim at Your Own Risk” Aquatics Center Changes Beginning April 14, 2023
Many of you have probably heard about the lifeguard shortages nationwide. acac has worked tirelessly over the last several months to keep our pools open and guarded by certified lifeguards, however, despite incredible efforts by our team, we unfortunately have experienced similar hiring challenges.
We are faced with the reality that we may not have enough lifeguards to guard our pools during all operational hours and are making some changes to our aquatics policy beginning April 14, 2023.
Our goal is to continue staffing our pools with certified lifeguards during as many hours as possible given our current lifeguard availability. Family Swim Times and outdoor pools will continue to be guarded. Our Family Swim Time hours are listed below.
Mon, Wed, Fri | 4 – 7pm
Tues & Thurs | 9am – 12pm
Sat & Sun | 12 – 6:45pm
Important Note: While we will make every possible effort to guard the pools during these family times, if our certified lifeguards are unable to staff our pools that day, we will cancel Family Swim Time and convert the pools to Swim At Your Own Risk (for members aged 13+). Members are encouraged to call for confirmation of Family Swim Time hours before coming into the club.
Swim At Your Own Risk
We are also introducing “Swim At Your Own Risk” times, when the Aquatics Center will be open for member use, but a certified lifeguard will not be in attendance to monitor the pools. During “Swim At Your Own Risk” times, we will provide ample signage on the pool deck to let members know that swimming is at your own risk, so you can determine whether you still want to swim.
Important Note: Members must be 13 years of age or older to participate in “Swim At Your Own Risk” times.
The schedules for Family Swim Time are subject to change quarterly, and can be found on our website here. As this hiring shortage passes, and we are able to find more eligible lifeguards, we will make every effort to expand guarded hours and return the clubs to a fully-guarded operation.
As always, we thank you for trusting acac to be your fitness & wellness providers, and thank you for your understanding as we navigate these changing times.