COVID-19 Operations

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Reservations for the week of May 3

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Please note that we will be closed Saturday for a dive meet.
In an effort to provide more swimming opportunities for our residents, the following will go into effect on March 1:
1.  Two people per lane during fitness reservations.
2.  Additional lap swimming times in the leisure pool on Monday and Wednesday evenings (5:15-7:30 p.m.)
3.  Family swim reservations in the leisure pool will no longer be limited to two families per time slot.  We will now base those reservations by 
     number of individuals (12).

A look at our operations:
-  Competition pool opens early mornings for Virginia Tech swim practice.  They return in the later part of the afternoon for their second 
    practice, which includes diving.
-  H2Okies, our local youth USA swimming program, swim immediately following and sometimes after school.
-  Both teams above practice Saturday's beginning at 7 a.m.
-  Competition pool closes at 9 p.m. after we accommodate contracts with Radford, Giles, Narrows and Christiansburg high schools.  Including
    Auburn Middle, Christiansburg Middle and St. John Neumann.
-  Each weekday evening, the diving tower is busy with our local youth age group diving program.  The current reigning Virginia High School
    State Champions for Boys and Girls Class 2A (Radford High), the Girls Class 3A (Christiansburg High) and the Boys (Blacksburg High) and
    Girls 4A (Salem High) Champs all train here.
-  When the leisure pool is not open to residents, we are providing private swim lessons with hopes to open group lessons following the 
    restrictions of social distancing.
-  Water fitness classes are offered in the evening, they too are under strict guidelines for numbers.  Therefore, we cannot open for public
    swim; a fitness class limits the numbers in the executive order.
-  The CAC operates with part-time lifeguards working less than 25 hours per week, most employees request only 10-15 hours due to school
    schedules.  Prior to COVID, we employed 40 lifeguard, today, 17.
-  Lifeguard training classes completely stopped when COVID hit.  The CAC has not resumed training of lifeguard at this time due to the 
    challenges of social distancing.
-  When a swim meet is scheduled in the facility, every effort is made to provide public reservations prior to the meet start times.
-   We are currently closed on Sundays


Family swim is limited to 60-minute time slots, with a maximum of 12 individuals.  Family swim reservations must include at least one person who is 18 years of age or older, but children of any age are welcome to attend, as long as at least one adult is present. A 10-foot physical distance will be required for all those outside of the household family, both in and out of the pool. 

Monthly memberships can now be purchased. Individuals who make reservations to swim or exercise at the Aquatic Center can still purchase a $5 daily pass, or may purchase a monthly membership. There is no guarantee of ability to reserve facility time with a monthly membership. Household family leisure swim will be $5 per family member or will be covered by a monthly family membership.

Therapy Pool: The therapy pool will be reserved from 8-10:15 a.m. for senior citizens and compromised populations but will then be open during the times listed on Signup Genius to all individuals over 18, with a maximum occupancy of two individuals. Reservations are required and can be made in 60-minute time slots. If you have a child under 18 who has a therapeutic need for rehab or recovery from an injury, please contact the Christiansburg Aquatic Center about reserving a time in the therapy pool.

Leisure Pool: The leisure pool will be reserved from 8-10:15 a.m. for senior citizens and compromised populations but will be then be open for anyone 16 years of age or older for lap swim, water exercise and family swim during the times listed on Signup Genius, with a maximum reservation occupancy of 24 individuals. Reservations will still be required and can be made in 60-minute time slots. Family leisure swim reservations must include at least one person who is 18 years of age or older.

Competition Pool: The competition pool will be open for lap swimming, for anyone 16 years of age or older, during the times listed on Signup Genius, with a maximum occupancy of 66 swimmers. Reservations will be required and can be made in 60-minute time slots.

Water Park: The beach entry water features and slide will be available on Saturday's.

Cardio Room: The cardio room will be open during time slots available on Signup Genius, for anyone 16 years of age or older, with a maximum occupancy of three individuals. Reservations will be required and can be made in 60-minute time slots. Some machines will not be available to ensure social distancing while working out. Please wipe the equipment you use with sanitizing wipes provided in the room. The cardio room and equipment will be disinfected by staff at least every two hours.

Swim Lessons: We currently have a waiting list for Private Swim Lessons.  Once a registration form is received, that individual will be placed on our waiting list.  We will contact the participant when they can register, payment will be collected at that time.

Please enter the Aquatic Center using the main entrance. You will be allowed in five minutes prior to your reservation period. Symptomatic individuals will not be permitted in the building.

Please maintain a physical distance from others of at least 10 feet. 

Face coverings are required in the building at all times except while actively swimming in the pool or working out, in accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam’s face covering requirements and exceptions. Face coverings are not required nor recommended while swimming or working out.

Christiansburg Aquatic Center towels will not be available for use. Please bring your own towel.

Locker rooms and showers will be open.  Social distancing still applies while in the locker rooms. The family changing rooms will be available and will be disinfected at least every two hours. High-touch surfaces within the facility will be disinfected at least every two hours. The facility will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day