Vienna Aquatic Club

Part of Vienna since 1962                                                                                                                                         625 Marshall Rd, SW, Vienna  703-938-4331

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Reminder: Unattended youth

Posted by rickkwilhelm on June 5, 2020 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A reminder that no swimmer under the age of 8 may swim at any time without a parent present at the pool.

Also, no swimmer under 15 years of age may be at Vienna Aquatic Club after 6 p.m. unless there is a parent present

For clarity, a parent being "in the parking lot" does not count as "at the pool".

These are standing VAC rules which remain in effect, even during the current lap-swimming model.



Phase 1 Procedures and COVID-19 Disclaimer

Posted by rickkwilhelm on May 27, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As we prepare for an anticipated opening in compliance with State and County guidelines, we have assembled a set of procedures for using the pool under Phase 1.  These are, essentially, a simple "how to" guide for all who will visit the pool.  These procedures can be found here and can also be found by accessing the "Policies" link at the top of the website.


Additionally, given the complexity and uncertainty related to the current public health emergency, we have a disclaimer that can be found here and can also be found by accessing the "Policies" link at the top of the website.

 

 


Code of Conduct Additions

Posted by rickkwilhelm on May 25, 2020 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As we prepare for an anticipated opening in compliance with State and County guidelines, all who will visit the pool are required to comply with additions to the Code of Conduct.  These additions, along with procedures for lane allocation, and handling no-shows can be found here, which can also be found by accessing the "Policies" link at the top of the website.

Anticipated VAC Opening

Posted by rickkwilhelm on May 25, 2020 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

VAC hopes that our members and their families are safe and well in these trying times. Over the course of the past few months, the VAC Board has been considering options for how and when to open VAC for the 2020 season. The Board held its monthly meeting virtually on May 13th and made preliminary decisions regarding pool opening, all subject to change as conditions change.

 

Consistent with Phase 1 guidelines for the Northern Virginia re-opening plan, "Forward Virginia," VAC anticipates opening under significant restrictions as early as Friday, May 29th. Based on the requirements of the re-opening plan, VAC anticipates initially opening for lap swim only and on a reservation basis. For Phase 1, we anticipate the following:

  

  • VAC plans to open for 60-minute slots of lap swimming only (using all eight lanes) and with a maximum of eight members on-site at any given time.
  • Initially, the first time slot will begin at 12:00 noon each day and will continue throughout the day with 60-minute swim sessions, each followed by a 30-minute cleaning period.
  • An online reservation system will be used to sign up for lap swim slots and all members must register for a slot to enter VAC.
  • Entry to VAC can only occur at or after the start time of your registered slot. Members must exit the facility immediately at the end of each session.
  • Members will enter through the changing rooms and exit through the side gate (next to the pavilion).
  • Only the lap area of the main pool will be available. No use of the shallow end and no diving anywhere will permitted.
  • Only lanes 1, 3, and 8 will have ladder access; members requiring a ladder to enter or exit the pool must register for one of those lanes. Lanes 2 and 4 through 7 require access directly onto the deck.
  • Lane 8 can also be accessed by wading in from the shallow end.
  • Lane 1 can also be accessed from ladders in the dive well.
  • Members may only enter and exit their own swim lane and cannot cross lanes.
  • Showers and changing rooms will be available, though no shower curtains will be in place. Most outdoor foot showers will also be available (the one in the playground area will not be in use). We encourage you to shower and change at home prior to arriving at pool instead of showering or changing in the changing room which could lead to an unintentional gathering of people.
  • The baby pool, playground, volleyball court, pool deck, picnic deck, picnic tables, chairs, loungers, grills, umbrellas, tether ball pit, pavilion, and ice cream sales will be unavailable during Phase 1. (The pool deck can only be used to access the pool and for entering/exiting the facility.)
  • The water fountain outside the office will not be available. Water can be obtained in the changing rooms.
  • Food delivery or picnicking are prohibited. Water and food may be brought to VAC, but there will be no grills available for use.
  • No non-household congregation is permitted in the pool or on the grounds.
  • Children are permitted at VAC but must register and either actively be swimming laps in their lane or sitting alone (or with family members) off the pool deck, either on the grass or on pavers away from the pool area.
  • Lost and found items will be discarded at the end of each day. However, any valuables found (wallets, keys, phones, jewelry, glasses, and money) will be held in the pool office and will not be discarded.
  • VAC will close at 8:30 PM nightly.


Additional details and updates will be sent prior to the anticipated opening date, including information on how to access the lane reservation system. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us.


The safety and health of our members and staff are paramount. To that end, violation of these procedures will not be tolerated, and may result in losing membership privileges for the summer or longer. Social distancing practices must also be adhered to by all members at all times while on-site at VAC (with exceptions for proximity by same-household members).


Once further guidance from Virginia is received regarding possible expanded operations (more members using the pool at the same time, using other parts of the grounds, or other possible scenarios), they will be communicated to members.


Additional details and updates will be sent prior to the anticipated opening date, including information on how to access the lane reservation system. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us.


The safety and health of our members and staff are paramount. To that end, violation of these procedures will not be tolerated, and may result in losing membership privileges for the summer or longer. Social distancing practices must also be adhered to by all members at all times while on-site at VAC (with exceptions for proximity by same-household members).


Once further guidance from Virginia is received regarding possible expanded operations (more members using the pool at the same time, using other parts of the grounds, or other possible scenarios), they will be communicated to members via email and Facebook.


Until further notice, the above restrictions will be in place under Phase 1.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as the VAC Board works to properly respond to this evolving situation with the best interests of our members' health and well-being in mind.


 

 

 

Small-group swim lessons

Posted by rickkwilhelm on June 20, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Group lessons are held Monday to Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 AM, for a two-week, eight-lesson session.


Session 2: July 1 - July 11, Monday to Wednesday and Friday* (week 1) and Monday to Thursday week 2) -- *No lesson on Thursday, July 4th, make up on Friday


Session 3: July 15 - July 25, Monday to Thursday


More information (including fees and the sign-up link) is in your weekly Member email.




2019 Masters Swimming

Posted by rickkwilhelm on April 10, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Again this year, VAC members and leaseholders are welcome to join for early morning masters swimming. This practice is coached by the NextWave Mastersf and is made available at no extra cost to VAC members/leaseholders.

 

The schedule is:

 

- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00am-6:15am

 

- every week; June, July and August

 

Lane space is also available these times for adult members/leaseholders who wish to swim "on their own".

Exact start date will depend on water temps... after the pool opens, watch for updates!

2019 Board meeting dates

Posted by rickkwilhelm on December 3, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The VAC Board meets monthly (except for December and August).


Meeting dates for 2019 are posted on the Calendar here on the website.


Alternate pool for 7/28 evening: Dunn Loring

Posted by rickkwilhelm on July 26, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to an events at Vienna Aquatic Club on Saturday, July 28, the pool will close at 5pm.


However, VAC Members and Leaseholders may attend Dunn Loring pool from 5pm-9pm on Saturday, July 28th


Due to multiple events, VAC will be open from around 2pm until 5:00pm.


Dunn Loring Swim Club is located at 8326 Cottage St, Vienna

2018 Masters Swimming

Posted by rickkwilhelm on June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Again this year, VAC members and leaseholders are welcome to join for early morning masters swimming. This practice is coached by the NextWave Mastersf and is made available at no extra cost to VAC members/leaseholders.

The schedule is:

- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00am-6:15am

- every week; June, July and August

Lane space is also available these times for adult members/leaseholders who wish to swim "on their own".

August Pass requests

Posted by rickkwilhelm on April 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Interested in an August Pass at VAC?

 

The August Pass allows you and the members of your household to use the VAC facilities during its normal operating hours from August 1 through Labor Day. The fee for an August Pass is described on the Fees page.

(There is no prorated payment amount for an August pass -- if you are only using it for certain weeks --  and there are no refunds.)



A limited number of August Passes are available each year. August Passes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis; users agree to abide by normal VAC rules. August Passes are reallocated each year. That is, having an August Pass in a particular year has no bearing on getting an August Pass in subsequent years.



The list for 2018 August Passes opens at 12:00am on Saturday May 26, 2018.  Send an email to: viennaaquaticmembership@gmail.com

(Early requests will not be honored.)


 

 



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