SAC has something for everyone, from preschool aged children to adult master swimmers. We offer private swim lessons and group classes for any skill range, from fun swims to triathlon-level.
Swimming Pool Waiver
Please download, print, and sign the SAC Swimming Pool Waiver. Please provide the signed waiver to our front desk staff when you visit the pool.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What to wear in the pool?
- All swimmers should wear a well fitting, comfortable bathing suit.
- Long hair should be pulled back or put in a bathing cap.
- We do not recommend goggles or water shoes for our younger swimmers. However, goggles are recommended for Level 4 & above classes.
- Masks, armbands and other floating devices are not allowed during lessons. However, kick boards, noodles, diving rings and other teaching tools are provided.
- Swim diapers or rubber pants must be worn by children who are not 100% toilet trained and may be purchased at the Front Desk. (No conventional diapers)
Q: Where can we change?
A: There are two locker rooms: one for men the other for women. In cases where Dad’s are bringing daughters or Mom’s are bringing sons we offer alternate dressing rooms: unisex bathrooms located upstairs in the pool viewing area, across from the front desk, and the “Surf Shack” located in the pool area. Children over the age of five are not allowed in the opposite sex locker room.
Q: Where can parent watch?
A: We have found that having parents down on our pool deck is not only distracting to our classes but also poses a safety risk (especially with younger siblings running around). Parents are welcome to watch their child’s class from the pool viewing area, located upstairs. Toys and books are available for siblings.
Younger children should be escorted into the pool area where they are to sit on the white benches until the instructors take attendance. The instructors will then get them into the shower and pool together, as a class.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your lesson.
- Children are not allowed to enter the pool without the instructor, please have children sit on the bench until the instructor is ready to take them into the pool.
- Food, drinks and gum are not allowed on the pool deck or in the locker rooms. Snacks are allowed in the front lobby only.
- Band-Aids are not allowed in the pool.
- Children must leave the pool when their class ends to make room for the next class.
Pool Rules & Policies
SAC rules and policies are for the safety and enjoyment of all. Thank you for your cooperation.
- SAC members only
- Shoulder length hair should be tied back
- Please read & follow posted NH safety rules
- No lifeguard is on duty
- No diving
- Cleansing showers must be taken before entering the pool
- Please leave all other lap lanes open for swim lessons and adult swimming
- Lap lanes are for Lap Swimming/Water Walking only
- Lap lanes must be shared during busy times
- Family Swim is in lane 1 during scheduled times
- Swim bars are for lessons only
- No horseplay or foul language
- Please return equipment/toys after use
Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult either in the water or on the deck.
- Children over age of 5 are not allowed in opposite sex locker room. Please use “Surf Shack” located in pool deck area
- Parents and children may use the large shallow lane to play and swim.
- Children are welcome to swim and play ONLY during Family Swim times so as not to disrupt classes.
- Diapers are not allowed in the pool. Plastic pants or swim diapers should be worn and may be purchased at the front desk.
Rules for Sharing a Lane with Other Swimmers
1) When you first arrive, rinse off at the pool-side shower.
Showering before entering the pool sends a clear message that you’re doing everything you can to keep the water clean.
2) If there’s an empty lane, swim in it.
Always take an empty lane if one is available. Keep in mind that some lanes are reserved for programming.
3) If there isn’t an empty lane and you will be sharing a lane with another swimmer, make it known that you’re entering.
Hop down on your butt and dangle both legs into the lane, off to the side near the rope. If the swimmer doesn’t acknowledge your existence get all the way into the water and stand in the corner of the lane. You can start swimming after you are sure they know you are there. This will prevent collisions. It is recommended that you have a brief conversation about either splitting the lane or circle swimming with your new lane partner.
4) If the other swimmer is faster than you, don’t push off in front of them.
Faster swimmers have priority in shared lanes. It isn’t done to award athletic prowess, but rather to make the workout safer and more efficient for everyone involved.
5) If more than two people are in a lane, swim in a circular pattern.
In order to avoid collisions, you must swim in either a clockwise or counterclockwise pattern when more than two people are sharing a lane. If there are only two swimmers in a lane you can pick sides and swim on only your side.
6) If a swimmer taps your foot they want to pass.
When your feet get tapped, don’t be alarmed or embarrassed. Simply pull into the corner of the lane when you reach the wall so the swimmer behind you can pass. If they pass before the wall, get as close to the rope as you can and slow down, but you don’t need to stop. Don’t speed up while being passed. If you get passed twice by the same person, consider moving to a slower lane.
7) Stay away from the center of the wall when taking a rest.
It’s perfectly acceptable to take a rest at the wall on either end of the pool whenever you feel the need, just be sure to stay clear of the center of the wall if you’re sharing the lane. Give the active swimmers as much room as possible to turn. When you’re ready to start swimming again, always yield to swimmers who are in motion.
8) Just be nice. 🙂
The beautiful thing about politeness is the simplicity. The unwritten rules of a lap pool are somewhat complex, and it’s easy to forget something. The simple act of always being nice to your fellow swimmers, regardless of their ability, is the only rule you truly need to follow.