CAC Operations

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Individuals who make reservations to swim or exercise at the Aquatic Center can 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. Family leisure swim will be $5 per family member or will be covered by a monthly family membership. Walk-in's are welcome if spots are available.

Please enter through the front doors.  Participants will be allowed downstairs for pool use or in the cardio room five minutes prior to their scheduled reservation time.

Therapy Pool: The therapy pool will 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 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.  During higher use times in the fitness swimming lanes, two swimmers per lane will be required.  Please note that beginning June 1, 2021, water features will be on during all family swim reservations.

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. During higher use times, two swimmers per lane will be required.

Water Park: The beach entry water features will be on during all family swim reservations beginning June 1, 2021.  The big slide will be available on Saturdays.

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. Please wipe the equipment you use with sanitizing wipes provided in the room.

Sundeck: Our sundeck will be open for daily use beginning June 1, 2021.

Towels:  Towels are available to our members. Daily guests can rent a towel for $2.

Locker rooms/showers and family changing rooms are open for guest use.


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