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Rodale Aquatic Center
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-4471

Lap and Learn Information

Lap and Learn Process

January 2021

Reservations and payments are made online.  Please click on the appropriate link.

Everyone is required to do a new waiver; you may not swim without it.

Arrive at RAC dressed to swim.

Arrive as close to your starting time as possible.

You must wear your COVID appropriate CDC recommended face covering to enter.

Appropriate face coverings must be always worn except when swimming.

Use the hand sanitizer immediately to your right inside the entry door to clean your hands.

Follow the arrows on the floor.

Please take off street shoes before going onto the pool deck.

Go to an open lane, place your personal items on the chair at your lane.

Enter the pool feet first.

Follow marked signage to exit the building.

Important Questions and Answers

Can I share a lane?
The 5:30 am, 6:45 am and 1:00 pm Lap & Learn sessions offer a “Double Lanes” option for lanes 3-4-5-6.  Lanes 1-2, 7-8 will remain “Single Lanes” during these times.  All other Lap & Learn sessions are “Single Lanes”.

Are the locker rooms open?
No, due to social distancing, cleaning and potential for disease transmission the Men’s and Ladies locker rooms will be temporarily closed.

Where do I find my educational aquatics information?
A variety of resources are available in our lobby.  Laminated copies to borrow are not available.  All materials are considered single use and we ask that you please discard them when you are finished.

Which restrooms are open?
There are 3 restrooms available for swimmers. The restroom on the small pool deck and the two family changing rooms.

How do I shower before getting into the pool?
Rinsing pre or post swim can be done with your suit on at the small pool deck hand shower.

What should I bring with me? 
Wear your swim suit, bring drinking water in a plastic container, towel.

May I borrow goggles or a towel?
No, there are no shared items

May I use a kick board, fins or swim gear from RAC?
No, please bring your own swim equipment.  We are not able to provide any gear.

What happened to the money/value of the remaining weeks of Lap and Learn or Masters swimming that should be on my account?
It is still there!  Each visit you make will be deducted in increments of $10.00 from your current account.  As you swim through the balance of your account, you can pay $10.00 each visit you reserve.

Can I drop in and swim?
No, a reservation is absolutely required.

Can I bring a guest?
No. Only currently enrolled swimmers may use the pool. No one may wait in the lobby or viewing areas.