Grab your beach towels and sunscreen because The Antioch Aqua Center will be open this summer! Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, May 29th, and the pool will be open Memorial Day weekend from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The pool will be closed from June 1 – 4 and open again for the regular season on June 5th. Regular hours will be Monday – Saturday, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The Aqua Center is under new leadership with some new and exciting programming ideas planned. Dawn Johnson, who has over 30 years experience in aquatics, will be overseeing the operation of the aquatic center. “I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to some updated programs this season”, said Johnson.
The Village of Antioch will be following the CDC and IDPH guidelines for a safe summer at the pool. Because that is constantly changing, specific restrictions will be announced closer to opening day. Patrons will be asked to stay home and avoid visiting the pool if they have any COVID symptoms. Masks will be required if walking around the deck, or to go to the bath house and concession stand. Throughout the day, staff will be sanitizing common areas to prevent the spread of germs. Chlorine and proper filtration kill 99.9% of most germs, including the COVID-19 virus. The pool chemistry is checked every two hours to ensure proper sanitation.
The first session of swim lessons will begin June 21st and each of the three sessions offered will be two weeks in length; Monday thru Thursday. Lessons will be held at 8:30 am -9:15 am, 9:20 am -10:05 am, or 10:10 am-10:55 am. All instructors will be trained as water safety instructors through American Red Cross. NEW this summer will be diving classes for all ages, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am and will be concurrent with swim lesson sessions. The Waves Swim team will also be back for the summer, so if you haven’t signed up, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
For adults wanting to stay healthy, we will be offering Aqua Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm, and Water Aerobics on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm.
Looking for a fun safe place to host a party or get together? You can rent the pool for both private and semi-private parties. Call the Antioch Parks Office at 847-395-2160 to make your reservations.
We hope to offer some new special events at the aqua center throughout the summer, but they will be dependent on CDC and IDPH guidelines.
All lessons, programs and rentals may be booked online at www.antioch.il.gov or in-person at 806 Holbek Drive. We look forward to a hot summer and seeing you at the Antioch Aqua Center.