Aquatics

Vitale Pool Schedule 

Effective December 1-22, 2019

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to view schedule changes!

Download the December 1-22 Vitale Pool Schedule here 

**Download the upcoming December 22- January 4 Winter Break Schedule here**

Have you heard about our 100 Mile Swim Club? Click here for the details!

Lane Swim

DayTimesLanes
Monday5:00-9:00am
9:00am-4:00pm
4:00-5:15pm
5:15-8:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
1 Lane
2 Lanes
Tuesday5:00-9:00am
9:00am-4:00pm
4:00-5:15pm
5:15-8:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
1 Lane
2 Lanes
Wednesday5:00-9:00am
9:00am-4:00pm
4:00-5:15pm
5:15-8:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
1 Lane 
2 Lanes
Thursday5:00-9:00am
9:00am-4:00pm
4:00-5:15pm
5:15-8:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
1 Lane
2 Lanes
Friday5:00-9:00am
9:00am-5:00pm
5:00-7:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
1 Lane
Saturday6:00-9:00am
9:00am-4:50pm
All Lanes
2 Lanes
Sunday10:00am-4:50pm2 Lanes

Lap Swimming Tips: Please enter the pool from the shallow end. To avoid accidents, when entering an occupied lane please get the first swimmers’ acknowledgement that you are there. Please get kickboards, pull buoys, etc. before entering the pool. 

Directions: If there are one or two swimmers in a lane, they may elect to split the lane in half. The entrance of a third person immediately changes the lane to “circle” swimming format. 

Speed: Please try to choose a lane with swimmers that most nearly match your speed.

Open Swim 

DayTimes
Monday10:00-11:00am
11:45am-1:00pm
2:00-4:15pm (GHS Diving/Board Closed 3:00-4:15pm)
7:00-8:50pm
Tuesday12:00-1:00pm
3:00-4:15pm (GHS Diving/Board Closed)
5:15-8:50pm
Wednesday10:00-11:00am
11:45am-1:00pm
3:00-4:15pm (GHS Diving/Board Closed)
5:15-8:50pm
Thursday12:00-1:00pm 
2:00-4:15pm (GHS Diving/Board Closed 3:00-4:15pm)
7:00-8:50pm 
Friday10:00-11:00am 
11:45-1:00pm
2:00-5:00pm (GHS Diving/Board Closed 3:00-4:15pm)
Saturday12:30-4:50pm 
Sunday10:00am-4:50pm

Ages 9 & under must be accompanied in the pool by a competent adult. Swim test is required each visit for deep water swim.

Water Exercise

DayClassTime
MondayWater Wellness
Aqua ROM
Aquaerobics
9:00-9:55am
11:00-11:45am
1:00-1:55pm
TuesdayStrength & Stretch
Deep Water H20
Aqua ROM
9:00-10:00am
1:00-1:55pm
2:00-2:45pm
WednesdayWater Wellness
Aqua ROM
Aquaerobics
9:00-9:55am
11:00-11:45am
1:00-1:55pm
ThursdayStrength & Stretch
Deep Water H20
Aqua ROM
9:00-10:00am
1:00-1:55pm
2:00-2:45pm
FridayAquaerobics
Aqua ROM
Water Wellness
9:00-9:55am
11:00-11:45am
1:00-1:55pm


Aqua ROM (Range Of Motion): Offered in the shallow end of the pool, this class is designed for those suffering from arthritis. Exercise will help to reduce pain and stiffness as promoted by the Illinois Arthritis Foundation and Tai Chi for Arthritis.

Aquaerobics: An exciting and popular exercise! Warm-up, workout (aerobic), and a cool down can be done in the shallow end of the pool. 

Deep Water H20: No impact deep water class with flotation belt. Super workout for all levels.

Strength & Stretch: Medium impact class using barbells to strengthen all muscles while using Yoga style stretches to work out any tight muscles in the body. 

Water Wellness: Medium intensity workout including cardio, stretching and toning using barbells.


Swim Lessons

DayClassTime
MondayYouth Stage 3 & 4
Parent/Child 
Advanced Parent/Child
Preschool Stage 1 & 3
5:00-5:45pm
6:00-6:30pm
6:00-6:30pm
6:30-7:00pm
ThursdayYouth Stage 1 & 3
Parent/Child & Preschool Stage 2
Preschool Stage 1 & 4
5:00-5:45pm
6:00-6:30pm
6:30-7:00pm
SaturdayPreschool Stage 1 & 2
Preschool Stage 3 & 4
Youth Stage 1 & 2
Youth Stage 4
Youth Stage 5 & 6
9:00-9:30am
9:30-10:00am
10:00-10:45am
10:45-11:30am
11:30-12:15pm

Schedule Changes

We do our best to keep the pool open to members, however at times it is necessary to make adjustments to the schedule.


Please note the following Vitale Pool changes:

  • Saturday, December 14th, 12:00-5:00pm due to Krocs Home Swim Meet 
  • Monday, December 16th, 4:00-8:30pm (One lap lane will be open at 5:00pm)
  • Monday, December 23rd-Friday, December 27th, 8:00-9:30am GHS Dive Practice (Two lap lanes will be open)
  • Monday, December 23rd-Friday, December 27th, No Open Swim 3:00-3:45pm due to School Out Days
  • Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, Closed at 2:50pm 
  • Wednesday, December 25th, Merry Christmas, Closed
  • Monday, December 30th-Friday, January 3rd, 8:00-9:30am GHS Dive Practice (Two lap lanes will be open) 
  • Monday, December 30th-Friday, January 3rd, No Open Swim 3:00-3:45pm 
  • Tuesday, December 31st, New Year’s Eve, Closed at 2:50pm 
  • Wednesday, January 1st, Happy New Year! Open 7:00-11:00am

For last minute or unexpected closures, please keep up to date via our Facebook Pages or Mobile App! 


Any questions regarding the Aquatics Schedule, please contact Tiffany Kulland, Program Coordinator at tkulland@knoxymca.org. Thank you! 

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