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The Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center has programs for every age and activity level.  Please view the list below for information on pool, fitness and child care programs. 

For further information, please call the Aquatic & Fitness Center at 609-398-6900 or click here to email your question or comment to a Customer Care Representative.

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Location:
1735 Simpson Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
 
Hours:
Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.

Pool Programs

Winter Aquatic Programs

2019 Swim Lesson Registration Begins Dec 2nd Online & at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Click Here to Register

Click Here to download flyer

Winter Pool Schedule Spring Aquatic Programs 2020

Spring Swim Lesson Registration Begins March 2nd, 9:00 AM at the Aquatic & Fitness Center

Click here to download the flyer

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SWIM LESSONS WILL START 9:00 AM MARCH  3rd 2018

PROGRAMS ARE HELD DURING THE FOLLOWING SESSION DATES:

TUES & THURS SESSIONS
#1  March 17 - April 9
#2  April 21 - May 14           

SATURDAY CLASS SESSIONS 

#1 March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 

PARENTS AND TOTS
Wednesdays (3/25 - 5/13)
Ages: 6 months to 3 1/2 yrs.

Saturdays (3/28 - 5/16)
Ages 15 months to 3 ½  years old

Sat.  11:10 – 11:40AM
Ages 6 months to 15 months
Sat.  11:45 – 12:05PM
Parent participation required. This class is designed to introduce and acclimate your young child to the water. Participating adults will learn holding positions, cues, and how to have a positive first experience with the water.

Children must be 3 ½ years old to enroll in group swim lessons
LEVEL  I

This level emphasizes comfort in the water. Skills introduced in this level are: Putting face in, bobbing, front and back floats with assistance, blowing bubbles, kicking, and arm strokes.

Tues. & Thurs.     9:00 -   9:30 AM
Sat.              10:00 - 10:30 AM
                    
10:35 - 11:05 AM

LEVEL  II
This level introduces basic skills to ready the swimmer for independent movement in the water.  Skills introduced in this level are: submerging, front and back floats unassisted, breathing, flutter kicking, turning over, beginning strokes on front and back.
Tues. & Thurs.  9:30 - 10:30 AM
Sat.             10:00 - 10:30 AM
                   
10:35 - 11:05 AM

LEVEL III
Students begin to coordinate learned skills into strokes. Skills introduced in this level are front and back crawl, retrieving submerged objects, elementary backstroke, and treading water.
Tues. & Thurs.    9:30 - 10:00 AM
Sat.                       11:10 - 11:40 AM

LEVEL IV
Swimmers improve strokes and develop endurance.  Skills introduced in this level include breaststroke kick, diving, turns and treading water.
Sat.                 11:10 - 11:40 AM

LEVEL V ( Pre -Team)
Coordinate and refine previous strokes. Skills taught in this level are open turns, butterfly, stride jump, and breaststroke.
Sat. 11:45 - 12:15 PM

ADULT LESSONS
Sat. 11:45 – 12:15 PM
ANY LEVEL

AQUATIC PROGRAMS PRICES

  MEMBERS              $60.00   1ST  child  $55.00   2nd  child  $50.00   3rd  child  $45.00   4th  child 

   NON-MEMBERS $120.00   1st  child   $115.00   2nd child   $110.00   3rd  child   $  100.00   4th  child

PLEASE NOTE:

NO MAKE UP CLASSES.

NO REFUND ON MISSED CLASSES.

WHEN JOINING CLASS LATE, LESSONS

WILL BE PRO-RATED.

PRIVATE LESSONS
A 30-minute one-on-one lesson with an instructor. Private lessons are by appointment only and based on the availability of instructors and pool schedule.  Call today for more information.

PRIVATE LESSON FEES:

PRIVATE LESSONS

MEMBERS: $25.00 PER ½ HOUR

NON-MEMBERS: $50.00 PER ½ HOUR

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

MEMBERS:  $20.00 PER ½ HOUR PER CHILD

NON-MEMBERS:   $35.00 PER ½ HOUR PER CHILD

ADULT AQUATIC PROGRAMS

WATER EXERCISE
Designed to increase flexibility, circulation, and tone. Water is used as resistance, which places less stress on the body joints. The class uses equipment along with drills done on the wall. Non-swimmers welcome!

Monday, Wednesday & Friday    11:00AM - 11:45AM;   1:00 - 1:45PM
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00AM - 11:45AM

Saturday & Sunday      12:15PM - 1:00PM
Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

DEEPWATER VOLLEYBALL
Monday, Wednesday & Friday     11:00AM - 11:45AM

ADULT FITNESS SWIMMING
This fitness program is a Coached work-out for ADULTS. The intent is to create an environment that welcomes those who may just want to add something new to their pool swims as well as the seasoned swimmer.  Participants should already know how to swim and should have a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes and be able to complete 8 lengths of the pool without stopping.

Sunday 7:00AM - 9:00AM
Tuesday 8:30PM - 9:30PM
1st & 3rd Sundays of the month: 8:20AM - 9:00AM Intro to coached sessions.

FEE PER PRACTICE  $5.00 for members  $8.00 non-member
See front desk for discounted punch cards

LIFEGUARDING TODAY
Must be in excellent physical condition with strong swimming skills, at least 15 yrs. old. Successful completion will lead to an American Red Cross Cert. For more info call AFC Front desk (609) 398-6900.

ADAPTIVE SWIM
Class designed for those special people in our community who will enjoy the freedom only water can give.  A doctor’s note is necessary when you pre-register.  Call 609.398.6900 for more information. Having fun is therapeutic!
TUESDAY 6:30-7:30 PM (Fall, Winter, and  Spring)

SCUBA
Explore the world of SCUBA diving. Learn the physics and physiology of man underwater, combined with developing water skills to become a competent SCUBA diver.  SCUBA diving opens the door to the exciting world beneath the sea.  For more information call -

American Diving 646-5090

 

 

Swim Lessons - Winter 2020

2020 Winter Swim Sign-ups Monday, Dec 2nd - 9:00 AM - On-line or In person at Aquatic & Fitness Center
Online Registration - Click Here

Learn To Swim
The American Red Cross Learn to Swim program teaches youngsters to swim and be safe in, on and around water. We teach 5 progressive levels. Starting with Level I where the most (elementary) beginning swimming skills are taught, thru Level 5 refining the competitive strokes.

Parent and Tot
Parent participation is required. This class is designed to introduce and acclimate your young child to the water.
Adult Lessons
Instructors work with you at any level.
Private and Semi-private Lessons
Adult & child individualized private instruction; the lessons may be arranged at your convenience.
Call the Aquatic & Fitness Center Front Desk (609) 398-6900 for more information.

Registration: Fall September 3rd at 9:00 AM 
Online Registration - Click Here
Sign up online or in-person at the Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-398-6900

2020 Winter Swim Flyer

Register online - Click Here

Swim Lesson Evaluation Form

Adult Water Exercise

WATER EXERCISE

Water exercise class is designed to increase flexibility, circulation and muscle tone.  Water is used as resistance, which places less stress on your joints. Class may utilize floatation equipment. Non-swimmers welcome.

MON.- FRI.      11:00 - 11:45AM

                        1:00 – 1:45PM

TUES.              7:30 - 8:15PM

SAT. & SUN.12:15 – 1:00PM                   

DEEPWATER RUNNING

Using flotation devices to exercise burn calories and improves how you’re your body moves. Water is used as resistance while trying to move through it, engaging all muscle groups. Impact free and great fun for all fitness levels.

THURS.              7:30 – 8:15PM

DEEPWATER  VOLLEYBALL

MON., WED. & FRI.   11:00-11:45PM

Adult Fitness Swim

AFS  is a Coached work-out for ADULTS.
The intent is to create an environment that welcomes those who may just want to add something new to their pool swims as well as the seasoned swimmer. Participants should already know how to swim, should have a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes and be able to complete 8 lengths of the pool without stopping. 

SUN. 7:00 - 9:00AM & TUES. 8:30-9:30PM
1st Sunday of the month 8:20AM - 9:00AM - Intro to coached swim. Less intensity, shorter distance.
              

FEE PER PRACTICE
$5.00 PER MEMBER (No Cost to members for Summer)
$8.00 NON MEMBER
See front desk for discounted punch cards

Pool Party Information
Pool Party Information

2 rental options:
Small scale – maximum of 12 kids, 1-hour rec swim, and room rental optional. During Center’s hours open. $7.00/swimmer $25.00 room rental
Large scale – over 12 kids, Room 4:30 pm – 5:30pmpool 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Sat. or Sun.). Exclusive use of the pool. $210.00 up to 20 children  $7.00/swimmer over the amount of 20
Customer in charge of the table set up. Aquatic and FitnessCentermaintenance staff will break down tables and chairs.

Call for more information or to schedule your party. 609 398-6900 or e-mail mgallagher@ocnj.us

American Red Cross Courses - Lifeguarding & CPR

American Red Cross Courses

Now offered at the Aquatic & Fitness Center:

Lifeguard class includes: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and First Aid for Lay Responder (Valid for 2 years)
All participants must be proficient in Front Crawl & Breaststroke. Pre-cert swim is required. This will be given at the beginning of the 1st class.

LIFEGUARD CLASS: Sundays, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Session #1 February 9, 2019 through March 22, 2019
Mandatory Pre-requisite Swim: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:30PM.

ONLY 1 session for Winter 2020
Fee: $280

CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER:
Class Date: Sunday, TBA. Fee $75, Current Renewal $50 (must show current card)

REVIEW COURSE FOR CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER:
Class Date: Sunday, TBA. Fee $
75, Current Renewal $50 (must show current card)

Register by calling 609-398-6900. Registration is limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information www.ocnj.us/Recreation under Aquatic & Fitness Programs or contact Aquatic & Fitness Center front desk (609) 398-6900 or email lthompson@ocnj.us

East Coast C-Cerpants Swim Team

East Coast C-Cerpants Swim Team

The East Coast C-Cerpants Swim team is a year long competitive age group swim team that is sanctioned by USA Swimming. This program includes swimmers from age 5 who have completed swim lessons to college age swimmers. The C-Cerpants compete in a variety of local and regional swim meets that include swimmers of all ability levels. Please see the team's website for more information.
Scuba

SCUBA

Explore the world of SCUBA diving. Learn the physics and physiology of man underwater, combined with developing water skills to become a competent SCUBA diver.  SCUBA diving opens the door to the exciting world beneath the sea.  For more information, call EAST COAST DIVING 646-5090.

Fitness Programs

Winter Group Exercise Class Schedule Yoga

Regular Yoga Classes:

 

Mondays: 11:10AM - 12:15PM

                       7:15PM-8:30PM.

 

Tuesdays: 8AM-9AM,

                      4:30 - 6:00 PM Kids Yoga (see Kids for more details),

                      7:15 PM - 8:30 PM. 

 

Wednesdays: 11:10 AM - 12:15 PM

                              5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

 

Thursdays: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                         11:10 AM - 12:15 PM (yogalates)

                         7:15 PM - 8:30 PM.

Fridays:  7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
                  11:10 AM - 12:15 PM

                   12:20 PM - 1:20 PM (Beginner/Chair).

 

Saturdays: 9:00AM - 10:15AM

 

Sundays Special Yoga - $3 Members, $12 Non-Members 9:00AM - 10:30AM

 

Winter Sunday Yoga Instructors - Click Here

 

Link to Instructor Site

 

Indoor Cycling - Winter 2019 Small Group Training

 Small Group Training

30 Day Fitness Challenge                                        

Join Gina Rollins
4 Weeks Saturdays 1/12, 1/19, 2/2 & 2/9

10:45AM - 11:30AM in the Group Ex Room

Focus on strength training, definition w/ optional diet plan                                                                 

Members: $60
Non Members: $80

 

 

2019 L.E.A.N. Start Health Workshops

 

Hosted By Jackie Curran

Wednesdays: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/6
5:30PM - 6:45PM Senior Center

Traffic Light Eating and Portion Control Session, Breakfast, Grains and Hydration Session, Protein, Veggies and Fruit, The Skinny on Fat

Members: $80
Non - Members: $90

 

For more information: Please call the front desk (609) 398-6900 or email grollins@ocnj.us

Personal Training

Personal Training Flyer

List of Trainers - 2 pages

WHAT IS A PERSONAL TRAINER?
At the Aquatic and Fitness Center, a personal trainer is your partner in getting healthy and fit. Your trainer will assess your current level of fitness, consider your individual fitness goals, then design an exercise plan to help you achieve success safely. Your trainer will guide your workouts and monitor your progress. The one-on-one attention from your trainer will help you maximize your potential and keep you motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
 
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Anyone can benefit from a personal trainer! They are especially important for those attempting to lose weight, those who are beginning to work out for the first time, those who are training for a sporting event or competition, or those that need to recharge their workouts.
 
WHO ARE OUR TRAINERS?
Aquatic and Fitness Center trainers all have nationally recognized certifications. We have both male and female trainers. We have instructors to suit the needs of individuals at any fitness level. You can choose a trainer who is a perfect match for your individual needs, goals, and preferences.
 
YOUR TRAINER WILL:
¨ Assess your current level of fitness.
¨ Design an exercise program tailored to your fitness goals.
¨ Ensure proper form on exercise machines.
¨ Monitor your progress and motivate you to achieve your goals.
¨ Monitor your transition from rehabilitation to an exercise program.
¨ Help you train for an upcoming sporting event.

Personal training sessions are available by appointment between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm, Monday through Friday. Sessions are also available on weekends. See the Front desk to sign up. After signing up you will call your instructor to set up an appointment.
You may also take advantage of personal yoga, private Pilates and swim classes.
New members when signing up for a membership if you purchase a personal training package that day you receive one free follow up assessment.

 

                                                              Staff Trainer     Master Trainer
 
 
(1) 60 Minute Session $ 49  $64
(3) 60 Minute Sessions $139 $179
(6) 60 Minute Sessions $259 $324
(3) 30 Minute Sessions $90 $120
(6) 30 Minute Sessions $168 $228

The fitness assessment is complimentary with the purchase of any 60-minute package. Your 1st visit is your fitness evaluation.

Group Training Session:

Staff Trainers    
Sessions Two People Three People Four People
(1) 60 min $74.00 $90.00  $102 .00
(3)60 min $209.00 $255.00 $289.00
(6) 60 min $388.00 $474.00 $538.00
(3) 30 min. $135.00 $165.00 $188.00
(6) 30 min. $232.00 $308.00 $350.00

 

Master Trainers

 
(1) 60 min. $96.00 $117.00 $133.00
(3) 60 min. $268.00 $328.00 $373.00
(6) 60 min. $486.00 $594.00 $675.00
(3) 30 min. $180.00 $220.00 $250.00
(6) 30 min. $342.00 $418.00  $475.00
 
 
Racquetball

Doubles Racquetball Tournament - Postponed until a future date! Stay Tuned.

Racquetball is a great work out for members and is available to our members and non-members for a nominal fee.

Reservation information:
 
Courts Times
Monday-Friday: 6am – 9pm
Saturday: 7am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm
 
You may call the front desk at (609) 398-6900. Please call 48 hrs in advance to reserve court time.
 
Court fees:
No fee for members.
Non-members:
Monday-Friday  (5am- 5pm): $4
Monday -Friday (After 5pm): $10
Saturday & Sunday: $10 
 
Street shoes are not permitted on courts, racquetball eyeguards are MANDATORY. You must be 18 yrs of age or accompanied by an adult.
 
If you are interested in finding a playing partner of approximately the same level, please complete the form and send in or e-mail to Lisa Rumer; lrumer@ocnj.us. This information will be available to anyone that views the information on our website www.ocnj.us choose Aquatic & Fitness.
 

Racquetball Player Information Sheet

Posted Racquetball Players Info

 

2019 Beach Exercise

BEACH EXERCISE

Exercise classes taught on the beach by a variety of certified Aquatic & Fitness Center Instructors.
Mondays: Yoga, Wednesdays: Pilates, Fridays: Low Impact

DAYS: Mon. (Yoga), Wed. (Pilates), & Fri. (Low Impact) - (June 24 - August 30th)

LOCATION: 6th Street Beach

TIME: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

COST: Free
*Bring a towel and a friend*

Child Care - Summer Camp - Kids Fitness - Little Rec'ers

Child Care
Child Care Hours: Available to members while using facility.
 
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM *
Monday – Thursday, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 
Parents must remain on premises.

Child Care Welcome Letter

Summer Camp

FUN N’ FITNESS SUMMER CAMP 2019

The Aquatic & Fitness Summer Camp staff is hoping to see you and your child this summer. We are offering the Fun N’ Fitness Summer Camp for ages 4 to 10 year olds. Camp will be full of splashing fun, lots of glue, and fitness challenges. The children will be kept busy in the morning program with fun sports and games, a swim lesson and pool playtime. Later we fuel up with a snack and make a crafty momento to take home each day of camp.Camp will provide outdoor activities, swim lessons and a trip once a session. Qualified camp counselors guide you through many facets of Fun-N-Fitness.

Swim Lessons/Activities/Crafts

Gathering and outside activity location 18th St Intermediate School, Swim Lessons held at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Ages:  4 - 10 years old (must show proof of age)

Days: Monday through Friday

Time: 9:00am - 12pm

Dates: Session # 1 - June 24 - July 5
           Session # 2 - July 8 - July 19
          
Session # 3 - July 22 - August 2
           Session # 4 - August 5 - August 16

$305.00 per 2 week session

Registration is limited. Registration begins May 1
Register Now Online

Kids Yoga

Kids & Intermediate Yoga

Tuesdays

Ages 4 - 7 yrs. - 4:30 - 5:15 pm

Ages 8 - 15 yrs - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

Bring a mat or borrow an extra from the group exercise room

Little Rec'ers 2019 - 2020
The Ocean City Recreation Little Rec'ers Program begins September 16, 2019
 
The 3 - 5 year-old group meets Monday,Tuesdays, Thursday & Friday's 9:30 a.m.until 12:00 p.m. Classes are held at the Recreation Building at 8th & Haven Ave, unless noted. Please provide a drink and a snack.
 
The program is based on having fun through fitness & games. Children will also have the opportunity to swim twice a month.  Little Rec'ers will be held at the Ocean City Community Center.
 
Children must be toilet trained and be of age. Proof of age is required at registration. The program COST: 10 PLAY DAYS $100- 20 PLAY DAYS $170 1 Day drop in $12.
 
Space is limited, so registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call the OC Recreation Department, Kristie Fenton 609-525-9304 or Kfenton@ocnj.us
Sign up at the 6th St. Civic Center, Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. or online.