Bellingham Athletic Club

Pool Policies

We have had a lot of pool usage lately and hope to clear up any questions you might have about exercising in the BAC pool. Children under 16 can use the pool during Family Swim times only (state requires us to have a lifeguard on the deck). Swim lessons are for all ages and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have a variety of water aerobics classes throughout the week, including the reinstated Aqua Zumba. The pool is open to adults for swim and exercise starting at 5:30 am Monday-Friday and 7:00 am on Saturday and Sundays. Consult the pool schedule for lane availability throughout the day. Members may reserve a lane online if they’ve activated their Online Services account, or give us a call at (360) 676-1800. The reserved lane is the farthest lane from the door and locker rooms. See the diagram posted in the pool area for a variety of scenarios using the pool in the most efficient way. Please remember the pool is a shared space and be respectful of other swimmers and water exercisers. We have had some swimmers comment to water walkers and exercisers to the effect that they shouldn’t be using the reserved lane. All members pay dues and have the right to use the reserved lane and pool lengthwise. Please understand that all of our members are here to relax and get a workout, so be respectful of each other. If you have a problem with a fellow member, kindly talk to one of the management staff and let us handle it, that way you can avoid any uncomfortable feelings coming to the club. We welcome your suggestions!