St. Clair College Aquatic Services will be shifting focus from community-based programs to college student-centered services starting Aug. 31, 2019.
The school is winding down public pool offerings in an effort to provide enhanced time and education to students of the College.
Public memberships will no longer be available for purchase and any current memberships will remain open until Saturday, Aug. 31. After this period, anyone who has an existing membership will be refunded for any unused balance.
Scheduling for outside rentals, user groups or public swimming lessons will stop after the summer sessions, allowing the facility to be allocated solely for academic purposes.
Although St. Clair will no longer be offering lessons or pool time to the public, the College encourages the public to continue aquatic activities at other area facilities, which are available through most municipalities and the YMCA.
Students and staff will continue to have access to the pool and programs will be designed around the needs and availability of its users, and modified as needed.
Ron Seguin, the College’s Vice President of International Relations, Campus Development & Student Services, said the move will allow the College to focus its resources on students.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to those who have enjoyed the St. Clair College pool over the many years of its public operation and look for your understanding as we change to fit the needs of our growing student population.”