Released: March 9, 2021
A swimmer in SFCC's pool at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center
Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center now offers appointments to the public for warm-water swimming to begin on March 22
There is a $7 fee for each appointment.
Santa Fe Community College announces that beginning March 22 the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center is available to the public for limited individual appointments for use of the warm water (water temperature 88-90 degree F) pool (25 yards long). SFCC will offer three lanes to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. through noon on Saturdays. Reservations are for 50-minutes of exercise. There is a $7 fee.
The SFCC Campus remains closed with some exceptions. Participants in activities at the Fitness Education Center will be required to follow strict COVID-19 protocols. You must be 18-years-of-age or older to participate. Only participants with reservations will be allowed inside at their appointment time. No visitors or children will be permitted to enter.
“We’re happy to add access to the warm-water pool to the public. We’ve successfully opened our lap pool for swimming on a limited basis. Our staff has trained to open in the safest way possible,” Fitness Facility Center Director Herman Garcia said.
Ute Jannsen-Kerr, Academic Director, School of Fitness Education, said, “We also want the community to know that the college is now offering American Red Cross safety classes at the pool in the Fitness Education Center.” For information about those classes contact Tomas.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1608.
“The college’s COVID-19 safety team is looking at options for opening the Fitness Education Center for other types of public use on an appointment basis. The college’s COVID-19 safety team will continue to review state and federal guidelines in making those decisions,” Jannsen-Kerr added.
Fast Facts on warm-water swimming and lap swimming appointments:
- Warm-water swimming and lap swimming: Appointments are for 50 minutes.
To make a reservation:
Step 1: Create an account at https://sfcc.timetap.com/#/
Step 2: Make your appointment (3 appts. max at any time) at that site.
Step 3: Pay $7 for your appointment on the site using PayPal.
Step 4: Show up for your appointment – enjoy!
COVID-19 safety guidelines for SFCC Fitness Education Center:
- You always need to wear a proper face mask when on SFCC Campus (except when in the water). See face covering guidelines.
• Always maintain at least 6-feet social distancing.
• Your temperature will be taken upon entry of the Fitness Education Center, you will be asked current COVID screening questions.
• No showers and no locker rooms are available, come dressed to swim.
• A limited number of restrooms will be available off the main lobby.
• Please bring your own drinking water and equipment.
• Leave promptly after your session has ended.
• Please respect the facility manager and lifeguards on duty and adhere to their guidelines.
Visit the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center web page or the SFCC aquatics facilities page for any future updates regarding the pool.
Questions? Please contact Fitness Facility Director Herman Garcia at 505-428-1751.
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