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Kroc Aquatics

Your workout isn't complete without a refreshing dip in the pool.

Attention Members and Guests

Due to the region’s lifeguard shortage and our ongoing concern for the safety of all swimmers, the center is revising its Aquatic Center operating schedule, effective Monday July 12th and until further notice:

  • Our competition pool will be closed from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (all other operating hours remain unchanged)
  • Our activity pool area (including the hot tub) will be closed from 5:30 am to 12:00 pm each Tuesday and Thursday (all other operating hours remain unchanged)
  • We appreciate your understanding of this temporary schedule change; our pools will return to a normal operating schedule as soon as we are appropriately staffed.

Aquatics at the Kroc 

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone! The aquatics center offers group and private swim lessons, a masters program, lap and recreation swimming, aquatics based group exercise classes, and is home pool for your swim team here. Our aquatics department, complete with American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and trained swim lesson instructors, are dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter what your age or ability.

  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Group exercise and water walking
  • Kroc Center members receive 10% off swim lessons
  • Scholarships available

Learn to Swim at the Kroc!

The Salvation Army Kroc Aquatic Swim School lessons are waiting for you! Our highly qualified and certified water safety instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your swimming goals. We offer a variety of group lessons for all different ages and skill levels. You can register at our Welcome Desk or online. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, contact our Aquatics Manager at 215 558 1535.

Swim Lesson Schedule  


Josias A. Sterling Aquatic Education Program

Josias A. Sterling Aquatic Education Program is a program at The Salvation Army Kroc Center made possible by a generous contribution from the Josias A. Sterling Memorial Fund. This program graciously introduces at least 100 children yearly to swimming and water safety, who would otherwise not have access to these resources.

Josias Sterling, tragically lost his life when swept away by a riptide in July of 2009. Josias was a student athlete/rugby player for both St. Joseph's Prep and Temple University. For more information on the Josias A. Sterling Memorial Fund, Josias' story, and how you can contribute, click here.

Hours of Operation

OPEN: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Monday - Friday
OPEN: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturday
OPEN: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Sunday
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Please Be Considerate!

Our water park is a family-friendly swimming environment. We ask that all of our members and guests, for the health and safety of all pool users, read through our rules before first using the pool area. If you have any questions in particular, please contact a member of our Aquatics staff for more information.

This is not an exhaustive list; Center staff may determine what is appropriate for this area, and those in violation will be asked to leave the pool area.

  • Persons with infections or diseases that may be transmitted by the pool water are prohibited (28 Pa. Code 18.53)
  • Proper swim attire is required in all pools and is defined below:
  • Bathing suit, burkini, swim trunks, jammers or speedos, swim shirts, and rash guards
  • Does not include common street wear or any of the following: basketball shorts, cover ups, denim and active wear (sports bras, active wear t-shirts, under armor shirts, compression tights and female tights), t- shirts or undergarments
  • Those in violation will be asked to leave the pool area
  • Swim attire may not be worn outside of our pool and locker room areas
  • Please refrain from wearing street shoes on our pool deck. Water shoes or shower shoes are permitted but are not required
  • Swimmers are required to shower using locker room or pool deck showers prior to entering all pools
  • Opposite gender individuals (all ages) are NOT permitted in our single sex locker rooms; please use our family locker rooms, as needed
  • Swimmers age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (age 18+) while in the pool area at all times
  • Swimmers age 6 and under must be accompanied in the water by an adult (age 18+) at all times
  • Infants must wear a swim diaper at all times while in the pool (available for purchase at Kroc Café)
  • Diving, running and rough play is not allowed in the pool area.
  • Photos or recordings and including facetime, snapchat, facebook live and other forms of social media showing the center are not allowed in the pool area unless approved in advance by Kroc Center management
  • Climbing on or over the walls between pools is not permitted
  • Food is not permitted on the pool deck or in/near the water. Glass containers are prohibited and all drinks must be in closed containers
  • Actions interfering with staff’s ability to provide a safe environment are caused for dismissal from this area.
  • Swimmers ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times and are required to pass a swim test prior to use
  • Hanging on lane lines is prohibited
  • Use of starting blocks is limited to swim team only
  • All users must be 48” or taller to ride
  • Pregnant women and those with health conditions should not use the water slide
  • Maximum slide load is 1 swimmer (300 lb maximum weight). Next rider must wait at the bottom of the stairs until signaled by lifeguard to proceed
  • Riders must exit the catch pool immediately after using the slide
  • All riders must lay on their back, feet first, with arms and legs crossed while riding; no “head first” sliding and no stopping while on slide
  • Use of hot tub is limited to those age 18 and older
  • Water temperature will be kept at 100⁰F -102⁰F; due to the higher temperature, use of hot tub should not exceed 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, exit the hot tub using the steps or ladder
  • Hot tub maximum occupancy is 12 bathers
  • Use of the tub is prohibited by those under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs that cause drowsiness
  • Exit the hot tub if you experience nausea or dizziness
  • Pregnant women, elderly persons, and those with health conditions (including but not limited to heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure) should consult with a physician before using hot tub
  • Do not use the hot tub if the suction fitting is missing or broken
  • All registered swimmers and chaperones must check in at our Welcome Desk before proceeding to pool area
  • A maximum of 2 non-member chaperones will be admitted, provided they arrive at the same time as the student (includes siblings and other children, regardless of age). For chaperones planning to arrive after the lesson has started, our Welcome Desk must be made aware of this at the time the student enters
  • Only active Kroc members and their paid guests are permitted to use the pools during the lessons program
  • Students without an active Kroc membership will be provided entry to the facility no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled lesson
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