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Harcum Fitness & Aquatic Center

Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center

Harcum Aquatic Center Schedule

Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center Membership Guidelines

  1. All membership paperwork must be completed at the Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center (Harcum Center) Reception Desk before use of the facilities. Reception Desk Hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  2. An Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) must be completed by staff before a member can use the facility.
  3. Individuals must be 18 years or older to become a member. Children under 18 years of age can be included on family membership but will have restricted access. Members and Guests under 15 years old require adult accompaniment at all times and will be permitted to swim only during Family Swim times as indicated on the schedule. Members and Guests 15 years of age and older are permitted to use the gym and attend classes.
  4. All persons must check in at the Harcum Center Reception Desk upon arrival.
  5. Gym and Pool are available during listed hours of operation unless a class is being conducted. No lifeguard will be on duty. Check the schedule at the Harcum Center Front Desk or at our page Activity Calendars
  6. Lockers (bring your own lock) are available during hours of operation and must be emptied when you leave each day. Clean towels will be supplied.
  7. Equipment orientations, fitness assessments, and personal training are available. Special classes and individual services may have additional charges.

Harcum Center Vision:

Striving to become the leading facilitator of mind and body health in our community.

Harcum Center Mission:

Improving our mind, body, and community; each day, every day.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center strives to provide facility and programs that will benefit everyone - regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, or disability.

It is the policy of The Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center to provide equal opportunity to employees and candidates for employment. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee due to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, or disability. This policy is applicable to the policies governing recruitment, hiring and placement, promotion, training, compensation, employment environment, and separation or termination.

Compliance with this policy is the personal responsibility of all personnel, especially those whose duties are related to the hiring of new employees and the status or tenure of current employees. Further, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company will cooperate.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Harcum Fitness
& Aquatic Center Wesley Ridge Retirement Community

Is it connected to the current Wesley Ridge building?

  • We offer shuttle service on demand.

How do residents get from Parkside/Barnes Center/Bishop Place/English Garden to the fitness center?

  • Convenient all-weather access is a priority. There is a separate driveway entrance into the building with a covered drop off / pick up entrance.  There is also parking (to include handicap parking) for that building.  A no-step sidewalk off of Wesley Way allows easy access from the current buildings to a side entrance.  Shuttle service is available prior to and after scheduled classes and by request.

How much parking is there and how do we get to it?

  • Automobile access is from Wesley Way, almost directly across from English Garden.

What is the pool like?

  • The natatorium has a modified flat roof with 12’H windows all around. Pool depth ranges from 3’3” to 4’6” with an average depth of 4’. There are lanes for swimming and a hydraulic lift. 
  • Size and depth: The pool is 50’L with four - 4’W lanes and has a depth of 4 feet.  This depth works for various aquatic classes while still allowing for lap swimmers to have adequate depth for turns.
  • Temperatures: Water temperature within the pool will be approximately 87 degrees and the outside pool area will be in the low 90’s.
  • Utilization:  Use of the pool may be limited due to scheduled classes and activities. It is suggested that you check the class schedule that will be at the front desk or call the front desk.   There will be set times for water classes but depending on class size, there still may be room for lap swimming. 

What are the hours of operation?

  • Fitness Center hours:
  • For residents and employees it is available 24 hours a day
  • For the community the hours are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm every day.
Aquatic center hours for all are:
  • Monday through Friday,  7:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Are there age restrictions?

  • Individuals must be 18 years or older to begin a membership.  Children under 18, can be included on a family membership; however, they must be accompanied by an adult in the pool if they are less than 4’6” tall.  Anyone 13 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult when using the fitness Center; children 12 and under are not permitted in the Fitness Center for the safety of the children and out of consideration to and for the safety of our residents.

What is the cost be to use it?

  • Membership Costs are: (these costs are based on 2015 and are subject to change.)
  • Residents – no charge
  • Individual Adult Family Member of Resident: $19/month or $215/year
  • Adult Member of Resident +1: $25/month or $265/year
  • Adult Member of Resident +family: $30/month or $338/year
Employees - $10 registration fee and then $5/per pay deduction
  • Employee +1: $9/per pay deduction
  • Employee +family: $12/per pay deduction
Community Members
  • Individual: $25/month or $290/year
  • Individual +1: $33/month or $380/year
  • Individual +family: $42/month or $460/year
  • Guest or visitor passes will also be available for additional costs

What are the requirements for participations?

  • Everyone is required to fill out a physical fitness form and sign a waiver of liability to utilize the pool or fitness equipment. 

Will there be any supervision?

  • Aquatic Center: there is no lifeguard on duty at any times during operation. However, most aquatic classes will have an instructor and the receptionist has clear visibility of the pool along with camera monitoring.
  • Fitness Center: there will be initial orientation of the equipment and additional training if need be but the area will not be supervised directly.  However, the receptionist will monitor the area by camera access.
  • Receptionist: will have line of sight to the pool area and camera access to the fitness and classroom areas.  The desk will be staffed during the hours of the pool availability: M-F, 7am-8pm, Sat., 8am-Noon and Sunday, noon-5pm.
  • Wellness Coordinator will be officed in that building and will be heading up most of the classes / programs.  His hours are standard business hours, Monday through Friday.

What kind of programming /classes are held in the Harcum Fitness & Aquatic Center?

  • Pool: water aerobics with a variety of upper and lower body exercises that increase the heart rate while feeling easy on the joints; multi-move cardio which provides aerobic and resistance training through the use of water equipment and easy to follow patterns; and arthritis aquatics focusing on range-of-motion, flexibility, strengthening and endurance.
  • Fitness Center: has a variety of machines to work on different parts of the body
  • Gym: balance and agility classes, cardio classes, strength & stability classes, wellness workouts and the opportunity for personal 1-1 training.
  • Classroom: nutrition classes; wellness classes and other educational programs

What are the costs of the classes / programs?
Most of classes are included in your membership but there may be the additional cost if a specialized course is offered. 

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My Husband and I had a great expierence when taking our tour with Fanny. She was a pure delight and she made us feel very confortable with her and the facility. She was very informative and answered all of our questions for us. I really enjoyed speaking with her and enjoyed her great personality during our tour.

- Nancy Gallop
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