Experience the NL Aquatic Center Difference

Our History

In 2012, 3 men, with different backgrounds, saw the need in the community for a comprehensive aquatic facility with innovative programs. Meanwhile, the South Jersey Aquatic Club (SJAC), had outgrown its training facility and was spread out amongst 6 different pools. So when these 3 men were approached about revitalizing the pool at the old Coliseum in Voorhees, NJ, they saw it as a golden opportunity. In the months that followed, they collaborated with USA Swimming to further develop a program and facility that could successfully fulfill all of the aquatic needs of the Tri-County area.

Our Vision

To develop a comprehensive swimming facility with innovative programs that allow individuals of all ages, families, and athletes to participate in swimming and all physical fitness activities with confidence and skill.

Our Mission

To create a recreational and competitive swimming program that promotes fun, focus, and fitness both inside and out. This objective will be attained by:

  • Providing education that will lead to a positive lifestyle.
  • Providing specialized instruction and innovative training strategies.
  • Providing and maintaining creative, cutting edge facilities.
Facility Policies & Rules
  • Smoking and smokeless tobacco is prohibited in or around the building.

  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the facility. Food and beverages are not allowed on the pool deck or in the dryland area. Water and sports drinks, however, are permitted in the facility and on the pool deck.

  • Possession of illegal drugs, beer, and alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the premises.

  • Harassment is not tolerated by NL Aquatic Center. The term “harassment” includes, but is not limited to, slurs, jokes and other verbal, graphic, or physical contact relating to an individual’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, or handicap. “Harassment” also includes sexual favors, unwelcome or offensive touching, and other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

  • Foul and abusive language is unacceptable.

  • Abuse and/or misuse of NL Aquatic Center property and equipment is unacceptable. Violators will be held financially responsible for damages and losses. Violators will be asked to leave the premises and action may result in entry privileges being suspended or revoked.

  • Shoes must be worn outside of the pool area at all times.

  • Please remove all personal items by the end of each day.  Guests are fully responsible for personal items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

  • Guests may not display actions that Staff deem unsportsmanlike or rude.

  • Persons with infectious diseases are prohibited from using the facility. No one with an open wound will be allowed in the swimming pools.

  • For your convenience, a building supervisor is on duty at all times. Any question regarding the facilities or programs can be directed to the supervisor.

  • All persons must register at the front desk before using any portion of the facility.

  • Guests and visitors shall abide by the rules and regulations of the NL Aquatic Center. People found in violation of these rules may have their privileges suspended or revoked.

  • Lifeguards on duty shall enforce all pool rules and have the authority to suspend pool privileges if rules are violated.

  • Cell phones, cameras or other electronic devices may not be used or visible in the locker rooms. This especially applies to cell phones. Step into public area to use your phone. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Weather Policy

  • In the event that severe weather approaches the area, the NL Aquatic Center staff will closely monitor local radar and weather reports. If necessary, the pools will be closed and guests will be asked to exit the water.

  • In the event of severe weather, closing of the facility will be at the discretion of NL Aquatic Center staff.  Class/practice cancellations will be at the discretion of the instructor or coach.

  • All closings and cancellations will be posted on our website.

Sanitary Rules

  • A cleansing shower should be taken before entering the pools and before returning to the pools after the use of the restroom in any way.

  • Children three (3) years of age and under must wear swim diapers. All other diapers are prohibited in the pools.

  • All accidents, however minor, must be reported to the lifeguard on duty.

  • Glass containers are prohibited.

  • The use of all NL Aquatic Center pools while under the influence of alcohol or impairing drugs is prohibited.


Activity Rules

  • Non-swimming children or children five (5) years of age and under must be accompanied in the water by a parent, guardian, or chaperone at all times, with the exception of classes.

  • Chaperones must be at least fourteen (14) years of age.

  • Children eleven (11) years and under must be supervised at all times by a parent, guardian, or chaperone, with the exception of classes.

  • Swimsuits must be worn. Swimming in street clothing such as cut-off sweat pants, jeans, t-shirts, etc. is prohibited.

  • Do not play on steps or ladders.

  • Back flips, back jumps, and back dives are not allowed.


Equipment Rules

  • The starting blocks may only be used by trained competitive swimmers under the proper supervision of a USA Swimming credentialed coach.

  • Flotation devices are prohibited in all NL Aquatic Center pools except for properly fitted Coast Guard approved vests. These may be used in shallow water areas.

  • Wearing an approved life jacket does not modify age restrictions that may apply.

  • Lifeguard staff must approve all play toys brought into the pool area.

  • All equipment provided is available for patron use and enjoyment. Please use with caution and at your own risk.


Rental Policies

  • NL Aquatic Center requires a non-refundable deposit of 50% for a rental over $200. Deposit must be made within 14 days of reservation. If a deposit is not received, the rental will be released and requested space will be made available for other potential renters. Balance owed should be paid upon arrival on the day of the event.

  • If rental is fully cancelled due to facility closure a full refund of deposit will be given.

  • Lanes rented for lessons (group or private), must be rented by the instructor or coach and may not be rented by the individual(s) receiving the lesson.