Mission Statement/Project Scope
SOUTH JERSEY AQUATIC CENTER AT CHERRY HILL
MISSION STATEMENT: The South Jersey Aquatic Center at Cherry Hill is a non-profit organization created to provide water – related education, training and competition in a healthy, safe environment for the benefit of the residents of South Jersey.
The South Jersey Aquatic Center at Cherry Hill (“SJACCH”) was started by a group of volunteers. These volunteers are individuals living in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties, who acknowledge that Southern New Jersey lacks adequate facilities and programs for swimming and other water related activities.
The volunteers were aware that Camden County as well as local townships had attempted to develop an aquatic program, such as the one proposed by SJACCH. In fact, Camden County commissioned a facility impact study in April 10, 2006 to determine the feasibility and benefits of an aquatic program. No facility was constructed and the need for such a facility still exists. By providing this program, SJACCH is satisfying the need of
the residents of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties, and lessening the burden on local and county governments.
SJACCH is an organization formed for charitable and educational purposes. SJACCH is organized to provide indoor aquatic facilities and training in water safety and swimming skills. These activities will be conducted by certified instructors, for the benefit of all people, including but not limited to underprivileged and special needs children, as well as seniors in Southern New Jersey.
Specifically, SJACCH is intended to train and educate individuals in the techniques of competitive swimming, and to provide adequate facilities for regular practices, competitive events, lectures, seminars and panel discussions through which trainees may be schooled in competitive swimming on local, regional and national swimming levels. The availability of SJACCH for practices, education and training will be daily.
SJACCH will also undertake fundraisers to support its charitable and educational mission by obtaining donations for the facility and/or services available for special populations including but not limited to disadvantaged youth, seniors, and special needs individuals.
SOUTH JERSEY AQUATIC CENTER AT CHERRY HILL:
SOUTH JERSEY AQUATIC CENTER AT CHERRY HILL:
Mission Statement: Provide new and multi-functional indoor Aquatic Facility to enhance and inspire the development and education in water safety, competition and therapy.
New construction is to consist of a multi-level concrete tilt-up walled building The proposed building is primarily located on existing asphalt parking lot area, existing stormwater basin, an abandoned septic field and partially wooded lot. A paper road called Garden Avenue shall be constructed to connect to Rockhill Road and provide a secondary egress-ingress to the overall existing shopping center and new aquatic facility for improved traffic flow and safety.
The new Aquatic Center shall comprise the following entities:
50 meter by 75 feet in ground concrete pool (minimum 6’ depth >> 7+ feet deep) 20 lanes of swimming directly connected to a deep pool (minimum 12’-14’ deep) area 44’ long by 75’ wide with the use of a three foot wide movable bulkhead; diving apparatus – three (3) one meter springboards & two (2) three meter springboards and trampoline with harness
70-75’ long by 40’ wide in ground shallow depth concrete pool (minimum 2.5’ depth >> 4’ deep)
First floor level includes locker facilities for boys and men; girls and women; reception desk; swim lesson office, pool operations office; child watch/party meeting room; swimmers team gathering exercise area and future aquatic therapy / rehabilitation center (approx 5,400 sqft); storage areas
Ample pool deck area for team sections and sitting
Pool equipment, mechanical / electrical rooms heat exchangers for thermal solar and panel system and storage
storage / open floor area (approx 11,000 sqft) for future sport to be incorporated
Spectator viewing areas along length and width of pool large area for
Sports fitness, cardio-vascular and strengthening apparatus and floor exercises; area (approx 16,500 sqft); auxiliary lavatories
Operational offices for managers, coaches and personel; meeting rooms
All floors connected with internal elevator and stairwells
The new Olympic Pool (50 meter by 75 feet) shall be contoured with 6+’ (2 meters) in depth around interior perimeter and contoured to 7-8’ in depth in one section to enable deeper pool activities and select competition. This pool shall have a complete rim over flow gutter system with tiled pool markings and plaster finish. A unique custom lane line attachment system to provide multi-dimensioning shall be incorporated within the gutter system for the entire perimeter. Proposed water temperature range: 78 – 80 deg F. The pool shall be treated by means of conventional chlorination purification system. Starting blocks shall be interchangeable for long or short course competition. Nine (9) lanes @ 8’ wide for long course and twenty (20) lanes @ 8’ wide for short course. There shall be ample deck space surrounding the pool for athletes/spectators and circulation. A three (3’) wide movable bulkhead shall create a ‘stretch pool’. Attached shall be a Short Course Pool (75 feet wide by 44 feet long) with a depth of 12’ – 14’ deep. The pool shall have continuous rim overflow gutters. There shall be two (at the corners) walk out/steps built into the walls for egress/ingress from pool.
A custom made removable underwater ThruFlow decking system shall be fabricated to create a shallow area within a section of the pool for teaching and classes: (approx: 12’ by 30’). This sectional apparatus can be removed and reassembled for pedestrian bridge/pier to traverse the Olympic pool for those unique usages and events when needed.
The pool shall be set up for springboard diving equipment: two three meter springboards and three one meter springboards. Additionally, between the springboards a seven and a half (7.5) meter platform can be incorporated with access via the third floor office level. On the pool deck shall be support apparatus of a trampoline with spotting belt and training harnesses.
The new shallow teaching/lesson/therapy pool (70-75 feet long by 40 feet wide) and be contoured from 2.5’ to 4’ in depth. There shall be a removable pre-fabricated access staircase available in the deep end and Portable Aquatic Lift shall be available to assist those users to all pools. Additional ‘waterplay apparatus’ shall be incorporated with the filtration recirculation system and attached to the ceiling for enhancement of parties’ and playtime. Proposed water temperature range: 91-93 deg F. This pool shall be treated with a chlorination purification system.
The entire decking for the pools shall be finished in concrete and have an extensive radiant heat flooring system throughout obtained via solar collection panels on the southern exposed section of the roof. All three swimming pools shall also be heated with the same system. Heat exchangers shall be located in the lower level mechanical rooms.
Both pools shall have pool water insulating blankets with storage reels to be used nightly to retain heat and curtail water evaporation. The pools shall have a dual return water line system: one for normal everyday operations and secondary system with discharge at shallow ends near base floor and directed to deep end and suction /intake lines. This secondary system shall automatically clean the floors and bottoms of the pools. A foot rest shall be embedded into the side walls around the inner perimeter of the deep pools for assist in standing.
Site work shall consist of expanding the parking facilities and connecting these facilities via Garden Avenue to neighboring streets. Extensive landscaping with irrigation system and low voltage lighting system shall be incorporated to reduce noise and visual objects of NJ Turnpike and adjacent buildings and in all green areas to enhance curb appeal for year round interest.
Memberships: Family, single, groups
Program Fees: Age Group competitive swim program
Masters Competitive swim program
Synchronized Swimming competitive program
Water Polo program
Springboard Diving competitive program
Triathlon Team Training
Various Club and other activities
Rental: Other local seasonal swim club programs
NJSIAA High Schools for training and competition
Parties, Scuba and any other groups or programs relating to aquatic activities (ie: flycasting, canoeing, movie night with floats)
Lease space to Physical Therapy Company
Competitive Events: Varying from Novice to Eastern Seaboard Sectional meets/events sanctioned by USS and Middle Atlantic USS; Age Group and Masters Competitions; Senior Masters Competition;
Springboard Diving Competitions and Exhibitions
Relay Carnivals for all ages
Water Polo Competition
Inter-Collegiate Invitational Meets
Long and Short course competitions
Swim Lessons: All ages from water babies to adult: group or private
Advertisement Banners and Meet Sponsorships
Swim Coaches Clinics and educational seminars
Special Olympics swim classes and competitive meets
Fundraisers: ie Swim-a-Thon for all programs