The Allegan Aquatic Center
has two pools, separated by a glass partition.
The main competition pool is 8
6-foot lanes with non-turbulent lane markers and PVC-grated,
non-slip starting blocks. It runs from 13 feet depth to 4
foot depth and has backstroke flags 5 yards from the end of each
pool. In the deep end, there are 2 regulation size diving
boards. The competition pool offers ample deck space with
built-in bench seating for 150. The water temperature is
typically kept at about 80º fahrenheit.
The Leisure Pool is a 4-feet
maximum depth, warmer water (~84º fahrenheit) pool with
special features including a 80-feet long by 6-feet wide lazy
river, a zero depth entry wading pool with 4-feet tall water slide
and a 20 feet by 40 feet, 3-lane lessons pool which can be used for
warm up and warm down during large competitions. Underwater
bench seating adds to the leisure. The Leisure pool area
has less-ample deck space than
the competition pool, but also offers built-in bench seating for
The facility offers a men's
and women's locker room with shower stalls and bathroom facilities
as well as 50+ lockers for locking belongings. There is also
a family and special needs locker room with individual changing
rooms and 25 larger-size lockers and bathroom/ shower
facilities. The spectator seating area seats 280
people. It is block-style carpeted seating to allow for
patrons to stretch out when the seating area is not crowded.
To get to the spectator seating, follow the hallway straight away
from the main Aquatic Center entrance, continue down the main high
school hallway through the fire doors. Before reaching the
gymnasium, there is a door to the stairwell, which takes you
directly to the seating area. The Aquatic Center has an
elevator and wheelchair accesible seating.
NO OVERNIGHT LOCKS ARE
ALLOWED, with the following exceptions:
In-season Varsity Athletes
Currently-Registered Tigershark Aquatics Participants (must share 2
people per locker).
We must enforce this policy
to ensure that enough lockers are available for our regular
scheduled programming. If you fall under one of the approved
categories, and would like to keep an overnight lock, you must be
on the APPROVED LOCK LIST. To get on this list, contact Mark Mattox
at the email address listed below.
The Allegan Aquatic Center is
1560 M-40 N/ Allegan, MI 49010. It is attached to the
south end of Allegan High School. As you pull into the High
School parking lot from M-40, the pool is located on the left side
of the building. There is reserved pool parking on the south
end of the building, where the main Aquatic Center entrance is
located. When you enter, the main men's and women's locker
rooms are located immediately to your left. To find the
family and special needs locker room, continue straight down the
hall from the main Aquatic Center entrance. Follow the main
hallway into the high school and the locker room is located on the
left before the first set of pop machines/ fire
The mission of the Allegan
Aquatic Center is to promote swimming in the greater Allegan area
as a life-saving skill, a life-long fitness activity, an outdoor
access skill (a foundational skill for participation in other
aquatic sports) and a highly beneficial youth sport. In
addition, the AAC is committed to promoting other aquatic
activities such as, diving, water polo, aqua aerobics and aqua
Zumba as fun and healthy activities. The AAC and its
community partners are committed to providing programming to all
interested individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ability
level or ability to pay.
By creating a safe, positive,
and educational environment open to all interested individuals, the
Allegan Aquatic Center strives to achieve higher levels of
membership, greater socio-economic and cultural-ethnic
representation, and more active participation from and recognition
in the Allegan as well as southwest Michigan community. The
AAC looks to be at the forefront in helping Allegan, with a special
focus on its youth, become an excellent example of a fit, healthy,
happy, and long-lived community.
1) Public school facilities
belong to the communities in which they exist and should be
accessible to all community members.
well-marketed and physically/ mentally engaging community
programming is a critical aspect of a fit, long-lived and happy
3) Improved levels of
physical fitness, especially cardiorespiratory endurance, can
improve cognitive ability and self-confidence and has been shown to
help reverse the effects of such psychiatric disorders as Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depression.
4) For young children,
learning how to swim has been shown to correlate with improved
5) Setting and pursuing
fitness goals stimulates beneficial physical and emotional
6) A swimming pool is a
valuable resource that should be fully utilized. “A
full pool is a good pool.” It is understood that
quality youth programming is more limited in terms of the available
times that it can be offered than adult programming.
7) In order to ensure that
the pool is able to remain in operation and be available to the
community for many more years to come, it is necessary to collect
usage fees that help to offset costs incurred by the district to
run and maintain the facility.
8) Equity in (opportunity/)
access to quality youth programming (for youth of all ages) is a
ubiquitous feature among thriving communities.
9) The goals of
district-provided, school-day swimming lessons should be to
introduce the skill of swimming as a potentially life-saving skill,
to teach children about the importance of being safe in and around
the water and offer opportunities for continued participation in
aquatic activities beyond their initial exposure.
here is used to mean structured, goal-directed
Address: 1560 M-40 N/ Allegan, MI 49010
Chris Madill, email@example.com, 269-673-7002
Director: Sara Keen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-673-7002