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Thunderstorm Procedures

As we approach the hot & humid days of summer, there is always the chance of thunderstorms. Sometimes storms are predicted and never appear, and sometimes they pop-up out of nowhere. Therefore, here at the Peddie Aquatic Center, we have adopted the following procedures for this type of weather.

  • We will not cancel swim lessons or open swim in anticipation of thunderstorms.
  • If a storm is in the vicinity, we will clear the pool as directed by the lifeguards. Everyone must leave the pool deck & not use the showers.
  • After 30 minutes with no signs of the storm, we will allow students & patrons to re-enter the pool.
  • Thunderstorms are out of our control, so there are no make-ups, refunds, or credits for classes that are canceled due to thunderstorms.
  • Instead, Family Swim Passes will be emailed to the swim school families affected by the storms.

Since thunderstorms are unpredictable, there will not be any emails in advance of a storm. If it is determined that the storm will continue for more than 1 hour, the decision may be made to close the pool for the remainder of the day.

So, although you may be experiencing a thunderstorm in another part of the state, it could be clear skies here in Hightstown, so always assume that we are open for business. Even if there is a passing storm, it is possible that we could be back in the pool within 30 minutes.

For more information, see the position statement in the Journal of Athletic Training, and the National Lightning Safety Institute perspective on indoor swimming.

Thank you for your cooperation.