Frequently asked questions
Is the club private, public, or semi-public?
Penn Valley Athletic Club is a budget friendly private community club.
Are there limitations due to Covid-19?
PVAC is blessed with a large amount of outdoor usable space to allow for ample social distancing. Social distancing, along with increased sanitiation, are the primary safety measures used at our facility. We will operate nearly identical to 2020. With the guidance and multiple inspections of local health officials in 2020, we were in complaince with all Covid-19 related guidelines.
Do you allow guests?
GUEST POLICY – 2021
2021 guest policy will be strictly enforced. Members are permitted to bring Guests for the season under the following guidelines:
1. Guests 17 years and younger are permitted with an admittance fee of $5.00 per visit. Guest must be with a current Member to enter and must sign in at the front desk upon arrival
2. Each membership will be permitted to bring a guest who is 18 years or older, one time in the month of June, two times in the month of July, and two times in the month of August. The admittance fee for each Guest is $5.00 per visit. No Guest shall be admitted unless they are with a current Member. Each Guest will be required to sign in at the front desk upon arrival.
3. Members who have family or friends that are visiting from out of town (outside of the 16xxx zip code) are permitted to come to the pool an unlimited amount of time during their stay with an admittance fee of $5.00 per visit. No Guest shall be admitted unless they are with a current Member. Each Guest will be required to sign at the front desk upon arrival. Photo ID of the guest required.
Do I have to be a Member to host a party?
You do not have to be a member to host a party at PVAC, but Members receive discounted prices for hosting parties. Non-member hosted parties must abide by all of the facility rules without exception. Non-member parties will not be permitted to rent out the entire facility exclusively. These parties must coincide with daily member attendance. Please use this contact form to start the process of hosting a party.
What are the hours of operation?
12pm-8pm daily. One exception is when a moonlight swim is scheduled. Closing time for these events will be posted on the homepage calendar, posted on our Facebook page, and/or posted near the front desk.
Do you require specific flotation devices?
We do not require a specific approved flotation device. We do recommend using a device that has been approved by the American Red Cross. No matter the device used, please make sure that it is properly functioning before each use.
When do you open for the season?
Each season, our goal is to open Memorial Day Weekend. Although unlikely, any delays would be appropriately communicated to members.
What kind of food do you serve at the snack bar?
We have an extensive snack bar menu. Some hot foods include hot dogs, cheese sticks, fresh cut potato fries, funnel cakes, and personal pizzas. Colds items include popsicles, ice cream bars, and our Famous Snow Cones! Bagged snacks are also available, as well as a generous list of refreshments.
How to I sign up for swim lessons?
*Visit the Lessons page of our website.
How do I sign up for the swim team?
PVAC and the AK-Valley Swim League is going forward with the 2021 summer season! Go to the Swim Team page of our website and click "2021 Details & Registration". Complete the form instructions. Non-members are encouraged to join!
Who do I get in hold of if I have a specific club question?
Financial or Accounting questions can be directed to email@example.com
Who do I get a hold of if I have a general club question?
General quesions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is monitored by the pool management.
Why would the club be closed during normal operating hours?
The main reason for the club to be closed during normal business hours would be due to inclement weather. The is mainly due to extended thunderstorms. During these storms, nobody is allowed in the pool or on the pool deck. If these storms show no signs of letting up, we will shut down for the safety of our staff. We will attempt to communicate closures as soon as safely possible.
Can a business advertise to PVAC Members?
We are currently limiting advertising to our Members. As of right now, we are accepting donated baskets we can auction off during out swim meets. If you would like to donate a basket, as well as provide tabletop advertising literature to go with it, please email email@example.com.
Is PVAC Hiring?
PVAC is a great place for young adults to learn responsibility, committment, and accountability. For many, it is their first job. Please visit our Jobs page to learn more about hiring prerequisites, if we have any openings, and when we typically start hiring for the summer season.
Do you allow recreational pool floats or innertubes at the pool?
We are not permitting recreational pool floats at the pool this season, including during Moonlight Swim. Pool noodles are permitted (just be aware of your surroundings when having a pool noodle sword fight).