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As the SJCC navigates the State of Washington’s guidelines for the coronavirus, this is your go-to spot for the latest policies and procedures for each of our departments, and the broader SJCC facility. Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy and safe.

For latest news and information about the COVID-19 and the impact on the J, visit our Stay Healthy page. Here you can find the latest video’s on our reopening plan. We have also compiled a list of resources for local and state agencies on the pandemic and additional information handy to have. Check it out!

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Director, SJCC Experience Dana Weiner.

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For Everyone Entering the J

Please review these new policies and procedures so you know what to do before you come to the J and what to expect once you’re here. You’ll find specifics for each department and program below.

  • At this time, access is limited to current SJCC members only (Interested in becoming a member? Learn more.
  • Members will be asked to complete a revised member agreement and waiver.
  • Before heading to the J, please assess your health with a pre-screen of yourself and your family members. If you do not feel 100% well, but please stay home and call your doctor.
  • Upon arrival, we will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer and ask you a few health-related questions.
    • Should you refuse to have your temperature taken, or if we have any concerns that anyone may be carrying the coronavirus, we will ask you to go home and return another day.
  • Masks or other appropriate face coverings are required at all times while in the building. Face covering exceptions include:
    • Children younger than 2 years old.
    • Those with a disability that prevents them from comfortably wearing or removing a face covering.
    • Those with certain respiratory conditions or trouble breathing.
    • Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use facial and mouth movements as part of communication.
    • Those advised by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional that wearing a face-covering may pose a risk to that person.
    • For more information, visit the State of Washington Department of Health web page.
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance.
  • Please follow posted signs as entry points, traffic patterns, and instructions may change.
  • Additional handwashing stations are located throughout the facility.
  • The building is not open for drop-ins; access is by reservation only.
  • Showers, saunas, steam rooms, and hot tub remain closed. Family locker rooms are open for swimmers to change only. You are still encouraged to come dressed for your workout.
  • Water fountains (the bottle-filler will be available) – please bring a full water bottle.
  • Towel service – please bring your own towel.
  • Drop-in workouts and basketball court.

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Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

Fitness Center

As of January 11, the Fitness Center is available to members by reservation. Workout timeslots are available in 45-minute sessions Monday to Friday between 7:15-11:00 am (last session begins at 10:15 am) and 3:15-6 pm (last session begins at 5:15 pm), and Saturday-Sunday between 9:15 am-3 pm (last session begins at 2:15 pm).

    • Each timeslot is limited to 10 people. Timeslots are 45 minutes.
    • The Fitness Center includes space on the north half of the basketball court. Please adhere to all instructional signs in the fitness spaces.
    • Please come dressed for your workout; access to the family locker rooms is limited to swimmers ONLY. Showers remain closed.
    • Bring your own towel and water bottle.
    • Masks are required in the Fitness Center (and the entire SJCC) at all times.

Learn more + sign up for a workout timeslot HERE >>

We offer one-on-one virtual training, as of January 11, per the latest state guidelines. Contact your trainer to set up a session or if you’re new to personal training, email Senior Manager, Fitness, Josh Cross to sign-up.

      • We’re setting up designated training spaces within the fitness areas
        • Client/trainer pairs will be spaced out.
        • Equipment will be sanitized before and after each workout.
      • Trainers and clients will be asked to wear a mask at all times and to maintain a six-foot physical distance.
      • Please come dressed for your workout; access to family locker rooms is limited to swimmers. Showers remain closed.
      • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Learn more about our personal training program HERE.

We are currently offering outdoor group fitness and online fitness classes. As of Nov. 15, per the latest Washington State Public Health guidelines, indoor fitness classes are not allowed.

Find the full class schedule and information on how to register HERE.

We’re offering limited lap swim sessions between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9 am to noon on Saturday and Sunday.

        • Up to 4 spots are available in each timeslot (maximum lanes available depends on timeslot); reservations are required. As allowed by State of Washington public health guidelines, lap lanes will be split between two swimmers, allowing up to 8 spots per timeslot.
        • Swimmers may reserve 1 spot per day.
        • Each swimmer must register individually; household registration is not allowed.
        • You must register each time; recurring reservations are not allowed.
        • Family locker rooms are open for changing only. Showers remain closed.
        • Bring your own towel and water bottle.

Find the full lap lane schedule and information on how to register HERE.

Family swim is available on Saturday and Sunday in 45-minute timeslots beginning at noon (12 pm); the last timeslot starts at 2:15 pm.

  • One spot is available in each timeslot; a reservation is required. There are spots for 4 families in each timeslot.
  • 4 family members are allowed per reservation. One adult required.
  • Each timeslot is 45 minutes.
  • Families may reserve 1 spot per day.
  • To reserve your spot, text the timeslot code to 888-663-3752.
  • Registration opens 23 hours in advance of each timeslot and closes one hour before the start time.
  • You must register each time; recurring reservations are not allowed.
  • Before your first time back at the J, you’ll be asked to sign an updated facility use policy and waiver.
  • If you need to cancel a reservation, text the word REMOVE in front of the class code (listed below) to 888-663-3752. Example: RemoveLapSwim200 or RemoveAquaFit900 (the system is not case sensitive).
  • Family locker rooms are open for changing only. Showers remain closed.
  • Water fountains are closed.
  • There is no towel service; please bring your own.

Check out the full schedule and find reservation codes in each day’s event listing >>

Private/semi-private lessons and group swim lessons are available.

        • Private lessons are one-on-one with an instructor.
        • Semi-private lessons are limited to people from the same household.
        • Group swim lessons are limited to four swimmers.
        • Bring a towel, goggles, and water bottle. There is no towel service. Water fountains are closed.
        • Family locker rooms are open for changing only. Showers remain closed.
        • All children ages 5 and above will be dropped off at the health screening desk by the main SJCC entrance. An Aquatics staff member will take children to the pool and return children to the health screening desk after lessons.
        • Children should come prepared to swim, wearing their swimsuit. Aquatics staff will return children in their swimsuit, please bring plenty of dry towels.
        • Only one adult is allowed in the building with a young swimmer.
        • All equipment will be sanitized after each lesson.
        • For all new swimmers (ages 3-5 years old), a parent will be required to be in the water with the child.
        • To maintain physical distancing, instructors may:
          • teach from the pool deck
          • use a flotation device in the water
          • ask parents to assist their child in the water.
        • Anytime an instructor is working directly with a student they will wear either a face mask or face shield.

Find more information about private swim HERE
Schedule and registration information for group swim lessons can be found HERE.

Lifeguard Safety Protocol: Per the American Red Cross COVID-19 lifeguarding protocols, the lifeguard in the lifeguard chair does not wear a mask. We have positioned the guard chair on the pool deck in such a way as to ensure physical distancing. When lifeguards rotate out of the chair or if a guest approaches them, they’ll put on their mask.


Early Childhood School

The Early Childhood School is open for currently enrolled students. Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

There will be many changes as we follow new and evolving licensing, Public Health, and CDC recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. A few of the changes you will see include smaller group sizes, daily health and temperature checks for children and adults, outside drop-off, more frequent handwashing, and extra cleaning and sanitizing. Families, please check your email for details. Email ECS Director Carrie Stull with questions.


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Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

J Camp – School Edition

J Camp – School Edition (formerly known as J-Cation) is a weekday remote learning program for kids in K-8th grades. Kids come to the J to do their virtual learning, get help with schoolwork, and play with their friends — all at a safe distance. These programs are structured with COVID-19 protocols at the fore including:

        • Daily screenings: every staff member and student will complete a brief health screening and temperature check before entering.
        • Masks are required. (Please see list of exceptions above.)
        • Physical distancing: work spaces will be 6’ apart or more and recreational/extracurricular activities will comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
        • Small cohorts: specific children will be assigned to specific cohorts each week and cohorts will stay together throughout the week.
        • Please be sure to review the policies above that apply to everyone visiting the J.

Learn more + register for J Camp – School Edition and other J Kids programs here >>