The pool will open tomorrow, Saturday morning May 30th, at 10:00AM. We're now ready for members to sign up for lane reservations to swim during Phase 1. As we've stated before, we will be open for lap swim only, per Virginia guidance.
You must have a reservation to swim. See below for details.
For those coming to the pool, here are some tips and what you should expect:
Ready to make your lane reservations? Here's how.
You can access the reservations page here: https://hmsrc.org/reservations.
The image below is what you will see on the reservations page. You'll need the last name of the billing contact on your Member Splash account, the user name that you use to log into your Member Splash account, and your Account ID number (which appears when you are logged into your Member Splash account).
Once you have logged on, click on the "New Reservations" button. You can then scroll through a list of available reservations. Once you've found the date and time that works for you, click on the "Create Reservations" button. A list of reservations you have created will be available on the page. You may make a maximum of two (2) lane reservations per family per day. A family may have no more than five (5) lane reservations at any one time.
This is our initial attempt to create fair opportunities for all paid members to visit the pool. Please be mindful that we have well over 330 members that might want to take a dip any given day, with a maximum capacity of 228 lane reservations per week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Enjoy the water!
Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club
Fellow Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club Families,
As we approach mid-May, we wanted to share our latest information about opening the pool for the 2020 season. We're following updates and recommendations from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other organizations. We're using this information to help us plan and prepare for opening day. Last week, Governor Northam announced his phased reopening plan. The details of how to execute his plan are still being worked at the state and county levels. Before the Fairfax County Health Department approves our permit to operate the pools, they are expected to give us guidance on additional requirements and limitations to limit the spread of COVID-19.
While we await those details, we're taking steps now to prepare to safely open the pools. I'll hit the highlights up front and provide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with more details toward the end. There's a lot we don't know yet, but we wanted to share the latest information we have so you can make an informed decision for your families.
If you're in the neighborhood, you may have noticed that the pools are full and the pumps are running. Everything is on track to open the pool this summer. Our current timeline, which is subject to further guidance from Fairfax County, is to open the pool after the Governor's Temporary Stay at Home Order (Executive Order 55) expires on June 10, 2020. Based on the latest guidance, Opening Day is tentatively June 11, 2020.
The Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club Board of Directors has pushed back the deadline for 2020 membership dues from May 15, 2020, to May 31, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT. For those who have yet to pay, we hope that the information below and in the FAQs answer several of the questions we know many of you have. Thank you to those who have already paid. If you have yet to pay your membership dues, please pay before the May 31, 2020 deadline to keep your membership in good standing and maintain access to Club facilities.
We have some idea what to expect from state and local authorities. We're already working closely with our pool management company, Crystal Aquatics, to establish procedures and mitigation measures. Crystal provides management services to several clubs in the area and is in communication with the county health officials who approve community pool operations.
Here's what we can expect, at least initially:
We expect to start the season with strict limitations on the number of members allowed at the pool at any given time. We're looking at different ways to limit capacity. When planning how to limit capacity, our goals are:
There are many details to work out, but here's what you could expect:
We hope that the information above helps you understand our plans and what we're doing to prepare to promptly and safely open and operate the pool this summer. We know how much we all want to get outside, enjoy the weather, and enjoy the pool. We encourage you to read through the following FAQs for more important details. Given all the uncertainty, we expect that some of you will have additional questions. At the bottom of the FAQs, you'll see a link to a Zoom meeting I will host with Board members. Feel free to join that call. If you have specific, personal questions, I encourage you to email us.
Thank you for your membership and support of Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club. Stay safe, and I hope to see you soon.
Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club