The club is currently not under any COVID restrictions. Below is what we did in the past so you have an understanding of our policies in such a situation.
Now that the State has removed capacity restrictions, we are able to go back to a normal summer schedule. You can ignore the two hour block we were asking everyone to stick to, and stay at the pool as long as you want! Here is what pool hours will look like now that we are back on a normal schedule:
Limited Hours (May 14th-June 6th)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
1-3pm: Lap Swim
3-9: Member Swim
11am-3pm: Swim Team
3-9pm: Member Swim
7am-11am: Swim Team
11am-9pm: Member Swim
Full Time Hours (June 7th-August 22nd):
6-8am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): Lap Swim
6-8am (Tuesday, Thursday): Masters Swim
8-10am (daily): Swim Team
Member Swim (Daily): 10am-8pm
8-10am: Swim Team
10am-9pm: Member swim
The limited hours For August 23rd-September 26th will be published when we have a better idea of our staffing for that time period.
There will be some days where the pool closes early or opens later due to swim meets. Those dates will be published next week.
The guest policy is back to normal. A membership may bring up to 6 guests at one time and you do not need to let us know ahead of time/do anything on a sign up. Guest Fee is $6 or you can buy a punch pass of ten guest visits for $50. The gazebo guest limit for a rental is back up to 40. Gazebo rentals will continue to be by sign up genius and we have not changed the time slots of those so people who already have rentals planned, your reservation remains the same.
Now that capacity restrictions and indoor mask restrictions have been lifted for those who are vaccinated, the gym will resume 24/7 access without sign up. We ask that you still respect peoples space while in the gym and be masked when social distancing is not possible. Please continue to disinfect the equipment with the provided wipes before and after use as we have always required.
If you are not currently vaccinated, you should wear a mask at all times while in the gym.
Masking procedure on the property:
We strongly encourage people to continue wearing masks where social distancing is not possible (entering the pool, exiting the pool, using the bathhouse, waiting in line at the snack bar, etc).
Child care settings will still require masks at all times. This means swim team, camp and swim lessons staff will be masked whenever possible and any adult who is in their space must be masked regardless of their vaccinated status.
As with the gym, we respectfully request that masks are worn inside whenever social distancing is not possible.
Please note: These policies and procedures are based on state requirements and guidelines. Should the state or county change their requirements, we will change our procedures to match what is required.
Want to know what our COVID policies are for 2021? Click this sentence to read all about them!
Want to see the pool schedule in easy to read grid form? Click this sentence to see the pool schedule!
Want to know what we based all of our 2021 plans on? See below how we ran last summer and what our members had to say about it!
We are proud to say that our COVID 19 response allowed us to be open for all of the 2020 season, and that we were able to safely operate with no issues!
Here is what our members had to say about the summer of 2020:
“The pool was the only public place I felt completely safe”
“It saved our summer”
“Our family is so grateful for the escape that the pool provided”
We were thrilled to be able to provide a safe place were people could relax and enjoy themselves, and we are committed to continuing this in 2021.
The summer will start with restricted access due to the continuing pandemic and state requirements that are still in place. We will publish all of our COVID procedures by mid April, but some common questions are answered below.
Below are the procedures and rules from 2020 that we are basing our 2021 plans on. These will give you the framework of what we did last summer, and how we are approaching our plans for the comming season.
Some general reminders on pool rules:
Do not come to the pool unless it is your group’s day/time, you will be asked to leave if you are not in the group for that day & time
Do not bring guests to the pool
Please enter going down the ramp to the pool, exit going up the stairs
Please wear a face mask when entering the pool deck, exiting the pool deck, if you have to go in the bathhouse and any other time social distancing is not possible.
Please bring as little as possible to the pool.
No shared toys, no floats other than lifejackets and puddle jumpers
Please wait six feet apart from other groups while waiting to check in. The pavement has been marked to assist you.
Do not hand anything to the staff, check in will be done verbally
Only sit with your group
Do not move pool furniture
Payment for snackbar will only be on account. Please make sure you have a form of payment on file with the office.
When the long whistle is blown to clear the pool, please leave quickly and orderly so we can clean and get the next group in
Woodcroft Update 5.20.20
IT IS ALMOST HERE!!!
Durham has announced that pools can open as of 5pm June 1st. We expect that Durham will follow Governor Cooper’s phase two directive of 50% capacity and are planning accordingly. We will plan to open June 2nd at 6am for lap swimming and we are so excited to see you all soon!!!!
We are finalizing the groups that members will be placed in to comply with the 50% capacity rule, and we will publish them tomorrow along with the schedule for June as to when each group is allowed to come to the pool.
We will also be sending out more information about procedure reminders and other FAQ info next week.
We can not put into words how excited we are that we are going to get to see you all poolside soon, and we’re thrilled to say ONLY 12 DAYS UNTIL OPENING!!!!!!!!!
Mike, Jess and Millie
Woodcroft Update 5.14.20
Happy Thursday to you all,
As we get closer to phase two of NC’s reopening efforts, we wanted to communicate what we have planned for pool procedures when the pool is allowed to open. Our plan has been created through careful research, communication with other aquatics facilities, and our knowledge of how our facility runs. We also formed an advisory board of members to run our procedures and ideas past in order to make sure that members’ input was being taken into account and that we didn’t miss anything.
The pool procedures can be found in the link at the bottom of this email. They will continue to evolve as we learn more and update best practices but will guide us at the beginning of the season. We know that this is a lot to read, so we will also be sending out updates next week that highlight a different part of the pool experience and how the procedures will work. We also want to take a moment and explain how we will limit pool capacity once we are given the percentage that we need to hit.
After discussion with the advisory board we have decided that the best way to break up groups is the following:
For the first two weeks groups will be determined by last name, with the last name of the primary person on the account being the one that determines the group. A schedule will be published that will show when your group is scheduled to come to the pool on a given day, and that will be the time that you are allowed to come swim.
After two weeks if you would like to switch to a different group, you will be allowed to make a request. The office will see if it is possible while maintaining the appropriate numbers. The hope is that as the summer goes on, we will be able to enlarge the groups and allow for more swim time for everyone. We are not able to publish the groups yet, because we have not been given the guidelines we must follow from the state. As soon as we have that guidance, we will publish the groups and the schedule of usage.
We recognize that this is not ideal, but it is the best option we have to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to use the facility.
Pool Safety Procedure