Below you will find the most up-to-date information regarding the Club's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Woodcroft Update 5.27.20
Happy Wednesday all!
We have a lot of fun things in this email, so make sure you read all the way through!
First the most exciting news, the pool is opening a day earlier than expected! Durham modified their rules, so pools are able to open Monday at 8am. We are going to take advantage of this and open for Sr. Swim at 8am, and groups will start coming at 11am. The new schedule is attached (since we know people have already started making plans based on the schedule that went out Friday, it is staying the same and we simply put the groups on Monday based on the pattern that is already established in the schedule.) The groups are listed again below (with the typo fixed, we apologize for any confusion!)
Group 1- last name Aaronson-last name Campbell
Group 2- last name Canada-last name Essa
Group 3- last name Etheridge-last Name Gsegner
Group 4- last name Guile-last name Kreger
Group 5- last name Kuhr-last name Mendez
Group 6- last name Meyer-last name Phillips
Group 7- last name Pipes-last name Stevenson
Group 8- last name Stiegel- last name Zentz
Lap swim sign up can be accessed through a link you can get by emailing the office at email@example.com and will start at 8pm Monday evening. Lap swim days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and we will have lap swim times both in the morning and the evening. Lap lanes will not be in during group swim time to maximize the pool space for social distancing.
We will monitor the number of lap swim signups, and if we find there is more demand then there are slots, we will limit the total number of lap swim sign ups per person to 3 per week. Please only sign up for one lap swim slot a day.
Masters swim can be signed up for on the same sheet, and you sign up by the day and time slot (6-6:50 or 7-7:50). Masters swim is $10 a week per person per slot (if we have less than 16 people who want to do masters swim, then you may sign up for two slots).
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