Pool Etiquette & Usage
Phase 2 Comp Pool Usage
The competition pool will be opened from 6am until 8pm, Monday through Friday for resident usage. Our Saturday hours of operation will be 7am until 8pm, and Sunday hours will be 9am until 7pm. To utilize the pool, residents will need to register for one-hour time slots, with the understanding that we will cap each lane at one swimmer (however, 2 members of the same household can share a lane). There will be 8 reservations per hour for this pool. We will clear the pool at five minutes prior to the next hour, so we can safely allow the next group of swimmers into the pool. In essence, you will have 55 minutes of swim time with your reservation. We ask that residents arrive ten minutes prior to their reservation time to ensure they are able to utilize their entire reservation window. Residents must be 16 or older to reserve a lane. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult member of the same household. The adult household member must reserve a lane as well, even if they do not intend to swim. We are requiring this so we can best manage social distancing and so we can limit the total amount of residents in this area. Some pool furniture will be available in small numbers, we ask these are not moved from where they are staged. Staff will clean and sanitize the furniture after each use. We ask that no resident signs up for more than 3 slots per week to ensure usage for all of the community. When you enter the facility, you will be asked to remain in a social distancing conscious staging area until we clear the pool of swimmers from the previous reservation time. Residents will be asked to enter through the exterior gates, in a clearly marked area. You will be checked in by a staff member who will have a roster of the registered residents. You will need to sign up by the end of the previous day to ensure your reservation. You will be able to call in and staff can sign you up for same day reservations, should any remain. This call in will be first come, first serve.
The Loggerheads have resumed their normal practice times at the Recreation Center Competition Pool. From 3pm until 8pm M-F and 6am until noon on Saturday, resident reservations will be limited to 2 lanes for residents while the Loggerheads utilize 6 lanes. Residents who schedule a reservation between those hours should expect up to 24 swimmers in the lanes next to them. We will keep the 2 lanes closest to the Tennis courts open for resident swim, and the six lanes closest to the Recreation Center available for the swim team usage. Tables closest to the Tennis courts will be reserved for residents to place their belongings and the Loggerheads will utilize the tables closest to the building. The Loggerheads will have sole usage of the Family restroom in the Aquatics Building and residents will be free to use the locker-room attached to the Recreation Building and the two large restrooms attached to the Aquatics Building.
Phase 2 Family Pool Usage
The Family Pool will be opened from 9am until 7pm, Monday through Sunday. Similarly, to the Competition Pool, residents will need to reserve a spot for each member of their household, this reservation will be restricted to one-hour time slots as well. We will cap the number of residents per hour to 60 individuals plus 20 walk-ups. We will clear the pool out at 5 minutes prior to the next hour timeslot. We will have pool furniture strategically placed and ask that it is not moved. We will clean and sanitize the furniture after each usage. Social distancing is still required while in the pool. When you enter the facility, you will be asked to remain in a social distancing conscious staging area until we clear the pool of swimmers from the previous reservation time. Residents will be asked to enter through the exterior gates, in a clearly marked area. You will be checked in by a staff member who will have a roster of the registered residents. You will need to sign up by the end of the previous day to ensure your reservation. You will be able to call in and staff can sign you up for same day reservations, should any remain. This call in will be first come, first serve.
Please consider the following when swimming:
- Circle swimming can be performed by 2 or more people swimming in circular motion and keeping to the right
- Splitting the lane is when two participants share the lane with each participant only using one side of the lane
Comp Pool Usage
There may be times during the swim team practice that the swim team will have use of seven out of the eight lanes. One lane will remain reserved at all times for lap swim. However, if at any time three swimmers occupy the lap swimmers’ lane and a fourth swimmer arrives on deck to swim laps, the swim team will vacate the seventh lane.