Extended Season, Extended Hours & More!

Extended Season, Extended Hours & More!

Hello Kent Gardens Members,

The Board of Directors is happy to announce that we will extend the swim season through September! Your response to the survey was overwhelmingly positive and we are thrilled to offer this to all members. Please read on for details on new extended August hours, September dates and hours, and important Covid-19 rules.

New August Hours:

  • Beginning Monday, August 10, the pool will be open daily from 10:00am - 9:00pm, aligning our weekday and weekend hours to offer more pool time. 
  • Labor Day hours are 10:00am- 8:00pm (subject to change.)
  • Reservations are still required - sign up HERE; the link is also on the website.

September Swim:

  • Weather-permitting, the pool season will be extended through September 27!
  • Beginning September 8, Club hours will be Weekdays, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Weekends, 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Reservations for lanes/pods/diving/baby pool will remain the same, with 50 minute spots through Sign Up Genius.
  • “August” members have access to the pool through the close of the extended season. If you have friends who wish to join the extended fun, there are a few August Memberships available. Please direct them to the Membership page on the website. 
  • All KGRC Covid-19 protocols remain in place unless new guidelines are issued by the Virginia Governor and or health departments.
  • Yes, the KGRC main pool is heated!

A Few Reminders:

The swim season, despite the forever changing guidelines early on, has been going really well and has been a lot of fun! We all appreciate the members following the social distancing rules, mask rules and respecting the staff’s gentle reminders of those rules. Of course our regular, non-Covid related rules remain in place too. Please take note of these reminders:

  • Member families may sign up for up to four slots per week, and one slot per day HERE, with no need to indicate the number in your family. Swimmers not from the same household should stay 10 feet apart, in the pool and on the deck. 
  • There are 3 diving board slots per hour per board, for individual reservations. No more than 6 people may be in the diving area at a time. Please review the rules about diving board use found in the KGRC Membership Handbook
  • If you can’t make your reservation, please be courteous and cancel it via the Sign Up Genius. (Here is a tutorial if you are unsure how to do it.) We want to give every family chances to swim.
  • Please exit quickly at the end of your 50 minute time. The staff uses the 10 minute window to clean and disinfect and they need that full time. 
  • Any “floaties” must be US Coast Guard approved. (“Puddle Jumpers” and similar fit this category. )
  • You are welcome to bring your own kickboard or pool equipment; KGRC does not have equipment available.
  • Want to lounge poolside - in your cabana? It’s BYOC (bring your own chair)! 
  • Water only: No food or drink other than water. Feel free to hydrate using the new water bottle filler & wipe it down after use. 
  • No Lost & Found this year, due to Covid-19. Please take your belongings and if you forget something, come back quickly!
  • Questions?  Please first check the KGRC website. If you have a specific question, the front desk should be able to help. Board members will get back to you via email as needed, but please be patient with these volunteers as they are parents and have “other” jobs too! 

Again, the Board is really excited to offer this extended season. We know that a lot of activities will be restricted this fall, and by giving our families a safe place to play, relax, and exercise, we hope we are helping you stay positive through these challenging times!

As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

See you at the pool!

Meghan Thomas
KGRC Board President
[email protected]