Memorial Day Announcement

Memorial Day Announcement

Dear KGRC Members,

We miss you! We miss seeing your smiling faces, hearing the laughter and squeals from the children when they first jump into the pool, and mostly we miss all the hugs we normally share on opening weekend. Opening weekend at KGRC is always such a joy! Though it doesn’t mean the end of school, it does mean the beginning of rekindling those summer friendships, cheering on our swimmers and divers and knowing those lazy warm days in the umbrella shade are near. Everyone is disappointed that this isn’t how we’re spending this weekend. Sadly, it’s uncertain when we are able to get back to all that.

The KGRC Board of Directors has been working diligently with our management company, Premier Aquatics, to make sure we are able to open the pool this summer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and we must be sure we are opening for you safely. Our number one goal is the safety and health of the membership and the staff, while still allowing the KGRC members to enjoy the pool. What that looks like this summer will definitely be very different. While there are many details still to be determined, here are some of the changes you might see: 

  • Fewer people allowed at the pool at one time
  • Membership sign-ups to swim with specific time limits
  • Closed bathrooms or limited use
  • A different traffic flow in and out of the pool
  • No grill use
  • Limited seating
  • Pool closures regularly throughout the day to disinfect everything

However, there are also some new improvements you will see at the pool this summer:

  • A new pool “floor” - so no more sore feet or “pool toe”
  • New tiles along the pool
  • A second rail leading into the shallow end
  • A bottle filler at the drinking fountain - Bring your water bottle!!

Fairfax County is still under “Phase 0” according to the Virginia Governor and officials, so we must remain closed during this time. Once our government and health officials move toward opening Fairfax County, we will have a clearer picture of what our exact opening date will be. Obviously, we want that to be as soon as possible and will let you know when we can. Again, safety is paramount.

There are still job opportunities with KGRC. If you are interested in being a lifeguard or pool manager for this summer, please reach out to Premier’s hiring contact - Yana Koleva, [email protected]premieraquatics.com.

We appreciate all of your support and understanding as the Board also navigates these uncharted waters. You are always welcome to reach out to the Board of Directors President, Meghan Thomas, with questions ([email protected]).

Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

The KGRC Board of Directors

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