Opening Day & Operating Updates

Opening Day & Operating Updates

Dear KGRC Members,

Just as predicted, as soon as we decide on guidelines for how the 2021 KGRC swim season will go, all the state and local mandates change! One thing we can probably count on - it will change again!! Thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and, most importantly, flexibility as we change and update some of the club rules. 

Updates:

As the Governor of Virginia and the state and local health departments are following new CDC guidelines, the rules at KGRC for masks have also changed. (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/cloth-face-covers/) 

  • Members who are fully vaccinated* do not need to wear masks. 

  • Members who are not fully vaccinated* are required to wear masks when moving around the club property. A mask is not required while sitting with those of the same household or eating/drinking, and no masks while swimming. This currently applies to, but not limited to, children between the ages of 5-15. (12-15 year-olds will not be fully vaccinated* for about 5 weeks.) 

  • Social distancing is also required for those not fully vaccinated - 10 feet in the water and 6 ft everywhere else. Parents are urged to remind their children of these rules and ensure they follow directions. 

  • Any staff who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks.

* Fully vaccinated means 2 weeks past last vaccination dose. 

Swimming pools are still required to operate at 75% capacity, though indications are that that will change soon too.  So, at this time, no guests are allowed.

Here is a reminder of the pool hours:

Pool Hours of Operation:
Opening Day- Saturday, May 22
 
General Membership swimming May 22- June 11:
Weekdays: 7:00-9:00 PM 
Weekends: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Monday & Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 AM - Early Morning Lap Swim
Memorial Day - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 
June 12 until ... the end of the season
Mon-Sat: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM 
Sundays: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM 
Monday & Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 AM - Early Morning Lap Swim

Swim and Dive teams are sending out separate emails with schedules for team practices. The Baby Pool will be available for families with children under 6 during team practice times as capacity allows.

Any changes to the pool operating schedule or weather related closures will be announced via Twitter: @kgrecclub .The Twitter updates also appear on the KGRC website.

Snack Shack:

The Snack Shack will be open! From May 22-June 12, it will be open weekends from 12-8. Summer hours will be posted on our website. The Snack Shack accepts credit cards with a $5 minimum purchase and new this year - E-Giftcards! Purchase an electronic gift card and use your phone number to redeem. Inquire at the ‘Shack.

Membership Cards:

Make sure to locate your KGRC Membership Card! You need that every time you check in. 

Any new cards and replacement cards will be waiting for you at the front desk. Just ask the staff for it. Please be patient, the membership coordinator role is a BIG one, and Kara is doing a fantastic job getting everything organized for you. If you still have questions, contact her at [email protected].

Opening Day is tomorrow and the pool grounds really look fantastic - this is because you, the members, helped so much with getting it ready. Thank you for all of you who helped on the Membership Work Day and other days over the last couple of weeks. It’s great how we all take pride in how the club looks and functions. Finally, please continue to be patient with our young staff as the first few days sometimes bring unexpected hiccups. We’re all here to have fun! With 90º+ temperatures predicted Saturday and Sunday, we hope to see many of you this weekend.

See you at the pool - very soon!