At this point, we are moving forward with preparing the pool to open, possibly as early as June 20, although no one can guarantee specific dates at this time. If we do open, we will begin operations at a reduced capacity, following the county/city restrictions and health guidelines in place at that time. This will likely mean that access to the pool and its facilities will be limited in order to maintain social distancing. Our pool directors, Janna and John, have been very proactive in designing multiple different scenarios for pool operations that attempt to offer us all an enjoyable time at the pool while not compromising safety. At a minimum we plan to have hours available for lap swim, water aerobics, and family swim each day. Most access would be handled through a sign-up method with time allowances for a regular and strict cleaning regime.
We are still assessing the guidelines and best practices for whether we can offer swim and dive team activities and whether lessons will be an option. The former requires us to wait for more decisions to be made by the All-City league, and the latter has significant ramifications related to our staff's ability to social distance. Although we hope to ease restrictions as time passes, we also have to be prepared to reduce capacity or close as both the public health and pool financial situations require.
The board would like to thank all of you who have offered input, asked questions and/or paid your dues thus far. It really does help us plan for the future, as uncertain as it is, and gives us hope that the Hill Farm Swim Club will be up and running for the summer.
Moo and Peace,
The HFSC Board of Directors
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Authors: The HFSC Board of Directors
We are a group of 9 very committed HFSC members who volunteer our time to help make our swim community the best around. We have created this page to do our best to keep our members informed of the ever-changing situation as relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our pool.