🇺🇸 Red, White, & Blue, another update for you!

Things are going swimmingly since we opened and we have received a lot of positive feedback! Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work out a fair reservation system and a safe environment. We are frequently updating and refining our COVID Safety procedures and Reservation FAQs, so please continue to review them on a weekly basis. Effective today, we have a few notable updates and clarifications:

FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings must cover nose and mouth and be secured under the chin, per CDC guidelines. At IRC, face coverings are:

  • REQUIRED when entering and exiting the facility and at the Front Desk. Members will be denied entry if not properly covered.
  • REQUIRED when walking to/from and within the Restroom
  • REQUIRED when interacting with lifeguards
  • Encouraged while walking around the facility
  • Optional within your household pod
  • Prohibited in the water
  • Not applicable to children under 2

RESERVATION LIMITS: We have increased member limits to 10 reservations per week per individual listed on the membership. Members may reserve up to 10 spots in the week beginning Sunday and ending on Saturday. For questions, check our Reservation FAQs.

TOYS: Only small toys designed for use in the water may be taken into the pool, like diving rings and diving tubes. These small toys are for individual household use only and may not be shared with other households.  No balls or hard plastic items permitted. For specifics, please review our COVID Safety procedures.

NO SHOW POLICY: As a courtesy to other members, please cancel your reservation as soon as you have decided not to attend. This will ensure that other members have opportunities to schedule. Please remember to cancel the time slot for each member of the family. Members who need to be repeatedly canceled by staff at check-in due to a  ‘no-show’ status may have additional limitations placed on their scheduling privileges at the discretion of the IRC Board.

Upcoming Events:

  • Fourth of July weekend: We miss being able to host our usual Raft Nights, Teens Nights, Food Truck Fridays, and our legendary Fourth of July BBQ, but we still want to celebrate this holiday weekend with you. So, this weekend, the pool will be decked out in Red, White and Blue with festive music playing to give it a beachy vibe during your reservation block.
  • Tennis League: IRC will be once again participating in the Inter Club Tennis League this year. We will be joined by Seven Locks and Old Georgetown. Matches will be played on Saturday mornings at 9AM and we are planning on starting the season on July 18th. We are looking for adults that are rated 3.0 or higher for singles and doubles play. If you are interested, please contact tennis@invernessrecreationclub.org
  • Survey: We want to know your thoughts on how we are doing, safety procedures and next steps. Please watch out for a survey in the next week.

Referral Reward: We are still accepting new members this season, so please tell your friends, family and neighbors about IRC. Current members can earn a $25 referral reward! Please make sure they include your name on their membership form.

Summer Tennis (AND CAMP) is BACK at IRC!

From our Tennis Partner, ProsToYou:

We are excited to officially announce the return of the Summer Camps at Inverness Recreation Club starting next week (June 29-July 3)! We will offer weekly (Monday through Friday) summer camps until September 4. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR INVERNESS SUMMER CAMP!
**PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE FULL FOR NEXT WEEK’S SUMMER CAMP**

In addition to our summer camps, ProsToYou Tennis is also offering morning one-hour junior tennis sessions, adult & junior group clinics. Please review the information and online registration links of these tennis offerings below!

NEWLY Updated Summer Group Program Offerings!
CLICK ON EACH PROGRAM BELOW TO VIEW MORE INFO & TO REGISTER!

Summer Junior Tennis Team (June 22-August 14)
Junior One-Hour Morning Tennis Sessions (June 22-July 24)
Junior 8-Week Clinic Program (June 29-August 23)
Adult 8-Week Clinic Program (June 29-August 23)

ProsToYou Tennis will take the necessary procedures to make sure our coaches and players are in a safe environment while on the tennis courts. Below are the following procedures: 

  • Washing and sanitizing equipment after use (all equipment will be handled by the pros only).
  • Coaches will be at least 6 feet away from the players – all instruction given by the coaches will be on the opposite side of the tennis net from where the players are. 
  • Ball pick up will consist of players rolling the balls with their racquets to one corner of the court, while coaches use the hoppers to pick up the balls. 
  • Any physical contact between coaches and players will be prohibited (i.e.hands to yourself, no high fives, no touching balls with your hands).
  • Coaches will use markers and dots for player placement for juniors and adults when needed.

Please contact us at Nim@ProsToYou.com if you have any questions. 

Keeping each other safe…

Opening up the pool has been a work in progress and we want to thank our members for their patience and understanding while we figure out what works best for our membership. During this phase, please be reminded that we are still required to limit the number of people on premise, the number of people in the water and the number of people in each swim lane.

Starting Saturday, June 27, we are introducing a limited open swim by reservation in 90 minute blocks with 30 minutes of cleaning and sanitation between each block. The purpose of the continued reservation system is to adhere to our capacity limits as well as facilitate contact tracing, if necessary. For this reason, we can only allow the person whose name is on the reservation to enter the pool and a reservation must be made for each member of the family planning to enter the facility. Also available during open swim, will be two single-swimmer lap lanes, available by reservation in 45 minutes blocks. We anticipate releasing the available reservations for the coming week on Omnify Thursday evening.

When you check-in for your reservation, you will be assigned a reserved, socially distanced area which we are calling a household pod.  This will be your homebase during your time at the pool, and is setup to ensure your household is at least six feet away from other groups. You can bring your own lawn chairs or just use the area to lay your towel down, but household pods may only be occupied among members from the same household. 

To keep each other safe, please review our COVID-19 Safety guidelines here. The County has also mandated guidelines for this current phase of pool reopening, including:

  • Members should wear face coverings when interacting with staff or individuals not from their household.
  • Members should not wear face coverings in the water.
  • Members are discouraged from sharing objects with members not from their households, including goggles, food, towels, etc.
  • Lap lanes may only be used by one patron.
  • Pools are required to clean and disinfect in accordance with CDC and EPA guidelines on COVID-19 and product instructions.

The diving well will be open with social distancing at the lineup for the diving boards. The kiddie pool, basketball court, playground, swings and water fountains will be closed during this phase, per the County.

Early Bird Swim: We also plan on beginning reserved Early Bird Swim on June 30 for two sessions: 6:30AM and 7:15AM. Reservations will be made available next week.

Memberships and Reservations: If you haven’t already joined, we have reduced our fees due to the shortened season. Complete, sign and submit the membership form found here. For reservations, members will be sent a unique username and password to login to the reservation system. If you have any questions, please review our FAQs.

Keep them coming! We welcome your emails about what has been working and what may need some work. Please keep us updated on your thoughts, suggestions and comfort level with our reopening.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @invernessrec or check out our Twitter feed on our website for updates on weather-related closures, announcements, etc.

Keeping our members and staff safe! #onlyatIRC