Pool Rules for Water Guns

This past weekend, there were several complaints received about the use of water guns. The Board of IRC wanted to remind members of our policy towards water guns, as this behavior will not be allowed to continue in the future:

Individuals may run, play with balls, Frisbees, and squirt guns or similar toys only on the grassy areas of the facility. With the exception of use of the basketball hoop in the pool, such activities are not permitted on the concrete or in the pool. Individuals using squirt guns or similar toys on the grassy areas may only do so as part of consensual play and not to annoy, harass or otherwise interfere with other individuals’ enjoyment of the facility. If an individual using a squirt gun or other toy is the subject of a complaint to staff, or if in the staff’s judgment such individual is interfering with other individuals’ enjoyment of the facility, the squirt gun or other toy will be confiscated and/or the individual with the squirt gun or toy will be asked to leave the IRC facility.

Important information from IRC

We hope you had a chance to enjoy some time at IRC over Memorial Day weekend. We kicked off the summer season with a bang! Great weather and good times.  The fun has just begun and here is what we having coming up:

  • The pool is now open for weekday hours 3:00 – 8:00pm.
    • Our opening time will shift to 1:00pm on June 8
    • and 11:30am June 15.
    • Please note that swim team practice also begins this week and the mighty Nessies will be swimming laps from 4:30 – 6:30pm each evening. Lap swimming will not be available from 5:45 – 6:30pm.
  • The first pool party of the summer is Saturday June 6 beginning at 4:00pm.  This Summer Kickoff event includes hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and soda for everyone – we will cook until the food runs out so be sure to come early!
  • Adults should mark Friday, June 12 on their calendar. That date marks our first Adult Social Hour (6:00 – 8:00pm) on the clubhouse deck. Beverages and snacks are provided by the pool. Food Truck Fridays also return on June 12 when we welcome back the Holy Crepes truck.
  • Be sure to check invernessrecreationclub.org for a full schedule of pool hours and events.

And though the fun won’t stop until September, we’d like to remind our members about how we can make this the best possible summer for everyone:

  • Please, please no glass at Inverness. This means anywhere past the gate, including the pool deck, around the tables, or even on the clubhouse deck. This is a safety issue and will be enforced. Canned beverages or transferring glass bottles into Tupperware pitchers is how we easily avoid bringing glass to the pool.
  • As you are headed home after a fun day, please take a minute to pick up any trash in your area. We want to keep the Inverness space neat and clean for everyone.
  • Please be sure to treat our facility with the same respect as you would treat items in your home.  Your membership dues and IRC Enhancement Fund donations pay for the lounge chairs, kickboards, ping pong paddles and sports equipment. Let’s work hard to preserve our investment.  If you have children that join you at the pool, be sure to encourage them to respect the property as well.
  • Lastly, remember that the lifeguards are on duty for everyone’s safety. Please support them by following and helping enforce any directions, and taking heed when the whistle blows.

Group Swim Lesson Registration NOW OPEN!

Coach Amy is ready to enroll swimmers in our group lesson program. We receive many compliments about the high caliber instruction level for the lessons. We offer group, private and semi-private lessons, and suggest you review the information on Swim Lessons at IRC to decide if the group lessons are best for you. All lesson instructors have several years of experience, and are eager to work with children of all ability levels. Lessons are 6:40-7:10pm Tuesday/Thursday and start June 16. To register, mail completed form and payment to Coach Amy.

Any questions, or if you want to look into private and semi-private lesson options, please contact Coach Amy at inverness.swimlessons@gmail.com.


Level 4
For younger swim team members or swimmers who could be on the team, but have too many scheduling conflicts. Also great for new swim team members who want more water time. More individualized, in water, work on their strokes in a smaller setting. Must be 10 and under.
Level 3
Must be able to float and swim through the water on their stomach for 5-10 yards. They must also be comfortable in deep water. The emphasis in this level is on improved freestyle movements, body position, and beginning to work on back stroke.
Level 2
Must be able to comfortably submerge their heads, and float independently. Emphasis is on proper body position while kicking on both back and stomach, and basic freestyle and breast stroke arm movements.
Level 1
Little to no experience in the water. They may still have some fear of the water, but must participate without a parent. The emphasis is on body position, kicking, floating, and feeling comfortable putting their heads under the water.

Last chance to get your free guest pass!

Open House is this weekend! Saturday and Sunday Noon-5pm

This Sunday is the cutoff for many things on your IRC to do list. Paid memberships have to be received by 5pm this Sunday in order to receive your free guest pass ($25 value).You can pick up your free guest pass at Open House if you have already sent in your membership. Sunday is also the deadline to register for the swim team and to place your Nessie spirit orders. Be ahead of the game and stop by Open House on Saturday. Both days the pool is open for swimming and fun from Noon-5pm.

Reminder: We are not using pool passes this year.  You will need to sign in and register any guests. The lifeguards will be spot-checking by verifying information on your membership application. This is a greener practice and less hassle for you to have to keep track of your pool passes.

If you didn’t get a chance to bring a friend to Sneak Peek, show off IRC at Open House!