Green Woods Swim Club IS Reopening!
Dear Green Woods Members,
I hope you’re enjoying the quick transition from spring to summer like temperatures! This weather has certainly drawn our attention to our pool and opening. As you’ve likely heard in the last week, Chester County will be transitioning to the Yellow Phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. The Board met to discuss the possibility of reopening and how we can best serve our membership while remaining safe. Green Woods Swim Club will reopen on Monday, June 8 in a limited capacity.
This communication is lengthy, but please be sure to read it in its entirety to ensure the safety of our members and staff. We also know that this plan may be changing as the pandemic evolves and reopening continues, so please continue to check your email for more information.
When will the club open?
Green Woods Swim Club will reopen on Monday, June 8. The club will be open to members only during the yellow phase of reopening. Our limited capacity during this time will be 200 members per time slot. Members will be required to sign up for a reservation PRIOR to coming to the pool. Members may only choose one time slot per day. The pool will be open in these three time slots:
6:00- 8:45 pm
At the end of each time slot, members will be asked to leave and the pool will be closed to check chemicals. Additionally, in between time slots, the staff will have time to wipe down tables as well as properly sanitize the bathrooms and other high traffic areas.
How can I sign up?
A Sign Up Genius link will be emailed out at 8:00 am June 1 for time slots on the week of June 8. Please only sign up for one slot per day so that we can allow many families to swim. If we don’t exceed capacity, we may not need to use the Sign Up Genius in the future. At this time, we felt more comfortable taking a conservative approach.
How will we enforce social distancing?
While we are luckier than many clubs and we have plenty of physical space to spread out, we understand that kids will want to congregate. We ask that you please reinforce the importance of distancing to your children and help to monitor your children, both in and out of the pool. Every lifeguard’s main concern is the safety of the swimmers in the pool. It is not the guards’ responsibility to enforce social distancing.
Will my family need to wear masks?
Staff will be wearing masks whenever they are interacting with members. A staff member will be working the front gate at all times and will be masked. If you are moving around the pool deck or grounds and you’re not walking to get in the pool, we would ask that you please wear a mask. If you are sitting with your family, you do not need to wear a mask. Swimmers do not need to wear a mask.
Will we have assigned seating?
To help cut down on cleaning and high touch areas, we have decided to remove the chairs and chaise lounges until Chester County is in the green phase. Please bring your own chairs or blankets/ towels for your family. Tables should be used as one per family and will be cleaned in between time slots.
Will kids be able to play other activities?
While we are in the yellow phase, the slide, basketball courts, volleyball and foosball will all be closed. These topics will be revisited as we prepare to enter in the green phase.
Will we still have adult swim?
Yes. Adult swim will take place approximately halfway between each time slot.
|Time Slot||Adult Swim|
|12:00-2:45 pm||1:20-1:30 pm|
|3:00-5:45 pm||4:20-4:30 pm|
|6:00- 8:45 pm||7:20- 7:30 pm|
Will we be able to use the vending machines and water fountain?
While in yellow, the vending machines and water fountain will be closed. Please don’t forget to bring your own water from home to stay hydrated!
Will I be able to shower and change in the bath house?
In the yellow phase, the bath house is to only be used for the restrooms and sinks. The showers and changing areas will not be used until we are in the green phase.
Will we be permitted to use the grills?
Members may use the grills, but should understand the grills are not cleaned or sanitized by the staff. Members must also bring their own grill tools.
May we bring guests or have a birthday party at the pool?
At this time, we are not allowing guests to ensure that capacity is reserved for our members. If we are able to move away from the reservation system in the future, guests may be permitted. The pavilion is currently closed, so members may not have parties or rent the space.
Will we have swim team this year?
Southern Chester County Swim League has decided to cancel the 2020 summer swim season, but our swim team staff has decided to host a swim camp for those swimmers who are interested in summer swim. More details will be forthcoming.
We understand that you may still have questions and concerns. If so, please email them to info [at] greenwoodspool [dot] com. If you have friends and family who are also members, please remind them that they will need a reservation to swim at the pool. If you know families are looking for a swim club membership, we do currently have openings. Please direct any potential new members to our website at https://greenwoodspool.com/membership-information/ for more information.
Finally, we know that some of you may not feel comfortable coming to the pool, now or in the future. We understand and respect your decision to stay home. We are unable to process refunds to families at this time. We look forward to seeing you (from a distance) soon!
On behalf of the Green Woods Swim Club Board
Due to a significant shortage in lifeguards and staff available, the pool will be opening at 3 p.m. the week of Monday, August 31st-Friday, September 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Memorial Day BBQ:
The first event of the Green Woods season takes place on Memorial Day-Monday May, 30th. It will go from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Let’s hope for some great weather.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, and water bottles will be provided by Green Woods. Members are required to bring a side dish or desert to share. No need to commit to a certain dish ahead of time. Members are asked to bring a donation for the S.P.C.A. In the form of a pet food item, cash donation, used towels or blankets, cleaning supplies, or gently used collars or leashes.
We will be in need of some volunteers. Nothing crazy. Just to help set up, grill, and clean up. I’ll be sending a Sign Up Genius. Please help out if you can.
Members may bring guests but will be charged $6 cash per guest in addition to the guest fee charged to enter the club. If a member is bringing more than one guest, we request an additional side dish.
Dan and Chuck will play for bbq,
Attention all members! We are set to go for the first clean up date to prepare for the 2013 season. It is scheduled for 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Sunday, April 28th. There
will be coffee/donuts for the breakfast and hamburgers/dogs for lunch.
This is the bulk clean up date. Look out for more details. Any questions? You can contact
Bob Hewton at rhewton [at] urbanengineers [dot] com. Thank you!