LAP SWIM IS BACK!
Swim Laps at the Pool
The popularity of lap swim has encouraged us to bring it back. Add a pool membership when you purchase your 2023 Sleepy Hollow Homes Association membership and you will enjoy access to the pool prior to the summer swim season and again in the fall. Two lap lanes will remain available during the summer.
How it Works
Lap swimmers agree to a cooperative arrangement to monitor one lap swim hour for each 4 hours they swim laps. This will work if enough people want to do this. If fewer people are interested, that ratio of swim to monitor would have to be lowered.
We’re refining the program hours based on what we learned last year. Since the majority of swim happened mid-day, the pool will be open for lap swim from noon-3:00, inclusive, Monday-Friday. We are working to add weekend lap swim options. We hope this will concentrate swimmers and monitors together and help to contain the costs of heating the pool the extra hours.
Lanes available during family swim will be guarded, no monitors necessary.
What are the duties of a monitor?
Monitors must stay out of the pool, with eyes on the pool and ready to assist if needed. When necessary, monitors administer basic first aid, operate the AED or perform CPR, and call 911.
Monitors are responsible for unlocking and re-locking the street and pool gates and restrooms or, when applicable, passing the key to the incoming monitor. First monitor of the day uncovers the pool, with assistance from a lap swimmer. Last monitor of the day, Sundays only, recovers the pool.
What Assistance Will Monitors Have?
The pool is equipped with a life ring and safety baton, a whistle, land line, a first aid kit stored in the Pool Guard Office and an AED. Monitors must attend an orientation.
***The first will be held on March 15 at noon***
What Must Lap Swimmers Do?
Sign a waiver acknowledging they swim at their own risk without a Certified Lifeguard on duty and agree to take turns monitoring the pool.
You may sign up to swim any available hour that a monitor has signed up. No monitor, no swim.
When possible, try to sign up for times monitors and other swimmers have already signed up, so there is a third or fourth person on-site in the event of a problem.
All swimmers and monitors must register online, even if the registration is at the last minute.
Is there an additional fee for lap swim?
There is no fee beyond family pool membership for the 2023 season. We do expect there will be an additional charge next year.
Follow this link to get started.
This is the first step to get monitors on board. Swimmer sign-up will follow.
Tell us what you think, make suggestions. Keep in mind that this program will only work if swimmers sign up as volunteer monitors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim with us! Join the pool and sign up for Monitor and Swim times. Click HERE to Join/Renew today!