Reservations are required for pool access, according to the website. After weeks with the sport more-or-less shutdown across the globe by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a flurry of countries and states starting to reopen pools and workout facilities.
To help Swims readers keep up, we’re presenting our index of U.S. states that have begun reopening pools in some form or another. As pools reopen, every state and/or local governing body will have various rules and guidelines in place to keep swimmers protected from the coronavirus and the associated COVID-19 illness.
Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed up to 25% indoor capacity. Table size for outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of six (6) people and two (2) households.
Indoor receptions, wakes or similar gatherings remain prohibited. Indoor recreation and fitness for low-risk sports (dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, climbing) are permitted for practice and training in groups of no more than five (5) athletes.
Appointment-based fitness/training is allowed for 45-minute maximum session with no more than one (1) customer/athlete per room or, for large facilities, per 500 soft. Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, wardrooms and event spaces are open for private rentals/tours of individual households up to six (6) people.
Outdoor entertainment establishments such as zoos, gardens, aquariums, theaters, stadiums, event spaces, arenas, concert venues and rodeos can be open for ticketed events with groups of up to ten (10) people from two (2) households. Many local government facilities had some closures or limited access due to stay-at-home orders and states of emergency, leading to the closures of recreation centers, parks, playground, swimming pools and others earlier during the season.
But as restrictions are eased, swimming pools and water attractions are starting to reopen. Department of Parks and Recreation pools will be able to open for what Bowler called “structured activities” such as lessons and lap swimming.
Indoor aquatic centers are only open for lap swimming for two-hour sessions, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Outdoor pools have two-hour recreational swimming sessions between noon and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Crossing features, saunas, hot tubs and the lazy river will stay closed, as will fitness rooms in aquatic centers. The Martin Luther King Jr. Indoor Aquatic Center will remain closed as it undergoes renovations.
As a part of the state’s Phase Three reopening plan, indoor and outdoor swimming pools may be open at up to 75% capacity. Free swimming is allowed, and people who are not from the same household must maintain 10 feet of physical distance.
Swimming instruction must be limited to allow participants 10 feet of physical distance as well. Parents or guardians may support a participant during class, and instructors may have contact with swimmers when necessary.
Hot tubs, spas, saunas, splash pads, spray pools and interactive play features will continue to be closed for Phase Three. This applies to all community pools, including those operated by apartment and condominium complexes, rec centers, homeowner’s associations and swim clubs.
The Martin Luther King Jr. outdoor pool in the Alexandria section of the county is also closed. Starting July 1, outdoor pools are open at 75% of minimum occupancy or 250 persons, whichever is less or necessary to maintain required physical distancing.
Spokesman Brent Heavier cites the inability to train and prepare seasonal staff in time due to ongoing social distancing as a barrier to opening. Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.
Single-family homes are not regulated by these rules, but must follow city or county building code requirements. The safety and wellbeing of our community, guests and team members, is a top priority.
Resort pools, Glade Spring Spa, restaurants, and outdoor activities are all currently operating within the outlined government restrictions. This is a rapidly changing and sensitive situation, as we pay close attention to the Washington State Governor mandates and the Hittites County Department of Health, we will provide the most up to date information we have regarding resort operations on this page.
Arcadia Resort has achieved a GBA STAR facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. This is a division of the SSA, Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, and GBA STAR ensures that hotel are implementing the highest standard of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention protocols.
Given current government restrictions, we appreciate your patience and understanding while these amenities operate in a new capacity. A perfect temperature for crisp Fall and Winter pool experience.
Limited Reservations available within 2 days (48 hrs) of arrival, first come first served. Each guest is only allowed ONE swim/pool session per day (at either pool).
This pool is operating at limited capacity and guests must follow government restrictions as outlined below. Due to government restrictions the relaxation areas, sauna, and steam are closed.
Soaking pools and locker room facilities are open for registered spa guests only. We thank you for your patience as we work diligently to offer these services to you and your family.
Inslee’s office posted guidance Wednesday allowing pools to open at 25 percent capacity. The plan sounds a lot like what stakeholders, led by the Pacific Northwest Swimming LSC, had hoped for and had told Inslee they were capable of, arguing in the name of safety and fitness that they could open safely much earlier than Phase 3.
The timing of the opening caught Orr, who learned of it in a call with the governor’s office this week, by surprise, even as he’s been in regular contact with them. “They were like, ‘you can open them up,’” Orr, the executive director and head coach at Cascade Swim Club.
The original plan by Inslee had called for pools to open at less than 50 percent capacity in Phase 3. Especially for outdoor pools in the summer, where risk of COVID-19 transmission is particularly low, it would be a chance to familiarize themselves with new procedures that could be extrapolated to larger openings.
“Us being able to open at 25 percent capacity is great,” Milo rad Civic, the head coach of KING Aquatic Club, said. He was hopeful about the direction that the reopening conversation was trending in, and Wednesday’s announcement is proof of that give and take.
The guidance applies for Modified Phase 1 and includes “staffed water recreation facilities (public and private)” with miniature and putt-putt golf. The requirements, Orr said, don’t include county-by-county sign off on plans or any formal submission for approval, but it is subject to more than 40 conditions that every club must adhere to.
Many of the conditions are ones that clubs have been voicing proactively, and the Washington guidelines cite USA Swimming’s guidance on proper techniques in the water. Whether swimming and sunning by the pool or sipping and socializing, this is the lofty DC hangout you’ve been looking for.
Make a splash, then grab something from the bar and grill and retreat to a daybed or the shaded lounge area. With weekly pool parties, yoga on Saturday and Sunday mornings, great views of the July 4th fireworks over the National Mall and special events throughout the year.
Fun Pass Access at Indoor Pools DR has recently installed Fun Pass electronic check in at all DR indoor aquatic facilities. The Fun Pass is a yearly membership for both residents and non-residents that makes it easier to register for and attend classes and programs.
If you do not have a Fun Pass Membership, all you need to sign up and gain entry into an aquatic facility is one of the following: Continue to scroll down for a full list of DR Indoor Pools organized by Ward.