COVID-19 Update 5/29/2020

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey.  We had over 100 responses and greatly appreciate your input into our decision-making as we try to balance health and safety risks with our desire to serve our pool community.  We know that you, like we, are eager to get into the pool as the hot summer days are upon us.

With our region now in Phase 1 of re-opening, outdoor pools like Brandywine are permitted to open for lap swimming only, one person per lane during scheduled sessions.  Our pool is ready to open physically, however, there are several other issues that must be resolved before we can open safely for swimming, including, but not limited to:

Lifeguards.  Lifeguard training (including new COVID-19 training), travel bans, visa restrictions, and the inability to use area pools until today to complete lifeguard certification requirements have delayed the Dept. of Health certification process required for lifeguards to begin working at our pool.  We have agreed to allow our pool management company to use Brandywine as a training pool to help expedite guard certification, but it will be several weeks before we have COVID-19 trained and certified lifeguards on deck.

Insurance.  We are committed to doing everything possible to protect our pool members and lifeguard staff against exposure to COVID-19, but we cannot guarantee a virus-free environment.  With guidance from our pool management company and Fairfax County Dept. of Health, we have adapted our safety and cleaning protocols to help protect against COVID-19 transmission.  We are currently in discussions with our insurance carrier on how best to manage the liability issue should someone contract the virus on our property.

Capacity restrictions.  Phase 1 limits outdoor pool capacity to one swimmer per lap lane, for a total of 6 swimmers at one time in the pool. Phase 1 is expected to last 2-4 weeks.  Phase 2 is likely to expand capacity to a percentage of our maximum capacity, but Gov. Northam has not yet published any specifics.  In conjunction with our pool management company, we are finalizing new operating and check in procedures to manage fair and equitable access to the pool that can be easily adjusted as needed throughout the season to accommodate revisions to state requirements on social distancing.

We will announce our opening day plans as soon as we finalize them.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we manage such a fluid situation. (No pun intended!)  In the meantime, the following adjustments to our dues remain in effect:

  • Early Bird discount for returning members extended to the day before opening -- The early bird discount deadline is extended for returning members to the day before opening.  Renew before opening day and save $30.
  • Membership credit for families if pool opening is delayed until June 10 -- If the pool's opening is delayed until June 10, all family memberships (new or returning) paid by June 9, 2020 will receive a $10 credit towards their 2021 dues. (Note: This is in addition to the early bird discount for returning families.)
  • Pro-rated dues if opening is delayed beyond June 10 -- We must continue to pay our pool management company regardless of when the pool opens for the season.  Additionally, our membership dues are extremely competitive -- we have not raised our fees in six years -- and the 2020 pool season includes one additional week of swimming due to the calendar cycle that includes an early Memorial Day and late Labor Day.  Therefore, we will not prorate our annual dues unless the season is delayed beyond June 10.  If we are unable to open the pool until after June 10, we will pro-rate all memberships on a weekly basis beginning with the week of June 14.  If you have already paid your dues in order to be eligible for either the discount or credit outlined above, you will be given the choice of receiving a partial refund or applying the refund amount to next year's dues.


We are also looking at the possibility of a Zoom meeting to address your questions and concerns.  We will keep you posted on details.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Board at brandywinepool@gmail.com .


Pool Information

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Snack Shack

Pool Rules and Regulations

Pool Closures

The Brandywine Snack Shack is cash only. Please bring change or $1/$5 bills.

Hours:

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Monday - 

Tuesday - 

Wednesday -

Thursday - 

Friday - 

Saturday - 

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Pool Closures

Pool Rules and Regulations

Pool Closures

The pool will occasionally close for a swim meet. They typically occur on a Saturday morning, a Monday evening or a Wednesday evening. These meets are listed on the 

event calendar.

The pool will also close for thunder, lightening, or heavy rain or because of contamination of the pool water. 

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Pool Rules and Regulations

Pool Rules and Regulations

Pool Rules and Regulations

Learn more about Brandywine Swim Club rules and regulations

Ways to Save

Punch Passes

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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If a full season membership isn't what you are looking for, then consider a punch pass. We have a few options to choose from.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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Brandywine is a community-run pool and we can always use help. Volunteers can save BIG through rebates on their membership dues. 

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Brandywine Swim Club Location and Phone Number

9537 Helenwood Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032

703) 323-1109

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