July 16 Newsletter

Letter from the President

We hope you are enjoying your time at the pool.  DLSC is open over 105 hours a week which is more than just about any other pool in the area. With that said, we are still limited by allowing 180 family reservations per day and know that isn’t enough to get everyone to the pool the way we envisioned. 

As such, there are 100+ Members families that have yet to enjoy a dip in the pool, a race with their family or an awesome belly flop off the diving boards. Therefore, please adhere to the guidelines of 1 reservation per day (1 Family Lane or 1 Baby Pool or 1 Diving Board or 1 Shallows), don’t make more than 2 reservations in any given three day period, and please cancel any reservation you cannot make. By following these guidelines, all our Members will have the  opportunity to enjoy a break from COVID and some fun and sense of normalcy at the pool.

Brian Murphy


COVID is Hitting Local Pools

Just a quick note that several local area pools have experienced COVID incidents and have had to close for a day or two.  Don’t let this happen at DLSC. To prevent DLSC from COVID issues, 10 ft of social distancing MUST be adhered to protect members and employees. We are asking our community to be even more diligent. If you have been exposed or have symptoms, DO NOT come to the pool. Please, for the benefit of our community, stay at home.


DLSC Rules of Pool Registration

COVID-19 Restrictions require small compromises so that all members may enjoy access to the pool. In addition to the golden rule members must adhere to the following for the benefit of all:

Each membership is limited to 1 reservation per day, not including morning sunrise swim or water aerobics 

Each membership is limited to 2 reservations for every 3 day period.  Excess reservations will be cancelled and ability to self reserve lanes will be suspended.

Members must cancel a reservation if they cannot make it. It is best to log into SignUpGenius using the same email address that is on your DLSC Access Card, limit 2 email addresses per membership for security reasons.  


How to Cancel

Cancel THROUGH SIGN UP GENIUS.  Log in using the same email address that the Pool has on your Access Card.  Only members on Access Cards are able to attend.  Limit 2 emails per member on access cards. 

If you must, call the the pool directly as a LAST RESORT


How to Reserve Time at the Pool

SignUp Genius is configured to provide three days in the future of availability at a time. 

Wednesday evening - The Board and Staff meet to review operational safety & status, consider & approve adjustments, and propose & approve the schedule for the week (Friday - Thursday).

Thursday Noon - July 16 The schedule for Friday through Sunday is created and 3 days of availability are published. (Not until Thursday at Noon will a member see availability for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.)
Friday at 12:00:01 AM - Monday automatically becomes available for reservations, and repeats for each following day at 12:00:01 AM.
Saturday 12:01 AM - register for Tuesday
Sunday 12:01 AM - register for Wednesday
Monday 12:01 AM - register for Thursday
And so on. 
Sign ups will continue to be released at 12:01 AM for the next additional day until there is a policy change.

Rules About Sign Up Genius

After this week, we will be on a “rolling” sign-up.  Members will receive an email when sign up goes live at 12:00 PM on Thursday July 16th.  Then it is a rolling schedule going forward, no more Thursday noon rush. 

     Saturday 12:00:01 AM - register for Tuesday July 21 (and water aerobics)
     Sunday 12:00:01 AM - register for Wednesday July 22
     Monday 12:00:01 AM - register for Thursday July 23 (and water aerobics)
     Tuesday 12:00:01 AM - register for Friday July 24
     Wednesday 12:00:01 AM - register for Saturday July 25. 
     Thursday 12:00:01  AM  - register for Sunday July 26
and so on.  Use the same link all the time (WK7+).  

Hours of Operation

Morning “Sunrise” Swim Hours - lap swim / walking only.
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM - 2 swimmers per lane family or non-family
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM - 2 swimmers per lane, family or non-family

Baby Pool - Two families per session may reserve part of the baby pool for one 45 minute period. The family must have one child 5 years old or younger to reserve. 
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM - 2 families - each family will have their own table. Each has 1/2 baby pool (Monday - Sunday)

Training Pool Shallows Reservation - Two families per session may reserve the Shallow End. 
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM - 2 families - each family will have their own table. (Monday - Sunday)

Dive Board Use Only Reservation - Two families can reserve a non-exclusive diving board position along with all the other divers. Lap swim is not permitted. Divers must maintain 10 ft of social distance.
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM (this excludes T-TH, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM)

Family Swim Hours
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM, Monday - Sunday

Water Aerobics - SignUp for one of 10 spots for water aerobics. 

Available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM to 7:45 PM and starting July 23 at 7 AM on Thursdays.

Dunn Loring Swim Club

at the Corner of Drexel & Cottage since 1963