Coming up September 6th: join us for our socially-distanced Blacktop Blues event!  Click here for tickets and all the details. 

We're open for swimming under the Phase 3 Guidelines!

SOC pool is now open for a mix of privately-reserved lanes and open, recreational swimming/diving. 3 lap lanes and the baby pool will still be able to be reserved for private use (and the diving well during the evening).  The rest of the pool is available for open, recreational swimming and sunbathing (by reservation) for our members during select hours.  Members must still maintain 10 feet of distance from other pool users whenever possible.  Read below for more details.

Click here to reserve time at SOC pool


Worried about not being able to get a reservation? Don’t be.  So far, we have only maxed out the signup 1-2 hours or less a day on weekends for recreational swim.  Most weekdays don’t max out at all.   Even on weekends, if you make your reservation that morning, you most likely will be able to the exact time you want.  Our most popular times are 2-4:00pm.   

We also reserve for lap swimming and the baby pool.   During evening hours, we also have private reservations of the diving well available.   


Phase 3 Details

FREE SWIM
(see schedule below)

Free swim is now allowed; however, social distancing is still applicable.  Since our lifeguards cannot tell who is or is not in each family’s bubble, it is not the lifeguards’ job to enforce this rule.  We expect our members to maintain 10 feet between other non-family members when at the pool.  Reservations will be required so that we can limit the number of people in the pool area.


DIVING WELL
During free swim hours, the diving well will be open for diving or free swim (maximum 9 swimmers).  No touch games like ‘sharks and minnows’ unless swimmers are in the same family ‘bubble.’  Divers and swimmers are asked to keep 10 feet apart from other non-family members.  The well can also be reserved by members and their guests for private swimming/diving during evening lap swimming hours. If it is not already reserved, members can use it on a first-come, first-served basis. 


LAP SWIMMING
(see schedule below)
Reservation rules for lap swimming will remain the same except there is no longer a capacity limit of 3 people per lane.  One household may reserve a lane to share.  If a lap lane is not rented out during ‘free swim’ hours, then it will be available to members on a first-come, first-served basis.

The guards will blow the whistle 5 minutes before each hour and half hour.  When you hear the whistle (and your reserved time is up) please finish the lap you are on and exit the lane promptly so the next swimmer can enter the lane.  Please try to be on time for your reservations.

BABY POOL
(by reservation)
Members may rent the baby pool for up to 90 minutes at a time (to allow other families to use this space).  Your family may invite up to 10 individuals that are in your family ‘bubble’.    Guest passes are needed for nonmembers.  One table and 4 chairs are available for your use in this area and will be sanitized after each reservation.


POOL SCHEDULE



Beginning Saturday, July 4, the new schedule will be:


Sat
Sun
Mon
Tues
Weds
Thurs
Fri
Free

Swim
11 - 6 (half pool)
11 - 6pm (half pool)
11:30 - 4

(half pool)
11:30 - 4

(half pool)
11:30 - 7

(half    pool)
11:30 - 4

(half   pool)
11:30 - 4

(half    pool)
Private
Lap Lanes Use


11 - 6
(3 lanes)




11 - 6pm
(3 lanes)






11:30 - 4
(3 lanes)

7 - 9pm

(6 lanes)
11:30 - 4
(3 lanes)
7 - 9pm
(6 lanes)
11:30 - 7
(3 lanes)

7 - 9pm

(6 lanes)
11:30- 4
(3 lanes)

7 - 9pm
(6 lanes)
11:30 - 4
(3 lanes)

7 - 9pm

(6 lanes)
Private
Baby Pool
Use


11 - 6
11 - 6
11:30 - 4

7 - 9pm
11:30 - 4
7 - 9pm
11:30 - 
7 - 9pm
11:30 - 4

7 - 9pm
11:30 - 4

7 - 9pm
Private Diving Well
Use

none
none
7 - 9pm
7 - 9pm
7 - 9pm
7 - 9pm
7 - 9pm


These hours are subject to change and will be expanded if demand is high.    Please be patient with us over the next couple of weeks as the Board of Directors and staff develop a sustainable schedule for this new phase. YOUR FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOME.  Visit our website at www.socpool.com and click on the CONTACTS tab if you have a question or comment for any of our board members. 



SUNBATHING AND LOUNGE CHAIRS


To visit the pool, you must make a reservation so that we can limit the number of people in the pool area to a safe number.  Lounge chairs will be available or you may bring your own chairs.  If you use one of our chairs, please choose a chair lying on its SIDE.  This means it has been sanitized.   After you finish, leave the chair upright, so the guards know which chairs need to be sanitized. 

BATHHOUSES


Bathhouses will be open, but the women’s changing stalls will remain closed.  Please arrive in your swimsuit, do not use the bathrooms for dressing.  The bathrooms will be sanitized each hour and the guards will endeavor to sanitize them after each use.   To help the guards in their jobs, only one toilet, urinal and sink is open for use.  If this becomes an issue, we will open more stalls/sinks as needed.   In the men's room (due to the layout, for social distancing reasons) only one shower is open. In the women's, all three are open. 

PRORATED MEMBERSHIPS

Type of Membership
Original price paid by May 2
Prorated Priced
Memberships July 1-Labor Day
Family
515
330
Couples
407
260
Senior Couples
325
195
Singles
322
205
Senior Singles
249
160














Please click on the Membership tab to register.  To avoid PayPal fees, you can pay by check, however, you should still register online. Checks should be made payable to SOC Recreation Club Inc. and can be dropped off at the pool or mailed to our  P.O. Box 2674, Fairfax, VA  22031.



Prorated family memberships include 5 free guest passes. These free passes expire at the end of this season.  These passes will be at the gate entrance where you check in.   Additional guest passes can be purchased online with your membership or at the pool via check.  Purchased guest passes last for 2 years.

  

Please note, there will be no more reductions in membership offered for the rest of the season.  So, if for example you choose to join in August, the pricing will remain the same.



Other Notes of Interest

  • Playground, water slide, volleyball, tether ball and ping pong table will remain closed
  • Pool basketball hoop will be open on weekends during free swim
  • No Lost and Found
  • No borrowing of kick boards, pool noodles, googles, etc.
  • The Snack Shack will not open this season.  Please bring your own food and drinks and put all trash in cans provided or take it with you.   No glass containers
  • The pavilion and picnic tables will remain closed.
Phase 3 Requirements upon entering the pool are the same as under Phase 2:

Social distancing is still in effect and masks are required upon check in with the lifeguard.   No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to COVID-19 in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the establishment.   Please click on this health screening link and answer the 3 questions before you arrive at the pool.  It takes less than 1 minute.    https://www.sparrow.org/OccHealthScreening



Using your phone, show the green arrow to the guard when checking in.   If you do not have your phone with you, the guard will ask you the health questions when you check in.  If you are checking in yourself and your children (without phones), please ask them these questions in advance and show just your phone.



Reserving lap lanes, diving well, baby pool

Please visit our reservation website to reserve make your lap lane, baby pool or diving well reservations.  Price is $5 per 30-minute increments for SOC Family.  If you purchase a membership there is no charge for reservations.  There are no limits to the amount of time you may reserve for lap lanes, however, there is a 90-minute limit for diving well and baby pool reservations.   Please be aware that unless the pool closes for weather or pump problems, these reservations are nonrefundable.


Lifeguard Responsibilities
  • Lifeguards at the entrance will be wearing face coverings.  They will not wear face coverings when they are in the lifeguard chair.
  • Surfaces around the pool and bathhouses will be disinfected by the lifeguards each hour.   Lounge chairs will be sanitized directly after use.  
  • We ask all patrons to adhere to social distancing rules, it is not the job of the lifeguards to enforce these rules. However, the lifeguards have full discretion to enforce any safety rules they feel are necessary for your safety, including limiting access to the pool at any time for any reason.


Membership Options

  1. Purchase a prorated membership – This entitles you to enjoy the pool during open swim hours (with a reservation).  Only members and their paid guests may use the "open swim" areas.  Lap reservations will be no charge for members.   This includes reservations for the baby pool and diving well.  

  1. Pay by the hour for lap swimming – You may continue to support the pool by reserving lanes and paying by the hour or half hour on an as needed basis. This option does not allow any use of the free swim areas. 

  1. Consider a donation to the pool.  We realize some of you may not feel comfortable with the concept of free swim this summer.   Please consider us in your donations this year. 

As you know, the news and rules are changing rapidly. The pool board is meeting weekly and talking and emailing almost daily. We will keep you updated as we learn more. Please reach out with questions or suggestions for helping us keep the pool operational and serve our community as best we can under the circumstances. The Board of Directors reserves the right to change these plans as needed with no notice. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our members and guest participants. If you have questions or concerns, contact any of our board of directors.

Fun times at SOC


About SOC Pool

The SOC pool offers not only a fantastic place for summer exercise and relaxation, it is a gathering place for neighbors and friends throughout the summer months. If you are new to the neighborhood, I’d like to strongly encourage you to join us.

Some of the updates for this year:
  • Eagle Scout John Williams built us beautiful wood storage cubbies for swimmers to stash their bags in
  • Cubbies
  • We sealed and re-striped the parking lot
  • Revamped Parking Lot
If you would like to learn more about the pool, please contact Kirsten Reddish and she will be glad to and answer any questions that you have and to give you a tour.