SOC Pool is the community pool and recreation club serving Somerset, Olde Creek, and other communities near Woodson HS and Frost MS.
Somerset – Olde Creek Recreation Club, Inc. is a 503(c)(7) non-profit, non-stock membership corporation. The Corporation owns, develops, operates, and maintains a swimming pool for the benefit of its members, and undertakes the development of facilities and programs as they appear feasible and desirable to the membership. SOC Pool By-Laws
Our Board of Directors meet once a month and all members are welcome to attend. Please contact the Board Secretary for information regarding board meetings. Board Meeting Minutes
Our staff is composed mainly of neighbors to provide familiarity, comfort, and continuity. Many “first jobs” were as guards at SOC Pool. Contact our Vice President for more information.
Members value SOC Pool for its place in our community and its close-to-home leisure, social activities, and contributions to neighborhood strength.
Membership is open to all with many from Olde Creek ES neighborhoods and others along Burke Station Road, Braddock Road, Olley Lane, and Main Street in Fairfax City.
Our Stingrays Swim Team competes in NVSL Division 10 and were the 2017 Divisional Relay Champions. Swimmers of all abilities are encouraged to join the team for a great Summer of fun and activity.
Inclement Weather Policy – The pool will remain closed for 30 minutes after noting thunder or lightening. Members must vacate the pool deck in the event of thunder . In the event of lightening pool members must leave the pool facility.
SOC Pool has a Swim Testing Policy to assess ability and safety for swimming independently in the pool, SOC Pool requires that anyone 10 years of age and younger pass a swim test. This policy applies to members and guests.
- The test consists of a 25 yard swim (without touching the wall) and 1 minute treading water in the deep end.
- Tests will take place at rest periods or anytime a guard is free. Swim team members may be tested during practice. A lifeguard sitting in a chair cannot perform a swim test.
- After passing the swim test each child will be given a wristband to wear while they are at the pool – blue or yellow for members, orange for non-members.
- All those passing will be recorded in a log for future reference.
- Those who do not pass are welcome to try again in the future. They must have a responsible adult swimmer directly supervise them in the pool until they can pass the swim test.
- Lost wrist bands will be replaced during the summer for a $1.
- Parents unsure of abilities of older children may request testing.