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Merrimack Pool Update — June 15, 2021

Welcome to Summer at Merrimack

SUMMER SCHEDULE Our new open hours start this Wednesday, June 16.

Weekdays
 6:30am-7:30am  Early Bird swimming
 11:00am-3:30pm  3 Lap Lanes, Open Swim (including Dive Well)
 3:30pm-7:00pm  Team Practice, Open Swim (Dive Team in Well 4:00pm-7:00pm)
 7:00pm-8:00pm (9:00pm Friday)  4 Lap Lanes, Open Swim (including Dive Well)
 8:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Thursday Adults only  7 Lap Lanes, 2 swimmers in Dive Well
 
Weekends and Holidays
 10:00am-11:00am Adults only  7 Lap Lanes, 2 swimmers in Dive Well
 11:00am-9:00pm  3 Lap Lanes, Open Swim (including Dive Well)
 
Do note on Saturday, June 19, the pool will open after Noon. There is a Swim Team A meet scheduled v. Bannockburn in the morning. On Sunday, June 20, there will be a Dive Team meet against Old Georgetown from 3:00pm onward.
 
EARLY BIRD SWIMMING, ADULT LAP SWIMMING & OTHER LAP LANE TIMES
Early Bird swimming will start on June 16 6.30am-7.30am Monday-Friday for lap swimming, on a first come-first served basis.
 
Reserved Adult Lap Lane Swimming will be available from 8.00pm-9.00pm Monday-Thursday evenings, and from 10:00am-11:00am weekends and holidays.
 
During other times, lap lanes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Private swim coaches will have the option to use lap lanes during these periods if they are empty, but will move to the Open Swim area if a member asks to use the lane for lap swimming.
 
MACK’S CAFE
Mack’s Café has also moved to a new summer schedule. This week it will be open:
  • Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am until after the Dive Meet

After June 21, Mack’s Café will be open daily 10:00am-6:00pm.

 
Visit Mack’s website for “Grab & Go”, “Lunch” and “Swim Meet Breakfast” menus.
 
PRIVATE DIVE LESSONS
Merrimack will also be offering private diving lessons this summer for all members. Watch for the SignUp in the next few days. Please keep in mind that the private diving lessons are separate from the Dive Team, so if you have questions or want to set up a lesson in the next few days, email Ali Hooper or text 301-467-0604
 
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Check the SignUp for the latest updates from the swim coaches and their summer schedule for private swim lessons. Make sure when you book a lesson, that you leave a contact number. If you have to cancel a lesson, do reach out to your coach. Likewise, if there is inclement weather, a coach will need to give parents an update. If you have questions, email SiobhanGonzalez or text 240-330-5303.
 
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Several Merrimack Pool Board members will complete their terms this season, and we are actively looking for candidates to join the Board. If you are interested, please send a short note introducing yourself and your interest in joining the Board to MerrimackPool@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

301-229-6579 (pool office in-season)  |  301-229-6580 (administrative)

If you need to call the actual pool please use the first number. If you have a membership question please use the second number. Our membership and administration staff is not located at the pool and does not know the temperature of the water! LAP LANE OFFERINGS & POLICY

  • We will continue to have reservation-only, adult-only lap lane swimming periods. Reservations during these periods are 30-minutes long. All other lap lane swimming is unreserved.
  • A single lap lane may be used by two individuals at one time. They do not have to be from the same household.
  • Swim team practice and Mini Maniac training will take 4 lanes from 4:00pm-7:00pm weekdays. There will not be a separate lap lane dedicated for member swimming during this time.
  • Private swimming instruction will be conducted in the open swim area of the pool, unless there is a free lap lane. A private swim instruction conducted in a lap lane may be moved to open swim by any patron who wishes to use the lane for lap swimming.
  • We retain the discretion to change the number of lap lanes when the numbers and needs of swimmers warrant.

GUESTS
Merrimack Equity Members and Full Summer Affiliates may now bring guests to the pool, in all periods other than reserved Adult Lap Lane swimming. Daily Guest Passes should be purchased in advance through the pool website menu Manage Account, Make a Payment. Private parties are not allowed, and groups may be no larger than 10 (including account holders). The full names of all guests must be given to the guard at check-in.