Message to Members from Board of Directors
Updated Pool Open-Closing times
for August 25 - September 1, 2017
August 11, 2017
It seems that an annual problem has bitten us a little harder than usual this season. Each year, we have to say so long to many of our operators and lifeguards as they head to, or back to, college. Unfortunately, the state law that mandates public schools to not start until after Labor Day does not apply to colleges and universities, so many of our guards need to start classes before the end of the season.
This year, the impact seems more pronounced that usual, and we are looking at a significant guard shortage during the last week of the season. As a result the Board of Directors, at its monthly meeting on August 10, 2017, has approved the following modifications to the operating schedule:
Friday, August 25 – the Club will close at 9:00 PM instead of 10:00
Sunday, August 27 – the Club will close at 8:00 PM instead of 9:00
Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1 – Operating hours will be reduced to 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
These changes are posted in the calendar on the Club’s web site – www.calvertonswimclub.com.
We have also enlisted volunteer adults to work shifts at the front desk, thus freeing guards to be able to concentrate their time on keeping swimmers safe in the pool.
We hate to take these steps, but are doing so in the interest of safety. It is simply not wise to ask anyone to work excessive hours, and still expect them to be as alert and attentive as they need to be while watching over us and our children.
Thank you for your understanding.
Duncan Munro, President, on behalf of the Board of Directors