Dear Families & Friends of the Green Mountain Swim Club,
After extended discussion and deliberation, the Green Mountain Swim Club (GMSC) Board members have made the decision to wait until the summer of 2021 to reopen the pool. This has not been an easy decision. However, given the current guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19, we believe that defaulting to the highest level of safety for our community is the most important consideration.
The GMSC pool has been part of our community for 50 years. This community includes our members, our staff (many of whom are children of our members performing their first jobs), and our Green Mountain Gator Swim Team. In these uncertain times, we want to be sure we are doing what is right for the health of our community.
Fiscal responsibility was a factor in this decision. We currently cannot guarantee the level of membership access this season that you’ve enjoyed in the past. Once the pool opens, we would incur expenses that would not allow us to refund membership dues if the season got off to a late start – or is truncated – due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Moreover, the current circumstances adversely impacted our target membership numbers. We currently have 1/3 of the total members we would need to cover operating expenses for the season.
2020 Season Refunds:
A sincere “thank you!” to our members who proactively paid for the 2020 season. If you have already paid for the 2020 season, you will receive a refund by June 13th. If you have any questions about the refund process, please e-mail our Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the name used to purchase the membership.
How to Support the Pool’s Long-Term Viability:
We plan to open for the 2021 season but the GMSC requires community support to continue serving as a great place to spend your summer days. Here are ways you can continue to support your community pool:
-Connect your King Soopers card to the GMSC (at no cost to you) in order to earn a 5% donation for the pool
-Continue to follow us on social media, to stay connected as a community
-Notify us if you are willing to contribute your time, effort, or talents to further support the pool while earning discounts or even a full membership for 2021
Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have. We understand how disappointing this news is for our members and community and can assure you the decision was made with heavy hearts by the current Board.
We wish you a safe and healthy summer season, and look forward to the day we’ll all be relaxing together by the pool again.
The Green Mountain Swim Club Board