Pool Closing Early Due to Inclement Weather – Sunday, 10/11

Due to inclement weather conditions, Palisades will close for the remainder of Sunday (10/11) afternoon/evening.

Palisades Swag Store

Get ready for the Fall Swimming with Palisades gear to keep you cozy during the final weeks of the season. Visit our Palisades Swag Store to purchase plush oversized towels, pajama pants, caps, and more. The process is easy. Sign up for the items you want and pay for them on the site.  Volunteers will then fulfill your order and place your purchase for pick up at the pool front desk. We’ll send you an email when your package is ready. All proceeds benefit the Palisades Porpoises Swim Team.
 
Here’s the link, happy shopping!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabaf2fa0f8c16-palisades

Member Update 9/3

Palisades has been an important resource this summer, providing some sense of normalcy in these uncertain times. As we enter fall and the start of (virtual) school, we want to support our families by continuing to provide a fun and safe environment. Rather than go to a weekend-only schedule as we usually do in early September, Palisades will continue to offer weekday afternoon hours until pool usage declines or we can no longer staff those hours.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • The weekday 1-3pm time slot is for the main pool only. The middle pool (including middle pool lap lanes) will not be available during this slot. 
  • To make a reservation on the Palisades web site for the weekday 1-3pm slot starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, change the “Facility” (upper left hand order on the “Make a Reservation” page) to the 1pm time slot.
  • Reservations are still required and each member may make up to four reservations per week (Monday through Sunday).
  • Palisades Fall Schedule
    • Weekdays
      • 1pm-3pm (Main Pool Only)
      • 3:30pm-5:30pm
      • 6pm-8pm
    • Weekends and Labor Day
      • 9:30am-11:30am
      • 12pm-2pm
      • 2:30p-5pm
      • 5:30pm-8pm

Announcements and Reminders:

  • Tennis Alert: Court 3 will be closed Friday, September 4th, for minor repairs.  Bishops (the company that installed our courts) will be on site to complete the work. Assuming the weather cooperates, Court 3 will be available for use starting Saturday, September 5th.
  • As always, please be kind and respectful to Palisades staff and other members.
  • Closing Date for Palisades: the Board is working hard to keep Palisades open as late as possible this season and is optimistic that we will be able to operate longer than past summers. We don’t yet have a closing date and will post it when we do.

Membership Update 8/28: Fall Schedule

Beginning Monday, August 31, Palisades will shift to its fall schedule as follows:
Weekdays
1pm-3pm (Main Pool Only)
3:30pm-5:30pm
6pm-8pm
Weekends and Labor Day
9:30am-11:30am
12pm-2pm
2:30p-5pm
5:30pm-8pm
Reservations are still required and each member may make up to four reservations per week (Monday through Sunday). We will continue to re-evaluate pool usage throughout September and will amend our operating hours accordingly.

Stay safe and healthy,
The Palisades Pool Board of Directors

Fall Tennis Programs

Fall adult and junior tennis programs begin September 8th. This Fall we have a very full offering of teams and clinics to choose from.

Visit the Tennis page to find out more information about dates, times and fees.

Membership Update 8/12

Each member may now make up to four Open Swimming reservations per week (Monday – Sunday). This change is effective immediately and members may book a fourth reservation in the remainder of this week ending Sunday.

Important Updates:

  • Effectively immediately, each member may make up to four Open Swimming reservations per week (a week is defined as Monday through Sunday). Again, our goal is not to have every slot at capacity but to allow as many member accounts to be able to access the pool.
  • Reservations for Open Swimming slots will open Friday evening (August 14th) for the entire week (Monday 8/17 through Sunday 8/23). Again, each individual member can reserve no more than four Open Swimming Slots per week.
  • Please do not leave valuables in your car. A theft was reported in the Palisades parking lot on Wednesday, August 11. A car window was broken and a purse was stolen.
  • Early Bird Swim ends Friday, 8/14 as our lifeguards will no longer be available to staff EBS. In past seasons, EBS has ended in mid-August. We are proud that we were able to offer EBS seven days a week at no extra charge to our members. It would not have been possible without our wonderful guards. A great big thank you to Madison Holt, Patrick Ishimoto, Margaret Oleynik, and our substitute guards for a great EBS season.
  • Closing Date for Palisades: the Board is working hard to keep Palisades open as late as possible this season and is optimistic that we will able to operate longer than past summers. We don’t yet have a closing date and will post it when we do.
  • As always, please be kind and respectful to Palisades staff and other members. 
  • The name on the reservation must match the name of the member who arrives at the pool. Any reservation changes must be made in the reservation system.
  • Please contact Palisades (programs@palisadespool.com) if you or your family member tests positive for COVID and has visited Palisades in the past 14 days. A number of local pools recently announced that employees or members have tested positive for COVID.
  • No substitutions for reservations. You cannot substitute a guest for a family member nor can you substitute one family member for another. You also cannot substitute another unrelated pool member for a member of your family.
  • This season, Palisades is for use by members only. No guests are permitted. Any misuse of membership, including allowing others to use your membership or trying to pass a guest off as a member on your account, may result in a 7 day suspension for the entire family’s membership.

Finally, we are an all volunteer Board and appreciate your patience and cooperation as we adjust pool operating policies and procedures in order to allow better access to Palisades for all of our members.

Stay safe and healthy,

The Palisades Pool Board of Directors

Membership Update 7/30

In light of Governor Hogan’s most recent order regarding face coverings, we want to remind members that when visiting Palisades, masks must be worn at all times except when swimming or practicing physical distancing. 

And now for some updates:

  • Reservations for both Open Swim and EBS slots will open Friday evening (July 31) for the entire week (Monday 8/3 through Sunday 8/9). Again, each individual member can reserve no more than three Open Swimming slots and three EBS slots per week.
  • The Board continues to closely monitor pool usage and is considering many options for open slots. Please keep in mind that this is only the fourth day that the new system has been in operation. Many members are still making reservations and some slots are already closed for the week. Our goal is not to have every slot at capacity but to allow as many member accounts to be able to access the pool. We want to give our members with more erratic schedules the opportunity to book their three reservations the day of. Again, the volunteer Board appreciates your patience as we navigate this extraordinary season.

And some reminders:

  • Please contact Palisades (programs@palisadespool.com) if you or your family member tests positive for COVID and has visited Palisades in the past 14 days. A number of local pools recently announced that employees or members have tested positive for COVID.
  • As always, please be kind and respectful to Palisades staff and other members. 
  • The name on the reservation must match the name of the member who arrives at the pool. Any reservation changes must be made in the reservation system.
  • No substitutions for reservations. You cannot substitute a guest for a family member nor can you substitute one family member for another. You also cannot substitute another unrelated pool member for a member of your family.
  • This season, Palisades is for use by members only. No guests are permitted. Any misuse of membership, including allowing others to use your membership or trying to pass a guest off as a member on your account, may result in a 7 day suspension for the entire family’s membership.
  • The last day of Early Bird Swim is Friday, August 14. 
  • In order to clean pool furniture in between open swimming slots, we limited the number of chairs on the pool deck. If you arrive during the latter part of your open swimming slot, consider bringing your own chair. You can also sit on the lawn in your own chair as the Palisades furniture must stay on the pool deck. In addition, please do not move any pool furniture. They are pre-arranged for the safety of our members and to abide by physical distancing guidelines.

Again, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we adjust pool operating policies and procedures in order to allow better access to Palisades for all of our members.

Stay safe and healthy,

The Palisades Pool Board of Directors

Open Swim Slots Available!

Open swim slots are still available beginning Monday, July 27! For those families who have not been able to use the pool this summer, this is a perfect opportunity to book your reservations! 

For those of you asking if members who have already booked their three reservations can book more if slots are available, the Board will re-evaluate once we get a better idea of usage. The new system has only been open for less than 48 ours so let’s give all of a members a chance to book their reservations. We also want to give members with more erratic schedules the opportunity to book reservations throughout the week.

Also, if you were unable to book an EBS slot for this coming week, lap lanes are always available during Open Swim. Please be mindful of lap lane etiquette: one swimmer per lane, absolutely no exceptions (per MCHHS).  No reservations for lap lanes will be available outside of EBS.  If another member is waiting to swim laps, please limit yourself to 30 minutes.

Finally, thank you for your patience and support as we try new procedures to make Palisades more accessible to all. 

Stay safe and healthy,
Lee Graeff
President, Palisades Pool

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For all Open Swimming reservations beginning Monday, July 27:

  • Each Palisades member may make up to three Open Swim reservations per week and three Early Bird Swim (EBS) reservations per week. (Monday through Sunday). No exceptions.  

  • The name on the reservation must match the name of the member who arrives at the pool. Any reservation changes must be made in the reservation system.

  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS for reservations: you cannot substitute a guest for a family member, or one family member for another. You also cannot substitute another unrelated pool member for a member of your family. Again, all reservations changes must be made through the reservation system.

  • Reservations for both Open Swim and EBS will open Friday evening for the entire week (Monday through Sunday). Again, members can reserve up to three Open Swimming slots and three EBS slots per week.

  • You must cancel your reservation if you are not going to use your Open Swim or EBS slot. We ask that you cancel at least one hour before your reservation, preferably the night before.

  • Members who make more than the allotted reservations per week or fail to show up for their Open Swim session or EBS slot without canceling that session, will receive one warning. After the first warning, a second violation of these rules will result in a loss of reservation privileges for the entire family for one week. A third violation will result in a loss of reservation privileges for the entire family for two weeks. Additional violations may result in termination of the family membership for the rest of the season.

  • This season, Palisades is for use by members only. No guests are permitted. Any misuse of membership, including allowing others to use your membership or trying to pass a guest off as a member on your account, may result in a 7 day suspension for the entire family’s membership.

And now for other information and updates:

  • Please contact Palisades (programs@palisadespool.com) if you or your family member tests positive for COVID and has visited Palisades in the past 14 days. A number of local pools recently announced that employees or members have tested positive for COVID.

  • As always, please be kind and respectful to Palisades staff and other members. 

  • Be kind to others and cancel your reservation when you are not able to make it. If you book a reservation for the whole family and one member cannot come, you can now edit that reservation and take only that member off without having to cancel the whole reservation.

  • Late Bird Swim will end Friday, July 24th while  Early Bird Swim will end on Friday, August 14. 

  • In order to clean pool furniture in between open swimming slots, we limited the number of chairs on the pool deck. If you arrive during the latter part of your open swimming slot, consider bringing your own chair. You can also sit on the lawn in your own chair as the Palisades furniture must stay on the pool deck. In addition, please do not move any pool furniture. They are pre-arranged for the safety of our members and to abide by physical distancing guidelines.

  • The women’s and men’s bathrooms, including showers, are available until 30 minutes before the end of each Open Swimming slot.

  • The family bathroom is available for use. Please ask the lifeguards for the code to enter.

Again, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we adjust pool operating policies and procedures based on your feedback. We hope that these changes will allow more members to enjoy Palisades Pool this summer.

Membership Update – Important Information

We have an important change that will affect all Palisades members regarding Open Swim reservations. Many members have been unable to book an Open Swim reservation this season. In order to give all of our members the opportunity to use the pool this summer, we have decided to limit Open Swim reservations beginning Monday, July 27. In addition to limiting reservations, we are also changing how the reservation system works. The system will open Friday evening and members can reserve slots for the entire week (Monday through Sunday).

For all Open Swimming reservations beginning Monday, July 27:

  • Each Palisades member may make up to three Open Swim reservations per week and three Early Bird Swim (EBS) reservations per week. (Monday through Sunday). No exceptions.  

  • The name on the reservation must match the name of the member who arrives at the pool. Any reservation changes must be made in the reservation system.

  • NO SUBSTITUTIONS for reservations: you cannot substitute a guest for a family member, or one family member for another. You also cannot substitute another unrelated pool member for a member of your family. Again, all reservations changes must be made through the reservation system.

  • Reservations for both Open Swim and EBS will open Friday evening for the entire week (Monday through Sunday). Again, members can reserve up to three Open Swimming slots and three EBS slots per week.

  • You must cancel your reservation if you are not going to use your Open Swim or EBS slot. We ask that you cancel at least one hour before your reservation, preferably the night before.

  • Members who make more than the allotted reservations per week or fail to show up for their Open Swim session or EBS slot without canceling that session, will receive one warning. After the first warning, a second violation of these rules will result in a loss of reservation privileges for the entire family for one week. A third violation will result in a loss of reservation privileges for the entire family for two weeks. Additional violations may result in termination of the family membership for the rest of the season.

  • This season, Palisades is for use by members only. No guests are permitted. Any misuse of membership, including allowing others to use your membership or trying to pass a guest off as a member on your account, may result in a 7 day suspension for the entire family’s membership.

And now for other information and updates:

  • Please contact Palisades (programs@palisadespool.com) if you or your family member tests positive for COVID and has visited Palisades in the past 14 days. A number of local pools recently announced that employees or members have tested positive for COVID.

  • As always, please be kind and respectful to Palisades staff and other members. 

  • Be kind to others and cancel your reservation when you are not able to make it. If you book a reservation for the whole family and one member cannot come, you can now edit that reservation and take only that member off without having to cancel the whole reservation.

  • Late Bird Swim will end Friday, July 24th while  Early Bird Swim will end on Friday, August 14. 

  • In order to clean pool furniture in between open swimming slots, we limited the number of chairs on the pool deck. If you arrive during the latter part of your open swimming slot, consider bringing your own chair. You can also sit on the lawn in your own chair as the Palisades furniture must stay on the pool deck. In addition, please do not move any pool furniture. They are pre-arranged for the safety of our members and to abide by physical distancing guidelines.

  • The women’s and men’s bathrooms, including showers, are available until 30 minutes before the end of each Open Swimming slot.

  • The family bathroom is available for use. Please ask the lifeguards for the code to enter.

Again, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we adjust pool operating policies and procedures based on your feedback. We hope that these changes will allow more members to enjoy Palisades Pool this summer.

Safe safe and healthy,

-The Palisades Pool Board

Be Kind – Cancel your reservation

Be kind to others and cancel your reservation when you are not able to make it.

You can now cancel one person out of your party without having to cancel and rebook your entire party. If you book a reservation for the whole family and one member cannot come. You can now edit that reservation and take only that member off without having to cancel the whole reservation.