POSTPONED!! MOVIE NIGHT Friday 9/17

Due to the rainy wet weather, tonight’s Move Night is postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

Palisades CLOSED Wednesday 9/1

Palisades will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 1 due to extreme weather conditions. Thanks and stay safe!

Early Bird Swim Update – Post Season Dates/Later Time

**REGULAR EBS HAS ENDED FOR THE 2021 SEASON**

Thanks to our dedicated guards and members for their support!

We will continue to offer a later version of EBS depending on staff availability

At this time, EBS will be available on Monday 8/30 and Wednesday 9/1 from 8-10am.

Please check the Sign Up Genius as we will continue to add more dates as staffing becomes available.

It will be first come, first served with two swimmers per lane

If you paid the flat fee, you may continue to swim during the post season EBS for no extra charge. If you did not pay the flat fee, you must pay the drop-in fee for each swim. The drop-in fee is reduced to $5 per swim.

EBS is available only to Palisades members 

Flat fees and drop in fees are non-refundable

If all lanes are full (2 swimmers per lane) and members are waiting, please limit your swim to 45 minutes
For drop-ins, please continue to make your reservation within 24 hours prior to your EBS swim

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CABAF2FA0F8C16-early

Membership Update 8/27

Hi Members,
Some quick but important updates:
Palisades will close at 8pm everyday. We tried to extent closing time to 9pm on weekends but due to safety concerns with the lack of adequate lighting in the parking lots and the fact that it is getting darker earlier, will cannot safely accommodate the later time. We will be addressing the lighting issues and devise a plan to install new (neighbor friendly!) lights during the off season.

– Beginning Monday, August 30, Palisadeswill revert to our post-season hours: 3pm-8pm Monday through Friday; 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.

– EBS has ended as of this morning. Thanks to our wonderful guards and members for supporting this program. We will offer lap swimming later in the morning beginning next week. More details will be sent out this weekend.

– Please do not leave trash or food in the outdoor sink around the corner from the snack bar. There are several garbage and recycling receptacles for just that purpose.

Updated Mask Policy & Pool Hours/Reminders

Here are some brief but important updates and reminders. Happy Swimming!

  • Per Montgomery County mandates, all Palisades members and their guests over the age of 2 years must wear masks inside the bathrooms.
  • Updated pool hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday – Sunday 10am-9pm through August 29th
  • Reminder of food and drink policy: absolutely NO glass containers of any kind are permitted on Palisades property. All food must be consumed in the picnic area or upper pool deck. No food is permitted on the lower pool deck or inside the arbors surrounding the pools.

 

Important Update 7/23

Dear Members,
Here are some important updates. Please thoroughly read this post.

Palisades Closing at 6pm Saturday 7/24
Palisades will close at 6pm on Saturday to honor our Porpoises at our annual Swim Team Banquet. Congratulations to our enthusiastic swimmers and thanks to our dedicated coaches, and supportive staff, parents, and members for another wonderful season. Note: this will be our last scheduled Palisades closing for the 2021 season.

Dive Team Divisional Meet
Palisades will host the Dive Team Divisional Meet on Sunday, 7/25. The dive well will be closed until approximately 1pm on Sunday. Go Porpoises!

Serious Health Concern
Numerous times over the last month (and far more times than previous seasons), our middle and main pools were closed due to feces found in the pools. This is a burden on the guard staff who must manage the cleaning and remediation process which includes shutting down the affected pool for several hours while it is chemically treated and tested.  This required protocol is an inconvenience to all members. Yesterday, we had an incident of vomiting in one of our pools, which also requires a shutdown and cleaning. There have also been instances of feces found in other inappropriate areas such as the pool deck, breezeway, and bathroom floor.

Members need to be aware of any illnesses that could lead to such events and refrain from visiting Palisades if not healthy. All children who are not toilet trained or are in the process of becoming toilet trained must wear tight-fitting rubber swim pants over a swim diaper. The swim pants can be purchased from the front desk. Only children who are completely toilet trained may use the main pool. We also ask that parents accompany young children to the bathroom.

Please, please, please be respectful of our pools, our members, and our staff. 

Operating Hours
We heard you! Based on feedback from our members, we are working with Georgetown Aquatics to extend our operating hours until 9pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings for the some or all of the remaining 2021 season. We will announce any changes to operating hours as soon as decisions are made. We will then thoroughly review our 2022 daily operating hours during the off-season. Thanks for your feedback and cooperation.

Happy swimming,
Your Volunteer Palisades Board of Directors

Membership Updates 6/26

We have some important updates to share.

Early Bird Swim (EBS)
We are adjusting our EBS program based on last week’s usage and are very happy to announce that we are returning to a system similar to our pre-COVID program!

  • EBS will be offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 6-8am starting Monday, June 28th through the end of August, but possibly longer.
  • It will be first come, first served with two swimmers per lane
  • Members can either pay a flat fee of $75 for the duration of EBS or pay a drop-in fee $7 per swim
  • EBS is available only to Palisades members
  • Flat fees and drop in fees are non-refundable
  • If all lanes are full (2 swimmers per lane) and members are waiting, please limit your swim to 45 minutes
  • For drop-ins, please make your payment within 24 hours prior to your EBS swim

To pay either the flat fee of $75 or the drop-in fee of $7 per swim, please visit our Sign Up Genius page. Send questions to programs@palisadespool.com

 

Shallow Water Aerobics Classes offered through July 16
This season Palisades offers both Deep Water and Shallow Water Aerobics. Shallow Water
Aerobics classes will be held in the middle pool, Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9:30 am June 23 through July 16. Take one class or a whole bunch. $17 each class and open to members only.
Sign up here: Palisades Water Aerobics  or go to the aquatics programs tab on www.palisadespool.com    Send questions to swag@palisadespool.com

 

Palisades PJ Pants, Baseball Caps, and More!
Looking to rep your favorite pool? Check out our Palisades Swag on sale now. Select your item, pay, and your order will be left at the front desk for pick up. Swag store is on the pool website or found here. Palisades Gear

Send questions to swag@palisadespool.com

 

Three July Pool closings for Swim Meets
Please note on your calendar:
Pool opening two hours late at 12 noon, Saturday, July 10 and Saturday July 24.
Pool closing at 4 pm Wednesday, July 7.
Go Porpoises!

Club Palisades: Spots Still Available!
Please visit the Club Palisades tab on our website or contact Jocelyn Rock, Club Palisades Liaison, at clubpalisades@palisadespool.com for more information.

 

Happy Swimming!
-Your Volunteer Palisades Board of Directors

Early Bird Swim, Club Palisades, & More!

Dear Palisades Members,
Here are a few reminders as well as important information for the coming week.

Note: Palisades will open at 11am on Saturday, June 12 due to Swim Team time trials.

Club Palisades
Club Palisades registration opens tonight at 8pm!
This year’s Club will be smaller, with only 15 spots available each week. Registration will initially only be open to members. Please visit the Club Palisades tab on our website for more information and to register. Please contact Jocelyn Rock, Club Palisades Liaison, at clubpalisades@palisadespool.com with any questions.

Early Bird Swim
We will kick off our EBS program this year with a “soft opening” starting Wednesday, June 9. Based on feedback from our members, we have implemented a “pay per swim” model ($7 per swim) and are using Sign Up Genius to reserve lanes and collect payments. To sign up for EBS, please visit our Sign Up Genius page.

For the next two weeks only, EBS has two time slots for the dates listed below: 8:15-9 am and 9:30-10:15 am
Wednesday June 9
Friday June 11
Wednesday June 16
Friday June 18

We are allowing two swimmers per lane. In order to offer this program to as many members as possible, a swimmer may reserve only one slot in the lane and is not allowed to buy out the lane. In the event the pool closes due to inclement weather, your lane credit can be transferred to another date by emailing the site administrator.

More dates and earlier times (6:15am and 7:15am) will be scheduled weekdays June 21st onward and released as the date nears.

June Water Aerobics Classes
Shallow Water Aerobics Classes Coming June 23

This season Palisades offers both Deep Water and Shallow Water Aerobics.

Shallow Water Aerobics classes, a new offering this year, will be held in the middle pool, Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9:30 am June 23 through July 16. Take one class or a whole bunch. $17 each class and open to members only.

To sign up, or to check out the deep water classes going on right now, go to the aquatics programs tab on www.palisadespool.com
Send questions to swag@palisadespool.com

The Palisades Swag Shop is officially open! 
Please click the link below to check out the offerings!  We have hoodies, water bottles, tie dye for the little ones and much more.
Sales will be open through SUNDAY, JUNE 13th.  We will only purchase what has been ordered and paid for and will not be ordering additional pieces.  So please get your order in so you do not miss out!   Order today.
https://palisadesswim.myshopify.com/

Just Three More Palisades Towels Left
There are only three Palisades towels remaining in this summer’s stock. Enjoy this oversized, plush towel for just $40.  Select the number of towels you want and your order will be left at the pool front desk for pick up. Hurry, before they’re all gone.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabaf2fa0f8c16-palisades
Questions? swag@palisadespool.com

Tennis
Tennis Court #3 will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, June 8) for repairs.

Reservations: only reservations made using the tennis reservation system will be honored. The tennis reservation system can be found by clicking “Reservations” under the “Tennis” tab on the Palisades website.

Please Secure/Conceal All Valuables!
Please be sure to secure and conceal any valuables left in cars or pool bags. There have been a few “smash and grab” thefts from cars in the Palisades parking lot over the years.

Happy Swimming!
Your Palisades Volunteer Board of Directors

Guests, Club Palisades, SWAG, & More!

Dear Members,
Another week, another Membership Update!

Guests at Palisades
Palisades will allow guests for open swim and tennis beginning Saturday, June 5.

  • Each member account may bring up to 5 guests per day.
  • Guest fees apply to any guest 1 year of age and older. The fee per guest is $10 on weekends; $5 on weekdays.
  • Members are responsible for paying the guest fee(s) and must stay with guest(s) the entire time the guest(s) are on Palisades property.
  • Guests will not be permitted during the following dates/times:
    • Wednesday, June 16
    • Thursday, June 24
    • Federal holidays
    • Palisades Social Events
  • Guest credits must be purchased through the Palisades web site. Cash is not accepted at the front desk.
  • To purchase guest credits, log into your account on the Palisades web site. Under the “Membership” tab, click “Payments.” Select the number of credits you wish to purchase from the drop down menu. One credit is equal to $1.
  • Guest credits do not expire and are not transferable or refundable under any circumstances.
  • All programs including Swim Team, Dive Team, Deep Water Aerobics, and Early Bird Swim are for members only. Guests are not permitted.
  • For tennis guests:
    • Fees are the same as pool guests.
    • Members must indicate the number of guests when making the tennis reservation.
    • Members must purchase guest credits which will be deducted from the member’s account each Sunday.
    • Failure to properly report guests or insufficient credits to cover guest fees may result in suspension of membership privileges.

 

Club Palisades is Back! Registration Opens Monday, June 7 at 8pm

We are very (very!) excited to announce that we will be able to offer 4 weeks of Club Palisades beginning July 5th! This year’s Club will be smaller, with only 15 spots available each week. Registration will initially only be open to members. Please visit the Club Palisades tab on our website for more information. Please contact Jocelyn Rock, Club Palisades Liaison, at clubpalisades@palisadespool.com with any questions.

 

SWAG, SWAG…SO MANY CHOICES
The Palisades Swag Shop is officially open! 
Please click the link below to check out the offerings!  We have hoodies, water bottles, tie dye for the little ones and much more.

Sales will be open through SUNDAY, JUNE 13th.  We will only be purchasing what has been ordered and paid for and will not be ordering additional pieces.  So please get your order in so you do not miss out!
https://palisadesswim.myshopify.com/

Go Palisades!
Get a personalized Palisades shirt from Custom Ink.  Our order will close Sunday evening and shirts will be distributed in 2 weeks at the pool.
https://www.customink.com/g/tjy0-00cf-0ted

It’s a Pool, You Need a Palisades Towel
There are fewer than 10 Palisades towels remaining in this summer’s stock. Enjoy this oversized, plush towel for just $40.  Select the number of towels you want and your order will be left at the pool front desk for pick up. Hurry, before they’re all gone.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabaf2fa0f8c16-palisades

Questions? Email Laura Cope or Anita Seline

June Water Aerobics Classes
Jump back into Palisades Pool for our popular Deep Water Aerobics classes this season.

Pre Season runs until June 18 and will feature morning classes on various dates, typically Wednesdays and Fridays (8:15 am and 9:30 am) and some Saturdays (9:30 am).

Regular season classes will be held Monday-Wednesday-Friday and most Saturdays starting June 21, including deep water aerobics at 8:15 am in the dive well and regular water aerobics at 9:30 am in the middle pool.

All June classes are on sale now and can be found under the aquatics programs tab on palisadespool.com

Classes are $17 each, limited to 12 participants, and for members only. Send questions to swag@palisadespool.com.

Happy Swimming!
-Your Volunteer Palisades Board of Directors

Update for May 28th

Beginning Friday, May 28 reservations for opening swimming will no longer be required. There will be no timed slots and members may use Palisades at any time during operating hours. Guests are still not permitted, including tennis, but we hope to lift that final restriction soon.

Current operating hours:

  • Weekdays: 2pm – 8pm during preseason (May 21 – June 18)
  • Memorial Day Weekend (including Memorial Day): 10:15am – 8pm

*The Middle Pool will be closed 5-6 pm Friday, May 28 for the Swim Team Readiness Clinic.
**Palisades will open at 10:15am all three days of Memorial Day weekend due to swim team practice.

Lap Lanes
Two swimmers per lane. A swimmer must share his/her lane if another swimmer wants to join that lane. The two swimmers must then divide the lane (no circle swimming).