It’s almost spring and the Rose Valley Swim & Tennis Club Board of Directors is gearing up for its 95th Season. The Board is optimistic that the Club will be open and vibrant for all members starting Memorial Day Weekend.
As of April the entire pool operation of the Club will be run by Neptune Pool Management, including all pool personnel, equipment, and areas within the pool fence. Neptune brings a full maintenance staff as well as a large contingent of lifeguards and managers. They also offer a wide array of services as well as a la carte offerings; the Club is looking into private swim lessons and water aerobics for the membership, and will soon ask members for their interest level in these activities.
The Club and Neptune Pool Management will follow all CDC guidelines as well as local health authority protocols concerning COVID. The Board will disseminate more up to date information closer to Opening Day to ensure the most current criteria have been issued.
We were fortunate to end 2020 in a break-even position despite the many challenges of the previous season. The biggest reason for contracting a professional management company is to bring an economy of scale to our small Club. Neptune offers all the pool services needed, including the ever-changing H.R. component and the necessary mechanical expertise. They will be hiring former staff who meet their qualifications; if you know someone who is interested in working at the Club please email Monica Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we will launch a new software application called Pool Dues. Pool Dues will bring us closer to our goal of a cash-less pool facility. Check in / out of the pool area will again be contactless, and a live attendance feature will be available to all members. The new software will enable purchase of guest passes and snack bar items with a credit card. It will also handle tennis court reservations and payment for both swim and tennis programming.
The latest news from the Suburban Swim League is promising! A full Swim & Dive season seems possible albeit with some tweaks to Meets. Coaching Staff will again be headed up by Sam Keeler and Greg Derevianko with assistance from Donna Phillips. More information on that subject will be forthcoming and posted on the Club’s website.
Tennis has been enjoyed by members of all ages throughout the winter. A big shout out to Coach Brittany for continuing lessons in all weather! Tennis has provided a vital outlet to all members and allowed for safe social connectivity during these strange times. Thank you to the Tennis Committee and Jenna Leggette for keeping the courts well maintained for member use.
Membership is open to all, and New Member Development remains the single most important component to the long-term viability of the Club. Please help by recruiting friends and neighbors. Sharing guest passes is a terrific way to interest folks in joining and socialize in a safe manner. Guest passes will be available for purchase closer to Opening Day.
We are all looking forward to warmer weather and putting a toe in the pool. We encourage you to join online. Summer is right around the corner!
Chip Seltzer, President of the Board