2020 Board message #5

June 16th, 2020

Greetings Gators,


Thank you for your support so far this season! We want to take a moment to share with you a few updates from our June Board meeting, which occurred last night, and to provide reminders of some important member responsibilities as we operate as a community within the guidelines set by the CDC, the Governor’s office, and Department of Health and Human Services. 


Operating Updates:

  • Capacity is increased from 100 to 200 people

  • The use of guest passes is reinstated

    • A max of 5 guest passes per membership account may be used per day

    • Guest passes must be purchased in advance through your NSC account

    • Guest passes cost $3 each

    • A guest may attend a maximum of 10 times per season

    • Guests must provide name to the guards upon check in and follow all pool rules, including the use of cloth face coverings where required, social distancing, and checking out when leaving.

  • Thanks to member support, we have reduced the deficit communicated by our Treasurer, Kelley, by approximately half.

  • We are evaluating the ability to offer limited pre-packaged snacks at the Gator Grub snack shack in the near future - one factor for being able to offer snacks is the demonstration of members that 6 feet distancing guidelines can be followed.


After a week of operations, we have identified opportunities to collectively improve our community:

  • Maintain 6 feet distancing and follow cloth face covering rules:

    • Entering and exiting the pool grounds (to help with distancing, we will be placing indicators on the ground leading into the breezeway)

    • Using the bathrooms (AND wash your hands!!)

    • Maintain distance from others not within your family or party while on pool grounds (including at food trucks, when they are on-site; we will place 6 feet indicators at the next food truck to help with distancing)

  • Respect and show sensitivity for other members of our pool community and our neighbors.

    • Each person’s comfort level interacting with others is unique during this time and we cannot all know each person’s situation; a little compassion and empathy goes a long way in making our little piece of the world a better place.

    • Do not speak rudely or mistreat neighbors who may be curious about our operations, including the food truck. If members are following the established guidelines, there should be no concern about their curiosity and may provide us the opportunity to gain new members.

  • Review and familiarize yourself and your family about the existing operating rules (which can be found here: https://www.nottinghamswimclub.com/pool-rules), including:

    • No food or drinks within 4 feet/one concrete block (whichever is greater) of the main pool and no food within the baby pool area

    • Clean up after your group and dispose of all garbage

    • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or a registered childcare provider

  • Familiarize children 12 and over of the established rules and operating protocols, especially if they will be attending the pool without an adult (including use of face coverings, maintaining 6 feet distancing, and bringing their own chair to the pool).

  • When possible, leave the shallow end available for smaller children to play, who cannot stand in deeper water.


We appreciate each member of our community and the support and feedback provided as we navigate this season under different (and frequently changing) regulations and guidelines. We will be publishing an updated Gator Gazette later this week to provide news and updates about the start of the season, so please be on the lookout for that! Additionally, please don’t forget that we have limited edition NSC 60th anniversary spiritwear available for purchase between now and June 28th - order forms are available at:  https://www.nottinghamswimclub.com/nsc-spritwear


Thank you for being a Gator and for your continued support! 


Yours in service, 

Kevin Hudson

NSC President