Our top priority is your health and safety.
We know you are all eager for us to open our doors for you. Here is an update, please take the time to thoroughly read it. You may email questions, concerns and inquires directly to our Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lifeguarding staff have not been in the water since March. Their skills are in need of work and practice. Some of their certifications have expired. We are taking the next few weeks to retrain and recertify all of our lifeguards through socially distanced training. We hope that you recognize the severity of placing an undertrained, expired guard in charge of watching the water. Our Board and Director will simply not do it. Your health and safety is our top priority. Moreover, the Clackamas County Department of Health would close our pool for doing so.
Our Front Desk staff have new protocol for welcoming you to our facility. They will be working with our registration software provider to renew their knowledge of how to sign you up online and over the phone. Again, this training will take place socially distanced.
All staff members will undergo additional training on new cleaning protocols to keep you safe while you are swimming in our space.
These trainings are scheduled to occur as soon as possible, but with our staff around 40, we had to break them out some.
Why so long you ask? Well, we were not able to meet and train until the State of Oregon gave our phase 1 County the green light to open. Then, our community faced an emergency situation with the fires and every staff member had to evacuate their home. So, we are just now picking back up.
We ask you to give us grace through this process.
Our Board of Directors will be meeting tonight, for our monthly board meeting, via Google Meet. This meeting is open to the public. All details can be found on our website. The Board and I will be discussing our reopening timeline and planned activities once we are reopen.
In the meantime, please make sure you and your family are registered on our website with an account. This will be how you reserve lap swim, water fitness classes and make payments- all online and before you enter our building.
Note: you may only create an account at this time, not register, as none of the activities are live as of yet.
Thank you for reading this through to the end.
Please email me with any questions or concerns.
Melissa Georgesen, Director
Our thoughts are with the firefighters, first responders, police, PGE personnel and all volunteers out there fighting fires and helping people evacuate in our community.
Please stay safe everyone. Our hearts are with those directly affected by the fires.
Today (September 4, 2020), the Oregon Health Authority released new guidance for the reopening of pools in Phase 1 counties! This is huge! This is us!
Now, take a breath.
The Molalla Aquatic Center does not have an opening day as of today. The Director and the Board will be working diligently to execute a safe and thoughtful opening.
Please understand we will not be open and available as we once were. Hours, programs and services will be limited. Currently the Director is working on exactly what will be offered and making sure the Molalla Aquatic District adheres to the requirements from OHA.
First and foremost, safety for our staff and our swimmers is our top priority. Please, let us do our work and we will release plans as they are approved. Comments may not be directly answered in a timely manner- staff hard at work for you.
Melissa Georgesen, Molalla Aquatic District received the "Outstanding Special District Service Award: Manager" from the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO).
This SDAO award category recognizes innovative projects and programs, outstanding safety, public information, public involvement in a district decision making process, and outstanding achievement.
The Molalla Aquatic District operates the pool on a year-round basis. It is an 8 lane, 25 yard pool and heated to 83-84 degrees. We offer Lap Swim, Open Swim, Swim Lessons, Water Fitness, Tot Time, Inflatable Swim, Facility Rental options and Party Packages.
The Molalla Aquatic District boundaries align with the Molalla River School District. If you live within the school district boundaries, then you are also a resident of our district.