I know all of you are eager to hear what our status is in regards to reopening. While the 2 week State wide freeze ends today, new metrics have been released that prohibit our opening at this time.
The counties are now separate and are placed in categories of “extreme”, “high” and “moderate”.
When a county is in “extreme” risk, like Clackamas is, we cannot have the pool open. When our county is moved to “moderate” risk, we will be able to open!
We are waiting for our county to be placed in the “high” risk category. We anticipate opening as soon as we get the good news!
Please drop your questions below, I am happy to help answer them!
From the Director:
I am deeply saddened by the most recent mandate from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority. We will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020 for a 2 week required "freeze". Your passes will all be placed on a hold, so there will be no time loss to your membership. We will be watching the situation closely and will communicate a re-open date as soon as we know.
As a mom and member of this community, I know how hard this news is. We have been through a lot already and it seems 2020 isn't quite done yet. I encourage you to all be safe and hope you and your families stay healthy. Please reach out if you need anything.
-Family Swims on Saturday (Nov 21 & 28)
-Tot Time Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Nov 18 thru Dec 2)
-All Water Fitness Classes (Nov 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, Dec 1 & 2)
-All Lap Swims & Swim Team Rentals
The following are classes we will be able to offer. Please note the days and times, as they have changed.
Participants must pre register online or over the phone. When you register, you will be locked into the class for the 14 class days that are offered- November 2 or 3 start date and December 22 or 23 end date.
Registration will open on Monday, October 26 at 6:00am. Please refer to our registration page, create an account or login to your account and then you will be able to select “Activity” and register for a space.
CLASS SIZES ARE RESTRICTED!
You will not be able to register friends; only family members who are on your account. SilverFit, Silver Sneakers and Healthy Contributions are honored; as are your 3 month passes. Drop ins are not allowed.
-Arthritis Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-11:45am (Cindy)
-Deep Water Tuesday & Thursday 5:15-6:00pm (Cindy)
-Aqua ZUMBA Tuesday & Thursday 6:15pm-7:00pm (Rebecca)
-Hydrocise Plus Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm-6:20pm (Jolene)
-Showers are closed (subject to change later)
-One way in to the pool and out upon departure
-Social Distancing will be enforced
-Locker rooms will be limited on space- no getting ready inside (subject to change later)
-Please wear your swimming attire and be ready to swim
-No early access to the pool area
-You will be asked to space accordingly in the pool, social distancing is required
-Masks required to enter building, in the locker room- NOT IN THE WATER.
-Back to back classes will only be allowed if space allows (deep water to ZUMBA). You will need to choose 1 class to start and then check with staff for availability. We are requesting this to make it as fair as possible to all participants.
Questions accepted! Email Melissa. Thank you!
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 email@example.com
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.