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2021 Season

Please join us at our new website!

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Welcome To Dowden Terrace Pool

We are planning for a fun and safe 2020 Summer Season. While Dowden Terrace Pool hibernates for the off season months, you are welcome to look around our site and make plans for next summer season. If you are not yet a member, please sign up on our wait list. Any questions can be directed to Susan Stickles, Membership Chair at dt.pool.membership@gmail.com.

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Hours of Operation

Pool Hours: 

Opening Date June 17, 2020 to July 12, 2020: 

Time slots for sessions starting Friday June 26, 2020

SESSION ONE NOON TO 1:30PM
SESSION TWO 1:45 TO 3:15PM
SESSION THREE 3:30 TO 5:00PM
SESSION FOUR 5:15 TO 6:45PM
SESSION FIVE 7:00 TO 8:15PM


Time slots for sessions starting Monday July 13, 2020

SESSION ONE 11:15 TO 12:45PM
SESSION TWO 1:00 TO 2:30PM
SESSION THREE 2:45 TO 4:15PM
SESSION FOUR 4:30 TO 6:00PM
SESSION FIVE 6:15 TO 7:45PM

Pool hours of operation may be updated without notice.  Check back here for any updates!

ALL Swimmers/Sunbathers must sign up on Swimtopia in order to obtain releases before signing up in sign up genius. Once you complete your registration an email confirmation will be sent with the sign up genius link.  

Phase 3  REGISTRATION LINK: https://dtpool.swimtopia.com/private/bnqknng

Please see link here for COVID-19 related forms and waivers: https://dtpool.swimtopia.com/covid-waiver-forms

Once you have registered in Swimtopia, ALL swimmers and sunbathers must sign up for a slot via Sign Up Genius.

Check the calendar for swim meets and other events that may alter the opening or closing time. *At this time, there will not be any swim meets or special events permitted. 

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Bad Weather - Call Ahead

Heavy rain and thunderstorms may require us to temporarily close DT Pool for safety. Our policy is to wait 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder, or 45 minutes after the last lightening before re-opening the pool. Call ahead to DT Pool at (703) 998-9761 to determine the operating status.  We will also try to post weather announcements on Twitter -- follow us @dtdolphinsva

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Dowden Terrace is a member-run pool -- our rates are low because members volunteer their time to help the pool succeed. The Board is looking for members to volunteer for a variety of tasks to keep the pool running smoothly.  Please see the attached link Board Members for more detail.

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Grills and Kitchen

*The Ktichen and Grills will not be available for the 2020 pool season.

Please remember that the kitchen and grills are there for everyone's use and clean up after each use.  

Please wipe up any greasy messes around the grills and remember to check the grease catches below the grills BEFORE you start cooking. 

Extra propane tanks are in the white steel cage near the ping pong table. Set used tanks outside the cage. 

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Vending Machine

* "Big Red" our Vending Machine, will not be available for the 2020 pool season.

Never fear, the Vending Machine is fully stocked and operational once more!  Proceeds support the Swim Team.  

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Water Safety

The Board wanted to share some water safety articles for basic safety tips. These were certainly eye opening for me as contrary to the Hollywood portrayal of a drowning, it is often silent and very little splashing.

http://www.nhwatersafety.com/drowningprevention.htm

http://www.today.com/health/drowning-often-quick-silent-how-spot-someone-trouble-6C10223428

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DT Dolphin Swim Team

* Please note that the 2020 NVSL League swim season has been cancelled.  

(Yes, DT Dolphins remain in Division 1 for 2020!)

Our Dowden Terrace Dolphins Swim Team has a long and proud involvement with the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), joining the league in 1958 in the "South" division. The swim team has always been a strong competitor as well as a neighborhood focal point.

The DT Swim Team is open to Dowden Terrace members only.  For more information about the upcoming 2020 season, visit the DT Dolphins Home Page, or contact Swim Team Representative Erin Conaton (dtdolphins@gmail.com).

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