February 26, 2019

Dear Rockbrook Pool Members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome you and your family to the 2019 Rockbrook Pool Season. As you may have seen on Facebook and Instagram, the pool will open Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. We are excited about the 2019 season! Lap swimming and our Division A Champion Swim Team will be offered again this summer.

As always, we continue to make improvements to the pool and grounds so that Rockbrook Pool remains a fun family atmosphere and a pool we are all proud to call our own. The baby pool will see a fresh coat of paint and worn chairs will be replaced.

Please be sure to read this entire letter for information.

Membership Details

Just like in years past, all member dues will be processed through the payment gateway, ACTIVE, a secure site that makes registration simple. If you are a returning member, your login information from last year should still be valid. New members will need to create a new account. In order to avoid a $25 late fee, all 2019 memberships must be paid on May 10, 2019 before midnight.

Please be sure to upload a photo of your family on your ACTIVE account. This saves the pool money by not issuing ID cards and helps to expedite the check-in process. Everyone will be required to sign-in to gain entry to the pool. We ask that you and your family memorize your bond number so your account is easily accessed upon your arrival. It is important that bond numbers are provided to help deter those who do not pay their $5.00 guest fees. Guest fees are an important revenue source to help keep our pool and grounds beautiful.

The membership rates have not changed from last year and can be found on the New Member page of the website.

Annual Member Meeting

The annual Members Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00p at Rockbrook Elementary. Please email if you are unable to attend but have a suggestion for pool operations.

This year, there are several board member positions open due to attrition. We are looking for board members who have a passion to serve their community and who have an interest in continuing the amazing legacy of Rockbrook Pool. If you have experience or expertise in graphic design, web design, fundraising, event planning or are an attorney, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in joining the board, please send an email with your interest. The pool is well organized and it is a great experience!

Worker Weekend – May 4, 2019

Worker Weekend will be May 4, 2019. To receive a $75 rebate on your membership fees, you can either work an 8:00a – 12:00p shift or the 1:00p – 5p shift. Spots are limited and you will need to work an entire four-hour shift to receive the $75 rebate. Refunds will be processed through your ACTIVE account by July 1, 2019. To ensure the safety of everyone, we ask please no children under 15 to Worker Weekend. You may register for Worker Weekend here.

Hours of Operation

Adult Swim/Lap Hours:

     Monday through Friday, 12:00p – 1:00p. This is the only time lane ropes will be provided to swim laps.
Swim Hours:
     Monday – Thursday, 1:00p – 8:00p
     Friday, 1:00p – 9:00p
     Saturday, 11:00a – 9:00p
     Sunday, 11:00a – 8:00p
Modified Hours After District 66 Returns to School (August 14, 2019)
     Monday – Thursday, 5:00p – 8:00p
     Friday, 5:00p –9:00p
     Saturday, 11:00 – 9:00p
     Sunday, 11:00 – 8:00p

Bond

If you wish to relinquish your bond, please notify the pool in writing/email by July 1, 2019. If you do not provide notification by July 1st of your intent, you will be responsible for the current year’s dues and maintenance fees.

Rules and Regulations

It is very important that you review the pool’s rules and regulations as well as go over them with any family members who will be enjoying the pool. Following the rules and regulations is respectful to the guards and members of the pool and expected behavior.

Gazebo and/or Pool Rental

You may want to start thinking of reserving the Gazebo for a birthday party, special event or family function. If you are planning a larger event (family reunion, sweet sixteen, etc.), members can rent the entire pool. Email to reserve your date and time as summer is right around the corner! Pricing and details can be found here. Please be sure to review the expectations for renting the gazebo so all members can enjoy this area.

Membership Recruitment

Rockbrook Pool continues to be the place for summer fun. Help spread the word about membership opportunities to your friends and family. Share/repost marketing you see on social media or refer interested individuals to our website.

Communications

Members can sign-up to receive email announcements. Please let us know if you are not receiving emails from the pool so we can trouble shoot. We do not want any of our members missing information! As stated before, we will also be posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when important announcements need to be made. Additionally, we are looking into the cost effectiveness of text blasts to our members and hope to provide more information at a later date. Like always, we encourage you to visit the website’s events page for a list of activities planned for the summer.

This year the pool is trialing the us of Remind as a tool to communicate through texting, emailing or through the Remind App. Many may be familiar with this application as it is a program the Omaha Schools use to communicate with families. Members are able to text “81010” and place @g3cbak in the message line to sign up to receive text announcements about pool activities, early closings or other important information. Members may also send an email to g3cbak@mail.remind.com. There is no need to enter anything in the subject line or the body of the email. Lastly, members may download the Remind App to their smart devices and enter @g3cbak to join the group.

Rockbrook Division A Swim Team Sneak Peak

Rockbrook continues to have an amazing swim team experience for our kids! Sneak Peak and registration will be May 3, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Rockbrook Elementary Gymnasium. Drop by and say hello to coaches and friends. You may complete the registration from on site that day or through the registration link. Families are encouraged to attend as there will be opportunities to purchase swimsuits, apparel, goggles, etc. Bring your checkbook!

New to Swim Team this Year!

Swim Team is offering a new designation for our youngest up-and-coming swimmers. Our 8 and Unders (8andU) who cannot yet swim the entire 25 yards of the pool at the start of the season will be on our Rockbrook Super Team. Rockbrook Swim Team had 100 8andU swimmers last year! This change will allow us to manage the group much better and provide for extra instruction for our up and coming swimmers. The Super Teamers will have opportunities to race across the dive well (Lollipop races) and some may graduate to actual 8andU events in the meets during the season. This is a great way to ramp up our youngest group, assure they are getting great lessons and most importantly, make them safe swimmers!

2019 Pool Board Directors Information

We look forward to another fun filled summer with our Rockbrook members and guests!