April 5, 2021
Dear Rockbrook Pool Members,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome you and your family to the 2021 Rockbrook Pool Season. As you may have seen on Facebook and Instagram, the pool will open Thursday, May 27 2021 at 1:00 p.m. We are excited about the 2021 season! Lap swimming and our Division A Champion Swim Team should be offered again this summer.
We know that Covid-19 has had a substantial impact on everyone’s daily lives. With that being said, we are planning on starting the 2021 season similar to how we ended last year. We plan on using the same online reservation system and having time blocks to start the season. It is our goal, to get the pool open and operating normal as in previous years, but the board feels starting like this is the safe and responsible path forward. Please be aware that our operations are dictated by city, state and federal requirements, and this could change at their discretion. Please know, these plans could change by opening day. 5/17/21 UPDATE: RBP will revert to its normal operating hours and access on opening day for the 2021 season. This means there are no reservations or time blocks required. No guests are allowed at this time. Please check back for updates as the season progresses.
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. A new bottle filling station will be installed prior to the start of the season, and we are exploring other fundraising ideas!
Please be sure to read this entire letter for information.
ACTIVE – all member dues will be processed through the payment gateway, a secure site that makes registration a breeze. If you are a returning member, your log in 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 2021 memberships must be paid by noon on Monday, May 17, 2021 at noon.
We have kept the Individual/Duo Membership. For single or couples without kids (residing at the same residence), a cheaper option than the Family Membership is now available. There will be no Trial Membership options again this year.
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. At this time, guests are not allowed at the pool. We hope to change this as the summer progresses!
Annual Member Meeting
The annual Members Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00p via Zoom. Passcode: 096619). Please email if you are unable to attend but have a suggestion for pool operations.
This year, there are several committee positions open. We are looking for 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, or event planning, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in joining a committee, please send an email with your interest. The pool is well organized, and it is a great experience!
May 8, 2021 Worker Weekend will be May 8, 2021 (rainout day is May 9th). To receive a $75 refund on your membership fees, you can either work an 8:30a – 12:00p shift or the 1:00p – 4:30pm shift. Spots are limited and you will need to work an entire four-hour shift to receive the $75 refund. Refunds will be processed and sent out via check by July 1, 2021. To ensure the safety of everyone, we ask please no children under 16 to Worker Weekend. You may register for Worker Weekend. *Please bring work gloves.
Hours of Operation THIS IS TENTATIVE AND COULD CHANGE!
· Adult Swim/Lap Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30-11:15am. This is the only time lane ropes will be provided to swim laps.
· Swim Hours:
o Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
o Friday, 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
o Saturday, 11:00 – 9:00 p.m.
o Sunday, 11:00 – 8:00 p.m.
· Modified Hours After District 66 Returns to School (August 17, 2021)
o Monday – Thursday, 5:00p – 8:00p
o Friday, 5:00p –9:00p
o Saturday, 11:00 – 9:00p
o Sunday, 11:00 – 8:00p
If you wish to relinquish your bond, please notify the pool in writing/email by July 1, 2021. 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, and waive your right to sell your bond and it may be forfeited.
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 -To be finalized closer to the beginning of the season.
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.
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. We are nearing our membership cap, and will soon start a waiting list.
Members can sign-up to receive email announcements here. 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 and Instagram when important announcements need to be made.
The pool will again use 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. As always, we encourage you to visit the website’s events page for a list of activities planned for the summer. We appreciate your time and support.
Rockbrook Division A Swim Team Sneak Peak
We currently plan on having swim team for 2021! What it looks like…? That is the real question. We are waiting for more info from the league and will send out more info once we receive.
Rockbrook continues to have an amazing swim team experience for our kids! Sneak Peak and registration will be in early May, once we confirm with city and state the status of the pool, with an exact date and location to be announced. Drop by and say hello to coaches and friends. You may complete the registration form 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. Please be sure to check back for updated information about swim team before the season starts. 2021 Pool Board Directors Information
President- Chris Hangren
Vice President & Pool and Grounds- Joel Backhuus
Treasurer- Grant Leach
Secretary- Nick Adams
Concessions- Diana Nolte
Social and Fundraising- Erika Conces and Erin Porterfield
Lifeguard & Swim Team- Chris Hangren
Communications and Membership- Nick Adams
Long Range Planning- Jackie Grau
Swim Team Liaison- Seth Backhuus
We look forward to another fun filled summer with our Rockbrook members and guests!