Summer 2020 Update (5/27/2020)
Dear North End Families:
We appreciate everyone’s patience as a final decision has been made. This has been both a difficult and daunting task for the Board to work through. We have been(virtually) meeting almost weekly since the beginning of the Pandemic.
Sadly the decision has been made to remain closed for the 2020 season. It’s a decision that is very hard to make but one that hopefully will bring us back stronger in 2021!!
Many factors have weighed into our decision and are outlined below.
We Love our members and please know, keeping a safe environment is very important to us!!
First and foremost, we needed to think of our staff and how the many restrictions/guidelines
would affect their daily jobs.
•The limited numbers of members that we could have in our facility (based on the CDC guidelines for pools) was a huge concern.
•We would be forced daily to turn members away because of restricted numbers. This would not be good on a hot summer day when families just wanted to come cool off and were not able to.
•Face masks would be required of staff when not on stands guarding. Mask would also be
requested of adults and older children when not in the pool swimming. This would be extremely difficult to monitor and enforce.
•Keeping members properly socially distanced is also a difficult task at a pool.
•The increased cleaning and sanitizing required.
All that I’ve mentioned would require additional staff. More staff requires a larger operating
Our normal operating budget is $100k+, but this season we lost many contributing factors to that budget due to Covid-19.
For example, each season when we first open, we would have two solid weeks when, of neighboring school districts enjoy day trips to the pool! We would also have our swim team,
many camp groups and preschool fees coming in.
In addition, we have had a successful Business Banner Campaign the past (4) years, as local businesses purchased a business banner. Many local businesses are now suffering financial hardships and are not able to renew this year.
All I mentioned above totals $39,804 in lost revenue for this season. That is a huge loss to make up.
Last season we saw a huge increase in memberships and had 300+ families enjoying their summer and making memories by the pool!
In my previous communications during the weeks we were all home due to the Pandemic, I explained to you all that a large part of our decision to open, should restrictions be eased, would be based on whether or not the pool had the operating budget to be able to open this summer. This takes Members sending in their dues. We even extended the discount period indefinitely, hoping to have members pay their dues. Unfortunately, this did not happen. Last season at this exact time, we had $68,000 already paid in for membership dues. This year to date, we have $18,000.
We have attributed this low number, too many members being out of work, many just holding out in fear that the pool would not open, and still others fearful to be in large crowds with the
unknowns of this virus.
To those members who have paid their dues:
Many of you have reached out to me already and have opted to leave your dues payment with us to help with paying the pool's monthly bills from now until we open next Memorial Day. This is greatly appreciated and WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Any member who has paid their dues and wants a refund, please contact Jaime Reinhart at Jaimelreinhart@ yahoo.com and she can process a refund to you.
Members, as we will be continuing to drive in much needed funds to pay the bills in the off season, WE NEED EVERYONES HELP!
See our fundraisers on this page for more information.
🎃 Also, stay tuned, as we hope to plan for our 2nd Annual Fall Fest Event in September, providing social distancing guidelines are no longer in place! This event was fun, well attended, and a very successful event for us last season 🎃.
On Behalf of the North End Swim Club Board of Directors, Stay safe everyone!
We love you all and we hope you all will be back in 2021!
We have a full sand volleyball court, basketball court, playground/swings, and a pavilion for members/guests to enjoy
Check out our swim team link above to join our competitive swim team!
Friends and family please consider supporting our beloved North End Swim Club!
These crazy and uncertain times we are living in, have been really hard on all of us, and especially non profit organizations like ourselves and small businesses.
We have monthly bills and mortgage as well like everyone and with no revenue thus far for season 2020 we are hoping that all of us can come together and help out where we are able... I decided to get us involved with LITTLE CAESARS, and its super easy-to-use, just follow the prompts on the post below and start shopping as if you were ordering from any store..
••We will need to sell 100 Items for free delivery...this fundraiser starts today and ends at midnight on June 8th..
••Once the final order is in, I will receive confirmation from Little Caesars and they will give me an exact date and time for delivery on week of June 22nd.
••I will receive all orders in one big delivery at the North End Swim Club.
••The products are frozen pizza kits of many varieties, cookie kits and so much more!!!
••They are a wonderful way to spend some time with the kids or plan a quick meal.
•••The options are endless
What a fun way to start the 2020 summer season! Please consider ordering. Im here for questions, concerns and this is public so everyone may SHARE and ANYONE can order! Thank you in Advance!
Candice Hillegass 267-231-3202 or email me at Candice Hillegas@ gmail.com
Used Clothing Drive
Our Used Clothing Drive Fundraiser is taking place once again!Clean out those closets and drawers. We accept “Reusable” Clothing and shoes.All seasons and All sizes. 👚👕👖👔👗👠👟
Please contact deb at or by phone 484-433-9962 if you need pick up of your items. Otherwise, you can bring your items to the swim club and place your bags over the fence in the lower pavilion.Please make bags no heavier than 10-15 lbs.
Mikes Brick Oven Hoagie/Pizza Coupons
$7.00 Each These coupons have NO EXPIRATION DATE!
Each coupon is good for one hoagie of choice or a pizza. NE receives $3.50 for every ticket sold. Please reach out to Deb via email or by phone 484-433-9962 if you would like tickets. We have asked members to each take (5) tickets.
Check out our North End Club and Swim Team Gear
The pool is closed for the season.
Our REMIND App is no longer working.
We have just switched to BAND as our method of communicating to our Membership!
Here’s what to do:
•You can go into Apps on your phone,
•Search for BAND
•Next, search for “North End Swim Club” and Join.
More info will be in the Breezeway regarding this change. If you need help, ask one of the staff or Deb in Snackbar.
This is FREE App.
The North End Swim Club is a nonprofit - membership driven Swim Club, within the Borough of
Pottstown. North End's Mission is defined by the importance of revitalization, health and community, acknowledging the vast diversity that resides within our neighborhoods.
Through a variety of activities geared towards healthy living and partnering with local Schools, Parks and Rec, Boys and Girls Clubs and local camps, our Club serves as a source of healthy recreation. We take great pride in serving the community and providing a safe place for all families to spend their summer days and make lasting memories.
P.O. Box 384
901 North Adams Street
Pottstown, PA 19464