Summer 2020 Update (5/17/2020)
As summer is quickly approaching, it’s difficult to accept all the changes to our daily lives due to COVID-19. Summer in Pottstown will look very different in 2020.
With this in mind, The North End Swim Club Board of Directors has been meeting almost weekly to discuss the mandates currently in place and what that looks like for opening the pool. We are currently still in the red phase until June 4.
We will continue to monitor state mandates of when outdoor facilities will be permitted to open and what that would look like.
Please note that our pool can not open unless we are permitted to do so and we can guarantee a process to keep our staff and members safe in all areas of our pool facilities.
As more details are confirmed, we will share with the Membership on our social media channels and Band App. If you do not have FB or Band app, we encourage members to visit our website as it contains everything about our swim club and is always up to date.
We have been having cleanups at the pool for the last couple of weeks but are doing things at a slower pace right now. We have basically been trying to maintain the appearance of our grounds, etc. so it doesn’t get ahead of us.
We have not filled the pool and will not be at this time, as the cost of the water and chemicals is not a bill we want to occur with the uncertainty that looms.
Membership payments have been coming in but at a much slower rate than previous years.
Please keep in mind: Our decision, whether we will be able to open (if we were to get to green phase)is largely based on whether we have the budget to be able to operate.
Please keep in mind: The longer Montgomery County remains restricted, the less likely swim clubs can open up at all, even for an “abbreviated season”, as it becomes less and less feasible to do so.
Because we are non-profit, we rely on Membership Dues, schools, camp groups, swim team, and our fundraisers, to pay our bills in season and off season. Due to Covid 19, we have lost most of our revenue sources listed above.
Members who have already paid your Due s:
Thank you so much!!
If we can not open at all, members who have paid their 2020 dues will have one of
1. Request a refund
2. Opt to leave your payment with us and it would be used to cover your dues for the 2021 season.
***We are hopeful that many members who have already paid, will select (option 2), which would help us to pay the Monthly Mortgage and utility bills in the off season.
I know what I shared sounds a bit gloomy right now and it’s not what any of us want to hear. Summer is for fun and making poolside memories with family and friends.
Believe me, this is a tough decision for myself and the entire board! Unfortunately, these are uncertain times and are out of our control.
Stay safe everyone!
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 We will be collecting until the end of April. Look for announcements for collection dates.
Mikes Brick Oven Hoagie/Pizza Coupons
We will have Mikes Coupons for $7 again. Each ticket is good for one 12" Hoagie or a Small Cheese Pizza. We ask that each member family take a minimum of 5 tickets. Tickets can be picked up at the Snack bar.
Business Sponsor Campaign - Businesses can advertise for the 2020 season by contacting Deb Bumbaugh The cost for a NEW business sponsor is $200 for a 2’x4’ weather resistant banner. Renewal for each season is $100 if we reuse your banner!
Check out our North End Club and Swim Team Gear
The pool is closed for the season. Can't wait to see you next year for our 60th season!
Save the Date
Swim Team Parents Meeting Friday, May 8th at 6pm
Pottstown Farm Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 1pm in the Upper Pavilion
Family Day Sunday, June 28th starts at 12:30
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