June 10, 2020 (Update)
Dear Members and Participants,
It’s June 10, almost exactly 3 months since we shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you are doing well and are ready to start the road back to normalcy. When the facility closed on March 13, we put all memberships on hold. A few of you asked us to continue your payments as a donation and we sincerely appreciate the gesture. It is now time to bring the pool back to life and let everybody get a little water time.
We originally set up a financial model where the memberships remained on hold and a use fee charge of $15 per swim but through your participation and feedback we have decided on a different course. We will reactive your memberships immediately and have a surcharge of $5 when scheduling a lane. If you do not have a membership or would rather not reactivate your membership at this time the cost will stay at $15.00 per swim. Please call 858-456-0945 to schedule a swim lane reservation.
Currently, the lane reservations are at 8:00am, 9:00am. 10:00am , 11:00am, Monday – Sunday this allows for a 45 min. swim and gives the pool staff time for a disinfectant cleaning of all surfaces and chairs for the next swim group to enter. Please have a patients with us as we have had numerous calls and emails to reserve a swim lane. If you would like to leave a message of call back after 12:00 is best. We are checking emails and messages every 2 hours or more to best accommodate everyone. We will be adding more reservations times after July 1, 2020 as the above is just a starting point to get the pool open.
This surcharge is only for the near future so the pool can get back on its feet financially. If you feel uncomfortable about using the pool or wish to put your membership on hold, please email Anna Siperstein – email@example.com. For those of you with annual memberships we will add the missed 3 months on to the end of your current expiration date and that will be your new renewal date. If you have any questions please contact Anna at the above email.
We are so thankful of our members, and our pool community. We cannot operate this pool without our you, and we are forever grateful for your continued support.
March 27, 2020 Update:
Dear Coggan Aquatic Center Family:
We are thinking of our community and miss seeing our swimmers and water polo players at the pool! Our sincerest hope is that everyone is surviving working from home, homeschooling and social distancing. We are just as anxious as you are to see the pool re-0pen!
All dues from the closure date to eventual opening will be credited to your account for future months. During the closure, our Aquatics Director, Randy Franke, and key maintenance staff remain hard at work keeping everything in perfect working order so that our re-opening can happen as quickly as possible. If you have the inclination, we would very much appreciate any folks who could/would consider donating their dues during this period to our ongoing pool expenses. We will treat your gift as a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit, 501(c)3 foundation that contributes to operating the pool and send you a big thank you! If this fits your means, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Staff and Program Director
Please continue to check our website for updates and thank you for your continued support of the Cogan Family Aquatics Complex.
Take care of yourself, your families and each other!
The staff and Board of Directors.
March 13, 2020
Dear Valued Patron,
Coggan Family Aquatics is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy facility for our employees and members. As such, we are monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak with a focus on guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and California State Recommendations.
Effective 2:30pm today March 13, 2020, we have made a determination to enact a temporary pool closure until April 6th, 2020 (subject to change).
While the CDC states there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html) we believe the nature of our communal activities creates an environment that may not adequately comply with the CDC and California recommendations regarding human-to-human contact and separation. These activities include close proximity and contact lane swimming, water polo, swim lessons, and locker room utilization. While these activities and services are highly valued by our members, the activities are classified—for the purpose of COVID-19 control– as non-essential public activities. Therefore, we have decided to temporarily close the facility in an abundance of caution.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Anna Siperstein at email@example.com.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary, including notice of re-opening.
Chris Dommers Randy Franke
President Aquatic Director