Rock Creek Pool Membership Policy
Rock Creek Pool, Inc. (RCP) is a non-profit organization owned by 400 members (referred to as “Members”). RCP enjoys a strong membership and healthy waitlist. The boundaries for membership are detailed at RockCreekPool.com.
The 400 members, as defined in the bylaws, currently have a $1150 stake in the Corporation with full voting privileges and full use of the facilities. Associate Members shall be limited to persons in the immediate family of and residing with a Member. Associate Members retain full use of the facilities.
Boundaries for Membership
In order to apply for and obtain membership in Rock Creek Pool, Inc., the applicant must reside within specific geographic boundaries. Once equity membership in Rock Creek Pool, Inc. is obtained, the Member may reside outside the membership boundaries and still retain membership in the pool.
RCP maintains a waitlist for membership. To increase access to the facilities, RCP grants Summer Swim privileges to the top 250 families/individuals on the waitlist. Summer Swimmers are allowed to use the facilities at RCP as well as join the swim and dive teams, and take tennis lessons. The 2021 dues for Summer Swimmers on the waitlist are $725 per summer.
A final decision on offering Waitlist-August Swim privileges this year cannot be made until a bit later in the summer. August Swim privileges are usually granted to the next 75 families on the waitlist, but will be based upon capacity restrictions. August Swimmers may use the facilities from August 1 to the closing of the pool. If we can offer Waitlist-August Swim, the dues will be $275 for the summer.
If the individual/family on the waitlist moves from/resides outside the RCP boundaries, they are no longer eligible for membership and will be removed from the waitlist.
Individuals on the waitlist who are offered Equity Membership in the Corporation must accept the membership or lose their position on the waitlist.
Equity Members who have reached the age of 65 and who have had their equity membership for at least 20 years may sell their share and retain summer swim privileges. The 2020 dues for Senior Swimmers (individual/couple) are $200 per summer. A daily access fee is no longer required.
The Board determines the rates for summer dues, annually. The 2021 dues are $595 for Equity Members, $725 for Summer Swimmers, $275 for August Swimmers, and $200 for Senior Swimmers. Summer dues not received by March 31 are subject to a $50 per month late fee. In cases of financial hardship, written requests may be made to arrange a payment schedule. Failure to pay summer dues or to make arrangements to pay summer dues results in the loss of pool privileges and possible forced sale of the membership or removal from the waitlist.
RCP allows individuals living in the same household as the Member, such as daycare providers, to pay a $50 fee for summer use of the facilities. Non-resident daycare providers are allowed access to the pool only with the member or an associate member after paying a $50 fee for the summer. Live-in daycare providers (e.g., au pairs) who have paid the $50 fee may use the pool without a member or associate member present. The name of the daycare provider must be provided when paying the season dues.
Deferment of Summer Dues
Equity Members may defer their swim privileges/payment for two non-consecutive summers during the course of their membership in the Corporation for $100 per summer. If the Member is required to be out of the area for an extended period of time (such as military or foreign service postings), a written request may be made to the Board for an exception.
Summer Swimmers may pay $100 per summer to retain their position on the waitlist if they will not be using the pool during the season. While on the waitlist, Summer Swimmers may defer their swim privileges/payment for two summers. If the Summer Swimmer is required to be out of the area for an extended period of time, a written request may be made to the Board for an exception.
August Swimmers not accepting August swim privileges may retain their position on the waitlist by selecting this option during the season registration.
Waiver requests, that are denied or those requests that are not timely received, require full payment of dues.
Non-Payment of Season Dues
Season dues are payable by March 31. The current late fee for non-payment of dues is $50 per month. Equity Member season dues not paid by September 1 will result in the sale of the membership with all dues and fees deducted from the current value of the membership. Waitlist individuals will be removed from the waitlist so others may receive swim privileges during the season.
In cases of divorce, the Member has the right to keep the membership, sell the membership to the ex-spouse, or sell the membership to RCP. If the ex-spouse is not granted the membership and remains in RCP boundaries, the Board will make a determination of membership status on a case-by-case basis after a written request is received.
Equity Members, Associate Members, Senior Swimmers, Summer Swimmers, and August Swimmers must remain on the pool grounds with their guests. The current guest fee is $5 per guest, per visit regardless of age or use of the facilities. The guest policy is discussed in the rules and regulations. Additional guest policies are as follows:
Board members are allowed to bring up to 6 guests at a time to the pool free of charge.
Equity Members who rent their homes may transfer the use of the swim privileges to the tenants for the season. Waitlist families (Summer and August Swimmers) are not afforded the same privilege.
Renters may apply to the waitlist for their own membership as long as they reside within the pool boundaries (so their swim privileges are not dependent upon the landlord Equity Member’s transfer of swim privileges).
Transfer of Membership
Due to the length of the waitlist, all memberships must be sold back to the pool or transferred to the buyer with the sale of the house. The bylaws do not allow for the private sale of memberships.
Updated: February 2020
The Board reserves the right to modify and update these policies at any time.