How To Use The Reservation System For Outdoor Pools
Wondering the best way to guarantee a night swim at CA’s outdoor pools this year?
Drumroll please… enter CA’s new reservation system.
While reservations aren’t required at nighttime (5:30-7pm), they’re highly encouraged and the only way to guarantee a spot at your neighborhood pool. They’re in place because of a capacity limit of 50 swimmers (note: capacity is at 175 during the day, and reservations are not required during this time). You can think of the reservation system as your VIP ticket during the evenings, since drop-in visitors will only be able to enter the pool if there’s space available.
Read on to learn more about how it works!
How To Use The Reservation System
Play, Fit&Play and Golf Fit&Play members are able to register 10 days in advance. Unfortunately, while COVID-19 capacity restrictions are in place, guests cannot be registered in advance, and cannot be guaranteed entry even with a member. We welcome members’ guests at their reserved time, however, they can only enter if space is available.
Columbia Card Holders are able to register 10 days in advance, and receive an online pre-registration discount ($3 for Columbia Card adults & kids Mon-Thur; $4 for Columbia Card adults & kids Fri-Sun and on holidays). Non-members may only enter if space is available after members and guests of members enter. Non-member admission rates apply.
To prepare yourself for a successful opening day this summer, we encourage you to first check your online account with CA and make sure the information is up to date. To do so, go to columbiassociation.org and click “Member log-in” in the top right corner.
Once your online account is updated, it’s time for the fun stuff. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to make a Lap Swim reservation:
And here’s a similar tutorial on making a Rec Swim reservation:
Hopefully, the videos provide even more clarity regarding the reservation system. Still have questions? Contact our Customer and Member Services Center at CMSC@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-715-3000.
More to Come
We know there are a lot more questions to answer about the upcoming pool season, so leading up to Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be posting more in-depth information about what to expect at your outdoor pool. Also sign up for the CA Swim newsletter and follow CA Swim on Facebook and Twitter. Those will be the best ways to get the latest information on everything pools related.