MERRIMACK HAS 3 CATEGORIES OF SWIM PRIVILEGES
1. EQUITY MEMBER (“Shareholder”)
The pool is owned by Merrimack Park Recreation Association (MPRA), a 300-family, shareholder owned cooperative club. For those who wish to purchase membership, we maintain a wait list. Anyone may apply to become an Equity Member with priority given to residents who live in or near the immediate neighborhood around the pool. Note: This is the area bounded by Goldsboro Road (S), MacArthur Boulevard (W), Wilson Road (N), and River Road (E). Equity Members enjoy guaranteed membership from year to year with the option to be ‘inactive’ for a season, lower season dues with fees capped at four family members, children may join the Merrimack Swim & Dive Teams, first-option for Mini Maniacs enrollment, have renters, convey the membership with the sale of their home, and voting rights on major decisions affecting the pool.
To become an Equity Member, please join our Equity Member Wait List. There is a $50 non-refundable fee to join the wait list. Equity Members pay $1,900 to purchase the membership in addition to annual season dues. Dues for 2019 will be $335 for the first member and $85 for each additional family member swimmer or caregiver. Our “family membership” (for a maximum of four) means that you will not pay more than $590 for your immediate family to enjoy the pool. New Equity Members may pay the membership fee in one installment of $1,900 or three installments of $700 for three consecutive seasons.
Equity Members not using the pool during the summer, may elect “inactive” status and pay the $200 inactive fee. Please note that the inactive status may only be used three times during the lifetime of the membership without Board approval.
Equity Members enjoy swim privileges at Merrimack throughout the entire swim season from Saturday, May 18 until the close of the season, Sunday, September 15, and children may join the Merrimack Swim & Dive Teams.
To join the Equity Membership Wait List, click here.
MPRA HAS TWO CATEGORIES OF NON-MEMBER SWIM PRIVILEGES: Full Summer Affiliate and Late Summer Affiliate. These are non-shareholder swim privileges offered on an annual basis and each category has limits to avoid overcrowding at the pool.
2. FULL SUMMER AFFILIATE
Full Summer Affiliates enjoy swim privileges at Merrimack throughout the entire swim season from Saturday, May 18 until the close of the season, Sunday, September 15, and children may join the Merrimack Swim & Dive Teams.
A non-refundable $50 fee is due upon joining the wait list. If swim privileges are offered, but not accepted, the wait list position is forfeited. The fee for Full Summer Affiliates in 2019 is $465 for the first adult member and $155 for each additional swimmer in the family (including babysitters or nannies). Children under the age of 2 are free.
Offers are sent via email by April to Full Summer Affiliates of the previous year in good standing. If Full Summer Affiliates do not register by the deadline, then offers are sent to those on the Full Summer Affiliate wait list. There are 275 Full Summer Affiliates.
Applicants who join the Equity Member wait list AND who live within the boundaries outlined in our by-laws (the area bounded by Wilson Lane, River Road, Goldsboro Road, and MacArthur Boulevard) may be given Full Summer Affiliate priority in any year. Apply to the Full Summer Affiliate Wait List.
3. LATE SUMMER AFFILIATE – We have 2019 Openings!
Late Summer Affiliates enjoy use of the pool from Monday, July 15 until the close of the season, Sunday, September 15. Late Summer Affiliates are NOT eligible to join the Merrimack Swim & Dive Teams. There are 80 Late Summer Affiliate slots.
Offers are sent via email in June to Late Summer Affiliates of the previous year in good standing. If Late Summer Affiliates do not register by the deadline, then offers are sent to the next on the wait list.
A non-refundable $50 fee is due upon joining the wait list. If swim privileges are offered, but not accepted, the wait list position is forfeited. The 2019 fee for Late Summer Affiliates is $325 for the first adult member in a household and $90 for each additional member (including babysitters and nannies). Apply for Late Summer Affiliate swim privileges.
Guests passes and are made available so our members can bring occasional guests. Guest passes are not intended to be an alternative form of membership. The member must remain at the pool for the duration of the guest’s visit. A member may not leave a guest alone at the pool at any time. In other words, the guest must leave the pool premises when the member leaves. Guest passes may be purchased online by logging into your pool account. It is best to keep guest pass credits on your account to facilitate pool check-in. Payment for guest passes at the pool will be “on your account”, the guards cannot accept cash, checks, or credit card payments. Guest pass fees are $5 per guest per day.
EARLY BIRD SWIM
The pool is available on weekday mornings 6:30am-7:30am beginning June 17 through August 23.
SWIM & DIVE TEAMS
Swim & Dive Teams are available to all Equity Members and Full Summer Affiliates between the ages of 6 and 18. Separate fees apply to join each team. For more information on Swim & Dive Teams, click on the Maniacs Swim/Dive Team links at the left.
Season Dues are neither pro-rated nor refundable.
QUESTIONS? Contact MerrimackPool@gmail.com.