Frequently Asked Questions- updated 5/23/21 see highlighted area 

When does the 2021 Season begin and end?
DRRA will open on Saturday, May 08-Sept 19.  Check out the Calendar & Hours for the daily schedule.

Who made the rules for DRRA and COVID 19 requirements? The rules for safely operating a pool in each Phase of the Governor’s re-opening plan are strictly defined by the Virginia Department of Health and enforced by the Arlington County Board of Health, which issues DRRA’s operating permit. The DRRA Board COVID 19 opening committee reviews these rules and determines the best way for DRRA to operate, balancing pool utilization for all members with the need to maintain all health and safety protocols.

Why are we not allowing 75% occupancy into DRRA? The Phase 3 Governor Executive Order allows up to 75% occupancy inside the grounds of DRRA. However, in the pool water itself, the social distancing rules remain rigid and have not changed from Phase 2.    A ten-foot distance must still be maintained between members NOT of the same family.  Everywhere else on property 6-foot distance and a mask on f not sitting in your chair. Therefore, it falls on DRRA to figure out how to best maintain this social distance for our members’ safety. 

Can I hire a private lesson instructor in reservation time?  Yes

Is the swimming pool water itself a risk for transmitting the virus?  No. There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) should inactivate the water’s virus.

Why, before entering DRRA, am I always asked the COVID 19 questions? This is a mandate by VHD and must be asked each day of all members entering DRRA.  Patrons should be screened before admission to the pool. Screening of adults can be conducted by asking the patron about COVID-19 symptoms, close contact with persons with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, and whether the patron has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days. 

Am I required to wear a mask when entering DRRA? As of May 18, DRRA  updated its policy. Those fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask however VDH requires a mask to be worn at all times when entering our facility for those not fully vaccinated. Also, all must still keep 6 feet from a non-family member who lives with you to wear a mask at all times in the facility and ten feet in the pool water   The Board fully supports these sensible guidelines, and masks must be worn at all times when not swimming in the pool itself. or in your seat.

Are guests allowed? No, due to the limitation on the capacity, the DRRA Board has decided not to allow any guests this season. Plus, in Phase 3 members, not of the same household must social distance. Therefore, your guess could not share a space with you under the VDH regulations. Pre-paid guest passes will carry over to the next season.

When is the Governor’s Executive order lifted? May 28th however businesses can decide to have their own rules. 

  • DRRA will follow May 28-31 all social distance regulations are lifted. NO guest HOWEVER we will return to full occupancy of 235 inside the facility. Enforce occupancy max if about to go over twitter the amount.  NO PICNIC but the facility will be an open memorial day early bird 5:30-8:45 am, general swim 10:00 am -8.45 pm.
  • June 1- Everything is lifted and guests are allowed.Full occupancy of 235 strickly following occupancy. return of evens and picnic reservation allowed. Sunday brunch time returns to end at Noon. 

Why at General Swim sometimes there is no lap swim? General swim means the facility is open. Review the HOURS OF OPERATION to see which areas are open or closed. Lap lanes can be closed due to swim and dive practices, special events, meets. Check the Google calendar for events and times the deviate from the HOUR OF OPERATION.