2020 Pool Update
Opening Day: To Be Determined
Dear Orchard Brook Residents and Neighbors,
First, I’d like to introduce myself as the newest member of the OBHA Board and as Chair of the Pool. As a resident of Orchard Brook for the past 3 years, my family and I love this neighborhood and community, and I am excited to be a part of the Board and to do my part in keeping Orchard Brook as great as it is!
On behalf of the OBHA Board, we hope all of you are continuing to stay safe and well. As mentioned in the letter that was sent to you on Sunday, the OBHA Board is closely monitoring developments with respect to COVID-19 and Governor Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan as they relate to the operation of the OBHA pool for the 2020 season.
The OBHA Board has not made a determination regarding pool operations for the 2020 season. As such, we are taking steps to prepare for a potential opening later in the summer.
Part of that process will be to interview potential lifeguards and staff for positions that will be needed if we are able to open the pool. We are now accepting applications for lifeguards on a conditional basis with the understanding that the applicant will be hired only if and when the pool resumes operations.
If you or someone you know would like to apply for the lifeguard or other staff position for the 2020 Orchard Brook pool season, the attached application can be completed and sent to Maureen Vondrasek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we are able to open the pool, we will do our best to have certification classes available as in prior years. More details on this will be provided as needed. If you are certified by American Red Cross and need renewal for 2020, you may be eligible for an online-only class.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email at email@example.com or by phone at (773) 266-8002.
Orchard Brook Board, Pool Chair
Questions may be directed to our Pool Manager Maureen Vondrasek firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Muriello Orchard Brook Pool Chair responsible for Pool Operations, email@example.com (773) 266-8002
Hiring Life Guards
We are interviewing potential lifeguards and staff for positions that will be needed if we are able to open the pool. We are now accepting applications for lifeguards on a conditional basis with the understanding that the applicant will be hired only if and when the pool resumes operations. Please click for application.
About the pool
Come on in… the water’s GREAT!
Orchard Brook maintains a complex of two heated swimming pools for the benefit of residents. There is a 25-yard lap pool and a kiddie pool. The pools (like the club house) are largely paid for by the annual assessment, with additional funding from guest fees and other pool activities.
Most years the pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Swimming lessons are available. There is a swim team for youngsters ages 5-18.
The pool is one of the features that makes Orchard Brook unique. Downers Grove
does not have a public, outdoor swimming facility, and many residents join local
private swim clubs at a cost of around $700 per season. We are very fortunate to
have our own facility.