2018 Spring Update
Orchard Brook Neighbors,
With the weather starting to turn and Spring in the air, we are sending out this email regarding lifeguard employment opportunities at the Orchard Brook Pool this upcoming summer season.
Maureen Vondrasek will continue to be our pool manager for this 2018 season. With her positive experiences last season, Maureen has made some nice improvements and continues to promote a safe, clean and friendly environment at our pool.
We have revised the lifeguard procedure manual as a guideline for guards to operate by. This has job duties, responsibilities and expectations we’d like to achieve. First and foremost is promoting safety at our pool.
We also have a couple of resources for getting lifeguard training and certifications, which is necessary to be in place prior to the opening of the pool. No one will be able to be scheduled for guard duty without a current certification.
We will continue to scheduling emergency action training throughout the pool season. This exercise was performed a few time last season and we feel it is a great practice to continue.
Attached is lifeguard application for employment. Please complete and return to the Pool manager email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maureen will be collecting these applications and verify certifications. She will determine who she would like to assemble her Assistant Pool Manager staff.
We will contact and schedule to have a Pool meeting in early April, so please get the applications back to us, and plan to get your certifications completed, or updated.
Off-season questions may be directed to Tom Greifhahn, Orchard Brook Board Member responsible for Pool Operations, at email@example.com.
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.
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.