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2021 Season Information & Updates

Last updated May 5th, 2021

Opening day is Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Many of you have asked questions about what the 2021 season at Eno Valley will look like. The pandemic has required us to be flexible and adapt to changing guidelines in the interest of public health and safety. The safety of our members and guests is the first priority of our club. The Board of Directors will use this page to keep you informed of operating policies and other information as they evolve. Please contact the board if you have additional questions. We hope for a safe and happy season, and we look forward to seeing you at the pool!

The Board of Directors
[email protected]

2021 Operating Procedures

Eno Valley Swim and Racquet Club will abide by all local mask and capacity mandates related to COVID-19, and as the season approaches we will outline our plans more thoroughly as we receive updates regarding rules, regulations, and recommendations to keep everyone safe.


  1. Members and their guests must follow all Eno Valley Swim and Racquet Club rules. If there are conflicts between the operating procedures/rules listed below and the standard pool rules, the rules listed below will supersede the standard pool rules.

Check in:

  1. Members are required to check in at the sign-in tent each time they visit the pool. There will be social distancing markers on the ground in the event there is another family ahead of you.
  2. Check-in staff will confirm via questionnaire screening that the member and/or member’s family have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently symptom-free. Any member who shows any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be granted access and may not return until they are symptom-free for 14 days or can produce a test with a negative result.
  3. Members should remain socially distant from non-family members whenever possible.

Pool Use:

  1. There will be designated tables and chairs for use by our members during their time at the pool. Four (4) chairs will be placed at each table and are not to be moved from their location. After a family leaves, the tables and chairs will be sanitized. Any family who wishes to bring their own pool chair, is more than welcome to do so, but it must be taken home when that family leaves. The pool will not be storing any personal chairs this summer.
  2. The pool will not provide any pool toys or equipment/gear this summer. Any lost and found items will have to be stored outside the pool facilities for sanitation reasons.
  3. Bathrooms will be open but in a reduced capacity that will achieve social distancing. Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at regular intervals. To comply with distancing restrictions, only three (3) non-family members will be allowed within the bathrooms at one time. There will be one shower, one changing stall and one bathroom stall (2 in the women’s bathroom) available for use in each bathroom. Antibacterial wipes will be available for members to wipe down surfaces after they touch them.
  4. Members are encouraged to wear a mask whenever social distancing is not possible (i.e., entering and exiting the pool, near the shack, and using the bathroom).
  5. The shack will offer various options based on the discretion of pool management and availability. Social distancing will be enforced in the shack area and while waiting in line.
  6. The covered shack area will be for eating or limited breaks only. To comply with social distancing measures, a limited number of space and tables will be available. The use of the picnic tables in the covered shack area will be limited to 20 minutes and will be monitored. Under no circumstances, should members use those tables to store their belongings.
  7. Wait lines for the diving boards and slide will be marked to comply with social distancing rules.
  8. The basketball court, volleyball court, and tennis courts will be open for member use. Members should comply with gathering thresholds when occupying these courts. Equipment for tennis, basketball and volleyball will not be provided by the pool this summer. Members should come prepared with their own equipment.
  9. The clubhouse will be closed unless for limited exceptions (nursing mothers, medical necessity, etc.) and arrangements for use of the clubhouse in those exceptions shall be made with staff and/or management. The ice machine in the clubhouse will not be operational this summer to prevent contamination.
  10. Each member should bring their own personal water bottle or should be prepared to purchase a bottle of water from the shack. The pool will not be providing a water cooler this summer in order to prevent contamination.
  11. Thunder: Members will be allowed to stay on deck for thunder but will be required to observe social distancing. Lightning: Decks will be cleared; members may wait in their cars if they so desire but cannot wait in the covered area due to social distancing rules.
  12. Lifeguards may, from time to time, and upon seeing that the number of persons in the pool exceeds safe numbers in excess of county guidelines, may clear the pool in order to reestablish safe numbers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will guests be allowed?

Yes, guests will be allowed according to the rules stated in the pool rules.

Will we give refunds if we do not open?

Yes, we will.

Will there be a DSSL season?

The Durham Summer Swim League (DSSL) has decided to move forward with the 2021 Summer season.  Eno Valley will have a swim team with practices and virtual swim meets. See the Swim Team page for more information.

Will there be tennis clinics this season?

There will be tennis clinics this summer. Please see the Tennis page for registration and more information.

Can I use the tennis courts now?

As a reminder, the tennis courts are open year-round for use by the membership. Please follow state and local rules and guidelines regarding the number of persons in a gathering and social distancing. Per the City of Durham, we are able to continue to use the tennis courts as a private club and for members only. Our guidelines are that no more than 2 people OR a single family unit may occupy each court at a time.

Are there dedicated times for adult lap swimming?

After weekday evening swim team practice, pool management will leave a roped lane in place reserved for adult lap swimming. After the swim team season is over (early July), a roped swim lane will be established upon request in the evenings at roughly the same time. Depending on crowds and staffing, management may honor requests to established a roped swim lane after morning practice for an hour. Use of the roped lane will be available on a first come, first served basis. Additional roped lanes may be established at the discretion of pool management.