Get on the List
The Swimming Hole, Inc. maintains a waiting list for members. To get on the waiting list please create a login account and fill out a membership application/form. Just creating a login will not add your to the waitlist. You must fill out the on-line application/form. After we approve your application you will receive a waiting list number on your profile showing your position on the waiting list. The list is accessed strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective members can check their status/placement number, by logging into your account login and scrolling to the very bottom.
The Swimming Hole, Inc. has permanent memberships available to 300 families and single persons. In the spring of each year, after members’ dues invoices are mailed, a certain number of members decide to terminate their memberships. Shortly after receiving the written notice of termination, prospective members at the top of the waiting list are notified of their eligibility to join. They are given a description of fees, contracts and a member information sheet to complete and return to The Swimming Hole, Inc. This includes the following fees for the first summer of membership:
$300 Stock Fee – redeemable upon written termination of membership.
$400 Initiation Fee – a one-time, non refundable fee.
$375 Estimated Annual Dues.
If you feel that you may need to make payments over a period of time, contact our Board Treasurer to discuss arrangements.
The prospective member is given about one week to decide whether or not to accept the membership. If the membership is not accepted they are removed from the waiting list or placed at the bottom of the list. During the course of the summer, memberships may become available and prospective members are notified in the same manner as noted above. After the pool closes for the season, no memberships are offered again until the spring.
“Rental” or temporary memberships become available when a permanent member chooses to “rent out” their membership for the season. The permanent member loses all privileges of membership for the entire season. The temporary memberships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to those on the waiting list. You do not have a choice of which membership option you would prefer. You are offered what is available at the time. If a temporary membership is declined, your name is removed from the list or placed at the bottom.
A temporary member is responsible for paying only the annual dues of $375. They do not lose their position on the waiting list and are allowed all privileges of active membership for the time period set forth — one summer season.
If a permanent membership should become available during the temporary membership, the temporary member is notified, at which time they may either:
- elect full permanent membership status. (They will not have to pay annual dues again for the same period, but will have to pay a redeemable stock fee and non refundable initiation fee.) or
- continue to enjoy the temporary membership for the current season and relinquish their position on the permanent membership waiting list.
Employees of Davidson College
Davidson College owns eight permanent memberships to The Swimming Hole, Inc. They maintain a protocol for using these memberships. Please contact the Davidson College Human Resources department for further information.