Announcements

2018 STAFFING
If you are interested in staffing for the 2018 season, please note that applications are available online at www.barrancapool.com/employment.  The deadlines for applying are November 19th for manager and assistant manager and December 10th for lifeguards and basketroom attendants. These deadlines are firm.

FALL NEWSLETTER & ANNUAL MEETING
Look for your Fall Newsletter in the mail in mid-October. News for the upcoming season, 2018 assessment information,  and any policy changes will be listed. There will be a ballot for upcoming open board positions. Please take the time to vote and return the ballot. The pool’s annual meeting is Monday, November 6, 2017.

Final Weekend & Closing Work Party

This Labor Day weekend is the final weekend of the 2018 season.  The pool will close for the season on  Monday September 4th at 2:00pm.

The pool closing work party will be Saturday, September 9th from 8:00am–12:00pm.
Please consider coming to work to close the pool. If you have not earned your $45 work deposit, this is another opportunity to do so. Please note that children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by a working parent. Helpful items to bring include sturdy work gloves and tools such as crescent wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. We hope to see you there! This is our pool, and your contributions are greatly needed and appreciated.

BMPA IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTS AND CHANGES IN POOL OPERATING HOURS

CHANGES IN POOL OPERATING HOURS

Los Alamos Public Schools start classes on Thursday. With the start of school, there will be changes in the operating hours of the pool.

OPERATING SCHEDULE STARTING THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th

Morning Lap Swim
(Lap Swimming ONLY)
Lunchtime Lap Swim
(Lap Swimming ONLY)
Afternoon/Evening Hours
Thu, August 17 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. CLOSED 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Fri, August 18 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. CLOSED 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sat, August 19 NORMAL SATURDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun, August 20 NORMAL SUNDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mon, August 21 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Tues, August 22 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Wed, August 23 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thu, August 24 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Fri, August 25 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sat, August 26 NORMAL SATURDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun, August 27 NORMAL SUNDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mon, August 28 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Tues, August 29 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Wed, August 30 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Thurs, August 31 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Fri, September 1 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. CLOSED 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sat, September 2 NORMAL SATURDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun, September 3 NORMAL SUNDAY HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mon, September 4 LABOR DAY/CLOSING DAY   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In general, there is morning lap swimming and afternoon lap swimming. There are a few days with slight time changes, so please read the above schedule carefully!

Starting Monday, August 21st, the county guards will be assisting our staff during the latter part of morning lap swimming and during the lunchtime lap swim times. Lap swimming in the morning from 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. is for BMPA members/renters only. From 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m., BMPA and LWAC lap swimmers (with annual passes) may use our pool for morning lap swimming. Lunchtime lap swim times are for both BMPA members/renters and LWAC lap swimmers (with annual passes). The afternoon/evening hours (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) are for BMPA members/renters only.

We are working on staffing for Friday, Sept. 1st. If you are a regular lap swimmer, please look for any changes for that day posted at the pool.

CLOSING PARTY

The pool closing party will be Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please consider coming to work to close the pool. If you have not earned your $45 work deposit, this is another opportunity to do so. Please note that children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by a working parent. Helpful items to bring include sturdy work gloves and tools such as crescent wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. We hope to see you there! This is our pool, and your contributions are greatly needed and appreciated.

BOARD OPENING

There is an upcoming opening to the BMPA Board of Directors. Diane Tompkins, has finished her term in Membership and is stepping down. If you have any interest in serving on the board of directors, please contact Armand Groffman, BMPA President at president2017@barrancapool.com or Brigit Jansen, BMPA Vice-President, at vicepresident2017@barrancapool.com.

2018 STAFFING

If you are interested in staffing for the 2018 season, please note that applications are typically due in November for management positions and mid-December for all other positions.

 

July 4th Party

4th of July Schedule
9:00-10:00- Lap Swimming ONLY
10:00- Open Swim
~11:00- Lunch will start being served
11:30- Coin Toss
12:30- Soda Dive
1:00- Diving Board Contests
– Cannon Ball
– Belly Flop
– Freestyle
2:30- Pie Eating Contest
4:00- Closed for the day (Regular hours begin again 7/5)
*Times subject to be changed due to weather

4th of July Lunch Menu
We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch!
Hamburgers- $4.00
Hot Dogs- $3.00
Each meal will come with lemonade, chips, and fruit.

4th of July –  Grill Duty – Help Wanted
We need a few adults to grill hot dogs and hamburgers for us on the 4th. You can earn your $45 work deposit for your efforts!!  If you are interested please see the manager, Anna Tompkins, or the assistant manager, Will Carter. Please note that you can only earn one $45 work credit per family/membership per season.

Swim Lessons – Session 2

Session 2 of swim lessons runs Monday July 3-Friday, July 15.  Sign up for the second session began Monday, June 26th.

Class Size/Limits:  In order to provide a productive learning environment and with safety in mind, we will be limiting class sizes for swim lessons. Please sign up early to get the class you want at your preferred time slot. After one time slot fills, students will be registered in an earlier or later class.

You can sign up for swim lessons up through and including the start date of lessons. However, in order to adequately schedule staff, the decision of whether a class “goes” (meaning there are a minimum number of students in a class), will be Saturday, July 1st at 7:00 p.m. (for Session 2) and Saturday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. (for Session 3). Therefore, we urge you to sign up early if you are interested in swim lessons. After Saturday evening you can still sign up for lessons, but only for classes with sufficient enrollment.

Aqua Zumba & Water Aerobics

AQUA ZUMBA – New reduced price for members
 We’ve been able to reduce the price of the Aqua Zumba sessions for BMPA members and renters only. All guests (of members) and people from the community will still be charged $5 per person.  Annie Trujillo-Garcia teaches Aqua Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

WATER AEROBICS – Free for members
Mary Ann Stroud is teaching water aerobics on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:00p.m.-6:45 p.m. Members are free while guests are $5 per person.

Pool Maintenance Closure June 21-22

The pool will be closed for maintenance starting Wednesday June 21st at 11:00am.  It will reopen Thursday afternoon June 22nd at approximately 2:00-3:00pm

The new heater is installed and the associated piping has been reconfigured. However, the new configuration has forced the need for an additional valve to regulate the water and create the appropriate balance of pressure for the water flow between the pool and the maintenance pits that filter and regulate the water. Jorg Jansen, our house manager, does an outstanding job maintaining the pool. He feels we need to have this valve installed asap. Unfortunately this will result in a pool closure.

Weds. June 21
Open for lap swimming from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Swim Lessons 9:00-10:30, as scheduled
Swim Team 10:00-10:45, as scheduled
Pool closed for day after 11:00 a.m.
May use EAST PARK POOL after 11:00 a.m.
Evening Swim Lessons Cancelled

Thurs. June 22
Pool closed until the afternoon approx. 2:00-3:00
Morning swim lessons cancelled
Evening swim lessons, as scheduled
PLEASE CHECK for opening time by calling pool or Facebook page.
May use EAST PARK POOL

Schedule Update June 3rd-9th

As mentioned in the email and post earlier this week, we had a new heater installed. As part of the purchase and warranty, the heater manufacturer came out to inspect the installation. The manufacturer’s representative was dissatisfied with how the contractor installed all the associated piping. In order for us to maintain our warranty, the contractor must return and work on reconfiguring some of the piping/plumbing work associated with the heater. Obviously, it is crucial that we maintain the warranty on such a large and important investment to the pool association. Unfortunately, we did not learn about this until yesterday. Jorg Jansen, our house manager, has been working very hard to schedule this work and get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible while minimizing the amount of time the pool must be closed.  Therefore, the schedule for next week is as follows:

SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd Open for the Season at 9:00 a.m.              (note earlier opening)
SUNDAY, JUNE 4th regular hours
MONDAY, JUNE 5th Open for lap swimming from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ONLY
Pool closed for day after 8:00 a.m.
May use EAST PARK POOL after 8:00 a.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 6th Pool closed for the day
May use EAST PARK POOL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th Regular schedule
THURSDAY, JUNE 8th Regular schedule
FRIDAY, JUNE 9th Regular schedule

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons will run the week of June 12th as originally scheduled. Due to the pool closure on Mon-Tues, we will start sign-up for swim lessons on Saturday, June 3rd.

Class Size/Limits:  In order to provide a productive learning environment and with safety in mind, we will be limiting class sizes for swim lessons. Please sign up early to get the class you want at your preferred time slot. After one time slot fills, students will be registered in an earlier or later class.

You can sign up for swim lessons up through and including the start date of lessons. However, in order to adequately schedule staff, the decision of whether a class “goes” (meaning there are a minimum number of students in a class), will be Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. Therefore, we urge you to sign up early if you are interested in swim lessons. After Saturday evening you can still sign up for lessons, but only for classes with sufficient enrollment.