CURRENT SITUATION: The State Fire Marshal recently released Phase Two Guidelines for Swimming Pools. You can use the link below to view that file. You will note that congregate swimming is NOT allowed, but "controlled" swimming is allowed. The details of that distinction can be found by reviewing the state document. As some of you have pointed out, many clubs in BR violated the law in Phase 1, allowing swimming other than lap swimming. We suspect that other facilities in town will continue to make their own rules, ignore the governors order, and operate at their own discretion. However, as a company with operations across the state, SELA Aquatics (the owner of MPAC) is not interested in, or willing to, violate any state guidelines. We will follow all state guidelines.
OVER THE PAST MONTH: As a small business, our priority has been on recruiting lifeguards and training them over the past 30 days. As many of you know, the meat of our business is staffing large commercial pools across Louisiana, so that revenue took a top priority in MPACs ability to survive this closure.
MOVING FORWARD: Because Phase 2 only allows swimming with a designated crowd manager, our swim-at-own-risk and key swimming policy is no longer compliant with the law. MPAC will begin allowing Family Swim Time (with lifeguards on duty) starting next Tuesday June 16 from 3-7pm, Tuesday - Sunday. The club will remain closed on Mondays. Children under the age of 15 will require a parent/guardian with them at all times (in accordance with the state guidelines for pools). One lap lane will be available during Family Swim Time, but we are unable to offer swim-at-own-risk or key holder access at this time.
To bring in additional revenue and get us through the summer, MPAC will host a year-round swim team at the club. You may notice LG training or swim lessons in a lane or two during Family Swim Time.
MEMBERSHIP DUES: As of yesterday, three families had previously joined and paid dues to the club. All families were refunded earlier today, so you can expect to see that credit soon. If you wish to join the club with the new set-up, here are the details.
Single Membership: $150 Couple's Membership : $250 Family Membership: $350