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Opening Update – June 2

Today, we are announcing that we are reopening for lap swimming on June 6 — ahead of our June 13 target date. After logging into the website, members can now register for lap swimming for the first week.

COVID-19 Update – May 30, 2020

DHARA Members,

Thank you for your patience as we continue to diligently work toward opening the pool in a safe way and adhering to guidelines from the state and county. As mentioned in our previous update, DHARA has been in regular communication with more than 30 pools across Northern Virginia to collectively determine best practices and recommendations and lobby our state officials for the most balanced and safe guidelines for Phases 1, 2 and beyond. For now, however, we want to provide an update on our status as the region has now entered Phase 1.


We have posted an FAQ page for our community here. As we have additional information we will be be letting you all know. Please stay tuned as we are meeting multiple times weekly to determine how DHARA will open for 2020. Thank you all The DHARA Board.

DHARA COVID-19 Update – May 18, 2020

The Board has continued to meet to discuss DHARA’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. We continue to closely monitor news and guidance from the state and county with an eye towards opening in some capacity when it is safe and responsible to do so.

NVSL Swim Season News – 2020 Season Canceled

Unfortunately, there will not be a competitive summer swim season this year.  NVSL made the difficult decision that a summer season is not feasible. We are sad that the summer will not be spent at Monday night and Saturday morning meets cheering all our swimmers to personal bests.

DHARA COVID-19 Update – May 7, 2020

Dear DHARA Members,

As we continue navigating the COVID-19 crisis as a community, we wanted to update you on where we currently stand. We also ask for your patience and understanding as we make our way through this unprecedented time. This will not be a normal season. We won’t have answers for every question, and there’s much we don’t know at this point. We encourage you to work with us as we plan and adjust over the coming months.

DH Clean up – We want your help :-)

While our opening day is still an unknown, DH Needs your help to get our grounds looking fabulous for if and when we get there. There’s a lot to maintain and prep for the season and without our normal big clean up day, we’re asking for your help to get it all done.

Sign up for a time slot, each slot being on a Saturday or Sunday for no more than 6 people. We’ll assign work to keep families distanced and, ask that folks wear masks.

DHARA Board Meeting Agenda – April 23

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association – Regular Board Meeting Agenda – April 23, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, in order follow health and safety recommendations and maintain people/s health and safety, DHARA board meetings are being held via Zoom.

7:30 – Call to Order

DHARA – April 4 COVID-19 Update

Dear members,

The DHARA Board continues to closely monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary concerns continue to be the health and well-being of our members and employees. Any changes to the information listed below will be based on the guidelines and recommendations set out by Arlington County, the State of Virginia and the CDC. 

It has become clear that we are unable to open on May 9, and we’re unable at this time to provide a firm opening date for the pool. We are, however, continuing to go through our regular opening checklists and planning so that when that time comes, we are able to open as quickly as possible.

DHARA Board Meeting April 2

The DHARA Board will be meeting virtually, via Zoom, to ensure health and safety related to COVID-19 concerns. See what is planned for the agenda.