DHARA 2023 Membership Dues are due March 15, 2023

Dear fellow DHARA Members,

We’re very excited to start the 2023 pool year! The board has lots of fun activities planned for members of all ages and we hope this will be our best season yet!

For 2023, membership dues were approved at $1,026 for regular members and $480 for emeritus members.

Please click here to find the 2023 bill with payment instructions. Payments are due by March 15 and any late payments will be assessed a late fee.  Details can be found in the 2023 bill you received or at the link above.

As we’ve mentioned over the past few years, to avoid the administrative burden associated with handling paper checks, we strongly encourage all members to pay membership dues via our online portal at www.dominonhills.org. If you’ve forgotten your username or password – or don’t know it – use the reset password feature (small link under the login button). Just use an email address associated with your DHARA account, and if a matching account is found, a reset link will be emailed to the address you entered. Once logged in, you are able to pay your bill – as well as purchase guest credits and more.

If absolutely necessary, you may pay by check and the dues amount will be the same. Please make the check out to Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association and send it with your membership # in the memo line to: Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association, P.O. Box 5643, Arlington, VA 22205.

Please feel free to contact the board with any questions at info@dominionhills.org.


All the best,

Your DH Board


DH Email issues are resolved

We’re happy to report that the email issues we were having are now resolved. If you sent anything to membership@dominionhills.org between Jan 30 and today, please resend your message and we’ll address it.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Cheers all
– The BOD

Email issues – 2.8.23

We’ve been made aware that some of our dominionhills.org emails are not going through, including those to membership@dominionhills.org. We identified that the issue started on Jan 30 after a platform update at our domain hosting provider, and a manual update is required to be done with our website hosting company. We’re working to get the update done as quickly as possible but there may be delays in receiving your emails for another 24-36 hours.

We know that this can be frustrating so please bear with us, as our crack IT team is working “24/7” to get this fixed!!  Once email service is restored, we’ll reach out again and let you know.

Cheers all
– The BOD

The 67th DHARA Annual Meeting is HERE!

Hello fellow members, and Happy New Year!

We can’t believe it’s already 2023 and time once again for the DHARA Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s excellent meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 7 pm, and given the boost to attendance, convenience, and popular demand, we’ll host the meeting virtually again. You can find the Zoom link here, and you’ll need to login to access the link. The agenda includes meeting the excellent candidates for the Board, hearing the results of the Board election, reviewing our finances and 2023 budget, and sharing excellent updates on the Board’s and DHARA’s activities. See the meeting agenda for the full list of excellent topics and please reach out if you’d like to have any excellent ideas considered for discussion.

Vote HERE! (Login required)

Zoom Link (Login required)

Make a Difference – Join the DH Board!

DHARA Members,

This summer the pool took a huge leap forward to normalcy and summer fun! We reenergized through movie nights, kids nights, ice cream socials, holiday picnics, and swim and dive meets (Go Thunder Ducks)! We were also able to introduce new fun to the pool. The Quack Shack was a huge success and led to a national shortage of Choco Tacos. The first annual Luau was a smash hit, followed by another tremendous Oktoberfest dinner. Music rocked the pool. Parking lot lines and grimy walls were painted. Towel hooks adorned fences. Many of these ideas were introduced through member participation and volunteerism. While there are many ways to contribute to the pool, one great way to volunteer and effect change is to join the board!

If you are interested in getting more involved at DH and have a desire to help with the decision-making processes that enable the fun, safe, and memorable experiences to happen for our members, now is your chance.

The DHARA Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates to stand for election as a member of the Board of Directors for the next 3 years. Any interested member should send their expression of interest with a photo and short biography to Dave Messman at dmessman@hotmail.com or Matt Bachrack at matt.bachrack@gmail.com no later than close of business December 17, 2022.

Expectations include:

  • 3 years of service
  • Attendance at all monthly board meetings
  • Leadership of one committee and membership in another are minimum expectations, and time commitment to these committees
  • Responsive to all membership inquiries and comments
  • Understand the safety and financial implications of major decisions that impact the membership


The full membership will have the opportunity to vote for candidates in the new year, leading up to the Annual Membership Meeting on February 1, 2023.

DH Winter Swim is HERE!



Hello!! It’s that time of year again when we get our most enthusiastic swimmers in the pool so they can continue training throughout the winter. For 2022/2023 Lindsay and her Winter Swim team will coach lap swimmers for 1 hour per week from October to April.  At this time, we cannot offer the tank learn to swim program, but please email dhwinterswim@gmail.com to add your tank swimmers to a wait list. If more lifeguards become available, we will reach out to those on the list.  


  • Where:   W&L swimming pool
  • When:   Sunday evenings from 5 pm – 6 pm, beginning Sunday, October 23 – April 30th (with breaks for holidays, see full schedule below).  
  • Cost:   $450 per swimmer

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters of freestyle and backstroke without stopping to participate. This is at the coach’s discretion.  If your swimmer signs up and they cannot comfortably swim across the pool, the program cost will be refunded.

Equipment needed: 

Long Swim Fins – Long fins are incredibly beneficial for stroke development. Please visit Sport Fair on Langston Blvd to purchase. You can also purchase them online at swimoutlet.com using the link below

If you have any questions about the program, please email coach Lindsay Cronin at dhwinterswim@gmail.com

SPACE IS LIMITED: For the safety of our swimmers, cut-offs will be in place for various age groups/ability levels. No refunds will for missed classes, inclement weather, or emergency closure of the facility.

We’re looking forward to getting swimmers in the water and, having a safe, enjoyable, and productive winter session!


  • Oct:  23, 30
  • Nov:  6, 13, 20 (no class on Nov 27)
  • Dec:  4, 11 (no class on Dec 18, 25)
  • Jan:  (no class on Jan. 1) 8, (no class on Jan15), 22, 29
  • Feb:  5, (no class on Feb 12, 19), 29
  • March:   5, 12, 19, 26
  • April:  (no class on 2, 9) 16  23, 30

Please use the form HERE to register your swimmer for the DH Winter Swim program. Sign up each of your swimmers individually and, you must be logged in to register.

July Board Meeting – July 7 at 7:30pm

Due to a plethora of schedule conflicts, the July board meeting has been moved up to the 7th from the 14th and will start at the usual time of 7:30 pm ET

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

July 7, 2022

Via Microsoft Teams/In Person

  • 7:30                 Call to Order
  • 7:35                 Approval of June 9 Meeting Minutes
  • 7:40                 Confirm Executive Committee Actions
  • 7:45                 Membership Recorder’s Report
  • 7:50                 Financial Report
  • 8:20                 Manager’s Report
  • 8:30                 Updates
    • Water Sports
    • Long Term Planning
    • Idea Portal Review
    • Facilities and Construction Committee
    • Member Events/Social Activities
    • Insurance & Contracts
    • Inscoe Update
    • Grounds and Landscape
  • 9:30                 Adjournment


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

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Check our our NEW newsletter!

This Week at DH: June 19 – June 25 

Introducing our new weekly e-newsletter to keep you apprised of the upcoming week’s schedule, activities, reminders and updates.
Daily Operating Hours

Click Here for the full DH calendar

Upcoming Special Events

Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for more details regarding the following special events:
Wednesday, June 22:  Kids Night
Monday, July 4:  4th of July BBQ
Saturday, July 9:  Movie Night
Saturday, July 16:  Adult Dinner – Luau Theme!!

Reminders / Updates / Miscellaneous


More fun with Paint!
John and his team have started work re-painting the lines in the parking lot. This should greatly increase our ability to pack in cars during hot summer days and Thunder Duck swim and dive meets!

Which leads us to…Idea Portal
The board appreciates all the suggestions submitted to the Idea Portal to date.  Please know that while we have not been able to respond to each idea individually, the board does review them on a regular basis to determine which ones can be addressed immediately vs. those to be considered in the context of the pool’s long-term planning process.  Additionally, we will try to answer frequently asked questions to provide any helpful background as it may pertain to specific suggestions or ideas.

The Wall Got a Facelift

Check out the newly painted wall at DH!!

Thanks For a Great Memorial Day!!

WOW!!  What a fantastic Memorial Day at DH ! I’ve never felt a vibe like that at DH before, it was amazing! Check a few pics and videos!