All of us in the DH community are doing our best to manage through the COVID-19 crisis. This page aggregates all the information the DHARA board has released so members can stay as up to date as possible. Additional updates will be posted as we have new information to share.

See our check-in procedures video below.

Thank you for all of your patience and understanding in this time of crisis, and if you have specific questions, contact the board at

Be well – DHARA Board

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Signup Links for Week of Sept 20 PLUS Sunday Sept 27

Here are the reservation links for the week of Sept. 20-26 AND Sunday, Sept 27. It's our last week of 2020, so get a dip in while you can!
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Updates & Signup Links, Aug. 26

Here are the SignupGenius reservation links for Aug 30 - Sept 5. PRemember this summer guests are not allowed, and members of different households cannot share the same family swim reservation.
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Reservations and updates for the week of July 26

Signups go live Thursday evenings, before each new week begins on Sunday. Also check out our new lap swim option - Buddy in Your Lane
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Tips for Using Signup Genius

We wanted to clarify a few items with the new SignUp Genius system we started using for Family Swim reservations. Please read the post here or see the email sent out on July 19.
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COVID-19 Phase 3 – July 12 Pool Update

After reviewing our attendance by families at the pool since Phase 3 started we’ll be making some adjustments to our available family time reservation slots so people can enjoy more pool time.
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COVID-19 Phase 3 Pool Updates – June 25

Earlier this week, Governor Northam announced that every region of the Commonwealth is expected to move to Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1. Likewise, we’re pleased to report our pool will begin our Phase 3 Procedures on July 1.
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Phase 2 Updates for Lap Swim & More (June 21)

We will continue to update our pool guidelines related to COVID as the summer progresses and state guidance changes. We appreciate your patience!
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Phase 2 Update on More Options for Members (June 17)

Thank you again for your patience as we continue to work to expand the services of the pool as far as state guidelines will allow. We are happy to announce some positive changes based on the recently enacted Phase 2 from the state.
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DHARA COVID-19 & Pool Updates

We're excited to announce additional adjustments to our current Phase 1 lap swimming rules and updates on DHARA Phase 2 Planning.
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Pool Update – June 8

The pool opened successfully for lap swimming on Saturday, June 6. Based on how the first two days went with our new COVID-19 Phase 1 procedures, along with the availability of swim slots, we are making some adjustments. Effective Monday, June 8, lap swimming is now allowed for age 12 and up (vs. 15). Also, members can reserve up to 6 slots per membership each week (vs. 3).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.