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Pool Hours

The pool is open! Pool hours vary to accommodate swim team practices and home meets.  Please consult the pool hours posted on the website.

Member Number Required

The club has several families with the same or similar last names.  To ensure proper charging of guest fees and purchases, all members will be required to provide their last name and member number to sign-in at the front and make snack bar purchases.  Please make sure unaccompanied minors know this information before you drop them off.  Member number will NOT be given to unaccompanied minors; they will have to call home.

Your member number can also be found by logging into the member portal (upper right on the club home page).  Then go to the Statements page.

Pool Sign-In

Please note all members are required to sign-in by providing their name and member number  using the notebook provided at the front desk.  There will also be a place to indicate any guests in the notebook which will be charged to your account.

Pool Management

We are excited to welcome Trident Pool Group back to Barclay Downs this season to manage our pool and lifeguards.  In addition, Trident has hired an experienced pool manager for the season, Mason Stuart. Mason received his degree in Recreation Management and joins Barclay Downs to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment all summer long.

If you have any questions or concerns while you are at the pool, please first speak to the manager or assistant manager on duty, whose name will be posted at the front desk.  If the manager or assistant manager on duty is not able to resolve your question or concern, please email  This account will be monitored by Trident and the Barclay Downs Board.

Snack Bar Management

We are excited that Allison Buchy will be managing our snack bar again this season.  Allison is a member of the club and a teacher at Myers Park High School.  Allison and her husband, Phil, also own Legion Brewing.  The snack bar will provide additional menu options that we hope you will enjoy.  Allison will be working with our social chairs to develop special menu items for holidays.

If you have any questions or concerns while you are at the pool, please first speak to the staff on duty.  If the staff is not able to resolve your question or concern, please email  This account will be monitored by Allison and the board.

 Snack Bar Procedures

Snack bar purchases are “pay as you go” so please do NOT pre-pay or create a credit on your account.  There are two options for making purchases at the snack bar:

  • Present a credit/debit card at time of purchase.
  • Provide account number and member last name when a credit/debit card is on file. ACH (checking/saving account) that may have been added to account to pay annual dues is not valid at the snack bar.  Additional processing fees for credit/debit, that were assessed for annual dues, will not be assessed for snack bar purchases.
  • Cash will NOT be accepted.

Driving and Parking

Adhere to the neighborhood speed limit (which is 25 miles per hour).  Please discuss this issue with your teens and babysitters also. There are many children, walkers and bikers along the roads.  Parking is on the right side only of Sayre/Inverness as you approach the pool to allow for through traffic and emergency vehicles.  Thank you for your careful attention throughout the summer!

Diving Board
Swim Team

BD Swim Team Website

Practice Schedule:
School Day PM Practice Schedule: May 13-June 7
4:00-4:45 9 and up
4:45-5:30 7-8 year olds
5:30-6:00 6 and under
Regular Morning Practice: June 10-27
8:30-9:00 6 and under
9:00-9:45 7-8 year olds
9:45-10:30 9 and up

Important Dates:

  • Parent Meetings: May 13th at the beginning of each practice
  • Lap Test and Time Trials: May 23rd at 5:00
  • No Practice: May 27th
  • First Swim Meet: May 29th
  • No Practice: June 7th
  • Swim Team Party: 6-7:30pm June 10th
  • Swim Team Banquet: 5:30pm June 25th
  • All Star Meet @ MCAC: 6pm June 27th

Swim Meet Schedule Summer 2024
Wed. 5/29 BD@SP 6pmThu.  6/6  BWE@BD 6pmThurs. 6/13 BD@FXH 6pmSat. 6/15 BD vs PC & OP  8amMon. 6/17 CSRC@BD 6pmThu. 6/27 All-Star Meet at MCAC

We are excited to announce that Coach Doug Miller of Miller Swimming will be joining Barclay Downs as the WaterDogs Head Coach for the 2024 Season!
Doug grew up swimming his hometown of North Wales, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, and never stopped. He competed at North Penn High School, where he was a captain his senior year. He went on to swim at Division 1 University of Delaware for four years, where his team won the East Coast Conference Championship. Doug has coached a spectrum of athletes, from youth to high school, post-grad and masters swimmers. Through his coaching at Miller Swimming he coaches nationally ranked amateur and professional triathletes as well. Doug continues to compete in open water and masters events. He was the first person ever to swim the 28-mile distance of the Catawba River from Mt. Holly to Ft. Mill in 2018 and has consistently won or finished atop the field in national events. As a USA Swimming certified coach, he is a student of the sport and is dedicated to helping athletes reach their potential. He lives in Ballantyne with wife Debra, an administrator at the Fort Mill, SC school district. Their daughter, Evan, graduated from Ardrey Kell High School in 2020 and attends UNC-Wilmington, where she is a business major and member of the basketball team.  

Swim Team Volunteers

Swim meets require a large number of volunteers to make things run smoothly and quickly. Each parent is required to work AT LEAST one meet during the season. Parents who have children in the 6 and under age group ONLY do not have to work at a meet, but must volunteer at the end of season banquet or team breakfast. The volunteer registration link will be posted here soon.

Head Timer/Timers (10 per meet – head timer needed at home meets only)

Starter (starts races with air horn and announces events at home meets only, experience preferred)

Stroke & Turn Judge (2 per meet – evaluate swimmers’ strokes, starts, turns and finishes for disqualifications, stroke knowledge preferred, get a poolside chair at every meet)

Runner (takes timer sheets to scorer’s table)

Clerk of Course (2 per meet – arrange swimmers in lanes and heats, one for girls and one for boys)

Ribbon Writer (2 per meet – sit near scorer’s table and help with ribbons)

Hospitality (distribute water to volunteers at home meets only)

Meet Set Up (assist with setup at home meets only, need to arrive 30 minutes prior to warm-ups)

Swim Lessons

Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club does not provide swim lessons.  The club does allow several instructors to give lessons at our pool.  Please reach out to the contacts below for availability and pricing.

For children’s swim lessons, please contact Julie Crenshaw at or Tucker Soltesz at

Masters Swimming is a guided practice for adults looking to improve swim skills and fitness. Please Miller Swimming for availability and pricing at either

Join Remind for Notifications

To ensure swift and timely communication, members should register for Remind based on their LAST NAME to receive pool closure notifications, important announcements and general reminders.

Group 1: A – I

Group 2: J – R

Group 3: S – Z

    Guest Policies

    • All guests must be accompanied by a member.
    • All guests must sign in upon entering the pool area; guests under the age of 18 must give emergency contact information.
    • Out-of-town guests (out of Mecklenburg County) may be brought at any time at no fee.
    • Local guests may be brought during weekdays for a fee of $2.00 per guest.
    • Local guests may be brought on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays for a fee of $4.00 per guest.
    • Any in-town resident will be allowed to be a guest at the pool no more than ten times during a
    • Each member family is limited to 5 guests per day. Six or more guests may be deemed an
    unscheduled party, which could result in denied use of facilities at management discretion. Any
    household that wishes to bring more than the allowed number of guests needs to register for a
    party through the Pool Management Company.

    Unaccompanied Minors

    Children must be 10 years old and responsible swimmers to be dropped off at the pool. Please ensure the parent’s cell phone information is accurate in the member portal in case the staff needs to contact you.  This can be edited on the My Account page after you log in.

    Also, ensure your child is aware of the club rules ( and respects the lifeguards on duty.  Any member not obeying the rules will be discipled by pool management using the following protocol:

    • First offense: verbal warning, potential “benching” for a specified time period.
    • Second offense: expelled from the pool for the remainder of the day and parent will be contacted.
    • Third offense: expelled from the pool for one week and parent will be contacted.
    • Fourth and Final offense: expelled from the pool for remainder of the season and parent will be contacted.

    Any non-member not obeying the rules will be asked by pool management to leave immediately.

    Pool Parties

    In order to best accommodate everyone, please remember the following:

    • All parties must be booked directly through Trident Pool Group. Click here to book.
    • All parties must be pre-approved and registered at least 7 days in advance with pool management.
    • Parties will be limited to a maximum number of 25 swimmers, including members and nonmembers. Guest fees apply to non-members. Parents or guardians may accompany swimmers
    within reason and at the discretion of pool management.
    • Parties are limited to a maximum of three hours in duration.
    • Party reservations are on a first come, first served basis.
    • Only one party permitted at a time.
    • Parties may be limited or denied based on availability of lifeguards.
    • If an extra lifeguard is required for the party, the party host will pay the additional expense.
    • The host must be present during the full hours of the party.


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