2018 Pool Hours 

Opening day at the Recreation Club of Lochmere is traditionally Mothers' Day.  While Wake County traditional schools are in session, we operate on a modified schedule.  Once school is out for the summer, we are open for you to swim, relax, and enjoy time with your friends from early morning through the evening.  Our operating schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Pre-Season Hours (5/13-6/8)

Day Lap Pool Main Pool Highlands Pool
Mondays-Thursdays 2-7PM 4-7PM Closed
Fridays 2-8PM

4-8PM (5/18 & 5/25)

4- 9PM (6/1&6/8)

Saturdays 10AM-8PM

11AM-8PM (5/19 & 5/26)


opens Memorial Day Weekend
Sundays 12 Noon -7PM 12 Noon-7PM opens Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Day Lap Pool Main Pool Highlands Pool
Friday (May 25) 2-8PM 4-9PM Closed
Saturday(May 26) 10AM-8PM 11AM-9PM 12Noon-8PM
Sunday (May 27) 12 Noon-8PM 12Noon-8PM 12Noon-8PM
Monday (May 28) 10AM-7PM 11AM-7PM 12 Noon-7PM

  In-Season Hours (6/9-8/26)

Day Lap Pool Main Pool Highlands Pool

**6AM – 8AM (ends on 8-10) &


11AM-8PM 12 Noon-8PM

**6AM – 8AM (ends on 8-10) &


11AM-9PM 12 Noon-8PM
Saturdays 10AM-8PM 11AM-9PM 12Noon-8PM
Sundays 12 Noon -8PM 12 Noon-8PM 12 Noon-8PM


(1) On Tuesday, June 5, the Main Pool will be open for Swim Team Time Trials only.

(2)We have 3 home swim meets during the season.  On June 12, July 3, and July 10, the Lochwood Main Pool will close to the general membership at 3:50 PM to allow for set-up and running of the meet.  On those 3 evenings the Lap Pool and the Highlands Pool are open for your enjoyment.  No Swim Team members will be allowed to use those pools during that time.  Inclement weather make-up dates are the next day.

(3) During afternoon (4:30-7:00 PM) swim team practice (May 22-July 19), Main Pool shallow end and diving well are open for all residents. During peak attendance, lanes 9&10 will be available for lap swimming as needed.  The Lap Pool and Highlands Pool are also available during that time.

(4) All Pools close at 6:00 PM on July 4.

(5) Early Morning Lap Swim is for Lochmere residents 18 & older. No guests are allowed.  Residents are required to sign in upon entering the facility.  Early Morning Lap Swim ends on August 10.

Post-Season Hours (8/27-9/9)

Day Lap Pool Main Pool

Highlands Pool

(Closes 9/3)

Mondays-Thursdays Closed 4-7PM Closed
Fridays Closed 4-8PM Closed
Saturdays 10AM-8PM 11AM-8PM 12-8P
Sundays 12 Noon-7PM 12 Noon-7PM 12-7P

Labor Day Weekend Hours (9/01, 9/02, 9/03)

Day Lap Pool Main Pool Highlands Pool
Saturday (September 1) 10AM-8PM 11AM-8PM 12Noon-8PM
Sunday(September 2) 12 Noon-8PM 12Noon-8PM 12Noon-8PM
Monday (September 3) 11AM-7PM 11AM-7PM 12 Noon-7PM

(Lochwood Pool Will Be Open

9/15, 9/16, 9/22 & 9/23, 9/29, 9/30)

Day Lap Pool Main Pool Highlands Pool
Mondays-Fridays Closed Closed Closed

Saturday(September 15, 22, 29)

Closed 11AM-8PM Closed

Sunday(September 16, 23, 30)

Closed 12Noon-7PM Closed


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2018 Summer Season

Time spent around our pools is a fun time for all Lochmere residents.  To make sure that everyone is safe, Lochmere offers a variety of swim lessons.  For those really little ones who can't walk by themselves, we offer complimentary classes on Fathers' Day.  As they become toddlers, residents have the opportunity to enroll their children group lessons.  As they become more proficient and want to be a member of the swim team or just improve their strokes, instructors are available to ensure that children receive proper training.

This is a great opportunity for grandparents to have their grandchildren learn to swim also.  Grandchildren are allowed to take lessons at Lochmere.  However, the resident grandparent must be at the pool for the entire swim lesson.  Lessons are not available to non-residents.


This level of class is for children under the age of 2 and their parents. Parents must attend and participate. The class emphasizes skills, games, and fun in the water. It develops a child’s comfort level in and around the water. No previous experience is necessary.   A swimming diaper and rubber pants are required by any infant/child not toilet trained.

This class is offered on a complimentary basis during the season.  This year's class will be to celebrate Father's Day on Saturday, June 16, at 11AM at the Lochwood Lap Pool.  All dads (and granddads) are invited to help teach their little ones water safety.




Group lessons are ideal for new swimmers who are very often timid.  They learn quickly when they are in a group of their peers.  Group lessons are scheduled June and July.  All classes are held at the Lochwood facility.   The cost for each session is $40 per student.

The following is a description of each level offered.

Water Orientation Level:

This level of class is for children who are at least 2 years old and need to be able to walk by themselves and be able to communicate with the instructor. At this level the child becomes comfortable with putting his/her face in the water and is introduced to underwater exploration. He/she also learns about proper water entry and exit.

Beginner Level:

Students in this class will be taught skills ranging from breath control (blowing bubbles and rhythmic breathing), front and back float and front and back kicking with support.


This class is intended to prepare swimmers for participation on a competitive swim team. However, completion of the class does not guarantee placement on the Lochmere Swim Team. The students work on refining Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. If the class progresses, Butterfly will be introduced.

When in doubt, children will be placed in the appropriate level class as determined by the instructor.

For times and dates and to sign up, please visit HERE.

Mini-Monster Academy

The Lochmere Swim Team is proud to once again offer the Lochmere Mini- Monster Swim Academy.

This program is geared towards our littlest Lochmere residents who are interested in possibly being a member of the Lochmere Swim Team next year.  It is intended for children ages 4-6 (as of June 1, 2018). 

In order to qualify for the class, swimmers must be able to swim and breathe unassisted for 10 feet. Instruction will focus on basic stroke and kicking technique for freestyle and backstroke.

Participation in this clinic does not guarantee that a swimmer will be ready to join the swim team.

All registration forms must be submitted to Program Manager, Gail Lewis, no later than the Thursday before the start of the clinic.


Does your child want to learn how to swim better?  Are you looking to perfect your own strokes?

Lochmere offers private swim lessons to residents (grandchildren are included).

We currently have 7 certified instructors.   Our instructors are:

  • Mark Albert
  • Brandon Dyck 
  • Caleb Gardner  
  • Carly Haugh
  • Tom Hubbard
  • KaLa Keaton
  • Austin Purvis
  • Tyler Silver 
  • Alexandra VanDorsten

Only Lochmere certified instructors can teach lessons at Lochmere.

It’s easy to sign up for lessons starting in June.

  • For June lessons, please visit HERE.

Please note, once you sign-up, you will be contacted by an instructor to set up a specific time.  PLEASE ALLOW 72 HOURS FOR SOMEONE TO CONTACT YOU.

The cost is $20 per 1/2 hour.  Checks should be made payable to Lochmere Swim Team.

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 All questions should be directed to Gail Lewis, Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The pools are an HOA-owned amenity serving the social and recreational needs of all Lochmere residents.  The facilities are for the use of the residents and their guests.  All residents are responsible for knowing and abiding by the policies set forth by the Recreation Club Committee and approved by the HOA Board of Directors. 

Homeowners must notify Lochmere Association in writing of any tenants who need access to the facilities. Emails should be directed to Andy Siouville, Lochmere's Community Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Please note that homeowners forfeit access to the facilities when they designate usage to their tenants.

Please read and become familiar with the following 4 guidelines for pool usage:

Pool Rules

Diving & Slide Rules

Pool Guest Rules

Inclement Weather Policy

        LAP POOL

The Lap Pool has four roped off lanes for swimming, water running or some form of Aquatic exercise. Three lanes are designated for Adults Only. One lane is a Junior (JR) lane. The JR lane is for non-adults ages 12-18 to swim laps. The Junior Lane is on the far right of the lap pool, closest to the shallow area.  The Junior Lane is also assigned to Lochmere Swim Instructors to teach swim lessons.  Juniors 11 and under must have an adult present with them (either at pool edge or in the water) when they are using the JR lane. If all 3 of the adult lanes are being used by adults and another adult needs a lane then the JR lane will become an adult lane.


Seating is not guaranteed during peak hours of operation, such as weekends in June and July. During peak times furniture usage may be restricted to adults. Residents are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own chairs to the pool. Furniture is not allowed in water and cannot be used to build forts.