2021 Season

The 2021 swim season is over! Thanks to all the members for a great year.

We'll see you in the spring!

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about orchard hills athletic club

  • Non-Profit

    OHAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization in northeast Ann Arbor with two community pools, dedicated to providing a diversity of swimming instruction opportunities for children and adults in a supportive community setting.

  • Community

    Community is the heart of OHAC! Everyone is welcome at our many community events, including social events, rentals, swim team, parties, and unforgettable memories. It’s the place to be this summer!

  • Pools

    We have two outdoor heated pools, a diving board, a water slide, private & group swimming lessons, swim/dive/synchro teams, master's swim, water polo, lap swim, social events, potlucks, parties and summer fun! Learn more on our About Us page. 

Teams & Classes at OHAC

In most years, we offer a variety of classes, programs, and teams, including: 

Swim Team 

Dive Team

Synchronized Swimming

Swim Lessons

Masters Swimming

Water Polo

*Note that not all of these programs will be offered in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAQs

2021 Season

As with 2020, OHAC and Dolfin pools will be operating differently from previous years to accommodate county, state and CDC guidelines and regulations. A complete list of operating protocols will be added soon.

Have questions about booking an open swim reservation, pool party or membership? Our How-To Guide can help!

What is OHAC?

Orchard Hills Athletic Club (OHAC) was established over 50 years ago as a community pool on the Northeast side of Ann Arbor. We have two pools, OHAC Pool (2300 Yorktown Drive) and Dolfin Pool (2050 Prairie St). We offer extensive youth water sport instruction (competitive swim and dive teams, synchronized swim, water polo, group swim lessons) and adult swim activities (water aerobics and masters' swim lessons) that are open to the community at large.  Membership in the pools provides additional access to the pools for open swim and private parties, private swim lessons, organized social events, and discounts on club activity fees. Membership also supports the mission and sustainability of the pools. We are a not-for-profit organization 501c(3) run by community volunteers.

When is OHAC open?

From June 11th-Labor Day, OHAC is open from 12PM-9PM, 7 days a week. Lap swimming will be offered on weekdays from 6PM-7PM.

Due to COVID restrictions, all members must book open swim slots in advance.

When is Dolfin open?

From May 29th-June 10th, Dolfin Pool (2050 Prairie Street) is open on weekends only from 12PM-8PM.

From June 11th-Labor Day, Dolfin is open from 3PM-9PM on weekdays and 12pm-8pm on weekends. Lap swimming is available on weekdays from 6:45am to 8:45am and M,T,Th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Due to COVID restrictions, all members must book open swim slots in advance.

Membership FAQs

How are membership rates determined? The OHAC board approves an annual budget.  Through this process, we factor in the fixed costs of operating and maintaining the pools, labor cost of staffing the pools, historical membership levels, and the prices of competing pools. By members agreeing to volunteer, OHAC is able to keep the costs of running two pools as low as possible. 

Who can be on my family membership? Immediate family members in your household and caregiver if applicable (see below).

Can my caregiver be included in my family membership? If you have a caregiver for the summer, they are welcome to bring your children as your surrogate. Please include their name along with your family membership application. 

Can I get a discount for when I go on vacation? No, It would be very difficult to give everyone vacation discounts. In 2021 we are offering a ½ season membership from July 15th to end of season.

Can I just pay for the days I use the pool? We are a historically membership driven organization and due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had to discontinue the punch card option and guest passes for the 2021 season. 

If I purchase an individual membership, can I go to the pool with my child? Individual memberships are for those 12 and up. Only members are allowed entry in 2021, so if you plan on visiting the pool with your teenager we recommend a two-person household or full family membership.

Do I have to purchase a family membership if my spouse or I do not swim/go to the pool? If you have more than one child it is more economical to purchase a family membership. Family memberships are not priced by number of family members or how often individual members go to the pool. Those factors would be impossible for OHAC to manage. 

Can my child join the swim/dive teams if we are not members? We are in the process of determining the swim team capacity and logistics for 2021. More information to follow in May.

Who qualifies for a two-person household membership? This is formerly the adult couple membership, but we wanted to broaden it to include any household type limited to two people ages 12 and up. This is not intended for a household with more than two people but only two household members that want to join.

Having trouble purchasing a membership online? Our troubleshooting guide may help. If you still have questions, please email membership@ohacpool.org

How do guest fees work?

Apologies, we are not allowing guests in 2021.

Under what weather conditions does the pool close?

The pools will be closed during thunderstorms.  The pool will reopen 20 minutes after the last incident of thunder or lightning.  The pools will also be closed if the weather is too cold (less than 60 degrees). Weather decisions are always at the discretion of pool management.  Feel free to call the pools to check whether or not they are open if the weather seems questionable.

How does volunteering at OHAC work?

Our community runs on volunteers! When you buy a membership, we ask that you or someone in your membership household agree to volunteer at least 3 hours during the pool season.

You can choose how and when you volunteer each season. We usually reach out via email to members with volunteering opportunities.

If you prefer not to volunteer, you can choose to pay an additional $60 when you purchase your membership to opt out. We also do not require our members 60+ years old to volunteer (although many of them do!).

If you have any questions, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at cynthia@ohacpool.org.