Covid-19 Guidelines

Covid-19 Guidelines

Make sure you drive by and see how clean and beautiful the pool is this year. The Management Team at BRA has worked diligently with our dedicated members this season to open Beechwood Pool. Thank you everyone who has fulfilled their volunteer hours and helped out in numerous ways to make this weekend happen. Everything looks fantastic! We are fully staffed. We have passed inspection with the Health Department and have an excellent plan in place to keep your family safe in a fun and welcoming environment in 2020.

There are a few things you can expect to be a little different from past seasons. We can all appreciate that COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives this season, but I think we could all use some fun this year at the pool!

We have been monitoring CDC and local authority guidelines since the onset of COVID-19. As always at Beechwood, SAFETY is our top priority. Here are some changes you can expect this year:

  1. Hand sanitizing station at entrance and Snack Shack.
  2. Increased sanitation time
  3. Lifeguard breaks for 20 minutes every hour of operation.
  4. Lane Lines
  5. Separation of Clean Seating. We have implemented a process for signing in/out pool chairs. Disinfectant solution and clean rags will be provided at the Chair Corral. Just clean it and put it back. Or kindly bring your own beach chair.
  6. Social Distancing – Per Phase 2 Guidelines, look for the Shiny Silver Shark Fins for suggested distance.
  7. Baby Pool is not currently open.
  8. No pool toys or noodles will be provided. It’s BYOT (Bring your own toys, masks, goggles, noodles, personal flotation devices. The lifeguards need to be able to see the bottom of the pool, so no opaque or large floats.
  9. Increased signage.
  10. Must shower prior to entry into pool.
  11. Shoes required in restrooms at all times.
  12. Please do not wear a mask in the pool.

Important Dates:

Saturday June 13th, 2020 – Pool Opens at 11:00 a.m We are updating our database. Everyone must complete a 2020 membership application. Come on by in the morning and get your paperwork completed and membership paid. That will give us time to answer any of your questions. Sign up for Swim Team

Monday, June 15th, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. Beechwood Sharks Swim Team’s Coach Deb is hosting New Swim Team Member Try Outs. Paid Membership Required in addition to swim team dues. Returning swimmers do NOT need to try out.

Don’t forget to ask about The Bee Byway!

We are looking forward to this Summer at Beechwood!

Amy Lydic
Amelia Avila
Deborah Levine
Claire Drummond
Bonnie Tobias
Kymberly Cardullo
Kelly Sheldon
Susan Macias
JoAnne Roberts

Beechwood 2020!
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Volunteer Opportunities

We are gearing up to get the pool ready for opening in June. These will be great opportunities to fulfill your volunteer hours. Use the Signup Genius link below to choose a date and time when you will volunteer to help out.

Saturday, May 16th, 10 am to 2 pm, we need volunteers to help paint the pump house, pressure wash the gate house, clean out the snack shack and office, clean the bathrooms, remove vines from the fence lines and weed whack around the perimeter. 

Friday, May 22nd, after 1 pm, and Saturday May 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will begin the process of draining and mucking the pool.

On both Saturdays, some will arrive as early as 8 am, if that works better for your family. 

Please bring cleaning supplies, lawn equipment, work gloves, and pruning shears.

Social distancing will be observed.

Sign Up!

Upcoming Season

The daffodils are ready to bloom and that means that summer is right around the corner! The Clubhouse has had a great off-season with an increase in rentals and we are looking forward to a great summer at Beechwood Pool! The first board meeting of 2020 has concluded and we have established new rates for the upcoming season with consideration of our operating costs.  A tremendous amount of time and work is necessary to open the pool and maintain the property year-round.  Our organization receives no funds from any HOA or community organization and is completely funded by membership fees and rental of the clubhouse.  The Board is comprised of volunteers and receive no compensation or profits. Our rates have remained the same as the last several years, but with an addition of a maintenance fee. This fee may be waived in exchange for approved volunteer hours as indicated. 

Standard Family: $350 (+$25 Maintenance fee or 10 hours volunteer)
Military, First Responder, or Law Enforcement: $330 (+$25 Maintenance fee or 10 hours volunteer)
2 Person Household: $300 (+$10 Maintenance fee or 5 hours volunteer)
Single: $200 (+$10 Maintenance fee or 5 hours volunteer)
Senior Citizens and Grandparents with Grandchildren: $320: (No addition maintenance fee, or volunteer hours required, but they are certainly welcomed)

Payment Plans
Members may now establish a payment plan of three or less payments, to be completed by 23 May 2020. Contact to set up payments.

Barter Contracts
BRA will also be offering membership in exchange for regular maintenance. Anyone who is interested in bartering skilled labor in exchange for membership is encouraged to complete a Barter Contract Application for review and approval by the board. These positions include but are not limited to Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, Treasurer, and Groundskeeper. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Amy Lydic for more information.

All returning members must complete a 2020 Membership Application and Rules Acknowledgement Form to update our records.  We’re always available to answer questions and look forward to seeing you throughout the swim season!
Meet the Board

Meet the Board

L to R, Co-Secretary, Bonnie Tobias; Treasurer, Kim Lunsford; President, Amy Lydic; JoAnn Roberts; Vice President and Web Administrator, Amelia Avila; Safety Advisor and Swim Team Coach, Deb Levine; Co-Secretary, Claire Drummond; Clubhouse Manager and Event Planner, Kelly Sheldon. Not pictured: Marketing Director, Susan Macias.

Early Bird Rates

We are now accepting payments for 2020 Memberships! You may download and complete the membership form, and mail with your payment to:

Beechwood Recreation Association
P.O. Box 2096
Newport News, VA 23609

 Alternatively, you may pay online (please include your payment receipt when you mail in the application form). 


New Hours for August!

Beginning August 1st, 2019

Our news hours include late nights on Wednesdays instead of Fridays, and opening at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays instead of 11:00 am. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming adult member parties!

Sundays: 1 pm – 8 pm
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 1 – 8 pm
Wednesdays: 12 pm – 10 pm
Thursdays: 1 pm – 8 pm
Fridays: 1 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 8 pm

This Week’s News

This Week’s News

Baby Pool

The baby pool will be closed for renovations from June 18th through June 24th. The safety of your children is paramount to us, which means that some repairs need to be made. By completing these changes at the beginning of the swim season, we’re ensuring that a full year of fun is available to your children.

Volunteer All-Call

On June 22nd and 23rd from 8 AM – 11 AM, we’re going to be whipping the tennis court into shape! Without your help, this won’t be possible, so come on down and lend a hand. Let’s give our kids a safe and clean place to play this summer.

Margaritaville 21+ Adult Party

On June 29th from 8-11 PM, Beechwood is hosting the first adult party of 2019, and this year we’re having themes! This event has a $10 charge and covers a meal deal. BYOB, raffle, and open to guests of members. You don’t want to miss this.

Lifeguard Training

We’re still seeking lifeguards and you or your teen could be the newest Beechwood lifeguard. There is currently training scheduled at Ft Eustis from July 23rd to 26th and Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center on July 1st. Don’t wait – schedule your training today!

See you at the pool!

Flash Membership Drive

Don’t delay! This offer will end once 30 member families sign up, or on April 29th, whichever comes first!

New!!! The Beechwood pool will be running a “Flash Membership Drive”. The first 30 families to step forward to help save the pool will pay a flat rate of 300.00. Flash drive runs ends on April 29th. Members who take advantage of this deal also receive day pass one punch card (50 dollar value).

For your convenience, you may purchase your membership online (additional $10 convenience fee).

To Pay by Check: If you prefer, you may send your checks for membership to:

Beechwood Recreation Association P.O. Box 2096 Newport News, VA 23609

Please write “Flash Membership Drive” in the “for” section of your check. Checks must be postmarked by April 29th

Paint Night December 14th!

Hello All and Season’s Greetings!!

Below are the choices for our Christmas Paint Party coming up next Friday, December 14th at the Clubhouse from 7-9.
Please share this if you wish, this event is open to the public (as is our Christmas Party) Invite your family, friends and co-workers!
Please respond with an RSVP and your top two picks!!

Thank you all, and please do not hesitate to call/e-mail me with any questions!

Jeanette Richardson
Beechwood Recreation Association
Hampton Roads Chapter, POMC, Inc.
Americorps VISTA Alumni

Cell #(757)869-4079
Home #(757)369-0337

From the President – Labor Day

From the President – Labor Day

Hello Beechwood!!

I cannot believe that tomorrow is Labor Day and we are at the end of the Summer 2018 Swim Season! We are so excited about all of the new families who joined us this year. So many sweet young faces!! We hope you will come back to us in 2019 and bring your friends, too. 🙂 This year’s addition of our new swim team coach Deb Levine was incredibly cool, we are looking forward to a truly exciting swim season next year. Please spread the word at your schools and churches that Beechwood Pool is the place to be!

Our hours tomorrow are from1-6PM, and the cookout is from 3-5PM. Please bring a potluck dish of some kind, ***we could also use a few more burger patties if you are making a trip to the store. As usual, we will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade.

At 6 o’clock, we will all pitch in to clear the deck of the chairs and sell off any leftover goodies in the snack shack…
and then it is Doggie Swim Party! If you have a pooch who loves to swim (or if you do not know if they do, and you want to try it) we will start that at 7pm.

Stay tuned for our date for our first annual Paint Party in the Clubhouse, around mid October is the plan. As soon as we have that date we will get it to you!

Lastly, we are starting to take next year’s dues at a real discount as early as tomorrow… if you are able, we will be accepting next year’s memberships at 15% off with 2 punch passes included (that’s 10 visits!) An Early Bird Special!! We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Please let us know if you need to pay half in order to take advantage of this special. If you are a returning family we are happy to accommodate. 🙂
As we round out our summer, it goes without saying that this wonderful pool has served Beechwood families for over 50 years now…. each year we find there are challenges and repairs that test us… but we always find the means to come back stronger and better and more beautiful. With the help of our wonderful member’s families, we will continue to keep working to keep this pool the best in all of the city!

We hope you will consider paying next year’s dues or make a donation to help us finish paying off our filter.
Thank you all for a most exceptional summer swim season, see you tomorrow!!