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Waugh Chapel Swim Club Membership

We are so proud to have such an awesome pool and swim club, but it has become so popular, memberships are hard to come by! Members are holding onto them, and the pool has been sold out permanent memberships for the past three pool seasons. Good problem to have, right? More information on how to you can become an annual member and possibly a permanent member is below.

Renewal Fees for 2019 Summer Season

Note to Members About Your Annual Dues Renewal Fee:  Every member is responsible to renew their membership each year by paying the annual renewal fee (otherwise known as the “annual maintenance fee”).  These fees pay for the pool operations all year long.   If renewal fees are not paid by July 1 of each pool season, your membership will be subject to forfeiture and at risk of becoming property of the Waugh Chapel Swim Club. Members CANNOT “skip” a summer because of personal issues or lack of attendance – if you don’t pay your renewal fees, your membership will be revoked, period. We never want to lose any of our members so please be sure to pay your pool membership renewal!

What Will the Membership Renewal Fee Be for the 2019 Pool Season? 

2019 WCSC Annual Renewal Fees (Annual Maintenance Fee): $550.00 – due by May 15.

  • Early-Bird Discount Price: Pay by April 1 (postmarked!) and receive a five percent discount (5%) for a total payment of $522.50.
  • Installment Option – Pay in two installments: Payment #1 – $275.00.00 due by April 1; Payment #2 – $275.00 due by May 15.
  • LATE FEE SCHEDULE: Payments received after May 15 will be assessed a $25 late fee; payments received on or after the date the pool opens will be assessed a $50 late fee; and payments received after June 15 will be assessed a $75 late fee.
  • Your membership MUST be paid in full by opening weekend beginning May 25 to get into the pool.
  • If your payment is not received by July 1, you risk forfeiture. Failure to pay the annual renewal fee means you will lose your membership! Contact the Membership Director, Kathi Brandt, if you need to discuss any special circumstances.

How Do I Pay?  

  • Check payments: If paying by check, you do not need to send a remittance form or a note if your check matches the name on your membership. If you are uncertain whether your check matches the name on your membership, please use this remittance form. If you have relatives with the same last name that are also members, please use the remittance form and be sure to include all adult names to ensure the proper account is credited!  Send checks to: WCSC, PO Box 212, Gambrills, MD 21054.
  • Credit card payments: If paying by credit card, fill out this remittance form and mail to the pool: WCSC, PO Box 212, Gambrills, MD 21054.  Note:  A $10 processing fee will be charged for credit payments processed in this manner.
  • Online: If you’d like to make your payment quickly and easily online, click here. If you are unable to reach the website, email me by clicking here and I will send you an email that will allow you to make your payment online at Paypal without going through the website.  Note: a three percent (3%) convenience fee will be added to all online payments making your total $538.18 vs. $522.50 for early-bird payments and $566.50 vs. $550.00 for payments after April 1. 

Or…we will be accepting payments at the pool in early May, which is also the Swim and Dive Team registration day.  There will be other dates and times on weekends before the pool opens when a membership table will be set up at the pool to receive payments, update Family Forms and take pictures for membership cards. Watch Facebook for dates…

Not a Member and Want to Join? 

At this time, there are no permanent memberships available to sell.  We have implemented a Membership Wait List. If you are interested in a membership and want to be added to the wait list, please contact Kathi Brandt at membership.wcsc@gmail.com. Persons on the wait list are offered an annual membership at the beginning of the season – first come, first served. Get on the list as early as possible because there is a limited number of annual memberships available; we can only offer them in groups at a time, so as to not oversell. If you become an annual member, there is a chance you can convert your membership to a permanent one as they become available – more information below.

Permanent Memberships Currently Sold Out

At this time, Permanent Memberships are not available. The Membership for WCSC is sold out – the only options available to become a member are to buy a membership from another member or become an annual member for one season – see “Buy It From Another Member and Annual Membership information below. 

Buy It From Another Member!

IMPORTANT: Before purchasing a membership, the pool strongly recommends contacting the Membership Director to verify the seller’s membership. Prices are determined by the Seller and negotiated between the Buyer and Seller (on own).  As a permanent member you are entitled to all rights and privileges of the Club as defined in the Waugh Chapel Swim Club Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, rules and regulations.  The annual maintenance fee for that membership must be paid for the current pool season and can be paid for by either the Buyer or Seller.  Following the transfer of the membership, your membership must be maintained each year by paying the dues renewal fee (fees to be determined each year by the WCSC BOD).  Permanent memberships are transferable (see below).

Be Added to the Waitlist for a WCSC Annual Membership

There are a limited number of Annual Memberships available each season (as determined by the WCSC BOD).  Annual memberships will be offered in the order in which they were requested. Contact Kathi Brandt at membership.wcsc@gmail.com to see if any annual memberships are available.

How Annual Memberships work when they are available:  Instead of buying a permanent membership, if annual memberships are available, you can give WCSC a try for ONE SEASON by purchasing an Annual Membership for $700. This membership is a one-time-only opportunity and is not renewable for a second season. Annual members have full use of the facilities of the WCSC, both swimming and tennis, during the season. Annual members cannot vote at in the annual board elections and annual memberships are not transferable.  Annual memberships are never less than the maintenance fee for permanent members. By being on the annual membership list, the pool can provide opportunities to buy permanent memberships as opportunities come to our attention or if there are forfeitures due to non-payment of annual maintenance fees.

Unfortunately, the pool has fewer forfeitures each year, therefore the WCSC cannot guarantee that we can offer an opportunity to convert your membership the following season. Therefore, an annual membership is only for the season for which it is purchased with no guaranteed offer to convert your membership the following season.

Already have a membership?

Converting from an Annual Member to a Permanent Member

We regret that the pool does not have any memberships available for annual members to convert to permanent memberships for the 2019 season. 

Want to Sell Your Membership?

If you are trying to sell your Pool Membership, contact Kathi Brandt at membership.wcsc@gmail.com. She can forward your information to annual members who would like to convert their membership to a permanent one. Provide your name, membership number, phone number, email address and price you are asking to sell your membership. WCSC does NOT buy back memberships. WCSC also does not serve as a broker to sell your membership; we simply connect sellers with interested parties. Other options would be to use Facebook, Craig’s List or Penny Saver ads. The pool no longer has a message board on its website.

Need a Transfer Agreement?

To request a Transfer of Membership Agreement, contact membership.wcsc@gmail.com.   Once your membership has been verified that it is good standing, one will be emailed to you.  One copy of the agreement must to be given to the purchaser.  A second copy is to be mailed to WCSC | P.O. Box 212 | Gambrills, MD 21054 along with (a) Original Membership Certificate (if possible, but not necessary) AND (b) a check made payable to WCSC for the $50.00 transfer fee. New members will receive a confirmation via email and be billed for the annual renewal fee (maintenance fee) bill once the transfer has been approved by the WCSC Membership Chair.  The annual maintenance fee must be paid for that membership number for the current pool season and can be paid by either the buyer or the seller.

Family Membership Form All members, whether Permanent or Annual, must have a current family membership form on file at the pool or they may not enter the facility. The Family Form is available here. This form must be turned in to the front desk at the beginning of the pool season or the first time you enter the pool for that summer. If you have a membership form on file, please just notifiy the front desk or the Membership Director Kathi Brandt of any updates/changes to your family members and emergency contact information.

Family Membership definition:

I/We certify that all members listed on the “Family Membership Form” live at the address of record and are members of my immediate family. I/We, also, understand that the Waugh Chapel Swim Club, Board of Directors may require proof of said family relations and I/We agree to furnish such proof when a request if made by the Waugh Chapel Swim Club, Board of Directors.] – Excerpt from the WCSC Membership Handbook.

To further clarify, the following is additional guidance: All people on the membership must be living at the address listed on the membership. For anyone who does not have the same last name as the name listed on the membership, proof of residence will be required. This must be provided to the front desk for verification.

Proof of residence is required EVERY SUMMER with one exception. If a marriage certificate is used as proof of residence, it only needs to be shown the first summer. The proof of residence needs to have the first and last name of the person and the address of the membership. Children who are 4 years of age or younger do not require proof of residence.  Click here for a full list of what qualifies for proof of residence.

Example of Immediate Family Membership:

Parent 1, Parent 2, Children 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., Nannies/AuPairs (must reside in the house address of record), Grandparents, Grandkids, or Niece’s/Nephew’s (must reside in the house address of record). If you do not fall into the above example, an extended quest pass is required. Nannies (et al) and extended family members listed on the pool membership, including children, must be asked to show Proof of Residence with an official state-issued ID or piece of mail. A report card or school document can be used to show proof of residency for children.

Still have questions about Membership? Contact our Membership Director Kathi Brandt!  Email at membership.wcsc@gmail.com.

Operating Season

Open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Sometimes we stay open for one extra weekend – but not during the week following Labor Day. No guarantees though! Each summer that can change.

Regular Summer Hours:

Sun – Thurs 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri – Sat 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Swim | Dive | Tennis | Fun

WCSC boasts championship teams for both swim and dive.  We encourage you to get your kids involved – registration occurs at the start of every summer. We also have great basketball and tennis courts.

How to Find/Contact Us:

Waugh Chapel Swim Club

Physical Address:
854 Waugh Chapel Road
Gambrills, MD 20154

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 212
Gambrills, MD 21054

Phone: 410-672-5089
(Phone checked during summer months only)

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