WHSC General and Membership Information
We hope the following information will serve to answer any general questions you may have regarding our facility!
The West Howard Swim Club, Inc. has a membership of 350 families. We are a non-profit facility which includes:
- 25 meter / 8 lane pool with diving well
- Fenced in baby pool
- Two tennis courts
- Basketball and Volleyball
- Playground equipment
- Covered pavilion
- Changing rooms with showers
- Picnic tables, chaise lounges, deck chairs, umbrellas and barbecue equipment for members and guests.
We sponsor the West Howard Wahoo Swim Team and Dive Team, which participate in the Central Maryland Swim League and Central Maryland Dive League respectively. Swimming and tennis lessons are available for a nominal fee. Our social events include events for families, elementary & middle school children, and adults. Members are also welcome to use the club for parties (size limits) with reservations on a first come/first serve basis.
Memberships are available this year. complete the Membership Registration Form and submit it with a $50 non-refundable deposit (checks only, please). Your deposit will be applied to the bond fee when membership is granted. Generally, there has been a wait list but a limited number of memberships are available this year. Those on the wait list are invited each year to join for the month of August for $15o.00. The first 50 families to respond with payment are eligible.
The normal wait list process is as follows: when an existing member resigns their membership the next family on the wait list will be offered membership by mail, email, and/or phone. Please understand that if you decline membership, for whatever reason, you will be moved to the bottom of the wait list. If you decline membership a second time your name will be permanently removed from the wait list. If your contact information (address, phone, or email) changes, please let us know so we are able to contact you when your name comes up for membership.
The current WHSC fee structure consists of a bond fee of $700.00, annual dues of $430.00, and a one-time nonrefundable capital improvements fee of $200 (established in 2002); for a total of $1330.00. The annual dues, subject to each year’s approved budget, is the only payment required in subsequent years. When you resign your membership, the initial bond of $700 will be refunded to you once your membership is sold to a new member on the club’s wait list.
Once you are contacted regarding membership and upon receipt of all fees, you will be placed on our membership roster. You will be mailed a packet of information including: 1) By-Laws, 2) Rules and Regulations, and 3) an Emergency card. The “By-Laws” should be referred to particularly for membership questions and filed for future reference. The entire family, as well as your guests, should review the “Rules and Regulations” since they concern the day-to-day use of the club facilities. The “Billing Information/Emergency Card” should be sent in immediately after you become a member.
Any further questions not addressed on our website may be email directly to the Membership Coordinator at: email@example.com.