Summer FUN at EARC Pool!

East Asheville Recreation Club has been making wonderful summer memories for families since 1968! Our pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day (and sometimes a bit longer). Join the Fun at EARC this summer! Memberships are limited.

No change In Late Opening Date of June 27th

We are aware of the Governor’s updated 50% allowance for pools. However, this does not change our planned late opening of June 27th.

As we are primarily a play/recreation style pool (and not primarily a lap/exercise class style facility) we would be operating at a higher loss at 50% capacity than by waiting to open at full capacity based upon our stated Health Department capacity.

This loss is further compounded once you read the fine print of the Governor’s order concerning continued social distancing, mask wearing even while around the pool, and NCDHHS/CDC sanitizing guidance.

Please note, that both the most recent executive order’s 5 week length time-frame announced Wednesday as well as our local Parks and Rec’s just announced planned late opening of at least July 1st closely aligns with EARC’s forecasted June 27th planned late opening.

Coronavirus Update

Implications of this pandemic upon our operations this summer are in flux. We will keep you informed of any possible changes as the season approaches and share any needed adjustments before opening for the season giving you an opportunity to back out/reconsider if substantial changes to operations are indicated/mandated.

One Week Left to Keep Spot!

2019 Members we haven’t heard from:

Utilizing the emails addresses you provided for yourselves we have contacted you 4 times since last October concerning your 2020 membership! If you’re planning to return this summer we need to hear from you by March 15th. As of writing this, there is a waitlist with 116 families on it. If you don’t claim your currently held spot before the 15th it will surely be taken by someone else.

2020 Membership Update

A letter went out October 31, 2019 to all 2019 members via email covering membership costs and payment options.

If you did not receive this and should have please contact us so we might update our email list/determine what might have happened.

A copy of the email can be read here as well

Open Until Mid September!

We plan (weather and staff permitting) to continue operating 7 days a week through September 14th and culminating our 2019 season with our Doggy Dip on the 15! Check Calendar link above for specifics please.

Matter of Pride: The City Pools closed for weekdays on August 9th and will only have weekend hours through Memorial Day Weekend.

Looking For Lifeguarding Job?

EARC is pleased to announce wage increases again this year!


For the 2020 season, the pay rate for guards will start at $11.25 and range up to $14.65 per hour depending upon level of experience and responsibility (guards with greater experience should expect to start at $13.25/hour).

These pay rates bring the East Asheville Recreation Club in line with or exceed compensation rates of both private and public pools in Buncombe County helping secure the best level of care for our members. Please follow the 2020 Staff link for more information