Westleigh Recreation Club

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am only interested in the pool/only tennis. Can I join for a lesser fee for only that interest?

A: Membership to Westleigh Recreation Club (WRC) is “all-inclusive”, providing swim enthusiasts full access to tennis and tennis fans complete access to our pool facilities. Unfortunately, we are unable to separate the membership fee based on usage. But really who wouldn’t want to take a nice refreshing dip in the pool after a long hard tennis match.

Q: Do I have to be a member of the Westleigh subdivision to join the club?

A: All are welcome regardless of where you reside.  

Q: I live in the Westleigh subdivision. Am I automatically a member of the club, or don’t have to pay the initiation fee?

A: WRC  is not an HOA pool membership or initiation is not included in any HOA fees. The initiation fee to cover the costs of repairs and maintenance of the property and the dues are to help cover the current year’s operating costs.

Q: I don’t want to join the club, but just want swim lessons for my child/want my child to join the swim team. Can I do this without becoming a member?

A: In order to join the swim team and/or take lessons, you must become a member of Westleigh Recreation Club and pay annual membership dues. It is not possible to just take swim lessons or join the swim team without current membership. By joining, you benefit from full access to everything WRC offers (Swim, Tennis, Picnics, Socials, Clubhouse Rentals, etc.)

Q: I’m going to be traveling a bit this summer (or my kids will be in camp), can I renew for only part of the season?

A: In order to be fair and consistent to the entire membership, renewals are not prorated or based on usage. Members evaluates whether the great benefits of membership are worth the annual renewal. We encourage Members to consider the many benefits such as reduce day camp costs, member picnics, great pool, MCSL swim team, MCDL dive team, use of the clubhouse at cost once per year and highly reduced rate all other times, tennis, volleyball, basketball , tetherball, gaga pit (coming soon), raffles, famous Root Beer Float Day, social events, movie nights (coming soon), noodle and float nights, free guest passes (note each guest can only come twice in a season) and many more.

Q: I would like to renew my membership, but I haven’t been a member in a few years (one year, many years). Do I have to pay the initiation fee again?

A: The initiation fee is a one time fee, you are good.

Q: Who can be on my membership?

A: A family membership includes any adult person and his/her spouse/partner their children or step-children, and his/her parents.

Q: I purchased my home from a WRC member. Is the membership automatically transferable?

A: WRC membership is not by address, but by individual or family even if you move.

Q: Is my initiation fee refundable if I decide not to renew or if I move?

A: The initiation fee is for the maintenance of the property and is therefore not refundable.

Q: I would like to join the club for the first time. Do I have to pay the initiation fee?

A: Yes. Westleigh Recreation Club is a small, community club. The membership fee income is used to operate the club from year to year, and the initiation fees are allocated by the board for improvements, upgrades, maintenance, repairs and emergency repairs. We do allow you to split the initiation fee into 3 equal yearly payments.

EXCEPTION: THE INITIATION FEE IS WAIVED FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE CLUB DURING A DUTY ROTATION.

Q: I would like to join the club for the first time, but it is the middle of the summer. Do you prorate the membership fee?

A: Yes. Westleigh does prorate the membership fee for NEW members only. New members will pay the initiation fee and a prorated membership fee based on the date of joining.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?

A: Yes. you may mark credit card payment on your membership form and you will be billed.

Q: Can I pay my fees in installments?

A: Yes. Subject to advance notice and approval, both renewing and new members may pay their fees in 2 or 3 installments, provided the full annual membership fee is paid prior to the opening day for the pool. Your membership form should be turned in with your first check and schedule of payment.

Q: I have a nanny/babysitter for my children. Can I put them on my membership?

A: Yes. There is a space on the membership form to add a nanny/babysitter for an additional fee of $25. They will receive an ID card allowing them entry to the club.

Q: At what age may children be left unsupervised at the club?

A: Children must be 12 years of age or older to be left alone at WRC, and must be at least 15 years of age to be supervising underage children.

Q: Do I keep my ID card/cards from year to year?

A: Yes. The WRC ID cards are barcoded, and the account is activated from year to year. Keep your cards for any future renewal of membership.

Q: Can I bring guests to the pool?

A: Yes. Guest pass credits are available on your membership ID card in a group of 10. You get 10 free each year with membership. Guest pass credits do not expire. (NOTE: Guests are limited to 2 visits to the club per season, as guest passes are not to be used to replace membership in the club. Special circumstances that exist that would require more than 2 visits will be evaluated on an individual basis by Membership.  Please contact Membership and explain the situation.

Q: I have guests joining me from another country for the summer. Do I have to purchase guest passes for each visit?

A: Under special circumstances, you may add guests to your family membership for a summer as a courtesy. Please contact the Membership Manager to discuss your situation.

Q: Can children bring rafts and “noodles” to the pool?

A: WRC periodically hosts “Noodle Night” parties for the children. On these special nights, kids can bring rafts, flotation toys and “noodles” to the pool, and the pool is kept open one hour later, until 10:00 p.m. For safety reasons, only small, soft toys are allowed in the pool at all other times. The lifeguards have discretion on what toys are allowed in the pool.

Q: Can I bring food and drink to the pool?

A: Members are welcome to bring food and drink to enjoy on all grassy areas of the club, as well as the patio area and at the tables but are responsible for cleaning up.  PLEASE NO FOOD ON THE CONCRETE DECK OR LOUNGE CHAIRS. The picnic tables and patio area are available on a first-come, first-served basis. While WRC does not have a formal snack bar, many area restaurants deliver to the club and currently delicious food is available for sale during Swim meets and Dive meets