**Governor Brown announces two-week freeze, MAC closed**

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-65 instituting a two-week freeze starting on Wed, November 18, which includes a specific directive to close indoor recreation facilities.  As a result, all MAC programs and activities have been cancelled and the MAC facility is closed.

MAC will re-open Sat, December 19, 2020 due to a planned closure

We have been planning to use this time to refurbish our bathrooms and hallways, fix the MAC’s leaky roof and update our information technology infrastructure.
 *MHS and Madras Swim Teams will still hold practice during the planned closure beginning on Dec 3.

MACRD Seeks Budget Committee Member

Click here for more information and submit your application by Friday, December 4,2020.

MACRD Board Meetings

The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District Board of Directors will be holding their next Regular Business Meeting on Monday, November 16th.  Agenda and how to attend: Click Here

MACRD Patron guide to phase 2 pool reopening  – What to expect

Registrations – Considerations before registering for activity

  • All patrons of all ages will need to register and pay for recreational swim individually. If you are planning on spectating, you also will need to register and pay. Admission prices will apply. We have a limited number of spots available per COVID-19 Phase 2 regulations.
  • Drop ins will be allowed if all reservation spots are not full. Drop ins will be on first come basis. We anticipate reservation spots to fill up, so to guarantee a spot register online.
  • Free admission for Seniors on Tuesdays will be suspended during phase 2 reopening
  • Groupon will not be able to be used at this time.
  • Children 10 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Failure to adhere to rules may result in being asked to leave facility without refund. Please ensure all people registering are responsible and can abide by rules

What you can expect – Upon Arrival to the MACRD

  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your swim time.
  • Please consider coming already in your swimsuit, though a pre-shower is still required. This will help move people through the locker room quickly. Also consider at the end of your swim to dry off and shower at home.
  • Following Oregon’s July 24 update “Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance”, patrons 5 and over will be required to wear a protective mask while not in the water. Please contact the MACRD prior to your visit if you have a medical condition or disability that prohibits you from wearing a mask, face shield or face covering.  Storage bags will be provided, as requested, for storage of face coverings while swimming. Per CDC guidelines, masks are not allowed in the water due to difficulty breathing when wet.  Once out of the water face coverings must again be donned as you exit the facility.
  • Patrons are required to adhere to 6 feet social distancing between other patrons not in your household while on MACRD premises. Inside and outside the building and in all areas of the facility in the pool or on the pool deck. Social distancing signage will be on floors to help assist you, outside and throughout the facility while you are waiting in line for: Check in, Locker rooms, Slide, Diving board, Rope Swing, Hot tub.
  • Patrons will need to check in with staff before entering the facility.
  • Overnight locks will not be permitted, patrons need to remove locks and belonging at the end of your session. At the end of the day locks will be cut and contents discarded. You are permitted to bring your own lock to use. We have a limited number of locks that we rent out for $1.00. Lockers in locker room will only be allowed for use. Hallway lockers will not be available due to social distancing requirement in hallway.

What you can expect inside the MACRD

Locker rooms

  • Family change room will be reserved for families and/or persons with disabilities.
  • Please only 3 Patrons/family groups in each locker room at a time.
    • Patrons who are swimming are required to take a shower before exiting the locker room and proceeding to the pool
    • For families, please consider using the same fixtures listed below to speed up locker room use and disinfecting measures, between patrons not of the same family.
    • Fixtures (sinks, shower, bathroom stalls) will have flip signs indicating “not used” and “used”
      • If you use it flip the sign to “used” staff will disinfect and turn sign back to “not used”
      • If it has been “used” please do not use. If all have been used please let locker room attendant know so we can disinfect.
    • Lockers will have flip signs indicating “not used” and “used”
      • If you use it flip the sign to “used” staff will disinfect and turn sign back to “not used”
      • If it has been “used” please do not use. If all have been used please let locker room attendant know so we can disinfect.
    • Please limit time in locker rooms so we can get all patrons thru in a timely manner

Pools

General pool rules still apply. Click here to view general pool rules

  • Patrons are required to adhere to 6 feet social distancing between other patrons not in your household while on pool deck and in the water. Social distancing signage will be on floors throughout the facility while you are waiting in line to use (Slide, Diving board, Rope Swing)
  • Hot tub will be limited to 3 adults, 16 years or older at a time. Please be courteous of others and limit your time to 15 minutes
    • If you are waiting to use the hot tub. Please wait in the bleachers for a spot to become available
  • Pool noodles will not be available. Patrons are not allowed to bring pool noodles or other toys
  • Life jackets will be available for use – once you have used a life jacket please put in “used life jacket” cage, so we can disinfect before returning to life jacket rack.
    • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own life jacket – must be coast guard approved (indicated by label printed on life jacket.

MACRD “Advancing The Good Life “

Registration open for MACRD swimming

Click link below to register and or to see descriptions of activities.  Call 541-475-4253 if you want help reserving your spot.  Drop ins are welcome as space is available, just swing in early for the check-in process.  $7 for In District Non-Members & $9 for Out of District Non-Members.  Think you might be coming at least 2 times a week?  Please inquire about a quarterly membership.

(If you are a MACRD member, you have an account and there will be no additional charges for your visit. Your username is your email listed in your account.  If you need help with your password you are welcome to call.  If you are having difficulties logging in please call us before you create another account)

Change to Tu/Th Schedule: Mommy & Me will be at 8:30 & 9:45

M/Tu 9:45-10:45

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Lap/Independent Workout/Lazy River

6-7am, 7:15-8:15am, 8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11-12pm

Baby & Me: 8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11-12pm

Swim Team: 3:30-5:30

Recreation Swim: 5:45-7:30

Tuesday & Thursday

Lap/Independent Workout/Lazy River

8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am, 11-12pm

Baby & Me: 8:30-9:30am, 9:45-10:45am

Swim Team: 3:30-5:30

Recreation Swim: 5:45-7:30

Saturday

Lap/Independent Workout/Lazy River: 11-12pm

Baby & Me: 11-12pm

Recreation Swim

12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm, 4:30-6pm

Sunday

Recreation Swim

12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm, 4:30-6pm

Aqua Aerobics with Jennifer

M/T 9:45am-10:45am (12 spots available)

Aquatic Healing with Eva

Tu/Th 11am-12pm (15 spots available)

Click here to register for November 17th pool activities
If you have a St. Charles membership, plan to use a punch card or are having difficulties registering, please contact the MAC at 541-475-4253.