Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Membership:

How can my family become members at Forest Hills?

You need to complete the Membership Application Form and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee.  When membership stock is available, you will be contacted by the Membership Director.  Upon acceptance of a Membership Offer, you are required to send a check for the stock fee, initial fee and yearly membership dues to the Membership Director.  Upon receipt of payment, your application will be processed, you will receive a stock certificate and become a member of the Club.

What is the current cost to join the Club?

 Application Fee:
 $100.00 *non-refundable
 Stock Shares:
 $1,020.00 *refundable when you leave club and stock is sold
 Initiation Fee:
 $750.00 *one time fee, non refundable
 Annual Membership:
 Total First Time Dues:

 After the initial year, you only pay the yearly dues which are currently $750.

Is there a waitlist to become a member?

Yes, there is currently a lengthy waitlist and it may take a number of years for you to become a member.

Is there an August membership available, after swim team season ends?

Yes, this is typically offered to the applicants at the top of the waitlist for regular membership.

Is there a separate waiting list for the swim team?

No, all school aged children who are family members of FHSC are allowed to try out for the WaterHog Swim Team. There is a separate fee of $225 for the first child, $200 for the second child and $175 for each additional child to join the team. The fee covers all swim team costs except the official team suit – which is purchased separately during our swim team suit fitting day. (for additional information please see Swim Club Tab).

Per NSSL Rules: “A contestant must be a son, daughter (including adopted and step [sons or daughters], or wards under full guardianship) of a duly qualified member or a member club which he or she is representing. Duly qualified shall mean that the member is subject to the same financial burden and has the same privileges as the general membership of the member club.”

A contestant's age for all dual and championship meets of a calendar year shall be the contestant's age as of May 30 of that calendar year, per NSSL Rules of Competition. 

Do you offer swim classes to members?

Yes, Forest Hills Life Guards offer free group swim lessons to all school aged children (must be toilet trained). 

Can I just pay to use the pool?

No, Forest Hills is a private club and only registered members (& their guests) have access to the pool.

Is there a concession stand?

Yes, we offer a limited menu of pre-packaged food and drinks during all open pool hours.

Can you bring food in to the Club?

Yes, there is a picnic area and storage area for coolers, so you can bring your own food and enjoy it throughout the day. Members can use the Swim Club grills at any time. Please bring your own utensils.

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