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Enjoy your special day at CCRA

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pool closures & late openings

all pools close at 5
pm on wednesday, june 21 and june 28 for Stingrays swim meets.

All pools open late at 12:15 pm, on Saturday, June 24 and July 8 for swim meets.

the lap pool only will close at 5:30 pm, on Saturday, July  22, for a stingrays banquet.

Social Event

Wine & Lite Appetizers, July 7, 5:30-7:30 pm. Rain Date is July 14.  More specifics TBD.

Dues invoices & signature cards
All printable copies of Limited use offers and dues invoices are at the bottom of this news page. The signature card & Permanent Annual dues documents are also available there. 

Pool Hours, Beginning June 17th, switch to 11 am-9 pm.

CCRA families click here for instructions about how to sign into the private side of this website


chevy chase cafe hours of operation

The Cafe opens at Noon.

Click here to view page one of the regular menu. Click here to view page two.

Credit Cards now accepted with a $10 minimum.


Click here to email Betsy.
Click here for the 2017 Calendar
Click here for 2017 programs.

Online Tennis Reservations 
Click here to Book a Court.




We may lose this overflow parking for future years, so please only use it out of necessity while we continue to negotiate its use in future years.

2017 Dues Notices:

Click here for printable PDF of Signature Card.

CCRA Annual Dues Notices were mailed February 6th. Click here for a copy.
Click here for copy of the Signature Card.
Click here for copy of the Swim Team and Tennis News.

Waiting List mailing for ranking limited use choices for 2017. Click here for a copy.
Click here for post card with format for ranking your choices.

Final offers to our waiting list families were emailed March 20th.
Click here for printable Signature Card.
Click the following for printable PDF copy: Full Summer Use Offer, Combination Use Offer, Weekday Offer or Partial Summer Offer. 
Click the following for printable PDF Invoice: Full Summer Use, Combination Use, Weekday Use or Partial Summer Use.


2017 Activities TBD
Info below is sample from 2016

We offer a variety of activities at CCRA.

Please check out Yoga on the Hilltop in the Other Activities menu item below. Click here for a copy to print.

On a daily basis, besides Swimming and Tennis, we offer Ping Pong, Water Basketball, Tetherball and volleyball or badminton. A variety of Board games may be checked out at the Pool desk. 

Ice cream socials, special themed dinners, movie nights and at least one Ping Pong Tournament, are scheduled throughout the summer.

Saturday, August 27th at Sunset (7:45/8 PM)

if 2016 information is not available, 2015 Schedule of Activities are listed for informational purposes only.

  • Book Club
    • 2016 CCRA Summer Book Group 

      Meet in the CCRA Pavilion on Wednesdays, June 29, July 27 & August 31, from 5:30-7 pm.

      Please click here to join the reading group. Click here to email Miriam Dow who is leading the August discussion group.

      For August 31, we are discussing An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alameddine. If interested, please sign up at the front desk with your e-mail address, on the website by clicking here or click here to email Cris Fleming. 

      You may also drop in on the monthly dates listed above.

      I look forward to seeing you all and having wonderful discussions!

      Cris Fleming


      If interested, please sign up at the front desk with your e-mail address, on the website by clicking here or click here to email Cris Fleming.
      We look forward to seeing you!!!

      Dear Readers,

      Fear not--I'm just a temporary stand-in for Cris, who flew off to Colorado at the crack of dawn, and was a little short of time.

      After a lively, rousing but always amiable discussion (bits of fruit and feta were NOT thrown) of The Sympathizer yesterday, we chose our August book: An Unnecessary Woman, by Rabih Alameddine (a man, to reassure those whose hearts sink at the word "woman" in a book title--no chick lit here), available in paper. We will meet at 5:30 on Wednesday, August 31.

      In the meantime, all best,
      Miriam Dow

  • Early Bird Swim
    • Early Bird Swim begins on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 am.

      Enjoy quiet morning lap swimming

      Monday, June 20 through Friday, August 26, from 6:30 am to 8 am. 

      Early Bird Swimming Members are asked to schedule their swim time so that they leave bathhouse promptly at 8 am in order for lifeguards to close on time. Thank you!


  • Aqua Aerobics
    • CANCELLED!!!!! Aqua Fitness is Back!!!

      Maggie Zimmerman will be leading sessions at 6 pm, every Wednesday, beginning July 27th.

      Each of seven consecutive sessions will be for 45 minutes. The cost is $10 per session to drop in. Cash or checks should be paid directly to Maggie Zimmerman.

      Bio:  Maggie Zimmerman, ACE certified fitness instructor, ACE personal trainer, AEA aqua fitness certified; teaching/training in the metro area for the past 35 years; areas of love and experience: cardio/strength/stretch/aqua.

      Click here to register on the Social Calendar. You may also sign up at the Pool Desk or call the Pool Desk, 301-656-4025, 11 am-9 pm, to have your name added to the list of those interested. FYI, 16 have registered at the Pool Desk, but all have varying vacation schedules so never more than 4 or 5 here at one time. Maggie is definitely holding class on the 3rd of August, but attendance will determine if class continues.

  • Master Swim
    • Overview

      2016  ADULT SWIM Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, June 21st, at the Lap Pool. 

      2016 Adult Swim Practices are Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm, at the Lap Pool, beginning Tuesday, June 21st and ending July 28th (no practice on July 5th).


      This Summer's CCRA Stingrays' Assistant Coach, Michael Speer, will be running these sessions. His email for contact is: mpspeer@smcm.edu
      Sign up in binder at Pool Desk.

      Will be offering an adult (18+) swim practice for any CCRA members who wish to get a great workout and get in great shape with instructional coaching.

      Practices will run from 6:30p-7:30p every Tuesday and Thursday night from June 21st through July 28th.
      (Except July 5th.)

      The cost will be a one-time $100 fee. First practice is free.

      These practices are great for:
      -“Masters” swimmers
      -Parents of swimmers
      -Everyone of any skill level!

      QUESTIONS? Please contact 
      Email: mpspeer@smcm.edu
      Sign up in binder at Pool Desk


  • Group Swim Lesson
    • Group Swim Lessons 2017


      The McTaggarts, former CCRA Swim Team Members, will be offering 2 two-week group swim lesson sessions this summer. The Beginner Class is for beginning swimmers who are potty-trained and ready to put their faces in the water. The Advanced Beginner Class is for young children not quite ready to join the CCRA Mini Rays/ Swim Team.

      Small class sizes ensure individual attention for your young child. The Beginner Class looks to help children feel comfortable in and under the water while the Advanced Beginner Class aims to help children gain confidence swimming the strokes and (hopefully) even go off the diving board or big slide!

      Please sign up in the binder at the CCRA front desk!



      Session I: June 27-July 7 Tuesday June 27, Thursday June 29, Friday June 30, Monday July 3, Wednesday July 5, Friday July 7 (altered due to 4th of July holiday)

      Beginners: 4:30-5:00 Advanced Beginners: 5:00-5:30


      Session II: July 11-July 22 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays


      Beginners: 4:30-5:00 Advanced Beginners: 5:00-5:30


      Cost: Each session is priced at $80 per child. Checks should be made out to Chevy Chase Recreation Association. Payment is due at the beginning of each session.


      Where: Meet us by the shallow end of the big pool.


      Qualifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Certification CPR/First Aid Certification, 13 years of year-round swimming experience, 7 years of group swim lesson teaching experience.


      Contact: 240-400-1074, mctaggartcaroline@gmail.com


      Help our kids have fun and be safe at the pool!


      Click here to download a PDF copy of the Group Swim Lessons.


  • Movie Night

    • 2016 One Movie Night this summer on Saturday, August 27th.
      There will be one movie night at sunset on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (last Saturday before public school begins) with a rain date on Sunday, September 4th. All pools close once the movie has begun at 7:45/8:00 pm. Lawn chairs are set up on the main pool lawn for viewing and the cinema sized 21' movie screen is placed at edge of lawn closest to the diving well. Children can also sit on towels/blankets in front of the chairs.


      on Saturday, August 27th

      Starting at 7:45/8 PM


      $1 per person!


      All pools will be closed during the movie.

      The Café will be providing movie snacks.

       Enjoy your Night under the Stars!

  • Private Pool Parties
    • Update for August 27 through the end of our season on September, 15.  No more parties can be accommodated, unless you limit to no more than 9 attendees (including all members), during normal operating hours that vary from week to week and on weekends. Please click here for normal operating hours.

      To reserve CCRA for a private pool party, either during normal operating hours (18 max) or before or after pool hours (50 max and contract on CCRA web site), e-mail by clicking here or call Sue Kamenar at 301-656-2272. During pool hours, party must be scheduled when more than 9 guests, but less than 18 (including members). If you cannot reach Sue, speak to pool manager re: smaller parties during pool hours. You will be turned away if you have not scheduled through the office or pool manager at least 3 days ahead of time. 
      Please note that we cannot host September parties both during or outside of the normal operating hours; therefore any party during September must meet the limit of 9 attendees as described above.

      Once Public schools return for the summer/fall session, we cannot host parties unless limited to 9 attendees during normal operating hours. Please contact by clicking here to check availablity.

      Click here to view our Party Application Form

  • Bridge Club
    • Interested in playing Bridge at CCRA?

      Join fellow club members in a weekday game on the screened pavilion.
      Please sign up at the pool desk. For email updates, opt in within your "my profile" on the website and sign up for individual weekly games on the website Bridge Calendar. Please indicate your skill level. You may also call the pool desk, 301-656-4025, to have your name added.

      Let us know if you would consider being an instructor. A member of the social committee will be in touch.

      Please sign up so that we can keep the Bridge Club growing.

      Weekly games are presently scheduled on Thursday, in the screened pavilion, from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

      Click here for flyer.

      Click here to contact organizer Cathy Wolf or Sue Kamenar.

      Click here to view the Bridge calendar to sign up for each week of play.
  • Ping Pong Tournament
    • Annual Ping Pong Tournament 

      Date TBD

      All ages invited.

      15 and Under (male and female) from 11 am - 12 pm or until winner is declared!

      16 and Over (male and female) from 12 pm - 1 pm or until winner is declared!

      Please register by Saturday, July 26th at Noon.
      Click here to register for 15 and under online.
      Click here to register for 16 and over online.
      You may also sign up for your age group at the Pool Desk or call the Pool Desk, 301-656-4025, between 11 am and 8:30 pm.
  • Ice Cream Socials

      Second Ice Cream Social Sunday, July 24th, from 3-5
      Come play in the Ping Pong Tournament beforehand. 
      Music will be playing from 3-5.
      Be sure to say hello and thank you to Betsy Heidenberger, Tennis Director, who will be scooping the ice cream for us.
      2 Scoops of Ice Cream and Lots of Delicious Toppings
      Only $2.00 Each!
      Cafe prizes for three CCRA children.
      Come meet your friends and neighbors. Introduce yourself to someone new today!

  • Special Dinners
  • Garden Tour
    • Garden Tour

      This year's tour was a huge success and included a surprise tour of the Fairchild House. Come join us next year. Thank you Lila!

      Join us in 2016

      Meet in Front of the CCRA main entrance

      Landscape Architect and CCRA Board Member, Lila Fendrick, will host a garden tour of the CCRA and the Fairchild House Grounds.

      Dr David Fairchild's plant collection, various award winning trees and one-of-a-kind trees, the selection of the CCRA site, and the recent landscape project at CCRA will be discussed.

      All are welcome!

      Please sign up on the Social Calendar or just drop by at 10 am to join the tour. We appreciate those who sign up ahead of time.

      Click here to link to the History of CCRA which includes information on the original landscape.

  • Other Activities
    • Yoga on the Hilltop
      Back by Popular Demand...

      Meredith Brotherton is a 200-hour certified Registered Yoga Teacher.  She began her practice in 2010 in her living room, and very soon ventured into group practice.  She found comfort and strength in the the physical and mental challenges that a structured yoga practice provides. Meredith's passion for yoga led her to pursue her certification in 2014 so that she could share the amazing benefits of yoga with others. 

      Meredith loves to build challenging sequences for all levels.  Whether you are stepping onto a mat for the very first time or a seasoned yogi(ni), there is something for everyone in each and every class.  She encourages her yogis to feel empowered, find new depth, and explore the desire within that allows room for growth, both on and off the mat.

      For $9 per session, come spend early evening, on Tuesdays, at 6:00 or 6:30 pm, on the Hilltop to the left of the front entry to CCRA bathhouse. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, July 19th. If there is much interest, a second class can take place on Sunday afternoons, either in addition to the Sunday class or in place of it. Please sign up at the Pool Desk to indicate your interest and how many sessions you will be able to attend. You may also email Sue Kamenar at chevychaserec@msn.com to indicate your interest or sign up online within the Social Calendar for the days of interest. Click here and please indicate if you prefer a 6:30 start time rather than a 6:00 pm start.

      Click here for a copy of this page.