Forest Lakes Community Newsletter

MAY 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Pool Updates.....Membersplash.....Tennis/Pickleball News.....Swim Team.....Swim Lessons......The 12 Seasons of Virginia.......and more!

Keeping in the Loop

North Pool Update

Dear Residents,

As many of you are aware, our North Pool is currently undergoing construction, and I wanted to provide you with an update on its progress. Initially slated for completion by May 1st, the routine whitecoat project encountered unexpected challenges upon the removal of the whitecoat in early March.

During inspection, it was discovered that the cement beneath the coping stones did not meet code requirement, displaying signs of deterioration. Additionally, a structural issue emerged which necessitated the involvement of a structural engineer to ensure the safety and compliance of the pool. While addressing these concerns has caused delays, I think we’ll all agree that it is imperative that we prioritize the integrity and safety of our pool.

Regrettably, the North Pool will not be opening on-schedule this season. However, Signature Pool Management is working diligently towards a mid-June targeted opening to ensure, that when it does open, it meets the highest standards of quality and safety.

The good news is that we are fortunate to have our beautiful South Pool, which will open on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00am. Weekend and weekday hours will be posted and emailed once they are solidified juggling during school hours/after school is out for the summer/swim team practices.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and trust as we work through these challenges (as quickly as possible!). June's newsletter will have updated information on the progress and ideally, an opening date for the North Pool announced. If you have any questions, please shoot me an email, give me a call or stop by the office. Always happy to see you!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Tamera Hammond

FLCA On-Site Manager


2024 Pool Entry - Now through Membersplash

Thanks to all of you who have signed up for Membersplash! For those of you who have not completed your application, please do so. And for those of you who haven't started - don't wait until the day before the pools open! Your application will not be approved in time. Please read below for helpful hints, instructions and the link to Membersplash.

  • Once you have registered your household members your account will be approved by the FLCA office. Once it is approved, you may not make changes without coming into the office.
  • Unless you are registering a nanny/babysitter or are a Legacy member, the "UNPAID ACCOUNT" does not apply to you. This has nothing to do with your HOA dues!!!
  • Only your household members who live with you can be registered. Any fraudulent entries will not be approved and your account will remain inactive.
  • Every household member must have a current head-shot picture. This is how you will be identified at check-in. Make sure it looks like YOU!
  • Need help? You can call the FLCA office with questions or to make an appointment to have us help you set up your account. 434/973.4596.
  • For the definition of a Legacy and Nanny account, please see February's newsletter.

For complete instructions click HERE. We recommend printing them out.

Registration link:


It is time to get the summer program going along with another specialty program! AND NOW HIRING for several positions and opportunities! 

JET (Junior Excellence Training) Summer clinic and Summer Camp program

If you wish to register for the summer JET Program, please email me, call, or see me at the North Pro Shop. Dates for summer session: June 10-August 23

  • Prorating availability based on your vacation schedule
  • Summer camp program: Youth 10 and under day camp 9 am-1 pm | Junior Academy Camp 10 am-3 pm
  • Camp dates: June 17-20 | July 8-11 | August 5-8 
  • USTA One day Junior circuit and L7 tournament on each Friday of camp. Link coming soon. 

Junior Challenge Ladder League

  • Starting May 10 | Pre Register by May 3 by emailing Rob | This is not a weekly commitment | There will be a schedule
  • Friday's 4:30-6:30 pm until June 7 | High School players Sunday 1-3 pm until season is complete | Summer Starting June 14 Friday's 10 am-12 pm (all)
  • Cost: $20 each time you are scheduled or sub when needed/available
  • Format: either 2 sets of singles and 1 set of doubles or 1 set of singles and 2 sets of doubles | Depending how many players and teams
  • Rewards program/ discounts to kids who are CIT (Counselors in training), working as camp/program counselors, maintenance crew, and/or pro shop attendants. See below. 

Now Hiring 

***Camp and Program Counselors/Assistants

Approximate hours per week: Camp weeks 15 hours| Non-camp weeks: 4 hrs

Hours could increase based on program registration

*** Maintenance Crew

Approximate hours per week: 6 hours | Morning and Evening shifts available

****Pro Shop attendant

Approximate hours per week: 6 hours (part-time) | Morning and Evening shifts


Please read below for hiring qualifications and information:

  • Need to be 16+ years of age with an interest in tennis and/or working around tennis facility | Attention to detail oriented | Flexible hours | able to lift about 20 lbs
  • Camp weeks: June 17-21 | July 8-12 | August 5-9 | camp counselor along with assisting with USTA Circuit tournament (Friday)
  • Compensation: $15-17/hr | Will provide all training/on-boarding once hired | Dates TBA | Discounts off clinics, camps, pro shop merchandise. 
  • Potential to continue position through the fall
  • CIT Program (Counselors in Training ages 13+): Earn $10/hr credit toward clinics, lessons, camps, and pro shop items | Maximum hrs: 5/week | redeem your credits anytime
  • Timeline: Anyone interested in any position must email Rob now through May 9 | Interviews begin April 26-May 10 for all positions | On-boarding and court training May 11-26 Dates TBA | Begin work on own as early as June 2, if available, but most will begin June 8 | Could be hired for more than one position, if interested. 
  • Contact Rob at | Pro Shop: (434) 974-5567

Rob Johnston


2024 Tennis and Pickleball Calendar of events

Men's Tennis Ladder

Forest Lakes resident and tennis enthusiast John Oliver will be starting the men’s singles ladder once again this year around mid-May. John is looking for players of all levels to participate in (sometimes!) friendly singles competition. Players generally need to be able to play two matches every two weeks. To sign up or get more information, contact John at

Yards, Weeds, Mold and Mailboxes

Now that the warmer weather seems to be here to stay, our lawns are rapidly growing, weeds and all! Please made sure your beds are weeded and mulched, lawns are mowed on a weekly basis, bushes are trimmed, and your yard is in good order. All toys/chairs/sport nets, etc. need to be put away every night. Take a look around your entire house - is there mold/dirt on your siding? If the answer is yes, it's time for a power wash. Stroll to the mailbox - is your box or post in need of mold removal? Paint? Straightening? Is your box rusty or broken? If so, a little (or a lot!) of TLC is in order. Every resident in Forest Lakes is obligated per our Covenants and Restrictions to keep their properites in good order and appearance. Help keep Forest Lakes a beautiful neighborhood in which to live!

Forest Lakes Swim Team is Swimming up a Storm in Summer 2024!

Check out our website and facebook page for the latest information.

Registration Now Open!

Swim Team membership is open to all Forest Lakes HOA and Legacy members who are age 5 (by June 1st) through age 18.

Tropical Storms for ages 4-10 for developing swim strokes.

After school practices begin May 20th.

Now offering Early Evening Practices in addition to mornings for flexible summer scheduling. 

Many fun team events planned throughout the season (kickball, potlucks, team building activities).

We're looking to hire assistant coaches and coaches in training (CITs) Please apply here.

Interested in sponsoring the team? T-shirt and swim meet advertising available. Please contact:


If you enjoyed shopping at the Forest Lakes Holiday Markets this past season then you can visit some of those vendors and some new vendors over at the Albemarle Farmers Market at Hollymead Towncenter Shopping Center. The market is a farmers and artisans market that runs each Saturday 8:30am-12noon, May 4, - Sept 14th, located in the gravel lot across from Starbucks.  Local produce, eggs, meats, sweet and savory baked goods, canned goods, jams, honey, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, soaps, food truck each week and so much more. Support your local vendors, buy fresh and buy local. 


May 4th - Albemarle Farmers Market - Opening Day


May 4th - Kentucky Derby

May 5th - Cinco de Mayo

May 10th - Junior Challenge Tennis Ladder League begins


May 12th - Mother's Day


May 18th - Armed Forces Day


May 20th - FLST practices begin


May 25th - South Pool Opens, 10am


May 27th - Memorial Day (Pool Closes at 7pm)


Virginia Actually Has 12 Seasons


Fool's Spring

Second Winter

Spring of Deception

Third Winter

The Pollening (WE ARE HERE)

Actual Spring


Hell's Front Porch

False Fall

Second Summer

Actual Fall

Taken from the Virginia Department of Transportation's Instagram Account. Who says they don't have a sense of humor?


  • The next regular FLCA Board meeting will Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00pm in the Pavilion.

  • Need a babysitter or petsitter list? Call the FLCA office. Want to be on the list? Call the office!


Forest Lakes Book Club


Yoga at Forest Lakes

Library Information

Parents Group

Forest Lakes Board of Directors

Community Forms and Documents

FLCA and Sub-Association contacts

“Motherhood: all love begins and ends there.” ― Robert Browning.

Nola the Office Dog wishes all you moms out there a very happy Mother's Day!