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Facility Info

MAIN POOL (5/28-7/31):
S&S: 11a-9p
M-F: 12a-9p

MAIN POOL (8/1-9/5):
Everyday: 11a-8p
Last Day: 11a-6p

BABY POOL:
S&S: Opens with main pool
M-F: (May-6/27) 12a-9p
M-F: (6/28-Sept) 11a-close

History

On March 10, 1959, ground was broken on the 5.5-acre tract of land in the Holmes Run Valley that is now the home to the Sleepy Hollow Recreation Association (SHRA). The pool opened on July 4, 1959, with 350 members and a waiting list of over 100. That summer saw SHRA’s first participation in the Northern Virginia Swim League, and by the next year, the swim team had 87 participants and sent 5 swimmers to All Stars.

Over the years, the team has grown to as many as 163 participants in 1975, and has successfully competed in Divisions ranging from 1 (in the early 70’s) to 13 (in the mid-90’s). With an influx of swimmers in late 1996, the team rose back to Division 3 and currently is in Division 13.

I was reading the history and have many fond memories of spending almost all my waking hours during the summer at SHRA. While the pool was being built, we spent a lot of time in the mud. The pool’s opening was delayed to the 4th of July because of a mud slide coming down the hill from the houses being built above the pool, we’re talking a lot of mud. But the opening was a success. The four additional tennis courts were actually added during the mid 70’s. I believe the upper deck was added in the early 80’s. None the less the pool looks great. I went by the pool back in November, while my sister was visiting her grand daughter. We had to have a picture of 3rd generation Breen Family at the pool. Happy to see the pool in great shape, I’m sure all the originals would be happy to see how great it looks & the improvements that had been done.
-Maureen Breen (original Member # 1 family)

As with the swim team, the facility has also changed over the years. Four additional tennis courts were added in the mid 1970’s, bringing the total to six. The useable ground space was increased significantly by the expansion of the pool enclosure and the removal of underbrush. A beautiful new pavilion and spectator-friendly side deck were added in recent years. With all of these changes, the club still maintains a family-friendly atmosphere in a park-like setting.

SHRA continues to be a vibrant club. In addition to the swim team, a dive team and tennis team both enjoy strong participation. The teams participate in a number of events outside their scheduled meets and matches, including pep rallies, evening parties, a lake swim in Lake Barcroft, a senior dinner and, of course, the end of the season banquet.

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2011 Hurricane Irene

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug
20
Sun
Adult Swim! @ SHRA
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Swim! @ SHRA

Come enjoy some adult swim or just lounge by the pool. Adults only, 18+.

SHRA – Crab Feast Prep
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SHRA - Crab Feast Prep

Prep for crab feast, all volunteers welcome! Please contact Patrice at social@shrahsharks.org if you can help. Thank you!

SHRA – Crab Feast and My Generation Band
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ticket sales close Tuesday, August 15th, get your tickets today for this fun event!

Join us for our annual SHRA Crab and Shrimp Feast on Sunday, August 20, 3pm-6pm. Menu includes crab, shrimp, hotdogs and lots of sides. We will also have live music from the My Generation Band, performing music from some of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, to keep the summertime mojo going.

Cost is $50 for adults (13 and older) for Crab and Shrimp plus all the food you care to enjoy, kids prices (12 and under) are $30 each. The buffet is included in your price with: Corn, Potato Salad & More. For those of you not interested in seafood, you can still enjoy the buffet, with a hotdog, cost is $20 for adults (13 and older) and $10 for kids (12 and younger).

Meal does not include drinks, but sodas, water and desserts will be available at the Snack Shack or bring your own.

Order your tickets online by August 15 and enjoy these prices. Ticket sales will close on 8/15 and tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.

Tickets are available for purchase through your SHRA account starting in late July using the green Ticket button above and below. This is a prepay event, tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Prep and cleanup for crab feast, all volunteers welcome! Please contact Patrice at social@shrahsharks.org if you can help. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Hope to see you there,

Patrice Shibuya
Social Coordinator
social@shrasharks.org

Aug
24
Thu
Float Night and Root Beer Floats!
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Float Night and Root Beer Floats!
Come have some fun at SHRA Float Nights every Thursday along with $2 Root Beer Floats at the Snack Shack! Don’t forget to bring your favorite float (the inflatable kind) to the pool and float around starting at 6pm, but no Root Beer floats on your floats in the pool, please!
Aug
25
Fri
Pavilion – Amanda Scherer @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pavilion - Amanda Scherer @ SHRA Pavilion

20 attendees

SHRA Food Truck – Basic Burger – Dinner! @ SHRA Front Entrance
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response last year, our good friends at Basic Burger will be here many times this summer serving their delicious grass fed 100% Angus Beef burgers, hot dogs, chicken and veggie burgers, locally sourced, for dinner or until they sell out. With 4.5 stars on the Yelp scale, come eat great food and enjoy SHRA this summer!


Click to check out their menu!

SHRA Movie Night – Friday this Week! @ Grass next to SHRA Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Each Saturday night in August, bring your favorite towel/blanket and a snack, and sit out under the stars with your SHRA friends as we watch kid-friendly movies on the big inflatable screen. Movies will start when it gets dark enough.

Movie Schedule:

  • Friday night, August 25th – Trolls!
  • After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
    6.5 Stars on imdb.com
    Saturday night, September 2nd – Ghostbusters (original)
    The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and spectral activity in New York city allows a team of researchers to form the original Ghostbusters.
    7.8 Stars on imdb.com
Aug
26
Sat
Pavilion – Kerry Ross @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pavilion - Kerry Ross @ SHRA Pavilion
20 attendees
Pavilion – Christian Nuckels @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pavilion - Christian Nuckels @ SHRA Pavilion
20 attendees
Aug
27
Sun
Adult Swim! @ SHRA
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Swim! @ SHRA

Come enjoy some adult swim or just lounge by the pool. Adults only, 18+.

SHRA Menu
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