Welcome to Scottish Hills!

You won’t find a more family-friendly, active pool community than Scottish Hills Recreational Club (SHRC) nestled in beautiful Cary, North Carolina.  We are a member-owned pool and take great pride in everything we offer.

Membership is open to everyone and being a member of Scottish Hills means belonging to a community that takes summer seriously.  From our famous 4th of July Celebration to our Cardboard Boat Regatta, Corn Hole Tournaments, Sea Lion Olympics and movie nights, it’s a great place for you and your family to make the most of your summer.

You’ll find a wealth of information here on our website regarding membership, swim lessons, swim team, dive team, socials and more.  Please contact us if we can answer any questions for you or if you’d like to tour our facility and talk to our members.

We welcome you to Scottish Hills!


For more information about becoming a member, check out our Membership page, schedule a tour by contacting our membership coordinator, or stop by (in season). Then complete a membership application and get ready for a great summer!


We want you to be a Sea Lion! Our swim team page and dive team page have all the information you need whether you are a current member or thinking about joining.

National Ice Cream Day Celebration

Oh, ice cream! There isn't much that tastes better on a hot summer day. So to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, we invited FRESH Cary to bring their truck to the pool! National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in July, so this year it was July...

Scottish Hills’ 4th of July Celebration – Two Views

Scottish Hills' 4th of July Celebration is one of the best parties in town...if not the best!   Run by pool staff and members, there is quite literally something for everyone.   Jared Taylor, former SHRC Pool Manager –   From the moment the gates open for those who...

Opening Weekend

Well, if this past weekend is any indication, the 2017 pool season is going to be great! The weekend started with the official opening of the pool on Saturday morning. By noon, many members had arrived to enjoy the complimentary free lunch. This is a long-standing...

Annual Scottish Hills Easter Egg Hunt

I have a confession: I love SHRC and I love all of our social events!  But the one I look forward to the most is the Annual Scottish Hills Easter Egg Hunt!   I love the anticipation, herding my daughter out in the chilly spring air with her basket in hand I love...

Another Great Scottish Hills Cardboard Boat Regatta

The Scottish Hills Cardboard Boat Regatta just keeps getting better!  During the 2nd Annual event this July 3rd, 30 cardboard boats attempted to cross the pool as quickly as possible without sinking while spectators laughed,...


We offer small group swim lessons by Red Cross certified instructors for both members and non-members. Find all the details here!

News for 2019 —

New Member Fee Structure for 2019

Since 2018, SHRC Membership requires a non-refundable $100 application fee and a non-refundable membership fee of $150 plus annual membership dues.  (The $500 membership fee is no longer needed to start enjoying your summer at SHRC.)

Annual Dues Stay Same in 2019

Annual dues for the 2019 season will remain the same as the 2017 & 2018 rate: $400 for an individual, $450 for a 2-person membership, and $500 for a family.