Schedule Change, Reminders, and an Update

SCHEDULE CHANGE
Please note that the pool was previously scheduled to close at 5:30pm for water polo matches on Thursday the 11th, however because both Wedgwood, and our opponent Aqua Club have small teams, there won’t be as many matches so less pool time will be needed. The revised closing time on Thursday will now be 7pm with matches starting at 7:15.

Please also remember that the pool will also be closing early for the Watershow at 7pm on both Friday the 12th, for rehearsal, and on Saturday the 13th for the big show. We expect the Watershow to actually begin about 8:30pm on the 13th.

MEMBER LESSON REGISTRATION
Our last session of lessons for the summer is Session 5 (August 15th-25th)!
Members Register: Wednesday, August 10th. In person registration from 10-11am, register by phone from 11am-12pm.
To register, go to: www.gomotionapp.com/wedgewoodscl

WEEKDAY EVENING LAPS
Attendance at weekday evening laps has been up and down of late, and somewhat unpredictable. Some evenings we have as few as 3 people show up, and other nights up to 10. In an effort to accommodate both lap swimmers as well as those that would like to utilize some of the space in the deep end for other things, I took the initiative to reduce the number of lanes on these evenings from 6 to 3. To be honest this hasn’t seemed to work out very well. Moving forward we will plan on putting 6 lanes in for evening laps, but please note that one or more of the lanes may be removed depending on the number of attendees. I would also ask so that all types of users have some deep end pool space so that when 6 lanes are in, lane 6 be used for those who don’t necessarily want to swim laps. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.


Wed, Aug 10th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (See note above on lanes)

Thur, Aug 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-7pm
Water Polo Matches 6 -10pm

Fri, Aug 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-7pm
Watershow Rehersal 7:30pm

Sat, Aug 13th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–7pm
Watershow @ Dusk approx 8:30pm

Sun, Aug 14th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

POOL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON on AUG 28th

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

 

The Next 10 Days…

EARLY MORING LAPS
Weekday Early Morning Laps has now been extended and will run from 6-8am for the remainder of the season.

WATERSHOW
The Watershow is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th. Please note the the pool will close early at 7pm on both Friday the 12th, for rehearsal, and on Saturday the 13th for the big show. We expect the Watershow to actually begin about 8:30pm on the 13th.

WATER POLO
Water Polo practices started on Wednesday the 3rd. It’s not too late to sign up. Click here for more information and registration. Please note that the pool will close early at 5:30pm for water polo matches on Thursday the 11th.


Thur, Aug 4th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps (only 3 lanes) 8-9pm

Fri, Aug 5th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, Aug 6th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sun, Aug 7th
Adult Laps 11am–Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, Aug 8th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (3 lanes)

Tue, Aug 9th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (3 lanes)

Wed, Aug 10th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (3 lanes)

Thur, Aug 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-5:30pm
Water Polo Matches 6 -10pm

Fri, Aug 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-7pm
Watershow Rehersal 7:30pm

Sat, Aug 13th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–7pm
Watershow @ Dusk approx 8:30pm

Sun, Aug 14th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

POOL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON on AUG 28th for major renovation project.

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

 

Holy Hot Stuff!!!


Over the last several days, many members have been asking if we will be placing a restriction on guests. This is one of those conundrums where we’ll make some people happy and others not so much.

Typically, about once every other season or so, things line up perfectly to create a situation where we experience extremely high pool usage. We are definitely there now and in anticipation of the continuing hot weather along with staffing issues we are running into, we are asking that all members, including our senior users, not to bring guests Friday – Sunday.

Thank you in your cooperation with this, see you at the pool!

Raab

WATERSHOW

The Watershow is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th. We have enough kids signed up for 4 groups but it would be great to get a few more signed up. Sign up by clicking this linkand/or scan the QR code in the pool lobby.

WATER POLO
Water Polo is on! Practices start next Wednesday. Click here for more information and registration.


WWAY – Wedgwood All Year
 
The WWAY Committee, a volunteer group of pool members operating under the oversight of the board, has been hard at work developing a feasibility study to determine the potential for extending swim operations beyond the summer season.
 
We’ve now developed a draft operational model that incorporates initial input we’ve received from members and neighbors, best practice experience from local pools such as View Ridge and Aqua Club, conversations with community and school swim clubs, and initial assessments of our physical plant. Next step – use this draft model and the feedback we gather to generate a financial assessment, which we will use to further refine our feasibility study. 
 
While we’re in peak swim season, we want to share the assumptions on which we’ve built the draft model and hear your thoughts. 
 
Join us on Sunday, July 31st from 4:00 – 5:30 at the pool to learn more and let us know what you think. 
 
You can also email your comments to: WWAYexplore@gmail.com

Visit our WWAY webpage to read more about our draft operational model and more about the work of WWAY.

When the feasibility study is complete, WWAY will present one or more proposals to the Board. Ultimately, the Board will decide which proposal(s), if any, to forward to the membership for a final vote. Your input now will help shape those proposals.


Thur, July 28th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps (only 3 lanes) 8-9pm

Fri, July 29th
No Guests
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Yoga with Brooke 12-12:50pm
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, July 30th
No Guests
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9:00pm

Sun, July 31st
No Guests
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, Aug 1st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Tue, Aug 2nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Wed, Aug 3rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Water Polo Starts
Water Show Practices Begin
Open Swim 1-4pm
Swim Team Celebration 5pm

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

Here’s what’s on deck…

It’s sign up season in the lobby…

ADULT MEET
The Adult Meet is this Saturday, July 23rd at Innis Arden. Event sheets are posted in the pool lobby, come and sign up today! Sign up deadline is 9pm Wednesday, July 20th

WATERSHOW
The Watershow is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th. Sign up by clicking this link and/or scan the QR code in the pool lobby. Groups will be formed, and practices will start in early August after swim team wraps up.

For those of you that don’t already know, the Watershow has its origins from a long time back in the early days of the club. It’s a fun filled hour of almost synchronized swimming to music. Groups of kids and sometimes even adults perform a variety of entertaining and occasionally off the wall routines at this annual rite of summer. So, perhaps you are looking for something to help keep the kids busy after swim team. The Watershow is a low key way for them to practice all of those other strokes that they didn’t work on while at workout like the side stroke, the leg in the air underwater somersault and the flying out of the water flipperoo. Being a swim team member is not a requirement for participation nor is super strong swimming skills. This event is open to EVERYONE willing to endure the fun and camaraderie that will ensue in the preparation for the big show.  

WATER POLO
Water Polo – Interest sign up has been posted. Some information has been emailed to those that participated last year and more details are coming soon. It but it looks like we may be able to jump start our program again!

 


WWAY – Wedgwood All Year wants to hear from you!
 
The WWAY Committee, a volunteer group of pool members operating under the oversight of the board, has been hard at work developing a feasibility study to determine the potential for extending swim operations beyond the summer season.
 
We’ve now developed a draft operational model that incorporates initial input we’ve received from members and neighbors, best practice experience from local pools such as View Ridge and Aqua Club, conversations with community and school swim clubs, and initial assessments of our physical plant. Next step – use this draft model and the feedback we gather to generate a financial assessment, which we will use to further refine our feasibility study. 
 
While we’re in peak swim season, we want to share the assumptions on which we’ve built the draft model and hear your thoughts. 
 
Join us on Sunday, July 31st from 4:00 – 5:30 at the pool to learn more and let us know what you think. 
 
You can also email your comments to: WWAYexplore@gmail.com
 
Visit our WWAY webpage to read more about our draft operational model and more about the work of WWAY.
 
When the feasibility study is complete, WWAY will present one or more proposals to the Board. Ultimately, the Board will decide which proposal(s), if any, to forward to the membership for a final vote. Your input now will help shape those proposals.
 


Wed, July 20th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thur, July 21st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Fri, July 22nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Yoga with Brooke 12-12:50pm
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, July 23rd
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9:00pm

Sun, July 24th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, July 25th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Yoga with Brooke 12-12:50pm
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Tue, July 26th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Wed, July 27th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Member Lesson Registration 10am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team Dessert Party 7-8pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.
 


 

 

Here’s what’s going on this week…

  • No meets here at Wedgwood, our next home meet will be next week on Thursday the 14th.
  • Adult Party and Fun Float this coming Saturday, more details below.

 


Big News from the Pool Board

The pool will be getting a top to bottom re-surface this fall. The plaster shell has lasted 25+ years but the time has come where it is beyond the point of patching and repair. The new method is to create a complete fiberglass liner. This new surface will be easier to maintain, use less chemicals to keep the water balanced, and also be easier on the toes, as the worn out plaster has become rough in spots. New gutters, new diving board, hand rails, and LED underwater lighting are also part of this project. 

This project will take approximately three months to complete and a good portion of the project is dependent on good weather. So that the pool will be ready to open in the spring of 2023, the pool will close for the season on Sunday August 28th, the contractor WMS Aquatics, will start Monday August 29th. 

Thank you for your support.
Any questions contact Jeff Haven at: jlkhaven@msn.com
 


Adult Party & Almost Anything Goes

Please join us for an adult party on the upper deck and Almost Anything Goes in the pool, Saturday July 9 from 7-9:30pm. We’ll have beer, wine and food for the adults on the upper deck and snacks for the kids by the pool. This is a good opportunity for newer members to meet longtime members, ask questions and get to know our pool better. It’s always a fun time.

 
 


Wed, July 6th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thur, July 7th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm (note: at 8pm the south part of the pool will switch to Adult Laps)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (6 lanes)

Fri, July 8th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, July 9th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–7pm
Fun Float 7-9:30pm
Adult Party 7-9:30pm
Teen Swim 7-9:30pm

Sun, July 10th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, July 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tue, July 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm
Open Swim 1-9pm (note: at 8pm the south part of the pool will switch to Adult Laps)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (6 lanes)

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.
 

It’s Summertime!

Thank goodness summer decided to show up, but WOWZA!

  • Member registration for Session 2 of morning group lessons is this Wednesday 6/29, 10-11am in person, and 11am-12pm on the phone.
  • The pool will be closing early on Thursday 6/30 at 4pm for a home meet.
  • The pool will be open 4th of July, but the hours are a little different, see below for more details.

Mon, June 27th
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tue, June 28th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm (note: at 8pm the south part of the pool will switch to Adult Laps)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (6 lanes)

Wed, June 29th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Member Lesson Registration in person 10-11am, by phone 11am-12pm
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thur, June 30th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm
Open Swim 1-
4pm (all 6 lanes in for laps)
Home Meet: vs Aqua Club

Fri, July 1st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, July 2nd
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sun, July 3rd
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, July 4th
Morning Laps 10:30am-12:00pm
Open Swim 1-7pm

Tue, July 5th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm (note: at 8pm the south part of the pool will switch to Adult Laps)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (6 lanes)

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.


Time to revisit our Double Down Diaper Policy

  • Every child NOT COMPLETELY POTTY TRAINED must wear a SNUG FITTING NON-DISPOSABLE swim diaper and/or rubber pants over their disposable swim diapers.
  • According to the CDC no swim diaper hold fecal material beyond 3-5 minutes.  By double diapering we hope to get the full 5 minutes.
  • Make it a habit to have your child visit the bathroom before they get into the pool, even if they went at home.
  • Take frequent bathroom breaks – we suggest every 30 minutes.
  • If you observe your child doing their “potty dance”, please take your child out of the pool/deck area and head to the bathroom.
  • If your child is not feeling well, has cramps, diarrhea, tummy ache, do not come to the pool.  Some of these scenarios could potentially lead to a 24-hour pool closure.


Aerobics

Water Aerobics Update – Due to high demand and a desire to not overcrowd our classes, our aerobics program this summer will only be open to our pool members and their guests*.

*Those pool members wishing to bring in an occasional guest may do so, however we will continue to monitor to see whether or not this impacts our ability to maintain a comfortable number of participants. Drop in program fee will apply for guests.

Aerobics runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-8:45am and Tuesday, Thursday 12:05-12:50pm.


Adult Team

Adult Team practices are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. There will not be practice on Monday 7/4. Adult Meet is the morning of July 23rd at Innis Arden.


Save the Dates

JULY 9th

Please join us for an adult party on the upper deck and Almost Anything Goes in the pool, Saturday July 9 from 7-9:30pm. We’ll have beer, wine and food for the adults on the upper deck and snacks for the kids by the pool. This is a good opportunity for newer members to meet longtime members, ask questions and get to know our pool better. It’s always a fun time.

AUGUST 13th

The WATERSHOW!

Summer is Coming!

Things are in full swing now! Open swim hours are generally        1-9pm weekdays and 12-9pm on weekends, however there are sometimes exceptions, like this week on both Tuesday and Thursday the pool will be closing early for home meets.

Please note that with the start of the swim team workouts shifting to the morning, early morning lap swim will now run 6-7am.

Pool hours for this coming week:

Mon, June 20th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Swim Team – Morning workouts begin (see schedule below)

Aerobics 8-8:45am
Swim Lessons – Session 1 begins
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tue, June 21st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-4pm (all 6 lanes in for laps)
Home Meet: Wedg vs Wood

Wed, June 22nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thur, June 23rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm
Open Swim 1-4pm (all 6 lanes in for laps)
Home Meet: vs Innis Arden

Fri, June 24th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7pm-9pm

Sat, June 25th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Overnighter 8pm (No lap lanes after 8pm)

Sun, June 26th
Overnighter Pick-Up 7am
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Mon, June 27th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm (lap lanes in until 7:45pm)
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.


Swim Team Morning Workouts

7:00-8:00am  15+
8:00-8:50am  13-14
8:50-9:20am  8 and Under
9:20-10:00am  9-10
10:00-10:45am  11-12


Aerobics

Aerobics returns starting Monday, June 20th and will run M, W, F  8-8:45am and T, Th – 12:05-12:50pm.
Member season passes are available in the office for $75. Drop in for individual classes is $5.

We expect demand to be pretty high for aerobics this year and as such will be taking a measured approach to how it will roll out. For the month of June, aerobics will only be open for members, and senior users (formerly known as senior members) of the club. After we get a sense of how many members are attending, we will make a decision with regard to opening it up to non-members as well.

We will not be doing reservations for aerobics this year. Our plan is to offer a pass system similar to what we were doing prior to COVID.


Adult Team

Adult Team is back and will begin practices on Monday June 20th. Practices will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. The team will be coached by Bridget and Isabel Fetty, Hanna Parker, and Kai Haven will also be helping out a bit as well. Save the date: Adult Meet will be on the morning of July 23rd.


Teen Swim

Teen swim returns on Saturday June 18th. Teens can bring in 2 guest for $5/each on Fri, Sat and Sun after 7pm, and these do not count against the 20 allotment.


Family Swim

Family swim will be back on weekdays starting on Monday, June 20th, from 5:30-7:00pm.  This is a quieter time at the club, perfect for families with small children. Typically the basketball hoop is removed during this time. Keep in mind that those swimmers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member during the Family Swim time.


Guest Policy

Each family will be allowed 20 guest visits over the summer at $7.50/guest. A member must with the guest at all times. Member families past the 20 limit will pay $9.50/guest per visit. House guests and boarders pay and count once against the guest limit and are able to use the pool after that without charge. They need not be accompanied by a member. These cases must be registered in the office. House guests with a local regular residence must be cleared by the board. Larger groups of 6-12 people may be considered a party, please see more information below.


Parties and Rentals

Parties for groups of 6 to 12 people can usually be held during regular pool hours. Parties must be pre-arranged with the office. We schedule only one party at a time and for two-hour blocks to lessen impact on other members using the pool. Parties are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $7.50 per person, and these do not count against the 20 guest allotment. If prior arrangements are not made, partygoers will be counted as regular pool guests.

The pool is also available for rent when not regularly open.  We can accommodate groups up to 75 people. Rates, times and availability vary.  Contact the office if you are interested in finding out more.


BBQs, Tables and Chairs

The barbecues, tables and chairs are available for ALL to use on a first come, first serve basis.


Wedgwood Internship

The Wedgwood Internship will start June 24th (Friday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective job candidates with an opportunity to:

· Gain experience with the tasks and responsibilities of a Wedgwood staff member

· Learn about the expectations of employment (i.e., what it means to have a job)

· Be evaluated based on performance for future positions (rather than on interview and application alone)

· Develop new skills and receive feedback from management

Qualifications: Participants must be 14 years of age by the start of the internship.

If you are interested in participating, please complete and sign the attached form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box by 6/20/22.

For more information please see attachment.


 

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Hello, it’s good to be back, Again!

I have been out for nearly two weeks with COVID and I’m still dealing with a bit of brain fog. It’s an unusual feeling, and I while I may think I am being clear in this email, I’m not 100% certain that’s actually the case so please bear with me. Thank you. – Raab

This coming week will be the last of the pre-shoulder season. Full time hours will start on Saturday, June 18th. We will kick off the full summer season with some fun activities. On the 18th from 7-9:30pm there an adult party on the upper deck and an “almost anything goes” in the pool, the first since 2019! We’ll have beer, wine and food on the upper deck for the adults and some snacks for the kids by the pool.

And for those that don’t know, almost anything goes is when floaties and inflatables are allowed. So pump them up and bring them down!

One other scheduling thing for Saturday, June 18th is that there will not be morning lap swim as swim team time trials will be happening.

Here are the pool hours for this coming week.

Mon, June 13th – Thur, June 16th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Adult Afternoon Laps 2:30-4pm
Open Swim 3:30-6pm
Swim Team 6-9:15pm

Fri, June 17th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Adult Afternoon Laps 2:30-4pm
Open Swim 3:30-9pm

Sat, June 18th
Swim Team Time Trials 10:30-12
Open Swim 12–7pm
Fun Float 7-9:30pm
Teen Swim 7-9:30pm
Adult Party 7-9:30pm

Sun, June 19th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.


Aerobics

Aerobics returns starting Monday, June 20th and will run M, W, F  8-8:45am and T, Th – 12:05-12:50pm.

We expect demand to be pretty high for aerobics this year and as such will be taking a measured approach to how it will roll out. For the month of June, aerobics will only be open for members, and senior users (formerly known as senior members) of the club. After we get a sense of how many members are attending, we will make a decision with regard to opening it up to non-members as well.

We will not be doing reservations for aerobics this year. Our plan is to offer a pass system similar to what we were doing prior to COVID.


Adult Team

Adult Team is back and will begin practices on Monday June 20th. Practices will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm. The team will be coached by Bridget and Isabel Fetty, Hanna Parker, and Kai Haven will also be helping out a bit as well. Save the date: Adult Meet will be on the morning of July 23rd.


Teen Swim

Teen swim returns on Saturday June 18th. Teens can bring in 2 guest for $5/each on weekends after 7pm and these do not count against the 20 allotment.


Family Swim

Family swim will be back on weekdays starting on Monday, June 20th, from 5:30-7:00pm.  This is a quieter time at the club, perfect for families with small children. Keep in mind that those swimmers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member during the Family Swim time.


Wedgwood Internship

The Wedgwood Internship will start June 24th (Friday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective job candidates with an opportunity to:

· Gain experience with the tasks and responsibilities of a Wedgwood staff member

· Learn about the expectations of employment (i.e., what it means to have a job)

· Be evaluated based on performance for future positions (rather than on interview and application alone)

· Develop new skills and receive feedback from management

Qualifications: Participants must be 14 years of age by the start of the internship.

If you are interested in participating, please complete and sign the attached form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box by 6/20/22.

For more information please see attachment.


Dave Newton Memorial

There will be a memorial for long-time pool member Dave Newton on Saturday, June 25th. Please email davenewtonmemorial@gmail.com for details.


Link to Dave’s obituary.


WWAY Committee May Update

A key issue to resolve in our extended season feasibility study is whether our pool’s current boilers are adequate for year-round operations.

Our Facilities subcommittee has been considering this question. They are trying to determine if the current boilers can keep the water temperature warm enough for swimming given winter wind and air temperature conditions. They also plan to consider options to supplement or replace our current boilers but since these options come at a higher cost, they first want to thoroughly explore whether we can make do with what we have.

Meanwhile, the Operations subcommittee continues reaching out to other pools to learn from their experience. Here’s some of what we learned from Aqua Club:

  • Aqua Club has provided some form of extended-season swimming since 2014.
  • They have found that year-round operation is financially positive.
  • Aqua Club rents pool time to private and public swim (e.g., adult and youth) and water polo teams as well as a synchronized swimming group and the North Shore Fire Department.
  • Aqua Club offers open swim time on Sundays where all members (including families) are welcome, regardless of whether they are winter swimmers.
  • Aqua Club capped their extended-season membership and had to turn away interested swimmers.

May Question of the month:

What do you want to learn about the Committee’s work?

Email your thoughts and questions to this month’s and/or prior month’s questions to WWAYexplore@gmail.com. All input is welcome. We will share a summary of what we heard and provide answers to common questions on our website WWAY Website