Ready, Set, Go! 2018 Opening Weekend!

Saturday, May 19th – Opening Day

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Hot Dogs 12- 2pm or until they are gone
  •   New Member Meeting @ Noon
  •   Swim Team Suit Fitting 1-3pm
  •   Swim Team Parent Meeting 2pm
 
Ready, Set, Go!
The long wait is over, it’s opening weekend at the pool! I’m extremely pleased that things have come together with pre-season preparations, but as usual, we are still busily wrapping things up so that everything will be ready to roll starting at noon this Saturday. 

 
Now getting the club ready for another summer involves many people, doing many different jobs, both big and small. I would like to say thank you to all that attended the work party on May 5th!  Your efforts really helped make a big difference. 
 

I would also like to give a big shout out to one individual in particular and that would be Jeff Haven, our board Maintenance Chair. Jeff is a get it done kind of guy, and that’s just what he’s been doing this off-season. He spearheaded the womens’ locker room re-do, as well as the more minor mens’ locker room tweaks. Additionally, he took on the task of seeing that the expansion joints surrounding around the pool deck were overhauled. To top it off, just yesterday he was busily sanding and staining. So if the place looks a little better than you remember, it’s in large part to Jeff’s seemingly endless amounts of energy.

We also undertook some work that while perhaps less noticeable was quite important. Now I know I will probably be jinxing things here, but I do believe we were able to finally get our leaky old pool sealed up, as after refilling it just a couple of weeks ago, and monitoring the water meter for 10 days, the meter had not changed!

It’s nice to start things with good news for sure!

As we get underway this season there are many things to remind everyone about, and I also have to remind myself that after doing this for so many years, that there are members just joining the pool this summer, and for them this may be the first bit of information they will be receiving. So while some of this may be a repeat, it’s information worth repeating for all of our members, both new and old, I really appreciate you familiarizing yourselves with the pool rules as well as the guest policy. While they haven’t changed, they are important for all to know and worth a revisit.  These will also be posted at the club in the lobby.

Now many of you may also recall last season we implemented the very successful Double Down Diaper Policy.  We will continue to double down this season and want to remind those whom this policy pertains to, to also become familiar with it as well.
 

With the bottom end of things covered, we want to also emphasize, especially with little ones, that sometimes things also come up, literally speaking. If you notice your child either swallowing or inhaling a good deal of water, often indicated by immediate and uncontrolled coughing, please get them out of the pool ASAP. Most of the time the coughing will pass and will go away as fast as it starts, but sometimes the coughing can be a little more severe and may lead to vomiting, which isn’t fun for anyone.

 
Thank you in advance for your help with reviewing our rules and policies!
When coming to the pool during general swim, or for lap swim, please remember to sign in on the computer. I’ve tried to get everyone’s information into and updated in the system. If there is a problem, and for a few of you there certainly will be, it can usually be remedied pretty quickly. There is a form at the front desk for that, and/or please leave me a message in the staff message book. 
 
Remember to check all guests in upon your arrival. Please also remember that opening weekend is for members only and that we will not be scheduling parties to occur during the first week of operations.
 

I would also like to remind you that you are always welcome to check your wallets, purses, keys, phones, etc. in at the pool office.  As far as swim bags and such, many people feel more comfortable taking them out on the deck instead of leaving them in the locker room.  Really it’s about whatever works for you and your comfort level.  

You may also choose to bring a lock with you for the lockers as well, but we ask that you take that lock home with you when you leave for the day.  Now there are occasions when leaving a lock on a locker is permitted, but those instances should be cleared with the pool management in advance.
 

In case you hadn’t heard…

Wedgwood Swim Pool has always been a strong community. As managers, our job is to make decisions to best meet the needs of all those who enjoy Wedgwood pool.  As the community changes, we must be prepared to adjust the operations of the pool.  Over the past several years, we have identified new needs for lap swimmers, water aerobics participants, swim team members, and community members participating in the lesson program.  While we have been able to make minor adjustments to better accommodate certain groups, we felt the time had come to make more significant changes to pool schedules to better meet the needs of the Wedgwood community.  
 
After consulting with the swim coaches, lesson coordinator and the board we have developed a New Schedule for Swim Team Practice.  The new schedule has taken into account feedback from families over the past few years, as well as addressing issues identified by the coaching staff.  We believe the changes will better support the growth and development of the Wedgwood swimmers.
 
Early Season Evening Practices:
6-6:30PM = 8 years and under
6:30-7:10PM = 9-10 year olds
7:10-8:00PM = 11-12 year olds
8:00-9:00PM = 13 years & Up
Summer Morning Practices:
7:00-7:30AM = 15 & up (lanes 1 & 2 practice for swimmers who have jobs)
7:30-9:00AM = 13 years & Up
9:00-9:30AM = 8 years and under
9:30-10:15AM = 9-10 year olds
10:15-11:00AM = 11-12 year olds
 
In addition to these changes in practice times there have also been changes to our general pool hours, early morning lap swim, and the lesson program.  These adjustments reflect the changing needs of our community, as well as the availability of pool space.As many of you probably figured out with the Early Season Practice Schedule starting at 6pm, the pool will now be closing at 6pm, Monday – Thursdays until the switch to the full summer schedule.

The very popular 2:30-3:30pm Afternoon Adult Lap Swim returns, and will start on Monday, May 21st. This swim will run weekdays until June 22nd.

 

Early Morning Lap Swim will being on Monday, June 4th and run all season from 6am-7:30am Monday-Friday.  Please note that once school is out for the summer, and the swim team moves to morning practices, two of the lanes will be designated for swim team practice for the last 30 minutes of this time.

Once school is out for the summer, swimming lessons will start a little earlier in the day, and then run a little longer. They will now run from 9:15am until 12:30pm. We’ve also created, combined, and retooled some our lesson groupings to help us better meet the needs of our swimmers varying skill levels.  And heads up, member registration for Session 1 will be on Wednesday, May 30th 6-7pm.

Now the domino effect of these practice and lesson changes will push out the start time for Aerobics on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday to 12:30pm, Aerobics is scheduled to start on Monday, June 25th.

Finally, the pool will be opening on weekdays at 1:15pm once summer is in full swing, also the 25th of June.

Please keep in mind that as the season progresses we’ll be monitoring and making adjustments as warranted.  For the most up to date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.
 

I’m know that I’m really looking forward the upcoming season. The familiar sounds of the water running in the gutters and that faint scent of chlorine that I have known now for three decades have returned… it’s almost New Year’s Day in May!
 
See you at the pool!

Raab
 


 

Dates to Remember:

Member Lesson Registration
Session 1 lesson registration will be on Wednesday, May 30th 6-7pm.

Early Morning Lap Swim 
Will start on Monday, June 4th and run weekdays 6-7:30am.
 

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Monday, June 25th.Adult Team
Adult team will return to the water starting on Monday June 25th!  Adult team practice will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.Internship

We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is June15th.  For more information and an application click here.
 


Directory Cover Contest
Members between the
 ages 
5‐18 are 
encouraged 

to
 submit 
art
 to 
be 
used 
for 
the 
directory 
cover.


  Those 
artists selected
 will 
have 
their 
entries 
printed
 on 
either 
the 
front 
or 
back 
cover 
of 
the 
2018 
WW 
Pool
 Membership 
Directory.


  • Use
 an 
8
1⁄2 
x 
11” 
white 
blank 
sheet 
of 
paper 
and 
fold 
it 
in 
half 
the 
hamburger 
way
 (landscape
 format 
folded 
in 
half)
. 
  • Draw 
on 
one 
side 
of 
the 
paper.
 (The 
entry 
will 
be 
81/2 
high 
x 
5”
wide)
. 
  • Use 
black 
ink 
and
 white 
paper.
 
  • Include
 the 
words:
 “Wedgwood
 Swim
 Pool 
Directory” 
and
“2016” 
in 
your 
design.
 
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by  Monday, June 11th.
  

 


 

Saturday, May 19th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Hot Dogs 12- 2pm or until they are gone
  •   New Member Meeting @ Noon
  •   Swim Team Suit Fitting 1-3pm
  •   Swim Team Parent Meeting 2pm

Sunday, May 20th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)

Monday, May 21st

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   First Evening Team Practice

Tuesday, May 22nd

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, May 23rd

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, May 24th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Friday, May 25th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)

Saturday, May 26th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Sunday, May 27th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Monday, May 28th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   No Evening Swim Team Practice

Tuesday, May 29th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, May 30th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm
  •   Member Lesson Registration – Session 1 – 6:00-7:00pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, May 31st

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

February News

*As we move closer to the swim season please read the messages below from Pool Membership, Landscape and Management.

Membership:Your annual Dues Statements have been mailed – if you have not yet received your Statement for 2018, please contact Membership at membership@wwpool.org immediately.

Reminder: the Due Date for Dues Payment is March 1, 2018.   Any payments or status change requests made after March 1, 2018, will be subject to a $100 late fee; payments received after April 1st 2018 will be subject to a $250.00 late fee.  Please return your dues/fee statement or status change request form with your payment.  This ensures correct correlation of payment with household.

Limited Offer :  until March 1st, 2018  The amount of transferor fees received upon sale of you membership will be doubled.  (Instead of the typical $650 transferor fee, you will receive $1,300 for a membership sale occurring during this limited time frame).

Good news:  The Full Member dues did not increase this year; therefore, dues and fees remain the same as 2017.

Payment options:  You can now use PayPal to pay your dues/fees.  Your statement reflects your payment total if you use PayPal, with the addition of their fees.  As always, you can pay using a check/money order.
Household Members (full members) and Eligible Designees (Senior Swimmers): All listed under these groups must adhere to the by-laws definition of:

  1. Resides as a full-time household member in the home of owner member; or
  2. Is a child of the owner member and is 26 years of age or younger, regardless of residence. Note:  if their birthdate is 1991 or earlier, they can ONLY be listed if they reside in your residence full time.
Molly Martin
Membership

LANDSCAPE:

POOL LANDSCAPE PARTY
This year our annual landscape event will be held on Saturday May 5 from 10am to 4pm. The time commitment is 3 hours per family.

A few changes this year:

  1. The big landscape projects are done.  We have weeding, raking, and sweeping to be done – not glamorous, but necessary. Please bring buckets, weeding tools, rakes etc.
  2. Very Important, Check-in time will be from 10am to 1pm ONLY. I know scheduling for families is difficult, last year many folks came at the end of the day and there was nothing to do. I don’t want to waste your day. As a result, sign-in cutoff will be1pm.
  3. This plan is a firm at this time-but if needs dictate and we are able to schedule another landscape party you will be notified via the WW Pool Newsletter. So please keep current on emails from the pool, and spread the word about landscape party.

Stephen Ramaley
Landscape

Pool Manager:

Wedgwood Swim Pool has always been a strong community. As managers, our job is to make decisions to best meet the needs of all those who enjoy Wedgwood pool.  As the community changes, we must be prepared to adjust the operations of the pool.  Over the past several years, we have identified new needs for lap swimmers, water aerobics participants, swim team members, and community members participating in the lesson program.  While we have been able to make minor adjustments to better accommodate certain groups, we feel the time has come to make more significant changes to pool schedules to better meet the needs of the Wedgwood community.

After consulting with the swim coaches, lesson coordinator and the board we have developed a New Schedule for Swim Team Practice.  The new schedule has taken into account feedback from families over the past few years, as well as addressing issues identified by the coaching staff.  We believe the changes will better support the growth and development of the Wedgwood swimmers.

Early Season Evening Practices:
6-6:30PM = 8 years and under
6:30-7:10PM = 9-10 year olds
7:10-8:00PM = 11-12 year olds
8:00-9:00PM = 13 years & Up
Summer Morning Practices:
7:00-7:30AM = 15 & up (lanes 1 & 2 practice for swimmers who have jobs)
7:30-9:00AM = 13 years & Up
9:00-9:30AM = 8 years and under
9:30-10:15AM = 9-10 year olds
10:15-11:00AM = 11-12 year olds

We will also be making changes to lap swim and the lesson program which will be announced in the coming weeks.  These adjustments also reflect the changing needs of our community.  We realize that any change has an impact on your summer. And we wanted to share this information as soon as it was available.

We look forward to sunnier days and seeing you all back at Wedgwood Swim Pool for summer 2018!

Raab Parker
Manager

Special Membership Sale

Has life gotten too busy to spend any time at the pool? Has your family outgrown the desire to come to the pool?  If your answer is yes; we have an opportunity for you!

For a LIMITED time, October 24, 2017 – March 1, 2018, we will double the amount of transferor fees you receive upon sale of your membership. Instead of the typical $650 transferor fee, you will receive a check for $1,300 for a membership sale occurring during this limited time frame.

Please contact membership@wwpool.org for additional information.

Note: The WW Pool is an important summer community for most of us.  And membership sales are entirely voluntary. 

Best. Summer. Ever.

That headline pretty much sums it up, and the forecast for the next several days is certainly looking amazing.
 
The last day of operations this season will be Sunday, September 10th. Now that’s a week earlier than usual, and that is because of necessary repairs to the pool liner and expansion joint, which runs down the center of the pool. For this work to be successfully completed, the weather needs to be both dry, and above 50 degrees for about 10 straight days. Originally these repairs were scheduled in April, but, you may recall, it was neither dry, nor very warm during that time. Fingers crossed!
 
Remember that between now and that last day, pool hours will gradually start to be reduced, so please check the schedule below to make sure the pool is open prior to coming down.
 
Now typically the back to school week can bring some of the heaviest pool usage when the weather is anywhere near decent. With the hot weather in the forecast and limited pool hours next week we anticipate some very busy days on the horizon. At this point I want to put it out there and ask that if things do pan out weather-wise, that you please limit your guest usage, as at this point we have just enough staffing to get to the end, but once school starts, bringing in extra staff can really become a challenge. 

Again, as in past years, we will also not be scheduling any parties for the last week of the season.

Finally, the last weekend will be for pool members only.

Thank you!

Don’t forget the early pool closure, 3:45pm this Thursday for the SSSL Water Polo Championships.

That’s it!  Enjoy the last few days around the pool. Have a wonderful off-season and I will see you next May if not before!
 

Raab
 

Wednesday, August 30th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Thursday, August 31st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-3:45pm
  •   Water Polo Championships 4pm

Friday, September 1st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am (Last Day)
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, September 2nd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, September 3rd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, September 4th

  •   Biathlon 9:30am (warm-up @9am)
  •   Pool Hrs: 12-7pm (no parties)
  •   Games 2:30-3:20pm

Tuesday, September 5th

  •   Pool Hrs: 1-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Wednesday, September 6th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Thursday, September 7th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Friday, September 8th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Saturday, September 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (members only)

Sunday, September 10th

  •   Hrs: 12-5pm (members only)

August… rollin’ along

From the manager…

ROAD CLOSURE!

Latest Update: 

Word on the street about the street is that the roadwork is scheduled for Friday now, not Thursday, however the word from SDOT when I called says they are doing it Thursday…

We’ll let you know what we know when we know it…


The most immediate information I need to share with you is that the Seattle Department of Transportation – SDOT, will be working on 28th AVE NE from NE 75th to the pool this Thursday, August 17th. I have been told that the work is scheduled to start around noon and that the road will not be drivable for up to 6 hours after the work is completed. We will remain open so if you plan on coming to the pool that day plan on using alternative routes to get here.

WATERSHOW
The other big news this week is that the Watershow is coming up on Saturday!  The show will start at dusk – right around 8:30pm.  Also this year we’ll be having the BeanFish foodtruck on site from 6:30-8:30pm. Yum. So come grab a bite and enjoy the show.  


Please note that the pool will be closing early at 7pm both on Friday for the rehearsal, and then again on Saturday for the big show.

ADULT PARTY.2
On Saturday, August 26th we’ll be having the 2nd and final adult party of the season. There will be drinks and light bites on the upper deck starting at 7pm and the party is scheduled to run until 10pm.  Also during the party there will be an Almost Anything Goes but sadly there will be no bull riding as that beast ended up biting the dust during our last Anything Goes.

TIDBITS – in chronological order

  •  Lesson Registration for Session 5 – Wed., Aug 16th, 8:30am.
  • The pool will close at 7pm both Fri., Aug. 18th and Sat., Aug. 19th for the Watershow rehearsal and show.
  • Thurs, Aug 24th after 5:45pm – Water Polo Matches will close the deep area of the pool.  No lap lanes will be available during this time.
  • Water aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th.
  • Adult Party 7-10pm and Anything Goes 7-9:30pm
  • Thur, Aug 31st the pool will be closing early at 3:45pm for the SSSL Water Polo Championships.
  • Early Morning Lap Swim will wrap up for the season on Friday the 1st of September.
  • Labor Day – Biathlon 9:30am, Games 2:30pm
  • The last day of the season will be Sunday, Sept 10th.

See you at the pool!

 -Raab
 


 

Family Swim 
Family Swim weekdays 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.

Teen Swim
Teen Swim is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics Schedule: M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.  Aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th!
 


 

Tuesday, August 15th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 16th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Lesson Registration for Session 5
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Thursday, August 17th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Friday, August 18th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-7pm

Saturday, August 19th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   Watershow 7pm (BeanFish Food Truck 6:30-8:30pm)

Sunday, August 20th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 21st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 22nd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 23rd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Thursday, August 24th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm* (shallow end only after 5:45pm – no lap lane)
  •   Water Polo Matches 6pm – close

Friday, August 25th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm (last day)
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, August 26th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 27th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Adult Party.2 7-10pm
  •   Anything Goes 7-9:30pm

Monday, August 28th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 29th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 30th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Thursday, August 31st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-3:45pm
  •   Water Polo Championships 4pm

Mid-Week Update

Hello –

I wanted to send out a mid-week update as things are really shaping up to be a bit on the extreme side weatherwise these next couple of days.  

At this time the boiler has been completely shut off to help keep the pool as comfortable as possible. This means the water will likely be a little cooler in the morning but hopefully remain refreshing in the late afternoon and evening. Now it’s not uncommon for the pool temp to increase 5-6 degrees, or even more during this type of weather. Turning the boiler completely off, rather than down, has proven to be the most effective method of keeping the pool water cooler and avoiding the later day bathtub effect.

Now because the boiler is turned off, the showers well, will be a tad bit more refreshing these next few days as well.  It’s a bit complicated, but to heat our showers there is a small heat exchanger off of the boiler, the boiler that also heats the pool. t’s a great design most of the time, except when the weather gets really warm. If the boiler were to remain on there’s enough residual heat still remaining from heating the showers that it becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the pool from continued heating, which during this weather is not so good.

So that’s the story with the pool and shower temps.  I also wanted to send out a reminder that tonight (Wednesday) the pool will be closing early at 5pm for the swim team dinner, awards and movie.

In the time since the last news blast went out on Sunday I have also been asked several times about whether or not there will be any sort of limitations on guests during this hot spell. At this time I don’t have a definitive answer, but my gut tells me we won’t likely need to do that. Still, probably not the best time to bring the whole neighborhood down for a swim though. What I can say definitively is that the pool will be open extended hours on both Thursday and Friday until 10pm!

Stay Cool!

 -Raab

Looking ahead…

  •  Wed, Aug 2nd 5pm – Early Pool Closure
  •  Wed, Aug 9th – Senior member dessert potluck – 7pm 
  • Thurs, Aug 10th – Water Polo Matches will close the deep area of the pool at 5:45pm.  No lap lanes will be available during this time.
  • Sat, August 19th – The Watershow – Pool will close at 7pm.

 


Family Swim 
Family Swim weekdays 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.

Teen Swim
Teen Swim is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics Schedule: M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.  Aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th!
 


 

Wednesday, August 2nd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Lesson Registration for Session 4
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-5pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner, Awards, Swim & Movie

Thursday, August 3rd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-10pm

Friday, August 4th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-10pm

Saturday, August 5th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 6th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 8th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 9th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Senior Dessert Potulck 7-9pm

Thursday, August 10th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm* (shallow end only after 5:45pm – no lap lane)
  •   Water Polo Matches 4pm – close

Friday, August 11th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, August 12th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 13th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Goodbye July… …Hello August

From the manager…

I would like to start off by saying thank you to all that helped put on a very successful prelims for the girls last Monday. I have been doing these meets for a long time and truly feel that it was the crazy busiest one of them all.  I’m also absolutely certain that we could not have done it without the help of our many volunteers. Again, Thank you!

This week the swim team season [finally] wraps up.  The All City meet is at Innis on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we’ll be having our end of the year dinner and awards night.  Please note that the pool will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday for this event.

Our other swim team, the Adults, took 1st place at their meet this past Saturday!  Way to go! And a big thank you to Brenda Tomtan for stepping in and taking over as our volunteer head coach!

Looking ahead it’s going to be hot, Hot, HOT.  While I know that closing the pool early for the swim team on Wednesday is a complete bummer, we will very likely be extending the hours on both Thursday, Friday, perhaps beyond, to help beat the heat. I’ll be sending out a reminder via email as well as posting updates on Facebook to get the word out. I might also be sending out word on whether or not to limit or not bring guests depending on how things play out. So please stay tuned!

Early Morning Lap Swim is extended until 7:30am for the remainder of it’s run. So now you can sleep in a little later and/or just swim a little longer.

I wanted to let all of you that partake in water aerobics know that it will run through Friday, August 25th.

Water Polo sign-ups are going on now. Water polo actually starts this week! Stop by the pool office for more info or to sign up. You can also find information on our web page.

The Watershow is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th. Sign-ups to participate in this annual rite of summer have begun. Stop by the pool lobby and put down your deets. Groups will be formed and the practice schedule then ironed out.

Upcoming Road Closure on 8/17 – Planning ahead – This past week I was contacted by the Seattle Dept. of Transportation regarding an upcoming road closure on Wednesday, August 17th, of 28th AVE NE, north of NE 75th down to the pool. At this time I have been told that the work is scheduled to start around noon and that the road will not be drivable for the remainder of that day. I will update if the date or duration of the closure changes. Note that the pool will remain open during regardless of the day the roadwork occurs.

Rerun on this, remember guests must be accompanied by the pool member while they are at the pool. This does mean that you should remain at the pool while your guests are using the facility.

See you at the pool!

 -Raab

Looking ahead…

  •  Wed, Aug 2nd 5pm – Early Pool Closure
  •  Wed, Aug 2nd – Lesson Registration for Session 4, 8:30am
  •  Wed, Aug 9th – Senior member dessert potluck – 7pm 
  • Thurs, Aug 10th – Water Polo Matches will close the deep area of the pool.  No lap lanes will be available during this time.
  • Sat, August 19th – The Watershow – Pool will close at 7pm

 


 

Family Swim 
Family Swim weekdays 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.

Teen Swim
Teen Swim is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics Schedule: M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.  Aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th!
 


Monday, July 31st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 1st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 2nd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Lesson Registration for Session 4
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-5pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner, Awards, Swim & Movie

Thursday, August 3rd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm?

Friday, August 4th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm?

Saturday, August 5th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 6th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 8th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 9th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Senior Dessert Potulck 7-9pm

Thursday, August 10th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm* (shallow end only after 4pm – no lap lane)
  •   Water Polo Matches 4pm – close

Friday, August 11th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, August 12th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 13th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm