What’s Happening: Aug 19th – Sept 2nd

Remember last year at this time?

As this much improved August rolls on… The next couple of weeks will be the last of our full time pool schedule this summer, and starting Labor Day weekend, pool hours will start to decrease and then we’ll make the switch to our shoulder season schedule shortly thereafter.  

September 15th will be our final day of operations, so with less than a month to go it’s time to get your pool time in now, especially if you enjoy aerobics and/or early morning laps.  Aerobics will end this coming Friday the 23rd, and early morning laps will wrap up on Friday the 30th.

Now, staffing that last couple of weeks that the pool is open can sometimes be a challenge, and this year will be no exception. Add on a recent jury summons that one of the guards received doesn’t really help much either. That being said, we are going to try our best to keep doing our afternoon adult laps along with the general swim hours as well. Depending on the staffing situation and the weather though, we may have to make some adjustments, but that may come down to a day of sort of thing.

With a limited number of staff, one thing that we have done in the past that has seemed to help with keeping things manageable has been to not schedule parties, and/or have the pool be open for members only. We are planning on doing some of this again for the last couple of weeks of operations, so if you were thinking about bringing guests, and/or having a party, now is the time to do it. Please don’t wait until September!  More schedule specifics can be found on the pool calendar.

Enjoy these last few weeks.

Raab
 


Aerobics

The last day for aerobics this season will be Friday, August 23rd. The annual end of the season pot-luck lunch will be on Wednesday, August 21st at 1pm.
 


Early Morning Laps

The last day for early morning laps will be Friday, August 30th. Also a heads up that starting on Monday, August 26th, the Roosevelt Girls Swim Team will start practice at 7:30am. You should expect things to get a little busy toward the end of the lap swim time and the start of their practice through the end of that week.


Lost and Found

Once again the lost and found is on display in the pool lobby. These items will be donated next week on Friday, so please take a look prior to then. Also note that any items lost and then found after today will be placed in the bins on the west side of the building.
 


Labor Day

Labor day will kick off with the Biathlon again this year. The event will run 9:30-10:30am, with warm ups starting at 9am. The biathlon can be done individually or as a team. For participants 13 and up, the event consists of 1000-yard swim and 5 laps around Dahl Field. For those under 13, the event consists of a 300-yard swim and 2 laps around Dahl Field. A sign up sheet will be posted in the pool lobby.

From 2:30-3:30 we will have the return of the fabulous Labor Day games. 

Pool hours on Labor Day 12-7.
 


Outdoor Swimming Sept-May @ View Ridge

Dear Wedgwood Members,

Many of you participated in our inaugural year of adult lap swim at the View Ridge Pool. We are excited to be able to offer adult lap swim again in the 2019 – 2020 off season. We want to make sure if you are interested, you have an opportunity to swim. Those who have already contacted me and made payment, there is no need to reply again.

Lap Swim Hours
* Season Dates:  September 9th, 2019 to May 8th, 2020
* Hours: Monday – Friday 6-7:30am; Noon – 1:30pm; 6 – 7:30 pm (2 lanes), and Saturday 8:30-11:30am.
* Special holiday hours will be determined.
* Swimmers must be 16 or older.

Fees:
* Individual For Season:  $625
* Family For Season: $1,050 (4 family members per household)

Please email manager@vrstc.org with subject title Off Season Lap Swim, your full name, what program you’re interested in, that you are members of Wedgwood and your email address.  Space is limited, you will be confirmed once we receive your payment.

Please send your payment into:

  • Attn:  Off Season Lab Swim

View Ridge Swim and Tennis Club
PO Box 51079, Seattle, WA 98115

It’s so great to have the opportunity to use our pool year-round to support our members and our friends.

If you have any questions about lap swim, please let me know.

Thank you,
Bruce Gillespie – View Ridge Club Manager

 


Monday, August 19th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, August 20th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, August 21st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Aerobics Pot Luck Lunch 1pm
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, August 22nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 23rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am (last day)

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 24th
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 25th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, August 26th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, August 27th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, August 28th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, August 29th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 30th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am (last day)
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm (last day)
Teen Swim 7-9pm (last day)

Saturday, August 31st
Hrs: 12-8pm 

Sunday, September 1st
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-8pm 

Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day
Biathlon 9:30-10:30am – warm up 9am
Hrs: 1-7pm
Labor Day Games 2:30-3:30

Here’s what’s happening…

From the Manager

We have gone green at the pool, quite literally, and because of that we will be closing early on Saturday the 10th at 7pm, and then opening late on Sunday the 11th, when we hope to open back up at 2pm. So what’s going on? When I say green, I mean algae. We have been battling it for the past few weeks and this morning when we rolled the pool covers off of the pool it was evident that things are exponentially getting worse.

Now it’s been a several years since algae has been an issue for us, but every now and then it does come back. It usually will start along the south wall next to the diving board and then spreads fairly rapidly along the west wall in the deep end. While we have been actively brushing the algae it has continued to spread.

This sort of bloom does not happen every year, in fact it’s been more than a decade now since the last time. It’s also not just a thing here at our pool either. In fact, the manager at View Ridge just told me today he has been fighting it all season as well. 

My best guess is that this is weather related, so the same thing that is keeping our lawns and gardens greener this summer is doing the same for the pool.

The good news is that the algae is not harmful itself, but overnight tonight we will be super-chlorinating, which involves bringing the chlorine level way up, way too high to safely swim in. The chlorine will then need time to dissipate and return to safe levels. 

I am hopeful that this first salvo will be successful. We’ll definitely be monitoring the situation and are already planning for round two.

Other than algae, it’s Watershow week! The pool will be closing early both Friday and Saturday this coming week. More details on the Watershow below.

See you at the pool.

Raab


Watershow

The big show is on Saturday, August 17th starting around 8:30pm. This year’s theme: Divas

Also on the evening of the show, we’ll have Tacos El Guero Food truck on site from 6 – 8:30pm.  Check out their menu.


Aerobics

The last day for aerobics this season will be Friday, August 23rd.


Saturday, August 10th
Hrs: 12-7pm (note the early closure)

Sunday, August 11th
Hrs: 2-9pm (note the late opening)
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, August 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, August 13th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, August 14th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, August 15th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 16th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-7pm (note the early closure)
Watershow Rehearsal 7:30pm

Saturday, August 17th
Hrs: 12-7pm (note the early closure)
Taco Truck 6 – 8:30pm
Watershow 8:30pm

Sunday, August 18th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

July 29th – August 4th

The Pool will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 30th as we are hosting the Boys Prelims meet. There will be no aerobics, lessons, or open swim time.  Early morning lap swim will be happening at the usual time, but please note that the pool will be on the chilly side. Also, there are still a few critical volunteer spots yet to be filled for the meet, so if you happen to be available tomorrow, mid afternoon – evening, please come down to the pool and sign up today. It would be much appreciated! 

The remainder of this week is looking just dandy. We’ll be open regular hours for the rest of this week with the only exception being Saturday when the pool will be open a little later in the evening for another Adult Party and Kid fun float. More details on that below.

With the start of August also comes the sign ups for both Water Polo and the Watershow. If you’re going to be around during the next few weeks and you’d like to keep the kids a little busy, but not swim team kind of busy, then they might be something to consider.

It’s going to be a fantastic week ahead, enjoy this week to the fullest! If your plans involve coming to the pool, which they probably should, please remember to double diaper, not bring glass containers, leave the alcohol at home, and always shower before getting in.

See you at the pool.

Raab


Adult Team

Congratulations to our Adult Team, we fought our way to a well earned 2nd place this year. Coach Annie and Kai did a fantastic job and they are already looking forward to leading the team again in 2020! I’ve also heard some rumors that WW may be hosting this event next year as well as rolling it back to the first Saturday in August.


Adult Party and Fun Float

Saturday, August 3rd 7:00-10:00pm  “Ice Cream Social”

Sweet: A wide variety of Ice cream and toppings
Savory: Snacks and appetizers
Beverage: Daiquiri and Margaritas with an assortment of beers

As usual, snacks and ice cream will be available for your kids. The pool will be open for “Anything Goes” including floaties from 7:30-9:30pm, and please note that there will not be any lap lanes during this swim.

Of course, first come first served so get here early and enjoy the company of your Wedgwood pool community.


Lost and Found

The lost and found is out in the lobby and has been on display now since late last week. Please take a look at it on your next visit to the pool. It will be donated when we roll into August on Thursday.


Water Polo

We have one last pre-season water polo clinic this Friday, August 2nd, from 12:00-12:45. The clinic is just $5 each for both members and non-members. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test. Information about the regular season should be available by the end of this week. Please note that our August polo program will only be for kids 12 and under. Sand Point will be taking our 13 and ups. Please contact them directly for information.


Watershow

For those of you that don’t know, the Watershow is 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, are you 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 of preparation for the big show.Practices will start the week of August 6th, but each group will have certain days/times that will be sent out in an email after you sign up. We will have a rehearsal the night of Friday, August 16th and the show will be Saturday, August 17th! Usually we start once it gets dark, but group leaders will give you more info about what time kids need to be there on both the 16th and 17th. You don’t want to miss this experience! Sign up on the sheet labeled “Watershow” on the window across from the office in the lobby.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Watershow Coordinator,Ms. Kayla Crow.


Monday, July 29th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, July 30th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
POOL CLOSED

Wednesday, July 31st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, August 1st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 2nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Water Polo Drop In Clinic 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 3rd
Hrs: 12-9:30pm
Teen Swim 7-9:30pm
Adult Party 7-10pm
Kids Fun Float 7:30-9:30

Sunday, August 4th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

It’s already mid-season…

Last week was pretty darn crazy and I’m running a little behind in getting this out. Better late than never. In retrospect, my ramblings last week sadly turned out to be pretty prophetic. I don’t want to jinx myself again so I’m going to stay away from talking about anything that can potentially close the pool down.

With the exception of our last dual home meet tomorrow, we have nothing extraordinary going on until July 30th, when we will host Boys Prelims. So enjoy this long stretch of unadulterated pool time and let’s hope we get some fantastic weather to go along with it.

Speaking of Boys Prelims, we’re going to need a lot of extra help in pulling this meet off. Look for volunteer sign ups soon in the pool lobby, and more information in my next email as well.

See you at the pool.

Raab


Lost and Found

The lost and found is already starting to grow again. At this point we plan on purging before Boys Prelims. Please check it before then, and we’ll put it out in the pool lobby a few days just prior so we can then start this process all over again.


Driving and Parking

During the meet last week on Tuesday one of our neighbors up the hill on 28th had their car, which was parked on the street, hit, not once, but twice. No note, no nothing.

As you are all well aware, traffic can get pretty crazy coming to and from the pool, especially at swim meets, but also during the morning as well. Our club is located in the heart of a residential neighborhood where many kids are living, playing, out and about. Let’s help keep them safe and please drive slowly!

Also remember to park only where it’s legal to do so. Don’t block driveways and pay attention to parking signs. If you don’t, you run the risk of being ticketed or towed.

Thank you for being neighborly!


Water Polo

Pre-season water polo clinics will continue on Fridays through August 2nd, 12:00-12:45 after lessons. Clinics are just $5 each for both members and non-members. Our regular season begins in August, but feel free to try out the sport without committing to the regular season. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test.


Monday, July 15th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 16th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-4pm
Home Meet vs Blue Ridge

Wednesday, July 17th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thursday, July 18th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Away Meet at Aqua Club

Friday, July 19th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Water Polo Drop In Clinic 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 20th
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 21st
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, July 22nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 23rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Away Meet at View Ridge

Wednesday, July 24th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Member Registration for Lesson Session 3, 8:30am-Noon
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thursday, July 25th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm

Friday, July 26th
B Champs at Sand Point
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Water Polo Drop In Clinic 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 27th
Adult Meet @ Innis Arden
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 28th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

July 8th – 14th

From the Manager

It’s going to be a busy week. We have not one, but two home meets this week, so make a note that on both Tuesday (picture day) and Thursday, the pool will be closing at 4pm. We’ll also be closing early next Tuesday (senior meet) for our last dual meet at home this season.  It’s kind of a crazy schedule this year for sure.

On Saturday, it’s the annual Cake Bake event and then some. More details below.

There are also a couple of other things I’d like to touch base on, the first being alcohol consumption at the pool. There has been some evidence of late that I need to send out a reminder that the Wedgwood Swim Club is a “dry” facility. This means that alcoholic beverages of any kind are not permitted. In addition, the consumption of anything intoxicating or otherwise mind altering while on the premises is also not allowed. It should also go without saying that if you have imbibed please don’t come to the pool.

The other thing I wanted to bring up has to do with AFRs or Accidental Feces Release into the pool as I’ve been getting a fair share of emails regarding the issue. Procedures are in place for the clean up of AFR, as well as other contaminates. Unfortunately it’s not a matter of if AFRs will occur, it’s a matter of when. Please help us keep the pool as uncontaminated as possible!

Prevention is paramount when it comes to keeping the pool water clean. Double diapering and being proactive by taking regular bathroom breaks with the little ones is extremely helpful and important. Also being aware that individuals who have had gastrointestinal issues/diarrhea recently should be staying out of the pool. No ifs, ands, or buts, a diarrheal AFR will take us out of commission for an entire day and that would truly be a poopy situation.

See you at the pool.

Raab

 


Chili Potluck and Cake Bake this Saturday, July 13th

The Cake Bake is a rite of summer at Wedgwood.  Once a year children, families, or friends bake and decorate cakes according to that year’s theme.  It is a tasty way to express your creativity and pretend you work for the Food Network. After the judging, then we eat! Cake and ice cream is served by the staff.  Theme: Mother Goose & Brothers Grimm. 

Schedule: Cakes should arrive between 6- 6:30pm, viewing from 7-7:30, judging 7:45, and then serving them up until they’re gone.

The chili feed has returned! Enjoy dinner before the Cake Bake coming up this Saturday. The chili feed potluck will commence about 6pm. We’ll save the judging for the cakes only this year, so no pressure. Prepare your favorite family chili recipe and bring it to the pool to share. Drinks, chili toppings, and chips will be provided. 

In addition, there will be a fun float from 7-9:30pm, so we’ve got a really fun filled evening in store! 

FYI, there will be no lap lanes in the pool during this time.


Lost and Found

With 3 home meets in the next 9 days our lost and found is about to grow exponentially.  Please take a look at the items on the table in the lobby and claim them by Wednesday at noon.  After that this particular pile will be donated to make way for the “new” lost and found.


 


Adult Team practices started last week

Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9pm. The Adult Meet will be on Saturday morning, July 27th @ Innis Arden.
 


Water Polo drop in clinics start Friday

This year, we are excited to announce we will be holding weekly, pre-season water polo practices. They will be every Friday, from July 12th – August 2nd, 12:00-12:45 after lessons. Pre-season clinics are just $5 each for both members and non-members. Our regular season begins in August, but feel free to try out the sport without committing to the regular season. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test.
 


Monday, July 8th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 9th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Hrs: 1-4pm
Swim Team Pictures 
Home Meet vs Sand Point

Wednesday, July 10th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Member Registration for Lesson Session 2, 8:30am-Noon
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thursday, July 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Hrs: 1-4pm
Home Meet vs Sheridan Beach

Friday, July 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Water Polo Drop In Clinic 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 13th
Hrs: 12-9:30
Chili FeedPotluck Starts about 6pm
Cake Bake: cakes should arrive 6-6:30, viewing 7-7:30, judging, then we eat!
Fun Float 7-9:30pm (No Lap Lanes)

Sunday, July 14th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9
Teen Swim 7-9pm

t’s July!  😎  Here’s what’s happening this week.

From the Manager

Wait? What? It’s July already?

Is anyone else feeling out of sync? I’ll admit that I certainly am. Now that schools are out and we are finally into our full time schedule, perhaps I’ll finally get into my summer groove. Better late than never!

Some notable reminders to touch base on:

  • Regular open swim hours typically will run 12-9pm on weekends, and 1-9pm weekdays.
  • Family Swim is 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 is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the 20 guest allotment.
  • Early morning lap swim will continue weekdays from 6-7:30am.
  • Adult afternoon lapswim is no longer happening but there will be two lap lanes available during open swim hours and we will continue to have the adult laps on Sunday mornings, 11am-12.
  • Monday and Wednesday from 8-9pm adult team practice will close the entire south end of the pool. This is probably not a good time swim laps unless you are intent on swimming with the team.

This week, with the holiday, there will be some modifications to the schedule, details can be found in the remainder of this email. As always, for the most up to date schedule information please check the website/calendar.

Enjoy the week and have a fun, safe, 4th!

See you at the pool!

Raab


Early Morning Lap Swim

This Thursday 7/4 and Friday 7/5 there will be no early morning laps. We will instead be having 2 hours of late morning laps on both days from 10am-Noon. Also, a reminder that starting next week on July 8th, the swim team will begin utilizing 2 to 3 of the lanes for their practices from 7-7:30am.


4th of July

Special Events Presents a Very Special July 4th.

Staying in town for the 4th? We will be having a parade around the pool for all who would like to participate. Red, White and Blue decorations will be provided for everyone and your strollers, wagons or other pull toys (please no bikes or scooters).  

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Sodas will be served free of charge starting at 1:30 until it’s gone.

Schedule:
Late Morning Laps 10am-Noon
12:00- Pool opens 

  12:15- Decoration Begins
  1:00- Parade around the pool
  1:30- Food served

Almost Anything Goes Fun Float too from 2:30-5pm. Please note there WILL likely NOT BE LAP LANES during this time.

The pool will be closing at 7pm on the 4th.


Aerobics

Aerobics started last week and typically will run on the following schedule:
Monday and Wednesday 12-12:45
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8-8:45am

Please note that there will not be Aerobics this Thursday, July 4th or Friday, July 5th.


Adult Team practices start Monday, July 1st

Adult team is coming up! The first practice will be Monday, July 1st.
Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9pm.

This year Annie and Kai will be your coaches! We are so excited to
share our love of swimming with pool members who are 18 and up!

No swim team experience is necessary, just an open mind, and a
willingness to learn and work hard! All skill levels are welcomed
because you will be working with others in a lane who swim at a
similar pace!

Please reach out to Annie and Kai if you have any questions at all!


Kid Team Practice Schedule

Beginning Monday, July 1, 2019 (Monday-Friday) *No practice 7/4 & 7/5
7:30-9:00 AM = 13 years & up
9:00-9:45 AM = 11-12 year olds
9:45-10:30 AM = 9-10 year olds
10:30-11:00 AM = 8 years and under


Swim Team Tie Dye Daze

Volunteers are still needed for helping out with tie dye mornings, July 2nd and 3rd. Sign up at the pool!

Questions or ready to sign up?  Email swimteam@wwpool.org


Monday, July 1st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
First Day of Session 1 Lessons
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 2nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 8-8:45am

Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, June 3rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Aerobics 12-12:45
Hrs: 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
Adult Team 8-9pm

Thursday, July 4th
Late Morning Lap Swim 10am-Noon
No Swim Team/Lessons/Aerobics
Parade 1pm (parade prep starts at 12:15)
Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Sodas start at 1:30pm
Fun Float 2:30-5pm – (no lap lanes during this time)
Hrs: 12-7

Friday, July 5th
Late Morning Lap Swim 10am-Noon
No Swim Team/Lessons/Aerobics
Hrs: 12-9
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 6th
Hrs: 12-9
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 7th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9
Teen Swim 7-9pm

 

Here’s What’s Happening…

From the Manager

Yet another short week, and this Thursday the pool will only be open for early morning and afternoon lap swim, so please make a note of that.

Speaking of lap swimming it’s time for my annual explanation of lap lane etiquette.

As the number of swimmers in our community swimming laps continues to increase, so does the need for those lap swimmers to be aware of their relative speed within their lane and for them to make any necessary adjustments. This will help ensure better enjoyment, reduce frustration, and avoid possible collisions or crashes between swimmers.

As a staff we are committed to doing a better job of designating lanes during lap swimming. Please respect the staff if you are asked to change lanes. This may mean for swimmers who have swum for years in for example, lane 2, may now find themselves unmatched for that lane’s current designation and be asked to move. Change can be hard but again for this system to work we need everyone to cooperate and understand that some long standing routines may have to be altered.

We will have much greater success and happiness if a couple of things can happen. First, being aware of your own ability and skill level and how you swim relative to others around you.  For example, one day you may indeed be the fastest when compared others, another day not so.  I liken it to driving on the freeway; know your speed relative to traffic and road conditions. You can’t easily drive 60 mph when conditions or the lane you are in call for going 40 mph.  And going 40 mph when traffic is going 60 mph doesn’t work well either.  The same goes for swimming laps! Some days there will be more “traffic” in the lanes, change lanes and adjust if you need to so that things flow as smoothly as possible.

Communication with the other people swimming is another thing to consider. Sometimes just a friendly hello, or a thank you for sharing a lane can go a long way. Other times you may be asked to change from swimming straight down the lane to circle swimming as more people hop in t work out.

Now of course along with some communication and common courtesy there are a few simple guideline that should help as well, however like the rules of the road, these guidelines are only effective if they are followed.

  • Make sure you are in the correct lane.
  • If you are lapping people in the slower lane, consider moving to the faster lane.
  • If you are being lapped in the faster lane, consider moving to the slower lane.
  • Always swim counterclockwise when there are more than two swimmers, staying to the right of the center of the lane.
  • Turn in the middle of the lane at the wall and then move to the right.
  • Tap the toes of the swimmer in front of you if you would like to pass that person.
  • Understand that a toe tap is okay and allow that swimmer to move ahead of you.
  • If your toes have been tapped, stop at the wall and let that person pass.  If you are the tapper, make sure there is a large gap between the next 2 swimmers….  Sometimes people can only go as fast as the person in front of them.
  • Leave 5 seconds minimum between you and the swimmer in front of you.
  • If you pull over or sit out a lap, move to the right side of the lane on the wall, so that you are out of the way of swimmers turning.
  • Be aware where others are in your lane.
  • Don’t push off in front of someone about to turn.


 

I’ll wrap this up with a big shout out this week. That shout goes to Mr. Tom Lee. Tom is very self aware when it comes to lap swimming and he was recently noticed switching lanes to accommodate other swimmers around him. Way to go Tom!

See you at the pool!


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed!!  Do you want to help support Swim Team and meet fellow WW Pool members?  Come on out and rally our swimmers at a Swim Team home meet. Anyone can sign up!  Friends, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles…no questions asked. We still need a few more helpers for our first meet this THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm.  Want to be where the action is?  Sign up to be a timer.  Want to know what we’re serving for concessions?  FREE DINNER with every concessions shift. No experience needed!

Questions or ready to sign up?  Email swimteam@wwpool.org
 


Feeling Artsy? 

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 2019 WW Pool Membership Directory.

·         Use an 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheet of paper, fold in half, the “hamburger-way” (landscape format folded in half)

·         Use black ink to make your drawing

·         Include the words “Wedgwood Swim Pool Directory” and year, 2019 in your design.

·         Write your name and age on the back of the drawing.

·         Drop off you entry at the pool by Thursday, June 27th
 


“Staycation” Adult Party #1

Friday, June 28th 7:00-10pm
Come for Daiquiris, Beer, Wine, Refreshments and Conversation
Meet new members and reconnect with long-time friends
Food and drinks will also be provided for kids and the pool will be open for floats and fun until 9:30pm (the lap lanes will not be open)
Enjoy the evening and get to know others in our Wedgwood community.


 


Overnighter

Pick up your registration form at the pool. 
June 29th – June 30th Wedgwood Overnighter (Saturday @ 8PM to Sunday @ 7AM)

The Wedgwood Overnighter is an opportunity for the kids to stay in the pool until 10:30PM swimming, playing games on the island, having pizza/snacks. (Please remember to feed your kids dinner!), watching a movie in the MP room and sleeping in tents around the pool with their friends. For the last several years, I have run the Wedgwood Overnighter.  I stay up all night to ensure that kids are safe and if anyone needs to call home, someone is there to help.  I also have four experienced Lifeguards helping.  It is a very fun event.  Here is a brief rundown:

  • 7:27PM Tents can be set up
  • 8:00PM Overnighter starts (pool stays open for participants until 10:30PM)
  • 9:30PM Snacks 
  • 10:30PM Movie in the MP room
  • At some point…children sleep?
  • 7:30AM Pick up those kids and tents
  • Some children spend the night and some children leave at 11pm.
  • Permission slip is attached (DUE: Friday, June 28th @ 5PM).
  • Please let me know if you have questions. 

COST

  • $17.50 per overnight
  • $10 for children leaving by 11pm

QUESTIONS

Chris Matsumoto
Assistant Manager 
chris.mats@gmail.com


Aerobics

Aerobics will start on Monday, June 24th.

Schedule: 
Monday and Wednesday 12-12:45
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8-8:45am

Prices remain unchanged from last year: Members $5 drop-in, $60 season pass, Non-Members $7 drop-in, $105 season pass. Season passes are on sale now at the pool office.
 


12 & Under Water Polo!

Hi! We are your 2019 12 & under water polo coaches, Ruby, Max, and Allison! We are so excited to be coaching this year as we all began our water polo careers playing for Wedgwood. All three of us currently play for our high school teams and are very passionate about this fun, energetic sport.


This year, we are excited to announce we will be holding weekly, pre-season water polo practices. They will be every Friday, from July 12th – August 2nd, 12:00-12:45 after lessons. Pre-season clinics are just $5 each for both members and non-members. Our regular season begins in August, but feel free to try out the sport without committing to the regular season. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test. Can’t wait to see you all for some water polo fun and instruction! 12 & Under Water Polo!
 
 


Internship Information

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to tell you all about an opportunity for members who are 14 years and up.  The Wedgwood Internship will start July 1 (Monday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective 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 form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box or scan and email by 6/19/19.

For the form, and/or more information please click here.

— 

Chris Matsumoto
 


  


 

For up-to-date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.
 


Monday, June17th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Tuesday, June 18th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Wednesday, June 19th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Thursday, June 20th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Pool Closed for General Swim
Wedg vs Wood Meet

Friday, June 21st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-8

Saturday, June 22nd
Relay Meet 10am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9

Sunday, June 23rd
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-8

 


 

Sunny Days Ahead!

From the Manager

Well the weather forecast is looking pretty, darn, decent.

Other than the weather, this week’s schedule looks pretty much like the last one. The only difference is that coming up on Saturday morning we will have time trials for our 12 & unders. More information about that should be coming out to our swim team members later today.

A big thank you to those that offered to help our octogenarian member out.

Counting down the days until school is out, but there seems like there’s way too many to count.

See you at the pool!


Aerobics

As promised, we do have a start date. Aerobics will start on Monday, June 24th.

Schedule:
Monday and Wednesday 12-12:45
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8-8:45am

Prices remain unchanged from last year: Members $5 drop-in, $60 season pass, Non-Members $7 drop-in, $105 season pass. Season passes are on sale now.


12 & Under Water Polo!

Hi! We are your 2019 12 & under water polo coaches, Ruby, Max, and Allison! We are so excited to be coaching this year as we all began our water polo careers playing for Wedgwood. All three of us currently play for our high school teams and are very passionate about this fun, energetic sport.


This year, we are excited to announce we will be holding weekly, pre-season water polo practices. They will be every Friday, from July 12th – August 2nd, 12:00-12:45 after lessons. Pre-season clinics are just $5 each for both members and non-members. Our regular season begins in August, but feel free to try out the sport without committing to the regular season. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test. Can’t wait to see you all for some water polo fun and instruction! 12 & Under Water Polo!


Internship Information

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to tell you all about an opportunity for members who are 14 years and up.  The Wedgwood Internship will start July 1 (Monday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective 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 form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box or scan and email by 6/19/19.

For the form, and/or more information please click here.

Chris Matsumoto


Save the Dates

Friday, June 28th will be our first Adult Party and Kids Fun Float event of the season. Those festivities will begin at 7pm. More details coming.

Saturday, June 29th – the swim team overnighter. We’ll let you know when it’s time to sign up.

 


 

For up-to-date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.

Monday, June10th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Tuesday, June 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Wednesday, June 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Thursday, June 13th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Friday, June 14th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-7

Saturday, June 15th
Time Trials 8 and Unders 10am-Noon
Hrs: 12-8

Sunday, June 16th
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-7

 

Wedgwood Pool Internship

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to tell you all about an opportunity for members who are 14 years and up.  The Wedgwood Internship will start July 1 (Monday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective 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, click here, complete the form, and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box or scan and email by 6/19/19.

Chris Matsumoto

OPENING DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 25th @ Noon

Yes! 

Saturday is go day. It’s time to kick off this, the 55th year of the Wedgwood Swim Club!

As of this writing, the motor is running, the pump is pumping, and the boiler is back on… life is good! We had a great crew come together and persevere! I want to again say thank you to this crew of assorted plumbers, electricians, motor rebuilder, handyman and board member for getting our pool back up and running. The support received from the community was extremely helpful during this stressful stretch.

Over the last several days I’ve added at least a couple, perhaps three more chapters to my institutional memory. With the knowledge gained during this incident I’ve also figured out some additional things that can be done to help mitigate the likelihood of a similar scenario like this from occurring again.

When you come to the pool this year, you will certainly notice some immediate changes. I don’t want to spoil it, but most of the changes were made for either improving the safety or the security of the club. I hope you find the changes to be an overall improvement.

A few reminders…

Please remember to sign in when you come to the pool, and if you are a Senior member please remember that we need to also check off your swim. Remember to not leave valuables in the lockers, unless you bring your own lock and you can always check wallets, phones, keys, etc., at the pool office.

The Wedgwood Swim Club is a “dry” no-alcohol, no smoking, no vaping facility.  We are a no glass facility too. It’s no fun when a glass container shatters on the pool deck.  This also goes for porcelain mugs!

If you have little one’s that are not yet potty trained, please familiarize yourself with our Double Down Diaper policy. It’s posted at the pool, you can’t miss it. Check the bulletin board with the poster of the 💩on it. If you need a swim diaper and/or swim diaper cover, those are available for purchase in the office.

BBQs and tables are on a first come first serve basis, another improvement is that we have more BBQs this year. Please keep doing what you’ve been doing, sharing is caring. Don’t forget to shut off the gas at the tank when done!

Speaking of BBQ, we originally had scheduled the opening day hot dogs and sodas last Saturday, we’ve now moved it to this coming Monday, Memorial Day.  We plan on having the grills going from 1-3pm and we’ll have some cake to serve up as well to help kick off our 55th year.

For our new members, I don’t have a plan in place for a formal orientation but please feel free to come and swim. Myself and Chris Matsumoto, my Assistant Manager, will be around this weekend as well as during the coming week at swim team practices. Please say hello, ask any questions and we’ll try our best to make you feel at home. I can also be reached via email at: manager@wwpool.org

Early morning lap swim will begin next Tuesday and run until Labor Day Weekend. So those of you that are early risers out there, you can plan on starting your morning Wedgwood routine very soon. Early laps will run from 6-7:30am.

Adult afternoon lap swim will also start next Tuesday. Afternoon laps will run until school gets out for the summer. this swim runs from 2:30-3:30pm.

Member lesson registration for session 1 will be on Wednesday, May 29th, starting at 6pm.

Sunday morning Adult Laps will start in June.

Again, the pool opens on Saturday, May 25th, at noon! Looking forward to reconnecting, and getting to know those of you that are new to the double dub over the next few days and weeks.

Back to managing, not fixing… 😊  See you at the pool!

Raab


Saturday, May 25th 
Hrs: 12-7

Sunday, May 26th
Note: Sunday Laps will be starting June
Hrs: 12-7

Monday, May 27th
Hrs: 12-7
Hot Diggity Dogs, Soda and CAKE! 1-3pm

Tuesday, May 28th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Wednesday, May 29th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6
Member Registration for lesson session 1 starts @ 6pm

Thursday, May 30th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Friday, May 31st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-7

Saturday, June 1st
Hrs: 12-7

Sunday, June 2nd
Hrs: 12-7