Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hip Hip Hooray it’s Opening Day – Saturday, May 20th!

From the Manager

What do you know?

The pool opens and on cue, we have spring if not summer like weather on the way!  I’ll take it as a good omen.  We’ve endured such a long wet winter… I know I’ve never been more ready for the pool to open.  Now let’s keep it open…

As many of you remember last year we had a not so little issue with pool contamination. This season we are implementing a plan which won’t likely stop all closing related incidents but should help curb their numbers considerably.  Essentially we will be doubling down on diapers.  The policy can be found outlined below.  If you have a child, grandchild or a guest who is under 3 years of age and not completely potty trained please become familiar with it.  Also note that there will be a limited number of both disposable and non-disposable swim diapers available for purchase in the office but we may not have appropriate sizes available at all times so please plan ahead.  Amazon has plenty of options, and if you order now you’ll be set the first time you come to swim. Thank you!

And it should go without saying…

The sign in system has been updated and should have carried over any changes that were made last season.  Every year though we do have a Robert that becomes a Bob or Jennifer that becomes a Jenny sort of thing.  Those are easy to change just leave me a message in the office with the details. Guests are not in the sign in system but do need to be checked in when you arrive.

Speaking of guests, please note that the first weekend the pool is open will be for members only and that we will not be scheduling any parties to occur during the first full week either. Thanks for understanding.

Other significant schedule related things this month relate to lap swims, as in plural. Early Morning Lap Swim will start on Tuesday, May 30th and run weekdays from 6-7am. Additionally I am trying to figure out how to best work with both the current, and probable future Seattle Public School end times. Fortunately staffing this year is such that we have a solid bunch of early returning college staff and are able to offer an Adult Lap Swim from 2:30-3:30pm weekdays right before the pool opens for general open swim time. This will also start on Tuesday, May 30th and run until June 26th. In the near future I’ll revisit lap lane etiquette as by then I’m sure there will have already been issues, in the meantime, circle swim and share those lanes!

Some scheduled maintenance over this off-season ended up being impacted by the wet and cold weather. We actually had a couple of significant repairs to the pool slated in April but they have had to be pushed into September as they require both dry and relatively warmer conditions to effectively be completed.  Temporary repairs have been made that will get us through but the punch list is already growing for the next off-season.  

One thing you will likely notice is that the pop machine is no longer with us. The constant battle with it becoming jammed and not working along with proposed price increases just didn’t make sense to keep it any more. Interestingly when it was actually taken away we found it had been hiding some rot damage to the pool building as well. With the pop machine removal we did upgrade our drinking fountain and members at the work party earlier this month found it to be a nice trade off.

I know that I’m probably forgetting something but since I have the rest of the season to figure that out I’d better just get back to work getting the place ready to go. Welcome back!  Get ready! And don’t forget that sunscreen. Oh, and there will be hot dogs at noon on Saturday too.

See you at the pool!

Raab
manager@wwpool.org


Double Down Diaper Policy
Last summer we had an unusually high number of “incidents” resulting in closure of the facility. Poop happens though and unfortunately sometimes is does happen in swimming pools. This season in an effort to prevent or at least minimize these sorts of incidents we are implementing a double swim diaper policy. Prevention is better for all of us.

  • 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.
  • If you observe your child doing their “potty dance”, please take you child out of the pool/deck area and head to the bathroom.
  • Take frequent bathroom breaks – we suggest every 30 minutes.
  • 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.

There will be a limited number of both disposable and non-disposable swim diapers available for purchase in the office but we may not have appropriate sizes available at all times so please plan on being prepared.
 


Swim Team 

Parent Meeting – Sunday May 21st 1:30pm
Suit Fitting – Tuesday, May 30th 6:30-8:30pm
Awards Dinner – back to the Wed. after All Cities, Aug 2nd

There are currently 140 swim teamers registered!  Please make sure you register by May 21st. 
 
Evening workouts start May 22nd and run Monday – Thursday.

  • 8 and under, 7-7:30
  • 9-11, 7:30 – 8
  • 12-14, 8 – 8:45
  • 15 and up, 8:45 to 9:30

Morning workouts will start Tuesday, June 27th.
 
We are so proud of our community pool, and our community is what makes it run.  Please remember to sign up online for volunteer positions and get your required hours on the books.  We are still looking for a Concessions Lead and offering a $190 rebate on your dues.
 
Looking forward to another great season!
— 
Swim Team Committee
 


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 
2017 
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
“2017” 
in 
your 
design.
 
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by  JUNE 3rd.
  • Questions? contact: membership@wwpool.org

 


Afternoon Adult Lap Swim
Afternoon Adult Lap Swim will start on Tuesday, May 30th and run weekdays from 2:30-3:30pm through June 26th.

Early Morning Lap Swim
EMLS will start on Tuesday, May 30th and run weekdays 6-7am.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back after Seattle Public Schools are out for the summer.  Likely start date: June 27th.

Adult Swim Team
Details coming.  Likely start date: June 28th.

Swim Lessons
Member Registration for Session 1, Wednesday, May 31st 6:30-7:30pm

WW Internship Program
We will be offering the internship program again this summer.  Details will be coming next month.

 


Saturday, May 20th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Hot Dogs 12- 2pm or until they are gone
  •   New Member Meeting 1:30pm

Sunday, May 21st

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Swim Team Parent Meeting 1:30pm

Monday, May 22nd

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)
  •   First Evening Team Practice

Tuesday, May 23rd

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, May 24th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, May 25th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Friday, May 26th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)

Saturday, May 27th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Sunday, May 28th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Monday, May 29th

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

Tuesday, May 30th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Swim Team Suit Fitting/Gear Night 6:30-8:30pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, May 31st

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