Monthly Archives: August 2018

Schedule Update

The current air quality is much improved over yesterday… lesson are on this morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be making a decision on any other schedule changes if needed, as needed.

Slip Sliding Away…

From the manager

Things are really starting to wind down and there are now less than two weeks of full summer operations left.  Be sure to get your outside swim fix in while you can! Unfortunately my summer is officially over tomorrow!

The recent smokey weather has definitely been, well, unpleasant to say the least.  The immediate forecast is not looking good for the next couple of days either. Depending on how this plays out, we may be making some modifications to our schedule. My main concern is for the staff, and even as young and healthy as they are, many of them were feeling the effects of the smoke that was around last week after having to work in it for several hours. If the air quality gets back to “Unhealthy” levels, which is more severe than “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”, expect to see some sort of changes. We’ll start first with updates on our Facebook page but send out email alerts as well.

One thing that is looking more likely is that we will be cancelling Aerobics on Monday and perhaps Tuesday. If you are an Aerobics attendee, we’ll be sending out an email update tomorrow morning to those that signed up for a season pass, as well as posting on our Facebook page. Also, the last day for Aerobics will be Friday, August 24th.

Other things on the horizon…

We will be hosting the SSSL Water Polo Championships on Thursday, August 30th. If you are into water polo this is your chance to see some potentially great matches. This will also likely be the last year we host this event for quite some time. The pool will be closing early at 3:30 on the 30th.

Early Morning Lap Swim will wrap up for the season on Friday, August 31st. Also please note that starting tomorrow, Monday, August 20th, the Roosevelt Women’s Swim Team will be holding practice Monday through Friday, starting at 7:30am. Be prepared for a few more people coming in right about the time this lap swim ends.

And believe it or not, Labor Day is right around the corner. Our annual Biathlon will be at 9:30am with warm-up starting at 9.  The pool will be open from 12-7pm. Games galore will be from 2:30-3:30, and we’ll also have the BeanFish food truck onsite from 2-5:30pm… yum!  

Last thing, we will be locking up the gate to Dahl Field around 8pm for the next couple of weeks, and unlocking it in the mornings after Early Morning Lap Swim.

Singing the back to school blues…

Raab
 


What’s This?

This of course is our suit wringer and many of you probably use it every time you come in and swim. The wringer gets a lot of use, so much so that we typically go through one of these a season!  


The rest of August…

Monday, Aug 20th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 21st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 22nd

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 23rd

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 24th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm (last one of the season)
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 26th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, Aug 27th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 28th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 29th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 30th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-3:30pm
  •   Water Polo Championships

Friday, August 31st

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am (Last EMLS)
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

It’s Watershow Week!  Aug 13th – 19th 😍

From the manager

Watershow week is upon us! Practices are well underway and songs are already getting stuck in my head… The big show will this Saturday, August 18th at 8:30pm. Please note that the pool will be closing early both Friday and Saturday at 7pm to accommodate the rehearsal and the show. We are also working on having a food truck on Saturday evening before the show, but as of now nothing is confirmed. We will post updates to our Facebook page if we get it for sure nailed down.

The remainder of the season schedule has been posted on the pool Google calendar.  It’s looking like a major staffing squeeze to pull it all off. My fingers are crossed!

Sunday morning laps from 11-noon continues to be well attended.  One change we will be making moving forward is that we will no longer be putting in the third lap lane on Sunday’s from noon-1pm.

The basketball hoop remains out of commission. Parts have been ordered and I anticipate it being back together and ready to go on Tuesday.

Thank you for not bringing glass and/or alcohol to the pool this past week!

Please remember that double diaper!

Raab


Last call for lessons…

Member Lesson Registration for Session 5, 8:30am Wednesday. This last session will only run one week, August 20th -24th.


Monday, Aug 13th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 14th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 15th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Member Lesson Registration for Session 5, 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 16th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Senior Member Event 7-9pm

Friday, August 17th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-7pm
  •   Watershow Rehersal 7pm

Saturday, August 18th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   Watershow 8:30pm

Sunday, August 19th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Here’s what’s happening: Aug 6th -12th 😀

From the manager

You may have noticed the signage that’s recently been posted around the pool…


It’s time for me to touch base on what has become a very pervasive problem and that being non-compliance with our DRY POOL POLICY.  As manager of the club I am tasked with enforcing club policies and procedures and unfortunately people bringing in alcohol has grown exponentially of late.

Now It should not be a surprise that we have this policy. Pool use and consumption of alcohol aren’t a good idea, and long ago the decision was made that alcohol would not be permitted on Wedgwood property. The only time that alcohol is allowed at the club is for the adult parties sponsored by the Wedgwood Pool Board. My personal opinion on this is that this sends a mixed message that it’s okay for people to just bring in a little bit to enjoy now and then. PLEASE DO NOT!

We again ask for your cooperation in complying with this policy and your consideration in not putting our very underage staff in the awkward position to dealing with this. If you do bring in unacceptable items the staff will be asking you to remove them from the pool area immediately.

And alcohol aside, glass is not permitted at the pool either.  No-brainer, right?!

Oh, and vaping! Sorry, we don’t allow this on the pool grounds either… 

Raab
 


 

Watershow

Currently there are only 27 kids signed up… we need more! The Watershow is a super fun experience where kids ages 3-18 get to learn a skit/dance on land and in water and perform it with fun costumes! They will get put in a group of kids around their age and practice a few times leading up to the show. The show is on August 18th at 8:30pm and we will also have a dress rehearsal on August 17th at 7pm. Once we put together groups, each instructor will send out an email with practice times for the week and a half leading up to the show, but no worries if your kiddos can’t make all of the practice times. We just want them to have a good time! The sign up sheet is on the window right outside of the office so come sign up THIS WEEK! This year’s theme is MUSCIALS!
 


Swim Team
Pictures and duffle bags are here at the pool. Please pick them up on your next visit.

 


What’s this?

Back in the day, as they say, the water level of the pool was maintained by a mechanical device that resembled an oversize float and valve much like you used to find in the topside of a toilet. That mechanism would on occasion fail, typically a couple of times a summer.

Now at some point along the way someone built a better mousetrap if you will, and this is what we now use to control the water level in the pool. This little device uses electricity to both sense and control the pool level. It’s much more reliable than our old mechanism and in the last 15 years or so the only maintenance needed has been one probe replacement.

The way this unit works is that a valve is connected to the device on one side, and a probe on the other. The probe is set at where the water level of the pool should be. The probe has two electrical contacts and when the contacts are both submerged the circuit is closed and the valve remains closed. When the water level drops, and the probes are no longer submerged, the circuit opens and the unit then opens a refill valve.  Water keeps flowing until the water level raises to the point where the contacts are both in the water again and the circuit closes.

 


 

Monday, Aug 6th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 7th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   All City Meet @ Olympic View
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 8th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-4:15pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner/Awards

Thursday, Aug 9th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 10th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 11th

Sunday, August 12th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm