Monthly Archives: August 2019

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