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Schedule Changes and Swim Team Wrap

Hello there!

I hope this finds you healthy and doing as well as possible.

The most asked question of late at the pool has been, when will the pool be closing for the season? Initially we thought that we would likely be closing on Labor Day, however, we have been able to push our closing out a bit further until Saturday, September 12th.

Between now and then there will be some necessary modifications to the schedule as many of our staff will have, or will be starting school. Some of these changes will start the week of Monday, August 30th. More schedule changes will also occur after Labor Day.

As part of these schedule changes, starting August 22nd you will only be able to book through the 29th. Swims August 30th and beyond will be on hold until the evening of August 29th. 

Please note that while the system is on hold you will not see any reservable swims beyond the 29th.

When the Omnify system does come back up we will also be reducing the number of reservable swims from 2, to 1 per week. This will be for both lap and family swims. Day of swims will still be available, we only ask that you limit yourselves to 1 swim per day.

The various schedules can be found below.

Stay well,



Swim Team – Until next year…

An amazing 177 swimmers registered for swim team this summer, including 6 new member families.  The super-hero coaches Matt, Kai and Hanna juggled schedules every week to make sure everyone could swim. 

While it didn’t feel like a normal season, swim team was our athletic, social and community anchor for the summer. We submitted times for prelims and city with some impressive improvements and results.

In the traditional Wedgwood way, it wasn’t just about swimming.  We had Zoom dry land workouts, Wedgwood gear store, Flipgrid videos, Trivia Nights, Virtual Overnight, Movie Trivia Practice, Online Group Games, Girls Night. The team decorated the ‘Matt-rimony’ truck celebrating Coach Matt getting hitched and welcomed our youngest swim team member – Hudson, Coach Pete’s newborn.  

We ended the year with a one-of-a-kind celebration for the high school seniors complete with Wedgwood
blankets, flowers, balloons and the obligatory tears from parents and friends. Special thanks to Dave Crowther for the thoroughly professional filming/video streaming so all could enjoy.  

Upon reflection, a pretty good season.

Pool Closure Update 9/12

Good Morning,
Current air quality levels are such that we have cancelled our 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm swims today, Saturday, September 12th.
The air quality forecasts for today are not showing a lot of improvement but I am still hoping that we will be able to open at some point.
Look for another update around 1pm about the second half of the day today.

Pool CLOSED today Sept 11th

Wedgwood Families,
Current air quality levels are such that we will be cancelling all swims today, Friday, September 11th.
At this point the forecast is not looking promising for Saturday either. We will be making a decision about tomorrow at 8am for at least the first part of the day, and then monitor and update as the day progresses.
This certainly has been an interesting season, and we appreciate all of the grace and patience our members have shown throughout the season.
Stay safe and well,

Omnify Reservation Update

Just a friendly reminder that Omnify reservations should be back up at 6pm tonight.

Also, for the remainder of the season there will be a limit of 1 swim reservation per week instead of 2.  Day of swims will continue to be available as well. Please also limit yourself to one swim per day.

Stay well and enjoy your swimming!


Family Swim Reservation Update

Hello, I hope this finds you in good health.

I have some information to share regarding Family Swim reservations.

With almost two weeks of Family Swim under our belt we have been monitoring the sign-up and usage and we feel that we are ready to implement some changes with regard to reservations for Family Swim.

Starting immediately we are increasing the number of Family Swim reservations from 1 to 2, per week, per family. Our hope is this will make it both easier for families to get more use out of the pool as well as fill up more of these swim slots.

Additionally, families will also be able to register for available Family Swims on a day of basis as well.

Please note that there is a limit of one Family Swim per day.

This change brings our Family Swim reservation policy into alignment with our Lap Swim reservation policy, which on our end with Omnify will simplify things, and keeping things simple in this regard is a good thing.

We will monitor this change and adjust again if necessary.



This Week at WW – August 2nd

Families are back swimming in the pool and while it’s anything but normal, it does finally sound a bit more like summer again.
We want to again acknowledge everyone that’s been coming and following all of these policies and procedures. This entire thing has been challenging in so many different ways, but our members coming in and adhering to what we’ve put into place have really helped things run very smoothly, and is so appreciated. Thank you!
Something we wanted to let you all know about is that Julie Lockhart, who has been handling our Ominfy reservations this season, is dealing with a family emergency. Julie’s brother, Stevie Cairns (who has been a member of Wedgwood since he was little and worked as a lifeguard at WW) was hit by a car while riding his bicycle earlier this week. He sustained serious injuries and is currently in the ICU in critical condition. Julie is taking time to be with her family during this difficult time. 
So we have been in a bit of a transition this past week and we have tried our best to keep things up and running behind the scenes as best as we’ve been able. Our response time may not quite have been as quick as what you may have been used to, but luckily we are at the point this season where we know so much more about how this Omnify beast works. We are also very fortunate that Allison Crossland is stepping into the roll of reservation coordinator for the remainder of the summer. You may continue to use the email address and previously published phone number, 252-628-9620, to reach out with questions or assistance.
We are keeping the entire Cairns family in our thoughts and prayers. Follow these links for more information and how you can help support Stevie and his family.

Stay well all, and Godspeed on your recovery Stevie,


This week at the double dub…

Hello Wedgwood!

As I sit at the pool on this almost 90 degree-day, the sounds of this summer are very different and it seems so very strange. Change is on the horizon though as we will be adding family swimming to the mix starting next weekend. We know many of you have been looking forward to this for a very long time and we appreciate your patience as we sought permission from King County and the State of Washington.

This new schedule will begin to be implemented August 1st, and be fully in effect August 5th, after swim team has concluded. The Omnify system will go live with all of these revisions starting on Monday, July 27th at 9am.

This will likely be the schedule moving forward, at least for the next few weeks, but we will be monitoring and adjusting as necessary. Please keep in mind that these changes have been developed to provide as much opportunity to as many members as possible.

So what’s new in this schedule?  First, after submitting our plans for Family Swim to the state, we are pleased to be able to provide opportunities beyond lap swimming. This will look nothing like the “open” Family Swim time of past seasons, and still must be controlled and regulated in order to meet current Public Health Guidance. We will have the opportunity for families, especially with younger ones, to finally take a dip in the pool. If you would like to add family members to your omnify account, email Julie and she will add them for you (more information on this at the end of the email).

The Family Swim time will allow for two household groups to reserve a designated section of the pool in the baby end and shallow end. The state guidelines require that we limit each group to five people. Similar to the way we initially restricted lap swimming, there will be a cap of one Family Swim reservation per week per family, with one more additional “day of” swim per week as availability permits. The system will not restrict this but we will be monitoring reservations and cancelling swims if needed.

We also require that you adhere to our double diaper policy if you are bringing a child that is not completely potty trained. Any situation where the pool would have to close because of an AFR (accidental fecal release) would create a big mess both figuratively and literally. Please be well prepared ahead of time and have both a swim diaper and diaper cover before coming to the pool as we are not selling them out of the office this year.

Families with kids may bring their own pool toys with them; however, inner tubes, air mattresses, floaties and noodles will not be permitted. Please keep the toys small and the number to a minimum. If you have any question as to whether or not a toy is appropriate don’t hesitate to ask. All toys need to remain in your family’s reservation area and be taken home when you leave.

The Open Lap Swim will be provided at the same time as the Family Swim. There will be 6 lap lanes in the south end of the pool and one walking lane (lane 7). We felt we needed to keep the 8th lane empty as a buffer for maintaining social distancing. Both the shorter lanes (7 & 8) will still be available at Adult Lap times.

This Open Lap Swim during Family Swims will not have the age restriction currently in place for Adult Lap swim. While anyone may still sign up for these times, we will continue to allow only one swimmer per lane in accordance with Public Health guidelines. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards continuously and all swimmers 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who sits at the end of the lane, wearing a mask, during the swim. Chairs will be provided.

Adult Lap Swim remains unchanged. It is still designated as 16 and up, one swimmer per lane with six full lanes and two walking lanes.

Members may continue to reserve two swims per week across Open and Adult Lap Swim as well as sign up for “day of” as availability permits.

If you have not yet visited the pool this season please keep in mind the following:

  • Wearing a mask at the pool when you are not in the water is REQUIRED (Children 5 and under are not required to wear a mask).

  • Maintaining social distance at the facility at all times is imperative.

  • Swim reservations start and end promptly on schedule. You need to be on your way out the door at the end of your swim time so that we have time to sanitize prior to the next reservation time.

  • To maximize opportunities for members, lessons, private lessons, guests, parties and rentals have been suspended for the season.

  • Locker rooms are only available for restroom and handwashing use (Plan on arriving and leaving in your suit).

  • Outdoor showers are available (we have 3).

  • Flippers, and pull buoys will not be provided, you may bring your own.

  • The diving board, basketball hoop, pool toys, goggle box, and Ping-Pong Table are not available.

  • The water fountains are closed, but the bottle filler is operational.

  • Chairs, lounges, the grills, and tables are not accessible.

  • The upper deck is closed.


We know this is a lot of information and to help navigate this we have developed the following charts and diagrams.

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and understanding with all this craziness!


Family Swim – Pool Configuration




We are sharing this again as many people still seem unaware but we have had some issues with members adding their own family members on Omnify. You will need to contact Julie if you want to add family members to your account. A reminder that only individuals living in your household can be added as family members to your account. 

To add a family member to your account email Julie the name(s) of the family member(s) you would like to add to your account.

WW Omnify Reservation Site: Here is the link that will take you directly to the scheduling page on omnify:!/schedules/\

One request, with such a limited number of swims available please remember to cancel your swim if you won’t be showing up. If you don’t know how to cancel and/or have any questions about reservation issues that come up please contact Julie!

Julie Lockhart
Swim reservation manager
Wedgwood Swim Club