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This week at WW, July 3rd – 9th

From the manager…

This week will a bit different around the double dub.  First we start off with Monday the 3rd, which for the most part will be like any other regular day, the only exception is that there will not be competitive stroke classes. Everything else will remain on the same schedule, for Monday… 


 

On Tuesday the 4th however, we’ll be on a bit of a holiday schedule, with a late morning lap swim from 10-noon and also an almost anything goes from 2:30-5pm. General swim hours will be 12-7pm.  No EMLS, Aerobics, Lessons, or Swim Team.

Wednesday morning from 8:30am – Noon will be member lesson registration for session 2.

Thursday WW will visit Innis Arden for a meet and if you aren’t going to the meet it will again be a very quiet evening around our pool.  During the last away meet we had less than 10 people come swimming all evening.

Friday things will get a little more crazy and busy as it’s the annual swim team overnighter.  

Registration forms are available at the pool and we ask that kids be signed up by 5pm on Friday. 

See you around that hole in the ground -Raab
 


Monday, July 3rd

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Yes – Team Practice
  •   Yes – lessons but no competitive stroke
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm 

Tuesday, July 4th

 
  •   No EMLS, Lessons, or Aerobics
  •   Late Morning Laps 10am -noon
  •   Almost Anything Goes 2:30-5:00pm
  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Wednesday, July 5th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Member Lesson Registration 8:30am – Noon
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm 

Thursday, July 6th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hours 1-9pm
  •   Away Meet @ Innis Arden

Friday, July 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Swim Team Overnighter

Saturday, July 8th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
 


Family Swim 
Family Swim 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
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 guest allotment.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics Schedule: M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.

Adult Swim Team
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9pm. 

WW Internship Program
Sign up information is averrable at the pool.

 


Matt is still…Searching For Old Swim Team Photos and Banquet Programs

In hopes of properly documenting the wonderful and storied history of the Wedgwood Swim Team, Coach Matt is asking for old Swim Team Photos (whole team pictures) and old Banquet Programs from years gone by. 

For Team Pictures, I am in need of years prior to 2009, other than several I already have from the 90s (I currently have ’90, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96).

For Banquet Programs, I will take any that you have, other than ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’15.

There will be a folder in the office all summer long for anybody to leave a photo or program for me. We will make sure to label the item to ensure you get it back and scan them in hopes of returning them to you quickly.

OR, if you already have an electronic copy, please email them to me at mattymmiller@gmail.com

For my final request, I would also love to have pictures of any current swim team parents WHO ARE ALSO Wedgwood Swim Team alums from when they were on swim team or hanging out at Wedgwood Pool. We are excited about the generations that come through Wedgwood and I’m hoping to put something together to highlight the amazing numbers we have as 2nd and 3rd generation swimmers.

The same process will apply for either hard copies of photos (a folder in the office) or electronic copies (email me). Please label who you all are (with maiden names too, if applicable), so I don’t have to do too much guessing.

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt

 

 

Wedgwood Internship Info

Hello Wedgwood Families, 

Below is the information about the Wedgwood Internship.  

The internship was started in 2013 as a way to provide both training and experience for individuals interested in learning about working at Wedgwood Swim Pool.  However, we believe that the skills and competencies learned can be applied to numerous employment opportunities.  Below you will find some information about the internship as well as a schedule for meeting times.

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.

Interns will have a variety of opportunities and experiences to assist staff during shifts or events:

  • Internship Meetings: opportunities to learn practical skills from Wedgwood Staff Members, to ask questions about the specifics of working at Wedgwood Swim Pool and receive training similar to the Wedgwood Staff
  • Job Shadowing: gain experience while volunteering with Wedgwood Staff members during: 
    • Swim Lessons, Lifeguarding, Maintenance, Swim Meet Clean Up, and Special Events (4th of July Games, Cake Bake, etc.)
    • NOTE: These activities can be used for community service hour requirements. 
    • During all experiences, interns will be assisting certified employees of Wedgwood Swim Pool.  They will never have the sole responsibility of providing instruction or supervision as an intern.

Commitment

We do not have any specific requirements in terms of time for this internship.  ALL activities are open to any of the interns and no person will be required to participate.  These activities are here for the interns’ learning.

Employment

Participation in the internship does not guarantee future employment at Wedgwood Swim Pool.  Potential candidates do NOT need to participate in the internship program in order to be considered for a position on the staff.

Sign-up

If you are interested in participating, please complete and sign the attached form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box by 7/7/17.

Chris Matsumoto (chris.mats@gmail.com)

This week @ WW June 27th – July 2nd

from the manager…

It’s sure felt like summer yesterday!  It was one of those situations where the super hot weather and an early season Sunday combined to push us very close to our maximum bather load. In fact, we’ve not gotten even close to that since July 2009!

Now I’m usually pretty on the ball with regard to sending out requests to limit guests on these sorts of days, but this time around my mind was certainly elsewhere.  I think the end of the school year, as well as my wedding anniversary, also yesterday, and well, the pool was the furthest thing from my mind. Things all worked out in the end but in the future the request to limit and/or not bring in guests will likely return as we all want to avoid a situation where we have to shut the doors on our membership because of an overcrowded pool.

So with schools closed and the sun out it’s time to slide right into full time summer mode!

The schedule is a changing this week starting Tuesday.  So read on and take note.  Keep in mind we also have an away meet on Tuesday, hint, a great night for those not on the swim team to enjoy a much quieter club. On Thursday we have our first real deal home meet of the season, which will certainly be less than quiet.  Also heads up, Thursday is team picture day as well, which means we will be setting up for the meet a tad earlier than usual to accommodate the picture taking.

Both Family and Teen Swims start on Tuesday this week as well. Details on those can be found below.

See you at the pool!  -Raab

 


Family Swim 
Family Swim starts on Tuesday and will run 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
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 guest allotment.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics are back and start Tuesday, June 27th.  The schedule is M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.

Adult Swim Team
First practice will be Wednesday, June 28th 8-9pm and then be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9pm. 

WW Internship Program
Details still being ironed out but look for them very soon.

 


Good Morning Swim Team!
Morning workouts begin on Monday, June 27th. Age group practice times:

15-18 swimmers                       7:00-8:00 am
13-14 swimmers                       8:00-8:50 am
11-12 swimmers                       8:50-9:35 am
9-10 swimmers                         9:35-10:15 am
8 & under swimmers                 12-12:40 pm* 

*Youngest swimmers often get out 5-10 minutes early
 


Tuesday, June 27th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   First Morning Team Practice
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   First Day of Lessons
  •   Away Meet at Klahaya, warm-up 5:25pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, June 28th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm 
  •   Swim Team Girls Night 8-9:30pm

Thursday, June 29th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hours 1-4pm
  •   Home Meet vs Blue Ridge (picture day), warm-up 4:55pm

Friday, June 30th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, July 1st

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 2nd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

 


Reruns from last week:

Searching For Old Swim Team Photos and Banquet Programs

In hopes of properly documenting the wonderful and storied history of the Wedgwood Swim Team, Coach Matt is asking for old Swim Team Photos (whole team pictures) and old Banquet Programs from years gone by. 

For Team Pictures, I am in need of years prior to 2009, other than several I already have from the 90s (I currently have ’90, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96).

For Banquet Programs, I will take any that you have, other than ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’15.

There will be a folder in the office all summer long for anybody to leave a photo or program for me. We will make sure to label the item to ensure you get it back and scan them in hopes of returning them to you quickly.

OR, if you already have an electronic copy, please email them to me at mattymmiller@gmail.com

For my final request, I would also love to have pictures of any current swim team parents WHO ARE ALSO Wedgwood Swim Team alums from when they were on swim team or hanging out at Wedgwood Pool. We are excited about the generations that come through Wedgwood and I’m hoping to put something together to highlight the amazing numbers we have as 2nd and 3rd generation swimmers.

The same process will apply for either hard copies of photos (a folder in the office) or electronic copies (email me). Please label who you all are (with maiden names too, if applicable), so I don’t have to do too much guessing.

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt

Swim Club Members…We need an upgrade!

The Pool Board is looking for a current member or waitlist member who can evaluate our data base needs and recommend tools and processes to improve the pool registration, sign-in & payment systems.  (Note: A reduction in pool dues or payment of an hourly fee can be negotiated for your time). Please reach out to Raab Parker, Pool Manager, at manager@wwpool.org or Barbara Brandt, Board President, at barbarabrandt@windermere.com, if you have the skills and experience.  We need your help! 

 


This week at WW June 20 -26

from the manager…

This is it, the last short week of the season. Things will really start to wind up next week, In the meantime, there will be some later swimming hours on Friday -8pm, Saturday -10pm (party and float too), and Sunday -9pm. Counting down the days, until school is out…

will, see you at the pool!  -Raab

 


Updates:

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Tuesday, June 27th.  The schedule will be M, W, F from 12-12:45pm and on T, Th from 8-8:45am.

Adult Swim Team
Brenda Tomtan is stepping into the position of our Adult Team coach. Thank you Brenda! First practice will be Wednesday, June 28th 8-9pm.

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

Excited for the first Adult Party?
It was a long winter and it’s time to officially kick off summer!  The weather is supposed to be fantastic for the first Adult Party of the season this Saturday night from 7-10pm on the upper deck.  Adult beverages and appetizers will be on hand and as an added attraction we will have water bull riding in the pool!  Come try it out, or cheer from the balcony!

Fun Float / Almost Anything Goes
Also in conjunction with the aforementioned Adult Party, there will also be a fun float / almost anything goes from 7-9:30pm. So break out that inflatable and get pumped up! Saturday night promises to be fun for everyone! The lap lanes will not be available during the fun float.


 

WANTED

 

Swim Club Members…We need an upgrade!

The Pool Board is looking for a current member or waitlist member who can evaluate our data base needs and recommend tools and processes to improve the pool registration, sign-in & payment systems.  (Note: A reduction in pool dues or payment of an hourly fee can be negotiated for your time). Please reach out to Raab Parker, Pool Manager, at manager@wwpool.org or Barbara Brandt, Board President, at barbarabrandt@windermere.com, if you have the skills and experience.  We need your help!

Searching For Old Swim Team Photos and Banquet Programs

In hopes of properly documenting the wonderful and storied history of the Wedgwood Swim Team, Coach Matt is asking for old Swim Team Photos (whole team pictures) and old Banquet Programs from years gone by. 

For Team Pictures, I am in need of years prior to 2009, other than several I already have from the 90s (I currently have ’90, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96).

For Banquet Programs, I will take any that you have, other than ’89, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’15.

There will be a folder in the office all summer long for anybody to leave a photo or program for me. We will make sure to label the item to ensure you get it back and scan them in hopes of returning them to you quickly.

OR, if you already have an electronic copy, please email them to me at mattymmiller@gmail.com

For my final request, I would also love to have pictures of any current swim team parents WHO ARE ALSO Wedgwood Swim Team alums from when they were on swim team or hanging out at Wedgwood Pool. We are excited about the generations that come through Wedgwood and I’m hoping to put something together to highlight the amazing numbers we have as 2nd and 3rd generation swimmers.

The same process will apply for either hard copies of photos (a folder in the office) or electronic copies (email me). Please label who you all are (with maiden names too, if applicable), so I don’t have to do too much guessing.

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt
 

 

 

Tuesday, June 20th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, June 21st

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, June 22nd

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Away Meet at Aqua Club

Friday, June 23rd

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-8pm

Saturday, June 24th

  •   Hrs: 12-10pm (swimming stops at 9:30)
  •   Upper Deck Adult Party 7-10pm
  •   Almost Anything Goes 7-9:30pm (no lap lanes)

Sunday, June 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, June 26th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   The last – Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   The last – Evening Swim Team Practice

 

This week at Wedgwood – June 12th – June 18th

From the manager…
Sometimes things go a little sideways and that’s exactly what happened today (Sunday) in the womens’ locker room.

If you weren’t at the pool, or haven’t already heard, the full size mirror attached to the changing stall came crashing down.  Frightening to say the least.  Fortunately, no one was injured but the clean up will take a bit more time than we anticipated, therefore the womens’ locker room will be closed on Monday morning during early morning lap swim.

I want to apologize for this inconvenience and truly wish I were able to give more advance notice but after the initial cleaning, which involved a good deal of sweeping, vacuuming, and then spraying, it was still evident that there is more to clean up.  The floor needs to be completely dry to get the job done and that is why we need to keep the locker room closed a bit longer. So with more cleaning on the schedule for tomorrow morning it is our hope that things will soon be back to being a bit more normal.

As far as the mirror goes, prior to making any decisions on replacement, we’ll be taking a good look at why it came down and better systems for fastening.

Now besides all this excitement there is a home meet this week!  Wedg vs Wood on Thursday. Please note that the pool will not be open for general swim that afternoon but will be open for the afternoon lap swim from 2:30-3:30.

Also the pool will stay open an little bit longer this coming Friday and Saturday – 8pm closing! 

See you at the pool this week.


Raab

 


Monday, June 12th

  •   EMLS 6-7am (womens’ locker room closed) 
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Tuesday, June 13th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice – Snack Practice

Wednesday, June 14th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, June 15th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Pool not open for general swim
  •   Wedg vs Wood meet 6pm

Friday, June 16th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-8pm

Saturday, June 17th

  •   Relay Meet at View Ridge – 10am
  •   Hrs: 12-8pm

Sunday, June 18th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   Happy Fathers’ Day!

 

What’s happening this week at the double dub…

Monday, June 5th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Tuesday, June 6th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, June 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, June 8th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Friday, June 9th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Saturday, June 10th

  •   Non-Member Registration for Lesson Session 1 – 8:30am
  •   Time Trials for 12 and under 10am (warm-up @ 9:30)
  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Sunday, June 11th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Swim Team 

TIME TRIALS (for 12 & Unders only) – Saturday, June 10th @ 10:00 am (warm-up begins at 9:30)

Time Trials is basically a baseline test for the swimmers in our younger three age groups. We like getting times for them all at the beginning of the year, so we know where they started and track the improvement as the summer goes along. This will not take very long, we will ask each swimmer to try each of the strokes (this is not required, they can do any or all of the events) and it moves along pretty quickly. I assume we’ll be finished by 11:30 am.

We will be talking to the swimmers about this during the week and making sure we’re preparing them for what to expect.

Chris Matsumoto (chris.mats@gmail.com)

Evening workouts continue 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

What’s Happening May 30th – June 4th

From the Manager

It’s been a very, very long time since the season started off so superbly. What a fantastic start to the season!

Just a reminder that starting on Tuesday, May 30th, Early Morning Lap Swim will start and run weekdays 6-7am.  Also starting on the 30th, we will be having an Adult Lap Swim from 2:30-3:30pm weekdays.

In the evening on Tuesday, May 30th, the swim team suit fitting will be taking place from 6:30-8:30pm.

Then on Wednesday, May 31st, member registration for lesson session 1 will be from 6-7:30pm.

See you at the pool!

Raab
manager@wwpool.org


Swim Team 

FROM THE SWIM TEAM COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER

Hello Wedgwood Swim Team Families,

My name is Chris Matsumoto and I am the Assistant Manager at Wedgwood Pool and the parent of two swimmers this year (Alice and Harper).  I am also volunteering to coordinate Swim Team Communications this summer.  I will be sending you all emails throughout the summer about swim team events, announcements and tips for new families who have just started the swim team.  I will also pass along information from the swim team committee and the coaches.  PLEASE feel free to email me directly any time you have a questions or suggestions.   

Chris Matsumoto (chris.mats@gmail.com)

FROM THE SWIM TEAM COMMITTEE

Swim Team Suits & Wedgwood Gear 

It’s that time again! Time to get excited about all of the fantastic gear available to the entire pool membership. And time for all swim team kids to gear up in their fabulous Wedgwood swim suits.
 
Swim Suit & Apparel Fitting Get your Gear On!
*Tuesday 5/30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sylvia’s Swimwear will have all sizes and most colors available to try on at the pool.  Come determine the correct garment sizes to place your online order. 

Team swim suits will be available to try on at the pool during practices on Tuesday, 5/30. Wedgwood gear will also be available to try on:  t-shirts, sweat shirts & pants, polo shirts, caps, deck jackets, etc.

Click here for the gear menu.

* Please note: If your child is unable to attend the fitting on 5/30, you can take them to Sylvia’s Swimwear and they will help you fit your child. Please tell them that your child is on the Wedgwood swim team. Friday, June 2nd is the last day to place an online order.

Click here for info on how to place an online order.

Address: 20030 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Phone: (206) 985-7946

Thank you to Kristin Hill for being our gear coordinator once again!

Swim Suit Swap- No Logo Change this year

Bring your too small Wedgwood Team Suits to the swap table. There will be folks needing those out grown suits and maybe your kids will fit into someone else’s hand me down.

Timer Training

Wondering what volunteering as a timer involves?  Find out during Swim Suit Fitting night.  Lead time Jeff Haven will be there with stop watches to demo and train.  It’s actually kind of easy, fun and you get snacks!

Timers get to know most of the swimmers by name.  Get the best seat in the house for those finishes.  Get splashed by cool water on those hot days by start dives and flip turns.  Have fun and make new friends.

Thanks,

The Wedgwood Swim Team Committee
 


Evening workouts continue 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

Looking ahead, morning workouts will start Tuesday, June 27th and at least for now the schedule will be:

  • 15-18 swimmers   7:00-8:00 am
  • 13-14 swimmers   8:00-8:50 am
  • 11-12 swimmers   8:50-9:35 am
  • 9-10 swimmers     9:35-10:15 am
  • 8 & under swimmers   12-12:40 pm* 
      *Youngest swimmers often get out 5-10 minutes early

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.
  • 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.


Directory Cover Contest
We now have one entry in the directory cover contest.  Entries are due this coming Saturday.  This contest is open to all members between the
 ages 
5‐18. 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

 


Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back after Seattle Public Schools are out for the summer and boy are they letting out late this year.  Likely start date remains, June 27th

Adult Swim Team
Brenda Tomtan is stepping into the position of our Adult Team coach. Thank you Brenda!  Likely start date, still 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 in June.

 


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 – 6:00-7:30pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, June 1st

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Friday, June 2nd

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Saturday, June 3rd

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Sunday, June 4th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

 

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