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May 2019 Newsletter

The pool will open on Saturday May 18th from 12pm to 7pm for members only (no guests or parties), with free hot dogs and sodas from 12-2pm and an orientation for new members at 1:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hello Swim Team Families!  The sun is finally out and another season is just around the corner. Swim team registration opened on April 1st and you can also sign up for volunteer positions – thanks to the families of the 119 kids who have signed up!To register for swim team and find information about swim meets and volunteering, visit this link:  
Key Dates:

May 20 – first evening practice! Swimmers must be registered to get into the pool on the first practice.
Online gear ordering opens on May 10th, and Sylvia’s will be at the pool during swim team practice from 5:45pm to 7:45pm on May 20th. New gear has been added, and this year everything will be shipped to you at home. Plus any member can order items (you don’t have to be on swim team)!Our first home meet is Wedg v Wood on June 20th – this is a great opportunity to ease into the season! We have three other home meets, on July 9, 11 and 16.  We will also host Boys Prelims on July 30.
Thank you so much to everyone who has gotten back to us for volunteer lead spots; we will add your names into Team Unify. We still need a split timer lead and a runner lead. And of course there are lots of timer slots, concessions slots and non-lead spots to grab for your 15 hours. Thanks in advance for all your help! We’re looking forward to a great season!

The online store order dates are May 10-23. Any member can order swim team gear (not just swim team participants). You can create an account prior to May 10th (recommended to avoid log-in and password issues), however you will not be able to enter the WW Swim Team store until May 10th.Instructions for ordering of swim team gear:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on My Teams Login, located in the upper right of the home page
  3. Create a new account or log in to your existing Sylvia’s Swimwear account
  4. Enter the Team Code (WWSUM19) into the Add A Team section. Click Add Team or press Enter.
  5. Click on the Team Name to enter the WW Pool My Teams page
  6. You can browse by categories via the menu on the left side
  7. Select desired products and sizes and Add To Cart. (Note: custom products may have an option for logo and/or name. Names are automatically added when any entry is made in the Add Name field.)
  8. Check your order carefully as all custom orders are final sale.
  9. Follow the online instructions for Checkout to complete your order.
Below are images of the gear available through our online store at Sylvia’s Swimwear.

If you have concerns about sizing you can come to the pool for fitting on May 20th from 5:45 to 7:45pm, or contact our Sylvia’s Swimwear rep Jamie Pastrana for assistance.Sylvia’s Swimwear
Bellevue, WA
M-F, 9am – 5pm

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!


Swim Team 


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 (


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.


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
5‐18. Those 
artists selected

  • Use
  • Draw 
  • Use 
  • Include
  • Write
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by JUNE 3rd.
  • Questions? contact:


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


2017 Swim Meet Schedule

2017 Dual Meet Schedule

June 15th Wedg vs Wood
June 22nd at Aqua Club
June 27th at Klahaya
June 29th home vs Blue Ridge
July 6th at Innis Arden
July 11th home vs Sheridan Beach
July 13th home vs Sand Point
July 18th at View Ridge

Post Season Meets

July 21st B-Champs at Klahaya
July 24th Girls’ Prelims at WW
July 25th Boys’ Prelims at Aqua Club
July 27th Norhtherns at View Ridge
August 1st All Cities at Innis Arden

Opening Day – Saturday, May 21st

Ready or not it’s finally time to kick the 2016 season off! We would like to welcome you to, or welcome you back to this little urban slice of paradise.

The WW Pool Board would like to extend a special greeting to everyone joining the club this year. Wedgwood is a community, and our goal is to keep everyone safe and keep the pool fun. In order to keep our community connected, Wedgwood needs member involvement. We need members to participate in work parties, volunteer for the Board, help with the swim team, keep the pool clean, and keep a positive attitude. Volunteering is also an opportunity to meet new people. This community has given me some great friends over the last 30 years.  I’m looking forward to getting to know you, too.

Let’s make the 2016 Swim Season another wonderful summer at Wedgwood!  We want everyone’s experience at Wedgwood to be positive and rewarding.  If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding Wedgwood, please feel free to contact me or any other Board member. All Board members (and their phone numbers) are located in the pool directory.

Lyndsey Stewart 
2015-2016 Board President

From the Manager
The pool is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 21st, pool hours will be 12-7pm. We have a lot going on on opening day. See below for more info on all of that. And despite what Cliff Mass has been saying about the weather for next weekend the pool will still be a comfy 84 degrees.

Please remember we request that this first weekend be for members only. Additionally, we will not be scheduling any parties through Friday of the first week as well.

It’s great to be back!


Planning ahead:

  • Early Morning Lap Swim start date is looking like June 1st and run 6-7am.
  • Water Aerobics will most likely start on Monday, June 27th.  We’ll be posting the workout times as we get closer to that date.

Swim Team Registration 
*Early registration rate $130/swimmer, ends 5/21
Returning WW team swimmers registering AFTER 5/21 pay $155/swimmer.
New swimmers may register at any time $130/swimmer.
New Swimmer = first time on the WW swim team at any age.
All team swimmers must be registered prior to starting practices.
click here to register

Swim Suit & Apparel Fitting Get your Gear On!
*Saturday 5/21 2-4pm *Open to entire pool membership!     
Sylvia’s Swimwear will have all sizes and most colors available to try on at the pool…Come determine correct garment sizes to place your online order.  Team swim suits & Wedgwood gear:  t-shirts, sweat shirts & pants, polo shirts, caps, deck jackets…

Wedgwood Team Suits & Gear Sales 
*Sylvia’s Swimwear online orders OPEN 5/21 through 9AM Tuesday 5/31   
To purchase team suits, Wedgwood apparel and other gear, all orders must be placed online by the above deadline – no exceptions can be made. * Team Code: WEDGWOOD * Password: wedgswim Complete instructions to follow separately.

All Swim Team Parent Meeting & Suit Swap
*Saturday 5/21 3:30-4pm 
NEW and RETURNING swim team PARENTS please attend this brief entertaining and informational meeting.  Meet the coaches, ask questions.  Afterward, pick up a discounted suit at the Swim Suit Swap.

Volunteers Update
We have our concessions lead – Thank you Andrea Baumgarten!
Please let Andrea or swim team committee know if you (and a friend?) have an interest in leading concessions next season.   Andrea has the system down and is a great teacher!!  This is a great time to train & make an easy transition for you next year.

Key positions that still need YOU (training available)

  • Starter – best view of the meets
  • 9-10 Wrangler – great way to get to know families.
  • Computer Lead – new equipment and processes to make the job easier than in years past
  • Co-Clerk of Course – get to know kids and line ‘em up for events
  • End of Season Celebration Lead – coordinate hearty congratulations party for those hard working swimmers and volunteers!

ALL pool members are ALWAYS welcome to volunteer.
High Schoolers  Need community service hours? Volunteer at a meet.

  • Volunteer coordinator contact: catswim3@icloud.comEVENING WORKOUTS 
    *Begin Monday May 23 (M-Th)
    Please attend as many practices as possible to be ready for the first meet Swimmers must be registered to attend first practice.

    8 and under swimmers          7:00 – 7:30 pm
    9-11 swimmers                        7:30 – 8:00 pm
    12-14 swimmers                      8:00 – 8:45 pm
    15 and up swimmers              8:45 – 9:30 pm

    Jenny Demitruk and Cat Stine
    Swim Team Committee

Saturday, May 21st – Opening Day

Pool Hours 12-7pm
Hot diggity dogs starting at 12:00 until they’re gone.

New member meeting 1pm
Swim Team Suit Fitting Sylvias on site 2-4pm
Parent meeting 3:30PM, and suit swap, following.

Sunday, May 22nd
Pool Hours 12-7pm

Monday, May 23rd
Pool Hours 3:30-7pm
Swim Team Season Begins:

  • 8 and under swimmers          7:00 – 7:30 pm
  • 9-11 swimmers                        7:30 – 8:00 pm
  • 12-14 swimmers                      8:00 – 8:45 pm
  • 15 and up swimmers              8:45 – 9:30 pm

Tuesday May 24th:
Pool Hours 3:30-7pm
Swim Team 7-9:30pm
Wednesday May 25th:
Pool Hours 3:30-7pm
Swim Team 7-9:30pm
Thursday May 26th:
Pool Hours 3:30-7pm
Swim Team 7-9:30pm
Friday May 27th:
Pool Hours 3:30-7pm
Saturday May 28th: 
Pool Hours 12-7pm
Sunday May 29th:
Pool Hours 12-7pm
Monday May 30th – Memorial Day:
Pool Hours 12-7pm

May we see many days of SUNSHINE…See you poolside!!!