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Happy Holiday Weekend

The end of the season is rapidly approaching and from the look of the forecast our summer weather is also about to take a turn late next week as well. Closing day is Sunday, September 12th so there’s still a little bit of time to come on down and hop in the pool.
 
We are no longer scheduling larger groups for the remainder of the season, and up until the last weekend our guest limit of 5 per family per visit should remain in effect. Also the last weekend of operations will be for members only.

Please double check the hours listed below and/or the calendar here before coming down as we are now operating on a reduced schedule.
 
Enjoy it while you can!
 

 
Raab
 

Steve on Landscaping…
 
WW Landscape Parties Sept 18 Sept 25
 

  • Time 10am to 3pm
  • Check in at the pool office so I know you attended and indicate whether you want a refund of your landscape fee, or to donate it to the pool reline fund.
  • Restroom open-bring a mask. You must mask up indoors. Hand Sanitizer in the lobby.
  • Please no children/children under vaccination age. This will be heavy work and power saws will be in operation-weeding-cleaning up (wear gloves, we have some trash to pick up) and a lot of big branches to haul to the parking lot. This will all take place in the south bed-outside the fence-landscape. 
  • Bring hand saws/battery operated Saws-all, if you have one (I will have blades for you) pruners-loppers/weeding tools/and above all, gloves.

 
Given the state of life today, I am suspending the 3-hour rule. Work as much as you can or longer if you want. Worried about Covid? I understand- see you in the spring.

— 
Steve sjramaley@gmail.com
 


 
Saturday, Sept 4th (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-8pm

Sunday, Sept 5th (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-8pm

Monday, Sept 6th (no large group reservations)

  • Ping Pong Tourney 12 and Under 10am, 13 and Up noon
  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-7pm

Tuesday, Sept 7th (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm
  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Wednesday, Sept 8th (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm
  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Thursday, Sept 9th (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm
  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Friday, Sept 10th (no group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm
  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Saturday, Sept 11th (members only)

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-7pm

Sunday, Sept 12th (members only)

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-5pm

 

What’s Happening

The feel of fall is definitely in the air, and school is about to start. There’s still a bit of time to swim at the pool but at this point, summer sure seems to be winding down and what a great summer it’s been.

Just a reminder that this Thursday the pool will be closing at 5:45pm for water polo matches. 

The last day for aerobics will be this Friday, and early morning lap swim will end next week on the 31st. Then beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1st, operations will shift to a reduced schedule.

The Labor Day weekend ping pong tourney is coming together and I will post an update on our Facebook page as soon as I have more details.

Get wet while you can!

Raab

 

Thursday, August 26th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-5:45

  • Water Polo Matches 6-9pm

Friday, August 27th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 9:30-11am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 12-12:45pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, Aug 28th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 29th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, August 30th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Tuesday, August 31st

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Wednesday, September 1st (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm

  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Thursday, September 2nd (no large group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm

  • Open Swim 3:30-7pm

Friday, September 3rd (no group reservations)

  • Adult Afternoon Laps 1:30-3:30pm

  • Open Swim 3:30-8pm

This week at WW

From the Manager

Things pretty much remain unchanged from last week, hopefully without the smoke! Please remember that the pool will be closing early on Thursday at 5:45 for water polo matches. 

The long awaited pool directory is now available in the pool office! Please note that our near neighbor members were unintentionally left out of the directory this year. Our hope is to have the 2022 directory done early next season at which time this will be corrected.


Raab


 

Monday, August 16th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Tuesday, August 17th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Wednesday, August 18th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Thursday, August 19th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-5:45

  • Water Polo Matches 6-9pm

Friday, August 20th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 9:30-11am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 12-12:45pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, Aug 21st

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 22nd

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

     


 

Looking Ahead

  • The last day for aerobics will be on the 27th

  • Early morning laps swim will wrap up for the season on the 31st
  • Shortened season schedule changes coming Sept 1st
  • The pool will close for the season on the 12th of September

The pool remains open for now…

The air quality has been up and down between about 155 and 145 for the last hour, currently the numbers are trending downward. Things are currently touch and go at he moment but for now the pool remains open. We will continue to monitor and let you know if/when the pool will be closing.

Pool Open on Friday

While still smokey, the numbers have plateaued or even receded a bit. There is some uncertainty as to what conditions will be later this afternoon and early evening but for now we are planning on resuming operations this morning at 9am. So there will be water polo practice, aerobics, and open swim starting at 1:15pm. We will continue to monitor and update as needed.

Wait, was that… Rain!?

What a welcome break. Sun lovers don’t worry, our regularly scheduled summer looks like it will return very soon. In the meantime here are a few reminders.

  • Early morning lap swim is now running Monday – Friday from 6-7:30

  • The pool will be closing early at 5:45pm the next three Thursdays, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

I also would like to take a moment to remind everyone to be taking a good cleansing shower before hopping into the pool. It seems as though through COVID many have gotten out of this habit and I it’s had a noticeable effect on the clarity of the water. So please take a little extra time, soap up, and get yourself cleaned off.

One additional thing that we can all do to help keep the water quality as good as possible is when applying sunscreen to do so either prior to coming to the pool, or do it at the pool and then allow time for it to adhere/dry onto your skin. I’ve seen way too many times where people put sunscreen on themselves and/or their kids and then hop right into the pool. The end result is not surprisingly a cloudier pool, a waste of sunscreen, and likely less protection from the sun than intended.

Guest Policy Reminder

We have been getting a lot of calls regarding where we are with our current guest policy. Here’s the quick version of where we are currently:

  • Up to 5 guests – No reservation required

  • 6-12 guests – Reservation required – 2 hour limit – typically we try not to schedule these during “prime time” which is approximately 2-5:30pm

The full guest policy can be found here.

Keep in mind that the current guest guidelines may change and that there are also times when we may have member only days, and/or days when the weather might necessitate the suspension of guest privileges because of anticipated increased member pool usage. We try to publicize those as far in advance as possible.

See you at the pool! -Raab

Dig it!

No one wants to see the end of pool season, but the quiet months can be time to get things done in our arboretum.

  • We will be getting a couple of loads of wood chips to be spread (unknown time frame)

  • The lot striping needs to be repainted (weather dependent-when the brush pile is gone)

  • Outside the fence on the south side of the pool the landscape needs major pruning-dead wood removal and the brush hauled to the parking lot for loading in a rental truck.

We will start with landscape parties on Sat Sept 18 and 25, and see how the progress goes. I can also do weekday gatherings, if that helps the schedules of members. Come if you can, these projects are not time critical, if you can’t make it that is ok.

Those who wish can receive a refund of $50 from the 2021 pool fees, or you can donate that money back to our pool resurface fund.  

-Stephen Ramaley Landscape Chair sjramaley@gmail.com

Employment Opportunities

We already know that we will have openings on staff for the 2022 season.  We also know that we have far more potential applicants than positions. In anticipation of a significant number of applicants, we have decided to conduct several interviews this summer in August and September. Below you will find the steps to apply:

1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Job Description which can be found on the Wedgwood Website on a document titled “WW Application Information 2022.”

2. Email Sara Behrens (sbbehrens@gmail.com) to receive the Signup Genius link to schedule your interview. Interview dates are on: 8/11, 8/18, and 9/11. We will conduct some interviews over the school year, however some of these may need to be conducted via Zoom rather than in-person. 

3. Complete the WW Application by October 1, 2021 in order to be considered in the first round of hiring. Please note, you may participate in an interview before completing your application. 

Interview Details

  • All interviews will be conducted at Wedgwood Swim Pool (7727 28th Ave NE) by Rob Parker (Manager) and Sara Behrens (Lifeguard Supervisor). 

  • Interviews will last between 20-30 minutes.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can provide you with a copy of the questions prior to your interview. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Behrens sbbehrens@gmail.com

 


 

Saturday, Aug 7th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 8th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, August 9th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Tuesday, August 10th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Wednesday, August 11th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Thursday, August 12th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-5:45

  • Water Polo Matches 6-9pm

Friday, August 13th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 9:30-11am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 12-12:45pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, Aug 14th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 15th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Goodbye July, Hello August…

There’s still plenty of summer left this swim season but it’s hard to believe that August is already upon us. August is typically a little slower around the pool than the rest of the summer, or at least it was before COVID. Honestly after some of the busier days this summer, lower numbers may be a welcome sight.

A week ago, we were in the midst of several busy days and we want to thank you for helping us provide ample opportunity to all members by adhering to the reduction in guest numbers. Your understanding and cooperation with the reduction was very appreciated.

Swim team will wrap up this coming Wednesday evening with awards and video. Because of this the pool will be closing early at 5pm. Please note that while this will be an early closure, we will not have adult lap swim only.

There are a couple of other changes coming in the schedule next week as well. 

Starting on Wednesday 8/4, early morning laps will extend another 30 minutes to 7:30am and will then run from 6-7:30am Monday – Friday.

Aerobics on Fridays now will be from 12-12:45pm, while Monday-Thursday will remain unchanged. We had been trying to shift aerobics a couple of days a week, but with water polo starting up we wanted to avoid anyone in aerobics getting a stray ball to the head, which would not be pleasant at all. 

Speaking of water polo. Practices start Wednesday 8/4 and more information and registration forms are available on the club website.

See you at the pool! -Raab

Directory Cover

It’s way past time for a new pool directory and part of putting out a new pool directory involves putting some artwork on the cover. So kids it’s time for you to get creative and draw a pool directory cover for us. Take a blank 11.5 x 8.5 sheet of paper, fold it in half the hamburger way and get busy!  Drawings should be in black ink so they will reproduce well and also need to include the following:  on the front – Wedgwood Swim Club Directory, on the back – your name and age.  Please return your cover to the pool as soon as possible, but no later than August 6th.
 


Saturday, July 31st

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

 

Sunday, August 1st

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

 

Monday, August 2nd

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Tuesday, August 3rd

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Wednesday, August 4th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-5pm

  • Swim Team Awards

 

Thursday, August 5th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Water Polo 11:45-1pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Friday, August 6th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am

  • Water Polo 9:30-11am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 12-12:45pm

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Important Announcement Re: Guests this weekend

Based on the high numbers of members attending open swim, increased guest activity, and sunny warm weather in the forecast, we are temporarily rolling back the number of guests allowed per family this weekend. On both Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th we will permit two guests per family per visit. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep the pool safe and available for membership to enjoy.