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Hello June!

And here we are, already June!

The opening couple of weeks were pretty. Darn. Good.

The shift to the early swim team practice is working out better than anticipated and as of today we now have 180 kids signed up! That’s 16 more than last year, and there are over 30 new kids on the team too!
The swim team committee wanted me to remind those that have been trying out swim team that at this time all swimmers attending swim practice must be registered in Team Unify. Any questions? Email: swimteam@wwpool.org
So the big thing that’s happening this week is that Early Morning Lap Swim is starting up. It begins on Monday morning, June 4th, and will run weekdays, 6-7:30am. While this swim has never really been crowded by say, Meadowbrook standards, the extra time will hopefully allow those partaking to have a more enjoyable experience. One thing that can help to better ensure this is if everyone swimming during this time is aware of some pretty common lap lane etiquette.

The basics – Figure out what your speed is relative to the others swimming in your lane. If you are are moving faster than the other swimmers, move into the faster lanes, and if you are going slower than others in your lane, move into a slower lane.

I would suggest circle swimming all of the time as well. We did have a collision last year during EMLS, and if possible, I’d certainly like to avoid this from happening again.

Something to note is that will soon be “labeling”  all of the lanes. We’ve got more signs ordered, so in the very near future all lanes will have a speed designation.

I know that old habits can be hard to break, and some of you have been swimming  in your own lane now for decades. While we’ll try to work the best we can with making accommodations, for the enjoyment and safety of everyone swimming we ask that our lap swimmers adhere to the aforementioned.  Thank you!
See you at the pool, but probably not at 6am…

–Raab


Early Morning Lap Swim 
Will starts Monday, June 4th and run weekdays 6-7:30am.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Monday, June 25th.  Season’s passes are on sale now.

Adult Team
Adult team will return to the water starting on Monday June 25th!  Adult team practice will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

Internship

We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is June15th.  For more information and an application click here.


Directory Cover Contest
Only a week left to get that cover entered! 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 
2018 
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
“2018” 
in 
your 
design.
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by  Monday, June 11th.
  

Monday, June 4th

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

Tuesday, June 5th

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

Wednesday, June 6th

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

Thursday, June 7th

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

Friday, June 8th

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

Saturday, June 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-8pm

Sunday, June 10th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Ready, Set, Go! 2018 Opening Weekend!

Saturday, May 19th – Opening Day

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Hot Dogs 12- 2pm or until they are gone
  •   New Member Meeting @ Noon
  •   Swim Team Suit Fitting 1-3pm
  •   Swim Team Parent Meeting 2pm
 
Ready, Set, Go!
The long wait is over, it’s opening weekend at the pool! I’m extremely pleased that things have come together with pre-season preparations, but as usual, we are still busily wrapping things up so that everything will be ready to roll starting at noon this Saturday. 

 
Now getting the club ready for another summer involves many people, doing many different jobs, both big and small. I would like to say thank you to all that attended the work party on May 5th!  Your efforts really helped make a big difference. 
 

I would also like to give a big shout out to one individual in particular and that would be Jeff Haven, our board Maintenance Chair. Jeff is a get it done kind of guy, and that’s just what he’s been doing this off-season. He spearheaded the womens’ locker room re-do, as well as the more minor mens’ locker room tweaks. Additionally, he took on the task of seeing that the expansion joints surrounding around the pool deck were overhauled. To top it off, just yesterday he was busily sanding and staining. So if the place looks a little better than you remember, it’s in large part to Jeff’s seemingly endless amounts of energy.

We also undertook some work that while perhaps less noticeable was quite important. Now I know I will probably be jinxing things here, but I do believe we were able to finally get our leaky old pool sealed up, as after refilling it just a couple of weeks ago, and monitoring the water meter for 10 days, the meter had not changed!

It’s nice to start things with good news for sure!

As we get underway this season there are many things to remind everyone about, and I also have to remind myself that after doing this for so many years, that there are members just joining the pool this summer, and for them this may be the first bit of information they will be receiving. So while some of this may be a repeat, it’s information worth repeating for all of our members, both new and old, I really appreciate you familiarizing yourselves with the pool rules as well as the guest policy. While they haven’t changed, they are important for all to know and worth a revisit.  These will also be posted at the club in the lobby.

Now many of you may also recall last season we implemented the very successful Double Down Diaper Policy.  We will continue to double down this season and want to remind those whom this policy pertains to, to also become familiar with it as well.
 

With the bottom end of things covered, we want to also emphasize, especially with little ones, that sometimes things also come up, literally speaking. If you notice your child either swallowing or inhaling a good deal of water, often indicated by immediate and uncontrolled coughing, please get them out of the pool ASAP. Most of the time the coughing will pass and will go away as fast as it starts, but sometimes the coughing can be a little more severe and may lead to vomiting, which isn’t fun for anyone.

 
Thank you in advance for your help with reviewing our rules and policies!
When coming to the pool during general swim, or for lap swim, please remember to sign in on the computer. I’ve tried to get everyone’s information into and updated in the system. If there is a problem, and for a few of you there certainly will be, it can usually be remedied pretty quickly. There is a form at the front desk for that, and/or please leave me a message in the staff message book. 
 
Remember to check all guests in upon your arrival. Please also remember that opening weekend is for members only and that we will not be scheduling parties to occur during the first week of operations.
 

I would also like to remind you that you are always welcome to check your wallets, purses, keys, phones, etc. in at the pool office.  As far as swim bags and such, many people feel more comfortable taking them out on the deck instead of leaving them in the locker room.  Really it’s about whatever works for you and your comfort level.  

You may also choose to bring a lock with you for the lockers as well, but we ask that you take that lock home with you when you leave for the day.  Now there are occasions when leaving a lock on a locker is permitted, but those instances should be cleared with the pool management in advance.
 

In case you hadn’t heard…

Wedgwood Swim Pool has always been a strong community. As managers, our job is to make decisions to best meet the needs of all those who enjoy Wedgwood pool.  As the community changes, we must be prepared to adjust the operations of the pool.  Over the past several years, we have identified new needs for lap swimmers, water aerobics participants, swim team members, and community members participating in the lesson program.  While we have been able to make minor adjustments to better accommodate certain groups, we felt the time had come to make more significant changes to pool schedules to better meet the needs of the Wedgwood community.  
 
After consulting with the swim coaches, lesson coordinator and the board we have developed a New Schedule for Swim Team Practice.  The new schedule has taken into account feedback from families over the past few years, as well as addressing issues identified by the coaching staff.  We believe the changes will better support the growth and development of the Wedgwood swimmers.
 
Early Season Evening Practices:
6-6:30PM = 8 years and under
6:30-7:10PM = 9-10 year olds
7:10-8:00PM = 11-12 year olds
8:00-9:00PM = 13 years & Up
Summer Morning Practices:
7:00-7:30AM = 15 & up (lanes 1 & 2 practice for swimmers who have jobs)
7:30-9:00AM = 13 years & Up
9:00-9:30AM = 8 years and under
9:30-10:15AM = 9-10 year olds
10:15-11:00AM = 11-12 year olds
 
In addition to these changes in practice times there have also been changes to our general pool hours, early morning lap swim, and the lesson program.  These adjustments reflect the changing needs of our community, as well as the availability of pool space.As many of you probably figured out with the Early Season Practice Schedule starting at 6pm, the pool will now be closing at 6pm, Monday – Thursdays until the switch to the full summer schedule.

The very popular 2:30-3:30pm Afternoon Adult Lap Swim returns, and will start on Monday, May 21st. This swim will run weekdays until June 22nd.

 

Early Morning Lap Swim will being on Monday, June 4th and run all season from 6am-7:30am Monday-Friday.  Please note that once school is out for the summer, and the swim team moves to morning practices, two of the lanes will be designated for swim team practice for the last 30 minutes of this time.

Once school is out for the summer, swimming lessons will start a little earlier in the day, and then run a little longer. They will now run from 9:15am until 12:30pm. We’ve also created, combined, and retooled some our lesson groupings to help us better meet the needs of our swimmers varying skill levels.  And heads up, member registration for Session 1 will be on Wednesday, May 30th 6-7pm.

Now the domino effect of these practice and lesson changes will push out the start time for Aerobics on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday to 12:30pm, Aerobics is scheduled to start on Monday, June 25th.

Finally, the pool will be opening on weekdays at 1:15pm once summer is in full swing, also the 25th of June.

Please keep in mind that as the season progresses we’ll be monitoring and making adjustments as warranted.  For the most up to date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.
 

I’m know that I’m really looking forward the upcoming season. The familiar sounds of the water running in the gutters and that faint scent of chlorine that I have known now for three decades have returned… it’s almost New Year’s Day in May!
 
See you at the pool!

Raab
 


 

Dates to Remember:

Member Lesson Registration
Session 1 lesson registration will be on Wednesday, May 30th 6-7pm.

Early Morning Lap Swim 
Will start on Monday, June 4th and run weekdays 6-7:30am.
 

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Monday, June 25th.Adult Team
Adult team will return to the water starting on Monday June 25th!  Adult team practice will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.Internship

We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is June15th.  For more information and an application click here.
 


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 
2018 
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
“2016” 
in 
your 
design.
 
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by  Monday, June 11th.
  

 


 

Saturday, May 19th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)
  •   Hot Dogs 12- 2pm or until they are gone
  •   New Member Meeting @ Noon
  •   Swim Team Suit Fitting 1-3pm
  •   Swim Team Parent Meeting 2pm

Sunday, May 20th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (No Guests/Parties)

Monday, May 21st

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   First Evening Team Practice

Tuesday, May 22nd

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Wednesday, May 23rd

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, May 24th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm (No Parties)
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Friday, May 25th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm (No Parties)

Saturday, May 26th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Sunday, May 27th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

Monday, May 28th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   No Evening Swim Team Practice

Tuesday, May 29th

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

Wednesday, May 30th

  •   Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •   Hrs: 3:30-6pm
  •   Member Lesson Registration – Session 1 – 6:00-7:00pm
  •   Evening Swim Team Practice

Thursday, May 31st

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

February News

*As we move closer to the swim season please read the messages below from Pool Membership, Landscape and Management.

Membership:Your annual Dues Statements have been mailed – if you have not yet received your Statement for 2018, please contact Membership at membership@wwpool.org immediately.

Reminder: the Due Date for Dues Payment is March 1, 2018.   Any payments or status change requests made after March 1, 2018, will be subject to a $100 late fee; payments received after April 1st 2018 will be subject to a $250.00 late fee.  Please return your dues/fee statement or status change request form with your payment.  This ensures correct correlation of payment with household.

Limited Offer :  until March 1st, 2018  The amount of transferor fees received upon sale of you membership will be doubled.  (Instead of the typical $650 transferor fee, you will receive $1,300 for a membership sale occurring during this limited time frame).

Good news:  The Full Member dues did not increase this year; therefore, dues and fees remain the same as 2017.

Payment options:  You can now use PayPal to pay your dues/fees.  Your statement reflects your payment total if you use PayPal, with the addition of their fees.  As always, you can pay using a check/money order.
Household Members (full members) and Eligible Designees (Senior Swimmers): All listed under these groups must adhere to the by-laws definition of:

  1. Resides as a full-time household member in the home of owner member; or
  2. Is a child of the owner member and is 26 years of age or younger, regardless of residence. Note:  if their birthdate is 1991 or earlier, they can ONLY be listed if they reside in your residence full time.
Molly Martin
Membership

LANDSCAPE:

POOL LANDSCAPE PARTY
This year our annual landscape event will be held on Saturday May 5 from 10am to 4pm. The time commitment is 3 hours per family.

A few changes this year:

  1. The big landscape projects are done.  We have weeding, raking, and sweeping to be done – not glamorous, but necessary. Please bring buckets, weeding tools, rakes etc.
  2. Very Important, Check-in time will be from 10am to 1pm ONLY. I know scheduling for families is difficult, last year many folks came at the end of the day and there was nothing to do. I don’t want to waste your day. As a result, sign-in cutoff will be1pm.
  3. This plan is a firm at this time-but if needs dictate and we are able to schedule another landscape party you will be notified via the WW Pool Newsletter. So please keep current on emails from the pool, and spread the word about landscape party.

Stephen Ramaley
Landscape

Pool Manager:

Wedgwood Swim Pool has always been a strong community. As managers, our job is to make decisions to best meet the needs of all those who enjoy Wedgwood pool.  As the community changes, we must be prepared to adjust the operations of the pool.  Over the past several years, we have identified new needs for lap swimmers, water aerobics participants, swim team members, and community members participating in the lesson program.  While we have been able to make minor adjustments to better accommodate certain groups, we feel the time has come to make more significant changes to pool schedules to better meet the needs of the Wedgwood community.

After consulting with the swim coaches, lesson coordinator and the board we have developed a New Schedule for Swim Team Practice.  The new schedule has taken into account feedback from families over the past few years, as well as addressing issues identified by the coaching staff.  We believe the changes will better support the growth and development of the Wedgwood swimmers.

Early Season Evening Practices:
6-6:30PM = 8 years and under
6:30-7:10PM = 9-10 year olds
7:10-8:00PM = 11-12 year olds
8:00-9:00PM = 13 years & Up
Summer Morning Practices:
7:00-7:30AM = 15 & up (lanes 1 & 2 practice for swimmers who have jobs)
7:30-9:00AM = 13 years & Up
9:00-9:30AM = 8 years and under
9:30-10:15AM = 9-10 year olds
10:15-11:00AM = 11-12 year olds

We will also be making changes to lap swim and the lesson program which will be announced in the coming weeks.  These adjustments also reflect the changing needs of our community.  We realize that any change has an impact on your summer. And we wanted to share this information as soon as it was available.

We look forward to sunnier days and seeing you all back at Wedgwood Swim Pool for summer 2018!

Raab Parker
Manager

Best. Summer. Ever.

That headline pretty much sums it up, and the forecast for the next several days is certainly looking amazing.
 
The last day of operations this season will be Sunday, September 10th. Now that’s a week earlier than usual, and that is because of necessary repairs to the pool liner and expansion joint, which runs down the center of the pool. For this work to be successfully completed, the weather needs to be both dry, and above 50 degrees for about 10 straight days. Originally these repairs were scheduled in April, but, you may recall, it was neither dry, nor very warm during that time. Fingers crossed!
 
Remember that between now and that last day, pool hours will gradually start to be reduced, so please check the schedule below to make sure the pool is open prior to coming down.
 
Now typically the back to school week can bring some of the heaviest pool usage when the weather is anywhere near decent. With the hot weather in the forecast and limited pool hours next week we anticipate some very busy days on the horizon. At this point I want to put it out there and ask that if things do pan out weather-wise, that you please limit your guest usage, as at this point we have just enough staffing to get to the end, but once school starts, bringing in extra staff can really become a challenge. 

Again, as in past years, we will also not be scheduling any parties for the last week of the season.

Finally, the last weekend will be for pool members only.

Thank you!

Don’t forget the early pool closure, 3:45pm this Thursday for the SSSL Water Polo Championships.

That’s it!  Enjoy the last few days around the pool. Have a wonderful off-season and I will see you next May if not before!
 

Raab
 

Wednesday, August 30th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Thursday, August 31st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-3:45pm
  •   Water Polo Championships 4pm

Friday, September 1st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am (Last Day)
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, September 2nd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, September 3rd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, September 4th

  •   Biathlon 9:30am (warm-up @9am)
  •   Pool Hrs: 12-7pm (no parties)
  •   Games 2:30-3:20pm

Tuesday, September 5th

  •   Pool Hrs: 1-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Wednesday, September 6th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Thursday, September 7th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Friday, September 8th

  •  Adult Lap Swim 2:30-3:30pm
  •  Pool Hrs: 3:30-7pm (no parties-please limit guests)

Saturday, September 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm (members only)

Sunday, September 10th

  •   Hrs: 12-5pm (members only)

Mid-Week Update

Hello –

I wanted to send out a mid-week update as things are really shaping up to be a bit on the extreme side weatherwise these next couple of days.  

At this time the boiler has been completely shut off to help keep the pool as comfortable as possible. This means the water will likely be a little cooler in the morning but hopefully remain refreshing in the late afternoon and evening. Now it’s not uncommon for the pool temp to increase 5-6 degrees, or even more during this type of weather. Turning the boiler completely off, rather than down, has proven to be the most effective method of keeping the pool water cooler and avoiding the later day bathtub effect.

Now because the boiler is turned off, the showers well, will be a tad bit more refreshing these next few days as well.  It’s a bit complicated, but to heat our showers there is a small heat exchanger off of the boiler, the boiler that also heats the pool. t’s a great design most of the time, except when the weather gets really warm. If the boiler were to remain on there’s enough residual heat still remaining from heating the showers that it becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to prevent the pool from continued heating, which during this weather is not so good.

So that’s the story with the pool and shower temps.  I also wanted to send out a reminder that tonight (Wednesday) the pool will be closing early at 5pm for the swim team dinner, awards and movie.

In the time since the last news blast went out on Sunday I have also been asked several times about whether or not there will be any sort of limitations on guests during this hot spell. At this time I don’t have a definitive answer, but my gut tells me we won’t likely need to do that. Still, probably not the best time to bring the whole neighborhood down for a swim though. What I can say definitively is that the pool will be open extended hours on both Thursday and Friday until 10pm!

Stay Cool!

 -Raab

Looking ahead…

  •  Wed, Aug 2nd 5pm – Early Pool Closure
  •  Wed, Aug 9th – Senior member dessert potluck – 7pm 
  • Thurs, Aug 10th – Water Polo Matches will close the deep area of the pool at 5:45pm.  No lap lanes will be available during this time.
  • Sat, August 19th – The Watershow – Pool will close at 7pm.

 


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.  Aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th!
 


 

Wednesday, August 2nd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Lesson Registration for Session 4
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-5pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner, Awards, Swim & Movie

Thursday, August 3rd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-10pm

Friday, August 4th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-10pm

Saturday, August 5th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 6th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 8th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 9th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Senior Dessert Potulck 7-9pm

Thursday, August 10th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm* (shallow end only after 5:45pm – no lap lane)
  •   Water Polo Matches 4pm – close

Friday, August 11th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, August 12th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 13th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Goodbye July… …Hello August

From the manager…

I would like to start off by saying thank you to all that helped put on a very successful prelims for the girls last Monday. I have been doing these meets for a long time and truly feel that it was the crazy busiest one of them all.  I’m also absolutely certain that we could not have done it without the help of our many volunteers. Again, Thank you!

This week the swim team season [finally] wraps up.  The All City meet is at Innis on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we’ll be having our end of the year dinner and awards night.  Please note that the pool will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday for this event.

Our other swim team, the Adults, took 1st place at their meet this past Saturday!  Way to go! And a big thank you to Brenda Tomtan for stepping in and taking over as our volunteer head coach!

Looking ahead it’s going to be hot, Hot, HOT.  While I know that closing the pool early for the swim team on Wednesday is a complete bummer, we will very likely be extending the hours on both Thursday, Friday, perhaps beyond, to help beat the heat. I’ll be sending out a reminder via email as well as posting updates on Facebook to get the word out. I might also be sending out word on whether or not to limit or not bring guests depending on how things play out. So please stay tuned!

Early Morning Lap Swim is extended until 7:30am for the remainder of it’s run. So now you can sleep in a little later and/or just swim a little longer.

I wanted to let all of you that partake in water aerobics know that it will run through Friday, August 25th.

Water Polo sign-ups are going on now. Water polo actually starts this week! Stop by the pool office for more info or to sign up. You can also find information on our web page.

The Watershow is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th. Sign-ups to participate in this annual rite of summer have begun. Stop by the pool lobby and put down your deets. Groups will be formed and the practice schedule then ironed out.

Upcoming Road Closure on 8/17 – Planning ahead – This past week I was contacted by the Seattle Dept. of Transportation regarding an upcoming road closure on Wednesday, August 17th, of 28th AVE NE, north of NE 75th down to the pool. At this time I have been told that the work is scheduled to start around noon and that the road will not be drivable for the remainder of that day. I will update if the date or duration of the closure changes. Note that the pool will remain open during regardless of the day the roadwork occurs.

Rerun on this, remember guests must be accompanied by the pool member while they are at the pool. This does mean that you should remain at the pool while your guests are using the facility.

See you at the pool!

 -Raab

Looking ahead…

  •  Wed, Aug 2nd 5pm – Early Pool Closure
  •  Wed, Aug 2nd – Lesson Registration for Session 4, 8:30am
  •  Wed, Aug 9th – Senior member dessert potluck – 7pm 
  • Thurs, Aug 10th – Water Polo Matches will close the deep area of the pool.  No lap lanes will be available during this time.
  • Sat, August 19th – The Watershow – Pool will close at 7pm

 


 

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.  Aerobics will run through Friday, August 25th!
 


Monday, July 31st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 1st

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 2nd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Lesson Registration for Session 4
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-5pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner, Awards, Swim & Movie

Thursday, August 3rd

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm?

Friday, August 4th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm?

Saturday, August 5th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 6th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 7th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Tuesday, August 8th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, August 9th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Senior Dessert Potulck 7-9pm

Thursday, August 10th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm* (shallow end only after 4pm – no lap lane)
  •   Water Polo Matches 4pm – close

Friday, August 11th

  •   EMLS 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, August 12th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 13th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

today, tomorrow and the next days…

From the manager…

Other than early morning lap swim, the pool will be closed on Monday for Girls’ Prelims. Just note that with any luck the water temperature will be right around 75 degrees at 6am on Monday, so if you are planning on swimming laps in the early morning, you’ll likely either love it or hate it.

Remember there won’t be any lessons or aerobics on Monday, nor will the pool open after the meet is over, as the staff will be working to get everything cleaned up and put away so we can go right back normal again starting on Tuesday.

Now that Girls’ Prelims is less than 24 hours away I have a better idea of where we are coming in short in the way of volunteers. At this point including all of the the north end clubs and WW, we still have right around 12 timing slots to fill, so if you can time, we need you! Be it first half 3:30-5:30, or second half, after 5:30, or the whole thing,  send me an email and I will put you down!

Other than the all consuming swim meet tomorrow there are a couple of other things I thought I should touch base on.  First, I did want to let you know that I have extremely high confidence in our double down diaper policy as it was reported by the parent of a little one that their double diaper did indeed work as intended!  That was great news and we avoided shutting down for a time on what was quite a busy afternoon.  Unfortunately later in the week though we had to close the pool for a bit when something unexpected came up, both literally and figuratively. Overall though it’s been a much better summer all the way around for these sorts of incidences and I’m hoping the trend continues.

A reminder about guests. Guests must be accompanied by the pool member while they are at the pool. Also remember that each membership gets 20 guests at a rate of $5/guest. Guests beyond that allotment are $7/guest. Also if you are planning on bringing a group of 6-12 people please let us know in advance and sign up for a party. The party rate is $6/non-member.

Lastly this week I’d like to put a plug in for the pool board. These are people that meet monthly and work on some of the nitty gritty things that are essential to keeping this club functioning in the here and now, as well as making decisions about where WW is heading into the future. These year-round positions even come with a little bit of a discount on the annual dues too. The time is near for some new people to step up, you might be asked, please think about it.

See you at the pool!

 -Raab

Adult Meet Info
The adult meet is this coming Saturday morning at Sheridan Beach. The last day to sign yourself up to swim in the meet is this Tuesday. Keep in mind there will be no adult team workout on Monday night. The sign up sheet is in the pool lobby.

Looking ahead…

  • Swim Team Awards night – Wednesday, August 2nd
  • There will be a senior member dessert potluck – 7pm, Wednesday, August 9th.
  • The Watershow – Saturday, August 19th

 


 

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 this Wednesday for their last practice from 8-9pm.
 


Monday, July 24th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Pool Closed

Tuesday, July 25th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm

Wednesday, July 26th

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

Thursday, July 27th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Friday, July 28th

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

Saturday, July 29th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 30th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

A wonderful week at WW…

From the manager…

A nice week on tap here at WW.  No home meets, no big events, just more sunny days ahead…  Enjoy it!

Next week things get a little more crazy as we host Girls’ Prelims on Monday.  Other than EMLS that day the pool will not be open.  So make note of that.

Speaking of Girls’ Prelims, we’re still looking for volunteers! Now we’re known league wide for running really great meets here and one of the biggest factors in that has been all of the many hours our volunteers put into helping pull these things off.  That being said, there are still many jobs to fill from helping direct parking to selling at concessions so if you’ve got a couple of hours on Monday the 24th, sign up when you are at the pool this week, or send Cindy Katz an email and she’ll put you down.

One thing I want everyone to be aware of is that because of prelims we will gradually be lowering the pool temp over this coming weekend. We’d like to have the pool temp around 78 degrees at the meet start time, which is considerably lower than our usual 84. So be aware, the water will most certainly be a little more refreshing than usual starting on Friday.

See you at the pool!

 -Raab

Looking ahead…

  • Member Registration for Lesson Session 3 will be on Wednesday starting at 8:30am – note, competitive stroke will not be offered.
  • The pool will be closed for Girls’ Prelims on Monday, July 24th.
  • Swim Team Awards night – Wednesday, August 2nd
  • There will be a senior member dessert potluck – 7pm, Wednesday, August 9th.
  • The Watershow – Saturday, August 19th

 


 

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. 
 


Monday, July 17th

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

Tuesday, July 18th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Away Meet @ View Ridge, warm-up 5:25

Wednesday, July 19th

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

Thursday, July 20th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Friday, July 21st

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   B Champs @ Klahya, warm-up 8:15am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm

Saturday, July 22nd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm (cool pool)

Sunday, July 23rd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm (cold pool)

Monday, July 24th

  •   EMLS 6-7am (brrrr!)
  •   Pool Closed – Girls’ Prelims, WW warm-up 2:30pm

Tie Dye, Two Home Meets and a Cake Bake too…

From the manager…

This week is going to be a busy one at the double dub!  Tie dye days are happening on Monday and Tuesday, well the dye part is really happening Monday, Tuesday is rinse day. We also have not one, but TWO home meets this week… crazy I know! Finally we’ll wrap it all up on Saturday with the annual Cake Bake!

So here’s the skinny, tie dye is happening in the mornings during and around the kids’ practice times. They are still looking for help to make this happen so if at all possible stop by, and if they still need help, and you can, don’t be shy!

The pool will be closing early on both Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm. Sorry about that, but we need time to set up for the swim meets. Tuesday, Sheridan Beach will be coming to visit, and then on Thursday, the last home meet for our seniors, the Sand Point swimmers will joining us for a nice cozy evening around the pool deck.  We are still looking for volunteers for both meets so get on team unify and sign up!

On Saturday we have the annual Cake Bake thing happening.  The theme this year…

The Cake Bake is scheduled to start around 6pm and all cakes should be on site by 6:30. Cakes will then be on display from 7-7:30. Judging and eating will ensue shortly thereafter.  Also during the Cake Bake it will be Almost Anything Goes from 7-9:30pm. Please note the lap lanes will not be open during this time.

See you around -Raab

Looking ahead…

  • The pool will be closed for Girls’ Prelims on Monday, July 24th.
  • Swim Team Awards night – Wednesday, August 2nd
  • There will be a senior member dessert potluck – 7pm, Wednesday, August 9th.
  • The Watershow – Saturday, August 19th

Monday, July 10th

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

Tuesday, July 11th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-4pm (closing early)
  •   Home meet vs Sheridan Beach

Wednesday, July 12th

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

Thursday, July 13th

  •   EMLS 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Pool Hours 1-4pm (closing early)
  •   Home meet vs Sand Point

Friday, July 14th

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

Saturday, July 15th

  •   Hrs: 12-9:30pm
  •   Cake Bake 6-8:30pm (see details above)
  •   Almost Anything Goes 7-9:30pm (no lap lanes)

Sunday, July 16th

  •   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. 

 


Coach Matt has been getting a great response to this but I thought I’d run it one more 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