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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

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!