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This week at WW, July 3rd – 9th

From the manager…

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

See you around that hole in the ground -Raab
 


Monday, July 3rd

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

Tuesday, July 4th

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

Wednesday, July 5th

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

Thursday, July 6th

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

Friday, July 7th

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

Saturday, July 8th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
 


Family Swim 
Family Swim weekdays from 5:30-7:00pm.  This is a quieter time at the club, perfect for families with small children.  Keep in mind that those swimmers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member during the Family Swim time.

Teen Swim
Teen Swim is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt

 

 

Wedgwood Internship Info

Hello Wedgwood Families, 

Below is the information about the Wedgwood Internship.  

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

The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective candidates with an opportunity to:

  • Gain experience with the tasks and responsibilities of a Wedgwood staff member
  • Learn about the expectations of employment (i.e., what it means to have a job)
  • Be evaluated based on performance for future positions (rather than on interview and application alone)
  • Develop new skills and receive feedback from management

Qualifications: Participants must be 14 years of age by the start of the internship.

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

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

Commitment

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

Employment

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

Sign-up

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

Chris Matsumoto (chris.mats@gmail.com)

This week @ WW June 27th – July 2nd

from the manager…

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

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

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

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

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

See you at the pool!  -Raab

 


Family Swim 
Family Swim starts on Tuesday and will run weekdays from 5:30-7:00pm.  This is a quieter time at the club, perfect for families with small children.  Keep in mind that those swimmers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member during the Family Swim time.

Teen Swim
Teen Swim is daily after 7pm. Teen members can bring in up to 3 guests for $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.

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

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

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

 


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

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

*Youngest swimmers often get out 5-10 minutes early
 


Tuesday, June 27th

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

Wednesday, June 28th

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

Thursday, June 29th

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

Friday, June 30th

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

Saturday, July 1st

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 2nd

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

 


Reruns from last week:

Searching For Old Swim Team Photos and Banquet Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt

Swim Club Members…We need an upgrade!

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

 


This week at WW June 20 -26

from the manager…

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

will, see you at the pool!  -Raab

 


Updates:

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

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

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

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

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


 

WANTED

 

Swim Club Members…We need an upgrade!

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

Searching For Old Swim Team Photos and Banquet Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all the help! -Coach Matt
 

 

 

Tuesday, June 20th

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

Wednesday, June 21st

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

Thursday, June 22nd

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

Friday, June 23rd

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

Saturday, June 24th

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

Sunday, June 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, June 26th

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

 

Coming to a close…

Just like that we’ve come to the end of the season.  

From here on out, as the pool staff starts back up at school we will be working with a skeleton staff pieced together to cover the pool hours that we have scheduled. The good news is we have more college kids still around this season than we’ve had in a very long time so we’re able to schedule out pool hours that in the past we’ve had problems covering. The bad news is that despite this it’s still going to be a stretch. So what this means is that from here on out we will not be scheduling any parties. Then starting Monday, September 12th, we are also asking that the last week of operations be members only, meaning no guests. 

Now the pool will remain open, albeit on reduced hours, until and including closing day, which by the way is Sunday, September 18th. So while there is a bit more time to get a in a little more swimming, you better get in soon!

Still hoping for a little more fun in the sun…

Raab

Monday, Sept 5th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   Games start at 2pm

Tuesday, Sept 6th

  •   Hrs: 1-7pm
  •   No Parties

Wednesday, Sept 7th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties

Thursday, Sept 8th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties

Friday, Sept 9th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties

Saturday, Sept 10th

  •  Hrs: 12-7pm
  •  No Parties

Sunday, Sept 11th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   No Parties

Monday, Sept 12th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

Tuesday, Sept 13th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

Wednesday, Sept 14th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

Thursday, Sept 15th

  •   Hrs: 3:30pm-7pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

Friday, Sept 16th

  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

Saturday, Sept 17th

  •  Hrs: 12-6pm
  •  No Parties or Guests

Sunday, Sept 18th

  •   Hrs: 12-5pm
  •   No Parties or Guests

That’s a wrap, see you next summer!

Poop Policy Update

Sadly I have to share the news that we had another incident of poop in the pool at closing last night. During the past month now we have not gone more than five days without a reoccurrence. The shear number of instances of this happening has become way too common.

Prevention is better for all of us and as such we are implementing new strategies in an effort to quickly reduce this situation both for general operations and for health reasons.  

You will immediately notice some new signage at the pool and if you have a little ones you will also notice our staff being more proactive with reminders about proper pool diapering as well as taking bathroom breaks, diaper checks. Additionally we are implementing a double swim diaper policy.

Double Swim Diaper Policy

  • Every child who is not completely potty trained must wear a snug fitting non-disposable swim diaper or rubber pants over their disposable swim diapers.

  • Make sure the your child visits the bathroom before getting into the pool, even if they just went at home.  

  • Take your child to the bathroom after being in or around the pool for 30 minutes.

  • If you observe your child exhibiting their “I’ve got to go potty behaviors” please take them out of the pool and to the bathroom. 

  • If your child has not been feeling well, has a tummy ache or not been regular please do not use the pool. 

As both a pool manger and a parent, I do know from personal experience that despite one’s best efforts, there unfortunately will still be times when this will happen in a swimming pool.  I am hoping that with the added awareness and emphasis, along with your help, we can at least reduce or eliminate this issue moving forward.


Raab

Goodbye Summer?

Well that was certainly abrupt!  Down but not out? Hopefully there’s a little summer left this summer.  

This Thursday Wedgwood will be hosting the SSSL Water Polo Championships. Please note that the pool will indeed be closing at 3:30pm and the north end of the pool will also not be open after 3:30pm.

Labor Day is right around the corner and with Labor Day comes the annual biathlon as well as the beloved Labor Day Games! The biathlon will start at 9:30am with a warm-up starting at 9:15.  Please sign yourself up prior to showing up so we have an idea if anyone is actually planning on coming.  There is a sign up sheet posted in the pool lobby.

The games on Labor Day will commence at 2pm and should run for about an hour after which we may run more games as well. Please note the lap lanes will most likely be open during the games.

The last day for morning lap swim this season will be this Friday, Sept 2nd.

The lost and found that has been found since the middle of July is in the lobby and ready to be claimed.  Please check for lost items prior to Sunday as after that what’s left will be donated to the Goodwill.

Hoping for a little more fun in the sun…

Raab

Monday, August 29th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Tuesday, August 30th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Wednesday, August 31st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Thursday, Sept 1st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-3:30pm
  •   Water Polo Championships 4-10pm

Friday, Sept 2nd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, Sept 3rd

  •  Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, Sept 4th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, Sept 5th

  •   Hrs: 1-7pm
  •   Biathlon 9:30 (Warm-up 9:15)
  •   Labor Day Games 2-3pm

Family Swim 
Family Swim runs 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 two guests for only $2.50 per guest.  These do not count against the guest allotment.