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Update – Pool Closed Today – Mon 8/20

Probably not a big surprise but the pool will be closed today.

This morning after checking the three closest monitoring stations to the pool we went ahead with lessons as the air quality was still in the moderate range. Since that time one of those stations has remained about the same, another is showing deteriorating air quality, and the closest station actually is now offline. This station is now online and air quality has dramatically worsened.

With the forecast for things to possibly, if not likely, get worse over the course of the day, and the staff already feeling the effects of being outside during lessons this morning, I feel it’s the right thing to be doing.

We will continue to monitor things and be making a determination on what the plan will be on Tuesday as soon as possibly feasible.

Stay tuned…

Raab

Schedule Update

The current air quality is much improved over yesterday… lesson are on this morning. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be making a decision on any other schedule changes if needed, as needed.

Slip Sliding Away…

From the manager

Things are really starting to wind down and there are now less than two weeks of full summer operations left.  Be sure to get your outside swim fix in while you can! Unfortunately my summer is officially over tomorrow!

The recent smokey weather has definitely been, well, unpleasant to say the least.  The immediate forecast is not looking good for the next couple of days either. Depending on how this plays out, we may be making some modifications to our schedule. My main concern is for the staff, and even as young and healthy as they are, many of them were feeling the effects of the smoke that was around last week after having to work in it for several hours. If the air quality gets back to “Unhealthy” levels, which is more severe than “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”, expect to see some sort of changes. We’ll start first with updates on our Facebook page but send out email alerts as well.

One thing that is looking more likely is that we will be cancelling Aerobics on Monday and perhaps Tuesday. If you are an Aerobics attendee, we’ll be sending out an email update tomorrow morning to those that signed up for a season pass, as well as posting on our Facebook page. Also, the last day for Aerobics will be Friday, August 24th.

Other things on the horizon…

We will be hosting the SSSL Water Polo Championships on Thursday, August 30th. If you are into water polo this is your chance to see some potentially great matches. This will also likely be the last year we host this event for quite some time. The pool will be closing early at 3:30 on the 30th.

Early Morning Lap Swim will wrap up for the season on Friday, August 31st. Also please note that starting tomorrow, Monday, August 20th, the Roosevelt Women’s Swim Team will be holding practice Monday through Friday, starting at 7:30am. Be prepared for a few more people coming in right about the time this lap swim ends.

And believe it or not, Labor Day is right around the corner. Our annual Biathlon will be at 9:30am with warm-up starting at 9.  The pool will be open from 12-7pm. Games galore will be from 2:30-3:30, and we’ll also have the BeanFish food truck onsite from 2-5:30pm… yum!  

Last thing, we will be locking up the gate to Dahl Field around 8pm for the next couple of weeks, and unlocking it in the mornings after Early Morning Lap Swim.

Singing the back to school blues…

Raab
 


What’s This?

This of course is our suit wringer and many of you probably use it every time you come in and swim. The wringer gets a lot of use, so much so that we typically go through one of these a season!  


The rest of August…

Monday, Aug 20th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 21st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 22nd

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 23rd

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 24th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm (last one of the season)
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, August 26th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, Aug 27th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 28th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 29th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 30th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-3:30pm
  •   Water Polo Championships

Friday, August 31st

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am (Last EMLS)
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

It’s Watershow Week!  Aug 13th – 19th 😍

From the manager

Watershow week is upon us! Practices are well underway and songs are already getting stuck in my head… The big show will this Saturday, August 18th at 8:30pm. Please note that the pool will be closing early both Friday and Saturday at 7pm to accommodate the rehearsal and the show. We are also working on having a food truck on Saturday evening before the show, but as of now nothing is confirmed. We will post updates to our Facebook page if we get it for sure nailed down.

The remainder of the season schedule has been posted on the pool Google calendar.  It’s looking like a major staffing squeeze to pull it all off. My fingers are crossed!

Sunday morning laps from 11-noon continues to be well attended.  One change we will be making moving forward is that we will no longer be putting in the third lap lane on Sunday’s from noon-1pm.

The basketball hoop remains out of commission. Parts have been ordered and I anticipate it being back together and ready to go on Tuesday.

Thank you for not bringing glass and/or alcohol to the pool this past week!

Please remember that double diaper!

Raab


Last call for lessons…

Member Lesson Registration for Session 5, 8:30am Wednesday. This last session will only run one week, August 20th -24th.


Monday, Aug 13th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 14th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 15th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Member Lesson Registration for Session 5, 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Thursday, Aug 16th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Senior Member Event 7-9pm

Friday, August 17th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-7pm
  •   Watershow Rehersal 7pm

Saturday, August 18th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   Watershow 8:30pm

Sunday, August 19th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Here’s what’s happening: Aug 6th -12th 😀

From the manager

You may have noticed the signage that’s recently been posted around the pool…


It’s time for me to touch base on what has become a very pervasive problem and that being non-compliance with our DRY POOL POLICY.  As manager of the club I am tasked with enforcing club policies and procedures and unfortunately people bringing in alcohol has grown exponentially of late.

Now It should not be a surprise that we have this policy. Pool use and consumption of alcohol aren’t a good idea, and long ago the decision was made that alcohol would not be permitted on Wedgwood property. The only time that alcohol is allowed at the club is for the adult parties sponsored by the Wedgwood Pool Board. My personal opinion on this is that this sends a mixed message that it’s okay for people to just bring in a little bit to enjoy now and then. PLEASE DO NOT!

We again ask for your cooperation in complying with this policy and your consideration in not putting our very underage staff in the awkward position to dealing with this. If you do bring in unacceptable items the staff will be asking you to remove them from the pool area immediately.

And alcohol aside, glass is not permitted at the pool either.  No-brainer, right?!

Oh, and vaping! Sorry, we don’t allow this on the pool grounds either… 

Raab
 


 

Watershow

Currently there are only 27 kids signed up… we need more! The Watershow is a super fun experience where kids ages 3-18 get to learn a skit/dance on land and in water and perform it with fun costumes! They will get put in a group of kids around their age and practice a few times leading up to the show. The show is on August 18th at 8:30pm and we will also have a dress rehearsal on August 17th at 7pm. Once we put together groups, each instructor will send out an email with practice times for the week and a half leading up to the show, but no worries if your kiddos can’t make all of the practice times. We just want them to have a good time! The sign up sheet is on the window right outside of the office so come sign up THIS WEEK! This year’s theme is MUSCIALS!
 


Swim Team
Pictures and duffle bags are here at the pool. Please pick them up on your next visit.

 


What’s this?

Back in the day, as they say, the water level of the pool was maintained by a mechanical device that resembled an oversize float and valve much like you used to find in the topside of a toilet. That mechanism would on occasion fail, typically a couple of times a summer.

Now at some point along the way someone built a better mousetrap if you will, and this is what we now use to control the water level in the pool. This little device uses electricity to both sense and control the pool level. It’s much more reliable than our old mechanism and in the last 15 years or so the only maintenance needed has been one probe replacement.

The way this unit works is that a valve is connected to the device on one side, and a probe on the other. The probe is set at where the water level of the pool should be. The probe has two electrical contacts and when the contacts are both submerged the circuit is closed and the valve remains closed. When the water level drops, and the probes are no longer submerged, the circuit opens and the unit then opens a refill valve.  Water keeps flowing until the water level raises to the point where the contacts are both in the water again and the circuit closes.

 


 

Monday, Aug 6th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, Aug 7th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   All City Meet @ Olympic View
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Wednesday, Aug 8th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-4:15pm
  •   Swim Team Dinner/Awards

Thursday, Aug 9th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 10th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 11th

Sunday, August 12th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

What’s Happening at the Double Dub…

From the Manager

My oh my time does fly. Here it is almost August… 

Yesterday was the busiest day of the season, which is not surprising to those of you that were here at the pool. Now only 15% of our membership actually signed in, but with all the guests in tow the actual number of people here was, well, plenty.  There was a run on both lounge chairs and umbrellas and it seems like we’ll never have enough of either. More are already on the way though.

This week marks the beginning of the later half of the season. Dual meets are done and now as we slide into the championship season a reminder that we don’t host any of these big end of the season meets, which is pretty unusual.  Both Water Polo and the Watershow are starting to ramp up. and information on both of those can be found below.

Early morning lap swim is now all 6 lanes, 6-7:30am, enjoy! 

Now I did receive several suggestions regarding my request for ideas about how to enhance our security. Besides checking things in at the office, the number one idea people shared is to get one of these.


Raab
 


Excited for Adult Party 2.0?
This Saturday night from 7-10pm on the upper deck.  Adult beverages and appetizers will be served on the upper deck.
 
 

 
 
Fun Float / Almost Anything Goes
Also in conjunction with the aforementioned Adult Party, there will also be a kidz 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! Please note: The lap lanes will not be available during the fun float.

Adult Team 
Adult team took 2nd place this past Saturday at Aqua Club, and only 14 points off first! Guess I have to swim next year. Thank you Coach Brenda!

Also any adult team members wanting to order a swanky new team shirt please contact Kristin Hill, let her know by Friday, August 3rd.

Lesson Registration
Member registration for session 4 will be this Wednesday starting at 8:30am.

Water  Polo
We are on the cusp of Water Polo season. Click here for information about the season and click here for registration.  We also have a new WW Water Polo Facebook Page. This will be the goto spot for up to date info on water polo at WW.
 

Watershow
It is time to start thinking about the 2018 Watershow! The Watershow is a super fun experience where kids ages 3-18 get to learn a skit/dance on land and in water and perform it with fun costumes! They will get put in a group of kids around their age and practice a few times leading up to the show. The show is on August 18th at 8:30pm and we will also have a dress rehearsal on August 17th at 7pm. Once we put together groups, each instructor will send out an email with practice times for the week and a half leading up to the show, but no worries if your kiddos can’t make all of the practice times. We just want them to have a good time! The sign up sheet is on the window right outside of the office so come sign up THIS WEEK! This year’s theme is MUSCIALS!

 


What’s this?

 

With our current boiler system the water we use to heat the pool runs through a large heat exchanger at 180 degrees. this same water also runs through another smaller heat exchanger to heat the water for our showers as well. The result is that our domestic hot water is initially very hot, way too hot to safely use, so it needs to be tempered. This is our tempering valve. This device allows adjustment of the domestic water temperature and has a range of about 90-105 degrees. 

Typically our showers are about 98 degrees but when the weather is really hot and we are trying to keep the pool comfortable we shut the boiler off, because the systems are connected the showers may also be a bit chilly.

Now I’ve had questions as to why the outdoor shower is warmer than our indoor ones. My theory is that because the outdoor shower line, which is uninsulated, runs along the ceiling in the boiler room, and the boiler room is often upwards of 120 degrees, what you are experiencing is the transfer of heat from that room to that pipe. Now it’s only about a 20 foot run, so that shower shouldn’t be much warmer for long. Conversely, the indoor showers are much further away from the boiler room and instead of gaining heat like the one in the boiler room, these pipe runs start to lose heat as soon as the water leaves the storage tank. And if this water sits for any length of time, well these showers will take a while to heat up, especially if you are the early morning lapper and the first one to turn one on.


 
Monday, July 30th
  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Girls Prelims at View Ridge
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Tuesday, July 31st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm 
  •   Boys Prelims at Sand Point
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
Wednesday, August 1st
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Polo Pick-Up, 9-10pm
Thursday, August 2nd
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Northern Division Finals at Blue Ridge
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, August 3rd

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, August 4th

  •   Hrs: 12-10pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Party 7:00-10pm, and Kids Fun Float 7:00-9:30pm (No lap lanes after 7pm)

Sunday, August 5th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Polo Pick Up 8:45-10pm

What’s Happening this week, July 23-29

From the Manager

Well last week at this time, inferior toilet paper and reminding people about showers were the big things on my radar. Oh how I wish to go back to such simpler days. One strange week it was, and in Mayberry we do not live any longer.

So those of you wondering what in the world I’m talking about probably skipped reading the message sent out mid-week. The one about the car being stolen. Well after that message went out we have noticed a marked uptick in people checking in their wallets, purses and keys.  We actually weren’t prepared for the higher number of people doing so, but please know we are working on solutions, both for now and for the future as well.  

Now I don’t want to turn the club into is a police state where we are checking everyone’s ID when they enter, but certainly there are some things that we should be able to do to make things more secure with regards to your belongings. It’s a work in progress and I am open to your ideas and suggestions.

Another thing that happened this past week is that we had our first poop in the pool since the 2016 season.  Now that’s disappointing for sure, but keep in mind that the no-poop-year in 2017 was really an anomaly. Just a reminder to everyone about our Double Down Diaper Policy.  It’s first a disposable swim diaper, that’s SWIM DIAPER, not just a disposable diaper, as the first layer. This is then covered by a reusable diaper cover. With the nice weather we’ve had there’s been a run on both the disposable, as well as the reusable that we keep on hand.  We’ve re-ordered and should have more in stock soon. In the meantime if you are bringing little ones to the pool please plan ahead, and if you are bringing guest, please share with them this policy as well so they aren’t surprised when they get to the pool. Click the link above for more info.

Now it’s going to be another hot one this week! I’ve already started preparations by setting the pool thermostat to a lower temp and by this time tomorrow the boiler will probably be off for what looks like an extended period of time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, 84 degrees is our normal operating temperature, but when the weather gets to be like it’s supposed to be this week the pool will continue to gain heat during the day, so if the pool is set at 84, it can get as warm as 88 by the late afternoon, which pretty much feels like bath water. Yuk!  The only way around this is to try to start the day at around 80.  This can make the early morning activities in the pool a bit more invigorating than usual. Also, leaving the pool covers off does help to dissipate this heat overnight but it really just allows the pool temp to drop back down to 80 again the next day, where it just starts all over again.

This week we have our last home meet of the season on Tuesday. Despite the fact that the pool will be closed again on another glorious summer evening keep in mind that we don’t host any of the post-season meets here at WW this year. I just got word that volunteers are still needed for this meet see the swim team request below.

We will start our pick-up water polo games on Wed night for 13 and up.

The Adult Meet is on Saturday… GO WW!


Raab
 


Adult Team 
Adult meet is this coming Saturday, the 28th at Aqua Club. Sign up for events in the pool lobby. Please do so by 9pm on Wednesday night.

Water  Polo
We are on the cusp of Water Polo season. Click here for information about the season and click here for registration.  We also have a new WW Water Polo Facebook Page. This will be the goto spot for up to date info on water polo at WW.
 

Lessons 
We still have some room in lessons for this session starting this Monday. Spread the word, tell your friends. No lines to wait in to sign up either!

From the Swim Team Chairs – Meet Volunteers Needed
Please help make this meet another Wedgwood success by stepping in to fill some vacant jobs.  We did a great job hosting the big Sandpoint Club!  We had many compliments and those who worked had a great time.  

High schoolers may get community service hours.  You can get away to watch your swimmers during your shifts.  

Clerk of Course assistant: 5:45- 9:30   A good job if you need your family hours.  Help line up the swimmers on the benches before their events.  We need a second person to help the Lead on this.

Concessions:
Food prep:  cooking taco meat – deliver to meet by 4:00  1 person
Lettuce chopper: wash, chop and return lettuce to meet by 4:00   I person
Pasta cooker:  cook pasta at home and return to meet by 4:00  I person

Concessions Selling shifts
4:00-6:00 set up and sell:  3 people
6 – 8:00  sell : 2 people
8 – 9:30 sell : 5 people

Grilling:
7-9:00:  1 person

Concession clean up:  9-10:00  2 people

Timers:
2nd half 7:30-9:30  3 people

Sign up at the pool or Team Unify or email catswim3@icloud.com
FREE Dinner item at this meet: for Concessions sellers and for Clerk of Course if you work entire shifts.

Thanks so much!!!  Go Wedgwood!!
 


What’s this updates?
  • New toilet paper has arrived! It will be put into use as the old paper is used up. 
  • The hand dryer part took longer than expected to come in, but it was installed today!
What’s this?

This is sort of like a Roomba for the pool. It’s actually a Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Diagnostic 2001. We’ve had 5 of these, including the current two we have in service over the last 20 years. Now the reason we have two of them is that we simply cannot live without one! See, in the past when our Dolphin wasn’t working and needed repairs there was an immediate impact on the cleanliness of the pool. It would also take a couple of weeks turn around to be repaired, and that was just too long. Now the last time the older of our units broke down I decided to order a new one as we would received it much sooner than going the repair route. And indeed that was the case. In a couple of days we had a Dolphin back in the pool doing it’s thing. Now that old unit did not get cast aside, oh no, in fact there was now time to figure out what was wrong, find the parts, and repair it in house. Since that time both of these units have needed repairs off and on, which all have been done in house, saving both time and money. We’ve also always had a back-up to go to as well.

Typically we set one of these loose in the pool nightly. For the most part it does a pretty decent job of getting all sorts of things off of the bottom of the pool, it can get stuck though on goggles or pool toys let in the pool. If you find at the end of the day that the guards are asking for help in getting things out of the pool, please lend them a hand. It makes the Dolphins much happier!

 


 
Monday, July 23rd
  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)

Tuesday, July 24th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-4pm 
  •   Home meet vs View Ridge (Senior Meet)
Wednesday, July 25th
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)
  •   Polo Pick-Up, 9-10pm
Thursday, July 26th
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, July 27th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   B-Champs @ Innis Arden
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 28th

  •   Adult Meet @ Aqua Club
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 29th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Polo Pick Up 8:45-10pm

What’s Happening July 16 – 22

Believe it or not we have already reached the middle of the season and with that I spent this past Saturday morning swapping out our dirty filter grids with brand new ones!  Oh the things that make a pool manager happy…

We are in the process of cleaning the grids that were removed and with any luck we’ll make it to the end of the season without another swap out. The one thing that you can do to help ensure our pool, and subsequently our filters stay as clean as possible is to take a good cleansing shower prior to entering the pool. That means just getting wet for a couple of seconds really doesn’t cut it.

Another thing that you can do is to not glop sunscreen on and then hop right into the pool. The same thing goes for the spray product as well. Directions on sunscreen do say to apply 15 minutes prior to exposure. Please do this! Otherwise you waste it, it comes off in the pool, and well, then it’s not screening much sun either. And it will turn those new filters nasty in no time!

Now the perennial question is whether or not the shower will wash off the sunscreen. I would say there has to be a happy place where you can still have sunscreen on and a shower too.

Last thing, for those of you swimming early laps on Monday morning, sorry about the “freezing” showers. I anticipated this and tried to get the showers warmed up a tad for you but our boiler went into what is called lockout mode and shut itself off sometime after we turned it back on last night. They should be warmer on Tuesday. 

Enjoy the weather and enjoy the pool!

Raab

Lessons – Member registration for session 3 is coming up this Wednesday starting at 8:30am. Now our lessons have not been full this summer so if you have non-member friends that are looking to get their kids into lesson please let them know!  Session 3 registration for non-members not currently enrolled will be on Friday starting at 8:30am.

What’s this?

This is the brand of toilet paper we have been using for the last couple of years and sometime between last season and this season there has been a definite change in it’s composition. While it’s still a green product, and soft as ever, we are finding that this particular toilet tissue actually starts to disintegrate as soon as someone starts pulling on it. This is causing more of the tissue to end up on the floor.
 

This has made the cleaning methods we have employed in the past basically ineffective as the paper tends to disintegrate even more and with the already moist environment in the locker rooms we are finding that sweeping and vacuuming are both ineffective as well. I want you to know that we are indeed trying our best to figure out a method of cleaning and as we use up the remaining rolls of this product we have started the search for a replacement.  In the meantime, please help us by getting all the paper you pull off the roll into the bowl!
 


Monday, July 16th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)

Tuesday, July 17th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Away Meet at Sheridan Beach

Wednesday, July 18th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Member Registration for Session 3 – 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)

Thursday, July 19th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-4pm
  •   Home Meet vs Sand Point

Friday, July 20th 

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Non-Member registration not currently enrolled – 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 21st

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 22nd

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Weekend Update… 😎…and a Request

It looks like we have a fantastic weekend ahead and things should certainly be hopping at the pool.  We have the Cake Bake as well as a Fun Float happening on Saturday night and while I anticipate this being a very well attended event, I believe that this Sunday is shaping up to likely be the busiest day of this 2018 season. In anticipation, I have already scheduled some extra guard coverage, and at this time, we are not putting any more parties on the calendar. Be prepared if you come mid to late in the day as an empty lounge chair or an umbrella will likely be hard to find.

Typically, about once every other season or so, things line up perfectly to create a situation where we experience extremely high pool usage. To help ensure the pool remains a pleasant place for our membership we are asking that this weekend, especially on Sunday, to please limit the number of guests that you bring. Bring them in early between 12-3, or think about bringing them on another day altogether.

I don’t think most people realize when they are bringing in one or two guests with them that it’s really that big of an impact, but when every other member also using the facility is bringing in that same one or two guests it starts to add up.

Thank you for being mindful of this request, and see you at the pool!

-Raab

Friday, July 13th  

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 14th

  •   Hrs: 12-10pm
  •   Cake Bake 6:30-8pm
  •   Fun Float 7-9:30pm (no lap lanes)

Sunday, July 15th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Evening Lessons Update

Update – After re-evaluating our scheduling and staffing we will be able to offer a second session of evening lessons.  Second session dates will be: Mon. July 23rd, Wed. July 25th, Mon. July 30th and Wed. Aug 1st. We plan on doing registration for this session a little bit differently than we typically do. We will first be opening registration for these evening lessons to members as we usually do on the Wednesday morning of registration beginning at 8:30am – July 18th.  What will be different, is that Non-Members currently enrolled in evening lessons will then have priority to register on the 18th beginning at 5:30pm. This will be a first come first served registration as per our usual process. If you have questions or would like more information please contact us.