Here’s What’s Happening…

From the Manager

Yet another short week, and this Thursday the pool will only be open for early morning and afternoon lap swim, so please make a note of that.

Speaking of lap swimming it’s¬†time for¬†my annual explanation¬†of lap lane¬†etiquette.

As the number of swimmers in our community swimming laps continues to increase, so does the need for those lap swimmers to be aware of their relative speed within their lane and for them to make any necessary adjustments. This will help ensure better enjoyment, reduce frustration, and avoid possible collisions or crashes between swimmers.

As a staff we are committed to doing a better job of designating lanes during lap swimming. Please respect the¬†staff if you are asked to change lanes. This may mean for swimmers¬†who have swum for years in for example,¬†lane 2, may now find themselves unmatched for that lane’s current¬†designation and be asked to move. Change can be hard but again for this system to work we need everyone to cooperate¬†and understand that some long standing routines may have to be altered.

We will have much greater success and happiness if a couple of things can happen. First, being aware of your own ability and skill level and how you swim relative to others around you. ¬†For example, one day you may indeed be the fastest when compared others, another day not so. ¬†I liken it to driving on the freeway; know your speed relative to traffic and road conditions. You can’t easily drive 60 mph¬†when conditions or the lane you are in call for going 40 mph. ¬†And going 40 mph when traffic is going 60 mph doesn’t work well either. ¬†The same goes for swimming laps! Some days there will be more “traffic” in the lanes, change lanes and adjust if you need to so that things flow as smoothly as possible.

Communication with the other people swimming is another thing to consider. Sometimes just a friendly hello, or a thank you for sharing a lane can go a long way. Other times you may be asked to change from swimming straight down the lane to circle swimming as more people hop in t work out.

Now of course along with some communication and common courtesy there are a few simple guideline that should help as well, however like the rules of the road, these guidelines are only effective if they are followed.

  • Make sure you are in the correct lane.
  • If you are lapping people in the slower lane, consider moving to the faster lane.
  • If you are being lapped in the faster lane, consider moving to the slower lane.
  • Always swim counterclockwise when there are more than two swimmers, staying to the right of the center of the lane.
  • Turn in the middle of the lane at the wall and then move to the right.
  • Tap the toes of the swimmer in front of you if you would like to pass that person.
  • Understand that a toe tap is okay and allow that swimmer to move ahead of you.
  • If your toes have been tapped, stop at the wall and let that person pass.¬† If you are the tapper, make sure there is a large gap between the next 2 swimmers‚Ķ.¬† Sometimes people can only go as fast as the person in front of them.
  • Leave 5 seconds minimum between you and the swimmer in front of you.
  • If you pull over or sit out a lap, move to the right side of the lane on the wall, so that you are out of the way of swimmers turning.
  • Be aware where others are in your lane.
  • Don‚Äôt push off in front of someone about to turn.


 

I’ll wrap this up with a big shout out this week. That shout goes to Mr. Tom Lee. Tom is very self aware when it comes to lap swimming and he was recently noticed switching lanes to accommodate other swimmers around him. Way to go Tom!

See you at the pool!


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed!!¬† Do you want to help support Swim Team and meet fellow WW Pool members?¬† Come on out and rally our swimmers at a Swim Team home meet. Anyone can sign up!¬† Friends, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles…no questions asked. We still need a few more helpers for our first meet this¬†THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm.¬† Want to be where the action is?¬† Sign up to be a timer.¬† Want to know what we’re serving for concessions?¬†¬†FREE DINNER¬†with every concessions shift. No experience needed!

Questions or ready to sign up?  Email swimteam@wwpool.org
 


Feeling Artsy? 

Members between the ages 5‚Äź18 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¬†2019 WW Pool Membership Directory.

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Use an 8-1/2 x 11 inch white sheet of paper, fold in half, the ‚Äúhamburger-way‚ÄĚ (landscape format folded in half)

·         Use black ink to make your drawing

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Include the words ‚ÄúWedgwood Swim Pool Directory‚ÄĚ and year, 2019 in your design.

·         Write your name and age on the back of the drawing.

·         Drop off you entry at the pool by Thursday, June 27th
 


‚ÄúStaycation‚ÄĚ Adult Party #1

Friday, June 28th 7:00-10pm
Come for Daiquiris, Beer, Wine, Refreshments and Conversation
Meet new members and reconnect with long-time friends
Food and drinks will also be provided for kids and the pool will be open for floats and fun until 9:30pm (the lap lanes will not be open)
Enjoy the evening and get to know others in our Wedgwood community.


 


Overnighter

Pick up your registration form at the pool. 
June 29th¬†‚Äď June 30th¬†Wedgwood¬†Overnighter¬†(Saturday @ 8PM to Sunday @ 7AM)

The Wedgwood Overnighter is an opportunity for the kids to stay in the pool until 10:30PM swimming, playing games on the island, having pizza/snacks. (Please remember to feed your kids dinner!), watching a movie in the MP room and sleeping in tents around the pool with their friends. For the last several years, I have run the Wedgwood Overnighter.  I stay up all night to ensure that kids are safe and if anyone needs to call home, someone is there to help.  I also have four experienced Lifeguards helping.  It is a very fun event.  Here is a brief rundown:

  • 7:27PM Tents can be¬†set up
  • 8:00PM¬†Overnighter¬†starts (pool stays open for participants until 10:30PM)
  • 9:30PM Snacks¬†
  • 10:30PM Movie in the MP room
  • At some point…children sleep?
  • 7:30AM Pick up those kids and tents
  • Some children spend the night and some children leave at 11pm.
  • Permission slip is attached (DUE: Friday, June 28th¬†@ 5PM).
  • Please let me know if you have questions.¬†

COST

  • $17.50 per¬†overnight
  • $10 for children leaving by 11pm

QUESTIONS

Chris Matsumoto
Assistant Manager 
chris.mats@gmail.com


Aerobics

Aerobics will start on Monday, June 24th.

Schedule: 
Monday and Wednesday 12-12:45
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8-8:45am

Prices remain unchanged from last year: Members $5 drop-in, $60 season pass, Non-Members $7 drop-in, $105 season pass. Season passes are on sale now at the pool office.
 


12 & Under Water Polo!

Hi! We are your 2019 12 & under water polo coaches, Ruby, Max, and Allison! We are so excited to be coaching this year as we all began our water polo careers playing for Wedgwood. All three of us currently play for our high school teams and are very passionate about this fun, energetic sport.


This year, we are excited to announce we will be holding weekly, pre-season water polo practices. They will be every Friday, from July 12th –¬†August 2nd, 12:00-12:45 after lessons. Pre-season clinics are just $5 each for both members and non-members. Our regular season begins in August, but feel free to try out the sport without committing to the regular season. Participants must be at least 7 years old and be able to strongly pass the swim test.¬†Can‚Äôt wait to see you all for some water polo fun and instruction! 12 & Under Water Polo!
 
 


Internship Information

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to tell you all about an opportunity for members who are 14 years and up.  The Wedgwood Internship will start July 1 (Monday).  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.
If you are interested in participating, please complete and sign the form and return it to Wedgwood Swim Pool and ask the staff to place the form in Chris Matsumoto’s box or scan and email by 6/19/19.

For the form, and/or more information please click here.

—¬†

Chris Matsumoto
 


  


 

For up-to-date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.
 


Monday, June17th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Tuesday, June 18th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Wednesday, June 19th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Thursday, June 20th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Pool Closed for General Swim
Wedg vs Wood Meet

Friday, June 21st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-8

Saturday, June 22nd
Relay Meet 10am-Noon
Hrs: 12-9

Sunday, June 23rd
Adult Laps 11am-Noon
Hrs: 12-8