Wedgwood Pool Internship

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, click here, complete 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.

Chris Matsumoto

OPENING DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 25th @ Noon

Yes! 

Saturday is go day. It’s time to kick off this, the 55th year of the Wedgwood Swim Club!

As of this writing, the motor is running, the pump is pumping, and the boiler is back on… life is good! We had a great crew come together and persevere! I want to again say thank you to this crew of assorted plumbers, electricians, motor rebuilder, handyman and board member for getting our pool back up and running. The support received from the community was extremely helpful during this stressful stretch.

Over the last several days I’ve added at least a couple, perhaps three more chapters to my institutional memory. With the knowledge gained during this incident I’ve also figured out some additional things that can be done to help mitigate the likelihood of a similar scenario like this from occurring again.

When you come to the pool this year, you will certainly notice some immediate changes. I don’t want to spoil it, but most of the changes were made for either improving the safety or the security of the club. I hope you find the changes to be an overall improvement.

A few reminders…

Please remember to sign in when you come to the pool, and if you are a Senior member please remember that we need to also check off your swim. Remember to not leave valuables in the lockers, unless you bring your own lock and you can always check wallets, phones, keys, etc., at the pool office.

The Wedgwood Swim Club is a “dry” no-alcohol, no smoking, no vaping facility.  We are a no glass facility too. It’s no fun when a glass container shatters on the pool deck.  This also goes for porcelain mugs!

If you have little one’s that are not yet potty trained, please familiarize yourself with our Double Down Diaper policy. It’s posted at the pool, you can’t miss it. Check the bulletin board with the poster of the 💩on it. If you need a swim diaper and/or swim diaper cover, those are available for purchase in the office.

BBQs and tables are on a first come first serve basis, another improvement is that we have more BBQs this year. Please keep doing what you’ve been doing, sharing is caring. Don’t forget to shut off the gas at the tank when done!

Speaking of BBQ, we originally had scheduled the opening day hot dogs and sodas last Saturday, we’ve now moved it to this coming Monday, Memorial Day.  We plan on having the grills going from 1-3pm and we’ll have some cake to serve up as well to help kick off our 55th year.

For our new members, I don’t have a plan in place for a formal orientation but please feel free to come and swim. Myself and Chris Matsumoto, my Assistant Manager, will be around this weekend as well as during the coming week at swim team practices. Please say hello, ask any questions and we’ll try our best to make you feel at home. I can also be reached via email at: manager@wwpool.org

Early morning lap swim will begin next Tuesday and run until Labor Day Weekend. So those of you that are early risers out there, you can plan on starting your morning Wedgwood routine very soon. Early laps will run from 6-7:30am.

Adult afternoon lap swim will also start next Tuesday. Afternoon laps will run until school gets out for the summer. this swim runs from 2:30-3:30pm.

Member lesson registration for session 1 will be on Wednesday, May 29th, starting at 6pm.

Sunday morning Adult Laps will start in June.

Again, the pool opens on Saturday, May 25th, at noon! Looking forward to reconnecting, and getting to know those of you that are new to the double dub over the next few days and weeks.

Back to managing, not fixing… 😊  See you at the pool!

Raab


Saturday, May 25th 
Hrs: 12-7

Sunday, May 26th
Note: Sunday Laps will be starting June
Hrs: 12-7

Monday, May 27th
Hrs: 12-7
Hot Diggity Dogs, Soda and CAKE! 1-3pm

Tuesday, May 28th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Wednesday, May 29th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6
Member Registration for lesson session 1 starts @ 6pm

Thursday, May 30th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-6

Friday, May 31st
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
Adult Laps 2:30-3:30
Hrs: 3:30-7

Saturday, June 1st
Hrs: 12-7

Sunday, June 2nd
Hrs: 12-7

 

Pool Opening Update

You may have already seen a similar update on Facebook last night…  

The short story is that there is an issue with our newly rebuilt motor. This morning our electrician will be contacting the rebuilder to try and figure things out. I’m hoping there’s something that they can easily figure out. We’re still going to have to pull this motor/pump again, and this sets us back at a minimum of at least a couple more days. Even if everything goes well we’ll need another day then to get the pool back up to temp, filtered, and chemically balanced as well.  That being said, I know that Saturday would be the earliest possible day that could possibly now be open.

Again, I will continue to update as the situation develops and I have more information to share.

Please know that we are sourcing both a new motor and pump too.

I do want to say that your support and patience with this have been very much appreciated, and while I know it’s a big ask, we’re going to need both a bit longer.


Raab

Pool Update… we’re working hard but…

Putting things back together is taking a bit longer than I had honestly hoped… At this point based on where we are with getting things back together, and the list of things that will still need to happen, I’m thinking that opening Wednesday is very unlikely. I will update here as well as send out an email if and when I get home tonight…😔

Pool Opening Update… no Tuesday

There is still a bit more work that needs to be done to the motor/pump, but the rebuilder seemed confident that he will have it ready for us to pick up on Tuesday morning. He will update me mid-day on Monday. Based on what I know right now I’m hoping that we’ll be able to open up the pool on Wednesday.  

I will send out updates on our social media accounts more frequently than via email, but you can expect another email likely Tuesday, late evening, or Wednesday morning.

Raab

Delay in Pool Opening

Wait? What?

Unfortunately the long wait is not over, our opening day will be delayed. Here’s what’s going on…

Earlier this week the motor that drives the main circulation pump for our pool died. Upon further investigation the cause has been determined to be an extremely slow draining sewer line, and when a heavy rain squall rolled through on Tuesday afternoon the water level inside the mechanical area where this motor/pump are located was flooded.

Since the discovery and confirmation of this issue on Tuesday evening, there has been non-stop effort to get this resolved as quickly as possible and when I was told Wednesday morning that it would be next Monday before anyone could even look at our problem, I had to step up way outside of my comfort zone and decide that we were going to put our own team together and get this thing fixed ourselves.

So with my dream team assembled and someone lined up to rebuild our motor and pump we set about removing the assembly ourselves Wednesday evening.

On Thursday morning the assembly was off to the rebuilder and I just got off the phone with them, late Thursday afternoon with an update. They have begun the process of taking things apart and barring anything too major, the initial estimate is that it will take 4 days to get things back together on their end. Fortunately they will work on it through the weekend too.

A side note, rebuilding our motor and pump in this case is truly the fastest and most economical way to go about this, these sorts of things are not typically just things that are available on the shelf and if we rebuild what we have then we don’t need to involve the health department which could cause further delay.

Now the earliest I am expecting the rebuilding to be completed will be Monday. Whatever the day though we’ll need at least another day to get it installed, and things up and running again.

The other thing that still needs to be addressed in this, and it’s the thing I have lost more sleep over the past couple of nights, is the sewer line.  That’s set to be checked Friday morning and I’m really hoping this is something that can be easily remedied. Cross those fingers!

While it’s an unfortunate set of circumstances for sure, I’m really glad that this did not occur during the middle of July…

I will be sending out periodic updates as this moves along and probably more frequent updates on our social media accounts.

I hope to see you at the pool very soon!

Raab

Saturday, May 19th – pool closed

Sunday, May 19th – pool closed

Monday, May 20th – pool closed

Tuesday, May 21st – TBD

 


Upcoming Events:

  • New Member Meeting – will be rescheduled
  • Swim Team Suit Fitting – still on at the pool 5:45-7:45pm (unless the sewer thing goes sideways, in which case we are exploring alternative sites)

 

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

 


SWIM TEAM GEAR ORDERING

The online store order dates are May 13-23. Any member can order swim team gear (not just swim team participants).

Instructions for ordering of swim team gear:

  1. Go to www.goswim.com
  2. Click on My Teams Login, located in the upper right of the home page
  3. Create a new account or log in to your existing Sylvia’s Swimwear account
  4. Enter the Team Code (WWSUM19) into the Add A Team section. Click Add Team or press Enter.
  5. Click on the Team Name to enter the WW Pool My Teams page
  6. You can browse by categories via the menu on the left side
  7. Select desired products and sizes and Add To Cart. (Note: custom products may have an option for logo and/or name. Names are automatically added when any entry is made in the Add Name field.)
  8. Check your order carefully as all custom orders are final sale.
  9. Follow the online instructions for Checkout to complete your order.

Below are images of the gear available through our online store at Sylvia’s Swimwear.


If you have concerns about sizing you can come to the fitting on May 20th from 5:45 to 7:45pm, or contact our Sylvia’s Swimwear rep Jamie Pastrana for assistance.

Sylvia’s Swimwear
Bellevue, WA
M-F, 9am – 5pm
425-556-9867
www.goswim.com
 

May 2019 Newsletter

OPENING DAY – SAT. MAY 18!
The pool will open on Saturday May 18th from 12pm to 7pm for members only (no guests or parties), with free hot dogs and sodas from 12-2pm and an orientation for new members at 1:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
SWIM TEAM UPDATE
Hello Swim Team Families!  The sun is finally out and another season is just around the corner. Swim team registration opened on April 1st and you can also sign up for volunteer positions – thanks to the families of the 119 kids who have signed up!To register for swim team and find information about swim meets and volunteering, visit this link:  
Key Dates:

May 20 – first evening practice! Swimmers must be registered to get into the pool on the first practice.
Online gear ordering opens on May 10th, and Sylvia’s will be at the pool during swim team practice from 5:45pm to 7:45pm on May 20th. New gear has been added, and this year everything will be shipped to you at home. Plus any member can order items (you don’t have to be on swim team)!Our first home meet is Wedg v Wood on June 20th – this is a great opportunity to ease into the season! We have three other home meets, on July 9, 11 and 16.  We will also host Boys Prelims on July 30.
 
Thank you so much to everyone who has gotten back to us for volunteer lead spots; we will add your names into Team Unify. We still need a split timer lead and a runner lead. And of course there are lots of timer slots, concessions slots and non-lead spots to grab for your 15 hours. Thanks in advance for all your help! We’re looking forward to a great season!

SWIM TEAM GEAR ORDERING
The online store order dates are May 10-23. Any member can order swim team gear (not just swim team participants). You can create an account prior to May 10th (recommended to avoid log-in and password issues), however you will not be able to enter the WW Swim Team store until May 10th.Instructions for ordering of swim team gear:

  1. Go to www.goswim.com
  2. Click on My Teams Login, located in the upper right of the home page
  3. Create a new account or log in to your existing Sylvia’s Swimwear account
  4. Enter the Team Code (WWSUM19) into the Add A Team section. Click Add Team or press Enter.
  5. Click on the Team Name to enter the WW Pool My Teams page
  6. You can browse by categories via the menu on the left side
  7. Select desired products and sizes and Add To Cart. (Note: custom products may have an option for logo and/or name. Names are automatically added when any entry is made in the Add Name field.)
  8. Check your order carefully as all custom orders are final sale.
  9. Follow the online instructions for Checkout to complete your order.
Below are images of the gear available through our online store at Sylvia’s Swimwear.
 

If you have concerns about sizing you can come to the pool for fitting on May 20th from 5:45 to 7:45pm, or contact our Sylvia’s Swimwear rep Jamie Pastrana for assistance.Sylvia’s Swimwear
Bellevue, WA
M-F, 9am – 5pm
425-556-9867
www.goswim.com

2019 Session Dates

Pre-Season Session  June 24th – June 28th  This summer we are offering a one week pre-season session. During this session we will be offering levels Preschool 1 through Beginner 1. Registration for this session will be during registration for session 1.

Session 1   July 1st – July 12th (no lessons 7/4 or 7/5)
Session 2   July 15th – July 26th
Session 3   July 29th – Aug 9th (no lessons on 7/30)
Session 4   Aug 12th – Aug 23rd

 
Evening lessons schedule had also been posted.  Check the lessons link above for more info.

Possible Lesson Session Schedule Changes

PLEASE NOTE: We know many people like to plan out their summer camp and swim lesson schedules early but we wanted to let you know that our previously posted summer session dates, especially with regard to session 1, may be modified due to these February weather related school closures and the subsequent make-up days added to the school calendar year.  We will update accordingly, but please check back once we thaw out.