It’s August!

If this past weekend is any indication, this August, unlike last year, will likely be slower, quieter, more typical.  If you enjoy sunny days and an uncrowded pool, you will love this month here at WW!  Come get as much summer in as you possibly can because after it’s gone it’s gone and it will be a whole long time before summer comes back.

Even with the season starting to wind down there are still some things going on this month.  Water Polo starts this week and there’s the Watershow as well. Read on to find out more.

Good luck to our swimmers at All Cities and congratulations on their 3rd place showing at the Northern Division meet last Thursday!

early morning lap swim 
Sleep in a little longer, morning lap swim will run from 6-7:30am M-F starting this Wednesday.

adult team
The adult team had a very successful meet this past weekend, coming in first place! It’s been quite a streak for this team now and that’s largely been in part to the superb leadership and coaching of Karin and Mary. Changes are in the works though for next year as our beloved coaches have decided that after 18 years at the helm they are ready to step down and pass on the torch. A big thank you to both of them for all that they’ve done to make our adult team so successful.  You will be dearly missed. 

I have tried to link to the meet results here.

water polo
Water polo gets underway this week.  Click here for more information.

watershow
The Watershow will be on Saturday, August 27th. A sign-up sheet is now posted in the pool lobby. Practices will begin on or around August 16th.  Sign up and your instructor will be in touch.  If you’re new to the club, the Watershow is a an evening of various age groups performing semi-syncronized routines set to music both in and out of the water.  It’s a whole lot of fun and has been a club tradition since the earliest years of the club.

aerobics 
Aerobics will continue a couple more weeks this season but only on Mon, Wed, Fri from 12-12:45, through August 26th.

cleat exchange
It’s August and many of our swimmers will be switching it up from swimming to soccer. We’re trying put together another cleat exchange at the pool so bring in an old pair of cleats and perhaps pick up a pair.  Cleats can be both put and found under bench in the lobby as you come in the front door of the club.

dates to remember:

  • August 20th – Adult Party 2.0 – This will be an after 7pm event.
  • August 23rd – Our senior members will be having a dessert potluck starting at 7pm.  More information will be coming down the road.
  • August 27th – Watershow

splishsplash

Raab

Monday, August 1st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Tuesday, August 2nd

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

Wednesday, August 3rd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Member Lesson Registration for Session 4 – 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Thursday, August 4th

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

Friday, August 5th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, August 6th

  •  Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 7th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, August 8th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Tuesday, August 9th

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

Wednesday, August 10th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Thursday, August 11th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-4pm
  •   Water Polo matches all evening

Friday, August 12th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, August 13th

  •  Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, August 14th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

 


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.

 

What’s Happening July 25th-31st

summer has finally arrived!
With school getting out late, and the on and off again weather, this summer certainly took way too long to get going.  Better late than never though and with the forecast for this week looking superb, it’s time to come and get some serious pool time in.  Please note the early pool closer coming this Sunday though.

  

championship meet week
Monday, Girls’ Prelims at View Ridge
Tuesday, Boys’ Prelims at Klahaya
Thursday, Northern Division at Innis Arden

adult team
Coming up on the weekend we have the Adult Meet on Saturday morning at Sand Point and the Adult Team Potluck Dinner will also be happening later that evening at 6pm here on the upper deck. 

kid team
Don’t forget that the kids’ swim team almost end of the season celebration will be on Sunday, July 31st.  
The pool will be closing at 4pm on Sunday for this event.  Details were emailed to the swim team but here’s the gist:

  • 6:00-7:00pm Potluck (A-I = Side Dish & J-Z = Main Dish)
  • 7:00-9:00pm Awards and Video
  • Theme: Wedgwood Gear

water polo
Water Polo gets underway next week.  Click here for more information.

watershow
The Watershow will be on August 27th this year. Sign-ups will be posted by the end of this week and practices will begin on or around August 17th.

aerobics 
We are trying to work out a schedule so that Aerobics can continue a bit longer.  More information to come.

See you at the pool!

Raab

Dates to remember:

August 20th – Adult Party 2.0 – This will be an after 7pm event.

August 23rd – Our senior members will be having a dessert potluck starting at 7pm.  More information will be coming down the road.

August 27th – Watershow

Monday, July 25th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Girls’ Prelims @ VR
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Tuesday, July 26th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Boys’ Prelims @ KL
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Wednesday, July 27th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Boys’ team night 8-9pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Thursday, July 28th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Northern Division @ Innis Arden
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Friday, July 29th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 30th

  •  Adult Meet @ Sand Point
  •  Hrs: 12-9pm
  •  Adult Team Potluck – upper deck 6pm

Sunday, July 31st

  •   Hrs: 12-4pm
  •   Swim Team end of season event 6pm

Adult Team
Adult team practice is Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

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.

Adult Meet Information

Here is the information about the Adult Swim Meet on Saturday, July 30th.

Sign-up forms are on the bulletin board at the pool or you can send your events to Karin Fosberg at majeau@hotmail.com   Remember to include your age, estimated time for the event, and whether you want to be in any relays.

Here is the link to the directions from Wedgwood Pool to Sand Point Country Club  http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=28th+Ave+NE&daddr=sand+point+country+club+pool&hl=en&sll=47.68574,-122.284375&sspn=0.014127,0.03695&geocode=Fdya1wIdcOS1-A%3BFSem1wIdUkm2-CE5wpuWKWCxRQ&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=15&z=15

There will be a adult team potluck in the evening on Saturday, July 30th at 6:00pm.  All participants in the workouts and/or swim meet are invited to attend with their families.  Please bring a dish for 12 to share, your own plates/utensils & drinks.

Eligibility:

All SSSL Northern Division swim clubs are invited to send their teams.

Each swimmer should be a member or employee of the SSSL club he or she represents, and must be 19 years old or older.

Age groups:

19-24    25-29    30-34    35-39    40-44    45-49    50-54    55-59    60-64    65-69    70-74    75 and over

Time:   

6:45 AM – warm up for 500         7:15 AM – 500 start time

There will be a 30-minute warm-up following the completion of the 500’s. Main events will follow the warm-up but will not start earlier than 9:00 am

Order of Events:

  1. Women’s 500 Free
  2. Men’s 500 Free
  3. Women’s 200 Medley Relay
  4. Men’s 200 Medley Relay
  5. Mixed 100 Medley Relay
  6. Women’s 50 Free
  7. Men’s 50 Free
  8. Women’s 50 Back
  9. Men’s 50 Back
  10. Women’s 50 Breast
  11. Men’s 50 Breast
  12. Women’s 50 Fly
  13. Men’s 50 Fly
  14. Women’s 100 Free
  15. Men’s 100 Free
  16. Women’s 25 Free
  17. Men’s 25 Free
  18. Women’s 25 Back
  19. Men’s 25 Back
  20. Women’s 25 Breast
  21. Men’s 25 Breast
  22. Women’s 25 Fly
  23. Men’s 25 Fly
  24. Women’s 100 IM
  25. Men’s 100 IM
  26. Mixed 100 Free Relay
  27. Women’s 200 Free Relay
  28. Men’s 200 Free Relay

Please include a time for each event entered by a swimmer. They will be pre-seeding the meet and having seed times will help in arranging heats. Entries without times will be seeded in earlier heats and may result in missed racing opportunities. They will not be using cards for the meet.  Please use the heat sheet to find your heat and lane.

Relays:  Relay points will be awarded in three age groups: 19-29, 30-39, and 40+.  The youngest swimmer shall determine the age group of the relay.  Please make sure to include ages for the swimmers.

Number of Events:  All swimmers are limited to 4 events (either 3 individual/1 relay or 2 individual/2 relays).

Scoring:  Individual Events        7-5-4-3-2-1                   Relays          14-10-8-6-4-2

Awards:  There will be no ribbons this year. Trophies will be awarded to the top four (4) teams in over-all scoring.

Rules:  Current U.S. Swimming masters Rules will govern this competition.

Concessions:  There will be light concessions available from 9 AM until 11 AM

Noise:  Sand Point is in a residential neighborhood; please respect our neighbors with limited noise during warm-up and the early hours of the adult meet.

Questions?

Mary Lippold – mandrlippold@comcast.net

Karin Fosberg – majeau@hotmail.com

What’s Happening? July 18th – 24th

Cake, Cake, Cake!  
A big thank you to all that took some time away from playing Pokémon Go to participate in our annual cake bake event.  We had some very creative and delicious entries!

One last meet, here anyway…
The dual meet season wraps up this week with our last home meet of the season against View Ridge.  Come cheer on our seniors as they swim one last time here at WW. Please note we will be setting up some of the lap lanes prior to the meet but will leave a couple of them out as well this time around too.  We’ll also be closing a bit earlier at 3:50 as we have a little bit of extra set up and prep for the senior festivities.  Warm-up at 4:50, senior thing at 5:50, meet start 6pm.

Bag?
If you have not ordered your swim team duffel bag yet, today. Monday, July 18th is your last day to do so.  As of 10:15am this morning we only have 4 on order.

 

Party time!
It’s been a long time coming but this Saturday will be our first adult party of the season.  The event will get under way at 7pm on the upper deck.  Come by for a micro-brew and some munchies while at the same time we’ll be having an anything goes event in the pool for the kids along with an ice cream bar.  The weather looks pretty promising too… finally!  Please note the lap lanes will not be in after 7pm during this event.

See you at the pool!

Raab

Dates to remember:

July 30th – Adult Meet in the morning at Sand Point, The Adult Team Potluck Dinner will also be happening later that evening at 6pm at WW. 

July 31st – The Swim Team, the kids, will be having their almost end of the season celebration event.  Details will be coming.

August 23rd – Our senior members will be having a dessert potluck starting at 7pm.  More information will be coming down the road.

August 27th – Watershow

Monday, July 18th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Tuesday, July 19th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-3:50pm
  •   Home Meet vs View Ridge – Warm-up 4:50pm

Wednesday, July 20th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Member lesson registration for Session 3 – 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Girls’ team night 8-9:30pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Thursday, July 21st

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

Friday, July 22nd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   B-Champs at Aqua Club – WW warm up at 8am – meet start 9am

Saturday, July 23rd

  •  Coaches mini-clinics – throughout the morning
  •  Hrs: 12-10pm
  •  Adult Party – upper deck 7-10pm
  •  Almost Anything Goes starts at 7pm – no lap lanes during this swim.

Sunday, July 24th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Adult Team
Adult team practice is Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

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.

 

 

July 11th – 17th

A little late I am in this weekly email update.  Better late than never though and at this point I’m hoping we’ll be able to say the same thing about our summer as well.

Believe it or not the half-way day of the season is this coming Wednesday.  How did that happen? 

Sign-ins at the pool are down 36% comparing this year to last, but comparing anything to last year is probably not a fair comparison.  

This Tuesday and Thursday will likely be two of the quietest evenings at the pool all summer long as the Wedgwood Swim Team hits the road for two away meets.

The Cake Bake is coming up this Saturday evening – this year’s theme is Pixar.  Cakes should arrive between 6-6:58pm. Viewing starts at 7pm, followed by judging and then the eating of course.  There will also be an Almost Anything Goes from 7-9:30pm during this time and please note that the lap lanes will not be in during this time.

Bake that cake…

See you at the pool!

Raab

Dates to remember:

July 30th – Adult Meet in the morning at Sand Point, The Adult Team Potluck Dinner will also be happening later that evening at 6pm at WW. 

July 31st – The Swim Team, the kids, will be having their almost end of the season celebration event.  Details will be coming.

August 23rd – Our senior members will be having a dessert potluck starting at 7pm.  More information will be coming down the road.

August 27th – Watershow

Monday, July 11th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Tuesday, July 12th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Away Meet at Sand Point warm up @ 5:30

Wednesday, July 13th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Thursday, July 14th

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

Friday, July 15th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 16th

  •   Hrs: 12-9:30pm
  •  Cake Bake – Cakes should arrive at pool 6-6:58, Viewing at 7pm, judging and eating after that
  •  Almost Anything Goes 7-9:30pm

Sunday, July 17th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Adult Team
Adult team practice is Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

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.

This week at WW – July 4th-10th

Happy 4th of July!  Today:  Late morning lap swim 10-noon, Pool hours 12-7pm, Fun Float 2-4pm.

Even with the short week there’s plenty going on at the pool this week. Member registration for the second session of lessons will be on Wednesday morning starting at 8:30am.  The adult team will also try to work out in the water on Wednesday and there will be a home meet on Thursday. Saturday night is the overnighter, sign up and get your form at the pool office.

The following week we will have two away meets, and mark your calendar, the Cake Bake will be on the 16th – this year’s theme is Pixar.

I’ve heard that the outdoor shower has been life-changing for some of you.  A big shout out to Jeff Haven and his brother who took on the task of getting it installed!

That’s it for now…

See you at the pool!

Raab

Adult Team
Adult team practice is Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

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.

Monday, July 4th

  •   Late Morning Lap Swim 10-noon
  •   Pool Hours 12-7
  •   Fun Float 2-4pm

Tuesday, July 5th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   No Meet!

Wednesday, July 6th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Member Registration – Session 2, 8:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Thursday, July 7th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-4pm
  •   Home Meet vs Klahaya – warm up @ 5pm

Friday, July 8th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 9th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Overnighter – tent set up can start at 6:30pm, event starts at 8pm.

Sunday, July 10th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

This week at WW June 27th – July 4th

Morning workouts start, two home meets this week, tie dye, picture day, adult team, aerobics, lessons, and a holiday coming up too…  Oh my!  Full time summer season is now underway.  And we now have an outdoor shower too!

Please pick up your directory on your next visit.

See you at the pool!

Raab

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

Internship
We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is July 1st, that’s this Friday.  For more information and an application click here.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Monday and is scheduled at this point to run through August 12th. Classes will be held on Mon, Wed, Fri from 12-12:45pm and Tue, Thur from 8-8:45am. Cost will be $5 per class for members with the option to buy a season pass for $75 – these prices include 9.6% sales tax.  Non-Members are $7 per class or season pass for $105.

Adult Team
Adult team will return to the water starting on Monday June 27th!  Adult team practice will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.

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


Monday, June 27th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   First morning team practice/snack day too!
  •   Lesson Session 1 begins
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Tuesday, June 28th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-4pm
  •   Home Meet vs Innis – warm up @ 5pm

Wednesday, June 29th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Tie Dye Day – ($2 per item see info above)
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Adult Team 8-9pm (south end of pool will be closed)

Thursday, June 30th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Tie Dye Rinse Day
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-4pm
  •   Team Picture Day: more info on photo times coming
  •   Home Meet vs Aqua Club – warm up @ 5pm

Friday, July 1st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 2nd

  •   Late morning lap swim 10am-noon
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, June 3rd

  •   Late morning lap swim 10am-noon
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Monday, July 4th

  •   No lessons or swim team
  •   Late morning lap swim 10am-noon
  •   Hrs: 12-7pm
  •   4th of July fun float 2-4pm

 

This week at WW June 20th – 26th

Stowing your stuff
I think when it comes to feeling safe and secure, the Wedgwood Swim Club fits that description pretty nicely.  Thankfully it’s pretty rare that something happens where that sense of security is compromised but every once in while even we have an issue. Usually it’s in a locker room where something disappears but thankfully even this happens only about as often as a presidential election. 

So, being an election year I would like to remind you that you are always welcome to check your wallets, purses, keys, phones, etc. in at the pool office.  As far as swim bags and such, many people feel more comfortable taking them out on the deck instead of leaving them in the locker room.  Really it’s about whatever works for you and your comfort level.

You may also choose to bring a lock with you for the lockers as well, but we ask that you take that lock home with you when you leave for the day.  Now there are occasions when leaving a lock on a locker is permitted, but those instances should be cleared with the pool management in advance.

Finally with the summer season about to swing into full gear next week there will be events such as swim meets where there will be many more people coming into and through the club.  Locker rooms during these times are difficult at best to monitor so please keep that in mind when, where and how you decide to stow your stuff.

See you at the pool!

Raab

Last Call!
Members between the
 ages 
5‐18 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 
2016 
WW 
Pool
 Membership 
Directory.


  • Use
 an 
8
1⁄2 
x 
11” 
white 
blank 
sheet 
of 
paper 
and 
fold 
it 
in 
half 
the 
hamburger 
way
 (landscape
 format 
folded 
in 
half)
.
  • Draw 
on 
one 
side 
of 
the 
paper.
 (The 
entry 
will 
be 
81/2 
high 
x 
5”
wide)
.
  • Use 
black 
ink 
and
 white 
paper.
  • Include
 the 
words:
 “Wedgwood
 Swim
 Pool 
Directory” 
and
“2016” 
in 
your 
design.
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by Monday, June 20th.
 
  • Questions? Contact: Caryn Hopkins
  • (membership@wwpool.org, (
206.361.0473)

Wait? What? An ourdoor shower?
Yep, it’s coming soon…

Internship

We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is July 1st.  For more information and an application click here.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on Monday, June 27th.

Adult Team
Adult team will return to the water starting on Monday June 27th!  Adult team practice will be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 8-9pm.


Monday, June 20th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Tuesday, June 21st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Wednesday, June 22nd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Last Evening Practice

Thursday, June 23rd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Away Meet at Blue Ridge – warm up @ 5:25pm

Friday, June 24th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-9pm

Saturday, June 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, June 26th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

 

This week at Wedgwood Swim Club June 13-19

SHOWERS

Rub a double dub, please give yourself a scrub! Yes this week let’s talk about taking that shower before you get into the pool. Now I just made the mistake of Googling “shower before entering pool” not something for the faint of heart!  

Taking a shower before entering the pool is probably hands down the most universally ignored pool rule, PERIOD. It’s something that the staff will be upping their enforcement efforts on in hopes that there will be a corresponding increase with compliance. Now the pool staff won’t necessarily be checking to see how well you’ve indeed scrubbed, but they will be asking/reminding you to take a shower.

Remember we all want to swim in a clean pool and it starts with a good, cleansing shower. Doing so helps keep all of the nasty things out of our pool. It also helps to extend our filter runs and allows us to use less chemicals as well. So do your part and educate your kids too! Get wet, wash off that stuff that otherwise will end up in the water! Your fellow pool members will appreciate your efforts!

Thank you very much!

Raab

It’s hip to be square

Well we’ve entered the 21st century now and besides cash and checks, we now accept credit cards as payment at the pool.  Please note that there is a fee which we are passing through for using your card but the choice and convenience are available if you so choose.

Internship

Back in 2013 we began offering an internship opportunity as a way to provide both training and experience for individuals interested in learning about working at Wedgwood Swim Pool. We’ll be offering the internship again this year.  The deadline for signing up is July 1st.  For more information and an application click here.

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back with Allison and Alexa starting on Monday, June 27th, and is scheduled at this point to run through August 12th. Classes will be held on Mon, Wed, Fri from 12-12:45pm and Tue, Thur from 8-8:45am. Cost will be $5 per class for members with the option to buy a season pass for $75 – these prices include 9.6% sales tax.
 


Monday, June 13th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Tuesday, June 14th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Wednesday, June 15th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Swim Team Fun Night – Cancelled

Thursday, June 16th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Pool Closed Today
  •   Wedg vs Wood meet – warm up @ 5:15pm, meet start 6:00pm

Friday, June 17th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-8pm

Saturday, June 18th

  •   Hrs: 12-8pm
  •   Relay Meet @ VR – start time 9:30am

Sunday, June 19th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm

This week at WW 6/6 – 6/12

Time Flies
It was a sunny day, a day not unlike today, way back in June 1986.  Peter Klein the pool manager here at the time handed me a key and put me up in the guarding rotation. I do recall that entire first summer as being something sort of magical and since that time I have considered this club pretty much my second home. One thing for sure is that I had no inkling whatsoever that I’d still be here all these years later.  Time has certainly flown by!  And while the world has changed dramatically in the past 30 years, the Wedgwood Swim Club has seemed to somehow stay for the most part the same club it was that I walked into back then. To me that’s a pretty neat thing and something I hope continues for years to come.

Now even though it really feels like mid-summer we are still operating on our part time schedule. Things will start to ramp up a bit more in a couple of weeks.  Before we get to the gist of what’s coming though there are a couple of things I’d like to touch base on.

The first is our sign-in system.  Do or did you have trouble signing in at the pool? Our sign-in system is, well, pretty old school when it comes down to it.  Each one of you has been manually entered into it at one point. Of course new members to the club were added this year and that’s where some of most recent glitches have come up but I have also noticed sometimes the Rob, Bob, Robert or Jennifer, Jenny sort of thing going on too.  Keep in mind that our system only will recognize a name exactly how it was entered.  If you cannot remember if you were say a Mike or a Michael we do have a book on file where we have all the names listed and can look it up.  Names can also be changed as well, please just leave me a note with the desired changes along with the family name that the membership is under.  I’ll make the change as soon as I’m able.

While we’re on the topic of signing in I also want to remind those of you with with different family names under your membership that each family, whether full or senior, has only one card. That card may be listed under your spouse or partner’s last name and not yours. It’s been coming up a lot this past week.  The easiest fix is to check that other name first.  If you’d like to change how that’s listed on the card please contact our membership chair.

The other thing I’d like to revisit are a set of expectations that came about several years ago when let’s just say things were a little less than magical.

Please remember that Patrons at the Wedgwood Swim Club are expected to behave in a manner which:

  • is not-violent and non-threatening.
  • shows respect for other patrons and staff.
  • shows respect and care for property.
  • maintains the safety of themselves, other patrons, and the staff.
  • allows the staff to perform their duties and maintain a safe environment.

Read on to see what’s coming down the pipe… I’ll see you at the pool!


Raab


Lesson Registration 
Members lesson registration will be this coming Wednesday, June 8th from 6 – 7:30pm.

Time Trials
Hey 12 & Unders:  Suit up and find out how fast you can go!!
Warm-up:  10 AM
Time Trials:  10:30-NOON
Time trials for 13-18s will be during an evening practice.

Still a few weeks off…

Adult Swim Team
Who: Adults ages 18-99 (or over!)
What: Swim workouts for the  very beginning to advanced swimmer
Where: Wedgwood Pool
When: Mondays and Wednesdays June 27 – July 27, 8:00-9:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Join coaches Karin and Mary for this fun, social and healthy activity!  Our first workout is Monday, June 27.  The season will end with the Northern Division Adult Swim Meet on Saturday morning, July 30th at Sand Point Swim Club.  Participation is optional, but loads of fun!  We have many team members who participate in the meet but work out on their own – so even if you can’t join us for workouts, please feel free to sign up for the meet! Information about the meet will be posted in the pool lobby later in the summer.  We will end our season with the annual family potluck on Saturday, July 30th at 6pm.

Check the Adult Team area on the bulletin board in the pool lobby for the latest team information.

Questions?  E-mail Karin Fosberg (majeau@hotmail.com) or Mary Lippold(mandrlippold@comcast.net)

Water Aerobics 
Aerobics will be back on June 27th. We do know that Alexa and Allison will be our leads this year and that the schedule will remain the same as last year with classes on Mon, Wed, Fri from 12-12:45pm and Tue, Thur from 8-8:45am. We’ll have more details on the classes and their cost next week.


Monday, June 6th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Tuesday, June 7th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Wednesday, June 8th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Thursday, June 9th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm

Friday, June 10th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-8pm

Saturday, June 11th

  •   Hrs: 12-8pm

Sunday, June 12th

  •   Hrs: 12-7pm