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hello june!

From the Manager

Welcome to June!  I want to thank those of you that are making a conscientious effort at taking that pre-swim shower before getting into the pool.  It is appreciated, and again a health department regulation.  It is the cumulative effects of many individuals taking showers, or not, that directly impact the water quality in the pool.  Below is a photo of the pool filters that I took and posted on the club Facebook account last summer as a visual reminder to take that shower.

That’s a dirty filter on the left vs clean one on the right. Interestingly, during this past off-season I only had to clean the filters one time.  For comparison, since the pool opened 2 weeks ago the filters have now been cleaned 3 times.   And when the weather is hot and the pool is really busy, the filters can go from clean to dirty in a matter of hours, and need cleaning twice in the same day.  Showering off the oil, dirt, and whatnot, really does make a difference!  Thank you for soaping up! 

Dates to remember

  • Early morning lap swim will start on Monday, June 1st and run Monday-Friday, 6-7am.  Please remember to share those lanes!  See “Life in the Lap Lane” below.

 

  • Swimming lesson registration for pool members will be happening this coming Wednesday, June 3rd from 6-8pm.  The first day of lessons will begin Wednesday, June 18th.

 

  • A start date for Water Aerobics has been set!  Mark your calendars for Monday, June 22nd.  The class will run M, W, F 12-12:45 and T, Th 8-8:45am.  Class fee for members is $4.00/class or $40 for a season pass.

 

  • We will be offering our internship program again this year.  Sign up deadline is June 15th.  Details about the program can be found at this link: http://wp.me/a5MiU8-4a

Life in the Lap Lane

  • Swim counterclockwise, staying to the right of the center of the line.
  • Turn in the middle of the lane at the wall and then move to the right.
  • Make sure you are in the correct lane.  Your fast may be someone else’s slow, or vice versa.
  • 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.
  • 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 you and the next swimmer.  Sometimes people can only go as fast as the person in front of them.
  • Leave the appropriate space between you and the swimmer in front of you, five seconds minimum.
  • If you must 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’t push off right in front of someone about to turn.
  • Brush you teeth before early morning lap swim.

Driving and Parking

Remember that our swim club sits in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood.  Please be considerate of our neighbors.  Drive carefully and slowly.  When leaving in the evening, please do so quietly.

On the days when we need it most our parking lot is often quite full.  One option is to park along 80th next to U-Prep and walk up the gravel path along the east side of Dahl Field.  Of course you can always park on the street by if you do so please remember to obey all parking regulations regarding intersections, driveways and fire hydrants.

Directory Cover Contest

  1. Members between the
 ages 
5‐18 are 
encouraged 

to
 submit 
art
 that 
will 
be 
used 
for 
the 
directory 
cover.


  Those 
selected
 will 
have 
their 
entries 
printed
 on 
either 
the 
front 
or 
back 
cover 
of 
the 
2015 
WW 
Pool
 Membership 
Directory.To 
enter:
    • Use
 an 
8
1⁄2 
by 
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
by 
5”
wide)
    • Use 
black 
ink 
and
 white 
paper.
    • Include
 the 
words:
 “Wedgwood
 Swim
 Pool 
Directory” 
and
“2015” 
in 
your 
design.
    • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
    • Drop off your entry at the pool by Sunday, June 7th.
 Questions? 
Contact 
Caryn 
Hopkins
(membership@wwpool.org, 
206.361.0473)

Swim Team Duffle Bag?

Thinking about getting a swim team duffle bag?  The order is due June 7th and they need a minimum of 12 bags for an order.  Here is a link to the order form: http://wp.me/a5MiU8-4f

Wifi 
The saga continues…

Coming soon
A few more lounge chairs and curtains for the women’s locker room that are just a tad bit wider than those in place now.

See you poolside,

Raab

Want a little more info out of our online calendar?  When looking at the club calendar online, select the “Week” tab and this view will provide a bit more detail.  Click here for a link to the online calendar.

Monday, June 1st

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

Tuesday, June 2nd

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

Wednesday, June 3rd

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Hrs: 3:30-7pm
  •   Member Registration for Lesson Session 1, 6-8pm
  •   evening practice

Thursday, June 4th

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

Friday, June 5th

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

Saturday, June 6th

  •   Hrs: 12-7

Sunday, June 7th

  •   Hrs: 12-7
  •   duffle orders due
  •   deadline for directory covers