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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

 

From the manager

Today is the first day of the rest of your swim season…

We’ve already had our first pool contamination closure this season and I did mention last week that I would be touching base on the 5 B’s, perhaps I’m just a tad late but my guess is we’ll run into these again at some time this summer.

“B” Aware!
Help us to keep the pool clean and safe to swim in by following the pool rules and by being specifically aware of the following:

  • Bowel Movements

Small children will occasionally use the pool as a bathroom.  You can help by having your child use the bathroom prior to entering the pool and encouraging periodic bathroom breaks/diaper checks.  Also if your child is on a regular schedule so to speak, like mine were, I knew that being in the pool around that particular time was not a good idea. Children who are not yet toilet trained must wear a swim diaper that will contain potential contaminants.  Cloth and disposable diapers just don’t work in the water.  People with diarrhea must not go into the water.  Up comes the next “B”,

  • Barf

This “B” can also have a large impact on water quality and is the second most common reason for closing the pool.
Young children will sometimes swallow large amounts of pool water, occasionally resulting in spontaneous regurgitation.  Please watch your children – especially the young ones – very carefully, and take the time to educate them about not drinking while in the pool.

  • Blood

Though rare, incidents involving blood have the potential to close some part of the facility until the affected area has been cleaned up and sanitized.  If you or your children sustain an injury that is bleeding and/or requires first aid please come to the office for assistance.  That leads nicely into the next “B”,

  • Band-Aids

For many years now we have mounted a hard fought campaign against Band-Aids in the pool.  One reason is that if the wound underneath really warrants a Band-Aid, the swimmer should probably not be in the pool anyway.  Additionally, Band-Aids inevitably come off and end up in the pool and or lying on the deck.  Please remember to remove Band-Aids before getting into the pool and if you find yourself already in the water peeling one off, please just slip it into one of the slots in the gutter where it will be gone for good.  Finally our fifth “B”

  • Body Lotion

Sunscreen and water don’t mix.  When applying sunscreens remember to really be effective, most sunscreens need to be applied on dry skin at least 15 minutes prior to getting in the pool.  Please do not goop yourself or your children up and jump right into the pool.  This will be a tremendous help in preventing our filtration system from becoming prematurely clogged and a ring from forming around the pool.  Yes this really does happen.

Wrapping this up, besides being a health department requirement, it goes without saying that taking a shower goes a long way to keeping the quality of our Wedgwood water as clean as possible.  The pool staff is working on tightening up compliance with showering and your efforts toward taking a cleansing shower before entering the pool are appreciated by all those using the pool.  Thank you!


Parties/Rentals
I also did want to touch base briefly on parties and rentals.  Having and hosting a party is a privilege of membership.  Basically that means you must be a pool member in order to have a party at the pool and the member(s) hosting the party must be in attendance at the party as well.   Parties are for 6 to 12 people and must be arranged through the pool office.  Held during regular open hours, the cost is $3.50 per guest, and does not count against the family’s 20-guest allotment.  We encourage you to make your party reservation in advance and only book one party at a time so planning ahead is always a good idea. If prior arrangements are not made, party-goers will be counted as regular pool guests.

If you have a larger group or were thinking you would like the entire facility to your group a would be the best option.  The pool is also available for rent when not regularly open on Friday and Saturday nights and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. We are also able to accommodate groups at the beginning of the season on weekdays before the pool opens during the day.  Pool rentals are only available to members and we can accommodate groups up to 75 people.  Rates and times vary; contact the office if you are interested in finding out more.


 

Wifi 
I’m still working on the internet thing.  We hit a bit of a snag with our existing conduit to the building and now are exploring other options for bringing the line to the building.  I will keep you posted.

See you poolside…

Raab