What’s Happening this week, July 23-29

From the Manager

Well last week at this time, inferior toilet paper and reminding people about showers were the big things on my radar. Oh how I wish to go back to such simpler days. One strange week it was, and in Mayberry we do not live any longer.

So those of you wondering what in the world I’m talking about probably skipped reading the message sent out mid-week. The one about the car being stolen. Well after that message went out we have noticed a marked uptick in people checking in their wallets, purses and keys.  We actually weren’t prepared for the higher number of people doing so, but please know we are working on solutions, both for now and for the future as well.  

Now I don’t want to turn the club into is a police state where we are checking everyone’s ID when they enter, but certainly there are some things that we should be able to do to make things more secure with regards to your belongings. It’s a work in progress and I am open to your ideas and suggestions.

Another thing that happened this past week is that we had our first poop in the pool since the 2016 season.  Now that’s disappointing for sure, but keep in mind that the no-poop-year in 2017 was really an anomaly. Just a reminder to everyone about our Double Down Diaper Policy.  It’s first a disposable swim diaper, that’s SWIM DIAPER, not just a disposable diaper, as the first layer. This is then covered by a reusable diaper cover. With the nice weather we’ve had there’s been a run on both the disposable, as well as the reusable that we keep on hand.  We’ve re-ordered and should have more in stock soon. In the meantime if you are bringing little ones to the pool please plan ahead, and if you are bringing guest, please share with them this policy as well so they aren’t surprised when they get to the pool. Click the link above for more info.

Now it’s going to be another hot one this week! I’ve already started preparations by setting the pool thermostat to a lower temp and by this time tomorrow the boiler will probably be off for what looks like an extended period of time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, 84 degrees is our normal operating temperature, but when the weather gets to be like it’s supposed to be this week the pool will continue to gain heat during the day, so if the pool is set at 84, it can get as warm as 88 by the late afternoon, which pretty much feels like bath water. Yuk!  The only way around this is to try to start the day at around 80.  This can make the early morning activities in the pool a bit more invigorating than usual. Also, leaving the pool covers off does help to dissipate this heat overnight but it really just allows the pool temp to drop back down to 80 again the next day, where it just starts all over again.

This week we have our last home meet of the season on Tuesday. Despite the fact that the pool will be closed again on another glorious summer evening keep in mind that we don’t host any of the post-season meets here at WW this year. I just got word that volunteers are still needed for this meet see the swim team request below.

We will start our pick-up water polo games on Wed night for 13 and up.

The Adult Meet is on Saturday… GO WW!


Adult Team 
Adult meet is this coming Saturday, the 28th at Aqua Club. Sign up for events in the pool lobby. Please do so by 9pm on Wednesday night.

Water  Polo
We are on the cusp of Water Polo season. Click here for information about the season and click here for registration.  We also have a new WW Water Polo Facebook Page. This will be the goto spot for up to date info on water polo at WW.

We still have some room in lessons for this session starting this Monday. Spread the word, tell your friends. No lines to wait in to sign up either!

From the Swim Team Chairs – Meet Volunteers Needed
Please help make this meet another Wedgwood success by stepping in to fill some vacant jobs.  We did a great job hosting the big Sandpoint Club!  We had many compliments and those who worked had a great time.  

High schoolers may get community service hours.  You can get away to watch your swimmers during your shifts.  

Clerk of Course assistant: 5:45- 9:30   A good job if you need your family hours.  Help line up the swimmers on the benches before their events.  We need a second person to help the Lead on this.

Food prep:  cooking taco meat – deliver to meet by 4:00  1 person
Lettuce chopper: wash, chop and return lettuce to meet by 4:00   I person
Pasta cooker:  cook pasta at home and return to meet by 4:00  I person

Concessions Selling shifts
4:00-6:00 set up and sell:  3 people
6 – 8:00  sell : 2 people
8 – 9:30 sell : 5 people

7-9:00:  1 person

Concession clean up:  9-10:00  2 people

2nd half 7:30-9:30  3 people

Sign up at the pool or Team Unify or email catswim3@icloud.com
FREE Dinner item at this meet: for Concessions sellers and for Clerk of Course if you work entire shifts.

Thanks so much!!!  Go Wedgwood!!

What’s this updates?
  • New toilet paper has arrived! It will be put into use as the old paper is used up. 
  • The hand dryer part took longer than expected to come in, but it was installed today!
What’s this?

This is sort of like a Roomba for the pool. It’s actually a Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Diagnostic 2001. We’ve had 5 of these, including the current two we have in service over the last 20 years. Now the reason we have two of them is that we simply cannot live without one! See, in the past when our Dolphin wasn’t working and needed repairs there was an immediate impact on the cleanliness of the pool. It would also take a couple of weeks turn around to be repaired, and that was just too long. Now the last time the older of our units broke down I decided to order a new one as we would received it much sooner than going the repair route. And indeed that was the case. In a couple of days we had a Dolphin back in the pool doing it’s thing. Now that old unit did not get cast aside, oh no, in fact there was now time to figure out what was wrong, find the parts, and repair it in house. Since that time both of these units have needed repairs off and on, which all have been done in house, saving both time and money. We’ve also always had a back-up to go to as well.

Typically we set one of these loose in the pool nightly. For the most part it does a pretty decent job of getting all sorts of things off of the bottom of the pool, it can get stuck though on goggles or pool toys let in the pool. If you find at the end of the day that the guards are asking for help in getting things out of the pool, please lend them a hand. It makes the Dolphins much happier!


Monday, July 23rd
  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)

Tuesday, July 24th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-4pm 
  •   Home meet vs View Ridge (Senior Meet)
Wednesday, July 25th
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Adult Team Practice 8-9pm (no regular lap swimming)
  •   Polo Pick-Up, 9-10pm
Thursday, July 26th
  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Friday, July 27th

  •   Early Morning Laps 6-7:30am
  •   B-Champs @ Innis Arden
  •   Aerobics 12:30-1:15pm
  •   Hrs: 1:15-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 28th

  •   Adult Meet @ Aqua Club
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 29th

  •   Sunday Morning Adult Laps 11am – Noon (6 lanes)
  •   Hrs: 12-9pm​
  •   Teen Swim 7-9pm
  •   Polo Pick Up 8:45-10pm