winding down, or not

This week we say farewell to the dual meet season Tuesday at View Ridge and kick off the championship season with B-Champs at Sand Point on Friday morning.  Fun times ahead for sure!

In the days and weeks ahead we will start the push for the big All City Meet on August 4th. Love it or hate it, it’s a really big deal and won’t come around to WW again until 2029.  So look for the call for volunteers, as we will need plenty of help to make this both a successful and fun event. We could not do it without some extra helping hands!

Around WW this week it’s going to be pretty uneventful.  No early closures, no meets, no big events.  Just more swimming and what’s looking like another great week of weather.

thirsty club
Many of you may have seen the message on the whiteboard in the lobby about our water usage this year, which has been significantly higher this season.  Not surprisingly evaporation and swimmer carry out have probably been at all time highs, coupling this with kids that like to take the super long showers after lessons and swim team, and well, that’s an area where we can make some reduction for sure.  I’m actually meeting with someone from Seattle Public Utilities to take a look at ways we can reduce the consumption.  I’ll share with you what I find out, in the meantime, you can also help by talking to your own kids about those long showers and intervening with others when you feel appropriate.  The staff will be roaming when we can as well.  Perhaps together we can curb things a tad.

last call for the lost and found
We will be taking the lost and found away and donating it to charity on Friday this week.  Unless something is clearly marked with a name, it will not be saved.  So please, if you lost something, the next few days is the time to retrieve it.

water polo
For those new here at WW and the SSSL, water polo is a much more, way more, laid-back activity than the swim team.  This laid-backness, if you will, is a league thing and not really a WW thing.  If I could I would have had all the ducks lined up and matches already on the calendar,  as of yet that has not been done or even been possible.  Despite this though it’s almost that time of year when water polo usually is starting up.  Currently coach Sarah has said she is willing to step in, but not alone, so we’re working on finding some more coaching coverage, so stay tuned.  At the same time Jacque Ives, who has been the parent lead and league representative for polo for the last several year now, is also looking for someone to start taking over her role as well.  If you have kids that play, and are interested, you might just touch base with her.  Her number can be found in the pool directory.  That leads me to…

directories are in

Pick up your pool directory at the pool office – one per family.

We should know by the end of the week…

See you at the pool,



adult meet info

Adult Swim Meet on the morning of Saturday, August 1st at Blue Ridge.

Sign-up forms are on the bulletin board at the pool or you can send your events to Karin Fosberg at  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 Blue Ridge Pool
There will be a adult team potluck in the evening on Saturday, August 1st.  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.  More information on the time later.
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

6:45 AM – warm up for 500         7:15 AM – 500 starting 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 Free Relay
7. Women’s 50 Breast
8. Men’s 50 Breast
9. Women’s 50 Free
10. Men’s 50 Free
11. Women’s 50 Back
12. Men’s 50 Back
13. Women’s 50 Fly
14. Men’s 50 Fly
15. Women’s 100 Free
16. Men’s 100 Free
17. Women’s 25 Breast
18. Men’s 25 Breast
19. Women’s 25 Back
20. Men’s 25 Back
21. Women’s 25 Free
22. Men’s 25 Free
23. Women’s 25 Fly
24. Men’s 25 Fly
25. Women’s 100 IM
26. Men’s 100 IM
27. Mixed 100 Medley Relay
29. Women’s 200 Free Relay
30. Men’s 200 Free Relay

Please include a time for each event entered by a swimmer. We 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. We will not be using cards for the meet.

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 no concessions this year. Please plan accordingly.

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

Mary Lippold –
Karin Fosberg –


Pool hours have reverted back to how they had been listed in previous years.
Click here for a link to the online calendar.

Monday, July 20th

  •   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 21st

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   Aerobics 8-8:45am
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  •   Away Meet @ View Ridge – warm-up 5:25pm

Wednesday, July 22nd

  •   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 23rd

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

Friday, July 24th

  •   Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  •   B Champs at SP –  WW warm-up 9:15-9:30am
  •   Aerobics 12-12:45pm
  •   Hrs: 1-9pm
  •   Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 25th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm

Sunday, July 26th

  •   Hrs: 12-9pm