Monthly Archives: July 2021

Important Announcement Re: Guests this weekend

Based on the high numbers of members attending open swim, increased guest activity, and sunny warm weather in the forecast, we are temporarily rolling back the number of guests allowed per family this weekend. On both Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th we will permit two guests per family per visit. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep the pool safe and available for membership to enjoy.

July 22nd Update…

From the Manager
This past Sunday seemed very busy at the pool, almost pre-pandemic busy. The fantastic weather along with the expanded guest policy came together where indeed over half of the people at the pool mid-day were guests on what turned out to be a pretty crowded day. While the numbers were still way under our capacities, there was a bit of an uncomfortable feel, especially after operating with limitations over the last year and a half.

It was also evident that many of the guests visiting were not as practiced at keeping their distance on the deck or while in the pool as those in our membership have been doing. Additionally, many of the guests were unfamiliar with our pool rules as well.

As the season continues we’re hoping that the novelty of bringing guests to the pool will start to subside. In the meantime we will continue to monitor guest usage so that we have a clearer understanding of the impact and make adjustments to our guest policies if needed. We will also not be scheduling larger groups of guests during prime time hours from 2:30-5:30pm. 

Finally we ask that if you are thinking of bringing any guest to the pool that they know and understand what the expectations are for distancing and masking. It would also be helpful if they know what our pool rules are as well.

Thank you!

Raab

Per current Washington State guidelines:

Adult Team

Out of thin air Adult Team information has magically appeared. The meet will be on Saturday, July 31st at Sheridan Beach, there is a sign-up sheet posted in the pool lobby. If you are interested in swimming please sign up ASAP, entries are due on the 27th.

Swim Meets and the Pool Schedule

Our last dual meet of the season is Thursday, July 22nd – the pool will only be open for Adult Laps from 1:15-3:15. Additionally, on Wednesday the 28th the pool will not be open for anything other than Early Morning Laps and lessons as we host the 13 and Up Girls’ Prelim/Finals.

Aerobics

We will be changing sign-ups for aerobics and moving to two reservations per individual on a rolling basis. This change should take effect July 30th. Please note there will not be aerobics next Wednesday, July 28th, and don’t forget the schedule will be switching a bit come August.. More details coming next week.

Swim Lessons

The last session of swim lessons will be from August 2nd-19th. Registration for Session 3 for members is on Tuesday, July 27th at 9:15. With swim team wrapping up, we are able to return to earlier lesson times. The new schedule will be: 9:30, 10:00, 10:45 and 11:15am. A schedule of classes is posted in the lobby. Email Julie with any questions- wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com 

Water Polo

Water polo season will be starting August 4th, which is the day after All Cities. It will be open to all vaccinated kids, both members and non-members, ages 12-18. We will be having a 14 & Under Coed, 14 & under girls and 18 & under coed teams.

The registration form is now available here and at the pool. It needs to be returned before your child’s first day of practice. The practice schedule is listed below. The game schedule is undetermined, but we expect to have games Tuesday and Thursday nights. The final schedule will be sent out when it is availible. 

Questions about water polo should be directed to: wedgwoodwaterpolo@gmail.com

Practice Schedule(starting Aug 4th):
Monday-Thursday 11:45am-1:00pm
Friday 9:30am-11:00am
 


Thursday, July 22nd

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Adult Open Laps 1:15-3:15
  • Home Meet
Friday, July 23rd
  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm
  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  • Teen Swim 7-9pm
Saturday, July 24th
  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm
  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 25th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm
  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm
  • Teen Swim 7-9pm
Monday, July 26th
  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm
  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 27th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Member Lesson Registration 9:15am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm
  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Wednesday, July 28th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Pool Closed for Girls Prelims

Thursday, July 29th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm
  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Friday, July 30th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm
  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm
  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Hey there, Hi there

Keeping this short this week and the main topic today is guests.

Beginning this Saturday, July 17th, we will be reverting to something similar to our pre-pandemic guest policy. What this means is that you will now be able to bring up to 5 people per family, per visit, without making a reservation. This total includes all guests in your party. So, for example if you already have 2 houseguests coming to the pool with you and you want to bring another 4, you will need to schedule that in advance.

In cases where you wish to bring a group larger than 5, from 6 up to 12, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance. We cap the total number of guests at 12. These larger group reservations are for 2 hours and we don’t double book so as not to impact the total numbers in the pool at any one time. You may only make one reservation at a time, and once you’ve used one you are then welcome to make another.

Please note if making a reservation for something like a party, the multi-purpose room upstairs will not be open this year. The BBQs and picnic tables will remain on a first come first served basis.

Now there are times when we may have member only days, and/or days when the weather might necessitate the suspension of guest privileges because of anticipated increased member pool usage. Those will be publicized in advance.

Our full guest policy can be found here.

  • Up to 5 guests – No reservation required

  • 6-12 guests – Reservation required – 2 hour limit 
     

No Surprises
There have been a couple of instances already this season where the pool has been unusually busy on certain evenings during Adult Laps. We want to let you know in advance that if this does again happen that there may be the need to reduce the number of lanes to accommodate the larger number of people at open swim. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with this effort to make the pool an enjoyable place for all.
 

Adult Meet?
I have no further information about an Adult Meet actually happening.
 

I Scream for Ice Cream
Don’t forget we have an ice cream social scheduled this Friday, July 16th. Put your favorite sweater on and come down and have an ice cream novelty from 7-9pm.

Home Meets and the Pool Schedule
We have a home meet next Thursday, July 22nd. The pool will be open only for Adult Laps from 1:15-3:15. The following week on Wednesday, July 28th we will be hosting the 13 and up Girls’ Prelim meet. The pool will be closed all day with the exception of early morning laps, aerobics, and lessons.
 

Water Polo
It’s looking like we may have enough interest in reviving our water polo program this year! Right now we have a solid contingent of 12 and 13 year-olds, but we would like to field a 15-18 team as well. 

If you are over 12 and vaccinated, please put your info on the sign-up sheet  in the pool lobby ASAP! 

The season will start the first week of August and Max Black and Ruby Brown are looking forward to bringing back the championship to WW!


See ya at the swimmin’ hole! -Raab
 


 

Thursday, July 15th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Friday, July 16th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

  • Ice Cream Social 7-9pm

 

Saturday, July 17th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

 

Sunday, July 18th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

 

Monday, July 19th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Tuesday, July 20th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Wednesday, July 21st

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

 

Thursday, July 22nd

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Adult Open Laps 1:15-3:15

  • Home Meet

Half Way – No Way!

We have survived that incredible heat wave, and it appears, for at least the time being, that our more Seattle-like summer has returned. We are about to hit the half-way point of the season and every day that goes by seems just a bit more normal than the one before. The return of guests coupled with both the diving board and basketball hoop have been welcome additions.

If you aren’t familiar with our diving rules they are posted at the pool and/or you can take a look at them here. Also, something to be aware of is that while the hoop is back it is not always available. During family swim, Monday – Friday 5:30-7:00pm we will often take the hoop out to help maintain a more quiet and calm environment for families with small children. The hoop will not be available from 8-9pm Monday-Thursday during Adult Lap Swim as there is very limited pool space during this time. Other than that, as long as the pool doesn’t get too crowded, please feel free to come in and get your game on.

Ice Cream!

Feeling a little more social? Well we’re having an ice cream social on Friday, July 16th from 7-9pm. Come on down to the pool and enjoy an ice cream novelty.

Adult Meet?!

I’ve heard through the grapevine that there may actually be an Adult Meet this year on Saturday, July 24th and that it might be at Sheridan Beach. I will certainly share more details as/if they become available.

Water Polo?

We are at the point now where we need to figure out whether or not we have enough interest/commitment to proceed with our own water polo program this season. Now water polo won’t officially start until August, but if you are 12 or over, vaccinated, and looking to play, we would like you to put your name down on the sign-up sheet in the pool lobby. The sooner the better. Those 12 and under may be able to play at View Ridge as they have offered up an invite for Wedgwood kids to play there this year, but have limited space. If we don’t have enough interest with our 12 and ups they may be potentially able to play there as well.

Guests

No change with regard to guests this week. We will continue with the following:

Currently full and senior members may bring children and grandchildren as guests. Houseguests (people staying in your home from out of town) are also permitted. We ask for all other situations that each family only bring a maximum of 2 guests per visit.

Teen Swim

On Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 7pm to close, teens may bring in up to two guests for $5 each. These guests do not count against the guest allotment.

Home Meets

We have another home meet next Tuesday, July 13th, and then another on Thursday, July 22nd. The pool will only be open for Adult Laps (6 lanes) from 1:15-3:15 on home meet days. There will not be Open Swim time during this time.

Aerobics

Aerobics has been popular this year and we are adding Tuesday and Thursday into the mix starting next week as well. The time will be the same, so Monday – Friday from 8:15-9:00am. Please note that once swim team is over in early August we will be pushing the Tuesday and Thursday classes to a later start time of 12:15pm.

We will likely continue to use the FunFangle reservation system for Aerobics for the remainder of the season as well as keeping this as a members only activity. 

  • You will need to use your same funfangle log in as you used for pool reservations back in May and early June. (if you have not made a funfangle account yet, email wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com for the sign-up link and instructions)


Friday, July 9th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Saturday, July 10th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sunday, July 11th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

Monday, July 12th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Tuesday, July 13th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Adult Open Laps 1:15-3:15

  • Home Meet

Wednesday, July 14th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Thursday, July 15th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm

Friday, July 16th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

  • Aerobics (Reservations Req) 8:15-9am

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Teen Swim 7-9pm

  • Ice Cream Social 7-9pm