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June 11th – What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello Wedgwood! 

New schedule starting this week! As I mentioned last week, we have enough staff back from college to open a little earlier during the weekdays and to stay open a little later on non-school nights. So please take a look over the schedule for this week.

Pool hours for the week:

Monday June 12th -Sunday June 18th

Monday, June 12th
6:00AM-8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30AM-1:30AM Adult lap swim
1:30PM-6:00PM Open swim

Tuesday June 13th
6:00AM-8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30AM-1:30AM Adult lap swim
1:30PM-6:00PM Open swim

Wednesday June 14th
6:00AM-8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30AM-1:30AM Adult lap swim
1:30PM-6:00PM Open swim

Thursday June 15th
6:00AM-8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30AM-1:30AM Adult lap swim
1:30PM-6:00PM Open swim

Friday June 16th
6:00AM-8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30AM-1:30AM Adult lap swim
1:30PM-8:00PM Open swim

Saturday June 17th
12:00pm-7:00pm open swim
7:00pm-9:00pm Adult party and Almost anything goes

Sunday June 18th
11:00am-12:00pm adult lap swim
12:00pm-8:00pm open swim

Swim Team Schedule: Monday- Thursday

8 and under: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
9-10’s: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
11-12’s: 7:00pm – 7:45pm
13-14’s: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
15-18’s: 8:30pm – 9:15pm

Upcoming Events:

Almost anything goes and adult party!!
June 17th 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Kids bring your floaties and enjoy the pool and adults bring your smiles and summer cheer for drinks and snacks on the top deck.

Almost anything goes rules:
Floaties of MOST kinds.
YES blow up animals, floatie mattresses, blow up boats
NO water guns
NO oars (for blow up boats)


Announcements:

There is still time to submit your art for the chance to be featured as the cover art for the 2023 directory!

Members between the ages 5‐18 are encouraged to submit art to be used for the directory cover. Those artists selected will have their entries printed on either the front or back cover of the 2023 WW Pool Membership Directory.

  • Use an 81⁄2 x 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 x 5”wide). 
  • Use black ink and white paper. 
  • Include the words: “Wedgwood Swim Pool Directory” and “2023″ in your design. 
  • Write your name and age on the back of the drawing. 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by Friday, June 15th.

Happy swimming!

Mike

See you at the Almost Anything Goes party!

What’s Happening At The Pool – June 4th

Happy June everybody! School is wrapping up for most (sorry SPS students!), college students are coming home and full on summer is right around the corner!

Pool hours for the week:

Monday June 5th-Sunday June 11th

Monday, June 5th
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
2:30PM – 3:30PM Adult lap swim
3:30PM – 6:00PM Open swim

Tuesday June 6th
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
2:30PM – 3:30PM Adult lap swim
3:30PM – 6:00PM Open swim

Wednesday June 7th
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
2:30PM – 3:30PM Adult lap swim
3:30PM – 6:00PM Open swim

Thursday June 8th
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
2:30PM – 3:30PM Adult lap swim
3:30PM – 6:00PM Open swim

Friday June 9th
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
2:30PM – 3:30PM Adult lap swim
3:30PM – 7:00PM Open swim

Saturday June 10th
11:00am – 12:00pm adult lap swim
12:00pm – 7:00pm open swim

Sunday June 11th
11:00am – 12:00pm adult lap swim
12:00pm – 7:00pm open swim

Some exciting news about pool hours:
With so many staff members already home from college we are going to be able to expand our hours starting the week of June 12th. The calendar is updated (if you want to look at them now), and I will give a day by day break down next week, but here is a quick overview.

Monday-Thursday
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30PM – 1:30PM Adult lap swim
1:30PM – 6:00PM Open swim

Friday
6:00AM – 8:00AM Early morning lap swim
12:30PM – 1:30PM Adult lap swim
1:30PM – 8:00PM Open Swim

Saturday (17th)
12:00PM – 8:00PM (no adult laps due to swim team time trials)

Sunday
11:00AM – 12:00PM Adult lap swim
12:00PM – 8:00PM Open swim

Swim Team Schedule:

8 and under: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
9-10’s: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
11-12’s: 7:00pm – 7:45pm
13-14’s: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
15-18’s: 8:30pm – 9:15pm

Upcoming Events:

Almost anything goes and adult party!!
June 17th 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Kids bring your floaties and enjoy the pool and adults bring your smiles and summer cheer for drinks and snacks on the top deck. More information to come next week!


Announcements:

Submit your art for the chance to be featured as the cover art for the 2023 directory!

Members between the ages 5‐18 are encouraged to submit art to be used for the directory cover. Those artists selected will have their entries printed on either the front or back cover of the 2022 WW Pool Membership Directory.

  • Use an 81⁄2 x 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 x 5”wide). 
  • Use black ink and white paper. 
  • Include the words: “Wedgwood Swim Pool Directory” and“2022″ in your design. 
  • Write your name and age on the back of the drawing. 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by Monday, June 15th.

Happy swimming!

Mike

Greetings from Mike Hoff, new Manager…

Hi, everyone. Mike Hoff here. I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself as the new manager. I grew up at Wedgwood and couldn’t be happier to be back working here. This is where I spent my childhood, had my first job, and made so many memories. Wedgwood is a special place to me, and I am ecstatic that I get to share it with you all.

I have some big shoes to fill with Raab stepping aside and he will be missed. Come on down to the pool and sign the thank you poster in the lobby thanking Raab for all his years as manager.

I am going to be sending out weekly updates in this format with the pool schedule, announcements, upcoming events, and miscellaneous info.


Pool hours for the week: 
Monday May 29th-Sunday June 4th

Monday, May 29th  Memorial Day
11:00am-12pm adult lap swim
12pm-7pm open swim

Tuesday, May 30th
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Wednesday, May 31st
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Thursday, June 1st.
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Friday, June 2nd
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Saturday, June 3rd
11:00am-12:00pm adult lap swim
12:00pm-7:00pm open swim

Sunday June 4th
11:00am-12:00pm adult lap swim     
12:00-7:00pm open swim

Announcements:

Upcoming lesson registration!

Group Swim Lessons: 
Member registration for Session 1 of swim lessons is this Wednesday May 31st in person at the pool from 6-7pm. If you cannot make it in person, you can also call the pool during this time (206-523-8211) or email the lesson coordinator (wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com). In order to provide priority registration for WW members, we are not able to do member registration online. 

There will be 5 sessions during the summer. Group lessons will run Monday-Thursday and sessions will be two weeks long unless otherwise indicated

· Session 1:  June 26th-29th (1 week session)
· Session 2:  July 3rd- July 13th   (no lessons monday July 4th)
· Session 3:  July 17th-27th 
· Session 4:  July 31st-August 10th
· Session 5:  August 14th-24th

* Note: Session 1 will have limited availability due to most staff being in school with Seattle Public Schools at this time. Most classes offered will be for younger levels (Preschool 1-Beginner 1). If you are hoping for a higher level during session 1, please let me know and I will take that under consideration. 

Private Lessons:
If you would like to schedule private lessons, please fill out this request form.
This form DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in private lessons, it simply collects your information to add you to our interest list. If a lifeguard has availability, they will contact you directly to schedule. 
For more details on group and private lessons, visit our lessons website: www.gomotionapp.com/wedgewoodscl
Please contact the swim lesson coordinator, Julie Lockhart, with any further questions!
Email: wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com
Phone number: (252) 628-9620

Swim Team Schedule:
8 and under: 6:00pm-6:30pm
9-10’s: 6:30pm-7:00pm
11-12’s: 7:00pm-7:45pm
13-14’s: 7:45pm-8:30pm
15-18’s: 8:30pm-9:15pm

If you have any questions for me, please get in touch by emailing me at manager@wwpool.org or stop by the office to leave me a message there. And come introduce yourself if you see me at the pool, I can’t wait to meet all of you!

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

Looking forward to a fun summer at Wedgwood,

Mike

May Update

Pool Opens Saturday, May 20
Join us from noon to 2 p.m. for complimentary hot dogs served fresh off the grill as we celebrate the start of our 60th summer season! Please note, as in years past, opening weekend is limited to pool members only — i.e., no guests.

New Member Orientation
New to the pool? Get a brief orientation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, with pool staff and board members. We’ll meet at the south side of the pool.

Your Membership Directory Listing 
Attention all full members and users: The pool directory will be going to press the first week in June. By June 1, please be sure we have your current information and directory preferences (i.e., whether you wish to have your email, telephone, etc., excluded).

To access your account, log onto the pool website at http://wwpool.org/build2014/, select the “Members Only” tab, and follow the instructions for accessing your membership data. Please send requested changes to membership@wwpool.org by June 1.

Directory Cover Artwork
Members between the ages of 5 and18 are encouraged to submit art to be used for this year’s membership directory cover. Selected artists will have their entries printed on either the front or back cover.Use an 8½” x 11” white blank sheet of paper and fold it in half the hamburger way (i.e., landscape format folded in half).Draw on one side of the paper. (The entry will be 8 ½” high x 5”wide.)Use black ink and white paper.Include the words “Wedgwood Swim Pool Directory” and “2023″ in your design.Write your name and age on the back of the drawing.Drop off your entry at the pool by Wednesday, May 31.Questions? Email us at membership@wwpool.org.

Reminder: Swim Team Kickoff and Practice Dates
The swim season kickoff meeting with the coaches will be Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Look for an invite sent separately via TeamUnify or contact swimteam@wwpool.org.

Evening practices begin Monday, May 22, for all ages. Practice times are as follows, Monday through Thursday:
         Ages 8 and under         6 – 6:30 p.m.
         9 -10                                6:30 – 7 p.m.
         11-12                               7 – 7:45 p.m.
         13 -14                              7:45 – 8:30 p.m.
         15 +                                 8:30 – 9:15 p.m.
 
Policy Change on Pool Membership Sales
If you are a full member of the pool and would like to continue to have the option of selling your pool membership with your home after Dec. 31, 2023, please submit a written and signed request to the Membership Chair through U.S. postal mail to:
         Wedgwood Pool
         Attn: Membership
         P.O. Box 15104
         Seattle, WA 98115

Requests must be received in writing through the U.S. mail no later than Dec. 31, 2023. Members new to the pool after Dec. 31, 2023, will not have the option of selling their pool membership with their homes.

Note: For the complete text of the policy, as set out in the Pool Policies, Section 6, click on the “Members Only” link at the pool’s public web site: http://wwpool.org/build2014/.
 
Gardening Tools Left at Landscaping Party
Thanks to all who came to the April 22 landscaping party. More than 50 people turned out for the Earth Day event! If you are missing a pair of handheld pruning shears with blue handles, contact Landscape Chair Stephen Ramaley at sjramaley@gmail.com.

More Pool News…

Reminder: Landscaping Party This Saturday
Join us this coming Saturday for our annual landscaping party. If you are a full-member family and want to be credited $75 for your 2024 landscaping fee, you are welcome to put in three hours of work anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will be weeding, pruning dead branches, and placing about four yards of gravel on paths.

Please bring weeding tools, hand pruners, gloves, kneeling pads, shovels, buckets, and a wheelbarrow if you have one. We ask that an adult from each family accompany minors who join us. This is a one-day-only opportunity to help keep Wedgwood Pool beautiful, participate in Earth Day, and save $75!

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Swim Team
Swim Team Registration is open until May 1. If you can’t log in or don’t have an account set up, please send a request to swimteam@wwpool.org.

We will have a “New to Swim Team” Informational Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. All Team Unify account members will be notified, and you can always request information or an invitation from swimteam@wwpool.org.

The swim season kickoff meeting with the coaches will be on Thursday, May 18, at
7 p.m. Look for an invite coming separately via Team Unify.

The deadline for ordering team gear from the swim gear store is May 18. Try-on day at the pool will be Tuesday, May 16.

Evening practices begin Monday, May 22, for all ages. Practice times are as follows, Monday through Thursday:
                 Ages 8 and under         6 – 6:30 p.m.
                 9 -10                              6:30 – 7 p.m.
                 11-12                              7 – 7:45 p.m.
                 13 -14                             7:45 – 8:30 p.m.
                 15 +                                8:30 – 9:15 p.m.

Our 60th Season: Pool Opens May 20
Don’t forget to mark your calendar: Our pool opens for its 60th season on Saturday,
May 20. Join us from noon to 2 p.m. for complimentary hot dogs served fresh off the grill. Please note, as in years past, opening day will be limited to pool members —
i.e., no guests.

Pool News…

Mark Your Calendar: Landscaping Party, April 22
This year’s landscaping party will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We require three hours of work per full-member family; and, in return, participating families will not be billed the $75 landscape fee for 2024.

Please bring weeding tools, hand pruners, gloves, kneeling pads, shovels, buckets, and a wheelbarrow if you have one. We will be weeding, pruning dead branches, and placing about four yards of gravel on the north and south paths. We ask that an adult from each family accompany minors who join us.

This is a one-day-only opportunity to help keep Wedgwood Pool beautiful, participate in Earth Day, and save $75! Questions? Contact Landscaping Chair Stephen Ramaley at sjramaley@gmail.com.

Swim Team Sign Up
Registration for Swim Team opens Saturday, April 1. To sign up, log into your TeamUnify account. If you don’t have an account or need help, please send a request to swimteam@wwpool.org.

Swim team fees are $200 per child this year. If these fees are a challenge for your family or if you have any questions about fees, please contact swimteam@wwpool.org.

We are expecting a back-to-normal season, as we had last year, with eight swim meets including our community favorite, Wedg vs. Wood. Evening practices will begin mid-May (tentatively May 22) and transition to morning practices in early July once the Seattle Public School year wraps up.

A “New to Swim Team” informational meeting will be held via Zoom in late April (date TBD). All TeamUnify account members will be notified, and you can always request information or an invitation from swimteam@wwpool.org.

Wedgwood Gear for Swim Team and Pool Members
We are partnering with a new vendor this year for non-swim gear, such as hoodies, sweatpants, shirts, and hats. There are no ordering deadlines, and the store is available year-round! You can find the Cloud 9 Spirit store here. Please note there are two different logos for swim team and pool members — make sure you select your preferred logo as shown in the product image.

As for swim gear, we will be working with D&J Sports as we did last year and will offer an opportunity to try-on suits at the pool in May (date TBD, dependent on ordering timelines for swim meets).

Finance Committee Volunteer Opportunity
If you are interested in a volunteer role at Wedgwood Pool that does not require a major time commitment, please consider serving on the Finance Committee. The commitment involves two or three meetings during the year to update the pool’s 10-year operating projection, draft an annual budget for membership approval, and review the pool’s insurance policies and coverages.

The committee is appointed by the board in April and comprises at least four members, including the pool board president and the treasurer as committee chair. If you are interested, please contact Treasurer Alex Lee at alexgetsemail@yahoo.com or President Tony Neupert at ajneupert@msn.com by Friday, April 14. Financial or other business experience would be very helpful.

(Note: For a complete description of Finance Committee duties, as set out in the Pool Bylaws, Section 4.3, click on the “Members Only” link at the pool’s public web site: http://wwpool.org/build2014/.)

Pool Opens May 20
It’s official! The 2023 season begins Saturday, May 20. Join us from noon to 2 p.m. for complimentary hot dogs served fresh off the grill as we celebrate the start of another great summer season! Please note, as in years past, opening day will be limited to pool members — i.e., no guests.

The last week of the 2022 season…

With less than a week to go there’s still a little bit of time for you to get down and enjoy the pool. We will be open daily until 9pm right up through the last day, which if you haven’t heard by now is this coming Sunday, August 28th.

There will be a lost and found auction on Saturday the 27th starting at 3pm. There isn’t a whole lot in the lost and found so this auction will likely be over pretty quickly.

We’ll have some end of season games on Sunday the 28th. They won’t quite be of the caliber that we typically do on Labor Day, but they should nevertheless be fun. Games should start around 2:30.

Finally, please note that this coming weekend will be for members only, no guests on both Saturday and Sunday, so please plan accordingly.


 


Mon, Aug 22nd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Tue, Aug 23rd
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Wed, Aug 24th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Thur, Aug 25th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Fri, Aug 26th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sat, Aug 27th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Lost and Found Auction 3-4pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sun, Aug 28th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Games start about 2:30pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm
LAST DAY OF THE SEASON

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

Slip Sliding Away

We are less than two weeks away before the pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 28th. Come on down and enjoy the pool while you can!

There are a few things I need to touch base on this week. The first being glass containers. Of late there has been a marked increase in the number of glass bottles in our recycling bins. While we do appreciate the effort to recycle, I cannot stress enough that glass containers at this pool, or any pool, is a recipe for bad things to happen. Case and point, two weeks ago someone dropped a glass mason jar on the pool deck at Sand Point, the glass shattered on the deck with some of it going into the pool. The Sand Point pool was closed for over a week to remedy the situation. While this is certainly an extreme example, we’ve had past issues here at Wedgwood as well. So please remember glass is not allowed at the Wedgwood Swim Club and ceramic mugs should be left at home as well.

In addition to the glass we have been finding in our recycle bins, we have also started to notice a recent uptick in alcohol containers as well. While I do understand the desire to have a beverage at the pool on a hot day, remember to keep it non-alcoholic, and in a can! Alcohol is not permitted at the pool other than during board sponsored events.

Finally we need to revisit our Double Diaper Policy. Now it must have been about 5 or 6 years ago that we had one heck of a poopy summer. Many of you will recall the almost daily pool closures during that time. It was because of this ongoing problem that we developed our Double Diaper Policy. The policy has been a resounding success, and since implemented, we’ve made it through entire seasons without a single incident. We have noticed however that it’s time for a reminder. If you are bringing a child that is not potty trained into the pool please familiarize yourself with this policy. Also remember to remind any and all guests that you bring as well. Thank you!

Fun Float Friday!
Grab your floaties…
This coming Friday we will be having our last Fun Float of the season 7-9pm.


Mon, Aug 15th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Tue, Aug 16th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Wed, Aug 17th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Thur, Aug 18th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm

Fri, Aug 19th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-7pm
Fun Float 7-9pm (no lap lanes during this time)
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sat, Aug 20th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

Sun, Aug 21st
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

POOL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON on AUG 28th for major renovation project.

The last weekend, Aug 27th and 28th, will be a member only weekend.

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

Schedule Change, Reminders, and an Update

SCHEDULE CHANGE
Please note that the pool was previously scheduled to close at 5:30pm for water polo matches on Thursday the 11th, however because both Wedgwood, and our opponent Aqua Club have small teams, there won’t be as many matches so less pool time will be needed. The revised closing time on Thursday will now be 7pm with matches starting at 7:15.

Please also remember that the pool will also be closing early for the Watershow at 7pm on both Friday the 12th, for rehearsal, and on Saturday the 13th for the big show. We expect the Watershow to actually begin about 8:30pm on the 13th.

MEMBER LESSON REGISTRATION
Our last session of lessons for the summer is Session 5 (August 15th-25th)!
Members Register: Wednesday, August 10th. In person registration from 10-11am, register by phone from 11am-12pm.
To register, go to: www.gomotionapp.com/wedgewoodscl

WEEKDAY EVENING LAPS
Attendance at weekday evening laps has been up and down of late, and somewhat unpredictable. Some evenings we have as few as 3 people show up, and other nights up to 10. In an effort to accommodate both lap swimmers as well as those that would like to utilize some of the space in the deep end for other things, I took the initiative to reduce the number of lanes on these evenings from 6 to 3. To be honest this hasn’t seemed to work out very well. Moving forward we will plan on putting 6 lanes in for evening laps, but please note that one or more of the lanes may be removed depending on the number of attendees. I would also ask so that all types of users have some deep end pool space so that when 6 lanes are in, lane 6 be used for those who don’t necessarily want to swim laps. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.


Wed, Aug 10th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-9pm
Family Swim 5:30-7pm
Adult Laps 8-9pm (See note above on lanes)

Thur, Aug 11th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 12:05-:12:50pm

Open Swim 1-7pm
Water Polo Matches 6 -10pm

Fri, Aug 12th
Early Morning Lap Swim 6-8am
Aerobics 8-8:45am
Open Swim 1-7pm
Watershow Rehersal 7:30pm

Sat, Aug 13th
Adult Lap Swim 11am – Noon
Open Swim 12–7pm
Watershow @ Dusk approx 8:30pm

Sun, Aug 14th
Adult Laps 11am–12pm
Open Swim 12–9pm
Teen Swim 7-9pm

POOL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON on AUG 28th

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.