Hello July!

From the Manager
A huge thank you to all of the Wedgwood community! Your continued patience has been very appreciated. The state department of health has now lifted most of the restrictions for water recreation facilities! Our plan is to try to balance these new reopening guidelines while continuing to keep everyone as safe as possible and providing as much access as possible to our pool members.

Capacity
We are going to proceed in steps just as we have been, first we are starting by raising both of our in the water and on the deck capacities back to pre-pandemic levels. It would now take an extremely rare combination of events to reach a capacity where we would have to turn people away, or ask people to get out of the pool. 

Guests
In an effort to mitigate the anticipated increase in demand and continue with keeping safety at the forefront, we will slowly ramp up guest access to the pool in phases. 

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. Beginning on Friday, July 2nd we will expand guest access allowing each family to bring a maximum of 2 guests per visit. Once we see how this goes we will revisit and determine when the number of guests per visit may be increased further.

One thing to be aware of is that if we do end up having unusually hot weather return, 90+ degrees, we may institute a temporary no guests period for a day or two just as we have done in prior years when this sort of situation has occurred.
 

Masking
The state has released new guidance on mask wearing and because the pool is an area where children are present or expected to be present, we will continue to ask the following

·    Regardless of your current vaccination status everyone should continue to wear a mask while inside the building

·    Individuals over the age of 5 not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask throughout the facility both indoors as well as outdoors, except when in the pool and/or shower, or eating.

We will continue to monitor state and local governing agencies and will update our policy to reflect any future changes. The most current masking guidelines can be found here. 
 

Distancing
Increasing capacity at the pool will undoubtedly mean more people, and that will sometimes mean less space between individuals. We do ask that you be mindful of your physical proximity to others while in the facility. Not everyone is at the same comfort level with being close to each other, so we will rely on you to help keep the swimming experience as enjoyable as possible for everyone.

If you are looking for times where there are typically less people, we recommend coming during Family Swim, weekdays from 5:30-7pm, Open Swim weekdays between 1:15-3:15pm, or on weekends either during Open Swim for either the first or last hour. You certainly may continue to call the pool before you come as well just to check. The number again is 206-523-8211.
 

Home Meets
Just a reminder that we host our first home meet this coming Thursday, July 1st and then our second one next Tuesday. 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.

Swim Lessons Update
Member registration for session 2 of lessons will be on Tuesday, July 6th at 9:45am. We will begin passing out numbers at 9:15am. If you are not able to make it for in-person registration or have any questions about registration, email Julie at: wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com
We have made a few changes to lessons for session 2. We are able to offer preschool 1 and preschool 2 classes! We have also adjusted the lesson times slightly to allow for 4 class times instead of 3. The updated swim class times are: 10:50-11:20am, 11:20-11:50am, 12:00-12:30pm, 12:30-1:00pm. 

Aerobics
Because of the area of the pool available during aerobics, we will continue to use the FunFangle reservation system. Additionally, for the time being, we will only be allowing members to participate. We will be evaluating the usage and numbers of participants and will add additional spaces if possible.

  • Cost: $5.00 per class. 

    • You will pay when you make a reservation on funfangle. 

    • We are not doing summer passes this year

  • Reservations: You will need to make a reservation through funfangle for water aerobics.

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

    • Reservations for the first week of water aerobics will be available on Saturday, June 26th at 10:00am

    • Once reservations are live, you will be able to see reservations 7 days in advance

  • Rolling reservations: We will be using rolling reservations for water aerobics. 

    • This means that you can always have 1 water aerobics reservation at a time. Once you have used a reservation, then you can sign up for another.

    •  For example, if you have a reservation for Monday water aerobics, then Monday at 9:01am you could sign up for another class. 

  • “Day of” reservations: The limits on reservations will be lifted 12 hours prior to the class.

    • For example, at 8:15pm on a sunday you could sign up for monday’s class, even if you already have a reservation for wednesday. 

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not already have a reservation made, when you sign up for a “day of” reservation, that will count as your 1 reservation. You will not be able to make another reservation until the class you reserved is over. 

  • Cancellations: You can cancel your water aerobics reservation through funfangle

    • You will be refunded for the class when you cancel

    • Please CANCEL if you cannot attend a class, even if it is a last minute change, as this will allow someone to take your spot!

  • Questions or issues with funfangle: Contact Julie Lockhart wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com

It’s time to enjoy the rest of this summer, let’s just hope it will be a little cooler from here on out.
 

— Raab

 


Thursday, July 1st

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Adult Laps 1:15-3:15pm
  • No Open Swim
  • Home Meet

Friday, July 2nd

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am

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

  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 3rd

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-9pm

Sunday, July 4th

  • Adult Laps 11am-12pm

  • Open Swim 12:15-7pm (Pool Closing Early)

Monday, July 5th

  • 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 6th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Member Lesson Registration for Session 2 @ 9:15am
  • Adult Laps 1:15-3:15pm
  • No Open Swim
  • Home Meet

Wednesday, July 7th

  • 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 8th

  • Early Morning Lap Swim 6-7am
  • Open Swim 1:15-9pm

  • Family Swim 5:30-7pm

  • Adult Open Laps 8-9pm
     

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