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Reminder: 2015 Swim and Dive Team Registration Night This Thursday

May 11, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Registration Night: Thursday, May 14th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES

Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends.  Dive Team New and Old, Come meet the 2015 Dive Coach Jessie Gendelman (returning OF Diver!), see your OFDT friends. Register for swim/dive teams, and buy your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Have your kids try them on at registration night to make sure they fit.  Our new suit will be the TYR Phoenix in Navy/Red/White available in both thick and thin straps.


Link: Map to Farmland Elementary School

Montgomery Diving Classes Now Available!

Mar 24, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Spring is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming summer diving season! Let the professionals at Montgomery Dive Club help you to get ready for your best summer of diving ever. Coaches Nikki Glazer, Katie Routh and Chloe Kim are bringing fresh excitement and diving expertise to our Human Springs classes this session at Germantown Indoor Swim Center.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes available.

Download the flyer to learn more.

Dive Team Update!

Jun 2, 2014   //   by President   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We are up to 20 divers, once all arrive. Our first meet is on June 15th! Yes, Father’s Day. It seems to be a dive league tradition to have a meet on this day. In anticipation, our parents need to be prepared to help with table work(3-4), judging (2), referee-ing(1) and concessions. This is a copy of what the league sent me:

Our first judges/refs clinic will be at the Ashton Pool on Sunday, June 8th at 10 am (conveniently located and timed to precede the Ashton Rookie Invitational!) Doug Beavers will run the judging portion and our Rules Committee will run the referee certification portion of the clinic. Please check the website to see whether your veteran judges/refs have current certifications (must have taken a clinic in Summer 2012 or later) and ENCOURAGE LOTS OF NEW PARENTS TO ATTEND. Also, please encourage all your referees to attend a clinic, even if they’re currently certified. Our Rules Committee is bulking up the referee test to better educate our referees and referees will the opportunity to learn more about our new line up rule, which we’re introducing for the summer.

For judges/referees who cannot make the Sunday clinic, we will have three additional clinics: Tuesday June 10 (6:30 pm) at Potomac Woods; Friday June 13th (6:30 pm) at Rock Creek; and Thursday June 19th (6:30 p.m.) at East Gate.

I am attending the June 8th judging clinic if anyone wants to carpool.
Connie Jacobson
301-257-5728 cell

Dive Team News!

May 18, 2014   //   by President   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Divers: There is a new dive designation this year. Those divers that do not press the board or do a hurdle in the front or back dive will be doing what is now called a Line Up.
The DD for this is .8 (the same for front, less for back)

NEW FOR 2014:

  • For all age groups, divers may substitute 001 (forward lineup, d.d. 0.8) for 101.
  • For all age groups, divers may substitute 002 (back lineup, d.d. 0.8) for 201
  • Judges and Reps are being instructed to be patient with the new terminology with the (young) divers as it may seem confusing.

Dive Practice begins NEXT TUESDAY May 27 at 5pm. Bring an extra towel to stay warm!

Go Eagles!

2014 Activities: Pool Calendar Updated

Apr 27, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Update: On Sunday, April 27th we had to make an update to our calendar system on the website. As a result, if you had previously subscribed to any of our calendars, we need you to resubscribe as the addresses changed. The correct links are at the bottom of this post. Sorry about the hassle!

We’ve been busy getting all of the activities planned for this season posted to the Old Farm Pool website as well as our Facebook page. Now for your planning pleasure, all of our social activities, swim team and dive team events are posted.

And for those of you that would like to easily keep track of these events in your own calendar, here are some handy links below. Just click on any of these links and they will be automagically added to your calendar.

Register Now! Swimming Lessons at Old Farm Pool

Apr 19, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Old Farm Youth Lessons Program: (Beginner Swimmers)

A daily group lessons program offered to Old Farm’s youngest swimmers. In order to participate, swimmers must be toilet trained and willing to get into the shallow area of the pool. FINS coaches will work with swimmers in a group setting (between 3 and 6 swimmers) to further swimmers’ comfort level in and around the water, while learning the basic components to a successful freestyle. The program will run for 6 weeks and offer practice from 10:30am to 11am from Monday through Friday. Every week will start a new session. We must have interest from at least 3 swimmers per session during the registration period in order to offer the program on that week.

  • When: Monday – Friday 11:00am to 11:30am (daily – 30 Minute Sessions)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Dates: 6/16 , 6/23 , 6/30 , 7/7 , 7/14 , 7/21
  • Ages: 3 – 7 (Beginner Swimmers)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $75 per weekly session
  • Signup now

General Lessons Program – Private & Group: (All Ages)

From Monday through Friday all summer long our FINS coaches will be available for private and small group lessons to swimmers of every age and ability. Our coaching team will have a great deal of flexibility in the summertime, and whether you just want to fix that flip-turn, or learn how to swim , our lessons team will be excited to help. You can sign up for private lessons all summer long, or just once every now and again, it’s up to you! We will also be able to take on any group lessons requests that you might have, should you be interested in having your swimmer and his/her friends practice together with a FINS/OF coach.

  • When: Monday – Friday (Available at most hours) – All Summer Long (June – August)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: All Ages 2& up
  • Cost: Will vary based on coach
  • Signup now

FINS Summer Nights: (Ages 6 – 14)

A twice a week stroke development program that will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings and will be available to any and all swimmers, ages 6 to 14, so long as the swimmer can complete one length of the pool. This program will be an extension of our year-round program and will continue to teach all aspects of every stroke, along with complementary technical skills like starts, turns, streamlines, etc. Old Farm members may sign up for 2 week periods.

  • When: Monday & Thursday Evenings – 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Date: Monday, June 2nd
  • End Date: Thursday, July 24th
  • Ages: 6 – 14
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – Full Program: $230 (8 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – 2 Week Session: $70 (2 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Sign up now

FINS Elite: (Ages 10&up)

On Tuesday evenings, we will invite some of our most accomplished FINS coaches to run specialized 90 minute clinics which will cover all the different strokes and disciplines of our sport with great detail. Swimmers will watch and be talked through different drills and demonstrations and then have an opportunity to receive hands-on feedback as they try the drills and skills themselves. Our FINS coaches will include an NCAA National Champion, a Pan-American Gold Medalist, Big-East & ACC champions, as well several other local MCSL and High School swimming legends! We’ve found these clinics to be a wonderful learning tool for those FINS swimmers who are looking to better understand the higher levels of our sport.

  • When: Tuesday Nights (throughout June & July)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $40 per clinic
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: Ages 10& up
  • Sign up now

Dive Team News

Apr 6, 2014   //   by President   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments
Old Farm Eagle Divers:  These classes are available now and fill up quickly.  If you are interested in preparing for the season, these sessions are close, and very good.  Several divers from our team have enjoyed them– especially the Dry Session!
MDC In-Water Classes – Perfect for Summer League Divers
Available times and days at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville:
  •  Monday 5 – 6:30 pm
  •  Monday 6:30 – 8 pm
  •  Wednesday 6:30 – 8 pm
  •  Friday 6:30 – 8 pm
Available times and days at Germantown
  • Monday through Friday 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Monday through Friday 5:30 – 7 pm
Available times at Olney Swim Center
  •  Monday 5:45 – 7:15
  •  Wednesday 5:45 – 7:15
Session duration: Now through June 15
Cost for one class per week = $260 per session
Register in person at the front desk of the facility the day of your class
MDC Dryland Diving Classes – Learn new dives safely and quickly
MDC offers one-hour classes in our Dryland Training Center. The Center is located less than 50 yards from the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville. These classes are an outstanding way to quickly improve your take-off, somersaulting and twisting skills. Use trampoline, ropes and dry boards to learn quickly and effectively. Plus it’s great fun! The dryland classes are also a perfect way to gain the skills and confidence for new dives like inward dive, reverse dive, and front 1 1/2. 
Available times and days: 
  •  Monday: 6:45 – 7:45
  •  Thursday 6-7 and 7-8 pm
  •  Friday 4-5 pm
Session duration: Now through June 15
Cost for one class per week = $200 per session

Swim and Dive Teams Registration Night May 1st

Mar 12, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Mark your calendars for Swim and Dive registration night:

  • When: Thursday May 1, 2014
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
  • Where: Farmland Elementary School All-Purpose Room (cafeteria)

Aardvark Swim and Sport will have suits on hand for purchase.  Same exact swimsuit as last year (TYR Asteroid navy/red). Swim Team Head Coach Ali Benjamin and FINS Program Director Nick Kaufman will be present to answer questions.

We will also have 2014 pool membership registration available the same evening.

Old Farm Pool Looking for a Dive Coach for 2014 Season

Mar 12, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

As it turn out, your Dive Team is searching for a new head coach!  We are looking far and wide and then thought to ask right here– from our fabulous members!  Yes, it is true, Andrew Yanovski will not be returning this year – opting instead to work on something more related to his future career… Our loss!

If you know of someone that would be a good fit for our very great Dive Team, please forward any information to Connie Jacobson at conniej23@yahoo.com

Think Spring!