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Celebrate the end of swim season and kick off the Olympics like a champion! Kids ages 7-15 can join us at the Old Farm Pool for a swim and run aquathlon event! See just how fast you can swim and run – and everyone gets a finisher’s ribbon!
- July 28th – arrive at 8am for final registration payment, documents, and body marking. NOTE: A parent must be present for registration.
- $15 for OFP members
- $20 for non-members and guests
Email the following information by 7/25 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Child’s full name
- A good estimate of their 100yd swim time.
Parents should be available to volunteer where needed. Donations of water bottles or goodie bag items are welcome.
Direct any questions to email@example.com
The pool will be closing early (5pm) on Tuesday so we can prepare for the Kids’ Luau. Thanks for your understanding
Due to yesterday evening’s storm, we needed to postpone this fun event. But fret not. It’s on for tonight!
PLEASE RSVP again so we can plan for food and activities. We know that, unfortunately, there will be people who can’t make it. Hopefully, most still can or can at least join us for the evening activities if you can no longer spend the night. Maybe we will even have a few people join who couldn’t make it last night. Either way, please Tammi know if your kiddo can make it: firstname.lastname@example.org. If anything changes: like a chaperone can’t come or now can come, if you have to leave early or can now spend the night etc, please make sure to include that info in your RSVP. Sorry for the inconvenience. We want to make this a fun and safe event!
Tomorrow is the night! The kids get to have a great party at the pool. Parents are certainly welcomed too (no charge of course for the adults). Here are the details:
- Tuesday July 17th – 6-9pm
- $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Price includes 2 slice pizza drink and a shaved ice
Hopefully we have all power back now and the extreme heat from last week has left us for a while. I want to thank all of our members for the true sense of community shown by all last week as many of us dealt with not only no power at our homes, but welcoming our friends and neighbors from the community and TildenWood who also suffered thru the heat.
I received several very nice messages from our neighbors that I would like to share with everyone. Although they are addressed to me, they apply to all Old Farm Swim Club members:
I totally agree about the “neighborhood gems”… Old Farm opened their doors to us for a week for practices and our entire membership! It was a pleasure to celebrate the 4th of July in the neighborhood. And Twin Falls opened their pool to us last weekend so we could swim a “home” meet against Stonegate. And Woodley Gardens hosted our “home” B meet last week. Thanks to all who opened your gates and were good neighbors!
Barb Ship, Tilden Woods
On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Pat OConnor <email@example.com> wrote:
You guys are awesome – to offer your pool to other neighborhoods,
during a heat wave and celebration activities is truly remarkable, and
is a tribute to you and your Board.
We, at Regency Estates, were invited with Shady Grove, to use
Hallowell for the A meet tonight (Monday).
Our “private clubs” are really not – they are neighborhood gems, and
truly do serve the community.
Dear Bruce-- Thanks so much to you and the Old Farm community
for opening your pool to Tilden Woods members during the last week.
You and your membership could not have been more welcoming and
generous. Having a place for my kids to hang out and see friends
while our power was out was a great help and eased a lot
of strain. Seeing friends from both pools at the July 4
party made what could have been a miserable day a lot of fun.
We're very glad to be part of the Old Farm/Tilden Woods
community. Again, many thanks. Hope the rest of your
summer is a good one for you and your pool!
Beth Blake Mike Lebrun
Old Farm Pool has once again proven itself to be a true community
pool and I want to thank everyone!
This Saturday July 14th is our annual Adult Luau at the pool. If you haven’t been before, this is the “must go to” adult event of the summer. Activities include:
- Diving competition
- Kayak races
- Beer pong
- Corn hole
Food by Urban BBQ and of course, the margarita machine will be there too.
- $28 in advance
- $30 at the door
July 4th is always a lot of fun at the pool. And today will be no exception. Festivities begin this morning at 8:30am. Here is the list of today’s activities:
July 4th Activities:
Old Farm Parents / Coaches / Swimmers / Divers Relays
When: 8:30am at the pool
Details: Now is your chance to show your kid you can race across the pool, too! Don’t stay in your hot house with no power. Cool off this morning with some fun.
When: Signups at 9:30am at Farmland Elementary School; Parade begins at 10am
Details: The parade will be led by our friendly neighborhood Rockville Fire Department in their truck! During the parade we hold our bike and stroller (or any other mode of tranportation ) and pets decorating contest with judges along the route.
Live Band: Throwing Wrenches!
Details: Our very own Nick Morper and his band will be performing a set on the deck of the pool. Nick (a swim and dive team member) and his band, Throwing Wrenches, just performed this past weekend at a Battle of the Bands at the 9:30 Club. Come down and check them out!
Kids Games, Project Tables
When: Ongoing throughout the day
Details: We will have several tables setup with various kid friendly activities and contest. Assume there will be some whipped cream involved at some point 🙂
Watermelon Relay, Adults vs Guards Watermelon Water Polo
When: early afternoon
Details: Who knew watermelons could be so useful? Taste great and with a generous lathering of Vaseline, make for a great competition tool.
The pool will be closed no later than 5pm today to prepare for this afternoon’s swim meet, rescheduled as a result of Friday’s storm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for you.
As usual, we are asking for voluntary sponsorships of $20 from families, who will then receive a “flag ” along the route of the parade. This sponsorship money helps us to keep providing fun activities for our members as well as important upkeep for our community pool! So please, if your family would like to sponsor a flag please get your check (payable to Old Farm Pool) to the guard shack by 5pm today! You can leave your donation in an envelope marked with “July 4th” – with your name (as you’d like it to read ) on the envelope. If you cannot make it to the pool by 5pm today, please contact Debbie Labonski by 5pm and she can make appropriate accommodations with you.
We love being able to keep improving and giving our members what they like in a neighborhood pool. BTW: the kids get a big kick out of seeing their family’s name in big print along the route. Believe me, I only made that mistake the first year I was here! Try explaining to YOUR kids why his family is the only one not listed! If your family are not yet members of our pool, you are so welcome, and please also consider a donation; this helps in our endeavor to provide this service to the whole community every July 4th , and we would be proud to hang your names as donors as well!
We need help with the Parade, Concessions, Crafts, Games and more. Please check out the following volunteer opportunities and help where you can:
Please help is make this day a success for all our young ones by helping the day run smoothly. We have all sorts of positions available, from judges to grillers to manicurists! Be part of the fun by volunteering. Also, ensure yourself a lounge chair by signing up! All volunteers for the day will be guaranteed a chair to sit in!