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Mid-June 2016 Update

Jun 12, 2016   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Hello Old Farm Members,

We’re off to a great start to the 2016 season. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide a few reminders about our rules:

No Glass Containers.
Please transfer all liquids to plastic or aluminum containers. This is a Montgomery County regulation that we must enforce, or else we can be shut down by the County.

Increased Supervision of Water Guns.
We’ve seen increased use of water guns, and a corresponding need for our lifeguards to intervene when they are used. We ask parents to closely monitor your child’s use of water guns and to consider whether your child is responsible enough to use a water gun. Water guns should only be used within the pool, and not on the deck or between the deck and the pool. Lifeguards have discretion to confiscate water guns (or any other pool toys) if they are being used to the detriment of other members or during crowded times. Based on feedback we are receiving from the lifeguards, we may have to ban water guns if they continue to be a problem, so kindly help us keep water gun use well controlled.

Age Limit on Shuffleboard and Cornhole Equipment.
We’d like for all members and guests to be able to enjoy the amenities at the club. However, we have found that some of our youngest members have found alternative ways to enjoy our shuffleboard and cornhole equipment. Unfortunately, this has resulted in us having to completely replace the gear. As such, the Board has decided to implement an age limit on the use of shuffleboard and cornhole equipment; starting now, the equipment cannot be checked out by children younger than 13 years old. Kids under 13 years of age can still play, but we now require an adult to check out the equipment and to be present at all times. Thanks for your understanding.

In other news, masters swimming and water aerobics are just starting, so please see our website for more details if you are interested in these programs.

This Friday, we’re having another Food Truck Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm. Pizza Brama will be at the pool serving pizza, roasted appetizers, salads, and desserts from their wood-fired oven. Please see their menu here: www.pizzabrama.com.

See you at the pool!

John Hudalla

It’s Almost Opening Day!

Hello Old Farm Members,

We’ll be opening for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 28 at noon. Our operating hours can be found here. We are excited to introduce our new pool water heaters on that day. Considering our recent weather, the heaters will be a very welcome addition to the Club.

If you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2016, please do so now. Information on renewing your membership can be found here. You can also contact our membership chairs with questions at membership@oldfarmpool.org. We will again be using our electronic scan entry system at the front desk this year. If you need a new membership card, please ask the front desk attendant when you come to the Club. New members can likewise pick up their membership cards from the front desk.

Swim team practice begins on Tuesday, May 31, and dive team practice beings on Wednesday, June 1. If you haven’t signed your children up for these great summer activities, you can find information on swim team here and on dive team here.

The Swim Team will be conducting assessments on all swimmers interested in the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs prior to registration. Assessment sessions will be held June 6th-9th at either 4:45 pm or 5:45 pm. Please see the information here on how to sign up an an assessment.

The Dive Team is excited to have our own Jackie Jacobson as coach this year. We are also proud to announce that diving champion Kevin Burke will be conducing dive clinics for our team (included in your dive team registration fee) on 5 Saturdays throughout the season. We can’t wait to see him perform. More information can be found here.

Due to the recent weather, the upgrade to our paddle tennis courts has been at a standstill. With a little luck from Mother Nature, we are hoping that work will resume this week.

The Board of Directors has been working hard to ensure that 2016 is another great year at Old Farm. We look forward to seeing you starting Saturday!


John Hudalla
Old Farm Swim & Paddle Tennis Club

P.S. Check our website soon for updates on masters swimming, water aerobics, and triathlon training for adults and kids.

Dive clinics on Saturdays beginning June 4th with ACC diving champion Kevin Burke!

May 22, 2016   //   by Dive Team   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We are very happy to announce all members of the Old Farm Dive Team have the opportunity to be trained by ACC diving champion Kevin Burke! Kevin still holds three of the University of Maryland’s four diving records. And did we mention at one time, he held every MCDL boys record too? He’s a member of the US Junior National Team and has competed in the Junior Pan American Games. Yeah, he’s a stud.

These clinics will take place over five Saturdays during the season and are included in your child’s registration fee. So if you (OK your child) wasn’t too sure if they wanted to dive this year, well there is no excuse not to now. This is a fantastic opportunity for new and seasoned divers alike!

This Saturday: Rockin’ 2016 Kickoff at the Old Farm Pool

May 14, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We’re starting off the season with the amps turned up to 11. OK, not really 11 but you get the idea. We are thrilled to have an absolutely amazing local band, Driven To Clarity helping us get things moving in the right direction. May 21st is the day and all adults (members and non-members) are welcomed. This will be our first event of the season. You can expect to see all your friends coming out from their winter hibernation for this event and dancing to the blues and alt-rock music of DTC. This one will sell out, so get your tickets now. Oh, and be sure and RSVP on our Facebook event too!

Swim & Dive Team Preseason Fundraiser at Gilly’s May 18th!

May 14, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

A night out at Gilly’s for a good cause – CRAFT BEER!!! Gilly’s will be donating 10% of their sales to our Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams between 5-10pm.  If you haven’t been to Gilly’s before, they are located at the corner of Twinbrook and Chapman Ave. (next to Urban BBQ).  They have a huge deli (so come hungry) and 19 craft beers on tap (and come thirsty)!  They also carry one of the biggest selections of craft beer in the Rockville area, a perfect opportunity to stock up for our Memorial Day Pool Opening and our Friday Happy Hours!

Hey kids! Do you love to swim, bike and run?

May 7, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Does your kid love to swim, bike or run? Join the F2BK Multisport Club for youth (7-12) and junior  (13-17) athletes this summer!  Most trainings take place at the Old Farm Pool and local trails.

Kids will develop proper technique and skills in swimming, biking and running!  They will build endurance, work on speed, learn to strength train properly and discover the importance of healthy nutrition to fuel their bodies.  In addition, athletes can prepare and participate in a fun event whether it is a splash & dash, triathlon, 5K or cycle event!  There are several local events they can participate in!

Come when you can!  Join the club for one low price and come any time all summer long!  Going to camp or traveling?  No problem!
Our trainings start June 3 and run through August. 

Be part of the F2BK Multipsort Club and discover the sports that last a lifetime!

Wine and Cheese Party This Saturday June 11th

May 3, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We are so excited to bring you another Wine and Cheese Night at Old Farm Pool. This always proves to be one of our biggest parties of the year and we are sure this one will not disappoint. Tickets include wine & beer tastings with plenty of cheese and savory treats.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Price will go up to $25 after June 11th.

Take a moment and like our Facebook page. It will really help us plan enough food and drink. Hope you can join us.  All neighbors and nonmembers are welcome. (adults only).

Masters Swim: June 13 through August 12

May 3, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics, News  //  No Comments

Tollefson Swimming is proud to offer Masters Swimming again this year at the Old Farm Pool.  Swimmers will swim between 1500 and 3500 meters during each ninety-minute workout.  Freestyle will be the primary stroke for conditioning; however, we will sometimes swim all four competitive strokes.

The Masters Program begins Monday, June 13 with 90-minute practices every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 5:45am to 7:15am and ends Friday, August 12.  The fee for Old Farm members is $165; for non-Old Farm members $195. Please make check payable to Tollefson Swimming.

More Information Contact Cindy Zelaya: specialprograms@oldfarmpool.org

Swim and Dive Team Registration May 5th

Apr 26, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Registration Night: Thursday, May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES

Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends.  Register for swim/dive teams, and get fitted for and order your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Once again, our suit will be the TYR Phoenix in Navy/Red/White available in both thick and thin straps.  Check it out at http://www.tyr.com/shop/women-s-phoenix-splice-diamondfit-swimsuit.html

Learn more about the Old Farm Pool swim team and the Old Farm Pool dive team.