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April 2016 Update

Apr 24, 2016   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments
Hello Old Farm Members,

As the weather has gotten nicer and we approach opening day, the board has been busy preparing for the 2016 season.  Here are a few points of interest:

 

Early Bird Season Ends Saturday, April 30

Please get your dues payments in as soon as possible to take advantage of early bird rates.  If you have membership questions, please e-mail our membership volunteers at membership@oldfarmpool.org.

 

Membership Cards for Front Desk Check-In

As you know, we began using a barcode-scan entry system last year.  Your barcode cards from last year may be used again this year (and for years to come).  Nevertheless, some of you reported that the barcodes on the key tags have worn off and are unusable.  If you have experienced this problem, please see the front desk staff to obtain a new card.  New members may also obtain their membership cards from the front desk staff.

 

Update on Improvements

Installation on our new pool water heaters is nearly complete, and we expect to have them operational on opening day (Saturday, May 28).  You also may have noticed that our paddle tennis courts are undergoing a complete renovation.  We expect this work to be completed within a week.

 

Calling All Gardeners!

Board member Tom Walsh has undertaken a beautification project for the club’s grounds.  If you have green thumb, and you are interested in volunteering your gardening skills and/or plantings for the betterment of the club, please contact Tom at torger@verizon.net.

 

Swim and Dive Team Registration (and information about our other programs, too!)

Registration night for the Old Farm Eagles Swim and Dive Team will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm at Farmland Elementary School.  If your children haven’t previously participated, please consider this great opportunity for summer fun and exercise.  Our swim and dive teams are open to children of all ability levels.  We will also have information available about our masters swimming program, adult and kid triathlon training, and water aerobics classes.

 

Rockin’ 2016 Kickoff Party – Mark Your Calendars

On Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 pm, we’ll be hosting our annual kickoff party at the pool.  This year, we’re excited to have a great local band, Driven to Clarity, providing the music.  This promises to be a great time, so make sure you buy your tickets here.  This event is open to non-members, as well, so invite your friends!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!

 

John Hudalla

Triathlete Swim Training at Old Farm Pool begins May 2th

Apr 23, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics, News  //  No Comments

The best swim training program for triathletes of all levels! Coached swim clinics that will focus on building endurance, speed and power in the water so you feel fresh heading out for the bike.  Each class will include a warm up, drills & skills, a main set and finish with triathlon specific trainings.  This class will sell out since lane size is limited. Register early at www.coachdorrer.com

  • Time: 5:30am – 6:45am Tuesday and Thursday mornings
  • Dates: May 24 through August 11.  (No class on July 5.)
  • Cost: $300 for OFP members / $350 non-OFP members / Drop-in $30

 

2016 Old Farm Pool Early Bird Memberships Now Available!

Mar 13, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

It’s the second happiest time of the year (right behind the first day of school). That’s right, the 2016 Old Farm Pool season is nearly upon us! And we’ve got some awesome stuff planned for you and yours, including heaters for the pool! Yup, how does 70 something degree water sound in May? Sign-up for your membership now and take advantage of a great early bird discount. Register now:www.oldfarmpool.org/membership

 

Looking Forward to the 2016 Season

Feb 21, 2016   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Greetings Old Farm Swim and Paddle Tennis Club Members!

My name is John Hudalla, and I am the new President of Old Farm Pool and Paddle Tennis Club.  I am taking over this position from Bruce Kay, who was the Club’s President for over a decade.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d like to thank Bruce for his dedication and tireless work as our leader over those years.

In 2016, we welcome three new board members:  Amy Ruther and Tom Walsh will be our membership chairs, and David Markert will be responsible for the Old Farm dive team.  They replace Bruce Kay, Griff Lindsay, and Eric Forsythe, who retired from the board.  We thank Griff, Eric, and Bruce (again) for their efforts on behalf of the Club.

The Board has some exciting updates about the 2016 season.  This Spring, we will be performing a comprehensive overhaul and upgrade of our platform tennis courts.  This will include resurfacing of both courts, lining both courts with platform tennis and pickleball regulation boundaries, replacement of all screens, and installation of locking snowboards.

We are also excited to announce that we have purchased pool water heaters that will be installed and operational by opening day of the pool season.  As you may recall, we held a referendum of the membership in November, and the overwhelming majority of responding members (82%) favored installing pool heaters.  We expect that the heaters will make for a much more pleasant swimming experience early in the season.

Our annual membership season will begin in March, and we will be using the same online membership system that we used in 2015.  Be on the lookout for information on how to rejoin for the 2016 season.

The Board is looking forward to a great 2016 season.  Please feel free to contact me at president@oldfarmpool.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

John Hudalla

Reminder! General Membership Meeting November 18th

Nov 14, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

The ANNUAL MEETING of the Old Farm Swim and Paddle Tennis Club will be held at 7:30 P.M., Wednesday November 18, 2015 at the Farmland Elementary School All Purpose Room.  The Board of Directors invites, and encourages you to attend this important annual meeting.

There are two important issues on the agenda:

  1. Election of new members to the OFP Board of Directors
  2. Discussion on capital improvements to the pool including pool heaters and a “pavilion” to replace our tent covering the picnic tables

We very much look forward to you coming and sharing your thoughts with our Board of Directors.

Platform Tennis is in Full Swing at Old Farm Pool

Nov 13, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Platform Tennis is an American racquet sport enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages. It is the only racquet sport that players can enjoy outdoors in cold weather. This unique appeal attracts people who desire fresh air, competition, and social engagement – all on a chilly winter’s day or night.

 Most of the rules follow regular tennis including scoring. Besides the small court size, there are however significant differences between paddle and tennis.  There is only one serve allowed — no second chance. The equipment is different as well. The game is played with a short-handled, hard-surface racquet and a sponge rubber ball.  The most intriguing difference, however, is the use of the screens or wires to keep the ball in play.

 All these factors combine to make platform tennis “the chess game of racquet sport,” according to the American Platform Tennis Association.

 The courts are a gathering place for families and friends, young and old, men and women, to socialize, stay fit, and have fun during the winter months.

 Regular play is scheduled by Scott Speier, who can be reached at (301) 468-5657.  Non-club members can purchase annual “Paddle Only” memberships for $295 per person or $425 per family.

 For further information, contact Scott or view our Platform Tennis page on oldfarmpool.org.

Second Annual Old Farm Pool Oktoberfest October 10th!

Sep 10, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Do you miss those summer friends already? Do you want to help fund some necessary repairs this off-season too? Do these great things and have a great time too by coming to the First Annual Old Farm Pool Oktoberfest. To make our Oktoberfest a success, we need some supplies from you (see below). Please sign-up for what you can bring!

The pool will provide entertainment, grills, venue and some basic meats and organization. The proceeds from your $10 per adult donation will be used to offset some necessary repairs around the pool during the off season.

See you there!

End of 2015 Season Message

Thanks for a great summer and thanks for fantastic closing weekend.  Lots of people were at the pool taking advantage of the beautiful weather and the opportunity to spend time with our neighbors and friends.

Closing day was lots of fun.  The Curley’s Q BBQ truck was a great hit, lots of puppies joined the “Puppies in the Pool” festivities and lots of people helped store all the deck furniture.  Thanks to all of you who stayed and helped.  We could not have done it without you.

Once again, a special Thank You to all of the members of the Board of Directors who organized all of the weekend events including the movie night on Saturday, the food truck and the overall work it takes to keep the pool running.

This has been a great summer and hopefully left everyone with fond memories.  Even with the summer being over, there are still lots of things happening around Old Farm Pool.  Pickleball continues on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Come and join us.  Paddle Tennis will begin in November and we are planning an Octoberfest event in……wait for it…..October!  More info will be coming out soon.

Thanks again for a great season.

Bruce

Adult Pool Party This Saturday

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

Sad that summer has gone by too quickly? Wish you were still at the beach?

Join us on Saturday, August 29th at 7:00pm for our end of the season bash! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Munchies, subs and drinks of all kinds will be provided.

Be sure and RSVP that you will be there on the event’s Facebook page.

Adults only please, thanks!

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