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2012 Dues Update

Mar 8, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Who can believe it is already March and the pool opens for the 2012 season in about 11 weeks! Your Board of Directors has been working hard on finalizing the operating budget for the upcoming season and I am pleased to report that regular dues will remain the same, as they have since 2009. You will be receiving your invoice in the mail for the upcoming season shortly. As with previous seasons, we ask you to take advantage of the Early Bird rates in order to reduce your dues payment.

Despite not having increased dues, your Board has been diligently working to provide you with increased services and equipment to make your pool experience more enjoyable. We have completely repaired and replaced the flagstone in the picnic area, repaired the volleyball court, upgraded and repaired the paddle tennis courts, begun replacement of our aging deck furniture with new lounge chairs, upright chairs and umbrellas, purchased a new sound system and upgraded the website to keep everyone informed of events and important information.

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Old Farm Swim and Paddle Tennis Club February 2012 Update

Feb 14, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Here it is, the middle of February and we are already well on our way thinking about the 2012 swim season at the pool. As a quick recap of what the Board of Directors has been doing since the last update, first and most important is that during the General Membership Meeting conducted in November 2011, our members elected the Board of Directors for the 2012 season. We welcomed Suzanne Stack to the Board and said farewell to Jill Ray, who retired from the Board after many years of service.

The 2012 Board of Directors includes the following members:

  • Bruce Kay – President (Pool Operations, Guard Liaison)
  • Griff Lindsay – Vice President (Swim Team, Pool Operations, Special Projects)
  • Rob Follit – Treasurer (Maintenance)
  • Jay Matson – Recording Secretary (Swim Team)
  • Scott Speier – (Paddle Tennis, Special Projects)
  • Dave Ohlrich – (Guard Liaison, Pool Operations)
  • Marla Caplon – (Social Activities, Concessions)
  • Ed Rich – (Buildings and Grounds, Special Projects)
  • Debbie Labonski – (Social Activities, Merchandise)
  • Pat May – (Membership, Information Technology/Website)
  • Connie Jacobson – (Dive Team, Buildings and Grounds)
  • Suzanne Stack – (Pool Operations, Special Programs)

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Old Farm Swim Team Schedule for 2012

Jan 26, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  Comments Off on Old Farm Swim Team Schedule for 2012

For those interested in swim team, dates and locations for this summer’s A Meet schedule are below. There will also be B Meets during the week on Wednesdays too, please stay tuned for those dates and locations.

  • June 9-10: Time Trials (precise time TBD)
  • June 16: A Meet: Away versus Clopper Mill
  • June 23: A Meet: Home versus Eldwick
  • June 30: A Meet: Home versis Poolesville
  • July 7: A Meet: Away versus Plantations
  • July 14: A Meet: Home versus Carderock Springs
  • July 21: Divisionals
  • July 28-29: All Stars

There are also A and B relays somewhere in there as well (usually each is on a Sunday in the middle of the season).  The details regarding these meets still needs to be finalized. For your convenience, all of these dates are located in the Old Farm Swim and Paddle Tennis Club calendar. Feel free to subscribe to this calendar to automagically sync this information into your family’s personal calendar.

Old Farm Swim Team Coaching Search

Jan 19, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  Comments Off on Old Farm Swim Team Coaching Search

It’s cold outside and we’re still four-plus months from the first practice, but plans for the 2012 swim season are already under way.

In particular, we have started our search for both a head coach and assistant coaches.  If you know someone who is interested in either position, please encourage them to contact me at his/her earliest convenience at jrmatson@aol.com.

For the head coach position, candidates should send me a resume and salary requirements. For the assistant coach position, a simple email letting me know he/she is interested is sufficient – I will follow up.

Our goal is to have completed the process and hired the coaches in the next 4-6 weeks.

Stay warm!

Paddle Tennis Courts Closed Today, Tomorrow

Nov 2, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Today and tomorrow we are getting the courts resurfaced. All should be up and running again by week’s end. And remember, we are looking to form a women’s groups and/or mixed doubles group to play weekly on Wednesday nights.  Experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active, to have fun and to make new friends. Learn more here!

Old Farm Paddle Tennis It is Not Just for Men!

Oct 18, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Are you interested in staying active over the winter?  Does the thought of getting exercise through friendly and exciting competition appeal to you?   If so, please consider Wednesday Night Paddle! We are looking to form a women’s groups and/or mixed doubles group to play weekly on Wednesday nights.  Experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active, to have fun and to make new friends.

Paddle Tennis at Old Farm – a great way to socialize and stay fit in the winter months!  Take advantage of all of your Old Farm membership privileges!

Please contact Scott Speier at speierlaw@aol.com for more information.

 

Old Farm Pool Courts Are Open!

Sep 25, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Paddle Tennis  //  No Comments

Did you know that you are a member of the only swim club in Montgomery County that offers year around facilities? Old Farm members swim in the spring and summer and play paddle tennis (on the only non-country club courts in the County) in the fall and winter.

This season, the Club hopes to host players from the Washington Platform Tennis Association, and hopes to form an intra club league.

We are also looking to form a womens group and a mixed doubles group – and experience is not necessary, just the desire to be active and to make new friends.

Platform Tennis
Paddle Tennis is a great way to socialize and stay fit in the winter months! Consider taking advantage of all of your membership privileges.

Please contact Scott Speier at speierlaw@aol.com for more information.

2011 Closing Week Schedule

Aug 26, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

It is hard to believe that the 2011 pool season is coming to a close.  Below is the schedule for our final week of the 2011 season as well as a reminder to please check the Lost and Found shelves as all items will either be dontate or thrown away once the season ends.

Schedule for closing week

  • Monday – Thursday (Aug 29 – 1 Sept) – 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday (2 Sept) – 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday (3 Sept) – 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sunday (4 Sept) – 11:00am – 9:00pm

Closing Day: Labor Day (Monday, September 5, 2011)

  • 11:00 am – Pool Opens
  • 12:00 noon – 2:00pm – BBQ Picnic
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Adult coctail/social hour
  • 6:00pm – Final whistle – Everyone out of the pool!
  • 6:00pm – 6:30 – Puppies in the pool!
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm? – Help Clean up, store all deck furniture for the winter!

Check the Lost and Found Area

Please check the Lost and Found area in the front hall of the pool building. Any items not claimed once we close for the 2011 season will either be dontated or thrown away.