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Reminder! Annual Wine & Cheese Party This Saturday

Jun 9, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

It’s not too late to register for this Saturday’s Wine and Cheese Party.

Starting at 7:30pm, relax poolside with friends and neighbors while enjoying the nectars of nature, music and appetizers.

Event Info: $18 per person in-advance (check only)$20 per person at-the-door

With a special welcome to the parents of the Class of 2011!

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Speier. (speierlaw@aol.com or 301-984-5757)  We hope to see you there!

 

Good Start for the 2011 Season

Jun 9, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Notes from the President  //  No Comments

The 2011 season is underway and we have certainly gotten off to a good start.  Swim and Dive team practices are held in the afternoons until Montgomery County Schools close and then we start morning practices in addition to afternoons.  Our swim team has close to 125 swimmers and we have 45 registered divers.  Those are great numbers!

Membership is is on track and right now we have almost the same number of members as we ended the 2010 season.  Several of our returning Temporary Members have joined us as full Continuing families and we continue to look for our friends and neighbors who might be interested in joining.  Just a reminder, that if you recommend a family that joins, as a “thank you”, we will give you a Guest Pass good for 10 guest visits.  Purchased individually, that is a $50 value.

In the next few weeks there are many social activities coming up including the Wine & Cheese on Saturday June 11th.  Pool closes for preparation at 5:30 pm on Saturday.

In only three weeks is our busiest day of the summer, July 4th!!! The committee is already starting to work of preparations for another fun-filled day of activities for our members and guests.

The Adult Luau is Saturday July 16th.  More to follow as we get closer to that event.

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Tuesday Night Volleyball Starts This Evening

Jun 8, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

For those who have visited the pool, you may have observed the beautifully redone flagstone area, the new white canopy tents, and the vibrant blue umbrellas…but you may not have noticed that we completely refurbished the beach volleyball area. We added a ton (literally, for those of us who shoveled it into place) of new, soft sand to the court in the off-season, making it feel like you are just off the ocean.

We will be launching our regular Tuesday night volleyball games this evening @ 7 PM. We usually play until about 8:30 or 9 PM, so come join us. This is the only email that will be sent to the general membership. If you wish to receive a weekly reminder of the volleyball game, please just email me directly (patmay@gmail.com), and I will add you to the list.

Thanks, and I hope to see many of you on the beach at the pool this evening.

OFST Time Trials Saturday Morning June 11th RSVP Required

Jun 6, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

OFST Time Trials Saturday morning 6/11 – need RSVP

We are looking forward to seeing you and your swimmers at Time Trials this Saturday morning.  The meet starts at 8:30 am at Old Farm.  Warm-ups start at 7:45am.

Here are some important messages:

  • We need you to RSVP to us by Wednesday at A_meets_oldfarm@hotmail.com to let us know if your swimmer(s) will or will not participate in Time Trials.
  • We will assume at least one parent per family can volunteer at the meet.  Please confirm in your email that if your swimmer will be there that you are available to work at the meet. We will send out an email later in the week with volunteer assignments.
  • Please have your swimmers at Old Farm, ready to warm-up by 7:45am on Saturday.
  • Swimmers please be sure to check in with the coaches, and parents please let the reps (Jill, Jay or Gail, Griff or Kathi) know you are there.
  • If your swimmer cannot attend Time Trials, please confirm when you email his/her availability to attend the first B meet on Wednesday 6/15 so he/she can get timed there.

Looking forward to a great season,

Gail, Jill, Kathi, Griff and Jay  (Gail phone 240 401 8389)

Register for Our Annual Wine & Cheese Party

Jun 1, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Relax poolside with friends and neighbors while enjoying the nectars of nature, music and appetizers.

Event Info:

  • Saturday June 11 at 7:30pm
  • $18 per person in-advance (check only)
  • $20 per person at the door

With a special welcome to the parents of the Class of 2011!  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Speier.(speierlaw@aol.com or 301-984-5757)

We hope to see you there!

We’re Open!

May 31, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Hard to believe, but summer is definitely here. And today, we had our first swim team practice. Want to join to pool? How about the swim or dive teams? There is plenty of room for everyone and we welcome you to the best pool in town.

Swim Team News for Monday 30 May 2011

May 30, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Welcome back to our stalwarts and welcome to our newest members!  We are looking forward to a great season!

Jordan Rivera is returning as our head coach this summer, and he, along with his two assistants Erin Gatti and Jordan Ray, is looking forward to greeting you all this week.  That’s right this week—-the pool is open and swim team practices start tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31.

Practices:

Until MCPS closes we will have only afternoon practice.  The schedule until school closes is as follows:

Pre-Team

  • Begins Monday, June 6th4:15-4:45 p.m
  • Week of 6/6: Monday through Thursday
  • Following weeks: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Swim Team

  • Beginning Tuesday, May 31st: Mondays through Fridays until week of 6/13
  • After 6/13: Mon, Tues,Thurs, Friday

Ages 10 and under : 4:45-5:30 p.m. (includes warm-ups/ “dryland” training)

Ages 11-18: 5:15-6:30 p.m.(includes warm-ups/ “dryland” training)

First morning practice is Friday, 6/17

Some adjustments may be made in the afternoon practice schedule for individual swimmers depending on their abilities.

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