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A note about lane usage during Swim Team practice

Jun 2, 2017   //   by President   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Due to the unexpectedly large number of swimmers this year on the Old Farm Swim Team, our coaches will be using 5 lanes of the pool between 5:30 and 6:15 pm (45 minutes) each weekday evening until the end of the MCPS school year, which is June 16. Note that 15 of those 45 minutes occur during adult swim. After June 16, the team will begin holding additional morning practices, so we expect a normal afternoon usage pattern will develop at that time. We regret any inconvenience, and we will explore alternative arrangements for next year to avoid this arrangement. Thank you.

FINS Swimming is thrilled to be coaching at Old Farm Pool for our 5th summer!

May 31, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Over these past few years, it’s been a joy to watch the Old Farm team grow in size, spirit, skill, and all around fun.  We are excited to be getting another summer underway and to watch the continued progress and development of an absolutely amazing community team!

We would like to share information on our FINS Summer Programs & Lessons that will be taking place this summer at Old Farm – these are in addition to normal swim team activities/practices.  These are programs that swim team members and non-swim team-members alike can access throughout the summer. Additionally, non-members at Old Farm can also access these programs (in case you have family friends who are not members but may be in town for a bit of swimming!).

All Old Farm members can access these programs at a 15% discount!

Please take a look at this flyer and let us know if you have any questions whatsoever.

All questions can go to: summer@finsswimming.com

Teen Volunteers Wanted to Help with Fourth of July Party

Looking for a few teen Volunteers to help make the Fourth of July party great!

We would like to gather a group of teens together to organize and execute some activities for the Fourth of July party at Old Farm.  We will have 6 to 8 games and crafts depending on the number of volunteers.  We would like 4 Leaders and 8 Participants. The commitment for Leaders is 4-5 hours (2 hours ON the FOURTH of JULY plus 2 hours AHEAD of time to plan and gather materials).  The commitment for Participants is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Participants will run the activity, game or craft.  All volunteers will get SSL hours for their help.  Please help make the Fourth of July party a great one!

Click Here to Volunteer

Did you get the babysitter? The Wine and Cheese is coming!

Saturday, June 10, 7 – 10:30 under the NEW Old Farm Pool Pavillion

Make your arrangements now!  We are looking forward to spending time with our friends and neighbors as we kick off the summer season.  Tickets are available online for our Annual Wine and Cheese (and, now beer!) Tasting.  The cost is $20 ahead of time and $25 at the door.  There will also be savory treats to enjoy.  See you there!

You can also click here for tickets

Tip: How to sync the Old Farm Pool calendar to your phone

As you may have noticed, we have a lot of activities going on at the pool this summer. And we’ve got a super easy way for you to keep track of them all too. By clicking/tapping on the appropriate link(s) below, you can add our activities to your personal calendar. Each time we update the pool calendar, your personal calendar will be automagically updated too.

All Pool Activities

General Events (includes pool hours, special events, etc)

Adult Swim (Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, Masters Swim)

Dive Team

Swim Team

Water aerobics and aqua zumba schedules and registration now available

May 29, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics, News  //  No Comments

Tollefson Swimming is pleased to offer Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba at Old Farm Pool June 18 – August 6.

Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba are fun classes held in chest-deep water and provide aerobic workouts with low impact. Athletes will participate in strength-building and conditioning through walking, running, and other toning exercises in the water. The eight-week session starts June 18 and ends August 6. Water Aerobics is on Sunday morning 10:30am-11:15am; Aqua Zumba is on Thursday evening 8:00pm-8:45 pm.

Add to your calendar: iPhone | Mac | Outlook | Google Calendar

Registration: Tollefson Swimming Water Aerobics and Aqua Zumba registration form

Masters Swim schedule and registration now available

May 29, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics, News  //  No Comments

Once again, Tollefson Swimming is proud to offer Masters Swimming this year at The Old Farm Pool. Masters swimmers will swim between 1,500 and 3,500 meters of mostly freestyle during each ninety-minute workout Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5:30-7:00 am June 12-August 11.

Add to your calendar: iPhone | Mac | Outlook | Google Calendar

Registration: Tollefson Swimming Masters Masters Swim registration form

Swim Team: Meet and greet with coaches Monday

May 26, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Hey Old Farm!

I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone had a great offseason and are ready to start our great summer at Old Farm!

This Monday we will have our annual “meet and greet” with the coaches. We will gather on the basketball court at 5pm to discuss some important swim team news and introduce the new and returning coaches. We ask EVERYONE to come, both swimmers and parents, to catch up with summer friends and say a quick hi to the coaching squad. Here you can ask coaches and team reps any questions you may have. The meeting will take no more than 10 minutes and we would love everyone to join us!

Additionally, the coaches are very excited to begin practice Tuesday. Here is the practice schedule from May 30-June 16:
11& ups – 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
10&unders – 5:20 pm to 6:15pm (stretches start at 5:20)

We’ll see you on Monday night at the pool.

Thanks, and GOOF!

Coach Danny

Sign-Ups for Pre-Team and Little Eagles Evaluations Now Open!

May 24, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Assessments will be conducted on all swimmers interested in the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs prior to registration. Assessment sessions will be heldJune 5th-8thateither 4:45 pm or 5:45 pm. Reservations for assessment sessions can be made via Sign-Up Genius. Each swimmer should sign up for one 15-minute assessment slot using this SignUp Genius. Coaches will make swimmer placement recommendations by 6/9/17. Practices for both Pre-Team and Little Eagles will begin on 6/12/16.

**Please note that all children must be 4 years old by 6/1/2017 and completely toilet trained to participate in either program. More detailed descriptions of the programs and their requirements can be viewed here.

Can you help us spruce of the grounds for our opening later this month?

May 11, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

The pool opening is right around the corner and this is your chance to help spruce it up for all to enjoy. Looking for volunteers to help with clean up and preparation of the grounds. If you are interested, please Sign-Up here (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A45ADAC2FA75-oldfarm4) – depending upon numbers and how far along we have gotten, tasks will vary. In keeping with Old Farm’s well established social reputation, please note that all of the proposed times can fold nicely into a “happy hour” opportunity at the pool as we work. If we get a cadre, we’ll make that happen! If by chance you can’t make any of these times but would still like to help – just let me know and I’ll find a time and some tasks custom made for you.

Maybe you would just like to volunteer some plants from you garden. With the arrival of our beautiful new pavilion we hope to enhance the grounds around it. Specific plants are identified below. Please let me know if you have any.

  • Nandina
  • Gold Mop
  • Acuba
  • Limelight evergreen
  • Coneflowers
  • Hastas

Finally we also hope to start an herb garden, so we all have some lovely fresh herbs to enhance our poolside cuisine! If you have any perennial herbs that you would like to donate please indicate what they are below:

Questions, concerns, suggestions –

Contact:
Tom Walsh
torger@verizon.net
202.316.4673 – cell

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