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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.

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!

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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

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.

Swim and Dive Team Parent Volunteer Social this Thursday

May 7, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Thursday, May 11th, 7:30pm at the Linkie’s (11820 Farmland Drive). Stop by to say hello and find out how to get more involved with the team this summer. There are lots of opportunities to help out beyond timing and we need your help. We’re in need of volunteers to help coordinate social events, to plan and execute the Swim and Dive Banquet, and to run concessions. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Old Farm Membership and Swim and Dive Team Registration Night

Apr 20, 2017   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Old Farm will be holding its Annual Registration Night on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at Farmland Elementary. Members of the Board of Directors will be on hand to answer membership questions. It’s also a great opportunity to submit those last minute membership dues before the early bird rates expire on April 30th.

Swim and Dive Team Registration

Coaches and Representatives of the Swim and Dive Teams will be on hand to answer questions regarding the swim and dive programs, team suits and lessons programs. Registration for both the Swim and Dive Teams will be done online through Team Unify (opening in the coming days). Payments can be made in person at Registration Night, paid through the Pool Store or submitted by mail.

Information will also be available on Tollefson’s Masters Swim Program and Coach Dorrer’s Triathalon Training Programs for kids and adults. Pool Spiritwear order forms will be available as well.

We’re looking forward to another great summer at Old Farm! Come by on the 26th to learn more about all of the fun in store.

Pre-Team and Little Eagles Assessments Coming Soon

May 22, 2016   //   by President   //   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 held June 6th-9th at either 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 at the Sign-Up Genius here.

Coaches will make swimmer placement recommendations by 6/10/16. Practices for both Pre-Team and Little Eagles will begin on 6/13/16.

**Please note that all children must be 4 years old by 6/1/2016 and completely toilet trained to participate in either program. More detailed descriptions of the programs and their requirements can be viewed here.

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!

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