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Swim and Dive Team Registration May 5th

Apr 26, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Registration Night: Thursday, May 5th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES

Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends.  Register for swim/dive teams, and get fitted for and order your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Once again, our suit will be the TYR Phoenix in Navy/Red/White available in both thick and thin straps.  Check it out at http://www.tyr.com/shop/women-s-phoenix-splice-diamondfit-swimsuit.html

Learn more about the Old Farm Pool swim team and the Old Farm Pool dive team.

Reminder: 2015 Swim and Dive Team Registration Night This Thursday

May 11, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Registration Night: Thursday, May 14th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES

Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends.  Dive Team New and Old, Come meet the 2015 Dive Coach Jessie Gendelman (returning OF Diver!), see your OFDT friends. Register for swim/dive teams, and buy your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Have your kids try them on at registration night to make sure they fit.  Our new suit will be the TYR Phoenix in Navy/Red/White available in both thick and thin straps.

 

Link: Map to Farmland Elementary School

2015 Old Farm Pool Swim Team Information

Apr 29, 2015   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

It’s almost here, the 2015 swim team season! Once again, we are very pleased to announce that FINS will be back at Old Farm and has hired a terrific team to coach the Eagles this summer.  Leading the team will be Co-Head Coaches Danny Charlip and Barry Mangold with help from Assistant Coaches Mike Scott, Natsumi Horikawa and Coby Zucker.

There is lots of fun ahead for swimmers of all ages at Old Farm Pool!  Below you will find a list of important dates for the summer as well as the Summer Practice Schedule.

Registration Night: Thursday, May 14th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES

Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends.  Register for swim/dive teams, and buy your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Have your kids try them on at registration night to make sure they fit.  Our new suit will be the TYR Phoenix in Navy/Red/White available in both thick and thin straps.  Check it out at http://www.tyr.com/shop/usa-water-polo-women-s-phoenix-diamondback.html

Preseason Fundraiser Dinner: Tuesday, May 5th, 5:00-9:00pm at California Tortilla

Join your Eagle friends for dinner at California Tortilla in the Cabin John Shopping Center (7727 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD).  Just say “GOOF” when you place your order and CalTort will donate 25% back to Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams.

2015 Swim Meet Schedule:

  • June 6 Time Trials 1
  • June 10 Time Trials 2 (B meet bye week)
  • June 13 A meet AWAY vs. Norbeck Hills
  • June 17 B meet HOME vs. Montgomery Square
  • June 20 A meet AWAY vs. Kenmontt
  • June 24 B meet AWAY vs. Eldwick
  • June 27 A meet HOME vs. Clopper’s Mill
  • June 28 A Relay Carnival at Kenmont
  • July 1 B meet HOME vs. Inverness Forest
  • July 3 FRIDAY A meet AWAY vs. Ashton
  • July 7 Coaches Longcourse (invitational)
  • July 8 B meet AWAY vs. Tally Ho
  • July 11 A meet HOME vs. Poolesville
  • July 14 Celine Silver Mini Meet at Tilden Woods
  • July 18 Divisionals Championship, at Poolesville
  • July 19 Swim and Dive Banquet at Farmland ES
  • July 25 All-Star Relays (invitational)
  • July 26 Individual All-Stars (invitational)

Remember, you can automagically have the Swim Meet Schedule synched to your own personal calendar (scroll down to the  bottom and click on the Subscribe button).

Summer Practice Schedule:

AM Practices (starts June 16th):

Monday – Friday

  • 11&ups — 8:50am to 10:15am (Stretches start at 8:50am)
  • 10& unders – 10:05am to 11am (Stretches start at 10:05am)
  • Pre Team & Little Eagles – 10:30am to 11am

PM Practices (starts May 26th):

M/Tu/Th/F

  • 11& ups – 4pm to 5:15pm
  • 10&unders – 5:15pm to 6:15pm (stretches start at 5:15)
  • Pre Team & Little Eagles – 4:45pm to 5:15pm

Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs

Registration

Registration for the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs will not be accepted until after the pool has opened.  Those swimmers interested in the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs can sign up for an assessment session on Registration Night or online via Signup Genius but will be able to register only after an assessment has been conducted.

Assessments

This year, in order to maintain a safe environment and to ensure quality instruction for our youngest swimmers, 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 1st-5th.  Each swimmer should sign up for one assessment slot.  During assessments, swimmers will be evaluated by the coaching staff to determine the appropriate group placement based on the criteria for each of the programs (see program descriptions below).  Coaches will make swimmer placement recommendations by 6/5/15.  Practices for both LE/PT will begin on 6/8.

Little Eagles

In order to reduce the size of instruction groups and to minimize closures of the shallow section during the busy afternoon hours, Little Eagles afternoons will meet twice a week—either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday (date swaps cannot be accommodated).  Little Eagles morning swimmers will have access to practice five days per week.  Groups will be limited to 12 swimmers per session. The registration fee for both programs (a.m. and p.m.) will be the same as it is for swim team.  Minimum requirements for participation are:

  • Age 4 or older and fully toilet trained
  • Comfortable putting face into the water and blowing bubbles.
  • Comfortable in the pool under the supervision of OF coaches and in a group environment

Pre-Team

The Pre-Team will meet 4/5 times per week (depending on B meets) in either the afternoon or morning.  Swimmers need to commit to either the morning or afternoon sessions.  The Pre-Team groups will be limited to 14 swimmers per session.  Minimum requirements for participation are:

  • Must be able to swim the length of the diving well unassisted and have the stamina to do so a few times in a row under coach supervision.
  • Must have a general understanding of freestyle and are familiar with the basic components of the stroke

**Please note: During Pre-Team and Little Eagles practices, parents are invited to watch from a distance.  The coaches need space to work with the children without parents immediately next to the swimmers. If you feel that your child is not ready to participate in practice without your encouragement, they are probably not ready for these programs.  Private and group lessons are available from FINS for those swimmers needing a little more attention.  

 

2014 Activities: Pool Calendar Updated

Apr 27, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Update: On Sunday, April 27th we had to make an update to our calendar system on the website. As a result, if you had previously subscribed to any of our calendars, we need you to resubscribe as the addresses changed. The correct links are at the bottom of this post. Sorry about the hassle!

We’ve been busy getting all of the activities planned for this season posted to the Old Farm Pool website as well as our Facebook page. Now for your planning pleasure, all of our social activities, swim team and dive team events are posted.

And for those of you that would like to easily keep track of these events in your own calendar, here are some handy links below. Just click on any of these links and they will be automagically added to your calendar.

Register Now! Swimming Lessons at Old Farm Pool

Apr 19, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Old Farm Youth Lessons Program: (Beginner Swimmers)

A daily group lessons program offered to Old Farm’s youngest swimmers. In order to participate, swimmers must be toilet trained and willing to get into the shallow area of the pool. FINS coaches will work with swimmers in a group setting (between 3 and 6 swimmers) to further swimmers’ comfort level in and around the water, while learning the basic components to a successful freestyle. The program will run for 6 weeks and offer practice from 10:30am to 11am from Monday through Friday. Every week will start a new session. We must have interest from at least 3 swimmers per session during the registration period in order to offer the program on that week.

  • When: Monday – Friday 11:00am to 11:30am (daily – 30 Minute Sessions)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Dates: 6/16 , 6/23 , 6/30 , 7/7 , 7/14 , 7/21
  • Ages: 3 – 7 (Beginner Swimmers)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $75 per weekly session
  • Signup now

General Lessons Program – Private & Group: (All Ages)

From Monday through Friday all summer long our FINS coaches will be available for private and small group lessons to swimmers of every age and ability. Our coaching team will have a great deal of flexibility in the summertime, and whether you just want to fix that flip-turn, or learn how to swim , our lessons team will be excited to help. You can sign up for private lessons all summer long, or just once every now and again, it’s up to you! We will also be able to take on any group lessons requests that you might have, should you be interested in having your swimmer and his/her friends practice together with a FINS/OF coach.

  • When: Monday – Friday (Available at most hours) – All Summer Long (June – August)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: All Ages 2& up
  • Cost: Will vary based on coach
  • Signup now

FINS Summer Nights: (Ages 6 – 14)

A twice a week stroke development program that will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings and will be available to any and all swimmers, ages 6 to 14, so long as the swimmer can complete one length of the pool. This program will be an extension of our year-round program and will continue to teach all aspects of every stroke, along with complementary technical skills like starts, turns, streamlines, etc. Old Farm members may sign up for 2 week periods.

  • When: Monday & Thursday Evenings – 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Date: Monday, June 2nd
  • End Date: Thursday, July 24th
  • Ages: 6 – 14
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – Full Program: $230 (8 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – 2 Week Session: $70 (2 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Sign up now

FINS Elite: (Ages 10&up)

On Tuesday evenings, we will invite some of our most accomplished FINS coaches to run specialized 90 minute clinics which will cover all the different strokes and disciplines of our sport with great detail. Swimmers will watch and be talked through different drills and demonstrations and then have an opportunity to receive hands-on feedback as they try the drills and skills themselves. Our FINS coaches will include an NCAA National Champion, a Pan-American Gold Medalist, Big-East & ACC champions, as well several other local MCSL and High School swimming legends! We’ve found these clinics to be a wonderful learning tool for those FINS swimmers who are looking to better understand the higher levels of our sport.

  • When: Tuesday Nights (throughout June & July)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $40 per clinic
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: Ages 10& up
  • Sign up now

Get Ready for the 2014 Swim Season!

Apr 11, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

It’s almost here, the 2014 swim team season!   We are proud to announce the return of our ENTIRE fabulous coaching staff:  Ali, Mike, Eva, Danny, Barry and Jean Marc will all be back as Eagles coaches for Summer 2014.   There is lots of fun ahead for swimmers of all ages at OF Pool!  Please feel free to forward this email to your new neighbors.

This article is a heads up for several important dates coming up in May, and a heads up about the first two Swim Meets of the Season.

Registration Night:   Thursday, May 1st,  7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES.

Come see Head Coach Ali Benjamin, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your friends.  Register your kids for swim/dive teams, and buy your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Same suit as last year:  TYR Asteroid diamondback Navy/Red.  Have your kids try them on to make sure they fit and get a new size if needed.

PRESEASON Fundraiser Dinners:

(tell them you’re a member of Old Farm Swim/Dive Team to get a 20% give-back of the evening’s proceeds)

  • Wed May 7, 4:00-9:00pm Potomac Pizza, 9812 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD.
  • Tues May 13, 6:00-9:00pm Roti Mediterranean Restaurant, 10321 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD.
  • Wed May 21, 5:00-9:00pm Baja Fresh and Baskin Robbins, Congressional Plaza, Rockville, MD.

2014 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE:

Please note that our first B Meet of the season has been shifted to MONDAY JUNE 9th at 6:00pm due to a school related conflict.  No B Meet on July 2, social event instead.  Here is the schedule for the season.  Relay dates forthcoming:

  • Registration Night: Thursday May 1, 7-8:30pm Farmland ES All-Purpose Room
  • June 7 Time Trials HOME, no opponent
  • June 9 MONDAY B meet HOME vs. Tally Ho
  • June 14 A meet HOME vs. Somerset
  • June 18 B meet AWAY vs. Montgomery Square
  • June 21 A meet AWAY vs. Ashton
  • June 25 B meet AWAY vs. Eldwick
  • June 28 A meet AWAY vs. Whetstone
  • July 2 BYE week: TEAM ICE SKATING @ Cabin John 4:30-6:30pm
  • July 5 A meet HOME vs. Calverton
  • July 9 B meet HOME vs. Inverness Forest
  • July 12 A meet AWAY vs. Waters Landing
  • July 19 Divisionals Championship, location TBD.
  • July 26 All-Star Relays (invitational)
  • July 27 Individual All-Stars (invitational)

See you all on May 1st.   Email questions to vicki.dunn@comcast.net

 

Swim and Dive Teams Registration Night May 1st

Mar 12, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Mark your calendars for Swim and Dive registration night:

  • When: Thursday May 1, 2014
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
  • Where: Farmland Elementary School All-Purpose Room (cafeteria)

Aardvark Swim and Sport will have suits on hand for purchase.  Same exact swimsuit as last year (TYR Asteroid navy/red). Swim Team Head Coach Ali Benjamin and FINS Program Director Nick Kaufman will be present to answer questions.

We will also have 2014 pool membership registration available the same evening.

Old Farm Pool Looking for a Dive Coach for 2014 Season

Mar 12, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

As it turn out, your Dive Team is searching for a new head coach!  We are looking far and wide and then thought to ask right here– from our fabulous members!  Yes, it is true, Andrew Yanovski will not be returning this year – opting instead to work on something more related to his future career… Our loss!

If you know of someone that would be a good fit for our very great Dive Team, please forward any information to Connie Jacobson at conniej23@yahoo.com

Think Spring!

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