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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
Saturday is our first event. Technically speaking it’s a “preseason” event. Details, details. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Membership card pickup
Get your shiny new membership cards starting at 6pm
2. Music by Drive Shaft
We don’t know if You All Everybody is in the set or not (any Lost fans in the audience?) but we’re sure their 80s, 90s, 00s to current tunes will be great.
This is an adult gig only (get a sitter) so let your hair down and have fun! Members and non-members alike are welcomed. Tickets: www.oldfarmpool.org/rockin2015
As you may recall, one of the new investments we’ve made for the pool this year is a membership automation system. Not only does it significantly improve the member registration process, but it also helps us account for who is at the pool at any point in time.
A great benefit of the system is a streamlined means to sign in each time you or any of your family members are at the pool. This is done courtesy of our new Old Farm Pool membership cards. Beginning this season, all members — even the “littlest eagle” in your nest — will have their very own membership card. A simple bar code scan and you’re checked in for the day.
Cards will be available at the front desk upon your first visit. And for those of you attending this upcoming weekend’s rockin’ preseason kickoff party at the pool (featuring the music of Drive Shaft), you can get your family’s cards there (please show closer to 6pm for pickup).
During the off season, we work on all sorts of projects to help improve our pool and it’s amenities. And the trees are no exception. So what happened to our favorite shade tree you ask? We recently had a tree specialist come in and do an assessment of all the trees on the property. He found a stress crack in the large tree on the east side of the pool near the guard stand. In looking at the options it was either cut down the whole tree or cut the large limb before it broke during a storm and potentially damaged the pool or hurt someone. With much concern, we opted to cut the limb in the hope to save the entire tree.
Out with the old and in with the new! If you’ve noticed some work being done by the pump room it’s because we are in the process of upgrading (replacing) the 50 year old pump and filtration system which valiantly served the Old Farm community.
we will have all this work complete well in advance of our opening in just a few short weeks!
It’s hard to believe the pool opens in only 13 days. Before we unlock the gates for the season, there are lots of things happening including Swim/Dive Registration Night on May 14th at Farmland Elementary starting at 7:00pm. Sign up for the teams, meet the coaches and say hello to everyone after a long winter. We are also having a pre-season party on Saturday May 16th at the pool. We will have a band and a chance to enjoy the pool before we officially open.
Work to get the pool ready is well underway with some of our additional deck furniture arriving, complete replacement of the pump and filter system and a major trimming of the large tree near the diving well. There was a stress crack that could have eventually caused part of the tree to fall. The tree still provides plenty of shade and it is much safer for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!
Just a friendly reminder that we’re having a fundraiser at CalTor tomorrow night from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Just mention “GOOF!” and 25% of your order amount will be donated to the Old Farm Swim and Dive teams.
Link: Map to California Tortilla in Cabin John
Also, don’t forget signup night for the Swim and Dive team May 14th. More information here.
Please tell us you had a chance to get outside this past weekend? Wasn’t the weather amazing? You know what this means… the pool season is just about to start! We decided to kick things off in a really fun way. “Technically speaking” the season starts Memorial Day weekend, but we’re cheating this year. We’re going to do an early kickoff party Saturday May 16th. This adults only shindig is going to be a lot of fun. As members, your $10 ticket gets you munchies, bevies and great entertainment from a local ensemble called Drive Shaft. They’ll be playing favorites from the 80s to today.
Show early and get your 2015 membership cards
Beginning this year, all pool members will have their own membership card (kids too). Come early and pickup your family’s cards. Rumor has it the line for the munchies and beverages will be shorter at that time too.
Got a friend? Bring ’em!
Since this is a preseason event, we thought we’d extend the invitation out to non-members too. If they choose to become members, they can apply the cost of their tickets to their initiation fee.
Does your kid love to swim, bike or run? Join the F2BK Multisport Club for youth (7-12) and junior (13-17) athletes this summer! Most trainings take place at the Old Farm Pool and local trails.
Kids will develop proper technique and skills in swimming, biking and running! They will build endurance, work on speed, learn to strength train properly and discover the importance of healthy nutrition to fuel their bodies. In addition, athletes can prepare and participate in a fun event whether it is a splash & dash, triathlon, 5K or cycle event! There are several local events they can participate in!
Come when you can! Purchase a punch card and come to any trainings this summer that fit in YOUR summer schedule. Going to camp or traveling? No problem! Our trainings start May 1st and run through August 22nd.
Check our on-line calendar for training dates and to register!
For questions, please email Christina@Fit2BKids.com
The best swim training program for triathletes of all levels! Coached swim clinics that will focus on building endurance, speed and power in the water so you feel fresh heading out for the bike! Each class will include a warm up, drills & skills, a main set and finish with triathlon specific trainings. Pack swimming, deep water starts, drafting, buoy turns are just a few examples. Athletes will not only get in a great swim workout, but also practice skills that will make them comfortable and competitive in the open water with other swimmers. Register at www.coachdorrer.com
- Time: 5:30am – 6:45am Tuesday and Thursday mornings
- Dates: May 26 through August 27. (No classes on August 4, 6, 11 and 13)
- Cost: $150 for members / $180 non-members / Drop-in $20