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Triathlon Swim Coaching 2014

Apr 28, 2014   //   by Social   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

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. For adults and advanced junior swimmers. Register for this and other triathlon clinics at www.CoachDorrer.com

  • 9 weeks May 27 – July 31 (no classes the week of the 4th of July)
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 5:30 am – 6:45am

Old Farm Pool – 1 Swim Club Way Rockville, MD 20852

  • $150 for OFP members
  • $175 for non OFP members
  • Drop in rate is $15/class

A Note from the Presidents of Old Farm and Tildenwood Pools

Apr 28, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments
The two pools in the Greater Farmland community, Old Farm and Tilden Woods, have been a source of fun, relaxation and excitement in the community for many, many years.
As presidents of our respective pools, we wanted to remind the communities and our membership that the long tradition of membership exchange days continues.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays members from each pool can enjoy the amenities at the other pool as if you were a member.  
The process is simple.  When you get to the front desk at either pool, sign in on the membership log and just indicate which pool you’re from when visiting the other.
We really look forward to our membership taking advantage of the opportunity to spend time with their friends at the other pool and enjoy all but the neighborhood has to offer.
Wishing you a wonderful summer,
Bruce Kay and David Sukinik

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.

Old Farm Pool opens for the 2014 season in less than 30 days!

Apr 25, 2014   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

There are lots of changes we know you are going to like for the 2014 season and lots of programs that will be returning.  Please read all the mailings that we have been sending so that you can participate.  It is still not too late to sign up for the Early Bird Membership rates!!

Our lifeguard staff is ready to start and will be working hard the next few weeks to set up the pool.  We have already drained and scrubbed the pool and have started refilling it.

If you have time during the next few weekends and would like to come up and help with setting up, beautifying the area or lending a hand, please let us know as there is lots to do.

We are constructing a ramp allowing easy access from the parking lot to the front of the pool house.  We will be continuing the early morning Master Swim Program.  We are adding all kinds of new swim programs, triathalon training, swim lessons and lots of activities to celebrate our 50th year of providing a great place to spend the summer.

If you would like to help volunteer to support the annual July 4th events at the pool, please contact me at president@oldfarmpool.org.

Our Board of Directors has been working very hard to provide fun activities and great facilities for our summer enjoyment.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!





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.


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


Old Farm Pool Swim and Dive Teams and Membership Registration Night reminder!

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 are proud to announce that Michelle Mangano has accepted our offer to be the Coach of Old Farm dive this season. She is wonderful with the kids, patient and knowledegable.

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

Gardeners Needed

Apr 6, 2014   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Have a green thumb?

Like to do gardening?

Want to help us at the pool?

We are looking for volunteers to form a committee to help us with gardening at the pool as we get ready for the new season.  We have already hired a contractor to remove all the leaves from the pool area and gutters, so we need a few people to help us with plantings and other gardening chores.  We have a budget for gardening and are looking for a committee to help us beautify the pool area.  If you are interested, please contact me at president@oldfarmpool.org.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!



Dive Team News

Apr 6, 2014   //   by President   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments
Old Farm Eagle Divers:  These classes are available now and fill up quickly.  If you are interested in preparing for the season, these sessions are close, and very good.  Several divers from our team have enjoyed them– especially the Dry Session!
MDC In-Water Classes – Perfect for Summer League Divers
Available times and days at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville:
  •  Monday 5 – 6:30 pm
  •  Monday 6:30 – 8 pm
  •  Wednesday 6:30 – 8 pm
  •  Friday 6:30 – 8 pm
Available times and days at Germantown
  • Monday through Friday 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Monday through Friday 5:30 – 7 pm
Available times at Olney Swim Center
  •  Monday 5:45 – 7:15
  •  Wednesday 5:45 – 7:15
Session duration: Now through June 15
Cost for one class per week = $260 per session
Register in person at the front desk of the facility the day of your class
MDC Dryland Diving Classes – Learn new dives safely and quickly
MDC offers one-hour classes in our Dryland Training Center. The Center is located less than 50 yards from the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in Rockville. These classes are an outstanding way to quickly improve your take-off, somersaulting and twisting skills. Use trampoline, ropes and dry boards to learn quickly and effectively. Plus it’s great fun! The dryland classes are also a perfect way to gain the skills and confidence for new dives like inward dive, reverse dive, and front 1 1/2. 
Available times and days: 
  •  Monday: 6:45 – 7:45
  •  Thursday 6-7 and 7-8 pm
  •  Friday 4-5 pm
Session duration: Now through June 15
Cost for one class per week = $200 per session

New For 2014: Extended Wifi Access Around Pool

Mar 30, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

In addition to a new ramp to make it much easier to enter the pool house, we are also making some “creature comfort” enhancements to the Old Farm Pool this Spring too. One of them is an investment into our WiFi network at the pool. While we have had WiFi access available to pool members for the last several years, you could really only benefit from this free service if you were close to the pool house.

By the time the pool opens later this Spring, we will have completed a complete overhaul of our network at the pool, providing WiFi access to the entire pool deck! Now you will be able to download that book to your Kindle, post pictures of what’s going on at the pool to our Old Farm Pool Facebook page, or just catch-up on some work.

Have you renewed your membership yet for 2014? Early bird discount ends soon! Renew your Old Farm Pool membership today.