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We’ve quickly come to the end of another great summer at Old Farm Pool. Many thanks to the countless volunteers who have helped organize and run our events and operations.
Pool Hours for the Rest of the Season
The last day of the 2016 season is Labor Day–Monday, September 5. Starting on Monday, August 29, our operating hours will change for the rest of the season, as follows:
Monday, August 29–Thursday, September 1 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, September 2 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 3 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 4 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Labor Day (Monday, September 5) 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Labor Day Activities
On Labor Day, we will have concessions available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In addition, the Pizza Brama food truck will be returning to Old Farm from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. At 6:00 PM, we will whistle the close of the 2016 season and make room for the dogs for our annual doggie dip. Also at that time, we will be asking for your help to collect and move the deck furniture into the pool house for the winter. We hope to see you there!
Mark Your Calendars for Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 8
We will be having our third annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 PM. This year, we’re excited to have a great local band, Driven to Clarity, providing the music. If you purchased tickets to our Rockin’ 2016 Kickoff Party (which was canceled due to weather), and you did not receive a refund, your tickets will be honored at this event. Otherwise, tickets are on sale here. This event is open to non-members, as well, so invite your friends!
Last Call for Lost-and-Found
Please be sure to check the lost-and-found before the end of the season. As always, we have a large number of items. We will be donating or disposing of these items at the end of the season.
Fun at the Club doesn’t have to stop on Labor Day!
All continuing and temporary members are invited to try out our pickleball and paddle tennis courts to see if they might like these games. Our active and growing number of pickleballers will be playing through the Fall and into the Winter, weather permitting. The paddle tennis season starts in October and generally goes through April. There is no additional charge for pickleball or paddle tennis if you are already a member of the Club. For further information on pickleball, please contact Rob Follit; for paddle tennis, please contact Scott Speier.
We’ll see you at the pool!
We have found a watch and a class ring that were left behind at the pool. If you are missing one of these items, please email email@example.com and describe your missing item.
And, as always, we have a bunch of other items (e.g., towels, goggles, water bottles, etc.) in our lost-and-found. We encourage you to peruse the items to see if you have lost anything.
We have a fantastic offer for you. How about custom Old Farm Pool wine and tumblers? Did we mention these are plastic (aka pool deck area safe)? We have eight different design options for you to choose from and each can be personalized with your name!
Old Farm Pool member Danielle Bennett is donating her time and effort to provide these cups to the members. What’s more, she’s donating 100% of the net profit to Old Farm Pool to start a fund to replace our (not so temporary) tent structure with a permanent, something-we-can-all-be-proud-of structure.
Go to this webpage to place your order. After entering the site, click on the style you’d like to order and then click the “buy photo” link at the top of the page. This will bring up the order form. Complete the form. If you would like for your order to be personalized, please add a note when prompted during the “checkout” process.
To save cost, we will be bulk ordering a single order. Therefore, if you are interested please place your order by end of day Friday, July 29th. We expect the order to take a couple of weeks to arrive.
Did you know that Old Farm his hosting MCDL Divisionals this year on Sunday, July 24th? And the only thing cooler than that are these shirts! So if you have a diver in your family, you can pre-order your shirt now. These will sell out, so “now” might be a good time to get one:http://store.oldfarmpool.org/item/mcdl-divisionals-tshirt-1
Greetings, Old Farm Members!
It’s hard to imagine we’re already approaching the halfway point of the pool season. Here are a few items of interest for July.
Kris Konstruction Happy Hour
Friday, July 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Our friends from Kris Konstruction will be sponsoring a happy hour at the pool this Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Kris will be providing the food and drink. If you don’t know Kris Konstruction, they are a company that specializes in hail damage repair. They have already replaced many of your neighbors’ roofs in Old Farm and North Farm. Kris representatives will be available to talk about working with your insurance company to potentially get a new roof as a result of the May 2nd hail storm. They can also set up a free no-obligation roof inspection. More information is available here.
We’ve been noticing an uptick in children being left at the pool without supervision. Please remember that our rules require children 10 and under to be supervised by an adult at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.
July 4th Recap
Despite cold and rainy weather, we had a great time at the pool on July 4th. In fact, our pool management company said we were the only pool they saw with a crowd on that day. Many thanks to all of the volunteers that made that day possible, but most especially to Katie Teitgen. I’m always impressed by the great patriotic spirit of our neighborhood on Independence Day!
Wedding Ring Found
We have an especially important item in our lost-and-found: a wedding ring. If you are missing a wedding ring, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what you’re missing.
We have lots of other lost-and-found items, so please take a look at the lost-and-found rack to find your missing items. It’s located near the entrance door and in front of the check-in desk.
That’s it for July. I hope to see you at the pool!
Old Farm Pool
Kris Konstruction Happy Hour
Friday, July 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Our friends from Kris Konstruction will be sponsoring a happy hour at the pool this Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Kris will be providing the food and drink from Attman’s Delicatessen. Sandwiches, salads, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available.
If you don’t know Kris Konstruction, they are a company that specializes in hail damage repair. They have already replaced many of your neighbors’ roofs in Old Farm and North Farm. Kris representatives will be available to talk about working with your insurance company to potentially get a new roof as a result of the May 2nd hail storm. They can also set up a free no-obligation roof inspection. More information is available here.
July 4th Party at the Pool
Old Farm Pool and Paddle Tennis Club is pleased to welcome everyone again this year to help us celebrate 4th of July.
The pool is free to everyone and opens at 11:00 after the parade reaches the pool.
- 11:00am – 2:00pm – Hardy’s BBQ truck will be serving up some award winning BBQ (Something new this year. Hopefully this will free up parents to enjoy the party and not be stuck on the grills all day).
- 11:00am – 3:00pm – Pool games with prices, face painting, concession sales, Mike’s Ices, watermelon relay, coin toss, Parents v. Guards watermelon polo, cannon ball contests and more!
- 8:00 pm – Pool closes for the day so everyone can watch fireworks!
July 4th Party – take a village. If you have time – even 15 min, to help up, please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040848AEAA2BA64-ofps
Old Farm Community Parade Information
- WHEN: Parade starts at 10:00 am
- WHERE: Parade will begin in front of Farmland Elementary School
- WHO: Everyone is invited!
We will have flags for everyone to show off their red, white and blue! Once again, we will have our local firefighters and police officers leading the parade.
If you have a convertible and want to show your neighborhood spirit by being in the parade, deck them out in your finest patriotic gear, fill them with your family or friends and be a part of the parade! Plan to show up a little early so that we can line you up.
For the kids: start decorating your bikes, trikes, wagons or yourselves in red, white and blue!
We will be awarding prizes in the following categories:
- Best Wagon
- Best Stroller
- Best Bike with training wheels or Tricycle
- Best Bike
- Best Pet
- Most Patriotic
- Best Use of environmentally friendly materials
- Best other forms of transportation (scooters, rollerblades, basically, anything that is powered by humans but is not a bike).
We’re looking for musicians to display their talents during the parade. If you have a local band or want to put together a group of musicians please contact Marta Vogel (email@example.com).
Show your community spirit by sponsoring an American Flag! They will be lining the Parade Route and your family name will be prominently displayed underneath your flag. Your family can sponsor a flag for only $20.
Space is limited. Please sign up soon. If you wish to pay by cash or check (made out to GFCA), drop it off in an envelope, along with your name, address, phone number and how you wish to be recognized on the sign we will put under your flag. Payment can be dropped off at 11703 Hitching Post Lane or you can also pay with PayPal at www.greaterfarmland.org
IMPORTANT: A parade doesn’t happen by itself!!! If you can volunteer your time and energy, please e-mail Ed Rich as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how you wish to help.
On Wed, June 22nd, kids from Old Farm swim team and F2BK Multisport Club had an opportunity for participate in the first Old Farm Pool Youth Splash & Dash. The event was hosted by Fit 2 B Kids (F2BK) Multisport Club and USAT Coach Christina Dorrer. Young athletes were organized by age groups and participated in a swim followed by a transition into sneakers and a run on the local trail. This event provided a unique opportunity for strong swimmers to use their skills in a multisport event. Many athletes who participated are not on a swim team and are not necessarily strong swimmers, but may excel in running. Still others participated for the enjoyment, exercise and club or race atmosphere. The Splash & Dash is a USAT Sanctioned event and is used to introduce kids to multisport events and the sport of triathlon which also includes biking. Kids in the F2BK Club are training for several local triathlons this summer.
The winners of each category in the Splash and Dash were:
Ages 7-8 (50 meter swim and .5 mile run) – Charlotte Chang with a time of 6:46
Ages 9-10 (100 meter swim and .5 mile run) – Kalen Wells with a time of 8:33
Ages 11-12 (100 meter swim and 1 mile run – Evan Wise with a time of 15:09
Ages 13 – 15 (150 meter swim and 1 mile run) – Chandler Detrich with a time of 10:34
There will be at least two more Splash & Dash events held on July 20th
and August 24th
. The goal for the kids is to see improvement in their time over the summer through training. The cost to participate is $15 and includes a T-shirt. For those kids who are not USAT members, a $10 membership is required which is good for any triathlon races or trainings for a full year (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Join-or-Renew
). Anyone interested in learning more about multisport activities and training can still join the F2BK Multisport Club! Information on the club is at www.Fit2BKids.com
or you can contact Christina@fit2bkids.com
Hello Old Farm Members,
We’re off to a great start to the 2016 season. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide a few reminders about our rules:
No Glass Containers. Please transfer all liquids to plastic or aluminum containers. This is a Montgomery County regulation that we must enforce, or else we can be shut down by the County.
Increased Supervision of Water Guns. We’ve seen increased use of water guns, and a corresponding need for our lifeguards to intervene when they are used. We ask parents to closely monitor your child’s use of water guns and to consider whether your child is responsible enough to use a water gun. Water guns should only be used within the pool, and not on the deck or between the deck and the pool. Lifeguards have discretion to confiscate water guns (or any other pool toys) if they are being used to the detriment of other members or during crowded times. Based on feedback we are receiving from the lifeguards, we may have to ban water guns if they continue to be a problem, so kindly help us keep water gun use well controlled.
Age Limit on Shuffleboard and Cornhole Equipment. We’d like for all members and guests to be able to enjoy the amenities at the club. However, we have found that some of our youngest members have found alternative ways to enjoy our shuffleboard and cornhole equipment. Unfortunately, this has resulted in us having to completely replace the gear. As such, the Board has decided to implement an age limit on the use of shuffleboard and cornhole equipment; starting now, the equipment cannot be checked out by children younger than 13 years old. Kids under 13 years of age can still play, but we now require an adult to check out the equipment and to be present at all times. Thanks for your understanding.
In other news, masters swimming and water aerobics are just starting, so please see our website for more details if you are interested in these programs.
This Friday, we’re having another Food Truck Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm. Pizza Brama will be at the pool serving pizza, roasted appetizers, salads, and desserts from their wood-fired oven. Please see their menu here: www.pizzabrama.com.
See you at the pool!
Hello Old Farm Members,
We’ll be opening for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 28 at noon. Our operating hours can be found here. We are excited to introduce our new pool water heaters on that day. Considering our recent weather, the heaters will be a very welcome addition to the Club.
If you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2016, please do so now. Information on renewing your membership can be found here. You can also contact our membership chairs with questions at email@example.com. We will again be using our electronic scan entry system at the front desk this year. If you need a new membership card, please ask the front desk attendant when you come to the Club. New members can likewise pick up their membership cards from the front desk.
Swim team practice begins on Tuesday, May 31, and dive team practice beings on Wednesday, June 1. If you haven’t signed your children up for these great summer activities, you can find information on swim team here and on dive team here.
The Swim Team will be conducting assessments 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. Please see the information here on how to sign up an an assessment.
The Dive Team is excited to have our own Jackie Jacobson as coach this year. We are also proud to announce that diving champion Kevin Burke will be conducing dive clinics for our team (included in your dive team registration fee) on 5 Saturdays throughout the season. We can’t wait to see him perform. More information can be found here.
Due to the recent weather, the upgrade to our paddle tennis courts has been at a standstill. With a little luck from Mother Nature, we are hoping that work will resume this week.
The Board of Directors has been working hard to ensure that 2016 is another great year at Old Farm. We look forward to seeing you starting Saturday!
Old Farm Swim & Paddle Tennis Club
P.S. Check our website soon for updates on masters swimming, water aerobics, and triathlon training for adults and kids.