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Dive clinics on Saturdays beginning June 4th with ACC diving champion Kevin Burke!

May 22, 2016   //   by Dive Team   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We are very happy to announce all members of the Old Farm Dive Team have the opportunity to be trained by ACC diving champion Kevin Burke! Kevin still holds three of the University of Maryland’s four diving records. And did we mention at one time, he held every MCDL boys record too? He’s a member of the US Junior National Team and has competed in the Junior Pan American Games. Yeah, he’s a stud.

These clinics will take place over five Saturdays during the season and are included in your child’s registration fee. So if you (OK your child) wasn’t too sure if they wanted to dive this year, well there is no excuse not to now. This is a fantastic opportunity for new and seasoned divers alike!

This Saturday: Rockin’ 2016 Kickoff at the Old Farm Pool

May 14, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We’re starting off the season with the amps turned up to 11. OK, not really 11 but you get the idea. We are thrilled to have an absolutely amazing local band, Driven To Clarity helping us get things moving in the right direction. May 21st is the day and all adults (members and non-members) are welcomed. This will be our first event of the season. You can expect to see all your friends coming out from their winter hibernation for this event and dancing to the blues and alt-rock music of DTC. This one will sell out, so get your tickets now. Oh, and be sure and RSVP on our Facebook event too!

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!

Hey kids! Do you love to swim, bike and run?

May 7, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

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!  Join the club for one low price and come any time all summer long!  Going to camp or traveling?  No problem!
Our trainings start June 3 and run through August. 

Be part of the F2BK Multipsort Club and discover the sports that last a lifetime!

Wine and Cheese Party This Saturday June 11th

May 3, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

We are so excited to bring you another Wine and Cheese Night at Old Farm Pool. This always proves to be one of our biggest parties of the year and we are sure this one will not disappoint. Tickets include wine & beer tastings with plenty of cheese and savory treats.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Price will go up to $25 after June 11th.

Take a moment and like our Facebook page. It will really help us plan enough food and drink. Hope you can join us.  All neighbors and nonmembers are welcome. (adults only).

Masters Swim: June 13 through August 12

May 3, 2016   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics, News  //  No Comments

Tollefson Swimming is proud to offer Masters Swimming again this year at the Old Farm Pool.  Swimmers will swim between 1500 and 3500 meters during each ninety-minute workout.  Freestyle will be the primary stroke for conditioning; however, we will sometimes swim all four competitive strokes.

The Masters Program begins Monday, June 13 with 90-minute practices every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 5:45am to 7:15am and ends Friday, August 12.  The fee for Old Farm members is $165; for non-Old Farm members $195. Please make check payable to Tollefson Swimming.

More Information Contact Cindy Zelaya: specialprograms@oldfarmpool.org

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.

April 2016 Update

Apr 24, 2016   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments
Hello Old Farm Members,

As the weather has gotten nicer and we approach opening day, the board has been busy preparing for the 2016 season.  Here are a few points of interest:


Early Bird Season Ends Saturday, April 30

Please get your dues payments in as soon as possible to take advantage of early bird rates.  If you have membership questions, please e-mail our membership volunteers at membership@oldfarmpool.org.


Membership Cards for Front Desk Check-In

As you know, we began using a barcode-scan entry system last year.  Your barcode cards from last year may be used again this year (and for years to come).  Nevertheless, some of you reported that the barcodes on the key tags have worn off and are unusable.  If you have experienced this problem, please see the front desk staff to obtain a new card.  New members may also obtain their membership cards from the front desk staff.


Update on Improvements

Installation on our new pool water heaters is nearly complete, and we expect to have them operational on opening day (Saturday, May 28).  You also may have noticed that our paddle tennis courts are undergoing a complete renovation.  We expect this work to be completed within a week.


Calling All Gardeners!

Board member Tom Walsh has undertaken a beautification project for the club’s grounds.  If you have green thumb, and you are interested in volunteering your gardening skills and/or plantings for the betterment of the club, please contact Tom at torger@verizon.net.


Swim and Dive Team Registration (and information about our other programs, too!)

Registration night for the Old Farm Eagles Swim and Dive Team will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm at Farmland Elementary School.  If your children haven’t previously participated, please consider this great opportunity for summer fun and exercise.  Our swim and dive teams are open to children of all ability levels.  We will also have information available about our masters swimming program, adult and kid triathlon training, and water aerobics classes.


Rockin’ 2016 Kickoff Party – Mark Your Calendars

On Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 pm, we’ll be hosting our annual kickoff party at the pool.  This year, we’re excited to have a great local band, Driven to Clarity, providing the music.  This promises to be a great time, so make sure you buy your tickets here.  This event is open to non-members, as well, so invite your friends!


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!


John Hudalla