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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!

Bruce

 

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.

Old Farm Pool Turns 50!

Mar 22, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

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Did you know that the 2014 season marks the 50th anniversary of Old Farm Pool? We’ve got a lot of great things in store for members this year, so be sure and renew your membership right away. New to the area or looking to join a new pool? We’re happy to have you at Old Farm too. For more information about membership fees and how to secure your 2014 membership, check out our Membership page.

2014 Membership Invoices

Greetings Everyone!

Hopefully the worst of the winter is behind us and we can start looking forward to an exciting and event-filled summer at Old Farm Pool.  By now all of you should have received your 2014 Membership Invoices offering you the opportunity to take advantage of our popular Early Bird payment program.  This year we have also included the ability to pay online with a credit card.  There is a fee associated with this method, but for some, I know it may be more convenient than paying by check.  If you have not received your invoice or you had difficulty opening the email with your dues information, please contact either Mike Morper (our Director for Information Technology), or John Hudalla (our Director for Membership) membership@oldfarmpool.org.

As the opening day gets closer, we will be asking for volunteers to help us with spring cleaning, we hope you will be able to spare some time on a few upcoming weekends to come up to the pool and pitch in with some gardening work or leaf removal or other spring cleaning chores.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool.

Bruce

 

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!

Since It’s Snowing, How About Some Pool Updates?

Mar 3, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

As you cling onto your warm morning beverage of choice, we thought it would be a nice idea to at least provide everyone something to look forward to… and in this case, how about a few pool updates?

Membership drive coming soon!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve made great progress on prepping for the new season. This includes getting ready for the 2014 membership program. Important dates for registration are now posted to the pool calendar. And we will be sending out electronic invoices to all existing members, so watch your inbox. Oh and by popular demand, we will now be accepting credit cards for your membership payment.

Follow Old Farm Pool on Facebook

Did you know Old Farm Swim and Paddle Tennis Club is on Facebook? Yup, and we do a pretty good job keeping it up-to-date with all things going on at the pool. So why not Like our Facebook page today

New For 2014: A New Ramp

Mar 1, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

As we approach the new pool season, we thought it would be a great idea to start sharing a few of the new things you can expect at the Old Farm Pool this summer.

This Spring, we will be making a significant improvement to the front entrance. We will be constructing a ramp so that our pool house is more accessible. Not only will this be easier for our friends in strollers and wheelchairs, but to a less degree, it will sure make it easier to pull in that wheeled cooler containing all your important supplies for a great day at the pool.

We expect the ramp to be complete prior to the opening of the season.

Planning for 2014 season is underway!

Feb 7, 2014   //   by President   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

As we continue to bundle up this winter, the Board of Directors is hard at work developing the operating budget for the 2014 season.  Our goal is to complete the process that includes what improvements we will make this season and what our dues will be.   The budget should ready for publication in early March so that you can start planning for the summer.

As you look thru the pool website, we hope you will notice that we have now added links on the right side of each of our pages to relevant organizations and associations you may find of interest to include the Greater Farmland Civic Association.  For those interested, here is a link to a survey prepared by the GFCA on potential bus service thru the community.

Stay warm and we look forward to seeing you at the pool!
Bruce
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