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Message from the President – Summer 2012

Here it is, mid July and we are already winding down the swim team and dive team seasons.  I would ask that as many of us prepare to take family vacations in early August and may be away for a few weeks, that you please check the Lost and Found bins at the entrance to the pool building.  We are gathering quite a collection of items.  As we have done in previous year, unclaimed items, especially towels are cleaned and then are donated to local animal shelters by Mary Woytek.  We will do a donation shortly and then will do another when we close for the season in September.

Bruce

 

 

Old Farm Swim/Dive Teams Awards Banquet This Sunday!

Jul 19, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Please join your teammates, coaches and families to celebrate another wonderful Old Farm Swim & Dive Team season.  We promise lots of food and fun for all!

RSVP ASAP to Mindy Johannessen at mindyjoh@comcast.net, with your name and the number of people in your group. Here are the rest of the details (note the “What to Bring” part of it!)
When:
  • Sunday, July 22nd, 6:00 pm
Where:
  • Old Farm Pool
Cost:
  • $5 per person or $20 per family of 5 or more people (pay at the door)
Food:
  • Red, Hot and Blue BBQ (chicken only) and cold drinks
What to bring:
  • Families A-E:    Salads (green salad, cole slaw, broccoli salad, etc)
  • Families F-K:    Pasta (baked ziti, mac and cheese, plain or buttered pasta, etc)
  • Families L-Q:    Fruit (fruit salad, fruit platter, sliced watermelon, etc)
  • Families R-Z:    Dessert (cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc)
Please bring enough food for 10-12 people and supply serving utensils for your dish.
Volunteers:  We always need volunteers to make the banquet run smoothly.  Please let us know if you can help with:
Set up: 4:30-6:00 pm
Serving food: 6:30-7:30
Clean up: After the banquet
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!
Your Banquet Committee,
Mindy Johannessen
Amy DePreta
Rosemary DiGioia
Reedy Mahoney

Youth Splash and Dash July 28th

Jul 19, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), Swim Team  //  No Comments

Hey Kids!

Celebrate the end of swim season and kick off the Olympics like a champion! Kids ages 7-15 can join us at the Old Farm Pool for a swim and run aquathlon event! See just how fast you can swim and run – and everyone gets a finisher’s ribbon!

When:

  • July 28th – arrive at 8am for final registration payment, documents, and body marking. NOTE: A parent must be present for registration.

Fees:

  • $15 for OFP members
  • $20 for non-members and guests

Register:

Email the following information by 7/25 to splashdashfun@yahoo.com:

  • Child’s full name
  • Age
  • A good estimate of their 100yd swim time.

Parents should be available to volunteer where needed. Donations of water bottles or goodie bag items are welcome.
Direct any questions to splashdashfun@yahoo.com

Old Farm Swim Team Mini Meet for Our Up-And-Coming Swimmers July 25th

Jul 19, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

This will be our first (and hopefully annual!) “Mini Meet” for our 8 and under and pre-team swimmers. Details below:

When:

  • Wednesday July 25, 2012
  • 6:00pm warm ups/cheers, races at 6:30
Who:
  • 8 and Unders & Pre-Teamers

What:

  • Fun races including: kickboard, free, back, breast, fly

No DQ’s! Try those harder strokes and have fun! Teen swimming escorts available upon request. Popsicles at the end too! RSVP to Vicki Dunn vicki.dunn@comcast.net or Amantha Linkie alinkie@comcast.net.  Parents, please stay to supervise swimmers. Activities approx. 1 hour. All OFST teens helping will get SSL hours. Some help needed before 7/25. Contact Vicki Dunn for info.

Kids Lock-in, Camp Out Tonight!

Jul 16, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Due to yesterday evening’s storm, we needed to postpone this fun event. But fret not. It’s on for tonight!

PLEASE RSVP again so we can plan for food and activities.  We know that, unfortunately, there will be people who can’t make it.  Hopefully, most still can or can at least join us for the evening activities if you can no longer spend the night.  Maybe we will even have a few people join who couldn’t make it last night.  Either way, please Tammi know if your kiddo can make it: twhazlett65@yahoo.com.  If anything changes:  like a chaperone can’t come or now can come, if you have to leave early or can now spend the night etc, please make sure to include that info in your RSVP.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  We want to make this a fun and safe event!

Kids Luau Tuesday Night

Jul 16, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

Tomorrow is the night! The kids get to have a great party at the pool. Parents are certainly welcomed too (no charge of course for the adults). Here are the details:

When:  

  • Tuesday July 17th – 6-9pm

What:

  • DJ
  • Games

Fees:

  • $10 in advance / $12 at the door
    Price includes 2 slice pizza drink and a shaved ice

Summer Notes from the President – July 9, 2012

Jul 9, 2012   //   by President   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Hopefully we have all power back now and the extreme heat from last week has left us for a while.  I want to thank all of our members for the true sense of community shown by all last week as many of us dealt with not only no power at our homes, but welcoming our friends and neighbors from the community and TildenWood who also suffered thru the heat.

I received several very nice messages from our neighbors that I would like to share with everyone.  Although they are addressed to me, they apply to all Old Farm Swim Club members:

 

I totally agree about the “neighborhood gems”… Old Farm opened their doors to us for a week for practices and our entire membership!  It was a pleasure to celebrate the 4th of July in the neighborhood.  And Twin Falls opened their pool to us last weekend so we could swim a “home” meet against Stonegate.  And Woodley Gardens hosted our “home” B meet last week.  Thanks to all who opened your gates and were good neighbors!

Barb Ship, Tilden Woods

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Pat OConnor <mcswim@gmail.com> wrote:
Bruce:

You guys are awesome – to offer your pool to other neighborhoods,
during a heat wave and celebration activities is truly remarkable, and
is a tribute to you and your Board.

We, at Regency Estates, were invited with Shady Grove, to use
Hallowell for the A meet tonight (Monday).

Our “private clubs” are really not – they are neighborhood gems, and
truly do serve the community.

Best

Pat O’Connor
(C) 703-928-5402

 

Dear Bruce-- Thanks so much to you and the Old Farm community 
for opening your pool to Tilden Woods members during the last week. 
You and your membership could not have been more welcoming and 
generous. Having a place for my kids to hang out and see friends 
while our power was out was a great help and eased a lot 
of strain. Seeing friends from both pools at the July 4 
party made what could have been a miserable day a lot of fun. 
We're very glad to be part of the Old Farm/Tilden Woods 
community. Again, many thanks. Hope the rest of your 
summer is a good one for you and your pool! 
Beth Blake Mike Lebrun 

Old Farm Pool has once again proven itself to be a true community
pool and I want to thank everyone!
Bruce

Adult Luau This Saturday

Jul 9, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

This Saturday July 14th is our annual Adult Luau at the pool. If you haven’t been before, this is the “must go to” adult event of the summer. Activities include:

  • DJ
  • Diving competition
  • Kayak races
  • Beer pong
  • Corn hole

Food by Urban BBQ and of course, the margarita machine will be there too.

Fees:

  • $28 in advance
  • $30 at the door

 

July 4th List of Activities at Old Farm Pool: Fun Starts at 8:30 this am!

Jul 4, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

July 4th is always a lot of fun at the pool. And today will be no exception. Festivities begin this morning at 8:30am. Here is the list of today’s activities:

July 4th Activities:

Old Farm Parents / Coaches / Swimmers / Divers Relays

When: 8:30am at the pool

Details: Now is your chance to show your kid you can race across the pool, too! Don’t stay in your hot house with no power. Cool off this morning with some fun.

Bike Parade 

When: Signups at 9:30am at Farmland Elementary School; Parade begins at 10am

Details: The parade will be led by our friendly neighborhood Rockville Fire Department in their truck! During the parade we hold our bike and stroller (or any  other mode of tranportation ) and pets decorating contest with judges along the route.

Live Band: Throwing Wrenches!

When: 11:30am 

Details: Our very own Nick Morper and his band will be performing a set on the deck of the pool. Nick (a swim and dive team member) and his band, Throwing Wrenches, just performed this past weekend at a Battle of the Bands at the 9:30 Club. Come down and check them out!

Kids Games, Project Tables

When: Ongoing throughout the day 

Details: We will have several tables setup with various kid friendly activities and contest. Assume there will be some whipped cream involved at some point 🙂

Watermelon Relay, Adults vs Guards Watermelon Water Polo

When: early afternoon

Details: Who knew watermelons could be so useful? Taste great and with a generous lathering of Vaseline, make for a great competition tool.

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