Get ready for triathlon race season with open water swim drills and simulation at Old Farm Pool. Learn how to minimize effort in the water and complete the swim course more efficiently. Lane lines will be removed so participants can practice drills that focus on triathlon specific open water techniques such as sighting, drafting, pack swimming, deep water starts and buoy turns. Discuss the best technique for running entry and exits. Finish the session with an open water simulation swim. Participants should be able to swim 300+ yards continuously to participate. 15 and older welcome, though anyone under 18 needs a parent to sign a waiver on site.
This year there will be a new part of the swim team – the Little Eagles. The Little Eagles are for those children who cannot yet make the Pre-Team (by swimming a half lap of the pool), but want to be part of the team. There are two requirements: (1) the child cannot be in diapers; and (2) if the child were to lose his/her footing in the shallow end, he/she must be sufficiently mobile to get himself/herself up without any help. The Little Eagles will practice 4:30-5:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the shallow end. For those children who are interested, please sign up for the swim team!
We will open the pool for a preview party on Sunday May 19 from noon to 5 PM. Members and non members are welcome. There will be an entry fee of $10 per person, with a maximum of $30 per family. We will provide free food, drink, and music. Be the first to check out the many improvements that we made in the off-season, including a new entry step across the toddler section. Zoe’s Kitchen is providing food. Other sponsors include: FINS, Flippin’ Pizza, Geneva Day School, Lifetime Fitness, Michael & Son, and Remax Town Center. All proceeds will go to the Old Farm Pool Tot Lot.
7 – 8:30 at Farmland Elementary School
Aardvark will be there with a supply of suits! Come with credit card for them CHECK ONLY for team registration.
The suit this year is meant to last for 2 years..TYR asteroid diamondback, navy/red.Prices $58 girls/$37 Boys Jammer. If you cannot get your size at registration, you can go to Aardvark and still obtain the Old Farm discount and either get it there or they will order one for you.
FUND RAISER EVENT: SWIM AND DIVE plan on hosting a CAR WASH– we will need at least one Dive Parent Volunteer for this event. We are looking at June 16 or 23 at this time. Consider lending your hand. SSL Hours for students.
We look forward to a big, fun, supportive year of teamwork. Thank you for your attention.
Connie Jacobson will offer yoga classes on Thursday evenings from 6PM-7PM starting on June 6th and ending on June 27th. Classes will take place on the new basketball court. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. All ages welcome, including teenagers. Four classes for $40, members only. Complete and return the yoga registration form today!
|Memorial Day is only a month away, and there is still a lot that needs to be done to prepare the pool for opening. Old Farm Pool, like all neighborhood pools, is dependent on volunteers for its smooth operation and to provide the best experience for all Members. Please join us this Sunday (4/28) anytime from 10 AM to 3 PM to help with the clean up and preparations. Those that join us will be treated to some free food and drink.
Things to be Done
Clean out gutter on front of club house using new 10′ step ladder or extension ladder, best done with two people
We will have a second Spring Cleaning the following Sunday (5/5). We are hoping to complete all work by this day to avoid any activity on Mother’s Day Weekend or the weekend prior to opening. Please come by to help us, even if for a short while. Thank you.
Registration for Dive Team is
Thursday, May 16
7:00 PM -8:30 PM
Farmland Elementary, All Purpose Room
We look forward to seeing you there. Swimsuits will be available for sale there, through Aardvark, and also on a website. Stay tuned for more information on suits….
We try to monitor the pool and parking lot for illicit activity during the off-season, especially at night. Several people have noted a car being parked near the Platform Courts. We looked into it, and it is the car of a current Member. Our unstated policy is to allow Members to use the pool parking lot for parking (e.g., in going to the Metro) during the off-season. Continue being vigilant about activity up at the pool. If you do wish to park in the lot for a period of time, please try to put a note on the dashboard indicating your Member name and #. Thank you.
DIVE TEAM: New this year, all meets will begin at 4 pm rather than 5 pm. The idea is to keep daylight hours and complete meets on the same calendar day– avoiding coming back the next day. Also, starting earlier may avoid the rain storms that tend to roll in at that time.
We will have 3 home meets at Old Farm this year! Volunteers will be needed for setting up and concessions. Stay posted! We are seeded 5th (of 5) in Division 2 and hope to keep or move up with some hard work. This will be a great year.
The dates for the meets are always on the MCDL website, but just to alert you prior to looking (and remind you of how nice summer is!) the dates for the meets are 4 pm and as follows:
- June 9, Pre-Meet for rookies (1 PM at Ashton)
- June 16 (@ Flower Valley) 30 (@ Seven Locks)
- June 23 (@OLD FARM) VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED
- June 30 (@ Seven Locks)
- July 7 (@ OLD FARM) VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED
- July 14 (@ Seven Locks)
- July 19 (Robin Hood Meet Invitational)
- July 21 is Divisionals (8 AM, location TBD).
- July 24 (12-and-under, location TBD) and July 26 (age 13 – 18, @ Manor Woods) are All Stars (3 PM start).
We also have a NEW ASSISTANT COACH!! Please welcome Michelle Mangano from Walter Johnson’s dive team. You are gonna LOVE her! Welcome Michelle!