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Reminder – FINS Schedule Next Week

Jun 28, 2012   //   by Swim Team   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

A friendly reminder that the FINS Programs will vary from their normal times the week of July 2 due to the holiday.

The Tuesday evening program (6:30-8:00) will be rescheduled to Monday evening (July 2, 6:30-8:00) because the swim meet that would usually be held on Wednesday is being rescheduled to Tuesday.

In addition, the mid-day program on Wednesday (which results in the addition of a second and third lane in the pool between noon and 3:00) will be rescheduled to Thursday (July 5, noon-3:00).

All facilities remain open while the FINS program is going on.

If you have any questions, please contact Jay Matson at jrmatson3@gmail.com

Summer Notes #2 From the President

It is hard to believe that the pool has already been open for one month for this great 2012 season.  Membership is strong with many new families joining us and actively participating in the many activities available for members of every age.

For those who were unable to attend, this past Saturday evening was the Adult Wine and Cheese event.  A wonderful evening for all attendees with perfect weather.  Special thanks to Board Members Scott Speier, (and Mary Jo), Marla Caplon and Debbie Labonski for all the hard work.  Also thanks to the Gaultier family for arranging the great live music.

We have several more social events coming up in the next few weeks including the Adult Luau, we would certainly like to see everyone join us for that on Saturday July 14th.

One quick reminder to all that if you or your kids are playing in the volleyball court, please make sure you shower all the sand off of you before entering the pool.  The foot shower is conveniently located between the volleyball court and the pool!

Thanks, and see you all at the pool!

Bruce

Summer Fun Equals Summer at the Pool: How You Can Help!

Jun 25, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Organized Events Help Make Summer Memorable and New Ideas are Welcome!

We have events  for this year and next that you can be involved in.  This is an opportunity to put your energy into your family’s summer.  Our pool is a way of life — a social and athletic hub.  Let’s make this year and next the best ever. We welcome your ideas and assistance for expanding the fun all families may enjoy at the pool this year. Here are just a few of the activities we could use help with later this summer:

Open for coordinator this year:

  • Kid’s Luau – July 17th
  • Teen Party – July
  • Crab Feast – July
  • Anything Else???

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Swim Team – Who Swims A Meets?

Jun 24, 2012   //   by Swim Team   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

There have been some questions about which kids swim in A meets, especially among the younger kids who may not be able to legally swim breast and fly.  Determining the entries is a task largely undertaken by the coach, with some relatively minor input from Your Swim Team Gurus.  Generally, the swimmers with the top three times in an event will swim in the A meet in that event.  However, an individual swimmer cannot swim more than 3 strokes (aside from IMs and relays), so that can cause some juggling to occur.  There can also be some adjustment if one of the fastest swimmers early in the season is no longer swimming times that are among the fastest as the season progresses.  In addition, our general policy is not to enter swimmers that are going to DQ.  As a child progresses, we’ll get to a point where it is not certain whether she/he will DQ or not, so we’ll enter that swimmer in an event if one of our lanes is open.  This differs from the B meets.  In those meets we’re trying to get the kids as much racing experience as possible, whether they are likely to DQ or not.  So, while there are rules of thumb as to how the roster is set for an A meet, there is an “art” to it.

If you have any questions on this issue, please follow up with one of Your Swim Team Gurus.

Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams Go River Tubing This Wednesday!

Jun 24, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), Swim Team  //  No Comments

This Wednesday, June 27th, we will leave after morning swim practice. However, morning practice will be abbreviated. The team will only practice from 8 – 9:00am with all age groups attending at that time. Hopefully we can get on the road by 9:15-9:30am. It should take a little less than 1 hour to get there but I’d like to have at least 1 1/2 to be sure.

We will rent tubes from Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (formerly Butt’s Tubes) in Purcellville, VA (located at the northern tip of Loudoun County, 15 miles northwest of Purcellville, Virginia. They are 4 miles from the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in West Virginia, and less than a ½ mile from the Potomac River.):

http://hfadventurecenter.com/site/our-location/directions.html

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View and Post Pictures and Videos from Old Farm’s Teams @ Smugmug.com

Jun 23, 2012   //   by Membership   //   Dive Team, News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

In years past, the swim team could rely upon the expert photography of Brian Ray to document the season and fill the night at our banquet. With the graduation of Jordan, we now are working on a more-collaborative way to capture and collect these images. Mindy Johannessen has done the legwork to set up a page on the Smugmug site at: http://oldfarm2012.smugmug.com/. If you wish to post photos to the site (which we welcome), please email Mindy (mindyjoh@comcast.net) for instructions. You will need to set up a free account to post pics, but it is very easy. Enjoy the viewing (and the picture taking)!

The dive team may also be interested in taking advantage of our spot on smugmug, so this is being added to the new blast for them.

Try A Free Water Aerobics Class at the Old Farm Pool This Thursday June 28 at 7:30pm

Jun 23, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), Masters Swim & Aerobics  //  No Comments

Water aerobics is an exercise program for all ages. If you are a member of the Old Farm Pool, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to try a free class this Thursday, June 28th at 7:30PM! Non-members can participate for a drop-in fee of $10.

This water fitness program is provided by the Wet yet? Water Fitness Company. Classes are held for 45 minutes in water that is chest-deep and provide a low-impact but challenging cardiovascular workout. Participants will exercise to music and perform a variety of motions including water walking and running, abdominal work and toning exercises. This class is designed to burn fat and increase cardiovascular fitness, range of motion and muscle tone.

More class Information? Email Suzanne Stack (suzanne_stack@msn.com) For more information on Wet Yet Water Fitness, please visit www.wetyetwaterfitness.com.

Swim and Dive Teams go to the Movies!

Jun 21, 2012   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, Swim Team  //  No Comments

When: Friday, June 22nd

What: Pixar’s Summer Blockbuster Brave

When: 1:00pm showing at Regal Rockville (runtime is 1:40)

Details: Meet in front of theater at 12 noon if planning to have lunch with the team before the movie.

Meet at 12:45pm if just joining group for the movie.

Cost is $8.00 for kids, $9.00 for adults.

No passes are accepted for this new release. We will not be getting a group discount so each person attending should purchase his/her own ticket(s). It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets online ahead of time since we are seeing the show on Opening Day.

If your child needs a ride, please contact Tammi Wolfson at twhazlett65@yahoo.com or Vicki Dunn at vicki.dunn@comcast.net

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