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Swim Team: Third A Meet Roster and Volunteer List

Jun 30, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Here is the volunteer line up and roster for Saturday’s away meet at Norbeck Grove.  The meet starts at 9 AM.  Warm-ups are at 8:15 AM.

Norbeck Grove Pool
18309 Wickham Road
Olney, Maryland

Directions:

  • East on Route 28 to Georgia Ave
  • North on Georgia Ave toward Olney
  • Left on Emory
  • Right on Cashell
  • Follow Cashell until it ends at Bowie Mill
  • Cross over Bowie Mill into the Norbeck Grove neighborhood
  • The pool is on immediate right.

If you want to caravan, please meet at Old Farm at 7:30 AM.  We will depart shortly after that.Otherwise, be at Norbeck Grove no later than 8:10 AM.

Everyone who has a swimmer in the meet should expect to work at least 1/2 of the meet. It is fun and a great way to get in on the action and have the morning fly by.  If you are on the volunteer list please check in with Jay (the tall guy with the goofy looking hat . . . no not the short guy with the goofy looking hat, that’s Griff) or Jill (red Old Farm baseball cap) no later than 8:20 so that he or she can give you a stopwatch or your assignment.   If you are not listed as a volunteer please let Jay or Jill know you are there in case someone does not show and we need you, as each and every parent is a crucial part of the success and timeliness of each meet!  We will make sure you can see your child swim each event they are in no matter which job you have been assigned.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to making the season fun for your children and for your contribution to helping to staff the meet.

Officials:

  • Starter:  Johannessen
  • Automation:  Daumit
  • Clerk: Jungreis/Campbell
  • Ribbons: Cooksey
  • Stroke & Turn:
    • First Half: May and Mahoney
    • Second Half: Ohlrich and Charlip
  • Asst. Head Timer:
    • First Half: Garson
    • Second Half: Zucker
  • Timers
    • First Half: Rose; Opdahl; Morper; Mirsky; Johnson; Gaultier;Cruser; Annulis; Wagner
    • Second Half: Wood; Hazlett; Gaultier; Dunn; DiGioia; Gendelman; Marino; Cernoch; Williams
  • Runner: Rudolph
  • Emergency Back Up: Bingley; Stewart; DePreta

Roster:

If your child cannot swim for any reason please email Gail at gdaumit@jhmi.edu at the latest by Friday morning.

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Old Farm Swim Team: B Meet 3 Tonight at Eldick

Jun 29, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

We look forward to seeing you tonight at the B meet at Eldwick.

Spirit = Nerds

Eldwick Pool is at 11130 Broad Green Drive, Potomac, MD

Directions from Old Farm:

  • Montrose Road west to Falls Road (left turn)
  • Proceed approximately 2.4 miles on Falls Road.
  • Right on Eldwick Way
  • Follow Eldwick Way to end and turn left onto Broad Green Drive. Immediately turn right into Eldwick Pool

Please arrive at 5:15pm; warm-ups will be shortly after that.  The meet starts at 6pm.

Swimmers please check in with the coaches when you arrive; parents please check in with Kathi. If swimmers are leaving before the meet is over, please have them check in with their coaches to let them know they are leaving.

Any questions, please call Gail or Kathi  or email to oldfarm_B_meets@hotmail.com

See you tonight – Go Old Farm!

4th of July Flag Sponsorship

Jun 28, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Every 4th of July, Old Farm Pool lines the streets of Old Farm with American Flags.  It looks great, and it follows the Parade Route from Farmland Elementary to the Pool.  Your family can Sponsor a Flag for $20.  This reflects your community support, patriotism, and your kids get to see their name in “lights.” In addition, your name will be posted on one of the flag poles.

Space is limited.  Please sign up soon.  Contact Kristen Mirsky –or– leave $20 check (made out to Old Farm Pool). Cash is fine if they put it in a seperately sealed envelope clearly marked with their name & phone number.  Please put how you would like your name plate to read: ie:The Jacobson Family/  Congratulations Class of 2011/ Sam and Jackie Jacobson/Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson/ etc.  and your STREET NAME.

4th of July Volunteers Needed

Jun 28, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

The 4th of July is only 6 days away!

Thank you to all of the Volunteers who have already signed up.  We could not do this without you!  There are still many slots available which can be accessed through VolunteerSpot.  We need at least one volunteer for each of the following events:

  • 10:30-11:15
    • Gliders
    • Hand Painting
    • Baby Pool Games
    • Toe Painting
  • 10:30-11:00
    • Wheelbarrow Race
  • 11:00-11:45
    • Hoola Hoop Contest
  • 11:15-12:00
    • Gliders
  • 11:45-12:30
    • Bubble Gum Blowing

New this year……all volunteers registered on VolunteerSpot will have a lounge chair reserved for them on the 4th!

If you have trouble accessing VolunteerSpot, please contact Karen: opdahljke@yahoo.com.  All of the volunteers really do make the event run smoothly.

Message from the President: Pool Security

Jun 27, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

In the past few weeks I know that we have been bombarding you with lots of messages about pool activities.  Hopefully you find these informative and relevant.  This message is being sent as a reminder, not just as an update on pool matters, but something that affects the entire neighborhood.

Vandalism at TildenWood Pool
For those of you who may not have heard, our neighbors at TildenWood pool had vandals break in early last week and did some significant damage to their property and equipment including throwing furniture in the pool, breaking doors into their building, throwing a laptop, cash box and other office equipment into the pool and scrawling graffiti on the walls.  Additionally, cars in the neighborhood with TildenWood stickers were targeted for damage with windows smashed and other costly damage.  The TildenWood Board of Directors is working with the police and hopefully they will find those responsible.

Vandalism at Old Farm Pool
Pool security is something we take very seriously at Old Farm.  We have the appropriate signage, barbed wire along the fenceline and lighting in the evenings and we have invited the Montgomery County Police to frequently drive up to the pool in the evenings.  Having said that, we are not without incidents.  This past weekend a members car was broken into while parked along Swim Club Way during the recent home swim meet.  As a reminder, when you drive to the pool, please make sure your car is locked while in the parking lot or along the access road, and make sure nothing of value is left in your car.  Thank you for your continued support of the pool and please remember to secure your valuables.

Sincerely, Bruce
Bruce Kay, President
Old Farm Swim & Paddle Tennis Club

Old Farm Swim Team Tops Quail Valley for Second Win in a Row!

Jun 26, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

The Eagles finished off the 2nd week of competition by beating the previously undefeated Quail Valley 452-334

Next Week:  B meet away at Eldwick and A meet away at Norbeck Grove—details in following emails.

A meet: Old Farm moved out to an early lead and keep poruing it on as the Eagles soared to a 452-334 victory over the Quail Valley Marlins.  The Eagles continued to show improvement, dropping time all accross the board.  All star performances were duplicated from week one.  The results from the A meet are up on our web site (A meet results).

B Meet:  The Nessies of Inverness Forest visited OFP on Wednesday night and we had a chance to see a lot of improved times and some exciting races.   The results (Results from B Meet) are now posted on our web site.

Shout Out:  A big shout out and thanks to Mindy Johannessen for stepping in and acting as a B meet manager organizing the volunteers —- we got the meet in by 8:30pm!  Everybody’s help is greatly appreciated by the reps and the kids.

Hurrah to this week’s Exceptional Performer Awards (symbolized by the Old Farm water bottle) and Swimmer of the Week Awards (symbolized by the special swim cap):

This week’s Exceptional Performer Awards and the Swimmers of the Week will be announced Monday morning at practice.

All Star times were achieved by:

  • Jordan Ray (Free)
  • Teresa DiGioia (Back, Fly)
  • Jean-Sebastien Gaultier (Breast)
  • Ethan Opdahl (Breast)
  • Danny Dunn (Breast)
  • Coby Zucker (Breast)

Old Farm & Tildenwoods Summer Teen Pool Party

Jun 24, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events)  //  No Comments

Join your friends for an evening of food, fun, music and more. Make new friends, hang out with old ones… bring your best ones!

  • When: Saturday, July 9th 7:30 – 11:00pm
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Who: 13 yr old and older
  • What: Food, fun, kayak ravces, relays, volleyball, firepits and smores, poker table, music/DJ
  • Attire: “Spiffy” summer casual (and bring a suite and towel) ie, sunglasses good
  • Cost: $10/per person in advance or at the door
  • RSVP: Please! So we can get an idea of numbers

Dinner will be provided, but donations for desserts happily accepted (you know how they eat!). Let me know if your teen will bring anything and thanks!

Second A Meet June 25th 2011 Roster and Volunteer List

Jun 24, 2011   //   by Dive Team   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

Pep Rally Friday 6/24 at 6:30 PM 

We will have our first Pep Rally immediately following afternoon practice! There will be two this season-before each home swim meet.   We will decorate the pool/deck in preparation for the meet. Next week, we will be making corsages and/or crowns for the meet’s Homecoming theme. Please bring a salad (preferred) or side/dessert to share and plan on buying pizza from the Dive Team’s fundraiser ($2/slice).

Spirit Calendar: click the link to get a copy of our spirit calendar for the season

Here is the volunteer line up and roster for Saturday’s home meet against Quail Valley.  The meet starts at 9 AM.  Warm-ups are at 8 AM.  Everyone who has a swimmer in the meet should expect to work at least 1/2 of the meet. It is fun and a great way to get in on the action and have the morning fly by.  If you are on the volunteer list please check in with Jill (red Old Farm baseball cap) so she can give you a stopwatch or your assignment.   If you are not listed as a volunteer please let Jill know you are there in case someone does not show and we need you, as each and every parent is a crucial part of the success and timeliness of each meet!  We will make sure you can see your child swim each event they are in no matter which job you have been assigned. Thank you in advance for your committment to making the season fun for your children and for your contribution to helping to staff the meet.

Officials, please be at the pool at 8:20am for meetings and briefings.

  • Ref:  Johannessen
  • Head Timer: Garrard
  • Stroke and Turn:  1st 1/2:  Lindsay, Charlip 2nd:  May, Ohlrich
  • Clerks:  Jungreis/Campbell
  • Automation: Minsk and Dunn
  • Ribbons: 1st 1/2:  Yeatman,  2nd 1/2:  Tublin
  • Asst. Meet Manager: Matson

Timers: (please be at meet at 8:20 AM)

  • 1st 1/2:  Stewart, Johnson, Cruser, Bingley, Birch, Wood, Brenits, DePreta, Garson
  • 2nd 1/2:  Charlip, Cernoch, Cooksey, Beach, Rudolph, Zelaya, Brenits, Gautier, Zucker
  • Last minute replacements:  Mahoney, Opdahl

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4th of July Volunteers Needed!

Jun 22, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News  //  No Comments

The 4th of July is only 12 days away!

If you are interested in volunteering for the festivities, please register using  VolunteerSpot.

All of the volunteers really do make the event run smoothly. New this year… all volunteers registered on VolunteerSpot will have a lounge chair reserved for them on the 4th!

4th of July Volunteers 2011

These are the available spots, please use VolunteerSpot to sign up!

Crafts:                                   10:30-11:15               11:15-12:00

Hand painting 1
2
3
1
2
3
Tattoos 1 1
Beaded bracelets 1
2
1
2
Toe painting 1
2
1
2
Gliders 1 1
Chalk Art 1 1
Baby pool-Bean Bag Toss 

Baby pool-Fishing

 

1
2
3
1
2
3

Games

10:30-11:00 

 

3 legged race 2
2
2
2
Waterballoon toss
Sack race
Wheelbarrow race
11:00-11:45 Watermelon eating contest 2
Hoola hoop contest 2
11:45- 12:30 Bubblegum Blowing Contest 1
Watermelon race 2
Cannonball judging 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other volunteers needed for these activities as well:

  • Flag Set Up July 3rd
  • Set Up at Pool July 3rd
  • Registration Table for Parade
  • Parade Judges
  • Sell Food
  • Cook Food
  • Clean Up Pool July 4th
If you have trouble accessing VolunteerSpot, please contact Karen: opdahljke@yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance,

Karen

 

Old Farm Swim Teams Finish First Week with Wins!

Jun 19, 2011   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Swim Team  //  No Comments

The Eagles finished off the 1st week of competition by beating the Division K’s #1 seeded Kenmont 398-374.

A Meet:

Old Farm took the lead in the 1st event and it remaining close the whole meet, but it ended with Old Farm edging the top-seeded Kenmont Tsunamis featuring some excellent.swimmers.  However, Old Farm proved to have even more and there were numerous personal bests and great swims by the Eagles, including six of our swimmers recording all star nominating times.  The results from the A meet are up on our web site.

B Meet:

Both Montgomery Square’s and Old Farm’s teams have grown this year so the meet was a bit longer than usual, but the swimming was great at OFP (Old Farm Pool) on Wednesday night.  The results from the B meet are up on our web site.

Volunteers:

Once again the parent volunteers came up big on both Wednesday and Saturday.  We really appreciate your help.  The kids appreciate your support because it gives them a chance to have fun and also show everyone how hard they work and how much they improve.  They really are amazing!

Special Hurrah to this week’s Exceptional Performer Awards (symbolized by the Old Farm water bottle) and Swimmer of the Week Awards (symbolized by the special swim cap).

This week’s Exceptional Performer Awards and the Swimmers of the Week will be announced Monday morning at practice.  All Star times were achieved by:

  • Jordan Ray (Free)
  • Teresa DiGioia (Back, Fly)
  • Jean-Sebastien Gaultier (Breast)
  • Ethan Opdahl (Breast)
  • Danny Dunn (Breast)
  • Coby Zucker (Breast)