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Register Now! Swimming Lessons at Old Farm Pool

Apr 19, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   Dive Team, General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Old Farm Youth Lessons Program: (Beginner Swimmers)

A daily group lessons program offered to Old Farm’s youngest swimmers. In order to participate, swimmers must be toilet trained and willing to get into the shallow area of the pool. FINS coaches will work with swimmers in a group setting (between 3 and 6 swimmers) to further swimmers’ comfort level in and around the water, while learning the basic components to a successful freestyle. The program will run for 6 weeks and offer practice from 10:30am to 11am from Monday through Friday. Every week will start a new session. We must have interest from at least 3 swimmers per session during the registration period in order to offer the program on that week.

  • When: Monday – Friday 11:00am to 11:30am (daily – 30 Minute Sessions)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Dates: 6/16 , 6/23 , 6/30 , 7/7 , 7/14 , 7/21
  • Ages: 3 – 7 (Beginner Swimmers)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $75 per weekly session
  • Signup now

General Lessons Program – Private & Group: (All Ages)

From Monday through Friday all summer long our FINS coaches will be available for private and small group lessons to swimmers of every age and ability. Our coaching team will have a great deal of flexibility in the summertime, and whether you just want to fix that flip-turn, or learn how to swim , our lessons team will be excited to help. You can sign up for private lessons all summer long, or just once every now and again, it’s up to you! We will also be able to take on any group lessons requests that you might have, should you be interested in having your swimmer and his/her friends practice together with a FINS/OF coach.

  • When: Monday – Friday (Available at most hours) – All Summer Long (June – August)
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: All Ages 2& up
  • Cost: Will vary based on coach
  • Signup now

FINS Summer Nights: (Ages 6 – 14)

A twice a week stroke development program that will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings and will be available to any and all swimmers, ages 6 to 14, so long as the swimmer can complete one length of the pool. This program will be an extension of our year-round program and will continue to teach all aspects of every stroke, along with complementary technical skills like starts, turns, streamlines, etc. Old Farm members may sign up for 2 week periods.

  • When: Monday & Thursday Evenings – 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Start Date: Monday, June 2nd
  • End Date: Thursday, July 24th
  • Ages: 6 – 14
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – Full Program: $230 (8 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members – 2 Week Session: $70 (2 Weeks – 2x per week)
  • Sign up now

FINS Elite: (Ages 10&up)

On Tuesday evenings, we will invite some of our most accomplished FINS coaches to run specialized 90 minute clinics which will cover all the different strokes and disciplines of our sport with great detail. Swimmers will watch and be talked through different drills and demonstrations and then have an opportunity to receive hands-on feedback as they try the drills and skills themselves. Our FINS coaches will include an NCAA National Champion, a Pan-American Gold Medalist, Big-East & ACC champions, as well several other local MCSL and High School swimming legends! We’ve found these clinics to be a wonderful learning tool for those FINS swimmers who are looking to better understand the higher levels of our sport.

  • When: Tuesday Nights (throughout June & July)
  • Cost for Old Farm Members: $40 per clinic
  • Where: Old Farm Pool
  • Ages: Ages 10& up
  • Sign up now

Get Ready for the 2014 Swim Season!

Apr 11, 2014   //   by oldfarmpool   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

It’s almost here, the 2014 swim team season!   We are proud to announce the return of our ENTIRE fabulous coaching staff:  Ali, Mike, Eva, Danny, Barry and Jean Marc will all be back as Eagles coaches for Summer 2014.   There is lots of fun ahead for swimmers of all ages at OF Pool!  Please feel free to forward this email to your new neighbors.

This article is a heads up for several important dates coming up in May, and a heads up about the first two Swim Meets of the Season.

Registration Night:   Thursday, May 1st,  7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES.

Come see Head Coach Ali Benjamin, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your friends.  Register your kids for swim/dive teams, and buy your team suit from Aardvark Swim and Sport.  Same suit as last year:  TYR Asteroid diamondback Navy/Red.  Have your kids try them on to make sure they fit and get a new size if needed.

PRESEASON Fundraiser Dinners:

(tell them you’re a member of Old Farm Swim/Dive Team to get a 20% give-back of the evening’s proceeds)

  • Wed May 7, 4:00-9:00pm Potomac Pizza, 9812 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD.
  • Tues May 13, 6:00-9:00pm Roti Mediterranean Restaurant, 10321 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD.
  • Wed May 21, 5:00-9:00pm Baja Fresh and Baskin Robbins, Congressional Plaza, Rockville, MD.


Please note that our first B Meet of the season has been shifted to MONDAY JUNE 9th at 6:00pm due to a school related conflict.  No B Meet on July 2, social event instead.  Here is the schedule for the season.  Relay dates forthcoming:

  • Registration Night: Thursday May 1, 7-8:30pm Farmland ES All-Purpose Room
  • June 7 Time Trials HOME, no opponent
  • June 9 MONDAY B meet HOME vs. Tally Ho
  • June 14 A meet HOME vs. Somerset
  • June 18 B meet AWAY vs. Montgomery Square
  • June 21 A meet AWAY vs. Ashton
  • June 25 B meet AWAY vs. Eldwick
  • June 28 A meet AWAY vs. Whetstone
  • July 2 BYE week: TEAM ICE SKATING @ Cabin John 4:30-6:30pm
  • July 5 A meet HOME vs. Calverton
  • July 9 B meet HOME vs. Inverness Forest
  • July 12 A meet AWAY vs. Waters Landing
  • July 19 Divisionals Championship, location TBD.
  • July 26 All-Star Relays (invitational)
  • July 27 Individual All-Stars (invitational)

See you all on May 1st.   Email questions to vicki.dunn@comcast.net


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!

Splash & Dash on Sunday, August 25th for Adults & Kids – Fundraiser for Farmland Community Family

The Splash & Dash event is now a fundraiser for Mike Lebrun and his family! Mike, a member of the Farmland community, was seriously injured in a bike accident earlier this summer. These funds will go to the family to help with wheelchair modifications for their house and car as well as other unexpected costs. PLEASE COME SUPPORT!!!  Swim, run, du-both, relay, or volunteer – and definitely donate! Spread the news!  The prices below are just suggested minimums for participation.

Sunday, August 25th at the Old Farm Pool:

  • 9 AM  Adults will swim 350M and run a 5K on neighborhood sidewalks and trails ($15 suggested minimum donation).
  • 10 AM  Kids between 7 & 15 are welcome to participate at the following distances ($10 suggested minimum donation):
    • 7-10 year olds: 100M swim, 1K (.62 mile) run
    • 11-15 year olds: 200M yard swim, 2K (1.24 mile) run

Athletes will be grouped in waves based on age and all races will start and finish at the Old Farm Pool. Registration and Waiver forms will be available at the pool and on race day but please sign up here so we now how many people to expect and can plan accordingly:


There are lot fun events for kids and teens coming this summer at Old Farm and Tilden Woods Pools!  Below is a list of few of them.  Mark your calendars now.

 End of the School Year Celebration at Tilden Woods

Friday, June 14 from 2:00 to 4:00

School’s out, so head to Tilden Woods Pool for an afternoon of fun and friends.  There will be a moonbounce, snow cones, and of course, their lovely pool.  Old Farm kids (middle-school age and younger) are welcome to join this fun event as a special “swap afternoon”.

Adult volunteers are needed to help supervise the moonbounce and man the snow cone machine.  Please contact Beth Blake at blake.el@gmail.com to volunteer or with any questions.


Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams Season Opening Potluck Dinner

Friday, June 14 from 6:30-8:00pm

This Friday night at Old Farm Pool from 6:30-8:00pm the Swim and Dive Teams will be holding their Season Opening Potluck Dinner.  We hope to see all you swimmers and divers there!  Signups are different this year…just click on the Signup Genius link, read the instructions and commit to bringing something on the list that will feed between 10-12 people.  The team is providing lemonade and dessert.

Here is the link:  http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A45ADAC2FA75-season/3517664

All team age groups and family members are welcome—the more the merrier.

Teen Night at Tilden Woods

Monday, June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Middle schoolers and up have been invited to join their friends at the Tilden Woods Pool for an evening of fun.  The Flippin’ Pizza truck will be here for all your dinner time needs!

Contact blake.el@gmail.com with any questions.


Kids Luau at Old Farm Pool

Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for Old Farm’s annual Kids Luau!  This annual event is always a blast for the kids.  There will be lots of fun music, dancing and great fun in the pool.  Pizza, chips and a drink will be included in the ticket price.  Look for more details to come soon!


2013 Swim and Dive Potluck Season Opener!

Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams!  Little Eagles through 15-18s!

This Friday night from 6:30-8:00pm we are hoping you will join us for our annual Season Opening Poluck Dinner!  We are thrilled that between both the Dive Team and the Swim Team, we have close to 150 athletes on our teams.  Let’s start the season off sharing some food and fun together!

Signups are different this year…just click on the Signup Genius link, read the instructions and commit to bringing something on the list that will feed between 10-12 people.  The team is providing lemonade and dessert.

Here is the link:  http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A45ADAC2FA75-season/3517664

(Swim Team parents, please help us understand our numbers by going to the Events tab, scroll down to the Potluck on June 14th, and either commit/decline the attendance of your swimmers.  All age groups and family members are welcome-the more the merrier.)  Dive team families can confirm or decline their attendance to vicki.dunn@comcast.net.

Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Swim Team Practices Have Already Begun>>>It is Not Too Late to Join!

May 30, 2013   //   by Swim Team   //   General Announcements (pool closings, events), News, Swim Team  //  No Comments

Afternoon practices for swim team started on Tuesday, May 28.  For those 11 and older, meet on the deck at 3:35 (or as soon as you can get there).  For those 10 and under on the team, meet on the deck at 4:50.  For swimmers who do not know and need to determine whether they are on the team, the Pre-Team or Little Eagles, the coaches can help everyone and determine their appropriate levels.  Pre-Team and Little Eagles started meeting Wednesday (May 29), with Pre-Team starting at 5:00 and Little Eagles at 4:30. It is not at all too late to join the swim or dive team as we always have late joiners given school and activity schedules.

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!)
  • Sunday, July 22nd, 6:00 pm
  • Old Farm Pool
  • $5 per person or $20 per family of 5 or more people (pay at the door)
  • 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