July 8th What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello Swimmers,

Hope you all stayed cool over the holiday weekend. We have a hot week ahead so come down and cool off at the pool with us.

Note from Julie about Lessons:

Registration is complete for session 2 of swim lessons, and we still have quite a few openings. We would love your help in sharing about our wonderful swim lesson program! Please share the information below with anyone you think may be interested (if you are a part of any neighborhood or parent groups, sharing there would be great as well!). Session 1 filled up really well after you all shared, and we are hoping it will help again!

This information is also on Wedgwood Swim Club’s social media if you would like to share a post!

We appreciate your help!

Julie Lockhart
Swim Lesson Coordinator
wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com

Summer Swim Lessons at Wedgwood Swim Club:
Looking for outdoor, group swim lessons for your children this summer? Located in North Seattle, Wedgwood Swim Club offers group swim lessons for children ages 3 through 13 years. We prioritize helping children feel comfortable in the water and making learning to swim fun! Whether your child is a beginner swimmer, or looking to improve their swim technique, our experienced instructors can help! Registration for Session 2 of lessons, which starts on July 8th, is open now. Register online: Wedgwood Swim Club Lessons Home (gomotionapp.com). Please contact wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com with any questions! 

Wedgwood Cake Bake Theme: Wedgwood Spirit
Save the date! July 27th  7:00 – 9:00 PM cakes will be judged (and devoured), floaties will be in the water and fun times will be had at the pool. The theme this year is Wedgwood Spirit so get those creative baker bonnets out and whip up a cake that embodies Wedgwood Spirit to you. Excited to have this wonderful Wedgwood tradition back in action this year!

Home Meet July 11th  **pool closes at 4 PM**

Schedule for the week: July 8th – July 14th

Monday July 8th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Adult Swim Team
Tuesday July 9th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Wednesday July 10th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open swim
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Adult Swim Team

Thursday July 11th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open Swim
**Pool Closes at 4 PM for Home Meet Vs. Klahaya)

Friday July 12th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Saturday July 13th
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Adult lap swim
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Sunday July 14th
11:00AM — 12:00PM Adult lap swim
12:00PM — 9:00PM Open Swim

Happy Swimming,
Mike

Schedule Change July 5th

Hello Lap Swimmers and Aerobics goers I have another update for you all. This Friday, July 5th we are changing the schedule a little bit. Here is what I have for you:

No EMLS
Adult Lap Swim 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Water Aerobics 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM

This change in lap swim times gives us the opportunity to make needed adjustments to the pool chemistry which will reduce the likelihood of schedule adjustments for the rest of the summer.

Thank you for your understanding,
Mike

July 1st – What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello swimmers,

Busy holiday week ahead of us. The weather looks nice and there are fun days ahead! But before we get to the holiday fun I have a few items I want to bring to your attention.

Double Down Diaper Policy
Accidents happen but let’s make sure we are doing all we can to keep them out of the pool. If your child is still in diapers please follow our double down diaper policy. These little swimmers must have on a diaper and a swim diaper with elastic leg and waist bands. We have signs posted in the lobby with examples. We also sell both diapers and reusable swim diapers if you forget them when you come down.

Reminder- Member Registration for Session 2
Member Registration for Session 2 of swim lessons will take place in person at WW pool on TUESDAY, July 2nd from 10-11am. If you are not able to come in person to register, you can call the pool to register: 206-523-8211. (The dates for Session 2 are July 8th-18th).

If your child is currently in lessons, they will receive a report card with a recommendation for the next level they should enroll in. The report cards will be available the morning of Tuesday, July 2nd, and you can pick them up in the lobby (they will be on the bulletin board in the lobby and are organized by teacher name).

Please contact our lesson coordinator with any questions- email wwlessoncoordinator@gmail.com or call (252) 228-4534

Wedgwood Water Polo!!
The best sport in the world will be back at Wedgwood in a few short days! Seasoned veterans and newcomers are welcome to come play. Coach Ruby and Mark will be ready to get you in for some action. Registration forms are posted in the lobby down at the pool. Take a look at the flyer below for more information about practice times and season ahead.

4th of July Floats and Root Beer Floats 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Come kick off your 4th of July festivities at the pool! From 1-3pm we will have Almost Anything Goes in the pool and will be serving root beer (and other sodas) floats on the top deck. Everyone had a blast at this celebration last year so we thought we would run it back again this year. ***There will be no lap swim from 1-3pm during the floats and floats celebration. But there will be an extra hour of EMLS 6-8AM and a bonus noon lap swim hour from 12-1PM***

Adult Swim Team Begins July 1st
Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. All swimming abilities are welcome, all you need is a swim suit and the occasional smile as you are swimming your booty off and you are welcome to join!

Swim Team Practice Schedule For The Week:
Monday and Tuesday Business as Usual
Wednesday:
11 & Up 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
10 & Under 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM  
***Thursday and Friday No Practice***

Clancy The Pool Cat Remembrance
Wanted to take a moment to remember Wedgwood’s beloved four-legged feline friend, Clancy. Clancy passed away this week and will be deeply missed by the Wedgwood community, staff and his family. Clancy lived a full life as a near neighbor of the pool and was a constant presence around the grounds. You may remember seeing him stroll the decks and grass keeping all of us safe from our rodent residents or saw his ever helpful presence in the office with our lifeguards assisting them on their office tasks, or may have seen him out and about in the neighborhood. He was a friend to all who came to the pool and will be missed and remembered fondly. Keep Clancy in your thoughts as you come down to the pool. Here is to you Clancy!

Schedule for the week: July 1st – July 7th 
Monday July 1st
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Tuesday July 2nd
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
12:05 PM — 12:50 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Wednesday July 3rd
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Thursday July 4th
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim        
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Adult Lap Swim
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Floats and Floats **No Lap Swim**
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Friday July 5th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Saturday July 6th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Lap Swim
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Sunday July 7th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Lap Swim
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Happy Swimming,
Mike

June 24th – What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello Swimmers,
Happy summer break! I have a lot of information for you all about upcoming fun at the pool, so get ready to read.

Schedule for the week: June 24th – June 30th

Monday June 24th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Tuesday June 25th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open Swim
**Pool Closes at 4pm for home meet vs. Aqua Club**

Wednesday June 26th

6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open swim

Thursday June 27th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Friday June 28th
6:00 AM — 7:00 AM Early morning lap swim
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM Open Swim

Saturday June 29th
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Adult lap swim
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Sunday July 30th
11:00AM — 12:00PM Adult lap swim
12:00PM — 9:00PM Open Swim

Water Aerobics
Get ready to get active! Aerobics starts today,  Monday June 24th and the schedule will go like this:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00am – 8:45am
Tuesday/Thursday 12:05pm – 12:50pm

Payment:
Unlimited season pass $80
Drop-in $10 per class
**No guests, members only**

We have a great crew of instructors who are eager to get you working hard with your friends in the water so come down and get a workout in!

Adult Team- Begins July 1st
If water aerobics isn’t your things or you are looking for more opportunities to workout in the water with your fellow members come join the Adult Swim Team! Whether you are a seasoned swimming veteran, or a beginning swimmer, Coaches Bailey Maynard and Avery Wells (both former Wedgwood speedsters) will be ready to get you into a lane that fits your skill level. No sign up needed for this, just come down with a suit and an eager attitude and you are in!

Practice Schedule: July 1st – July 24th
Monday and Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Adult Meet: July 27th @ Innis Arden
**more information on event registration coming later this season**


Overnighter June 29th—June 30th
School is out so why not have a sleep over at the pool to kick off summer!? The overnighter is a night full of swimming (until 10:30pm!!), snacking, movies and fun with friends. There will be late night pizza around 10:30 but not a full dinner so make sure your kids eat before coming down for the night. See our previous post for more info on the overnighter.

Schedule for the night:
7:00pm Tent set up
8:00pm – 10:30pm pool stays open for participants
10:30pm out of the pool for pizza, snacks and movie in MP room
7:00am Pick up children and tents

All Participants must have signed permission form (Copies posted in pool lobby)
$20 for full overnighter
$11 per child if planning to leave at 11:00pm

4th of July Floats and Floats
Come celebrate the 4th of July at the pool with an almost anything goes and root beer floats from 1:00pm – 3:00pm! The pool will stay open after until 7:00pm.
**No lap swim from 1:00pm – 3:00pm during floats and floats hours**

Adult Party & Almost Anything Goes July 20th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The first one was a hit so we are doing it again! Bring the whole family down for another fun evening. Kids can snack and float while the adults enjoy some drinks and appetizers on the top deck.

Cake bake and Almost Anything Goes July 27th 7:00 – 9:00pm
This Wedgwood classic event is back! We are still setting the theme so keep an eye out for that, but it is time to get those baking hands ready. The cake bake is an evening for members of all ages to show off your baking and decorating skills. Bring down a cake that matches the theme and we will have our judges decide which cakes looked and tasted the best!

Happy Swimming!
Mike

Welcome to SUMMER!

We are so excited to officially kick off summer. We have started full time hours and are planning several events for the summer. Now that school is out and many more staff members are available to work, here is the general schedule:

  • Weekends 11AM-12PM Lap Swim & 12PM-9PM Open Swim
  • Weekdays 6AM-7AM Lap Swim & 1PM-9PM Open Swim

NOTE: These hours will vary for events and swim meets. Please look at the Google Calendar on the pool website for adjustments. wedgwoodpool.com 

Water Aerobics

Starting Monday the 24th we will begin offering water aerobics for members only on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday @ 8-8:45AM and Tuesday & Thursday @ 12:05-12:50PM. 

  • Cost: $80 for a summer pass or $10 per class

NOTE: We will reassess non-member participation in mid July. Please consult the Google Calendar on the pool website for adjustments to the water aerobics schedule. wedgwoodpool.com

Overnighter! 

The Annual Wedgwood Overnighter is returning on Saturday, June 29th – Sunday, June 30th.  The Overnighter is an opportunity for the children to stay in the pool later than usual swimming and playing games, have food, watch a movie and sleep in tents around the pool with their friends.  Every year, Chris Matsumoto runs the Wedgwood Overnighter.  He stays up all night to ensure that kids are safe and if anyone needs to call home, someone is there to help.  It is a really fun event.  

IMPORTANT REMINDER: we are NOT serving dinner. We provide some late night snacks including pizza. Your child should come to the Overnighter having already eaten dinner. 

Here is a brief rundown of the Overnighter Schedule:

  • 6:30PM Tents are set up
  • 8:00PM Overnighter starts (pool stays open for participants until 10:15PM)
  • 10:15PM Pizza, snacks and movie in the MP room
  • 7:00AM Pick up children and tents

All participants must have a signed permission form (attached).
The cost for participation is $20 per child if they spend the night and $11 per child if they intend to leave at 11PM.

Future Events (Save the Date)

  • July 1st: Adult Swim Team starts Mondays and Wednesdays @ 8-9PM
  • July 4th: Fun Floats & Root Beer Floats @ 1-3PM

Looking forward to a great summer!
Wedgwood Management Team

June 17th – What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello swimmers,
One more week until school is out, the pool hours go full time and all the fun gets under way down at the pool! I will send those hours out next week along with updates on all of the events we will have this summer so keep an eye out for that. If you are eager to get planning for those, the calendar is always linked to our website so you can look ahead there.

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Internship

I wanted to tell you all about an opportunity for members who are 14 years and up.  The Wedgwood Internship will start June 28th (Friday).  The purpose of the Wedgwood internship is to provide prospective candidates with an opportunity to:

  • Gain experience with the tasks and responsibilities of a Wedgwood staff member
  • Learn about the expectations of employment (i.e., what it means to have a job)
  • Be evaluated based on performance for future positions (rather than on interview and application alone)
  • Develop new skills and receive feedback from management

Qualifications: Participants must be 14 years of age by the start of the internship.
If you are interested in participating, please complete Wedgwood Internship Application Google Form by 6/27/24.
 
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A Note About Early Morning Lap Swim
 
 Please make sure you are signing in on the computer and marking your card if you are senior member. With this information about usage during these hours we can make more informed decisions about lap swim hours.
 
This week is business as usual with the same hours we have had with Wedg Vs. Wood on Thursday the 20th (pool will close at 4pm). Here is the schedule:
 
Pool Schedule 6/17 – 6/23

Monday 6/17
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Tuesday 6/18
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Wednesday 6/19
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Thursday 6/20
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 4:00pm 
**Pool closes at 4:00pm for Wedg vs. Wood** 

Friday 6/21
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 9:00pm 

Saturday 6/22
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 9:00pm

Sunday 6/23
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 9:00pm 

Happy Swimming, 
Mike

What’s Happening At The Pool… June 10th

Hello swimmers!

Thanks for making it such a great week (especially the weekend) down at the pool. We had a fun and very well attended almost anything goes and adult party. Keep an eye out for the next one happening in late July (date to be confirmed soon). They are always a fun time for the kids and a great opportunity for the adults to see old friends and make new ones in the Wedgwood community.

POOL DIRECTORY COVER: Time get to work all you artists/swimmers!
Members between the
 ages 
5‐18 are 
encouraged 

to
 submit 
art
 to 
be 
used 
for 
the 
directory 
cover.


 Those 
artists selected
 will 
have 
their 
entries 
printed
 on 
either 
the 
front 
or 
back 
cover 
of 
the 
2024 WW Pool Membership Directory.

  • Use
 an 
8
1⁄2 
x 
11” 
white 
blank 
sheet 
of 
paper 
and 
fold 
it 
in 
half 
the 
hamburger 
way
 (landscape
 format 
folded 
in 
half)
. 
  • Draw 
on 
one 
side 
of 
the 
paper.
 (The 
entry 
will 
be 
81/2 
high 
x 
5”
wide)
. 
  • Use 
black 
ink 
and
 white 
paper.
 
  • Include
 the 
words:
 “Wedgwood
 Swim
 Pool 
Directory” 
and
“2024″ in your 
design.
 
  • Write
 your 
name 
and 
age 
on 
the 
back 
of 
the 
drawing.
 
  • Drop off your entry at the pool by Monday, June 17th.


Here is your schedule for the week:

Pool Schedule 6/10 – 6/16
 

Monday 6/10
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Tuesday 6/11
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Wednesday 6/12
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Thursday 6/13
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Friday 6/14
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 7:00pm

Saturday 6/15
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm

Sunday 6/16
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm 

Happy swimming, 
Mike

June 3rd – What’s Happening At The Pool…

Hello swimmers,

Welcome to June-uary! We have enjoyed seeing all you down at the pool
these first couple of weeks!

Adult Party & Almost Anything Goes Saturday June 9th 6-8pm

Mark your calendars for the first adult party and almost anything goes for this coming Saturday!  On the top deck there will be appetizers, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine along with great conversations with your fellow Wedgwood swimmers. Down below the kids will be enjoying some sweet treats and almost anything goes in the pool. No sign up needed, just bring yourself and a good attitude!

Here is the schedule for the upcoming week – Hopefully the weather turns around by the end of the week so we can have a sunny weekend at the pool!

Pool Schedule 6/3 – 6/9 

Monday 6/3
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Tuesday 6/4
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Wednesday 6/5
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Thursday 6/7
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Friday 6/8
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 7:00pm

Saturday 6/9
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 6:00pm
Adult Party & Almost Anything Goes 6-00pm – 8:00pm  

Sunday 6/10
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm

Swim Team Practice Starts Today!

If you have not registered your child you can do so here. (note: fees go up by $10 in a week!)

Practice Times from May 20-June 20

Evening practices are Monday-Thursday 

·        8 & Under – 6:00- 6:30 pm

·        9/10 –          6:30- 7:00 pm

·        11/12 –        7:00- 7:45 pm

·        13/14 –        7:45- 8:30 pm

·        15 +  –         8:30- 9:15 pm

THE POOL IS OPEN!!

The guards are ready, the pool is warm and fun times are ready to be had so come on down for some spring swimming. Hours for these next few weeks are short as the school year wraps up. 

Pool Schedule 5/18 – 5/26 

Saturday 5/18
Open Swim 12:00pm -7:00pm 

Sunday 5/19
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm 

Monday 5/20
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Tuesday 5/21
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Wednesday 5/22
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Thursday 5/23
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 6:00pm 

Friday 5/24
Early Morning Lap Swim 6:00am- 8:00am 
Lap Swim 2:30pm- 3:30pm 
Open Swim 3:30pm- 7:00pm

Saturday 5/25
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm 

Sunday 5/26
Adult Lap Swim 11:00am- 12:00pm 
Open Swim 12:00pm- 7:00pm 

Swim Team also kicks off this week so check the team unify page for all information regarding practice times. 

As always, please take a look at the pool hours schedule linked on the website https://www.wedgwoodpool.com/calendar/ to ensure you don’t miss anything. It is always live and will have the most up-to-date info. 

Looking forward to seeing you all down here!

Happy swimming, 
Mike