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 

Swim Team Informational Meeting and Swimsuit Try-on Day

We are about a month out from swim team practices beginning! If you have any questions about the swim team please email swimteam@wwpool.org. Registration can be found here: https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/recssw/page/team-registration

We will have our Swim Team Informational meeting with Coach Matt on Sunday April 28 at 5pm. Please join us on Google Meet: 

https://meet.google.com/igq-sveh-hkj

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 352-616-7652‬ PIN: ‪443 565 663‬#

We will host a swimsuit Try-on Day on WEDNESDAY, May 15 at the pool. We will be there from 5:30-6:45pm. For those who are new or unfamiliar, we work with D&J Sports for team suits and other related gear (these suits are not required to participate on the swim team). The order deadline will be on May 20th, so this is an opportunity to try on suits to see what fits best. When the store link opens (around May 1st) we will send that out separately. 

As a reminder practice begins on May 20th (Monday through Thursday) for all ages:

·       8 & Under – 6:00pm – 6:30pm

·       9 -10 – 6:30pm – 7:00pm

·       11-12 – 7:00pm – 7:45pm

·       13 -14 – 7:45pm – 8:30pm

·       15 +  – 8:30pm – 9:15pm

Annual Immediate Family Pass

The Wedgwood Pool Board of Directors is considering a plan that will give adult children (over 26 years of age) of Active Full Members the option of purchasing an Annual Immediate Family Pass under the Full Member’s account.  With this plan, the adult child and family must be on the pool’s wait list to qualify. 
 
The adult children and their family may use the pool without being accompanied by the Full Member as a paid guest and will have full access to the pool and all activities, including swim team and water polo (participation on Swim Team is not allowed for guests). The cost of the Annual Immediate Family Pass will be the same as the annual pool dues ($1,350.00 in 2024) but because the Pass holder will not pay the Membership Fee it provides no ownership in the pool and the Family Pass holder may not vote on pool issues.  Because this is a trial, the Annual Immediate Family Pass does not carry a guarantee for access to the pool for more than one year.
 
This option is available to all Full Members who have 3 years of continuous active membership (without a leave of absence) and their adult children, but it may be of special interest to Members with children and grandchildren currently on the Waitlist but unable to take full advantage of pool activities.  If we have more requests for the Immediate Family Pass than we can accommodate, offers will be made based on the Waitlist number of the Full Member’s Adult Child. 
 
If this an option that your family would like to take advantage of, please complete the application and email it to membership: membership@wwpool.org
 
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is May 15th.  After May 15th we will notify interested families of the status of their request.

September 4th — Whats Happening At The Pool

Hello Swimmers,

Last week to enjoy the pool!

It is Labor Day so we hope to see you all down at the pool today! Swim-a-thon raising Monday for No More Under from 8:40 AM – 12:00PM

  • 12 & Under (8:40AM -9:40AM)
  • 13-18 years (9:50AM-10:50AM)
  • Adults (11:00AM-12:00PM)

After we re-group from our morning of fundraising, the Labor Day games and ping pong tournament will be going from 2:00 PM –4:00 PM. There will be candy four our game participants and awards for the top ping-pongers! Guests are welcome for the labor day games.

Looking ahead to the schedule this week, we will have shorter hours. The schedule is posted below.

No Guests 9/9 & 9/10 (closing weekend): Please remember that the final weekend will be members only.

Pool Schedule Monday September 4th – Sunday September 10th

Monday September 4th Labor Day!  

         8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Swim A Thon raising money for No More Under

                   8:40 AM – 9:40 AM 12 & Under

                   9:50 AM – 10:50 AM 13 – 18 Year olds

                   11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adults

         12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Open Swim

         2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Labor Day Games

         4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Tuesday September 5th

         1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Wednesday September 6th

         3:30 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Thursday September 7th

         3:30 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Friday September 8th

         3:30 PM – 7:00 PM Open Swim

Saturday September 9th

         11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Laps

         12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Open Swim  

Sunday September 10th

         11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Laps

         12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Open Swim LAST DAY (SAD DAY) and already can’t wait to see you next year!!!

Happy Swimming,

Mike

Pool Closure 8/21 Due to Air Quality

Hello swimmers,

Sadly, the pool is closed for the day due to air quality. The AQI is now over 150ppm. We are making this decision based on the health and safety of our guards and you, our patrons. 

We have installed a PurpleAir air quality sensor at the pool and will be using that to make our decisions about closing. You can see it over on the sidebar of this website (only visible on mobile if you turn your phone to landscape orientation).

We will be making the call about whether or not we will be open for early lap swim tomorrow at 9pm tonight and will send out another email and update the website. 

Thank you all for being flexible and know that this decision is made with the health and safety of all of us in mind. 

Thank you, 

Chris 

August 21st — Whats Happening at the Pool

Hello swimmers,

As you are probably seeing as you look outside, smoke season has begun. Hopefully it passes soon, but I have a feeling this is going to be an off and on again problem until closing for us. As we make our way through the last few weeks of our season, I want to remind everyone of how we will be making decisions about closing due to smoke.

If the AQI enters into the upper range of unhealthy for sensitive groups, we will begin to consider closing pool operations. That means as it enters into the 140’s we will begin to consider closing based on who is available to work. If the AQI goes above 150, pushing us into the “unhealthy for all” we will close pool operations. 

If we have to close, we will likely be closed for the remainder of the day. There may be exceptions to this, and reopening may happen. Reopening on the same day in which we close will depend upon the air quality and the availability and ability of our staff to find transportation back to the pool. 

As we move forward, if bad air quality is predicted, we will be making proactive decisions based on this schedule as much as we can:

Early Morning Lap Swim: Email communication with decision will be made and sent out at 9pm (the previous night)

Aerobics & Water Polo: Email communication with decision will be made and sent out at 7am

Swim Lessons: Email communication with decision will be made and sent out at 9am

Opening at 1pm: Email communication with decision will be made and sent out at 12pm

If the air quality takes a quick turn and pushes above 150, we will be closing immediately.

We now have a PurpleAir quality sensor at the pool so we will be using the readings from our sensor to make our decisions. Those readings are uploaded to our website wedgwoodpool.com (found on the right side just below the calendar). The readings are also uploaded to the “Air Quality” app, using the PurpleAir AQI tab in the app (found on the bottom of the screen). You can see our dot right next to the pool on the map there. Readings are uploaded every 10 minutes.

Our staff and your health and safety are at the center of our decisions to closed due to poor air quality. Thank you for being flexible and understanding as we deal with this changing environment we find ourselves in.

Now for some more uplifting information about our pool, the great community it is and the fun things we get to do here.

Water aerobics: One more week to get your movement in with our wonderful instructors. They have enjoyed it as much as you all have! The schedule this week goes like this:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM

Tuesday and Thursday – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM

Swim-A-Thon Raising Money for No More Under:

Still time to sign up! If you have a friend who would like to support the cause, feel free to invite them to join us in raising money and swimming for No More Under. Share this flyer with them so they can participate in whatever capacity they might like!

Labor Day Games: Labor Day Games will be running from 2:00 – 4:00 PM with the Annual ping pong tournament back in action! Come down and celebrate the end of summer season at Wedgwood and the beginning of the school year with us.

Water Polo: We will be hosting two more nights of games this summer. Thursday 8/24 we will be hosting games against Blue Ridge with the deep end closing at 4:30pm (shallow end stays open until 9pm)

We will also be hosting the league championships on Thursday 8/31. This will be a fun afternoon/evening of top notch water polo being played by the top teams in the league. We will be closing the deep end at 3:30pm on 8/31 to accommodate all of the games that will be played.

Applications for Summer 2024 Season Now Posted!

I know it is still this summer, but it is time to start looking ahead to next summer! We are looking to add a group of new guards to our wonderful staff for next summer. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please follow the instructions below to find the application.

Click this Link:

2024 Wedgwood Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Application

-OR-

Go to wedgwwoodpool.com

Click the ‘jobs’ tab on our website to find the application

Fill out the application and submit

The application is due on December, 1st 2023

The application window is open now so turn it in at any time before then. We will be conducting a few interviews before the end of this summer season, and another round in December. Hiring decisions will be made in the spring. ***There is NO preferential hiring based on when you turn in your application or when your interview is*** Please take your time with these applications, an application that shows us who you are is more important than speediness.

Wedgwood truly is a special community and a great place to work so share this around to those who might be interested. We are looking forward to reading your applications!

Pool Hours For The Week Of August 21st – August 27th

Monday August 21st

         6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim

         8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Water Aerobics

         1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Tuesday August 22nd

         6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim

         12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics

         1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Wednesday August 23rd

         6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim

         8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Water Aerobics

         1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Thursday August 24th

         6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim

         12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Water Aerobics

         1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Open Swim (Deep end closes for water polo)

         4:30 PM – 9:00 PM Shallow end only

Friday August 25th

         6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early Morning Lap Swim

         8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Water Aerobics

         1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Saturday August 26th

         11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Lap Swim

         12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Sunday August 27th

         11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Adult Lap Swim

         12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open Swim

Happy Swimming!