Monthly Archives: May 2023

Greetings from Mike Hoff, new Manager…

Hi, everyone. Mike Hoff here. I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself as the new manager. I grew up at Wedgwood and couldn’t be happier to be back working here. This is where I spent my childhood, had my first job, and made so many memories. Wedgwood is a special place to me, and I am ecstatic that I get to share it with you all.

I have some big shoes to fill with Raab stepping aside and he will be missed. Come on down to the pool and sign the thank you poster in the lobby thanking Raab for all his years as manager.

I am going to be sending out weekly updates in this format with the pool schedule, announcements, upcoming events, and miscellaneous info.

Pool hours for the week: 
Monday May 29th-Sunday June 4th

Monday, May 29th  Memorial Day
11:00am-12pm adult lap swim
12pm-7pm open swim

Tuesday, May 30th
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Wednesday, May 31st
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Thursday, June 1st.
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Friday, June 2nd
6:00am-8am early morning lap swim
2:30pm-3:30pm adult lap swim
3:30pm-6:00pm open swim

Saturday, June 3rd
11:00am-12:00pm adult lap swim
12:00pm-7:00pm open swim

Sunday June 4th
11:00am-12:00pm adult lap swim     
12:00-7:00pm open swim


Upcoming lesson registration!

Group Swim Lessons: 
Member registration for Session 1 of swim lessons is this Wednesday May 31st in person at the pool from 6-7pm. If you cannot make it in person, you can also call the pool during this time (206-523-8211) or email the lesson coordinator ( In order to provide priority registration for WW members, we are not able to do member registration online. 

There will be 5 sessions during the summer. Group lessons will run Monday-Thursday and sessions will be two weeks long unless otherwise indicated

· Session 1:  June 26th-29th (1 week session)
· Session 2:  July 3rd- July 13th   (no lessons monday July 4th)
· Session 3:  July 17th-27th 
· Session 4:  July 31st-August 10th
· Session 5:  August 14th-24th

* Note: Session 1 will have limited availability due to most staff being in school with Seattle Public Schools at this time. Most classes offered will be for younger levels (Preschool 1-Beginner 1). If you are hoping for a higher level during session 1, please let me know and I will take that under consideration. 

Private Lessons:
If you would like to schedule private lessons, please fill out this request form.
This form DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in private lessons, it simply collects your information to add you to our interest list. If a lifeguard has availability, they will contact you directly to schedule. 
For more details on group and private lessons, visit our lessons website:
Please contact the swim lesson coordinator, Julie Lockhart, with any further questions!
Phone number: (252) 628-9620

Swim Team Schedule:
8 and under: 6:00pm-6:30pm
9-10’s: 6:30pm-7:00pm
11-12’s: 7:00pm-7:45pm
13-14’s: 7:45pm-8:30pm
15-18’s: 8:30pm-9:15pm

If you have any questions for me, please get in touch by emailing me at or stop by the office to leave me a message there. And come introduce yourself if you see me at the pool, I can’t wait to meet all of you!

The most up-to-date calendar of pool hours and activities can be found here.

Looking forward to a fun summer at Wedgwood,


May Update

Pool Opens Saturday, May 20
Join us from noon to 2 p.m. for complimentary hot dogs served fresh off the grill as we celebrate the start of our 60th summer season! Please note, as in years past, opening weekend is limited to pool members only — i.e., no guests.

New Member Orientation
New to the pool? Get a brief orientation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, with pool staff and board members. We’ll meet at the south side of the pool.

Your Membership Directory Listing 
Attention all full members and users: The pool directory will be going to press the first week in June. By June 1, please be sure we have your current information and directory preferences (i.e., whether you wish to have your email, telephone, etc., excluded).

To access your account, log onto the pool website at, select the “Members Only” tab, and follow the instructions for accessing your membership data. Please send requested changes to by June 1.

Directory Cover Artwork
Members between the ages of 5 and18 are encouraged to submit art to be used for this year’s membership directory cover. Selected artists will have their entries printed on either the front or back cover.Use an 8½” x 11” white blank sheet of paper and fold it in half the hamburger way (i.e., landscape format folded in half).Draw on one side of the paper. (The entry will be 8 ½” high x 5”wide.)Use black ink and white paper.Include the words “Wedgwood Swim Pool Directory” and “2023″ in your design.Write your name and age on the back of the drawing.Drop off your entry at the pool by Wednesday, May 31.Questions? Email us at

Reminder: Swim Team Kickoff and Practice Dates
The swim season kickoff meeting with the coaches will be Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Look for an invite sent separately via TeamUnify or contact

Evening practices begin Monday, May 22, for all ages. Practice times are as follows, Monday through Thursday:
         Ages 8 and under         6 – 6:30 p.m.
         9 -10                                6:30 – 7 p.m.
         11-12                               7 – 7:45 p.m.
         13 -14                              7:45 – 8:30 p.m.
         15 +                                 8:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Policy Change on Pool Membership Sales
If you are a full member of the pool and would like to continue to have the option of selling your pool membership with your home after Dec. 31, 2023, please submit a written and signed request to the Membership Chair through U.S. postal mail to:
         Wedgwood Pool
         Attn: Membership
         P.O. Box 15104
         Seattle, WA 98115

Requests must be received in writing through the U.S. mail no later than Dec. 31, 2023. Members new to the pool after Dec. 31, 2023, will not have the option of selling their pool membership with their homes.

Note: For the complete text of the policy, as set out in the Pool Policies, Section 6, click on the “Members Only” link at the pool’s public web site:
Gardening Tools Left at Landscaping Party
Thanks to all who came to the April 22 landscaping party. More than 50 people turned out for the Earth Day event! If you are missing a pair of handheld pruning shears with blue handles, contact Landscape Chair Stephen Ramaley at