No Glass—Absolutely; Pool Policies and Regulations; Rain Delay—Ribbon Cutting and New Member Orientation; Correction: Afternoon Swim Team Practice; 40 Mile Swim Challenge; Needed: CURE Swim-a-thon Volunteers; Pool Wifi; Snack Bar; Next Week—the Grills; Future Events
Opening Day is Saturday! Time to pick up some of those microbrews in cans and to start gathering your plastic glasses, containers, and carafes (or box wine, if you prefer)! When we say no glass at Venetian, we mean no glass at Venetian. If you bring glass of any kind, even if it is in a cooler or container, you will have to keep it in your car or at the front desk. If glass gets into the pool, it may have to be drained and refilled—a process which takes 4-5 days at great expense. Help keep Venetian glass-free this summer.
Pool Policies and Regulations
This would be a great time to review all of the Venetian Pools policies and regulations. To read them, look under the Membership tab on the website. A few highlights: the hourly break to encourage children to use the toilet will be 10 minutes, from 50 minutes after the hour to the top of the hour, for all under the age of 16 years. Non-toilet trained children must wear watertight, specially designed swim diapers and leak-proof, plastic pants. These will be available for purchase in the Snack Bar. No flotation ring devices for infants are allowed. No hard projectiles, such as tennis balls or hard balls, may be used in the pool. And remember: feet first into the pool, no matter what games and fun you are having. We want everyone to have a most excellent and safe pool season at Venetian.
Rain Delay—Ribbon Cutting and New Member Orientation
Rats. It is looking like rain (again) for Saturday. The New Member Orientation has been moved to next Saturday, May 18, from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Then, everyone, old members and new, is invited to come at 5 p.m. on May 18th to officially cut the ribbon on the renovated pools. The celebration will include a slide show of the renovation work performed since last October.
Correction: Afternoon Swim Team Practice
I got it almost right. Afternoon swim team practices will be M-F, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, until Memorial Day. During the May practices, all the lap lanes will be used for getting the Poolsharks into fine racing form (that is, if the water is warm enough to jump in). During the June afternoon practices (June 3, 10, and 17, M, W, Th, 5 pm – 6 pm), at least one lane of the short lanes will be open for lap swimmers.
40 Mile Swim Challenge
Attention: lap swimmers of all ages. You must sign up for the 40 Mile Swim Challenge by midnight tomorrow, Friday, May 10, in order to receive your first mile free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. Any swimmer can sign up once the pool has opened on Saturday, but you won’t get that free mile. There will be plenty of blank pages in the 40 Mile Swim log book at the front desk, if you decide to sign up after the pool season starts. See you in the lanes!
Needed: CURE Swim-a-thon Volunteers
Calling all CURE Swim-a-thon volunteers! Elizabeth Woodcock is this year’s CURE Swim-a-thon Chair, and she is looking for a few good women and men to help with this event to help children with cancer. It is a short commitment with lots of rewards. Contact John Dean, email@example.com , to volunteer. Thanks!
Wifi at the Venetian is getting a spring tune-up this week. The signal is stronger and spreads further than before. The bandwidth is greater, but it is limited by old wires and the many people on it, making it slower than what you might get at home. In order to protect the bandwidth for all, streaming programs such as Pandora and Youtube will be blocked on the Venetian network. And, since this is a community pool, there will also be a parental block.
Good things are being cooked up in the Snack Bar this year! In addition to the usual fare, e.g. ring pops, there will be a large selection of ice cream novelties, La Croix sparkling water, and King of Pops, with more goodies yet to come. Due to school and child labor laws, it will only be open on Sat and Sun this weekend and next, from noon to 7 p.m. From Friday, May 24 through Sunday, August 4, it will open at 11 a.m. and close one hour before the pool closes. Listen for the cowbell for a last call before closing. For updated information, check out the Snack Bar page under the Poolside Dining tab on the website. Send your suggestions to Colm Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org , who is managing the Snack Bar this year.
Next Week—the Grills!
Good news: the new grills are going to be smokin’! Bad news: they will not be ready until next week. So put your grilling plans on hold until next Saturday, May 18, and then let the barbecuing begin!
Sat May 18 9 a.m. – noon Practice Swim Meet
Sat May 18 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. New Member Orientation
Sat May 18 5 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for Pool Opening
Tue May 28 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Home Swim Meet with Briarmoor Manor (pool closed)
Tue Jun 4 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Swim Meet at Briarcliff/Sagamore
Fri Jun 7 8ish p.m. (dark) Movie Night
Sat Jun 8 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Pool Party: Swim Team Fundraiser
Mon Jun 10 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Board Meeting in the Dance Hall
Tue Jun 11 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Swim Meet at Leafmore
Fri Jun 14 8ish p.m. (dark) Movie Night
Sat Jun 15 a.m. CURE Swim-a-thon
Tue Jun 18 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Home Swim Meet with Leslie Beach Club (pool closed)
Fri Jun 21 8ish p.m. (dark) Movie Night
Sat Jun 22 a.m. Rain Date: CURE Swim-a-thon
Tue Jun 25 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Home Swim Meet with Leslie Beach Club (pool closed)
Fri Jun 28 8ish p.m. (dark) Movie Night
Submitted by Sophia Brothers Peterman, email@example.com