Food at Movie Nights – Mediterranean Grill; Swim Team Fundraiser Reminder; Lap Lane Etiquette; Future Events
Movie Night Dining
For the next two movie nights, we will have Mediterranean Grill come with dinner! The offerings will be Chicken, Gyro meat, or Falafel plate. The side options are rice or potato and Greek salad or hummus. Pita, tzatziki and hot sauce included. The meat dishes will be $10 and the Falafel plate will be $8. Dinner will start at 6PM.
Could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you and your friends, family etc., would want to order? We are trying to be sure we have enough. Dinner will be first come first served so please note that your email will not be a reservation, just an indicator of what we need. See you at movie night!
Friday, June 19: “Maleficent”
Friday, June 26: “How to Train Your Dragon II”
Swim Team BBQ Fundraiser
All members are invited to the 3rd Annual Swim Team BBQ Fundraiser on Sat. June 20th beginning at 6:00 pm. There will be Community BBQ Sliders, sides and home baked goodies for sale, live music and a DJ. What a perfect way to support the undefeated Pool Sharks and enjoy the pool with all your friends. Come early as the food quantity limited and we can only accept cash or checks. Please RSVP to Annhesskamp@me.com.
Lap Lane Etiquette – 5 Easy Rules
Here, at Venetian Pools, we’re lucky to have 50 yard lap lanes that can easily accommodate many swimmers at one time without disruptive and even disastrous collisions if we follow universally accepted conventions of lap lane etiquette. Lately, several swimmers have almost collided with each other. Lap lanes are available to swimmers of all ages and a little person running into a strong adult swimmer can create some serious pool havoc, so, parents, please make sure your lap swimming children know and follow these principles.
So, here are five widely accepted “rules” of lap lane etiquette:
- Always enter the lap lanes from the “shallow” end of the pool. Many collisions occur when a swimmer enters the lane from the deep end and the other swimmer(s) have no idea someone has gotten in their lane until Boom!
- If there are other swimmers in the lane, make certain that they know that you’re getting into the lane. Wait on the edge of the pool, or in the corner of the lane, or wave a kickboard under water to attract attention to yourself, if you need to.
- If there’s only one other person in the lane, we usually just split the lane, with each person taking a side.
- When more than two people are swimming, we circle swim in a counterclockwise rotation, staying to the right, like driving. If the lanes are crowded, try to find a lane with swimmers who swim at approximately your speed.
- If you need to pass another swimmer, pass to the left, like driving. If the lane is crowded, be sure that there isn’t another swimmer coming right toward you from the opposite direction (like driving)
Our lifeguards do a great job of watching the entire pool, but they are often unaware of lap lane collisions until after they occur, so let’s help them—and ourselves–out by swimming smart.
Friday, June 19: Movie Night, “Maleficent”
Saturday, June 20: Swim Team BBQ Fundraiser 6pm
Monday, July 13: VPCA Board Meeting 7pm, Pool Deck or Dance Hall
Submitted by Nick Cortese, email@example.com