In this eSplash:
- July 4th Is Almost Here!
- July 4th Guest Passes Sold Out!
- 40 Mile Swim Challenge Starts Off With a Splash!
July 4th Is Almost Here!
Come celebrate the day – the Venetian way!
Pool hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Schedule of Activities:
Open all day – Wet and Wild Water Slide!
Hoola Hoop Contest – All day long – please sign up when you arrive
VPCA provides hotdogs and chips for the kids.
|Toddler Toy Swim
|Aqua Lotto (our money dive)
|Juice Box Jump/Soda Splash
|The Greatest Potluck in Town
|by last name; bring enough to feed ten hungry people
|A-I: a flavorful veggie dish J-R: a patriotic dessert S-Z: a colorful salad
|Most Patriotic Swim Costume Contest
|Kid Splash Contest
|ages 6-11 followed by ages 12-18
|Adult Splash Contest
|ages 19 and 70
|ages 21 and up
July 4th Guest Passes Sold Out
The limited number of guest passes that were available for July 4th have all been sold!
40 Mile Swim Challenge Starts Off With a Splash!
The 2016 edition of Venetian’s 40 Mile Swim Challenge is off to a great start. More than 82 members are participating and, thanks to the drought, the mileage is adding up. As of midday, June 23rd, Jessica Landisman Williams is, once again, leading the pack with a walloping 70 miles under her flippers. Following her bubble trail is Margaret Doonan Pierce with 65 miles.
Just 5 miles behind Margaret is the powerful Rick Alembik, at 60 miles—all swum without the aid of flippers, paddles, or body armor. And everyone’s favorite teacher and coach, Sam Brown, comes in fourth with 55 miles (or maybe just 55 yards?—Sam, you have your own way of record keeping). Rounding out the top five is another member of the Doonan family, Laura Doonan, who has completed 42 miles so far this season.
Others are racking up the miles and having great fun doing so. Participation isn’t limited by age or ability and as long as the drought keeps up, sunny days and warm temperatures make swimming a relief. Thanks to Swim Atlanta running the aerator each evening after the pool closes, the water is comfortable—not cold—and the pool is crystal clear and clean.
It’s not too late to join the 40 Mile Swim Challenge. Blank record keeping forms are in the back of the book at the front desk. If you start now, you can still make 40 miles by the end of September.
Are you still thinking about a waterproof iPod shuffle to enhance your swimming experience? Time is running out to receive your 10% discount from www.underwateraudio.com, which expires July 1. This is a special discount for Venetian swimmers from a company that makes a superior product and offers the best customer service and technical support out there. Just enter the coupon code: 40mile.swim.challenge at checkout.
Submitted by Vicki Ainslie, firstname.lastname@example.org