In this eSplash:
- Burweed – West Lawn
- Dead Trees Removal
- Swim Team Info
- Swim Team Practice and Lap Swim Coordination
- Future Events and Important Dates
Burweed – West Lawn:
Burweed Invasion on West Lawn: The entire west lawn has seen an emergence of burweed this spring. This weed grows underground during the winter months and appears when the weather becomes warm. It produces small burs that are painful if stepped on with bare feet. Our lawn company is working with us to kill the weed, but it’s a lengthy process and even when the weed is killed, the burrs will still remain until they disintegrate. In the interim, the Board is working on a temporary solution to cover the lawn as this is a heavily used area during swim meets and we are hosting 3 home meets this summer. To learn more about burweed you can check out this link: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/lawn-burweed/
Tree Removal: After a year-long process working with the adjacent condominiums, we’ve worked an agreement to have the dead trees on the north end of the pool removed. The work will take place on Friday, June 1, and the heavy equipment will be on the condominium property. We don’t anticipate that this work will affect swimming, but will be noisy while work is happening.
NOTE: SWIM MEET NEXT TUESDAY MAY 29 – POOL CLOSES AT 4 PM
News from the Venetian Poolsharks!
Registration is still open! http://www.venetianpoolsharks.com
Next Tuesday, May 29th marks the start of our Summer Swim Season. We’ve been practicing in the *cold* water for almost a month and we’re ready to host the Avondale Estates Pool for our first dual meet of the summer. We’d like to update you (especially the lap swimmers among you) of our practice times and home meets going forward.
Morning Practice (beginning Tuesday, May 29th)
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Monday through Friday
Afternoon Practice (beginning Wednesday, May 30th)
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
* Afternoon practice will be held in two of the long-course lap lanes (the one closest to the wall and the middle lane). Lap Swimmers wishing to swim during that time will need to utilize “circle swimming” in the third lap lane. At least 6 people can circle swim in a long-course lane. Don’t know what “circle swimming” means? Feel free to ask one of our coaches; they’d be delighted to help you.
Home Swim Meets * Pool closes at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 29th
Tuesday, June 12th
Tuesday, June 19th
* Please note that morning lap swimming on Wednesday mornings, May 30th, June 13th, and June 20th will be “Short Course” due to the swim meet the night before. We will not be resetting the pool after the meet (which usually ends at 10:00 PM or later), as we will have morning practice in less than 12 hours).
It’s not too late to register! We’d still love to have your swimmers. Simply visit http://www.venetianpoolsharks.com
Swim Team Practice and Lap Swim Coordination
Note 1: It should be assumed that when the swim team has practice, there is no lap swimming.
Note 2: Swim Team practice hours are posted on the swim team page on the website.
Exceptions have been made in May when not all of the swim team kids have been able to make it to practice.
In the regular morning practices starting, which starts the week of May 28th, there is no lap swimming. In the afternoon practices starting next week, the swim team uses at least one of the long course lanes for 1 hour 3 days a week (if there are more than 6 swim team swimmers, they will use 2 lanes). The other lane(s) in long course is (are) for lap swimmers.
More details below:
For the 2 afternoons this week (Wed May 23 and Thursday 24), the swim team will be using the pool for swim practice from 4:30-6:30 4:30-5:30 for kids younger than 11 years old, 5:30-6:30 for kids 11 years old and older). If a lap swimmer would like to swim during swim practice, they have to check with the coaches to see if there is a lane available for them. It is more likely that a lane will be available at the later time (5:30-6:30) but there is no guarantee.
No practice Monday May 28 (Memorial Day)
During the regular morning swim team practice (May 29th – June 28 from 9 – 11:45 a.m.), the swim team will use all of the short course lanes. There is no lap swimming during this time.
From 5:45-6:45 in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at least one of the long course lanes to be used by the swim team for those kids on the swim team who were not able to make the morning practice. This will be the lane next to the wall. If more than 6 kids from the swim team comes to this practice then they will use 2 lanes. The other lane that is open will be used by lap swimmers.
We ask that lap swimmers consult with Head Coach Lauren Jordan or Lead Coach Joey Hesskamp.
Future Events & Important Dates
Tuesday, May 29: Swim Meet – Avondale – Pool Closes 4 pm
Saturday, May 26: Keg, Wine, and Cheese Party, 7 pm
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day
Monday, June 4: Summer Camp Session 1 Start, 9 am
Monday, June 11: VPCA Board meeting, Pool Deck, 7 pm
Submitted by Nick Cortese, firstname.lastname@example.org