Venetian eSplash 7.29.2014
Board of Directors Nominations Reminder; Luau; Swim-a-thon; Poolsharks; Massage; Future Events
Need Board of Directors Nominations
Saturday August 2nd is the deadline for nominations. Four positions are open for the 2014-2016 term. You can download the nomination form from the Voting Matters section under the Members Only tab (you have to be logged in). Blank forms are available at the Front Desk or you can also click Nominations for VPCA Board of Directors 2014 for the form. Leave the completed form at the front desk, e-mail it to Nick Cortese, email@example.com or mail it to Nick (address on form). The deadline for submitting nominations is Saturday, August 2. Voting will be from Friday, August 15, through Labor Day, Monday, September 1. The new Board members will officially take office during the Annual Meeting, Monday, September 8.
Luau is this Saturday, August 2nd from 6-10PM.
The Hula Hoop contest will start at 6 followed by the Limbo contest.
Pork and fresh grilled corn will be served at 6:30. The price of the pork plate is $5.00. Cash or check only please.
At 7:30 we will be offering a brand new ‘Grown Up’ game which involves a swim relay and Margaritas! Each team will consist of four individuals that are 21 and older, so start organizing your team and get ready for some great friendly competition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name as well as each swimmer’s names.
Tammy Dammann and Friends will be providing our music entertainment this year. They have played for us at past Luau’s and we are excited to welcome them back!!!
Swim-a-thon 2014, Saturday August 16
Now is the time to register or donate for 4th Annual Swim-a-thon on Saturday, August 16, to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Registrants will be swimming from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., but you can participate by donating any time! This event is in honor of our own Venetian Poolshark, Katherine (Kate) Athanassiades. Kate, who is 17, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in September 2010 and underwent neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She has been a Poolshark for 12 years, a Junior Shark coach and a Junior Guard. For the combined first three years of this event, Venetian has raised over $17,000. Let’s see if we can match or surpass our goal of $5,000 this year!! You can set up a donation page or donate by going to: https://www.firstgiving.com/curechildhoodcancer/venetian-for-cure-2014 or contact Elizabeth Woodcock for to register for the event and receive a donation form.
Poolsharks 2014 Season Re-Cap
The Poolsharks had a great 2014 season, despite some huge last minute changes. We remained resilient through Coach Laura’s tragic bike accident, while staying supportive of her. Her recovery continues to amaze as she lives with her fiancé in Columbia, South Carolina. Coach Ashley McCullough stepped up almost out of nowhere and endured a heroic schedule in order to do an amazing job with the Starfish and Jr Sharks. The entire Venetian membership gave a heart-warming show of support for Laura and all the Poolsharks deeply appreciate belonging to such a caring and supportive community.
We came into a new league, the ASA, and really proved our mettle as a part of the DeKalb County Division. This Division included all the teams who were competitive with us in the DeKalb Swim League, except Clairmont Cudas who had a big growth spurt this year and were bumped to a Division with larger teams (some with 400+ swimmers). We won 1st place in our Division Championship (essentially County Championship) and 5th in the ASA Championship (close to what would be a State or Regional Championship with all the teams from the greater metro area).
In addition to a great team season, we have a boatload of broken records to post on our beautiful new record board:
|12U 100 FREE||1.01.11||6/29/14||GLASGOW, THERESA|
|12U 50 FLY||28.58||6/29/14||GLASGOW, THERESA|
|12U 100 IM||1.10.94||5/27/14||GLASGOW, THERESA|
|12U 200 FS RELAY||1.55.22||6/29/14||C.MOSS, E.WOODCOCK, MK HILL, T. GLASGOW|
|12U 200 MED RELAY||2.10.46||6/29/14||MK HILL, E.WOODCOCK, T.GLASGOW, C.MOSS|
|15-18 100 FREE||56.67||6/29/14||BRIERLEY, VICTORIA|
|12U 50 FREE||24.87||6/26/14||GRUM, IAN|
|12U 50 BACK||27.31||6/29/14||GRUM, IAN|
|12U 200 FS RELAY||1.56.70||6/29/14||Q.CATTANACH, D.O’SHEA, N.HALL, I.GRUM|
|12U 200 MED RELAY||2.12.58||6/29/14||Q.CATTANACH, D.O’SHEA, I.GRUM, N.HALL|
|15-18 50 FREE||21.37||6/26/14||FARRIS, DEAN|
|15-18 100 FREE||47.76||6/29/14||MITCHELL, JOHN|
|15-18 50 BACK||24.43||6/29/14||FARRIS, DEAN|
|15-18 50 FLY||23.46||6/29/14||MITCHELL, JOHN|
|15-18 100 IM||52.78||6/29/14||FARRIS, DEAN|
|15-18 200 FS RELAY||1.29.61||6/29/14||R.SWITZER, J.MITCHELL, N.GRUM, D.FARRIS|
|15-18 200 MED RELAY||1.40.17||6/29/14||D.FARRIS, J.HESSKAMP, J.MITCHELL, R.SWITZER|
Massage By The Pool
We have the pleasure of having Zoe Reichmann come and do seated chair massage by the pool! She will have a tent so there will be privacy. Zoe will be at the pool Wed July 30th 10AM-1PM and Saturday August 2nd from 2-5PM. She will offer 20 or 30 minute sessions and credit cards will be accepted. Zoe has 20 years of experience as well as national and state board certified.
Please e-mail Zoe to reserve your session time or to discuss your massage needs: email@example.com
Trained in: Deep tissue, Neuro-muscular, Cranio-sacral, Athletic stretch, Reiki energy balancing, Seated chair massage; Available for table massage in my private studio or will discuss house-calls
Saturday Aug 2 Luau 6pm
Saturday Aug 2 Board of Directors Nominations Deadline
Monday Aug 11 VPCA Board Meeting; Pool; 7pm
Friday Aug 15 Board Voting Opens
Saturday Aug 16 Swim-a-thon 8am
Monday Sep 1 Board Voting Closes
Sunday Sep 7 Low Country Boil 7pm
Submitted by Nick Cortese, firstname.lastname@example.org