This week at the pool...

8/1 - 8/7

Rained Out Socials Re-scheduled

Rain washed out the weekend's socials.

The Swim Team Alumni Meet & Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, while Teen Night will be Sunday. The Senior Social has been pushed to at least August 13.

The swim team event is a young adult party for Kangaroo alumni. It will begin at 6 p.m. on August 6 when arriving attendees can register for a friendly alumni meet featuring 50 Free, 25 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, and a 200 Medley Relay.

Eugene Cottilli, your announcer for many years, has volunteered to be the voice of the meet. Other parents are being asked to fill in positions around the deck.

Warm ups will start at 6:30 p.m. and the "meet" will start at 7 p.m.

Afterward, the alumni will gather for a spaghetti dinner on the deck, just like they always did before Divisional meets.

We will provide the spaghetti and drinks but ask that attendees bring a side dish to feed 6-8, such as a salad, garlic bread, or dessert, also like in the old days. Don't everyone pretend to be in the 15-18 age group or we'll be overloaded with bread!

Cost: $5 for pool members and $7 for non-members. The pool will close to non-party-goers at its usual time.

Please RSVP to your host, Tommy Gibeily, at so that we know how much spaghetti to prepare!

Teens grades rising-6th through 12th are invited to the Teen Night, 7-10 p.m. on August 7. The pool will close to non-partygoers after Raft Night ends.

Cost: $5 per teen (members and non- members). Special treats include an ice cream bar. Please RSVP to so that we know how many to expect.

We expect to resume pizza sales and rafting at 5 p.m. Sunday, too. The pizza will again be from Ben Yehuda at $3 per slice; two slices for $5; a whole pie for $20. Soft drinks also will be available for purchase.

Please monitor the pool’s members-only Facebook page as event details could change!

Before the thunder and lightning began, Shifra Ferziger (above right) got a chance to cool off in the pool.

Ladies Night Set for Next Week

We have another Ladies Night planned for Tuesday, August 9, 7-10 p.m.

I haven't heard who the host will be, but the event is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. with the pool closing to non-partygoers at 8:45 p.m.

Cost $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

Please bring a salad, appetizer, or dessert to share, as well as your own wine or beer. Soft drinks will be provided.

We need at least 15 pre-registrants for this event to be a go. Please use the RSVP function in the Facebook page event posting this time. Thank you!

A Few Reminders

Your board would like to remind you:

Please count your toys before you arrive and again before you leave. The baby pool had to be closed last weekend because a toy managed to block the plumbing so that we couldn't filter the water.

Please do not leave the pool through the emergency exit gate next to the snack bar. Enter and exit through the pool house.

Finally, please make sure your non-toilet-trained children are wearing swim diapers and snug fitting rubber pants when they are in the pool. We've now had to shut down the main pool multiple times because of accidents.

We're hearing from a lot of frustrated members about this, even though we must purify the water for several hours before swimming can resume.

You can buy washable and reusable swim diapers (sample above right) down the street at Target for $10. Single-use swim diapers are available for a fee in the pool office while supplies last.

Thank you!

About us

Kemp Mill Swim Club is a private pool in the Kemp Mill Estates neighborhood of Wheaton, Md. Membership inquiries: 240-389-KMSC (5672). To stay on top of all our events:

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Or just check for our messages in the Twitter feed on the Kemp Mill Swim Club website.

Photo this week courtesy of Miriam Bloom.

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