This week at the pool...

KMSC news for 6/25 - 7/1

Our First Pizza Night Is TONIGHT!

Our first Pizza Night at the Pool is TONIGHT (Sunday, June 25) from 5-7 p.m. during rafting!

We're selling pizza from Ben Yehuda's.

To help with picking up the pizzas at Ben Yehuda's or with selling them poolside, use this Sign-up Genius to volunteer.

Fourth of July Festivities Set

Rock the pool for the Fourth of July!

We're planning a fun-filled family day for everyone from 1- p.m.-5 p.m., with games and crafts run by the lifeguards. The Socials Committee tentatively is planning:

11:45 a.m. Water Balloon or Water Bomb Game on the grassy knoll

12:30 p.m. Fourth of July-themed crafts on the grassy knoll

1:30 p.m. Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social under the cabanas

2:15 p.m. Cannonball contest – dive well

3:00 p.m. Greased Watermelon game in the main pool

4:30 p.m. Tee shirt swim relay The grill will be available.

Have ideas on how we might extend this list? Let the Socials Committee know at! We would love to have parents and teens involving in helping to plan and run our Fourth of July Poolside!

The grill also will be available for family picnicking and ice cream treats (kosher and non-kosher) will be for sale.

The pool will close at 6 p.m. so everyone can go enjoy the fireworks in the area!

Ladies Night Is a Success!

Our first Ladies Night was a smashing success with more than 20 members and guests in attendance! (See photos below.)

That's Arlene Gottschalk, one of the hosts on the far left in our photo at left, with pool president Cynthia Brandt Campagna (center) and Stacey Menendez (right). Organizer by Sherri Spritzer was behind the camera!

The next one will be Tuesday, July 18th, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Contact Sherri Spritzer at to RSVP!

But be the first in your pool group to know: We've set the date for our August Ladies Night for Tuesday, August 15.

April Rivers will be our host. We'll have more information for you here as we get closer to the date.

Coming Up Next!

Your pool board's next meeting is Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., poolside. Please plan on attending to let them know how things are going!

To stay on top of all our events:

Make sure has your email address for the weekly emails!

And join the Kemp Mill Pool group on Facebook.

We're also posting on Pinterest, Google+, S'more and Instagram!

You can follow @KempMillPool on Twitter, too.

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

Even with all this, today's rapidly changing communication landscape requires us to keep adapting how we get out message out. This is where you come in.

We need help posting messages to local listservs.

We're looking for help with forwarding messages occasionally to the Arcola E.S., Kemp Mill E.S., Kennedy H.S., Lee M.S., Northwood H.S., St. Andrew, yeshiva and synagogue listservs, and to the KMCA/Kemp Mill Estates, Kemp Mill Forest, Layhill South, Tivoli, Winding Waye neighborhood listservs, and any other area neighborhoods or groups with listservs that could benefit from hearing from us.

If you can help, please contact

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Swim Team Holds Last Home Meets This Week

How quickly summer flies! The swim team has only two more home meets.

The pool will be opening about an hour late at noon on Sunday, July 2, when the swim team hosts all the other teams in its division for a Relay Carnival -- a rollicking fun competition of four-swimmer races.

While you're waiting to swim, you can grab lunch from the Kangaroo Kafe. Burgers, hot dogs, and lot of other yummy things on the menu.

On Sunday, July 9, the Kangaroos host the Twinbrook Tigers for their final home meet of the summer.

The pool will be closed for the meet until noon, but as with all the home meets the lifeguards will be up in the chairs sooner if possible.

Swim lessons

We're opening our lessons to nonmembers!

A private lesson with our lifeguards for 30 minutes is $30; a semiprivate lesson for two or three budding swimmers is $45.

Nonmembers will be charged an additional one-time facility fee of $25 per individual or family, which will be reimbursed if the swimmer's family joins the pool this summer as a trial or full member.

To register for a lesson, contact the swim lesson coordinator at

A Message From Our President

We've had a few complaints about SuperSoaker use.

Summer is all about fun for kids so if the toys make an appearance again, the children will be directed to the grassy area by the basketball court (if it's not too busy) or be told to put them away (if it is busy). This should provide an appropriate balance between having fun and avoiding disruption.

If you observe any problem with SuperSoakers or other play around the pool, please bring it to the attention of a staff member on duty; if that doesn't do it, please let me know.

A list of our operating rules is available on our website: If you have questions about an operating rule, please ask the manager on duty or send an inquiry to the board.

- Cynthia Brandt Campagna

Send Us Your Pool Photos!

Help us showcase your fun at our pool!

Please post photos of you and your family at the pool on our Facebook page or email them to and we'll showcase them there.

Our picture this week (below) features Benjamin and Clair in a photo by their mom, Sara Kirner, at last week's Raft Night!

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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).

Now that school is out, our operating hours are:

June 17th through September 3rd:

  • Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays, 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Our last day of the season will be Labor Day, September 4th, when the pool will be open only from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nonmembers interested in joining KMSC are welcome to use this free one-day pass to spend a day inspecting the facility from inside the pool!

The Knights of Columbus from St. Andrew Apostle were among the first to enjoy a party at the pool. Read all about it here on page 4 of their newsletter! Then hurry up and book one of your own by contacting Amie Wohlfarth, our membership director, for dates at