This week at the pool...

KMSC news for 6/30/19 - 7/6/2019

Pool Opens at Noon Today

The pool will open at 12 p.m. today (6/30) after the swim team's mighty Relay Carnival ends!

Swimmers from all the teams in Division O will be competing for bragging rights in 'Roo waters this morning! Come and cheer them on!

The Kangaroo Kafe will be selling breakfast, lunch and snack food. Come and enjoy a great day at the pool!

Home Meets Coming Up

The 'Roos also will be hosting home meets Tuesday (7/2) and next Monday (7/8). The pool will close early (4 p.m.), but if you need a swim, you visit Parkland Pool. Their guest fees will apply.

There are no practices scheduled for July 4th.

We've got some videos from the team's home meet last week (6/24) with West Hillandale!

This one's of our winning girl's relay composed of Christa Welch, Quincy McElhaney, Tabby Dorr, and Stephanie Guittierez: .

Here's Jason Dorr shaving three seconds off his breaststroke:

This one's of the team doing one of his chants:

Pizza Price Hike

We're holding Pizza Night at the Pool again today (6/30), after rafting starts at 5 p.m. Arrive for the yard games at 3-4:30 p.m. and make a day of it!

We've had to raise the price on the pizzas. The pizza comes from Ben Yehuda's. We'll be making it available for purchase right on the pool deck for $3.50 per slice, $6 for two slices and $22 for an entire pie, cash or credit (a transaction fee will apply for the latter).

Beverages also will be available for purchase from the Snack Bar.

We're getting a pre-order system set up soon so that you'' be able to pay in advance online and have pizza delivered to the pool without any further muss 'n fuss. More on that as it develops!

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Help Needed for July 4th Activities

Our Fourth of July festivities are coming up fast! Here's what we're planning:

12 p.m. - Crafts in grassy area

1:00 pm -Water Balloon games

2:00 Ice Cream - free of charge

3:00 - Cannon Ball contest

4:00 - Change Scramble

5:00 - Donut relay race

July 4th is always our biggest event of the season! The panoramic photo above is from 2015. The photo at left is from 2013 and the one below, 2014.

Help us make more memories this summer!

We need volunteers to help with the crafts, water balloon games, Cannon Ball contest (judges), getting supplies, pickup up prizes, decorating the pool, and so on. If you can help, please contact our socials director, Sherri Spritzer, at .

The Family Fun Day on the Fourth will run 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The pool grill will be hot all afternoon and ice cream treats (kosher and non-kosher) will be free while they last.

We'll be closing the pool at 6 p.m. so that everyone can get to the area's various fireworks!

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Hosts Needed for Next Ladies Night

The next Ladies Night will be here before you know it (Tuesday, July 16th, 7-10 p.m.)!

We're looking for a host or hosts to pick the theme and plan the event. Please contact our socials director, Sherri Spritzer, at if that person could be you!

The pool will close to non-party goers at 8:45 p.m.

Cost: $5 for adult pool members, $7 for their adult guests. Our free coupons aren't accepted for these events.

Bring a salad, appetizer or dessert to share. Soft drinks will be provided. Bring your own wine or beer.

Sherri needs 15 RSVPs for this event to be a go. RSVP to by Sunday, July 14.

Swim Team Pairs with Holy Chow on Fundraiser

The Kemp Mill Kangaroos are excited to announce that Holy Chow, the kosher Chinese take-out restaurant in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center, will be giving the team a percentage of all sales it delivers to our pool this summer.

Free delivery will be offered at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through the end of the swim team season in July. (The restaurant's standard $5 delivery fee applies at all other times).

Just place your orders through the restaurant's website at or by calling 301-649-5466.

It doesn't get better than that!

President's Corner

We're selling space on our fence to advertise businesses and services to our community.

If you're interested, please contact me at or 301-938-3763.

Hold your birthday parties at the pool this summer!

Any member may host a pool party simply by contacting the membership director, Amie Wohlfarth, at or (240) 389-KMSC (5672) to reserve your date.

We'll keep the picnic area reserved for you and beef up staffing as necessary to accommodate the size of your group.

Guest passes may be used or the fee is $8 per non-member guest. Make sure to give Amie your planned headcount when you contact her!

We'll be expanding the number of picnic tables where you can eat by the Snack Bar this week. We've already cleared the way for picnicking at the two tables on the main pool deck closest to the baby pool.

We could use a few donations of more recycling bins from YOU. Please help!

We've got lots of room left in our swim lesson schedule for your young swimmers!

You can arrange private and semi-private lessons through our Swim Lessons Coordinator at .

The one-time registration fee for members is $20 per swimmer for the season, to be paid to KMSC.

Non-members also are welcome. Their one-time registration fee is $30 per swimmer for the season, also payable to KMSC.

Each private, one-on-one lesson will cost an additional $30 per half hour, paid directly to the instructor.

Each semi-private lesson arranged for and shared by a group of two or three students and one instructor costs a total of $45 per half hour, also paid to the instructor.

These lessons are separate from the group instruction that's going on for the members of the pre-team Joeys.

The Joeys program requires registration with the team and is run by our swim team coaches on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:30-5 p.m.

To learn more about the group lessons, go to .

- Cyntha Brandt Campagna

2019 - 2020 President

Coming Up Next...

Sunday, June 30th - Home Swim Meet. Pool opens at 12 p.m. after the Kangaroos host the Division O Relay Carnival, 8-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 30th - Yard Games at the Pool - 3-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 30th - Raft Night – 5 closing.

Sunday, June 30th - Pizza Night at the Pool – 5-7 p.m. Pizza from Ben Yehuda will be available by the slice or by the pie, cash or credit poolside (a transaction fee will apply for the latter). Soft drinks can be purchased from the Snack Bar. To help sell it poolside, please volunteer using this Signup Genius. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 2 - Home Swim Meet. Pool closes at 4 p.m. for home swim meet. You can swim over at the Parkland pool. Parkland's guest fees will apply.

Thursday, July 4th - Annual Fourth of July Family Fun Day, 1-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help run the events. Please contact Sherri Spritzer at to help.

Tuesday, July 16th - Ladies Night -7-10 p.m. The pool closes to non-party goers at 8:45 p.m. RSVP to Sherri Spritzer at

Sunday, August 4th – Teen Night at the Pool - 6-10 p.m. The pool closes to non-party goers at 8:45 p.m. Cost: $5 for pool members, $7 for their guests. Bring a friend! Ice cream will be served. No free coupons accepted. Need at least 15 people to have event. Wanted: 1 or 2 parents to plan and host this event. Contact Sherri Spritzer at

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 also post on Pinterest, Google+, S'more and Instagram, Next Door, and as @KempMillPool on Twitter.

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

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).

Please do not park even momentarily in the driveway next to the building. That's a fire lane and it must be kept clear for emergency vehicles.

Now that the public schools have closed, our operating hours are:

  • Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Nightcrawlers start at 9 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Our hours will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on Labor Day, Sept. 2nd, the last day of the 2019 season.