This week at the pool...

7/23 - 7/29/2018

Teen Night Slated for Aug. 5

We are closing in on our annual Teen Night event Aug. 5, 6-10 p.m.

Bring your friends for music, sweet treats, and pool fun! Middle and high school students (some of whom are pictured here) welcome! $5 for ALL!

RSVP to Amie Wohlfarth by text 240-505-6659 or email

Parents, if you would like to help chaperone, please let Amie know.

Mark Your Calendar for Last Ladies Night

The rain held off long enough for a small group of dedicated Ladies Night patrons to enjoy a quiet evening poolside last week.

But the summer is winding down faster now. We'll be holding our last Ladies Night of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m.

Bring a friend, an appetizer, salad, or dessert, and your enthusiasm for an evening floating under the stars! BYOB too. Soft drinks will be provided.

The fee is $5 for pool members. $7 for non-pool members. (Non-member attendees need to be guests of a pool member who is present at the event.)

We welcomed newcomers Rachel Griffin and Angela Atwood-Moore. and former pool member Marilyn Howard for the evening.

That's member Grace Eisenhuth (below) doing laps under the lights while the rest of us were yakking.

Many thanks to our social coordinator, Sherri Spritzer, for organizing yet another blissful evening for the women of our pool (photo below). The water was perfect! So, too, was the homemade peach sangria that Angela brought (above).

If you would like to volunteer as host for the next one, please contact our Sherri at

We need a minimum number of 15 members and guests for this event to occur, so please RSVP to Sherri at

Winners of the flower door prizes so far: Linda Bryson and me!

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Pool Fun Planned for the Rest of July

Here’s how you can spend all weekend, every weekend at the pool this month:

Monday, July 23 - Water Dance Aerobics - 7:30-8:30 p.m. No charge for members, $5 for nonmembers.

Sunday July 29 - Yard Games on the Green - 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 - KMSC Board Meeting - 7:30 p.m., poolside.

Sunday, July 29 - Pizza Night at the Pool – 5:00-7:00 p.m. The pizza comes from Ben Yehuda. Cost: $3 slice, $5 for two slices, $20 for an entire pie, cash or credit (a transaction fee will apply for the latter). Soft drinks can be purchased from the Snack Bar. We still need members to help with picking up the pizzas at Ben Yehuda's and with selling them poolside. Please use this Sign-up Genius to volunteer.

Sunday, July 29 - Raft Night - 5:00 p.m. to closing.

Monday, July 30 - Water Dance Aerobics - 7:30-8:30 p.m. No charge for members, $5 for nonmembers.

About us

Kemp Mill Swim Club is a private pool in the Kemp Mill Estates neighborhood of Wheaton, Md. Inquiries: 240-389-KMSC (5672).

From June 16th through September 2nd we open:

  • Mon.-Thurs., 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday 12, noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sat./Sun., 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Please use the picnic tables by the Snack Bar for meals and snacks. Our lifeguards should not be picking up wrappers and other trash from around the pool deck. We don't want it blowing into the pool and potentially fouling our filter system either! The pool is our home away from home for the summer. Let's keep it that way.

To stay on top of all our events this summer:

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.

Lounging Dads:

Have you recognized any of the lounging dads? Let us know!

Tom Millet spotted himself in the last issue -- but questioned whether he should have been pictured at all since his last pool rat is now 27 years old. My response: Once a dad, always a dad until you become a Lounging Granddad!

Editor: Mary Crowley

Photos this week are by Mary Crowley, Rebecca Kahn (our teenagers), and Amie Wohlfarth (blooms in our poolhouse garden).