This week at the pool...

KMSC news for 7/2 - 7/8

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 add to this list of fun? Let the Socials Committee know at!

We also would love to have parents and teens involving in helping to plan and run our Fourth of July Poolside on Tuesday.

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! To find fireworks and other events to go to nearby, check out these listings.

Pool Opens Late on Sunday

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

The pool will be opening at about 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, after 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.

First Pizza Night's a Smashing Success!

Our first Pizza Night at the Pool was a smashing success June 25th!

It was Raft Night, so there was a sizable crowd of hungry swimmers.

Fifteen large pizzas flew out of our hands in no time!

You can enjoy pizza for dinner every Sunday now through August 27.

We're only selling Ben Yehuda's pizzas: $3 for a slice, $5 for two slices, $20 for an entire pie.

And we're accepting PayPal (includes a transaction fee) as well as cash payments poolside.

Many thanks to Jim Altman, who took the lead for the first Pizza Night. But we could do with some more helpers!

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

Coming Up Next

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

To RSVP, contact Sherri Spritzer at

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

Cost: $5 for KMSC members, $7 for their non-member guests. No free coupons will be accepted

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

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

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!

If you would like to hold a party at the pool, please contact our membership director, for dates and costs at

To book swim lessons, contact the swim lesson coordinator at

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.