This week at the pool...

KMSC news for 7/14 - 7/20/2019

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Lunar Celebration at Tuesday's Ladies Night!

We'll be celebrating all things lunar at our second Ladies Night on Tuesday (7/16), the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 to land astronauts on the moon.

Our party comes two weeks after the moon totally eclipsed the sun; Tuesday it will be the moon's turn to undergo an eclipse of its own.

The full moon, in Sagittarius, will pass partway through the southern part of the Earth's shadow, resulting in a partial lunar eclipse that will be visible in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

While none of us in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to see this eclipse, we were able to see the spectacular Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 a few months back.

And Tuesday is just four days until the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Were you around? Do you remember? Come reminisce!

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will project the image of a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket onto the east face of the Washington Monument Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Get in the mood!

You can see what this is going to look like in this image from Monday's rehearsal for the event.

We'll gather under the Full Buck Moon at 7 p.m.

The pool will close to non-party goers for our event at 8:45 p.m. Our party will run until 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

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

Members Tricia O'Reilly and Cathy Ebner will be the hosts. They ask that you bring a salad, appetizer or dessert to share that's lunar-themed.

Soft drinks will be provided. Bring your own beer, wine, or alcoholic beverage.

We have the minimum number of RSVPs but there's plenty of room for more ladies. Just let Tricia know you're coming at .

Making the Most of Summer

The summer is melting away. Looks like our members are making the most of it at our pool!

We had a fierce cornhole competition Sunday, good preparation for the big event scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 18th, 3-4:30 p.m.

Contact our socials director, Sherri Spritzer, at if you'd like to sign up a team for the competition!

And our raft nights are the best!

Event photos: Sherri Spritzer. Raft Night photos: Mary Crowley.

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Good Eats from Holy Chow

Holy Chow, the kosher Chinese take-out restaurant in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center, is giving our swim team a percentage of all sales it delivers to our pool through the end of summer!

Just place your orders through the restaurant's website at or by calling 301-649-5466 to enjoy a delicious, healthy meal poolside!

Deliveries to the pool also are free at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through July 18th!

The restaurant's standard $5 delivery fee applies at all other times.

Coming Up Next...

We're still looking for a replacement water aerobics instructor! If you can recommend an instructor, please let Amie Wohlfarth know at Thank you!

Tuesday, July 16th - Ladies Night - 7-10 p.m. Lunar Month theme! The pool closes to non-party goers at 8:45 p.m. RSVP to Tricia O'Reilly at .

The swim team season is winding down for the Kemp Mill 'Roos. Thursday, July 18th the team will hold its annual awards ceremony, poolside, 6:30-8 p.m. On Friday, July 19th, the team will have its annual pre-Divisionals Spaghetti Dinner poolside, 6:30-8 p.m. to find out what's going on in the division, visit the MCSL website . To find out what's been happening across the league, see Reach For the Wall.

Sunday, July 21st - No Yard Games or Pizza at the Pool

Sunday, July 21st - Raft Night – 5 closing.

Tuesday, July 23rd - Pool Board meeting - 7:30 p.m., poolside.

Sunday, July 28th - Yard Games at the Pool, 3-4:30 p.m. Contact Sherri Spritzer at to help her give our kids a great afternoon!

Sunday, July 28th - Pizza Night at the Pool - 5-7 p.m. or while supplies last. We didn't have enough pizzas available a week ago, but tonight we had some left over! Not good! The pizza comes from Ben Yehuda. We're selling it by the slice for $3.50, two slices for $6; and a whole pie, $22, 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!

Sunday, July 28th - Raft Night - 5 p.m. to closing.

Note new date! Sunday, August 17th – 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 and their guests. Bring a friend! Ice cream will be served. No free coupons accepted. Need at least 15 people to hold event. Our membership director Amie Wohlfarth will be the event's organizer. She's planning to have a few surprises and a raffle prize! If you have questions or can help Amie make this the best Teen Night ever, contact

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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).

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.

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

Guest Fees

Weekday fees for general guest privileges are $6 per person per day Monday-Friday at any time of day.

Guest fees apply to adult, children, and all babies who are capable of walking on their own.

On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, the guest fee is $8 per person per day.

Members may purchase punch cards containing 10 guest passes for $60.