This week at the pool...

7/30 - 8/5/2018

Teen Night Slated for Aug. 5

The swim team's season is over! That means we're entering the dog days of summer when many of our families go on vacation while others are hitting Staples for school supplies.

It's going to be a quieter around the pool deck -- time for a party!

Our annual Teen Night is coming up Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m. (note new starting time).

Bring your friends for music, sweet treats, and pool fun! Middle- and high school students welcome!

There's a $5 charge for pool members and nonmembers to attend!

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

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

Some of our teens and tweens are pictured above and below during this weekend's Division O competition among the summer's best of the best from six teams.

Team rep Alyssa Parness reports our swimmers improved their times meet after meet, which means they were swimming faster and faster as the summer progressed.

Sunita Kasper, 11, and Eduardo Martinez, 14, were among our standouts at the meet.

Sunita placed third in the 11-12 50M girls butterfly and the 11-12 50M backstroke events.

Similarly, Eduardo came in third in the 13-14 boys 50M butterfly, putting him in the division's top swimmers too.

Congratulations to all our swimmers for a job well done this summer!

Last Ladies Night Scheduled for August 14

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.)

If you would like to volunteer as host for this event, 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

Water Dance Fitness Classes are Winding Down

Looks like we're going to have a Water Dance Fitness class on our planned rain date, Aug. 13th, 7:30 p.m.

Class was rained out July 23rd because of our monsoon-like weather.

Our other remaining class dates:

  • Tonight, July 30th
  • Next Monday, August 6th

A regular crowd of about 30 pool members has been enjoying the rigorous workouts by instructor and pool member Miriam Lasar (see photos of her in action above).

The classes are being offered at no charge to KMSC members and for $5 each to nonmembers.

We'll reimburse those payments to any nonmember who subsequently joins the pool by the end of the summer!

We also have a new special deal on tap now for all our trial members who convert to full membership now -- full access to the pool until we close for the season if you pay off the first half of your share now. For the rest of this offer, please contact our membership director, Amie Wohlfarth, at ,

President's Message

It's come to my attention that some of our members have been storing some inflatable rafts/toys in our storage closets and the staff break room (or what SHOULD be the staff break room).

Unfortunately we just don't have room for these items; the bulky things impede access to the space (and honestly there's enough clutter as it is). We also cannot guarantee that items won't be used by others, or damaged or lost.

So if you have any personal item in our storage closet, please claim it over the next week or so. Items left unclaimed may be tossed or donated. I know that it can be a hassle hauling the things you like to use at the pool, but we just can't keep it in the Clubhouse for you.

Also, It's time for another purge of our Lost & Found. Please check the Lost & Found box outside the pool office and take home what's yours. Anything left may be donated or disposed of depending on the condition.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

- Cynthia D. Brandt Campagna

President, Kemp Mill Swim Club 2017-2019

Frog Song

For those of you who have expressed concern to board members about the seeming absence of frogs at our pool this summer, please click on the Mp4 file here to listen to some of their evening frogsong poolside below!

Pool Fun Planned for the Coming Weeks

We need some pool members to help us run the last Pizza Night at the Pool on Aug. 26! To help out, please go to this Sign-up Genius to volunteer. Thank you!

Here’s how you can spend all weekend, every weekend at the pool in the next weeks:

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.

Sunday, August 5th – Yard Games at the Pool (pictured at left) - 3:00-4:30 p.m. (That's Ben and Clare at left, enjoying a game of Cornhole this evening.)

Sunday, August 5th - Pizza Night at the Pool – 5:00-7:00 p.m. (see previous description).

Sunday, August 5th – Raft Night – 5:00 closing (see previous description).

Sunday, August 12th – Yard Games at the Pool - 3:00-4:30 p.m. (see previous description).

Sunday, August 12th - Pizza Night at the Pool – 5:00-7:00 p.m. (see previous description).

Sunday, August 12th – Raft Night – 5:00 closing (see previous description).

Tuesday, August 14th – Ladies Night -7:00-10:00 p.m. The pool closes to non-party goers at 8:45 p.m. Cost: $5.00 for pool members, $7.00 for guests. Bring and salad, appetizer or dessert to share. Soft drinks will be provided. Bring your own wine or beer. Door prize raffle. No free coupons accepted. Need at least 15 people to have event. Wanted: 1 or 2 ladies to plan and host this event. Two guest passes for the hostess or hostesses. Contact Sherri Spritzer at

Sunday, August 19th – No Pizza Night at the Pool.

Sunday, August 19th - Raft Night – 5:00 closing.

Sunday, August 26th – Last Yard Games at the Pool of the season - 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 26th - Last Pizza Night at the Pool of the season – 5:00-7:00 p.m. (see previous description).

Sunday, August 26th – Raft Night – 5:00 closing.

Sunday, September 2nd – Last Raft Night of the season - 5:00 p.m. to closing.

Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day. Pool closes for the season – at 6:00 p.m. Come celebrate the end of summer and help stack the deck chairs at the end of the day.

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.

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!

Editor: Mary Crowley

Photos this week are by Mary Crowley, several swim team parents, Sherri Spritzer, and Amie Wohlfarth.