This week at the pool...

7/18 - 7/24

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Ever wonder what a priceless afternoon spent with the family at the pool looks like? This:

The Siesser family!

Look at that water. Look at those smiles!

That's Kelilah (at left) giving the pool her seal of approval during a recent visit with her family...

and Yael (below left), baby Kiki, and Gideon (right).

But the summer is melting away fast.

The swim team wraps up its season this week with its annual spaghetti dinner poolside Friday and the division championship meet Saturday at Flower Hill Pool. After that, the pool is going to seem quiet in the afternoons! (That's Tabitha Dorr, right, crushing it in the breaststroke last week.)

There's still a lot coming up on the pool socials calendar.

Saturday, July 30th – Young Adult Night for swim team alumni. We're still working out details on time and cost, but I hear everyone's going to be asked to bring something for a traditional team spaghetti dinner on the deck AND that there's going to be friendly competition in the lap lanes. For more details and to let him know you'd like to attend, please contact host Tommy Gibeily at And watch for his post on the Kemp Mill Pool Facebook page!

Sundays, July 24th and July 31st – More Pizza Nights at the Pool during rafting, 5-7 p.m. The pizza will be from Ben Yehuda's at $3 per slice; $5 for two slices; $20 for a whole pie. Soda and ice cream treats will be available from the Snack Bar. Preorder in the front office by the Fridays before. We take cash or credit on deck.

Sunday, July 31st – Teen Night (7th- through 12th-grade) – 7-10 p.m . Bring a friend! The pool closes to non-partygoers at 8:45 p.m. Price: $5.00 for members; $7.00 for non-members. Open to incoming 6th-8th graders. Wanted: 1 or 2 middle-schoolers and at least 1 or 2 middle school parents to help plan this event. Contact Sherri Spritzer at NOTE: We need to have at least 15 people to register in order to hold this event.

Something new

Your pool board will be sponsoring a Senior Social on Saturday, August 6th, 5-7 p.m., as a tribute to all our long-time members. We still have some members who joined when the pool was young 50 years ago! There will be appetizers, and music brought to guests by our very own DJ, pool president Eugene Cotilli. Note: We need a minimum of 10 registrants for this event to be a go. We also need more helping hands. To RSVP or volunteer to help, please contact Sherri Spritzer at

Right-click and open the video below in a new tab to see Alex Wanat executing a beautiful dive!

Another successful Ladies Night

Twenty-three women enjoyed a laughter-filled evening poolside for our second Ladies Night of the season, this time hosted by Cathy Ebner and Tricia O'Reilly.

There was a lot of food; can't tell you exactly what, but we ate well. Photo right: Kathy Cox surveying the bounty. L-R below: Cathy Ebner, one of the hosts; Sue Gardella, Mia Brown, and Mary Ebner.

The next Ladies Night is scheduled for August 9th.

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Here are more pool videos! Right-click to open them in a new tab:

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). 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.

You can follow @KempMillPool on Twitter, too.

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

Photos this week courtesy of Cathy Ebner, Tricia O'Reilly, April Rivers, Sarah Sicherman, Shana Zipkin Siesser, Sherri Spritzert, Richard Wanant, and Amie Wohlfarth.

Next scheduled pool board meeting: Tuesday, August 9th, 7 p.m., poolside.

Notice to parents...

Please monitor your little ones in the bathrooms. Some of the children have been playing with the soap dispensers, forcing the guards to refill the soap frequently. Thank you!

Please keep those photos coming to!