Manorlu Swim Club

July 7, 2014 Newsletter

Secure the babysitters! The Adult Social is this Saturday July 12th!


The adult social will be held on Saturday, July 12th starting at 6:30pm. Our theme is A Luau & Pig Roast at Manorlu! All adults 21 and older are encouraged to attend this fun night out. Please join us for a catered dinner, music, and fun! Cost is $25 per person. This is a BYOB and "bring a friend" event. You do not need to be a member to attend.

But, we need your help. We want to give the caterer an accurate head count, so please signup ASAP. A sign-up sheet is available at the front desk. Checks can be made payable to Manorlu.

Can't make it to Manorlu to sign up - just email us at to RSVP!

Announcing Manorlu's 3rd Annual Mini-Golf Outing!

Mini-Golf Fundraiser is Sunday, July 20th!!

Attention Manorlu Families - this year our Mini-Golf Fundraiser is a family event! Mark your calendar and put together your foursome. The day will begin with a fun, slightly competitive round of mini-golf - followed by celebratory gathering afterward at Manorlu. Sure to be a lot of fun. More information in the days ahead.

Interested in sponsoring a hole? Any local businesses, member families and friends of Manorlu can sponsor a hole and help support the club. Hole sponsorship is just $50. Contact Jeff Thompson at for more information!

Sunday Sundaes!!

Manorlu's second "Sunday Sundaes" of the season is this Sunday, July 13th at 3pm during the Adult Swim time. Ice cream at the pool - what could be better? $1 per sundae.

Manorlu Marches in the Oreland Parade!

A BIG THANK YOU to the kids and parents who helped with the parade on the 4th! It was a great time. Despite the rain, the viewers seemed to enjoy the water guns. Mike Haas was driving the tractor and he said he is looking forward to doing it again next year with us. One word: AWESOME!

Thank you to Mike Darcy for coordinating!

And After the Parade - Fourth of July FUN at Manorlu!

Manorlu celebrated the fourth of July on Saturday the 5th this year. The weather was beautiful and our club was the place to be. There was cotton candy and fresh popcorn for everyone. Kids and adults competed in a longest dive competition and a 100 meter relay competition. There were unofficial games of tetherball, horseshoes, cornhole, and volleyball. It was great to see so many of our members taking advantage of our great facilities and such a beautiful day. It was hard to tell who had the most fun: the kids or the adults.

Thank you to Jim Doyle for coordinating the fun!

Manorlu Morning Swim

Any white card holder interested in a morning swimming workout is invited to attend the Manorlu Morning Swim from 6-7 am. Workouts will run Monday - Friday until July 25th. A challenging workout will be provided.

Meet the Manorlu Managers

The Manorlu Managers - Your Go-To Guys

As you can imagine, a lot happens behind the scenes to keep a pool running. Our managers keep the pool clean and safe, motivate and manage the lifeguard staff, and serve as the first line of communication to our members. Have a question or concern? Feel free to talk to a manager. Small or large injury? See them for First Aid. Problem with the pool or pool grounds? This and much, much more can be handled by any one of our managers! Brian, Dave and Geoff are happy to help!

Please introduce yourself when you see them.

Group and Individual Swim Lessons at Manorlu

Group swim lessons are again being offered to our beginning swimmers. Swimmers are evaluated on the first day of each session and placed into groups based on ability.

  • When: June 30th – July 17th (M/Tu/W/Th) from 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Fees are $60 per child
  • Contact lifeguard Reagan McCarthy or Manager Brian Affleck with questions - at the pool or via

Private lessons are available for all ages. Private lessons are arranged with the coaches/instructors privately. They generally run for one half hour. As above, contact Regan or Brian for more information.

Every Thursday Night is Tube Night!

Every Thursday night is tube night at Manorlu. So bring your tubes, noodles and other floatation devices and join in the splash party! Tube night begins at 7pm and ends at 8:45pm.

And... after you've dropped the kids off for tube night... adults can head up to the volleyball court for some fun on the sand. See below for more information.

Announcing Co-ed Adult Pick-up Volleyball!

With the addition of the beautiful new sand to our volleyball court area... we'd like to invite all volleyball players (high school age and older) for a pick-up match. Overhand serve, underhand serve, no serve? No worries - we can make it work and have fun at the same time. Come out, get a little exercise and have fun!

When: Thursdays throughout the summer (beginning this week, June 19th) at 7pm

Where: Manorlu's own volleyball court

Fee: Absolutely free - just bring your competitive spirit and jovial attitude

Swim Team Fundraiser!

Are you, or do you know someone (maybe a local business) who may be interested in advertising in the A Champs program? If so, contact Bill Bole ( We are selling ad space from $20-$50. More information is available at the front desk. All proceeds go to Manorlu Megaducks!

Manorlu Trivia Night - Friday August 29th

Oh yes - Trivia Night is coming to Manorlu! Get your competitive juices flowing, start studying and form your team now!

  • Entertainment and prizes included
  • $20 per person / maximum 8 per team
  • BYOB and BYOF
  • Table themes encouraged but not required
  • This is a "bring a friend event" - no need to limit your team to Manorlu members - find your smartest friends and bring them along!
  • More details to follow!!

Questionable weather? Wondering if the pool is still open?

Well, wonder no longer! Manorlu Swim Club is now using a service call "Rained Out."

In the event that we must unexpectedly close the pool due to lots of rain, thunderstorms, or heaven forbid - an accident in the baby pool, a text alert (or and email, if you prefer) will be sent to all subscribers with a Manorlu update. For those who may be familiar - Rained Out is the same service used by the Upper Dublin Soccer Club to notify members of field closures. It's free (text messaging rates apply) and only takes two minutes to sign up using this link:

How often and what kind of messages can you expect to receive? Hopefully we will have a sunny summer and the pool will close infrequently, but here is a sample of possibilities:

  • Pool closed for weather (may seem obvious, but it can be raining in Dresher and sunny in Abington... and who wants to make the drive to find the pool closed!)
  • Reminder for Manorlu events such as the 4th of July celebration, the Adult Social, Sunday Sundaes, and more.
  • Reminder for pool closing for home swim meets

(Note for swim/dive team families: To receive notification of general pool closures and happenings, you must sign up using this link. It is a different account. It covers all Manorlu members and is different from the swim/dive team account. For non-swim/dive team families: This account will not be used to communicate general swim/dive team information.)

Please contact if you have any questions.

Summer Pool Basketball League

It's not too late to join the Manorlu Summer League Basketball team! Contact and provide your name, grade (in September), phone number, email address and we will be in touch!

Remaining Schedule:

  • Friday July 11th - 7pm vs. Sunny Willow at Manorlu
  • Monday July 14th - 7pm vs. Oreland at Maple Manor
  • Friday July 18th - 6pm vs. Maple Manor at Sunny Willow
  • Monday July 21st - Playoffs at Oreland (time dependent on rank)
  • Friday July 25th - 6pm Championship! (location - highest ranked team)

We wish our Manorlu hoopsters a fun and successful season!

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Manorlu Fun

Don't forget to add these fun activities to your calendar:

  • Saturday July 12th, 6-11pm - Adult Social
  • Sunday July 13th, 3pm - Sunday Sundaes
  • Sunday July 20th - Family Mini-Golf Outing
  • Friday August 29th - Adult Trivia Night!

Manorlu's Snack Bar is Open!!


Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Manorlu Sports Equipment

Manorlu has sports equipment available to members at the front desk. To borrow the equipment, just leave one dollar with the life guard while you play and get your dollar back when you return the equipment. We have basketballs, jump ropes, kick balls, volleyballs, shuffle board gear and more. Enjoy playing on the beautiful Manorlu grounds without lugging your sports gear with you.

Let's Have a Party!

Looking for somewhere to host a private graduation, birthday or anniversary party? Like to have a non-private family, team or other group outing? Consider the gorgeous grounds of Manorlu Swim Club! There are many options available. As the Board of Directors continues to look for new ways to show off our pool and generate funds, the pool may be made available on a very limited basis (once or twice a year) for a private function. Interested in any type of party at Manorlu? Please email and we’d be happy to discuss this with you and help make it happen!

Clean Bathrooms are Our Goal

It is always our intention to have the cleanest possible bathrooms available to our members. The lifeguards and managers check and clean the bathrooms several times a day; however, it is possible that a bathroom can get "icky" very quickly. Please help the guards and manager-on-duty by reporting any bathroom messes to the front desk. Thank you!

Manorlu Guest Fees

At Manorlu, we love that you want to share our beautiful pool with your friends and extended family, but please remember that you must pay a guest fee for each guest you bring, each time you bring them. You also must be present to have a guest at the pool and are responsible for reviewing "Pool Rules" with your guests. (Pool Rules are posted at the front desk.) Guest fees are as follows:

  • Weekdays: Adults - $5.00, Children under 16 - $3.00
  • Weekends & Holidays - Adults - $7.00, Children - $5.00
  • After 6pm: Adults - $2.00, Children - $1.00

Social Media and Manorlu

Manorlu is keeping up with the times! To get the latest and greatest information, visit us at, friend us on Facebook (Manorlu Club) and follow us on Twitter (@manorluswimclub.) But, in the event that you're not a social media fan, you can still get all the information you need from this newsletter or on the main club bulletin board across from the front desk.