Manorlu Swim Club

July 14, 2014 Newsletter

Sign-up Now for 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. This is an "all age group" event.

Please come out to support the pool and defray expenses while having fun. This year our fundraiser will with the cost of the new sand on the volleyball court (how nice is that new sand?!) as well as the unexpected tree and fence damage from the winter storms of 2014.

Feel free to bring friends - non-members are absolutely welcome! The afternoon begins at 2:00pm with a private mini-golf experience at the Horsham Family Golf Center (located at 1020 Easton Rd. Horsham, PA 19044.) After golf, the party continues at Manorlu with a dinner for golfers of burgers, hotdogs, chips and watermelon.

All funds generated will benefit Manorlu. A sign-up sheet is available at the front desk - please see the friendly lifeguard on duty. $15 for a single golfer, $30 per couple and $45 per family. Checks can be made to Manorlu. Can't make it to Manorlu to sign up? Just email us at to RSVP.

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 or 267.688.0741.

The 2014 Adult Social is a Huge Hit!

Over 70 members and guests walked a tiki torch lined path to enjoy the 2014 Manorlu Luau & Pig Roast. The annual adult social was a fun evening for all. Games were played, delicious food and drink were consumed and friendships were renewed.

We welcomed back Mike "The Caterer" Connell who supplied a wonderful menu of pork, chicken, corn on the cob, roasted peppers, and salad to those attending.

A special thanks to Jim Doyle and Megan DiMaria for their efforts in planning this years event and to our managers and lifeguards for their help with setup, breakdown and of course, general monitoring of the event... not that any of the adults need monitoring... do they?!

It was a truly wonderful evening at our beautiful pool. Thanks to all who were able to join us this year.

Having an event? Consider Mike "The Caterer" Connell. He can be reached at 267.974.8602.

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 (even non-swimming guests), 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.) The lifeguard at the front desk will fill in the guest book information and collect fees. 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

  1. Adults dropping off or picking up a guest/member
  2. Adults (in street clothes) attending a scheduled party at Manorlu

Reminder: Pool Closing for Home Swim Meet

An important reminder that Manorlu will close at 5pm on Tuesday July 15th for a home swim meet.

For members interested in swimming after 5pm, Maple Manor Swim Club will honor your Manorlu Membership Cards from 5pm until close - July 15th only. Maple Manor Swim Club is located at 1552 Dillon Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002.

Thank you for your understanding!

Manorlu WINS an AWARD in the Oreland Parade!

One more THANK YOU to the kids and parents who helped with the parade on the 4th! We got some great news - it appears our marchers so impressed the judges that they awarded Manorlu the "Best Neighborhood Float!" Fabulous job!

Congratulations everyone!

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.

Individual Swim Lessons at Manorlu

Private lessons are available for all ages. Private lessons are arranged with the coaches/instructors privately. They generally run for one half hour. Contact lifeguard Reagan McCarthy or Manager Brian Affleck with questions - at the pool or via

Sunny Willow Tween Night Pool Party

Attention Manorlu Tweens - Sunny Willow Swim Club is inviting you and your friends to a pool party! Fun, Games, Food, Prizes, Swimming, Music - All tweens welcome!

Day: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Cost: $5.00/per person

RSVP by July 14, 2014 to

Meet the Manorlu Managers

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.

Thursday Night 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

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 18th - 6pm vs. Maple Manor at Sunny Willow
  • Sunday July 20th - 6pm vs. Oreland at Manorlu
  • 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:
  • Sunday July 20th - Family Mini-Golf Outing
  • Sunday July 20th & Saturday July 26th - Lifeguard Appreciation Week
  • 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!

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.