It’s time to come out of hibernation, the crocuses are popping through the snow, I’m back to writing a bulletin column and the pool and tennis program planning is underway! The pool officially opens on Saturday, May 11th and we are counting down the days in my house.
The tennis brochure is below thanks to our fabulous year over year tennis coordinator Jamie Smith . You will notice that it mirrors last year’s schedule very closely with an increase in the adult classes due to high demand. Clay Dudley will be coming back again this year as our tennis pro. Blue Ridge sign ups will begin on March 18th. We are opening resident sign ups earlier this year thanks to feedback we have received.
Our 2019 pool manager is Luke Ilgenfritz . Our assistant pool manager is Olivia Evidon . Our lessons coordinator is Drew Brennan . This leadership team has been meeting over the winter and are ready to hit the ground running in May! The pool schedule will be released shortly, but I do want to announce the addition of a second weekday adult swim time. Due to community feedback, we are opening up an afternoon adult swim time Mon-Fri from 1:15pm – 2:00pm.
Head coach Carlos is back for his 13th season and asst. coach Glen Bradburn is back for his 5th season. They will be joined by Luke Ilgenfritz , Robbie Lorentzen and Tessa Ilgenfritz . I’m pleased to introduce Rachel Douglas and Esther Won as our new swim coordinators. THANK YOU RACHEL AND ESTHER WON. Evening practices begin Monday, May 13th and as you probably have heard, we are hosting the final swim meet of the season, All Cities . We are already deep into planning, but we want to give the neighborhood a 5 month heads up!
The Blue Ridge swim team is always growing!!! If you are new to the neighborhood and/or have children ages 4 through high school seniors interested in the swim team, please joins us on April 16th to learn more. Swim team signs ups will run from April 1st – May 12th .
We are kicking off the season with our first ALL PARENT meeting on April 16th . Historically we have only asked new swim team parents to attend, but this year we are asking ALL swim parents to attend. It’s been 11 years since we have had a full parent meeting and we are hoping that at least one parent of each swimmer will attend.
- April 16th – All parent meeting
- 6:30pm – 7:00pm – new parents
- 7:15pm – 8:00pm – ALL parents
- May 8th – Ice Cream Social – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- May 9th – Swim Suit Fitting – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- August 6th – All Cities swim meet – 3:00pm – 8:00pm
** Swim meet dates are still being determined. There is a chance that they may change due to a changing year end date for public schools.