Sunday, May 17, 2015

Opening Weekend, Membership Cards, Directory Updates Needed

Hi Members,

The pool opens next week Saturday, May 23rd! We’ll open at 10:30 am and we are looking forward to seeing the line of kids waiting at the front gate :)

Our Memorial Day party is Monday, May 25th. We hope you’ll spend the holiday with us! In addition to the cookout from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, we have some other fun things planned.

Click here for our 2015 pool hours.

New members will be given their membership tags at the New Member Social on Friday, May 23rd. If you can't make it, you can pickup your tags in the guard room when you first visit the pool. Returning members will not have tags this year. Instead, we will be randomly staffing the front gate and having guards walk around the pool to verify members and paid guests. With only new members having tags, this will help make it easier for everyone to identify them, introduce yourself and help make them feel welcome. 

We’ll be sending out a membership directory next week. It’s sent via email in pdf form – it’s not posted online. If your contact information or family names have changed from last year or for new members, when you filled out the wait list form, please let us know by replying to this email.  Also, if you would like to Opt Out of having your contact info shared with members, let us know. 

Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

- HHSTC Board

10 & Over Policy

Hi Members,

Just a reminder that our 10 & Over Policy remains in place for all swimmers the age of 10 or over visiting the facility without parental supervision.  You can review the policy here.  For those swimmers that filled out the form, we have great news!  Your forms will carry over to this year.  We recommend reviewing the policy with your child to ensure they understand the responsibilities that come along with this privilege.  

For new swimmers, please review the policy as a family and follow the instructions on the form.  If anyone has questions, please contact Ryan Tracy via email at ryantracy0123@gmail.com .  Please understand that we are all volunteers and have full time jobs.  Responses will be handled at the earliest possible convenience of that particular board member.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone next weekend!

- HHSTC Board of Directors

Friday, May 15, 2015

Swim at Your Own Risk Policy/Waiver

Below is our Swim at Your Own Risk Rules and Waiver. If you would like to participate, please click here to access a downloadable form. Once you have read and signed the form, email a photo or scanned copy to Sarah Huitt at: sarah.huitt@gmail.com. Sarah will then email you the gate code.

Have fun and be safe!


Huntley Hills Swim and Tennis Club
Adult Swim at Your Own Risk (SAYOR) Rules and Waiver


During the 2015 season, the pool will be open for adult swim-at-your-own-risk (NO LIFE GUARD ON DUTY) from 6:00am until 10:00am M, T, TH, F and Sat. There is no SAYOR Wed and Sun mornings. We need to allow time for the water to fully settle so our lifeguards can properly clean and vacuum the pool.


SAYOR will be available from May 23rd until September 7th, 2015.


This swim time is for adult members only. There will be NO swim-at-your-own-risk hours when the swim team is using the pool. Please check the practice schedule online: www.hhstc.wordpress.com/swim-team/training/


• Swimmers and anyone inside of the pool fence must be 18 years of age or older, a club member AND signed up for SAYOR
• The diving board is off limits and no diving from the side of the pool
• No alcohol, no parties & no music
• Leave pool and area exactly as found
• Finish swimming and exit the gate by 10am
• LOCK THE GATE WHEN YOU LEAVE IF POOL IS EMPTY


Any violations of the following rules will result in:


• Expulsion from the pool and prosecution if you refuse to comply
• Loss of swim-at-your-own-risk privileges
• A second violation of the rules will result in complete loss of pool privileges


It is highly recommended that you swim with another adult member.


Any member that participates in swim-at-your-own-risk must first return this signed form to Sarah Huitt (email a photo or scanned copy to sarah.huitt@gmail.com). When we receive your completed form, you will be given the gate code. Please allow up to 5 days for this information. Do not give this code to anyone else.
_______________________________________________________________________________


I understand and accept all aforementioned rules and understand that I will be swimming at my own risk. I understand that there will be no life guard on duty. I understand my signature on this form shall apply to 2015 and all future years. I understand I must read all SAYOR emails and abide by any changes to the rules or schedule. I do not hold Huntley Hills Swim and Tennis Club liable or responsible for any harm that happens to me during swim-at-your-own-risk swim time. I am solely responsible for my safety and well-being.


Name: __________________________  Signature: _______________________________________

Email: __________________________  Cell Phone #: ______________Signature Date: __________


Friday, April 17, 2015

Membership Update, Swim Team Registration and More!

It's been another rock solid year for membership at our club. Without doing any advertising or promotions, we've already reached our cap (with dozens still on the wait list). We are no longer accepting new memberships for 2015. If you have friends or neighbors that would like to join next year, please direct them to our website, where they can sign up to be on the 2016 wait list. It's free to sign-up and there is no obligation to join.

In other news...
  • Hammerhead practice starts Monday, April 27th - in 10 days!! If you have not already registered your child(ren), please do so asap. All of the information can be found on our website.
  • The resurfacing of the pool went great - it looks beautiful! 
  • The new shade cabanas are setup and ready to go. 
  • We've purchased MORE large umbrellas and rolling bases - we know how our members love shade. 
  • New commercial toilets have been installed in the both bathrooms. 
  • The diving board is about to get a major make-over - it's going to look (and bounce!) great.
  • We've hired (for the first time ever) a commercial cleaning company to help ensure the kitchen, bathrooms and clubhouse stay super clean, all summer long.
  • Our new pump valves and plumbing are running smoothly - and our water turn-over rate is now significantly increased.  
  • We are purchasing more trash cans for the pool deck - so exciting, right!? 
  • We passed our Health Department inspection with flying colors. 
Join us this Sunday at 1 pm for our last volunteer work day before we open. We have several fun projects planned. 

See you soon!

Monday, March 23, 2015

It’s Hammertime!!!!

Hey all you Hammerheads, It’s Hammertime!!!!

The swim season is fast approaching and we need everyone to signup and suit up!  
Swim team registration is now active on the Hammerhead Swim Team portal (no more Active.com for us, yea!)  In the upper right corner of the site you will see a big white box for Online Registration.  Returning families, make sure you don't miss the yellow flashing link, "Click here if you've registered for this team before".  This will populate all of your information from last year.  Huge time saver.  

Note: For split families with step-moms and dads, there is no easy way to set this up.  You can put which ever you like for Parent 1 and Parent 2.  In the additional email field you can add additional emails for other family members, separated by commas.  Just remember it is a share password for all emails assigned to a family.

We are having a swim suit sizing and Parent meeting this Sunday, March 29 in the clubhouse from 1:00p – 3:00p.  We will not have the vendor come to the pool this year, but we will have a sizing kit for the kids to try on suits.  We have the kit now and will have it for a while after the meeting if you cannot attend the meeting.  

Ordering will be done online on the Hammerhead Swim Shop.  We will collect suit orders on our team website until April 15.  After that you'll have to order directing from the vendor and pay shipping. 

For the Parents – we will have a meeting from 2:30 to 3:00pm. We will introduce ourselves and discuss what the upcoming season will entail as far as practices, meets, volunteer expectations and address any questions you may have.  We would love to have any parents that are considering having their children join the swim team attend the meeting to see what the swim team is about.

Many have asked, so we will be ordering personalized swim caps again.  You can order them on the swim shop.  We must order a minimum of 50 caps.  If we can get at least 15 personalized cap orders (remember 1 order is 2 caps), then the team will make up the minimum with blank caps.  Remember to use the company name field for your personalization, letters only, no spaces or numbers.

We look forward to seeing everyone and having a winning season!  The 2015 Parent Handbook will be ready for publishing once we get our schedule from ASA.  That should be in the coming weeks.  
Don't forget you must also complete ASA League registrations for each swimmer.  

Nick Guerrero and Mary Finnegan
Hammerhead Swim Managers

If you have any questions before the meeting please call Mary at 404-444-7870


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