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SharkByte | Interim Pool Manager Announcement (6/2/22)
I am excited to share that we have hired two co-managers to fill the interim management role for the rest of the 2022 Season, Hannah Baisch and Chelsea LeRoy. Both should be familiar faces to many of you as they spend lots of time at the pool with their families. Hannah and Chelsea officially start their roles on Sunday June 6th. The board is excited to welcome them and get them up and running as soon as possible. Below is some information to help you get to know them a bit better.
Hannah is thrilled to serve as your interim Co-Manager this summer! Her best memories from growing up involved time spent at NPSC. Hannah took part in swim and dive team from Speedy Sixers until she graduated high school. She also had her first job as a swim aide, then later a lifeguard, instructor, and swim coach at NPSC. Currently, Hannah teaches middle school students at Washington Online Virtual Academy. Her kids (3 years, 5 years, and 8 years) take part in lessons, swim team, and dive team. Hannah’s husband, Dave, can be found lending a hand at the pool too. She is looking forward to giving back to a community she loves so much. Hannah can’t wait to get to know each of the members and their families as they create lifelong memories centered around summers spent at the pool.
To contact Hannah her phone number is (206) 409-7618, or email her at NPSCManagers@gmail.com.
Chelsea grew up in the area and spent her summers at NPSC playing with friends, making her parents judge and score her dives, and reading poolside. Now, with her husband, Mike, and three kids, she’s basically doing the same. You’ll find Chelsea at swim and dive meets, watching her oldest, Elizabeth (age 7), playing in the pool with Rex (age 2), or chasing newly mobile Tommy (age 4), who’s determined to tear up all of his pants crawling over every inch of NPSC grounds. She LOVES summers spent at the pool and can’t wait to meet more members this summer in her role as interim Co-Manager. If you see her, come say hi!
She’s easily accessible by email or phone (text), so please reach out to: NPSCManagers@gmail.com or 206-954-1636.
As we get a bit further into the summer, we will be forming a hiring committee for the Pool Manager position for the 2023 season. If you are interested in being on the committee or have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Here’s to another great summer at the pool go SHARKS!
NPSC Board President
SharkByte | Swim Lesson Dates & Sign Up Info (5/25/22)
Group Swim Lessons:
Here is some information regarding group swim lessons for the summer of 2022 as well as some information regarding private swim lessons. Group swim lessons this season will run for one week each session. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Lessons are from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. The sessions are as follows:
Week #1 – June 20 – 24
Week #2 – June 27 – July 1
Week #3 – July 5 – July 8 (4 day session due to 7/4 holiday. $20 for members and $35 for non-members)
Week #4 – July 11- 15
Week #5 – July 18 – 22
Week #6 – July 25 – 29
No lessons the week of August 1 – August 5
Week #7 – August 8 – 12
Week #8 – August 15 – 19
We will be signing up for lessons in 1 or 2 week increments. For example, you can sign up for week #1 and week #2 at the same time. ALL SIGN UPS WILL BEGIN AT 6 PM IN THE OFFICE. You have to be in person to sign up, dates are as follows:
Week #1 / Week #2 : June 13 – members and June 15 non-members
Week #3 / Week #4: June 27 – members and June 29 non-members
Week #5 / Week #6: July 11 – members and July 13 non-members
Week #7 / Week #8: August 1 – members and August 3 non-members
Please visit our website for lesson level descriptions: https://normandyparksharks.com/activities/swim-lessons/
Private Swim Lessons:
NPSC is happy to provide private swim lessons to those members who are interested. The cost for a 30 minute private lesson is $25. There is a list of instructors as well as their contact information in the office. Just ask at the front desk.
SharkByte | Message from the Board of Directors (5/19/22)
I am writing to inform you of some recent updates to our pool leadership team. Maki Atteberry has decided to step down as pool manager, effective immediately. We look forward to continue seeing Maki and her family at the pool this summer.
That said, we will be looking for an interim pool manager for the remainder of the 2022 season. If you’re interested in this role, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 5/25, and I can share more information with a job description.
Until we are able to fill this role, your board members will be absorbing many of the tasks/duties of the pool manager.
Pool Closing at 8:00 this Saturday 5/21
There will be a staff in-service this Saturday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm for all NPSC employees. If you have children 14 years or older interested in working at the pool this summer, we’d like to invite them to join this informational session. Current jobs at the pool:
If your child is not a current employee and is interested in attending, please email Noelle Kawaguchi at President@normandyparksharks.com before Friday. (Expect about 60-90 minutes, pizza will be provided)
Lastly, be on the lookout for more information regarding our updated COVID policy and reporting requirements. As we begin to see a spike in cases, we need to ensure members are aware of any positive cases and potential exposures.
Look forward to seeing you all at the pool!
SharkByte | Opening Day: Schedule/Rules/Reminders (5/5/22)
After a couple COVID summers, a more normal pool season is upon us. It started with a great Primero de Mayo party and we hope that set the tone for the summer! I’m so excited to welcome everyone back to the best summer spot in South Seattle! I’m looking forward to seeing you down at the pool this season. I have a special bond to this place that started when I was 5. From taking lessons from our former manager and many of the members who are still around today, to years of swim team and meets, teaching lessons, coaching, and now managing, I can’t imagine a world without this place. I hope you’re all ready to continue making memories and building on the legacy and traditions we have, at some point, all been a part of.
WELCOME TO THE 2022 SEASON AT NORMANDY PARK
Join us this Friday, May 6 for opening day! Pool will be open 5:00-9:00pm, Frito Banditos on tap until we run out ($5 Bandito and a drink, vegan option), fully stocked snacks at the Shark Shack!
Spring Schedule (through June 19th):
•11:00-12:00 Lap Swim
•12:00-9:00 Open Swim (shared during Lap Swim, lanes 1-3)
•7:00-8:00 Lap Swim (lanes 4-6)
Weekdays* (beginning May 9th)
•3:00-5:00 Swim Team Practice
•5:00-8:00 (9:00) Open Swim (shared during Lap Swim, lanes 1-3)
•7:00-8:00 Lap Swim (lanes 4-6)
*Pool is open until 9:00 on Fridays
Welcome! We are pumped to have you joining the NP family! Check out our new website for all pool rules, policies, and procedures here. https://normandyparksharks.com/about/pool-rules/
Please know that the safety and comfort of all members is our top priority. Please help us to maintain the following long standing rules:
•The POOL TEST consists of swimming 50 yards (2 lengths) of the pool and treading water for 5 minutes. Ask any Lifeguard to give your child the pool test. We will take a picture of them to post in the office and put their name on a list that will be posted on the bulletin board. The POOL TEST is for swimmers 10 and under and must be taken each season.
•If your child has NOT passed the POOL TEST, they should NOT be left unattended in the water and can not be in the deep end without an adult accompanying them.
•We can’t emphasize enough that if your child cannot swim, you must keep your eyes on them. If a child starts to struggle, we would expect the parent to see it happen first.
•We want your children to learn to swim. Swimming is a skill that can save lives. Water Wings, lifejackets, and other flotation devices are NOT allowed at the pool, except on special occasions. Your kids will learn to swim quickly and become more confident in their abilities without them.
• As you are using our wonderful amenities and interacting with our staff, please remember that nearly all of our employees are kids and this is likely their first venture into the working world. Treat them the way you would like others to treat your children if they were in the same position. Be respectful of their time and promptly exit the facility when the pool has closed for the evening.
•No running on the pool deck, no climbing over, diving over, sitting on, or jumping off the baby pool wall.
Should you need any further information, please check our website and the rule board for the full list of pool rules.
Other General Facility Rules
•Remember that glassware is NOT allowed on the pool grounds. If you have bottles, please keep them in your cooler and pour them into a cup. If you need a cup, ask the Shark Shack, they will have some on hand.
•The second story deck is limited to ages 10 and over only. The stairs are steep and we want to maintain the safety of everyone at the pool.
•The parking lot is a ONE WAY street. Please enter near the cove side and exit on the Snake Hill side. Kids are bound to be walking (or running) to their cars or over to the Cove, please drive SLOWLY.
•Take pride and ownership in our beautiful facility and clean up after yourself. When you vacate your table or lounge area, please pick up any trash that may have accumulated during your visit. If you moved a lounge chair, please return it to its home. We have disinfectant wipes and paper towels available in the office if you need to wipe anything down.
See you on deck!
SharkByte | Associate Member Updates
SharkByte | Swim Team & GSSSL Bylaw Updates May 2022
2/27/22 SharkByte | Swim Team Coaches
We are looking forward to another great season of summer swim swim team! As we prepare to hire coaches for the spring and summer, we’d welcome anyone interested to send a resume or questions to email@example.com.
The minimum requirements are:
Swim Team & Speedy Sixer Coaches
- Be at least 19 years old
- Desire and skill in working with youth swimmers of all ability levels ages 5 and 18
- Hard-working active coaching style to engage youth and develop our team
- Skills in coaching and motivating athletes; effective communication, organizing activities and giving instructions.
- Ability to communicate with youth swimmers and parents
- Possess valid lifeguard credentials, Red Cross CPR and First Aid, SafeSports Training
- Consent to a background check (or have parental consent for Speedy Coaches)
*Speedy Sixer Coaches – ideally a junior or senior in high school working with kids aged 5-6
2/15/22 Sharkbyte | It’s time to pay 2022 Normandy Park Swim Club dues
2/15/22 Sharkbyte | It’s time to pay 2022 Normandy Park Swim Club dues
|We are busy at work getting the pool ready for summer. First order of business, collecting dues. Paying your dues will look a little different his year as we have implemented a member management software to assist our front desk run more smoothly. After we iron out a few kinks, this will pull together our membership payments, guest fees, email accounts, member information and much more.
To start, please bookmark our new website: https://normandyparksharks.com.
Once bookmarked – visit the new page, log in and review your account. Even though we worked hard to clean our records and import all of your existing account data into the new system, we know there is outdated and missing data. The system allows you to update the information only at this time, including individual member photos. **Please be sure you are using a jpg format for photo upload.
Once you have completed this please go and pay your dues by selecting the “here” link in the banner on your account. This will walk you through paying your dues online.
If you need help logging in, please see below and if you need further help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions to log into your new account:
If you have any questions or need assistance with any changes please contact us at email@example.com.
We will be requiring member photos this year. Please update your membership prior to opening day. We will host office hours at the pool prior to opening day for you to bring your families to the pool to update your account if help is needed. Details forthcoming.
Annual membership dues are due before April 1st, 2022. Late fees will be assessed automatically beginning April 1, 2022. If you have questions about your dues, please contact our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to sell your membership, please contact our membership coordinator at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing all of you in a few months at our favorite place to cool off and spend time with our friends!
1/21/22 Sharkbyte: Welcome to 2022
As we kick off the new year, we’re pleased to announce the new Board of Directors for the 2022 season. We are grateful for our outgoing board members and thank them for their dedication and service to NPSC.
The board has been focused on working through several priorities for the 2022 season. We are working on implementing a new membership software system to align our management of the pool more accurately, dues payment, email management and pool check-in process into one system rather than many manual processes. Please keep a look out on for an email in the coming weeks announcing more details.