Welcome to the 2019 Season!
Welcome to the 2019 Season!
Here we are once again, the winter has come and gone and kids (and parents) are ready for some pool time! For me, growing up and even now, the pool IS summer! It’s where my family can be with friends, laugh and splash, make new friends, enjoy snacks and casual meals, compete in swimming and diving and even get some exercise along the way! There is no doubt Kent Gardens is and can be that summer “home” for your family. Returning members will agree. New members, welcome! We hope you will feel at home too right away!
The KGRC Board of Directors has been working since closing day last season to make sure the 2019 swim season is amazing. Some of the changes will be subtle and some will be really obvious. One of the biggest changes is to our pool management company. KGRC uses an outside vendor to take care of the pool itself, as well as hire and manage lifeguards. We are excited to work with Premier Aquatics this year for the first time. Premier has many years of experience managing pools in the area and we know their expertise will help run all of our operations smoothly.
We also set longer pool hours--opening most days at 10:30 am, closing at 9:00pm, and staying open through all our area school summer vacation days. Always check the KGRC schedule or Facebook page for information about occasional schedule changes.
And we have new tables for the deck! You will certainly agree that these are a huge improvement to the old wooden tables we’ve had. Our new tables are made of recycled plastics and have a nearly endless lifespan! That’s not to say we shouldn’t all do our part to keep them nice, but they just might outlast all of us!
KGRC loves a good party and there will be plenty this summer. Take a look at the calendar on the Club's website to see specific events, and plan to spend some evenings floating during our Dive-In Movie, Float Nights, Teen Progressive Dinner, as well as daytime parties and games for Memorial Day*, the 4th of July and Labor Day, when we also hold our annual Dog Swim
Once again, Kent Gardens will make a splash in the competitive world too! The Dolphins Swim and Dive teams are ready to take on area teams. 2018 was amazing for both teams - both ending the season as undefeated champions in their divisions! This year the Dolphins Swim Team is in Division 5 of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) and the Dive Team will compete in Division 3. We always welcome new swimmers and divers to the teams. No matter what your level, we want you to join in the fun and excitement of summer swim and dive! You can get more information and register on our website, on the Swim and Dive pages.
Hungry while you’re at the pool? The Snack Shack can help with that! Offering delicious snacks and drinks (Cookiewich anyone?) for some perfect summer treats. Our items are are also a great complement to a full meal if you want to picnic or grill on the deck. We have 4 gas grills, and tools, ready for all the grill-masters out there!
Do you have new neighbors, or perhaps friends looking for a summer pool for their families? KGRC has a few membership spots still open for this summer. Send them to the membership page of the Kent Gardens website. Hurry! There are only a few.
The Board of Directors wishes all of you a very happy summer! We are always available for you should you have any questions or concerns. Our contact information is on the pool website, but on a nice summer day, you’ll probably find us poolside!
Here’s to the best summer yet!
See you at the pool!
KGRC Board of Directors President
* Our Memorial Day party is from Noon-3pm. Join in old favorites like float races, and new games such as diving for ping pong balls. There will be prizes and our beloved cotton candy!!!