June 19, 2013
To the Aqua Club Family,
I just wanted to take a minute of your time to let you all know how excited I am to be your new manager. For those of you that don’t know how I ended up here, I wanted to give you a little history of my involvement in the club. Eighteen years ago I was hired to teach swim lessons and be a substitute guard at the Aqua Club. A couple of years after that, I was hired as an assistant coach and I never left. I love this place and here is why.
Over the years as a coach, I have quietly observed what a special place Aqua Club is. I have watched families gather together for an afternoon of swimming, set up a sunset dinner, and joyfully cheer on their child to make it to the end of the pool in their first race. I silently giggle at the joy on the face of the young swimmer who shows up on the coldest and rainiest of days, torturing the guards by staying in the pool for the entire 5-hour session. I have felt the general sense of appreciation and well being amongst the staff, the members and the community. I know it is somewhat corny to say, but the club has always had that “it takes a village” feel, where parents watch out for each others kids, feed the guards and cheer for everyone. After a year or two of working here, I knew I wanted my future family to be a part of that and now we are and even more so than I would have ever expected.
The time I have spent working at Aqua Club has made me realize how important this place is to me. In all my years here I have enjoyed watching the club grow and develop. Now, I am thrilled to continue that development as your manager. And as much as I loved coaching your children, I am excited to influence their lives in a different way. And although their will be challenges ahead, I endeavor to work with you to build that sense of family and community while keeping this place safe and healthy. I look forward to getting to know all the families and friends of Aqua Club, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your manager.