Normandy Park Swim Club Annual Letter
A Message from your newly elected NPSC President:
Seeing all this snow makes me even more excited for pool season to start! In fact, my oldest daughter has already started a countdown to when the pool opens, only 80 days as of February 15th. I am honored and excited to serve as the NPSC Board President, as Gary Bolma has stepped down after his many years as our President. Thank you, Gary for all the wonderful years of hard work and dedication you gave to NPSC.
As a brief introduction, I am Michelle Sipes-Marvin and for the past seven years my family and I have been members of NPSC. Like I mentioned above, every year we count down the days until the pool opens. My husband, Casey and I have two daughters, Parker (11) and Cooper (turning 9), who are very active around the pool and on the swim team.
As it is time to start preparing for the summer, we are getting everything lined up, hopefully, for many fun and sun filled days at the pool. Our board has been working hard to ensure everything is ready to go! As most everyone knows, in August the General Membership passed, by majority vote, approval to begin the needed renovations of our club as soon as the pool closes in September. I can’t wait to see the finished product, we are going to have a beautiful facility to be extremely proud of.
This summer, we welcome back Kerry Johnson and Kelli Foster as our Pool Managers. Thank you for coming back and all your hard work keeping everything running smoothly all summer. Currently, we are in the process of hiring our coaches, guards and swim instructors.
Be sure to come out for our Annual Work Parties. The first work party is scheduled for April 20th, be sure to check the website for updates. Volunteering is a great way to meet new and old members and is greatly appreciated.
With less than 12 weeks to go, mark your calendars with all the fun around the corner. We have Work Parties, the Annual Cinco de Mayo Party, Floats and Floaties, Swim Meets, Dive Meets and more! Every day we are one day closer to fun in the sun!
I look forward to continuing our rich history of community, family, strong Swim and Dive programs and most of all FUN, during my time as your NPSC President.
Opening Day: Friday, May 10th 4pm
Ice cream will be served to celebrate the pool opening around 6PM.
A Renovation Update
As you know, last summer the membership voted to fund and move forward with an office and bathhouse renovation. Our architects at McNelis Architects have been working hard on the project and everything is on schedule. They have made incredible progress with the design and drawings, have coordinated with numerous consultants; including geotechnical engineer, wetland biologist and structural engineer and have adjusted plans accordingly. In addition, they have begun communicating with the city of Normandy Park in order to prepare for a successful permit submittal. The next step in the process is to find a general contractor. To do this, McNelis Architects will send Request for Qualifications (“RFQs”) to multiple builders in the area. These RFQs will be diligently reviewed by McNelis Architects and members of the NPSC Board. A general contractor is expected to be selected sometime in March. If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about the RFQ, please send an email to our email@example.com. It is very exciting to see the project moving forward and it won’t be long before we are all enjoying our new space.
If you are interested in employment opportunities at the pool this summer, please contact Kelli Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the renovation scheduled to begin upon closure of the pool this fall, we are requiring all active memberships to pay a one-time $1,000 fee to help fund the renovation. This is due no later than April 1st. If your assessment is not received by April 15th, a late fee of $50 will be applied to your account. If your assessment, membership dues plus any late fees have not been received in full by April 15th, NPSC will put your membership on the Sell list and respective members will be denied access to the pool. If you have questions please contact our treasurer at Treasurer@Normandyparksharks.com.
Annual Membership Dues are $1,000 and are due on or before April 1st. A late fee of $50 will be applied to your account if dues are not received in full by April 1st. If Membership Dues (including late fees) have not been received in full by April 15th, NPSC will put your membership on the Sell list and respective members will be denied access to the pool. Guest passes will not be distributed for on-time payment of dues this year. If you would like to earn guest passes, please attend a work party. The $75 work party credit is no longer available. Members are responsible for their Membership Dues payment in full until the membership is sold. If you have questions about your dues, please contact our Treasurer at email@example.com prior to April 1st. If members want to sell their membership and receive the $400 stock refund, they must contact the Membership Coordinator, Erika Stober at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 1st.
Please pay your dues with a check (no cash please) made out to NPSC. Mail to: NPSC PO Box 66032 Seattle, WA 98166
Questions about the assessment or dues, contact the Treasurer, Piper Cummings at email@example.com
No membership Dues will be accepted at the pool.
If a member wants to sell their membership and receive the $400 stock refund, they must contact the Membership Coordinator, Erika Stober at – firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 1st. Also contact with updates for the pool directory (address, phone, email or dependent changes).
This year our work party cleanup days will be on Saturday April 20nd and Sunday April 28th. Please be sure to sign in. The work parties will begin at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm. Each membership must work for a minimum of four hours to receive 10 free guest passes, no $75 credit will be issued this year. You will need to arrive by 11:00AM in order to receive the guest passes. Please bring work clothes, gloves and tools.
A working adult member must accompany children under 16. Unaccompanied 16+ year-olds must be hard working and able to work with a minimum of supervision. Examples of work party chores include: cleaning, gardening, minor maintenance, paint prep, painting, re-organizing, washing windows, sweeping, pool cleaning, BBQ cleaning, etc.
JOIN US for our 10th Annual "Cinco de Mayo" Party on Sunday, May 5th
Doors open at 4PM, dinner will be served around 5:30PM. Bring your swimsuit and floaties and join us for a Mexican Fiesta. The cost is $25 per family. Sign up at the work parties or RSVP to Jenny Wade at email@example.com if you are interested in joining us so that we can get an accurate headcount. If you are interested in helping out please email Jenny Wade, we will need 4-6 people to help out on this night, even if it is just an hour! We always have a great time so come join us rain or shine!!!!
OPENING DAY: Friday, May 10th 4pm
Floats and Floaties. Ice cream will be served to celebrate the pool opening around 6PM. Bring your floaties to kick off the start of summer. Need 3-4 ice cream scoopers. Please email Jenny Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help out.
Watch for updates on the below events that we will have throughout the summer….
Be on the lookout for Food Truck Fridays and Monday Fundays this year!
If you have any ideas for new events, please email Jenny at email@example.com
We look forward to incorporating some new ideas this summer.
NPSC 2019 SWIM TEAM
We look forward to seeing all the returning NPSC swimmers and would like to invite any new members ages 5 to 18 to join the team. Online registration will begin May 1st at WWW.normandyparksharks.com. Swimmers must be registered online and have the required forms completed in order to participate. Children ages 5 or 6 as of June 15th register for the Speedy Six team. The minimum requirement to be a Speedy Sixer is the ability to swim one length of the pool using any stroke. Payment is credit card only online only. Team fees are $90 for Swim Team and $80 for Speedy Sixers. Please visit the NPSC website for additional information.
Important Swim Team Dates:
May 1st – Online registration begins
May 13th – Practice Starts
May 21st - 4-6 pm - Swim suit fitting with Sylvia’s Swimwear @ NPSC
May 28th – Speedy Six practice starts
Spring Preseason Swim Team Practice Schedule:
13 & under: 3:15-4:15 pm - Monday through Friday
Ages 9-12: 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Ages 7-8: 4:15 - 5:00 pm – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Speedy Six: 4:30 -5:00 pm – Thursdays (starting May 28th)
More specific information regarding the swim meet schedule and opportunities will come in late March.
Swim Team Coordinators:
Mark Goodspeed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rick Wisen (email@example.com)
NPSC Dive Team 2019
We welcome and encourage everyone to give dive team a try. The minimum requirement is that your child be at least 5 years old and is able to go head first into the pool AND swim to the side.
Please register your diver online starting May 1, 2019 at www.normandyparksharks.com. The cost is $65.00 per diver.
Important! Each year, we rely on volunteers to judge, announce, score, and run concessions for our dive meets. This keeps our program affordable and makes our dive community stronger. A small commitment of time will be required from each dive family. Looking forward to a great 2019 season!
Dive Team Coordinator
Carla Weller firstname.lastname@example.org
Dive Team Practice Schedule (These times will be adjusted if needed.)
10:00 - 10:30 8 & Under
10:30 - 11:00 8 & Under
11:00 - 11:30 10 & Under
11:30 - Noon 12 & Under
Noon - 12:30 14 & Under & Seniors