This Week @ Rock Creek: July 20, 2018: Swim & Dive close out the season

Fiesta Night was a profound success! Thanks to all the planners, helpers, Uncle Julio’s, our dance instructors and you for such a fun time!

CALENDAR. Check out the pool calendar for hours of operation & events.

  • NOTE: On Sunday evening (weather permitting), swim and dive team banquet will be held, closing with the slide show. If you’ve wondered what the fun is about, come by at dusk at least to watch fun moments this summer and celebrate our swim & dive graduating seniors.

A WORD ON CIVILITY AND POOL SAFETY

Lifeguards help ensure all members and guests enjoy the pool and grounds safely for themselves and others. We have heard of a small number of incidents of incivility toward other members and lifeguards attempting to inform members of the rules of the road. Please pay attention to lifeguards and any instructions they may provide, and treat the staff and other members with respect at all times. If you have a question or concern, please refer to the rules posted prominently near the Front Desk and the full rules on the website. Feel free to bring your question or concern to the manager on duty, pool president Iain Gold (president@rockcreekpool.com) or your communications chair (communications@rockcreekpool.com).

AUGUST 3: WELCOME AUGUST FAMILIES HAPPY HOUR

Our next Friday happy hour will be on Friday, August 3rd, when we will welcome families joining us in August. Hope you can join us!

LOST AND FOUND: Items will be donated Wednesday, July 25!

Please claim lost items in Lost and Found! Remaining items will be donated on July 25th to clear the way for the rest of the season. And thanks to Elizabeth Sadqi for taking this on!

 

 

 

 

 

Lost shades? Some high-quality sunglasses were found at early bird swimming! If this sounds like yours, contact admin@rockcreekpool.com to claim them.

This Week @ Rock Creek: July 12, 2018: Fiesta Night! Swim to Fight Cancer! Trivia!

Hey all Rock Creek families! Did you get your Fiesta Night party tickets? Uncle Julio’s guac awaits you on Saturday if you did. If not, bring your own food and come enjoy the scene. Either way, see you there!  Our Social Team is really rocking the Rock Creek calendar this year!

 

CALENDAR. Check out the pool calendar for hours of operation & events.

  • NOTE: On Friday, the pool opens one hour late (11am) to general swimming. Early morning swimming will operate normally.
  • Calendar Pro Tip: In the calendar, click on the “week” view to see opening and closing times for the pool each day.

 

FIESTA NIGHT, SATURDAY, JULY 14

We’re so excited for another fun Fiesta Night! Here’s everything you need to know about the day’s activities:

1. Registered Fiesta Night attendees can sign in at the guard desk starting a little after 4:30 p.m. You will be handed your colored wristbands and any adult beverage coupons you ordered. The color of the wristband determines which group you are in for the dinner line.

2. Chips/salsa and drinks will be available around 5 p.m. The bar will have a variety of drink options. You must use coupons to pay for your drinks; no cash payments to the bartenders aside from tips is needed. You can purchase additional coupons at the guard desk. Drink coupons cost $5 for 1 coupon, $20 for six coupons.

3. We will announce the first group of dinner guests around 6 p.m. Please form a single line at the entrance to the grill area and show your wristband to the volunteers manning the gate. If you do not have the correct wristband color, please do not attempt to get in line.

4. Once the first group is sufficiently through the line, we will announce the second group. We will repeat this process through the subsequent groups.

5. Also at 6 p.m. is the Salsa Contest. Our three judges, including last year’s champion Reema Gupta, will sample the entries in a blind-tasting and declare our winner! Contact Laura Abate (leabate@gmail.com) if you’d like to enter the contest.

6. Music will be playing throughout the day, but we encourage folks to hit the dance floor after dinner for some fun salsa dancing!

7. The evening will conclude around 9:45 p.m. so please take a moment to cleanup your space.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 17 — TRIVIA NIGHT
We’re hosting round two of the Rock Creek Pool Trivia Night. Come out to the Grill Area around 6 p.m. for a fun evening of competitive questions for the entire family. Questions range from pop culture to geography to World Cup finalists, and everything in between. Participants over the age of 21 may enjoy complimentary beer.
WHAT: Trivia Night
WHEN: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: Grill Area

 

SWIM TO FIGHT CANCER: CALLING ALL SWIMMERS!

Friday: Get ready to swim to raise money when theRock Creek Fins Swim to Fight Cancer!  

Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and we will dedicate our Friday, July 13th morning to finding a cure. Swim Team, Dive Team and ALL pool members are invited to join us in raising money for Swim Across America and participating in the morning swim. We will have activities everyone can participate in and the event will coincide with our annual team pancake breakfast open to all participants.  Proceeds from our swim will directly support clinical trials and cancer research at  Swim Across America labs.
WHEN: July 13, 2018
7:45 – 11:00 AM
 
Any pool member age 4+ can swim. We do ask that children who are 12 and under not currently on the swim team (or any child who cannot swim a length of the pool) be accompanied by a parent.
All you need to do is go to our swim page and register!

Just note Friday’s special hours: The pool will open at 11am to general swimming. Early bird swimming is not affected. Please consider participating … a small donation and signing a waiver is all you need!

For registration and more info, see the event page.

 

FOUNTAINS IN THE WADING POOL

For folks using the wading pool (are you enjoying the upgraded digs?), by now you’ve seen the small fountains in operation. If you come by the pool and they’re not on, just ask at the Front Desk and they’ll be happy to turn on the fountains. And did you know each fountain can be turned off or on separately? Pretty cool.

 

Salsa Contest

UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS — Fiesta Night Salsa Contest!

[FIESTA NIGHT Ticket Sales are now CLOSED!]
FIESTA NIGHT SALSA CONTEST

Do you make the best salsa? Then let us know and enter the 2018 Rock Creek Pool Salsa Contest!

Here’s all you need to do:

1. RSVP to Laura Evans Abate (leabate@gmail.com) so that we have an idea of how many salsa entrants to expect!

2. Bring 2 cups (or more) of your absolutely awesome HOMEMADE salsa to Fiesta Night.

3. Fill out a card providing your name and a list of the ingredients.

The judges will sample your salsa entry at 6 p.m. and announce the winner. After that, all Fiesta Night attendees are welcome to enjoy the salsas.

Best part? The winner will receive a $25 gift card and be immortalized as the 2018 RCP Salsa champion.

So enter today!

Fourth of July COOKOUT at the Pool! We need help!

Dear Party-goers,

We can’t have the 4th of July party (cookout 12-2, games before and after!) without your help!  Please log into the sign up genius and sign up for a 1 hour slot on Wednesday!

Here is what we need help with:

  • Set up
  • Grill duty
  • Water Balloon Toss
  • Watermelon Relay Race
  • Belly Flop Contest
  • JUDGES for the Belly Flop Contest
  • Coin Toss
  • Clean Up

Thanks!  -Kelly B. (RCP Social Committee)

Register for the Swim to Fight Cancer & Pancake Breakfast!

 
Get ready to swim to raise money when the Rock Creek Fins Swim to Fight Cancer!  
Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and we will dedicate our Friday, July 13th morning to finding a cure. Swimteam, Dive team and ALL pool members are invited to join us in raising money for Swim Across America and participating in the morning swim. We will have activities everyone can participate in and the event will coincide with our annual team pancake breakfast open to all participants.  Proceeds from our swim will directly support clinical trials and cancer research at  Swim Across America labs.
WHEN: July 13, 2018
7:45 – 11:00 AM
 
WHERE: Rock Creek Pool
 
7:45 am: 13 and over Swim Team (Goal to swim 50+ laps each)
9:00 am: 12 and under Swim Team (Goal to swim 25+ laps each)
10:00 am:  Any pool member (There will be lap lanes, official lap counters and other activities planned)
Any pool member age 4+ can swim. We do ask that children who are 12 and under not currently on the swim team (or any child who cannot swim a length of the pool) be accompanied by a parent.
All you need to do is go to our swim page and register!  You will sign up for a link to your own fundraising page to personalize and send to family and friends to support your swim.
All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Each participant is encouraged to raise at least $100. Our team goal is to raise $10,000 to support cancer research and clinical trials. Remember this is a certified 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax-deductible and the money raised goes to approved clinical trials or cancer research projects.
Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap, bracelet and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!
 
$100 – SAA T-Shirt.
$200 – SAA T-Shirt + Sunglasses.
$500 – SAA T-Shirt + Sunglasses + SAA Towel.
$1000 – SAA T-shirt + Sunglasses + SAA Towel + plus $50 Amazon gift card
 
Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt and over 120 Olympians support SAA. 100% of each SAA grant is applied to the approved clinical trial or research project. SAA has raised over $75 million through fundraising efforts like this one. You can help make a difference.
Come join the RCFins Friday, July 13th for a good cause!