Volume 11 - September 17, 2019

THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK

CLUB NEWS

Don't miss the Tennis Social Pig Roast this Saturday, September 21! Sign up online.

It's hard to believe that the pool season is over and the 2019 club year is winding down. What a year it's been! Our swim, tennis and dive teams were outstanding and many of our members won accolades in every sport. The facilities were booming with kids and adults on the courts and at the pool. It was THE place to be all summer!

The membership was the most active any of us can remember with tennis socials, Sunday Sundaes, Music at the Pool nights, Tween Splash Parties, the 60th Birthday Party, Book Club, Boot camp and more! Stay tuned for social events during the off season and come out to foster those fun summer relationships all year long!

Lots of work happens all year long to continue to improve and maintain the club's facilities. Please reach out if you are able to contribute to any of the endeavors that keep St. Albans a wonderful place for families and friends.

Board meetings open to all, and interested members are encouraged to attend. The schedule can be found on the social page. The October Board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm at St. Albans.

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 10 - July 31, 2019

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CLUB NEWS

St. Albans continues to be a fun and vibrant club for members of all ages. The past two weeks featured the Swim and Dive Banquet, Sundae Sunday, Book Club, Christmas in July Movie Night and the Century Tennis Tournament. In addition, our swim and dive teams finished another successful season with league championships and elite meets.

Thursday, August 1 - Tween Splash Party  - 6-9 pm - Tweens rule at the pool! Only $10 for all members and guests. Dinner included.

We have lots of other great events in the coming weeks: Staff Appreciation NIght, Live Music by the Pool, Old School Tennis Social, Book Club, and the Davis Cup Tennis Tournament.  Check out below for all event information and to register. 

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 9 - July 15, 2019

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CLUB NEWS

It's hard to believe that we are half way through the summer. Last week featured our Wimbledon Breakfast Tennis Social, St. Albans night at the Philadelphia Freedoms, raft night, swim and dive meets, and more.

Our second Tween Splash Party has been postponed to August 1st due to the rain today. Members and guests are welcome. A $10 fee provides you admission, dinner, and a dessert surprise.

Also coming up this week and next, are the swimming championships, the Swim and Dive Banquet, Sunday Sundaes, Book Club, Christmas In July movie night and the Century Tennis Tournament. Boot Camp continues throughout the summer! We hope to see lots of members at these events and at the pool and tennis courts.

As we all know, the recent torrential rains have caused difficulties for our facilities. The Board continues to work toward solutions to ensure the long-term safety of our club.

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 8 - July 1, 2019

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CLUB NEWS

The club has been abuzz with tons of events, activities, and team competitions. There are many great events coming up including tennis socials, Swim and Dive team banquet, Splash Parties, a new boot camp class Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, round robins, and more so be sure to read the entire newsletter for all details!

The Sharks Swim and Dive Team has hosted Ply-Mar and also a visitor to Martins Dam for swim and dive meets. The tennis center held the VASS annual tournament, Men's Tennis Social, and Ladies' evening Member-Guest event. The Tween Splash Party and Book Club have provided social outings for members and guests of all ages. Finally, the club celebrated its 60th Birthday! It was wonderful to see so many members gather to sing Happy Birthday to St. Albans and, of course, enjoy lots of birthday cake!

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 7 - June 17, 2019

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CLUB NEWS

St. Albans has had an extremely successful season so far! The last two weeks have been filled with activity both at the pool and at the courts. There are many events upcoming for all ages! Be sure to read the entire newsletter so you and your family don't miss any of these fun programs.

This week brought the first "School's Out Celebration" with a noon opening! Lots of excited children, parents and friends enjoyed a sunny afternoon to ring in summer vacation.

Our Social Committee has planned many new and favorite activities throughout the season. One of the biggest events will be St. Albans' 60th Birthday Party. Come out and celebrate the treasure that is St. Albans and its vibrant membership on June 22. Activities for the entire family are planned all day and into the evening. Look for Movie Night, Tween Splash Party, and Book Club later this month as well!

Family Fun Day was a great day to be at St. Albans! The photo booth, and bounce house were standard crowd pleasers. The Social Committee also planned many fun games that brought everyone together including the Donut on a String, Money Dive and Raft Races. It was so wonderful to see our young members having such a fun day.

The Tennis Hoe Down Social brought pickleball well into the evening along with fun tennis, lively conversation and a relaxing evening at our beautiful tennis center. There are many tennis events planned for the summer - come on up and join in!

The first Book Club had a lively discussion of the local Montgomery Scott family and why Janney Scott was moved to write the account of her family. The next meeting will be June 26 and discussing The Alice Network.

Get important alerts, including weather related cancellations, sent directly to your phone.  Text "StAlbans" to 84483 to register. 

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Volume 6 - May 28, 2019

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CLUB NEWS

The 2019 season is off to a vibrant start! We had nearly perfect weather for the opening weekend and it was great to see so many people enjoying St. Albans.

The first ever early opening Splash on Friday evening was a huge success! Nearly 200 people came out to enjoy a beautiful sunny evening to celebrate the start of summer. Over 100 kids lined the pools and jumped in after the countdown at 6:00 pm. The tennis courts were jumping with the Kids Day and the Opening Day Round Robin. The Scavenger Hunt, free popsicles on Saturday, and free Ice Cream Sundaes on Sunday were extremely popular with our young (and older) members. It's going to be an amazing summer!

A hearty THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped get our club up and running for the season. Click here to see photos from our Volunteer Days.

On May 4 we had a great Derby de Mayo Social. We will all remember that Kentucky Derby race! See the fun on our facebook page and mark your calendar for the next tennis social on June 8. Register soon! All members are welcome regardless of tennis ability and you can just come for the party! We will kick off the summer with a Summer BBQ and Country Hoedown.

Our Social Committee has planned many new and favorite activities throughout the season. One of the biggest events will be St. Albans' 60th Birthday Party.  Come out and celebrate the treasure that is St. Albans and its vibrant membership on June 22.  Activities for the entire family are planned all day and into the evening. 

The tennis center has been bustling with activity with Junior JTT matches and practices, Ladies Cup and USTA leagues and Men's Interclub matches. Don't be shy - come on up and join the fun! Beginners are encouraged and welcome to participate in many activities including beginner clinics, round robins and socials! 
 
Swim season is starting this week. Visit the Swim/Dive Team page to learn more about signups.

The new St. Albans Bookclub is starting on May 29th. Join us to discuss the books, meet fellow members, enjoy a summer evening and share appetizers and drinks!

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 5 - April 30, 2019

THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK

CLUB NEWS

Opening day is fast approaching! There has been a lot of activity at the club to prepare for the big day at the pool:  the roof is complete, the pool deck has been power scrubbed and cleaned, and the ladies' locker room improvements are underway. At the Tennis Center, the wind screens are up, the deck is repaired, new chairs and umbrellas are installed, cabinets are painted, a new water fountain and bottle filler installed and new match scorers at every court! But, there is more to do! Sign up to help with our first Volunteer Days May 4 and 5 and be rewarded with free Guest Passes!

This coming weekend is a busy one with Volunteer Days and our Derby de Mayo Social!  Come out to celebrate the spring, Cuatro de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby Saturday night.  Register today!

The Social Committee has planned a jam packed calendar of activities for this summer including Tween Splash Parties, tennis socials, Sundae Sundays, BBQs, Christmas in July and more! Come on out and join the fun with old and new friends!

New Program:  S3 Bootcamp with Gabby Kraus. Get ready for summer with S3 Method Bootcamp, a bootcamp-style fitness class with a total body workout approach. Circuit training sets include a combination of strength training and cardio, plus techniques from aerobics, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga, and barre. Gabby is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Former D1 Soccer player at Georgetown University. Register quickly as there are only 10 spots per class!  Classes Complimentary
Schedule:
May 8:  8:30-9:20 am
May 10: 11:00-11:50 am
May 14:  1:00-1:50 pm
May 22:  8:30-9:20 am
If there is demand, Gabby will offer classes throughout the summer for a fee.

Be sure to "Like" the club's Facebook Page:  St Albans Swim and Tennis Club. Club news, photos and social events will all be posted here.  

Guest books are for sale online. Stock up for the summer at a pre-season, online sale price of 10 passes for only $75! 

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Volume 4 - March 31, 2019

THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK

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Spring is finally here! This week, a few clinics and Hitting Frenzies were able to sneak outside. Opening Day for the pool is about 50 days away!

Announcing The Grille at St. Albans! Our membership has asked for improved food offerings, and we are proud to welcome HighBrow Event Group as our new food service vendor. From healthy to hearty, HighBrow has you covered. In addition to the snack bar staples, HighBrow offers salads, wraps, and other healthy options, made from only the freshest ingredients. The Grille will also offer daily specials for everyone in the family to enjoy. The Grille accepts credit cards! Gift cards and family accounts are also available. Take a sneak peek at our summer menu. HighBrow Event Group is also a full service catering company. Ask them about birthday or graduation parties, weddings, corporate events, backyard BBQ's, and beer pairing dinners. Email catering@stalbansswim.com to learn more.

Our Ladies' Cocktail Party surpassed our expectations as many old and new members celebrated the upcoming season! It was good to reconnect with our St. Albans tennis friends, meet new members, hear about exciting programs from our pros, and enjoy good food and beverages! The camaraderie between our members and enthusiasm for the upcoming season is wonderful to see. See photos of the fun! 

This past Saturday night was a tennis social at Springton Tennis Club. Lots of members came out to enjoy an evening of tennis, pickleball and friends! Take a look at photos from this entertaining evening. Mark your calendars for the next social which will be outdoors at the club on May 4 as we celebrate "Cuatro de Mayo"! Finally, tennis clinics at the club are starting soon! Check out the schedule below.

We are proud to announce that several capital improvement projects are underway. The roof repair for the clubhouse has begun. Deck and step repairs and replacements are in process by the tennis area. Finally, after much feedback from our members, the ladies' locker room is being updated during the month of April. 

Be sure to "Like" the new Facebook Page:  St Albans Swim and Tennis Club. Club news, photos and social events will all be posted here.  

Guest books are for sale online. Stock up for the summer at a pre-season, online sale price of 10 passes for only $75! 

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 3 - February 25, 2019

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The club is gearing up for the upcoming season and it is going to be an exciting year. Refer a friend and save! Every member who refers a new member will receive a $100 discount towards their 2019 annual dues AND the new member receives a $100 discount. Email our Membership Director to learn more.


Our February Happy Hour at Teca was another successful event with over 40 in attendance. The fun lasted well into the night. St. Albans' first Pickleball Social was a huge success and our pros, Phil and Amanda stopped by to join in the fun. Pickleball was followed by a delicious dinner at El Limon. Check out the photos on facebook.   


Be sure not to miss any of our upcoming social events including the tennis social on March 30 at Springton Tennis Club.

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Joshua Kohn
Volume 2 - January 30, 2019

THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK

Welcome to the newsletter for St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club. These newsletters will update our members and guests about all of the fun, excitement and important information surrounding St. Albans. We plan to publish once a month during the off-season and bi-weekly during the summer. 

Visit our new website:  http://www.stalbansswimclub.com

Nearly 50 people came out for the first happy hour of the winter at Casey’s. A great time was had by all and the event went well into the night. View photos on our facebook page. Please join us for our next happy hour on Friday, February 22 at Teca. Meet all of your St. Albans friends and make some new ones. Feel free to bring along any prospective members as well. 

We have just one spot left for Pickleball night on Feb 1. The response has been so strong that we plan to have additional nights in the future.  Sign up on Pike13 to get that last spot!

We are planning a Winter Tennis Social in March - details to follow. Check out our website for updates to the calendar.

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Joshua Kohn