Volume 4 - March 31, 2019

THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK

CLUB NEWS

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! 

NEW MEMBERS

We welcome our new members who joined St. Albans in March. 

Stephen & Cheryl Osmian
Daniel & Jaime McGeehan
Kathleen Lefebvre
Matt & Elizabeth Castaldo
Michael & Jennie Daley
Hala Al-Yaqubi & Marwan Badri
Juan & Florencia Gallino
Kelly & Stephen Bowen
Petra Vale
Karen Miller
Harry & Susan Shreckengast
Emily Ashinhurst
Robert Palumbos & Melanie McMenamin
The Bernabeo Family
Paul & Julie Caron
Kathy Lombardo
Jack & Carmen Bodden
Mark & Alyssa Zoller

CALENDAR


Monday, April 8th
Women's Cup Preseason Camp Begins
St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club

Tuesday, April 9th
March Board meeting
6:30 PM
Newtown Township Building
209 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA

Friday, April 26th
April Happy Hour
Casey's
3529 West Chester Pike

Saturday, May 4th
Cuatro De Mayo Tennis Social
5:00pm
Registration will open soon.
St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club

Saturday, May 25th
OPENING DAY FOR ENTIRE CLUB!!

Monday, June 17th
Summer Tennis Clinic Schedule Begins
and
Little Smashers Activity Camp Begins


For upcoming events, view the Social page of our website. 

SWIM & DIVE NEWS

Two of our St. Albans swimmers did very well at the PA State YMCA Championships:

  • Gemma Undercofler's (UMLY) 12u girls relay team took the gold medal, setting an UMLY record! She also finished second in 50m and 100m backstroke, setting UMLY team records in both. She also finished 3rd in the 100m butterfly.

  • Eddie Kohn's (Lansdowne) 12u boys relay took the gold medal. Eddie also finished 4th in the 50m backstroke, and 7th in the 100m backstroke.

Congratulations Gemma and Eddie!

Elsley Hazell is having a banner post-swim season.  She  placed 2nd in the 100 Breast and 7th in the 100 Fly at the Delco Invitational Meet helping her Haverford HS Girls team place 1st overall in the meet.  She then went on to place 4th in the 100 Breast & Fly at Central League Champs, which sent her to the PIAA District 1 Champs at LaSalle College. Next stop is the Speedo Sectionals in Ithaca, NY! Congrats Elsley!

Nicole Torrillo competed in the Delco Invitational for Penncrest HS in the 100 Breast and 100 Fly.  Nicole swam a personal best in the 100 Fly, earning her a spot in the Central League Champs - this was a life-long goal for Nicole!  Nicole also attended Districts with her team as an alternate in the Free Relay.  Way to go Nicole!

Nicole and Elsley both swim at SA in the summer and swim for Dave Hart at the Baldwin School for Club swimming.  The Hart family are long-time members of SA!  (Dave's children all swam at SA and his daughter Maddie swims for PSU!)  

Ryan Wanner is finishing up his spring season strong this year under the guidance of our very own and cherished Assistant Swim Coach, Svetlana. Ry qualified in four events for JO's. He medaled in the 50 back and was nanoseconds away in the 100 back and 50 free! Next up is Silver Champs where Ry is swimming the 200 & 100 IM and 100 & 200 free!  Ry is looking forward to being back with the Sharks at St. Albans this summer!

Swim and Dive Team registrations and evaluations will be the end of May and dates will be communicated in the next newsletter.  For information about the swim and dive programs, check our swim and dive team page.

Would like to have your swimmer/diver or tennis star highlighted in the Newsletter?  Contact membership@stalbansswim.com.

TENNIS NEWS

Clinics and Hitting Frenzies have started outside! The Spring schedule for clinics as well as the summer schedule has been distributed by Phil and included at the bottom of the newsletter.

Sign up for clinics on Pike13 and email Phil with any questions about clinics

St. Albans will host five teams in the Women's Inter-club Tennis Association of Philadelphia (aka "Cup"). Additionally, there are five women's USTA teams for the Spring season. Good luck to all of our Spring teams!

The Del-tri season has come to an end and St. Albans 3 captured 3rd place in Division 6, missing second place by only one point and only 4 points out of first place. Congratulations Siobhan Richardson, Christina Posencheg, Kay Dugery, Palma Joslin, LInda Bonsall, Danielle McDonnell, Day Fogerty, Maxine Manges, MaryPat Mattson, Deb McHale, Marcia Mohoric and Corinne Wiggins on a successful season!

We also have exciting USTA team news!  A St. Albans' Women's Tri-Level team went to Sectionals and came in second place! Congratulations Mai Whitsett, Pam Corner, Margaret Parkinson, Jennifer Mathes, Maria Davidson, Margie Hamilton, Lisa Falasco, Jayne Weinstock, Virginia Lucci, and Coach Amanda Frantz!

Christine Foga, Siobhan Richardson, Julie LaSorsa, Kay Dugery, Joanne Torrillo, Palma Joslin, Kathleen Lombardo, Lynn Sands are headed to Districts in July! They were part of a 3.0 USTA team that won their division this winter.  Good luck ladies!

Contact our tennis directors, Siobhan and Scott, with any tennis related questions.
 

SOCIAL NEWS

Social Director, Lynn Ernst, is seeking volunteers to join the Social Committee!  This committee plans and carries out the club's social events.  The social calendar will be unveiled shortly but there are lots of opportunities to get involved!  Email Lynn if you would like to join this FUN committee!

For all social event info and news, visit the social page on our website!

Monthly Happy Hour:
Join us as we celebrate Spring!
Friday, April 26
7:00-10:00pm
Casey's 
3529 West Chester Pike
Cash bar and dining

Next Month:
Opening Day!
Saturday, May 25th Details to follow...mark your calendar for a fun weekend at St. Albans!

 

Meet the Board of Directors

Get to know your board! We will profile two board members each month.

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Treasurer
Robert Balch is a lawyer and leads his Firm's civil defense department in the Lehigh Valley. His representative clients include pools; country clubs; casinos; municipalities and family entertainment facilities. Robert and his wife, Mary, are members of St.Albans and have 3 children, ages 7, 9 and 11, all gaga enthusiasts and developing tennis players. In his spare time, he coaches and loves to vacation in Maine. 


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Finance Director
Barry Missett, is the Chief Investment Officer for Crucible Private Wealth, an investment advisory and financial planning firm located in Exton, Pennsylvania. Barry and his wife, Beth, live in Broomall. They have been members of St. Albans since 2006 and are active tennis players.

Joshua Kohn