Volume 5 - April 30, 2019
THE ST. ALBANS SHARK ATTACK
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
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!
We welcome our new members who joined St. Albans in April.
David and Christine Griffith
Milan and Lisa Kostics
Scott and Sarah Lavelle
Mary Jo Massaro and Richard Follo
Fred and Kristin Swager
Christopher and Heather Ward
Jarod and Hayley Quant
Keith and Jennifer Telesca
Marc and Jean Burock
Saturday, May 4
Derby De Mayo Social
Register Before it Sells Out!
Tuesday, May 14
April Board meeting
Location: Tennis Pro Shop
Saturday, May 25th
Opening Day and New Member Breakfast
Monday, June 17th
Summer Tennis Clinic Schedule Begins
Little Smashers Activity Camp Begins
For upcoming events, view the Social page of our website.
SWIM & DIVE NEWS
Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:30 to 6:00pm – Registration for RETURNING swim/dive team members only. Please get your registration paperwork in ASAP.
Tuesday, May 28th from 4:30 to 6:00pm* – New Member Varsity Team evaluations and registration or Mini Team members trying to move up to Varsity. (There are no tryouts for Dive Team so you can register at any of the registration dates) No practice on this day! C&M Sporting Goods will be on-site with new suits for purchase and other equipment for purchase!
Wednesday, May 29th - Varsity Swim Team Afternoon practices begin!
Tuesday, June 4th - Mini-team tryouts @ 4:15pm* – New Members and returning Mini-team swimmers. (Team suits are optional for mini-team)
On May 28th and June 4th, Coaches will be focusing on evaluating new members/swimmers. If you are new to the team this year, your swimmer MUST be evaluated by one of the coaches prior to your registration being accepted. All registrations are due by June 7th! No late registrations will be accepted.
Please print out and bring completed registration paperwork to the appropriate registration date.
In addition, there is a St. Albans spirit wear website available through Anchors Aweigh. Note: This is a service and not a fundraiser.
2019 SWIM TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULES
Varsity Swim Team
Pre-season afternoon practices, May 29th – June 14th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
Age 10 & under 4:15 – 5:00pm
Age 11 & over 5:00 – 6:00pm
Time trials will be held on June 5th and June 6th at the regular afternoon practice time.
Morning practices, June 17– July 19th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
Age 11 & over 8:45am – 10am
Age 10 & under 10:00am – 11:00am
Mini Swim Team practices will start the week of June 17th, as follows:
June 17 – July 18th, Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 10:45am
Coaches will be available for afternoon swim practice on Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 – 5pm during the summer.
2019 VARSITY SWIM TEAM MEET SCHEDULE*
June 19 6:00pm* Ply-Mar @ St. Albans
June 26 6:00pm* St. Albans @ Martins Dam
July 1 6:00pm* Rose Tree Woods @ St. Albans (Monday)
July 10 6:00pm* Stony Lane @ St. Albans
July 17 6:00pm* St. Albans @ Pennypacker
July 20 8:00am B Divisional Champs @ Plymouth Swim Club
July 20 5:30pm Varsity Swim/Dive Team Banquet @ St. Albans
July 22 4:00pm Distance Free Champs @ Ply-Mar
July 24 4:00pm IM Champs @ Hidden Hollow
July 27 8:00am A Champs @ Wallingford
July 31 4:00pm Elite Meet @ TBD (SSL hosts)
*Swimmers should arrive 1 hour prior to start time for warm-ups.
2019 DIVING TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Pre-season weekend practices, June 1st - June 16th, Saturday and Sundays, as follows:
Group A: 12:00pm – 1:00pm; Advanced divers who have previously competed in dive meets
Group B: 1:00pm – 1:30pm; Beginners – age 9 & over*
Group C: 1:30pm – 2:00pm; Beginners – age 8 & under*
*Beginner divers: never competed in dive meets
Regular diving practice runs June 17 – July 19th, Monday – Friday, as follows:
**Group A: 11:00am – 12:00pm; Advanced divers who have previously competed in dive meets
**Group B: 12:00pm – 12:30pm; Beginners – age 9 & over
**Group C: 12:30pm – 1:00pm; Beginners – age 8 & under
Advanced diving practices will be held on some Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:00pm
**These times are subject to change based on Coaches availability
2019 DIVING TEAM MEET SCHEDULE* - TBA
There has been a lot of activity at the Tennis Center! Our Women's Cup and USTA, Men's Interclub, Mixed Interclub and Junior Tennis Team Leagues have all begun. 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 and is on the website.
Congrats to our Junior Players: Dhilan Lavu and Petey Dugery who won second place in the Third Doubles Bracket teams at the annual George C. Shafer Jr. Doubles Tournament held April 27-28. Niki Lavu also participated in the tournament in the Second Doubles Bracket. Fourteen teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. participated in the all-doubles, four bracket tournament.
Mark your calendars for the many events planned this year!
Saturday, May 25 - New Member Breakfast
Sunday, May 26 - Sundae Sunday
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 - Free Guest Day
Sunday, June 9 - Family Fun Day
Friday, June 14 - “School’s Out!” 12 pm opening
Sunday, June 16 - Father’s Day BBQ
Tuesday, June 18 - Raft Night
Thursday, June 20,- Movie Night
Saturday, June 22 - 60th Birthday Party
Tuesday, June 25 - Raft Night
Thursday, June 27 - Tween Splash Party
Tuesday, July 2 - Raft Night
Tuesday, July 9 - Raft Night
Thursday, July 11 - Sun Brothers - Live Music By the Pool
Tuesday, July 16 - Raft Night
Thursday, July 18 - Tween Splash Party
Sunday, July 21 - Sundae Sunday
Tuesday, July 23 - Raft Night
Thursday, July 25 - Christmas in July
Tuesday, July 30 - Raft Night
Tuesday, August 6 - Raft Night
Tuesday, August 13 - Raft Night
Thursday, August 15 - Sun Brothers - Live Music By the Pool
Sunday, August 18 - Sundae Sunday
Thursday, August 22 - Tween Splash Party
Sunday, September 1 - Labor Day BBQ
For all social event info and news, visit the social page on our website!
Social Director, Lynn Ernst, is seeking volunteers to join the Social Committee! This committee plans and carries out the club's social events. Email Lynn if you would like to join this FUN committee!
Meet the Board of Directors
Get to know your board! We will profile two board members each month.
Women's Tennis Director
Siobhan Richardson, and her husband, John, have been members of St. Albans for 6 years. Siobhan is a busy mom of three kids ages 16, 14 and 9 who love spending their free time in the summer at St. Albans! Siobhan and John are active on the tennis courts and enjoy the socials. Their goal this summer is to learn how to play pickleball. Siobhan loves to travel with her family and enjoys watching her children's sporting events. Siobhan and her family have been members for three years.
Men's Tennis Director
Scott Graham is the Mid-Atlantic Managing Director for Communispond, a global leader in providing critical Presentation, Communication, Selling, Leadership Skills and Executive Coaching. Scott and his wife, Joan live in Havertown and have 2 kids that are on the swimming team, active in the kids tennis program and can often be found in the GaGa Pit. The Grahams are entering their fifth summer of fun at St. Albans.