Volume 5 - April 30, 2019



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
Paul Seligson
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
6:30 PM
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. 


The schedule for Swim and Dive events, including registration for teams, is posted.  Please see below for all dates.  Email for any swim or dive questions.

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.


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.   



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.



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



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.

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

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


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.

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