I know that we just got started, but sometimes we need to look ahead

For the last several years the BOH Swim Team has started swim practices a couple of weeks before the Memorial Day weekend.  Most summer swim teams follow the same practice.  The difference is that BOH has practiced at BOH and most other clubs practice at a nearby high school, until their pool opens for the season Memorial Day weekend.  Last year we tried starting three weeks early and lost a week due to unseasonably cold weather that kept our pool water temperature too cold to practice in.  This year we lost the entire preseason due to the pool work that was performed.  A question that we should answer this summer, for next year, is whether we should have our preseason practices at a nearby high school pool to avoid possibly missing practices, or continue scheduling them at BOH.  While the pool will not need any repair work next year, there is the risk of weather interfering with preseason practices.  Currently we do not charge a separate fee for our preseason practices.  As other clubs currently do, we would need to charge enough of a fee to cover the pool rental costs associated with these practices.  If you have any thoughts on this please let me know.

Swimcerely,

Mark

Hello: Gideon, Jack, Alex L., Mia, Megan, Alex H., Hadley, Elisia, Sarah, Alex M., and Jane

thanks, Thanks, THANKS

Dear BOH Swimming Families,

I must take a moment to thank some key people as it pertains to getting the pool opened this year.  If you looked at the pool, even a couple of days before our opening, you would have thought there was no way that it would get opened in time.  The primary reasons for this is the length of time the remarciting took and the weather.  The extended repair was worth the wait as it is an excellent job.  Each year, when we set up an opening schedule, we have been able to count on being able to work the week prior to opening.  As many of your basements can attest, we had a lot of rain during the seven days prior to opening.

-Thanks to the Board of Directors for approving the needed pool repairs for this summer.

-Thanks to Paul Rizzo, General Manager, for his involvement every step of the way.

-Thanks to Kevin Greaves, Maintenance Director, for his efforts.

-Thanks to Kelsey Brown for all of the hours she put in, usually after a full day of work prior to her summer job beginning at BOH.

-A special THANKS to Jacob Brown for his many hours and hard work (including a 2:00 am shift to make sure the filling of the pool was correct.  Without Jacob’s many hours, the pool would not have opened Memorial Day weekend.

Swimcerely,

Mark

PS HELLO – Kolton, Julian, Natalie, Kathryn, Madeleine, Ava, Gracie, and Kathryn