2016 General Membership Meeting

The Surreywood Swim & Tennis Club’s General Membership Meeting for 2016 will be held on Monday evening, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
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Members please note – this General Membership Meeting is scheduled 1/2 hour before the SCA General Membership Meeting.  If you are both a Swim club member and a SCA member, please plan to attend both.

Diamond Pool Membership

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As you may know, the pool has been fundraising all year to help with major repair expenses that drained our reserves. We were lucky enough to get credit terms to make these repairs and hoped that we would raise enough funds to cover these expenses. Unfortunately, we have not raised enough funds and summer is almost over. While we have a brick fundraiser that is helping contribute to our repair bill, we have only sold a dozen or so bricks at this time and desperately need to generate the cash to pay these bills.

As such the Diamond Membership was born! This is a great opportunity to get us cash in the bank account, while offering an incentive towards the generous members who are able to do so. With this membership, we are asking for a member to pay in advance their 2016 (full price) dues multiplied by four, to cover 2017-2020, and your membership in 2021 will be free.  This will not only lock in your member pricing over the next four years but it will significantly help the pool get out of our debt and back into sunny skies.

We hope you will consider becoming a Diamond member. And if not that you can contribute any amount to our capital campaign fundraiser or by purchasing a family or business brick.

To request a diamond membership invoice, please email us or contact Shirley Houck by submitting a request for an invoice online here.

 

Diamond Memberships are non-transferrable.

August Membership Special

Having swimmers remorse about not joining the pool sooner? You’re in luck, there are still plenty of swimming days left in the season and we are prepared to offer an incredible value!
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Starting Monday August 1, all are welcome to join the pool for the remainder of the summer for a one-time $160 fee. Sign up and pay by check made out to Surreywood Swim Club at the gate guard or fill out the membership application online and submit a request for an invoice online here.

July Splash

Summer is in Full Swing!

Be sure to read below for all the fun things we will be doing this summer down at the pool!  Lots of upcoming events, including our 4th of July activities that you won’t want to miss!

Our Capital Campaign to help pay for the emergency repairs to the pool is continuing to slowly build.  We have now raised 45% of the funds needed to pay off our loan.  We are still continuing to fundraise and accept donations; any amount is helpful!

Parent/Tot Swim Lessons

Pamela McCartt will be teaching a 4 week Parent and me class on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:00 beginning on June 30th and ending on July 21st. The cost is $20 for the 4 weeks. Reserve you spot and sign up by paying the gate guard.  All proceeds go to the pool.
Class Description:
Parent and child will love these fun, game-filled, 1/2 hour lessons.  Positive reinforcement helps the child enjoy the water, never forcing the child to submerge.  This class is an excellent introduction to the pool and preschool lessons.

After-Hours Teen Night

Saturday, July 2nd
Rising 6th grade through high school (age 18)

Hang out and splash with your friends at the pool after dark!

Bring Snacks to Share!

Celebrate Independence Day at the Pool

Parade:  Meet at the Intersection of Lancashire Dr. and Surreywood Dr. by 10:30 am.  Decorate your bike, wagon, scooter, stroller or car and parade with us to the pool!

Silent Auction:  Bids open at 11:00 am and close at 3:00 pm.  We are still collecting items for our auction, so if you are willing to solicit donations or donate a gift card, basket, service or item yourself, please drop off at the pool by Sunday.

Raffle:  $5 tickets are being sold for a beautiful original 8×8 watercolor of your home painted by Surreywood’s own award winning artist, Glynn Brannan.  Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at the pool anytime between now and the raffle at 3:00 pm on July 4th.

Games:  Join us at 2:00 pm for fun and games in the pool!

Surreywood Stingrays Swim Meet

The Stingrays will be hosting their last home swim meet vs. the Granite Marlins on Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 pm.  On swim meet days, the lap pool closes at 2:00 pm and the L-pool closes at 5:00 pm, however, our members are welcome to swim at the opposing team’s pool that night.   If you want to find out what swim team’s all about, come on down and cheer on our team!  There is no charge to watch the swim meet.

All-You-Can-Eat Night

Saturday, July 9th
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Open to pool members and non-members

Sign up and pay in advance at the pool by July 8th
(Price increased by $2 on Saturday all day!)
Adults 12-up $8
Children 5-11 $5
4 and under Free

Non-members can swim for an additional $3

Summer Fund-Raising Challenge Swim

Join us for the Stingrays 2016 Summer Fund-Raising Challenge Swim!  We hope all of our Surreywood swimmers, young and old, will take part in this challenging event.   This is an excellent way to measure swimmers’ ability to swim distance.  It is also a great opportunity to swim at one’s own pace and simply enjoy the swim. J

There will be goals the children can reach for, according to their age, as well as suggested donation amounts to shoot for collecting.  There will be awards for those who complete their goals, as well other prizes. All money raised goes to benefit the pool!

The swim will be held on Wednesday, July 13th, at our pool.  Ages 12 and under will swim from 4-6pm and then eat FREE pizza and soda.  Ages 13 and over will swim from 5-8pm, followed by the FREE food.  Visit our website for more information and entry forms.

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be Parents/Adult Challenge goals so adults can participate too!

We hope to see you all at this fun and challenging event!

Brick Paver Project

Have you seen the beginnings of our new brick walkway?  Visit thatsmybrick.com/surreywood to be part of this fun brick paver project!  Your children and grandchildren will love coming back to see their names engraved on the patio!

Water Aerobics

Mondays at 11:30 am (no class July 4th)
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Cost: $3

July Calendar

1 – Float Night
2 – After Hours Teen Night, 8 – 12 midnight
4 – July 4th Celebrations
5 – Home Swim Meet, 6 pm
8 – Float Night
9 – All You Can Eat Night, 5:30 – 8 pm
10 – Tie Dye Day, bring something white, $3/item
13 – Swim for FUNds Challenge Swim, 4 – 8 pm
14 – Show off your Chick-Fil-A cow costume,
best family wins a free guest pass!
16 – Family Game Night, 6 pm
17 – Thirty-One Purses, Totes, and more Fundraiser
22 – No-Cook Friday, Chicken Fiesta, 6 pm
23 – Surreywood’s Got Talent
24 – Family Beach Party
25 – Junior Swim Champs at SwimRVA
26 – Senior Swim Champs at SwimRVA
28 – Swim Team Party and Awards dinner, 6 pm
(Lap Pool closes at 6 pm)

 

Additional Sponsors

Housemaster (804) 745-4588

Joseph Realty Group, ReMax, (804) 310-0017

Swim for FUNds. Summer Fund-Raising Challenge Swim

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Join us for the Stingrays 2016 Summer Fund-Raising Challenge Swim!  We hope all of our Surreywood swimmers, young and old, will take part in this challenging event.   This is an excellent way to measure swimmers’ ability to swim distance.  It is also a great opportunity to swim at one’s own pace and simply enjoy the swim J

There will be goals the children can reach for, according to their age, as well as suggested donation amounts to shoot for collecting.  There will be awards for those who complete their goals, as well other prizes. All money raised goes to benefit the pool!

The swim will be held on Wednesday, July 13th, at our pool.  Ages 12 and under will swim from 4-6pm and then eat FREE pizza and soda.  Ages 13 and over will swim from 5-8pm, followed by the FREE food.  To participate, please download and complete the form attached.

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be Parents Challenge goals so adults can participate too!

We hope to see you all at this fun and challenging event!

 

May 2016 Splash & Pool News

President’s Message

It is hard to believe that our Pool is less than a month away from opening for the summer.  Many people have been busy working on the facility and behind the scenes to make this year a huge success.  Have you purchased your 2016 Membership?

Thank you to all who donated or purchased items at the Yard/Bake Sale that was held on April 16th.  It was another great success.

A work day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th from 9 am – 12 noon; I hope to see many of you at the pool as we make a final push to prepare the pool for opening on May 27th.  Lunch will be provided to the workers on Saturday.

I would like to take a few moments again to discuss the topic of the Friends of the Pool donations and donations to cover the Emergency Pool Repair Fund. Both ways greatly assist in keeping our facility a viable place for all to enjoy.  As for the Emergency Pool Repair Fund we have been able to raise over thirty-seven percent of the funds needed to cover the cost of the $21,000 repairs that were made at the end of the 2015 season for leaks that were discovered.  If you desire to make a contribution of any amount you may bring it by my home at 2317 Lancashire Drive, or enclose it with you membership and make a notation as to where you would like the money to go: Friends of the Pool or the Emergency Pool Repair Fund.

Many activities are in the works for this summer, please make sure that we have a good email address for you so that you will receive timely communications from the Swim Club. You can subscribe on our website www.surreywood.org .  Our first major event will be our Memorial Day activities of a parade, games, catching up with fellow pool members, and of course, great food available from the snack bar  Hope to see everyone there!

Big thanks to the Board Members who continue to make my job a very enjoyable experience.

Remember I do not have all the answers, I encourage your input, and suggestions that will help to make our club a success, so please do not hesitate to call me at 276-3968.

Bob Poland, President

Updated Pool News

To get all the information you need to gear up for the new swim season, check out the completely updated Surreywood Swim and Tennis Club Website:  http://surreywood.org/ 

Are your kids going to join the swim team?  Read about our coaching staffteam registration, the practice & meet scheduletips for new swim parentsorder forms for spirit wear, and much, much more.

Interested in swim lessons?  Read about our instructors and how to get in touch with them to start your child’s lessons once the pool opens.

Plus there is tons of other pertinent information regarding the pool – its operation, amenities, etc. 

It’s going to be a great swim season!  Hope you’ll join us!

Celebrate Mom with Flowers!

It doesn’t get easier than this:  a dozen beautiful roses, hand delivered on Mother’s Day morning to your home to celebrate that special woman who keeps your family together!

Surreywood Swim Club brings you our first ever Mother’s Day Fundraiser!  A dozen roses for delivery within Surreywood for only $40!

For more information, check out our order form.  Be sure to order quickly before they sell out!

Join us for Clean Up Day

Saturday, May 7th
9 am – 12 noon
Lunch provided for workers!
Bring work gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, and shovels if you have them.  We will be spreading mulch at the playground, filling cracks at the tennis courts, and various other projects to help get our pool ready for another fabulous season!  When we all work together, it helps to keep our maintenance costs down, which keeps membership prices down as well!  If you can’t stay the whole time, come and work as long as you can.  We will be happy to sign off volunteer hours for teenagers who need them!

OPENING DAY!

 Friday, May 27th, 4:00 pm

Please visit our website for the pool schedule.

Haven’t joined yet?  Don’t miss out!  You can join and pay online or print out a paper form and bring it and your payment with you to the pool on opening day.

Buy a Brick!

Visit thatsmybrick.com/surreywood to be part of this fun brick paver project to be installed at the pool!  Your children and grandchildren will love coming back to see their names engraved on the patio!

Tennis News

We are looking forward to having lots of helpers join us for the workday to help fill cracks in our courts as part of our yearly maintenance to get the courts ready for summer.  We are planning to line one of our courts for pickleball again this year and will have pickleball equipment available at the pool if you’d like to try out this new sport!

May and June Event Calendar

May
7 – Pool Clean Up Day 9 – 12 noon
23 – Swim Team Sign ups 4:30 pm;
First day of practice starting at 5:30 pm
25 – Swim Team Suit Sales starting at 4:30 pm
27 – Opening Day 4 pm
30 – Memorial Day Celebrations

June
4 – Members Dinner
5 – Surreywood Home Tour 1-5 pm; Dunk Hunger event
11 – Age 21+ Party in Lap Pool
12 – Family Movie Night
14 – Swim Team Pictures 4:30 – 5:30 pm
17 – School’s Out Party
18 – All You Can Eat Night
19 – Father’s Day
20 – National Ice Cream Day
21 – Home Swim Meet
24  -Float Night
25 – Pampered Chef Fundraiser
26  -Lifeguard Appreciation Week
28 – Home Swim Meet

Surreywood Renovation & Design Tour

Sunday, June 5th from 1-5 pm

A tour of 8 Must-See Surreywood Homes

Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour or $10 in advance. Advance tickets will be available at the pool for $10 beginning May 28th or directly from Jody Smith (804) 276-7923.

On the day of the tour, $15 tickets will be available at 2200 Bloomsherry Dr. Cash or checks only please. Proceeds benefit the Surreywood Pool and Tennis Club.

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to visit 8 unique local homes, get great design and decorating ideas, contractor recommendations, and priceless DIY tips!

Mother’s Day Roses Fundraiser!

Celebrate Mom With Roses!

It doesn’t get easier than this:  a dozen beautiful roses, hand delivered on Mother’s Day morning to your home to celebrate that special woman who keeps your family together!

Surreywood Swim Club brings you our first ever Mother’s Day Fundraiser.  A dozen roses for delivery within Surreywood for only $40!

For more information, check out our order form.  Be sure to order quickly before they sell out!

April Splash Updates

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President’s Letter

It’s hard to believe that by the time you read this letter we are a little over fifty days to the pool being opened for the summer.  I hope that each of you is doing well, and, like me, are ready to see the pool busy with summer activities.

A big thank you goes out to the families that have been able to contribute to the Emergency Repair Campaign Fund.  We currently stand at about 36% of the needed funds to pay the loan.  I continue to ask that each family consider donating $50.00 towards this endeavor to help with the $21,000.00 cost for the pool repairs.  Not being greedy individuals, the Pool Board would be happy for any donation that you are able to make.

Thanks go out to my daughter, Sarah, and her team that were able to sale all 100 tickets for the 2016 Pool Membership Raffle.  Congratulations to the Klassen Family, our pool membership winners!  Thanks to everyone who participated and bought a ticket or tickets.

There are many events planned for the summer, but before we get to enjoy those activities our next big event will be on April 16th when we will be having our Yard and Bake Sale in the median strip of Dell Drive.  For this event to be successful we are soliciting donations of items to sale for the yard sale as well as donations of baked goods.  I have it on good authority that if you are craving Bob’s Burgers they will also be available for sale around 10:30 that day.

In closing, I would like to again say thanks for your continued support.   Also, to remind everyone that I do not have all the answers and am very open to your suggestions.

I look forward to another great year as your Swim and Tennis Club President.

Bob Poland

Membership News

Have you taken the plunge yet and joined the pool?  We’re waiting for you!  Membership forms are available on our website at http://surreywood.org/ under “quicklinks” on the left side of the webpage.  Don’t miss out on your best summer yet!

Also, please continue to recommend our pool to your friends!  We love new members!

Save the Date for these Fun Events!

Wondering what you’re going to do this summer?  We’ve got a full calendar of fun planned at your neighborhood pool!  More information to come as we get closer, but we just wanted to let you know we are planning for a great summer!

May
27 Opening Day 4 pm
30 Memorial Day Celebrations

June
4 – Members Dinner
5 – Dunk Hunger
11 – Age 21+ Party in Lap Pool
12 – Family Movie Night
17 – School’s Out Party
18 – All You Can Eat Night
19 – Father’s Day
20 – National Ice Cream Day
21 – Home Swim Meet
24  -Float Night
25 – Pampered Chef Fundraiser
26  -Lifeguard Appreciation Week
28 – Home Swim Meet

July
1 – Float Night
2 – After Hours Teen Night
4 – July 4th Celebrations
5 – Home Swim Meet
8 – Float Night
9 – All You Can Eat Night
10 – Tie Dye Day
14 – Who’s Cowing Around?
15 – Float Night
16 – Game Night
17 – Thirty-One Purses Totes and More Fundraiser
22 – No Cook Friday and Float Night
23 – Surreywood’s Got Talent
24 – Family Beach Party
25-26 – Swim Team Champs and Swim RVA
28 – Swim Team Banquet
29 – Float Night

August
5 – All You Can Eat Night
12 – Float Night
13 – Family Movie Night
14 – Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
19 – Float Night
21 – Splash and Story time
26 – Taco Night/Float Night

September
2 – Float Night
3 – All You Can Eat Night
5 – Labor Day/Closing Day

Surreywood Stingray Swim Team News

The Surreywood Stingrays, winners of the Division B Championship last summer, are gearing up for another great swim season!  We welcome back head coach Sarah Denison!

 

The team will be back in the water starting Monday, May 23rd.  Sign-ups begin at 4:30pm that Monday and practice is as follows:

 

May 23 – June 17, weekdays (no practice May 30):

5:30-6pm – ages 8 and under

6-7pm – ages 9-12

7-8pm – ages 13 and up

 

June 23 – July 26, weekdays (no practice July 4):

9-10am – ages 13 and up

10-11am – ages 9-12

11-11:45am – ages 8 and under

 

Age groups are determined by the age of the child as of May 31st.  Children must be able to swim the length of the pool. Cost is $85 per swimmer.

 

Swim suits will be available for order on Wednesday, May 25th starting at 4:30pm.  

 

More information will be available on sign-up day.  If you have questions, please e-mail us at swstingrays@yahoo.com.

Surreywood Workers Needed

Assistant Swim Coach for the StingraysWe are looking for a candidate who has swimming experience, either with summer league or year-round swimming, and has a good understanding of swim strokes and USA swimming rules.  Lifeguard, CPR, & First Aid Certification required. 
Swim instructor. Lessons can be set up at a convenient day and time for both the parents and instructor. Last year, for a 30-minute lesson the instructor charged $15/session for one participant or $20/session for 2+ participants.
For more information about either of these positions, contact us at swstingrays@yahoo.com

Surreywood Neighborhood Yard Sale

The Swim Club will be participating in the Surreywood Neighborhood Yard Sale again this year on Saturday, April 16th.  If you’re looking for a way to raise money for your pool membership, this is a great opportunity!  However, if you just want to clean out your house without the hassle of doing a yard sale, we will gladly take your donations for the Swim Club’s booth!

Bring donations of miscellaneous yard sale items (no clothing, please) to the Poland home, 2317 Lancashire, by April 13th.  We will price the items to sell.  Then be sure to come and shop bright and early on Saturday, April 16th!

Donations for Bake Sale Needed

April 16 is the annual Surreywood Community Yard Sale.  In addition to yard sale items, The Surreywood Swim & Tennis Club will be selling baked goods at Dell Drive and Lancashire.

Baked goods will include sausage biscuits and Starbucks coffee free with purchase. We are looking for baked goods contributions. Please bring them to the home of Rosann Meagher at 2200 Bloomsherry Drive the night before (Friday, April 15) or to the Bake Sale Booth bright and early on Saturday, April 16 (7 a.m.) Please bring your baked goods priced and packaged for individual sale .

Thank you in advance for your contributions. Email me with any questions or concerns (rosannmeagher@gmail.com)

Help Our Pool

We’ve started a Generosity Campaign to help raise the remaining 65% of our Pool’s emergency maintenance debt. Please consider donating, every little bit helps and your funds help keep the doors open to our neighborhood pool. The Generosity platform does not charge a fee for use of it’s site however there is a 3% credit card processing fee. U-fab  has agreed to match that 3% of all the donations collected with this campaign, so give generously!  We warmly thank everyone for their support.