We’re Open!!

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The weather is giving us a break for our big opening night! The Surreywood Swim & Tennis Club will be OPEN at 4:00pm on Friday. New members are invited to come swim and tour the facilities for FREE. For using the pool, ID required, one member of the party must be 21+ and live in the 23235 area. The Grapevine Greek & Italian food truck will be on site cooking delicious food. A portion of the sales will benefit the pool and as always the snack shack will be open and Mr. Poland’s famous burgers will be on the menu
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Parade at 10:30 begins at Lancashire and Surreywood Drive. Decorate your bike, car or stroller. Pool games at 2:00pm.
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Please RSVP and pay the Gate Guard by May 30 at http://bit.ly/swluau. The price is $15/per person and includes a fabulous meal catered by Surreywood’s own Mela Jones of Truly Scrumptious. Plus an adult only cash bar. This is open to all Adults 21+ and will be held in the Lap Pool area.
For all your Surreywood Swim Club events or to subscribe to our google calendar please visit:
If you’re interested in signing up for and paying for your membership online please visit:
Pre-Summer Hours (May 26 through June 14):

Monday through Friday: 4 pm – 8 pmSaturday: 11 am – 8 pmSunday: Noon – 8 pm

School’s Out Hours:

Monday June 15: 1 pm -8 pmTuesday June 16: 1 pm -8 pm

 Normal Hours (June 17 through Labor Day):

Monday through Thursday: 11 am – 8 pmFriday: 11 am – 9 pm (Float Night!)Saturday: 11 am – 8 pmSunday: Noon – 8 pm

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.

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!