Almost the end of Summer…

And what a grand season 2017 has been for Bannockburn Swim Club. An undefeated team, more and more divers, cool raft nights and movies for young families and great workouts for grownups, along with new trees and charming lights under the pavilion roof.

Still a few more weeks left to enjoy, including Labor Day weekend and the final dog swim. Read below, also, to learn how to extend your swimming season at Mohican.

Upcoming Raft and Movie Night September 9
Back by popular demand, our next and last movie and raft night will be Saturday, September 9.  The raft party will be from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and then the family movie Moana from about 8:00 pm onward.  All rafts must be single-person rafts.  This makes it easier for our life guards to keep a watchful eye on the pool.  During raft night, all lap lanes will be closed.

Bannockburn Swim Club Last Day of the Season & Dog Swim
Sunday, September 10, marks the last day of the season at Bannockburn. The pool will close at 5pm that day for our annual dog swim. Members, feel free to bring your pooches for a dip. Even if you don’t have a dog, you won’t want to miss this annual event.

New Lights at the Pool
The LED pool lights are finally installed, thanks to the initiative and work of board member Mark Sincevich. They consist of three strands, with two dimmers at the entrance to the long and narrow section and then a third dimmer toward the back of the larger pavilion by the ping pong table. These lights will provide a glowing ambiance for the next raft and movie night and for family dinners near the pool.

Extended- Season Privileges at Mohican
As a part of your Bannockburn membership, you are invited to use Mohican Swim Club after Bannockburn closes for the season. Mohican’s hours, beginning Sept 11 are
Weekdays 6:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Weekends 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Mohican will close for the season on October 8. And yes, their pool is heated.

Who’s Who at the Pool
Quick quiz: Who do you know at Bannockburn pool who was born in Vienna, grew up in England, earned an MA in Dance from NYU, and studied with Alwin Nikolais? If your answer is Marianne Ross, water aerobics instructor, you’re right. Marianne, a modern dance teacher by training, has led Bannockburn’s water aerobics class for over 25 years. She is a longtime Bannockburn resident, having moved here in 1961 when her husband accepted a post-doc at NIH. Her informal class is, Marianne explains, “improvisational so the body doesn’t become too habituated.” It’s a melange of yoga, kinesthesia—including fingers and toes—and modern dance. “Expect anything,” she tells her participants, who include both swimmers and nonswimmers and usually number 9-12 per session. The class started as water ballet for girls who wanted something other than swim team. It is open to any Bannockburn member, free of charge, and meets twice a week in the morning. We are fortunate to have an instructor of Marianne’s caliber and experience and look forward to her continuing these popular workouts in 2018.

Comments or Suggestions about our Swim Club?
Please make them known to the manager on duty while you are at the club or send an email to Thank you.

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
—–William Faulkner