Whether you’ve been with us since the Swim Club first opened in 1956, or you are a new member this year – welcome to the best time of year!
Opening Weekend at Bannockburn
The pool is scheduled to be open 10:30am to 7:30pm Saturday May 26 For details on all Club operating hours go to the hours and information. Memorial Day activities are listed below.
Bannockburn Dolphins Swim Team 2018 Registration is Open
Summer swim team is almost here! Find out more about our swim team programs and schedule. The first practice is Tuesday May 29. Get all the info and sign up on the swim team home page.
We hope you join us as a diver, parent, or just fan of the Diving Dolphins. Registration is now open and you can sign up here or go to the Dive page to get more information. All pool members ages 6-18 are welcome to join the dive team – no previous diving experience is required. Practices will be held each weekday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm starting on May 29. If you have any questions, please call BSC board member Larry Kessner at 301 704 1086 or connect with him and the coach Jared Cooper-Vespa at the Back-To-Pool Night on May 24 5:30-6:30pm.
Who’s Who at the Pool
What is the pool manager’s job? A lot of things. She supervises and schedules about 20 lifeguards; maintains the pool, constantly checking on safe levels of chemicals; and handles emergencies or injuries. Deanne Lewis, 19, this year’s manager, is highly qualified to take on these roles. She says she’s excited to have this job, her first as a full-time manager, and names as her goals “to keep summer safe and to have the least number of injuries possible.” Aside from having her pool operator’s license, Deanne worked as a lifeguard for five years—three at Merrimack and two at Bannockburn— before serving as our assistant manager in 2017. She earned Red Cross certification in CPR and first aid and has been re-certified three times in lifeguarding. Deanne is also acquainted with the rigors of diving, having dived for Merrimack. Apart from pool life, Deanne studies at Penn State, where she will be a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She hopes to become an audiologist. We are lucky to have a manager with Deanne’s qualifications and look forward to supporting her in her new position. Welcome, Deanne!
Memorial Day Activities
Please join us in the parking lot of the Bannockburn Swim Club at 3:00 pm for our second annual Memorial Day Parade. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, or other rolling vehicles in patriotic colors – red, white, and blue. We will have prizes for the best decorated wheels. Friends and neighbors of pool members are most welcome to join the fun as we loop around the neighborhood streets surrounding the pool. And best of all, King Neptune will lead our glorious procession! But we need parent volunteers as street marshals to ensure safety. Please sign up here.
Live Music Poolside
Back by popular demand, we will feature High Energy from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. This group plays dynamic Caribbean island music: reggae, soca, calypso, and dancehall music. Come along and sway to the beat poolside.
Following our parade, about 4:00 pm, join us for the Memorial Day picnic. Grilled burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, watermelon, and drinks will be available until the food runs out.
Jello Eating Contest
Ah, jello. How can you not love jello? During our Memorial Day BBQ we will have a jello-eating contest for children of all ages as well as brave adults. They will be placed in age categories to level the playing field. Prizes will go to the top three winners in each category. The contest will begin at 5:00 pm at the picnic tables near the grills at the back lawn of the pool.
Summer Food Truck Lineup
Don’t feel like cooking dinner at the end of a busy week? Don’t worry. We have you covered. Every Saturday, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm in June and July we’ll have food trucks selling diverse food until they run out. Come out and support these local, small family-operated businesses. The food truck schedule will also be on the calendar section of our website.
June 9 Fat Pete’s BBQ
June 16 Holy Crepes
June 23 Cheeze On Wheels
June 30 Peruvian Brothers
July 7 Swizzler
July 14 Tacos El Rey
July 21 Balkinik
Private or group swim lessons for all ages are available through our Bannockburn Swim Team coaching staff. Private lessons are open to anyone, any age, and any experience level. These are perfect for swimmers wanting individualized attention and specific feedback on their strokes. Group lessons are limited to 8 & under swimmers with minimal to no swimming experience. Group lessons are ideal for swimmers that do not meet the minimum requirements for pre-team participation. For a group lesson to be confirmed, we’ll need a minimum of three participants. Follow the links below for more information, pricing and to sign-up:
Private Lesson Sign-Up Here
Group Lessons Sign-up Here
Background on our swim coaches appears here.
If you prefer to sign up for private swim lessons directly with one of the swim team coaches, you are welcome to reach out to any of them directly as well. Background on our coaches and their contact info appears here.
Water Aerobics and Adult Stroke Clinics
Led again by respected instructor Marianne Ross, water aerobics will start Monday, June 18 and run for eight weeks. The class, open to all, will be 10:30-11:15 on Mondays and Thursdays.
And head coach Malena Lair-Ferrari will again offer stroke clinics, starting the week of June 18: Monday evenings 6:30-7:00 and Thursday mornings 10:00-10:30. The cost is $13 per half hour, payable to the coach. Please sign up in the office or call the office the day of the clinic to sign up. Malena needs to know each session how many will attend.
Early Bird Swim Starts June 18
Get your goggles on. Monday, June 18, early morning swimmers can jump in from 6:30 to 8:30. The early bird swim will continue week days all summer long.
Add An Email Address
If you want to add or change email addresses associated with your Swim Club account to ensure others in your family get these Club emails as well, please log in to your member account from the Bannockburn Swim Club homepage and add email addresses.