Our fair club is full of quick studies, so plenty of you were buzzing this week about whether the Blue Whale/Blue Lips pool party planned for next Friday, April 1st, April Fool’s Day, was, well, a joke.
You called the front desk. You posted questions on our Facebook wall. You asked associates and fellow members.
The final word from Glenn?
The Party is On!
It might be snowing (although I certainly hope not).
We may have to borrow attire from the Aquatics Team to stay dry.
But there will be an awesome party on the pool deck, in the Adirondack Lodge where the fire will be roaring, and of course, in the 80-degree pool itself next Friday, from 6-7:30pm.
Need a little incentive to jump in, other than to claim bragging rights with your friends that you went swimming, outdoors,in Rochester, on April 1st?
I’ve got the just-released raffle prize list. Jump in during one (or all!) of these scheduled times, and you can win a great prize
Everyone who gets in will receive a black Midtown t-shirt and Midtown sunglasses
Yesterday, one of the club’s loyal lap swimmers posted to our Facebook page with a question about the pool opening.
I went right to the man in charge, Aquatics Director, Tim Auerhahn, to get the inside scoop on what we can expect.
Here’s what he had to say about what he and his staff are working on as they ready the beauty in the back of the club for swimmers.
Right now we’re patiently waiting for a little more ice to melt off of the cover so we can really begin to fill, heat, treat, and chemically balance the water (a process that can take two weeks). As of right now, we’re still anticipating opening on schedule.
Our hours of operation will be as follows:
Effective April 1st
Morning Lap Swim, Monday-Friday, 6:30am-9:30am
Afternoon Lap Swim, Monday-Friday, 11:00am-1:00pm
Evening Lap Swim, Monday-Thursday, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Weekend Open Swim, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Effective May 27th
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00am-8:00pm
Keep your eye on the forecast. We’re hoping for some prolonged spans with the temperature above freezing over the next two weeks. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we have some intriguing backup plans. Ask me about these in-person next time you see me in the club.
See you on the 1st!
Tim had a great idea to write daily updates on the opening of the pool to give members an insider’s perspective on what it takes to get a pool the size of the one at the club ready for the season. If you’ve “Liked” our Facebook page, you will receive these updates as Notes in your News Feed. If you haven’t “Liked” the club’s page yet, now is the perfect time.
For a look back on the day the pool covers came off in 2010, check out this post.
And it sums up the last week in the life of the Midtown staff as the pool and tennis areas are prepared for the spring and summer seasons.
Here’s what’s been going on at the club lately, and what you can expect when the pools and outdoor courts are open for members on Saturday, May 1st:
Last week, the covers came off of the three pools in preparation for the second season of the club’s luxury outdoor expansion area.
If you’re new to the club and about to enjoy your first warm-weather season, Midtown has three pools to serve the needs of members big and small. They are:
An 18-inch-deep Kiddie Pool, A 2-to-4-feet-deep Intermediate Pool, and A 25-yard, 4-to-6-feet-deep, 6-lane regulation lap pool.
And because Midtown staff is nothing but dedicated to quality control and member service, Aquatics Director Tim Auerhahn took it upon himself to test the waters (not once, but twice!) to ensure that a positive experience is had by all.
If you can’t wait until Saturday to enjoy the outdoors at Midtown, you can relax by the pools in one of the comfortable lounge chairs.
Spring in Rochester isn’t exactly balmy, so the pools are heated until Mother Nature kicks into high gear later in the year. Until Memorial Day, the pool is open for lap swimming Monday through Friday, from 6am – 8am, and then again from 11am – 1pm. On Tuesday and Thursday, the pool has evening hours from 5pm – 7pm. On the weekends in May, the pool is open from 10am – 2pm. Regular hours resume on Monday, May 31st.
The pool area isn’t the only outdoor space being prepped for spring and summer.
The club’s nine outdoor tennis courts are also just about ready for member play beginning Saturday. The clay is down, the surface is rolled, the lines are straight, and once the nets are up, play can commence! Check out the slideshow.
The courts open on May 1st (the same day as the pool), and you can call the front desk now to reserve court time.
To start the season off on a high note, the club is offering the Midtown Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, May 29th from 9am to 1pm. This event is guaranteed fun for all activity levels. Hit the pool for a 20-minute swim, followed by a 20-minute cycle on the pool deck, and end with a 20-minute run. You can sign up yourself or a team, but you better do it quickly, as this event will sell out. Call the front desk to register today.
See you poolside! I’ll be the one chasing a three-year-old and 18-month-old twins.
Pass the margaritas.
How do you plan on using Midtown’s outdoor space this spring and summer?