When is the pool opening?
I hear this everywhere I go. If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked so far this June, I’d be able to open up my own pool. Granted, it’s been a hot June, and even May. We’ve had 90 – 100 degree and extremely humid days, sure. But suddenly – as is the norm with NY weather – it plummets to the high 60s and low 70s. This week, for example, it is just that. It cooled right down, continuing right on through this weekend. So, the big question on all our local (and non-local, city friends) families’ minds is: WHEN WILL THE POOL OPEN?!!!!
The date is set. Are you ready? Are you REALLY paying attention?:
Saturday, June 18th, 11AM
Please tell me you caught that. (Just kidding.) So, the official opening day of the pool is June 18th. Let’s pray for this current, cool 72 and blue, but also very gray at times, weather to give way to 85 and sunny! Especially for the weekend of the 18th. It’ll be just before those final, half days of school. Then, the pool is all yours!
Get your sunblock, sun hats, sunglasses, diving sticks, beach balls, kick boards, books, iPads, goggles and swimsuits ready! It’s gonna be go time in just over a week! Let the excitement build. Remember, it’s a party at the pool! You can partake of the new kids menu at the White Horse Tavern!
(Don’t worry, we’ll get the ice cream menu out there lickety split! Heat and summer fun at the pool also means ICE CREAM. Oh, we know.)
Well, we covered the opening day, the food and the ice cream. The question on YOUR minds has been answered. Here’s the question on MY mind: have you joined yet?
Obviously, that leads to the cost question. I like to think what it’s worth. This is the breakdown of pool memberships:
SINGLE – $300
COUPLE – $350
FAMILY – $400
For those completely reasonable prices, you have the use of the Winding Brook pool. There’s no opening or closing to worry about. There are no chemicals you need to purchase then attempt to maintain a perfect balance using a test strip. There are NONE of those headaches. You just come over and enjoy. Easy! There’s a lifeguard on duty at all times to protect the younglings.
There are swimming lessons, if you’d like junior or princess to navigate the waters with better ease. (My daughter alone has completely exceeded any expectation I had upon receiving swimming lessons.) A year ago – at 4 – she was swimming underwater and doing somersaults. CRAZY. This year – not even 6 – she’s already jumping and attempting dives into the deep end without any floaties or puddle jumpers, or oh yeah…me! She’s in there by herself. (With me watching poolside, obviously. What kind of a parent do you think I am?!)
I attribute these abilities to her first lesson at 3 with a lifeguard. So please, when you join…yeah, I said when…introduce yourself to the lifeguards and figure out who would work best with your child. For some, it might be better to pair a girl with a girl. Emerson preferred to work with a female lifeguard. Ok, then! And with Everett, I might team up with another mom for her daughter’s first lesson, as well. Ask the lifeguard. Group lessons are common. You just have to set it up with the lifeguard. They’re usually held before the pool opens, but figure out what works best for yours and the lifeguard’s schedule.
Think about a pool membership at Winding Brook this summer. The friendships you’ll make will last. The kids can socialize, and that alone, pushes them to become better swimmers. I’ve seen kids build forts with the chaise lounges, if they’re available and unoccupied. The kids have a fantastic time at the pool! The moms and parents get to know each other. It’s wonderful to see these friendships forged at the Winding Brook pool.
Well, I think we covered everything. Now, we just need YOU to become part of the summer family at Winding Brook. Grab an application at the office, download here or call with any questions you might have – 518.758.7054! We hope to see you this summer!