We are half way through our 2018 summer season. I hope you all have had plenty of opportunity to enjoy our facilities so far. This month we will celebrate Independence Day, which is one of three major events where we have a DJ and lots of activities for the whole family. Because this holiday is celebrated on a Wednesday this year and the fact that the Sea Otter swim team has a swim meet the Saturday before and after, we expect more people on the pool deck. Arrive early to secure your spot at the club.
Our first late night swim on June 16 was a carnival theme. Our staff prepared several activities like face painting, popcorn, a magic show and the famous glow stick dive. Even though the weather was less than optimal with temperatures in the mid-60th, we had quiet a number of families who enjoyed these activities and the warm water that night. We will have two more of these events before the end of the season. However, each will be under a different theme.
Some members raised their wish for a handicapped parking spot at our facility. The board is currently in a planning phase for such designated parking spot either in the parking lot or in front of the pool entry. The location depends on the requirements for such a parking spot.
Many of you are aware of the new pool rules by now. We like to ask everyone to respect all members and keep the back pool and spa a place for relaxation. In this area adults must supervise children under 14 at all times. While our staff is instructed to ask children to leave this area if not supervised by an adult, this area does not have a lifeguard on duty. Parents are responsible for their children all the times. While we are already meeting the required signage we will improve it further. Our staff is authorized to suspend any member and their children for the rest of the day if the pool rules are violated.
Based on some of your feedback during the last member survey we shifted our opening hours by 30 minutes. We are now open from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This should give everyone a bit more time to enjoy our club especially on hot nights.
Dirk Seidel, President
Rancho Santa Teresa
Swim and Racquet Club
286 Sorrento Way, San Jose 95119