“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’m sitting here scratching my head, trying to figure out that quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald. But there’s two important things about it. First, it reminded me that I need to go see “The Great Gatsby” before it leaves the theaters. And second, IT’S ALMOST SWIM SEASON AGAIN!!!
The pool opens for the 2013 season on Saturday, May 25th at 12:15 PM. If you are receiving this email, you have signed up to be a member. But what about your neighbor with the labradoodle, or the friend who always catches you at Shoprite with no make-up on, or your brother and his kids? Have they signed up? Well tell them to get on it! They can do so online at http://www.frcpweb.com/ in the 2013 membership section.
And what about the swim team? If you have a budding olympic gold medalist or even a budding PASDA white ribbonist, they can get their start right here at FRCP for only $125 this summer. To be eligible for participation on the swim team, members must be at least five (5) years of age by June 1, 2013 (and not more than 18 years of age) and be able to swim 1 lap (25 meters) unassisted. That’s it! If you are interested, fill out an application (on the web site), or contact Coach Mike Aversano at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell at (908) 246-1609.
A few member house-keeping items:
All members must have photos in the tracking system. We’ve gone to an electronic system, so you can do this one of two ways. Either go to the FRCP membership portal, log in with your emailaddress and password that you used to sign up, and click on the buttons to upload photos that you like of yourself.
At your first visit to the pool the staff will be happy to take a DMV-looking photo of you. Your choice.
All memberships that include one or more members under the age of 18 are required to have a current paper copy of a medical release form on file. You should print this form out and complete it, and bring it with you upon your first visit to the pool. Otherwise, you can fill one out at the desk on your first visit. These forms are required.
Fwew! I got that stuff out of the way. Now the fun stuff – the pool building and pool are sporting new paint and colors this year. The grounds have been re-vitalized and are eagerly awaiting your flip-flops. The snack bar is stocked full of tasty treats. The guards are tan and ready to protect you (actually, they were looking rather pale when I saw them tonight, but that will change soon.) The chairs have been bleached to a dazzling white. Everywhere you look there’s something new!
Thanks for joining, and see you at the pool!
Flemington-Raritan Community Pool
63 Capner St.
Flemington, N.J. 08822