Swim Lesson Levels & How-Tos

  • M&T (Parent & Child)
  • Toddlers
  • Beginner I
  • Beginner II
  • Advanced Beginner
  • Intermediate/Swimmer
  • Intro to Swim Team (Open to All)
  • Stroke & Turn (Team Only) F.A.Q.   How does your sign-up procedure work? First we have sign-ups, then we  make the class schedule. This way we don’t end up with too many or too few slots available for students and almost eliminate wait-listing your child for a class.
    What does that mean for me? You won’t sign up for exact classes, but rather for the sessions you’d like (i.e., which 2-week session), time slot (1st and 2nd choice) and class level (determined with staff input).
    What if I sign up for the wrong level? We move kids to the correct level as they progress. You can sign up for multiple two-week sessions knowing that we’ll put your swimmer where they’ll be comfortably encouraged to improve their skills.
    What about private lessons? We offer private lessons to members only. Non-member requests considered on a case-by-case basis. Ask in the office for details.Lesson Registration Policies & Procedures
  • You must register in person. *
  • Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Splitting sessions is not permitted.
  • Phone sign-ups are not allowed.
  • No refunds on swim lessons.
    *If you can’t register in person:
    1. Ask a friend and have them bring along your email address; which session, level & times; child’s name & age; and payment.
    2. You may register any time after the specified time and date. Please be aware that availability of lesson times and levels may be limited.Swim Lesson Levels
    This is a list of the different levels of swim lessons Lakeridge Swim Club offers along with the elementary skills taught at each level.

    M&T (Parent & Child)*    Sign-ups for this class are different. Ask in the office.
    This is a water-adjustment class appropriate for the youngest swimmers who still need a known adult with them. Requires an adult to be in the water with the child.
    The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles in the water
  • Breath control to bob under the water
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Toddler * Appropriate prerequisites: being able to wait for their turn and being comfortable with a ‘stranger’ teaching the lessons. (Approx. ages 3-5) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills
  • Being comfortable in the water (water adjustment)
  • Horizontal position with support
  • Blowing bubbles with face in the water
  • Breath control to do bobs under the water
  • Open eyes underwater
  • Face float and back float with help
  • Kickboard use
  • Face float without assistance
  • Front and back kicking skills
  • Front glide and kick with help
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms with help
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
    * Waterproof cover over swim diaper required.

Beginner 1 Appropriate prerequisites: comfortable in the water, able to let go of the wall to push off to instructor. (Approx. ages 4-7) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 8 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Arm stroke – ‘shark-fin’ arms without help
  • Swimming 20 feet (about ½ the width of the pool)
  • Jumping in from the side of the pool and returning to side
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure

Beginner 2 Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim about ½ the width of the pool without assistance and familiar with crawl stroke. (Approx. ages 5-9) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, learn side breathing
  • Bobs
  • Kickboard use
  • Front float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Front glide and kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Back float without assist, 10-15 seconds
  • Back glide with kick (streamline push-offs)
  • Introduction to back stroke
  • Swimming 40 feet (about the width of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 15 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool

Advanced Beginner Appropriate prerequisites: ability to swim the width of the pool without assistance, comfortable with crawl stroke with some side breathing and familiarity with backstroke. (Approx. ages 6-12) The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Personal safety skills including life jacket usage
  • Breath control, coordinated side breathing
  • Kickboard use
  • Backstroke coordination and swim without assist
  • Swimming 25 yards (the length of the pool)
  • Deep water exposure, optional diving board exposure
  • Change direction and turning over
  • Treading water, 30-45 seconds
  • Front dive from the side of the pool
  • Survival floating
  • Introduction to breaststroke with ‘whip-kick’
  • Introduction to diving

Intermediate/Swimmer Appropriate prerequisites: swim 25 yards (the length of the pool) with crawl stroke and side-breathing, familiar with back stroke and breast stroke. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Crawl kick, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke, 25 yards
  • Breaststroke, 25 yards
  • Backstroke, 25 yards
  • Introduction to butterfly stroke
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 100 yards
  • Survival floating, 1 minute
  • Treading water, 1 minute
  • Standing front dive and underwater swimming
  • Rescue skills
  • Swim for 5 minutes

Intro to Swim Team Appropriate prerequisites: familiar with all four strokes, ability to swim 100 yards or for five minutes. The skills taught during the lesson are:

  • Rhythmic breathing
  • Understanding of clock/sets
  • Front flip turn (freestyle)
  • Open turn (butterfly and/or breaststroke)
  • Back turn
  • Dive (glide 20 feet underwater)
  • No-breath 15-yards
  • Swim for 10 minutes
  • Tread water 5 minutes
  • Distance swim (stroke of choice), 200 yards
  • Butterfly, 25 yards
  • Crawl stroke (freestyle), 50 yards
  • Backstroke, 50 yards
  • Breaststroke, 50 yards

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“This is our third summer of swim lessons, and our four children have once again enjoyed learning with the fantastic swimming instructors. We have had the opportunity to experience all class levels from “toddler” to “intermediate/
swimmer” with each of our children making tremendous progress. The instructors are very patient, sensitive to each child’s needs, extremely encouraging, and very knowledgeable. Thank you LSC for another fabulous summer of swim lessons!”
-Shira and Raphael K.
“I wish we could have swim lessons all year instead of going to school.”
– Naftali 8 yrs old

Pool Rules

Lakeridge Swim Club Pool Rules 2017  (Policies, Procedures and No-Nos)   

These rules have been established by the Board of Trustees of Lakeridge Swim Club to assure safe operation of the pool facilities for the protection and benefit of all members and guests.
These rules may be amended from time to time. Please keep this notice available during the season for ready reference. Feel free to advise staff of any suggestions for rules.

Safety & Security
1. The General Manager, the Assistant Manager, and the Lifeguards shall be in charge of the activities of all members and guests on the pool property.
2. Members shall be responsible for damage to club property by their families or their guests. Members are responsible for guest behavior and adherence to all pool rules.
3. The club is not responsible for loss of personal property. Do not leave valuables unattended or in locker rooms.
Do not leave anything visible in your car – lock things in your trunk or leave them at home.
4. Only on-duty employees are allowed in the office or in the filter/chlorine rooms.
5. Smoking or ‘vaping’ is not allowed on pool property. This is to provide a smoke-free facility for our membership, and to comply with Washington State Law.

Swimming Rules
1. The Lifeguards control all safety matters, regardless of the rules. Listen to them and obey their requests.
2. The Manager or Lifeguard has the right to remove any swimmer for inappropriate conduct or actions. Disciplinary actions may be enforced if verbal warnings are issued and not followed:   Time out of the pool; Out of pool for the rest of the day; Suspended for a week.
3. Inappropriate behavior, profanity, disrespect or non-family-friendly behavior may result in being denied use of the facilities.  Dangerous behaviors will not be allowed at any time.

Babies, Small Children & Kids Under 18
1. All children wearing a disposable swim diaper are required to wear snug-fitting, re-usable swim pants over the diaper.
Children under 3 (and those not potty-trained) MUST wear both a disposable and a re-usable swim diaper. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

* Be sure to let guests know of this policy. Swim diapers are available in the office for $10.00.
2. Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (age 18 and over) at all times.
3. Members under the age of 18 are limited to four (4) guests at one time unless accompanied by a responsible adult age 18 or over.
4. Guest passes expire at the end of each swim season and are not transferable to other accounts.
5. Hourly Pool-Clears may be called for children under the age of 10 and their parents in order to take a break, use the restroom and give parents an opportunity to check and change babies’ diapers.

Guest Rules
Guests must be accompanied by a member at check-in and pay the $7.50 guest fee, or use a guest pass. Discounted guest passes are available in books of 10 for $60.00.
Due to insurance regulations, guest fees are required whether or not the guest uses the pool or tennis facilities, including babies and grandparents.
Each child guest will be issued a wrist-band to signify their swimming ability. Phone numbers for children whose parents are not in attendance must be provided
a. Strong swimmers will receive a wrist-band allowing full pool usage.
b. A ‘Non-swimmer’ wrist-band alerts Lifeguards that the child is a ‘Non-swimmer’ (or a child who has not passed the swim test) and must stay where they can stand with their head above water AND be within arm’s-reach of an adult.
All ‘Non-swimmers’ (members & non-members) must be WITH an adult in deep water.

Swim Test
Children with a “Non-swimmer” wristband must pass a swim test to be allowed in the deep water unattended.
1. The test consists of swimming one (1) length of the pool without stopping or gaining assistance.
2. Please see office staff to take the test, not a lifeguard currently on duty.
Swim Aids

Due to insurance regulations, artificial swimming aids are not allowed, i.e. life jackets, water wings, kick boards, flotation bathing suits, ‘noodles’, wet or dry suits, etc.
Face masks, snorkels and flippers are allowed if they are used properly.
Kick boards and pull buoys may be used in the lap lanes only.

Lap Lanes
Please do not swim thru lap lanes to gain access to steps – collisions hurt!
Courtesy rules – Alert those already swimming you’ll be joining. Two may split a lane, three or more circle swim, please.
1.  Lap lanes are for lap swimmers only.
2. During summer hours, from 5-7 p.m., lap lanes are for adult swimmers and swim team only, as needed.
3. Please ask office staff if another lap lane is needed, not the lifeguards currently on duty in the chair.

Parties
1. If a member wishes to bring 10-39 guests, the staff must be notified ten days in advance, a rental agreement must be filled out and a deposit paid.
2. Parties of 40 or more must reserve the pool for a private rental. Private rentals are held during times that the pool is not open to members and must be scheduled with the General Manager at least ten days in advance, a rental agreement must be filled out and a deposit paid.

Tennis & Pickleball
Tennis and pickleball lessons and tournaments have priority over regular play.
1. Tennis shoes only. NO BARE FEET, NO FLIP-FLOPS, NO CLEATS.
2. Reservations can be made in the office. Reservations may expire within 10 minutes after the hour if a “no show” and forfeits their reservation. Each member family is limited to one reservation per weekend.
3. Please keep court area clean – no food on courts, especially no pop or gum.
4. Sportsmanlike conduct is required at all times and children under 10 must be supervised.
5. Playing time is limited to two sets or one hour. Please clear the court if anyone is waiting to play.
6. Do not try to retrieve lost balls from over the neighbor’s fence.
7. Only four people per court are allowed. Those not playing must be outside the court areas.
8. Do not climb over, lean on or strike net. Do not strike court surface with racquet or any other object. Members are responsible for damage incurred by their guests.

Cleanliness & Sanitation
1.  Shower with soap before entering the pool.
2. No shoes, food or drinks are allowed in the pool or gutter areas.
3. No gum chewing on the pool deck or in the water.
4. NO GLASS containers of any type allowed anywhere on pool grounds. Ever.
5. No alcohol is allowed on the pool premises during normal operating hours. LSC is not a liquor licensed facility. A ‘banquet permit’ and manager permission are required for after-hour parties.
6. Tables and BBQ grills are shared by all. Please clean grill and table area for next guest use, pick up all your debris and place in the garbage and recycle cans.
7. Persons with skin abrasions, colds, inflamed eyes, ear discharges, infections or bandages are not allowed in the pool.  NO BAND AIDS allowed.
8. Spitting, blowing the nose, or depositing any foreign matter into the pool is prohibited.
9. Proper bathing suits are required. ‘Brazilian’ or thong-type swimsuits are not allowed.
10. No one is allowed to be nude, in the water or on deck, regardless of age. Diapers must be changed in the locker room. Changing tables are provided in both the mens’ and the womens’ restrooms.
11. No radios shall be used except when connected to earphones so that it is audible to the individual user only.
12. No children over the age of 6 permitted in the opposite gender’s restroom.
13. Park all bicycles in bike area. No riding of bicycles or other vehicles on the pool deck or tennis court.
14. No pets allowed within the fenced area. If your pet waits for you outside the fence, please clean up after it.

Safety
1. Dive Tank:
a. One person at a time and one bounce only allowed on diving board.
b. Dive from board straight off the end. Do not dive towards side wall.
c. Flips and back dives are for experienced divers only.
d. Swim directly to ladder after diving, and exit pool at ladder or on ladder side wall.
e. Do not swim under the diving board, hang on the board or exit pool from back dive tank wall.
2. Only foot-first entries in 3-5 foot areas. No head-first diving unless in dive tank.
3. Lane lines are markers only – please do not sit or pull on them. Please go under rather than over them.
4. Running, wrestling, dunking or other horseplay is prohibited. “Chicken-fights”, sitting on, or diving from another’s shoulders are not allowed. The staff has the right to restrict games and the use of equipment in the swimming pool. Squirt guns and water balloons are not allowed.
5. No sitting or floating on balls.
6. Balls are allowed in the shallow end only. NO throwing of objects, including balls, to persons using the diving board. Throw balls from in the water only, not from the deck. Do not hang from the basketball hoop or net.
Baby Pool – Parents are responsible for requesting in the office for baby pool lifeguard supervision prior to using the baby pool. When staff is available, we will open the baby pool.
7. Kick boards and pull buoys are not allowed in the wading pool.
8. Do not talk to or distract lifeguards on duty unless in an emergency.
9. In case of emergency, the pool will be cleared by the lifeguard by three sharp blasts of the whistle.

General Membership Meeting

Owners attend our Annual General Membership Meeting, held by March 1st each year.

We review and approve minutes from the previous year, vote in new board members, and review and pass the annual budget.

Dues are decided upon and the Spring News & Dues Invoice gets sent in mid-March.

2017 Board of Trustees: President Jim Peterson, VP Russ Woodruff, Treasurer Leslie Lowe, Secretary Katie Hubert; Members At Large: Sheryl Ann Aaker, Emma Hong, Wendy Sweeney, Soloman Atsebha, and Greg Leavitt.

Annual Season Opening Day typically is Mother’s Day, with the pool remaining open through mid-September.

Zumba® Surf-n-Turf Potluck

Our annual land and water Zumba fun-fest will be on

Saturday, September 5

10-10:45am Zumba®

11-11:45am Aqua Zumba®

Potluck BBQ immediately following

$7.50 members/$10 non-members

Club Bylaws

BYLAWS OF LAKERIDGE SWIM CLUB, INC.

ARTICLE I  –  PURPOSES OF THE CLUB

The purposes and objectives for which this club is formed are to promote the health and general welfare of its members and particularly the children of its members, and among other things to provide a swimming pool and other recreational facilities for the members and the children of said members, together with such incidental objectives as are appropriate in the conduct of the activities set forth herein and in the Articles of Incorporation, said Club to be located in Lakeridge, Seattle, 98178, County of King, State of Washington.

ARTICLE II  –  BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  1. The Board of Trustees shall consist of nine active members in good standing. Three trustees shall be elected annually to replace retiring trustees, with their term of office being three years. Trustees shall be elected and qualified at a regular annual membership meeting; vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Trustees. The term of each new trustee shall commence immediately after their election.
  2. A member of the Board of Trustees shall forfeit their office if they have failed to attend, without being excused, four regular meetings of the Board in a calendar year. Such removal can be accomplished at any regularly called meeting of the Board in which the offending trustee has been specifically notified (no less than 10 days prior to meeting) of the purpose of the removal. Removal requires a majority of the total Board (5 or more).
  3. A member of the Board of Trustees may be removed from office by a 2/3 vote of those in attendance at a regular called meeting of the membership.
  4. No trustee shall be paid for their services or materials furnished to the Club, except for out-of-pocket expenses authorized by the Board, unless approved by a majority of the membership.

ARTICLE III  –  DUTIES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

They shall:

  1. At their first meeting after the annual meeting elect from among their number a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. They may also elect an assistant Secretary and Treasurer who need not be members of the Board. All officers and any employee who handles funds of this Club may be bonded at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
  2. Elect members and accept resignations of members.
  3. Create such committees other than standing committees, as they deem necessary.
  4. Designate depository banks and execute such instructions as are required by the banks, provided, however, that one officer must sign all checks or other instruments for payment of monies.
  5. Cause the books of account to be examined annually by an audit committee independent of the Board, whose report shall be available to the membership.
  6. Have the power to borrow or pledge the credit of the Club with the approval of the majority of the Trustees attending the board meeting.
  7. Appoint a pool manager and such other employees as shall be required, and designate the compensation therefore.
  8. Exercise all corporate powers which are not inconsistent with the other provisions contained in these Bylaws.

ARTICLE IV  –  OFFICERS

  1. The officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. They shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from their number at their first meeting held after the annual meeting of the membership. They shall serve a term of one year, or until their successors are elected and qualified.
  2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board. He shall be the administrative officer and appoint all standing committee members, subject to the approval of the Board, and be an ex-officio member of all committees.
  3. The Vice President shall serve in the absence of the President, and during such time shall have all his duties and powers. He shall act under the direction of the President and as chairman of the Finance Committee, and shall be ex-officio member of all committees.
  4. The Secretary shall keep the minutes, attend to the correspondence, send out all notices of meetings, and perform such other duties as fixed by the Board.
  5. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the monies and books of account, payment of all bills and perform such other duties as fixed by the Board.
  6. The Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to them by the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board.

ARTICLE V  –  STANDING COMMITTEES

The following standing committees shall be of such number as shall hereafter be fixed by the Board of Trustees.

  1. FINANCE. The finance committee shall prepare the annual budget for the Club and supervise all financial transactions. In case of any mortgaging of the Club property after the organization of the Club is completed, or in the sale, rental, or other disposition of any of the assets of the Club, Finance Committee shall bring in a report to the Board of Trustees before the Board of Trustees acts upon such matter.
  2. FACILITIES. The Facilities Committee shall have the supervision over, and the improvement and maintenance of the building or buildings, of the pool or pools, grounds, landscaping and equipment of the Club.
  3. NOMINATING. The Nominating Committee shall consist, unless otherwise fixed by the Board of Trustees, of three members who shall report to the annual meeting of the members of the Club its recommendations for the Trustees to be elected at that meeting. The reports of the Nominating Committee shall be included in the Annual Meeting notice. Candidates may also be nominated by members of the Club in good standing at the annual membership meeting.

ARTICLE VI  –  MEMBERSHIP

  1. Membership will be defined as up to two adults and their dependent children. Membership does not include other adults, grandparents, or unrelated or non-dependent children living in the home.
    a) All members must reside in the same household with the exception of separate parents who have dependent children in common.
  2. The Board of Trustees shall determine and fix the number of membership certificates from time to time, not to exceed 300.
  3. The fee for a membership shall be determined by the Board of Trustees and may be changed from time to time.
  4. No person otherwise qualified for membership shall be denied membership because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  5. Any member pursuant to notice and hearing may be suspended for a period of time not exceeding three months, by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the Board of Trustees present at the meeting, or may be expelled by a vote of three-fourths of the entire membership of the Board, who must: however, have attended a meeting held for the purpose. Cause for suspension or expulsion shall be violation of the Bylaws or rules of the Club or conduct unbecoming a lady or gentleman. But in no event shall a member be expelled because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  6. The Board may empower its President, Vice-President, Chairman of the Facilities Committee, General Manager, or any responsible employee of the Club to suspend pool privileges, for good cause, to a member for a period not exceeding seven days. Such suspension shall be reported in writing to the President within twenty-four hours thereafter. Any member suspended under the provisions of this paragraph shall be considered not in good standing.
  7. Membership in this Club shall be transferable upon approval of the Board of Trustees, with the transfer fee established by the Board of Trustees, with such option, terms, and conditions as set forth below:
    a) In the event that an active member wishes to transfer, sell or rent his membership, the transferring member shall notify the Board of Trustees in writing or by email of his desire to do so and must transfer the membership through the Club.
    b) The transferor shall pay all dues, charges and liabilities incurred by himself, his family, or guests until the membership is sold and transfer accepted by the Board of Trustees.
    c) Methods of Transfer:
    i. Private Purchase
    (a) The value of the membership may be fixed by the transferor and sold to any willing purchaser they find.
    (b) Upon completion of the sale, the transferor or new purchaser pays the transfer fee to the Club.
    ii.Wait-List Purchase
    (a) The membership is sold by the Club to a purchaser, when available, obtained from the Club Wait List.
    (b) Upon completion of the sale, the Club pays the transfer fee to the transferor.
    (c) Payment by the club shall be made to the transferor after payment has been received from the purchaser.
    iii. Rental
    (a) Members wishing to maintain ownership of their membership and sublet it to a third party for a full or partial season may do so.
    (b) Upon completion of the sublet, the transferor or new renter shall pay the transfer fee to the Club.
    (c) Rental members shall be afforded all member privileges, save voting, and be bound by all rules and policies of the Club.
    d) Upon the death of an active member, the membership may be transferred to the surviving spouse and/or a member of the immediate family upon notice to the Club.
    8. The Board shall have the right to offer up to 25 Associate Memberships. These memberships will have no voting or ownership rights, but may be used for Honorary, Senior, Hardship or other such uses as the Board may determine is necessary and prudent.
    a) A Senior Membership is defined as up to two adults; a member of good standing for ten or more years; age 60 or over; no children left at home under age of eighteen, and pays 1/2 of the annual dues and fees.
    b) A Senior Member elected to serve on the Board of Trustees shall be granted board meeting voting privileges.

ARTICLE VII  –  MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES

  1. All members in good standing shall be accorded equal privileges in the facilities and shall be subject to the same rules and regulations in the use thereof. Such rules shall be available in the pool office and on the Club website(s).
  2. The Board may extend the privileges of the facilities to any person upon terms as it shall fix, provided; however, that if requested in writing, signed by ten percent of the members, the Board must show to the satisfaction of the majority of the members present, that the action was in the best interests of the Club. Such request by the members may be made at a regular meeting of the members. At such time, if a majority of the members do not ratify the action of the Board in extending the privileges so granted are then revoked.
  3. Property broken or damaged by a member or guest shall be the responsibility of the member, who is also responsible for the acts and conduct of their guests.
  4. The Club shall not be responsible to any member or guests for any loss or damage to property or for any injury resulting from accident on the premises.

ARTICLE VIII  –  DUES, FINES, ASSESSMENTS

  1. Dues, fees, deposits, and assessments shall be sufficient to provide for the expenses of operation, maintenance, and improvement of the property and shall be paid as specified by the Board of Trustees.
  2. The amount of dues and assessments shall be established at the annual membership meeting as provided in Article IX, Paragraph 1.
  3. No portion of the dues shall be refunded or remitted.
  4. No active member shall use the facilities of the Club until all dues are paid.
  5. In the event any member is delinquent in payment of dues or other indebtedness to the Club, for a period of 15 days or June 1, whichever shall come first, the member may be subject to forfeiture of membership by majority vote of the Board at a regular called meeting in which the offending member has been specifically notified (no less than 10 days prior to the meeting) of the purpose of the meeting. The forfeited membership shall revert to the Club including all incidents of ownership.
  6. Members shall be required to pay all charges and liabilities incurred by them, their family members, and their guests.
  7. The Club shall have a lien upon the membership certificate or any property of a member, which it may have in its custody, for the amount of any indebtedness a member may owe to the Club.
  8. The Board of Trustees shall establish such fees as are reasonable for the transferring of membership.

ARTICLE IX  –  GUEST POLICY

  1. The amount of the guest fee(s) will be reviewed annually and set by the Board. It is understood that all visitors must be accompanied by a member at all times during their visit.
  2. All “summer guests” will pay a set one-time fee for full summer use. If summer guests prefer to pay the daily guest rate, they may do so at their discretion. However, the daily rate will not be counted toward the set fee summer rate if the guest should change their mind at some point during the summer. The amount of the one-time summer guest fee will be reviewed annually and set by the Board.
  3. A guest shall be defined as anyone who is not an adult member or a dependent child of an adult member.

ARTICLE X  –  MEMBERS’ MEETINGS

  1. At such time as shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees but not later than the first day of March of each year, the Club shall hold its annual membership meeting for the purposes of electing trustees, examining the reports of officers, approving the budget, and setting the annual dues for the current calendar year, and for such other business as may properly come before it.
  2. Special meetings of the membership may be called by the Board of Trustees upon such notice as it shall deem reasonable. Special meetings may also be called, upon request in writing of ten percent of the active members in good standing. Such written request shall be filed with the Secretary, who shall call said meeting within thirty days after the time of filing the request. Notice of such special meeting shall set forth the business for which the meeting is called.
  3. Notice of annual meetings shall be mailed to the members at least 15 days prior to the date thereof. The notice shall include the names for candidacy nominated by the Nominating committee. Notices may be sent to the last known address of the members.
  4. Only active members in good standing may vote. Each active member shall be entitled to one vote. In the absence of the owner, membership certificates may be represented by the other adult party in the household, provided the other adult household member is present at the meeting.
  5. The form of voting shall be determined by the President with the approval of the meeting, except that ten active members may at any time demand a roll call.
  6. A quorum shall consist of twenty-five active members in good standing.
  7. Parliamentary procedure for all meetings shall be in accordance with Roberts’ Rules of Order, as amended.

ARTICLE XI  –  BOARD MEETINGS

  1. The board shall convene immediately after the annual meeting of the membership or as soon as practicable to establish time and place of its first regular meeting.
  2. The Board shall hold its regular meetings as fixed by resolution.
  3. Special board meetings shall be held upon call of the President or upon the request of two Trustees filed with the Secretary who shall call the meeting not later than five days from the date of the request.
  4. Notice of the meetings shall be given in any way fixed by the Board, including the telephone.
  5. Five Trustees shall constitute a quorum at any board meeting and a quorum shall be present to constitute an official Board meeting.

ARTICLE XII  –  SMOKING POLICY

The smoking policy will be established by the Board as to whether or not a designated area will be chosen.

ARTICLE XIII  –  AMENDMENTS

Amendment of these Bylaws may be made at either an annual membership meeting or special membership meeting called for that purpose, by two-thirds majority of a quorum of the active membership in good standing, provided that the notice for said meeting sets forth the proposed Bylaw change.

THESE BYLAWS WERE MOST RECENTLY MODIFIED AT THE WINTER 2016 MEMBERSHIP MEETING, HELD ON 3-1-2016

Water Polo 2014 Recap

Thanks to all the parents and kids this year for making 2014 our best water polo season ever.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

10&U

We were shorthanded but still managed to win two games (Innis Arden and Sand Point), tie View Ridge with one loss to Blue Ridge. We tied for 2nd – we lost out on goals allowed differential otherwise we would have been in the final championship game.  All we needed was a few more players.  Aarrghh!!    Overall we finished third in the League.  Great job by all the 10&Us!

12&U

We won a great close/come from behind first game with Wedgwood 9-8 then lost to a very good View Ridge team.  Overall we placed 4th in the league.  When everyone was there we finally had a pretty darn good team.

14&U

We lost our first game to Wedgwood and then lost another to Blue Ridge to finish 7th overall in the League.  Not bad for a very young (all 11-13 yr olds) team.  Although very inexperienced, this group might have had the most fun this year.  Their first win ever came against Marine Hills at Lakeridge on Aug 19th and they crushed them.  Congrats!

SEASON RECAP

We had over 30 kids participate and had a lot of fun.  We had more age group teams this year than ever and it was the first time we entered more than one team in the championships. All this was a good sign of growth.  For the most part, the kids had a great time and most will come back next year.  Jillian Chong was a great addition to our coaching staff bringing another level to our program.  All in all our season was great!!  We just needed more players to fill out our existing teams, field a 15+ team and some girls’ teams as well.

NEXT YEAR

Well virtually the same schedule is planned except we will have one more week in our season.  The championships will be the final week just prior to Labor Day so please plan accordingly.  We have around 8 kids, 13-16 yrs old, that say they are going to play next year so we should be fielding a 15+ team.  We also have about eight 12&U girls so we are looking to field a 12&U girls team and will work to field 14 & 15+ girls teams as well  Although most girls don’t mind playing with the boys I definitely want to give them an option.  What we still need is to double our numbers to make this happen so please help recruit during the school year.  I will definitely be back and I told Jillian she has to come back (although her schedule is unknown at this time).  Remember we are looking for all kids 8-18 (younger kids are welcome but it is usually pretty tough on them to stay afloat in our pool).  We will start up with some preseason practices and signup in July and then start regular season practices and games from about Aug 2nd to Sept 3rd.  I will send out a preliminary Info sheet in the next week or so if anyone wants to distribute it out to anyone, friends or the kids’ sports teams.   With that said I encourage all the kids if they like water polo to join a swim team and get stronger in the water.  Keep working the legs (eggbeater) as well!!  I will also send out some info on some year round water polo clubs and high school teams in the Seattle area if any of you are interested.

With that, my final thanks to everyone for all the support and help this year – the kids had a great time participating this year.  And next year should be better than ever!

Thanks, Doc

Scuba at Lakeridge

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Have you always wanted to try scuba but didn’t know where to go?
Lakeridge offers scuba instruction (and the opportunity to dive a ‘wreck’) for ages 8 – adult.
Ask in the office and we’ll put you in touch with Rhoda, our PADI certified instructor.