Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Sunday and Monday swims both 7-9am, NO Saturday swim😁🐙🗾

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Asheville Tourists baseball outing!

Please come join us on Saturday, May 30 at historic McCormick Field on the South Slope of downtown Asheville!  The Asheville Tourists take on the Augusta Greenjackets and game time is 6pm! Click here to reserve your tickets!

1. When you open window, add you name under “volunteer name” and add the number of tickets you want under “notes.”

2. Then, at very bottom, add your name and email in space provided and click on Sign Up!  This is very important, as this is the only way it saves your name above!

30 Buchanan Pl, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-5800

We look forward to sharing the evening with you!

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Weekend schedule for May🗾

Swimming times on both Saturday, May 9 and 23 will be from 6 – 8 am. We will not swim on any other Saturday this month.

On these three Sundays, May 3, 17, 31 we will swim from 7 – 9 am.

Please confirm with calendar link

Calendar will likely always be updated evening before next day’s workout🐙🗾😁

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Financial Considerations…

Greetings, Team

I want to take a moment to share with you a team financial update.  As many of you know, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity operating as a non-profit corporation.  Despite being nonprofit, we have significant expenses for which we are responsible in order to deliver you great coaching as well as clean, private, frequently available, and warm (but not too!) water for you to enjoy the sport of swimming.  Our annual budget is approximately $13,000 and we endeavor to operate on a fiscally responsible zero-loss budget each year.  In other words, we budget carefully so our income and expenses are equivalent over the calendar year.

For the past 3 years, our membership has been stable and our expenses roughly flat.  The budget was therefore fairly predictable.  On the revenue side, for the past 7 years or longer we have enjoyed roughly the same fee structure (semiannual = $250, etc).  However, a big change occurred on the expense side of our budget at the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 when we unexpectedly lost our access to the WWC and CCA pools.  This requires us to utilize the more expensive Asheville School pool exclusively. To cope with this extra expense, we have raised rates twice (semiannual=$275, now $300).  We have little choice in this matter as there are not many other pool options that meet our criteria (although we are working on a couple for the summer, more to come). Of course we love our friends at the Asheville School and appreciate their loyalty to our team, but we depended on access to the cheaper pools for a few months each year to meet our expense budget.

The result of this additional expense is the most recent fee schedule published a few weeks ago.  One of the items we eliminated is the punch-card option.  The problem with our punch card system is that it is difficult to monitor/enforce (especially the expiration of the card), difficult to budget (number sold varies year to year), and is currently not generating significant revenue for the team.  We debated this move quite thoroughly and although we want to provide a convenient option for the part-time swimmer the only practical solution is to go to a semiannual/monthly/drop-in three-tiered structure.  We apologize for the increases, which have been applied to part-time and more frequent swimmers alike, and we hope you continue to enjoy the camaraderie, witty repartee, and occasional political debates that occur each day in practice.

For the Board, Jeffrey Owen, President

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Water temp rising at AVL School pool🐙

Tuesday’s water should be north of 77F.

Repairs have reportedly been made on pool heater.  

This morning’s temp was 72F!, significantly colder than our normal 80-82F, and creator of hypothermic conditions and symptoms.

Be aware of dizzy, disoriented, spacey look (except for Nancy, that’s normal), and/or slurred speech, irritation (that’s normal for Andrew). 

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Thursday am consideration…

We’ll have Asheville Swim Club kids using pool as early as 5:30am, so, thanks for your consideration as you join in to 2, maybe 3 lanes at our usual 5:45am start time. With less pool time / space available, it’s good to have some space as often as we do. It’s FUN and good to share space with the energy of the swimming youth! Please introduce yourself to Alan Barry, coach of the club team, so he gets to know all of us that share the pool. Thanks!

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Sunday Swim 7am -9am ! 🗾🐙😁

Come enjoy a great workout, mix up your routine! You know you’ll be glad you swam!!

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