Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club

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MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019!

Apply online or email Kristen McBrayer at

** NVSL Division 3 Swim Team**
(including Mini-Sharks developmental program)
Over 230 swimmers from ages 4 - 18


Junior Tennis Program

Our tennis pro Carol Molesky will be providing group lessons for kids and adults starting June 26. See Tennis for more information.

Posted: 2019-06-21


Welcome to the Season!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to Hunter Mill Swim and Racquet Club's 2019 season. Opening day is Saturday, May 25, 2019 and the pool will open at 10:00 am. Whether it's at the pool, on the tennis court, or around the Clubhouse, we look forward to seeing you at the Club this summer.

As we prepare for Opening Day, the Board continues to make enhancements to the Club. Thanks to the efforts of our facilities director, , we've made big improvements to the clubhouse and pool deck in 2018. The new furniture on the pool deck was a great addition to Hunter Mill last season. For this season, Eileen has added additional new furniture as well as additional trash and recycling cans to the deck. We're also looking to replace some of our older gas grills, and we encourage you use the gas grills and enjoy a family cookout by the pool. Our assistant treasurer, , is once again working hard to make plenty of concessions available so you won't have to carry water, soda, snacks and ice cream.

When you arrive at the Club, please provide your membership number to the lifeguard at check-in. If you bring guests, please let the guards know. Guest fees are $5 per guest if paid by cash or check, or $6 per guest if an invoice is requested. On your first day at the Club, we ask that you please bring the attached Family Information Form to help us update our family member database. This form lets you update your family members' information, child caregiver names, and emergency contact information and helps us improve our check-in process.

Safety is always a top priority at the Club. Please take a few minutes and review the Club's Rules and Regulations. The Board has given Guardian Aquatics' lifeguards the authority to enforce the rules of the Club. Please help the lifeguards maintain a safe and fun environment by complying with their directions and making them aware of any safety issues. Please remember that we have a no-glass policy at the pool. For social events, you may bring your own beverages but please remember to always bring them in non-breakable containers. When weather is questionable, please check your email for event changes and the home page Twitter feed for updates. Lastly, we recommend you lock your vehicles and don't leave valuables in sight when parking at the pool.

Another top priority at the Club is expanding our membership base. A strong membership base helps us sustain and enhance the facilities without the need to increase dues or impose an assessment on membership. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to visit and talk to our membership director, , about becoming a member of Hunter Mill Swim and Racquet Club. The Club is a great place to meet new friends, relax, and have fun during the summer months.

We couldn't operate Hunter Mill Swim and Racquet Club without the efforts of our volunteers on the Board of Directors, Committees, and Swim Team. We're always looking for members who are willing to help us improve and sustain the Club. Our most pressing volunteer needs right now are a Tennis Coordinator and new Swim Officials. Additionally, we're looking for a new Board Secretary and a new Assistant Treasurer, and someone who can help our Social Director organize and lead additional social events. The Swim Team is also looking for a Setup Coordinator for meets, and a Monday meet Concessions Manager. If you're interested in volunteering your time in any of these roles, feel free to contact me or any of the other members of the Board or Committees. All Club members will benefit from your help.

POOL OPERATIONS by

  • Guardian Aquatics will again provide lifeguards and daily management of the pool during the 2019 season. If you're 15 years of age or older and are interested in being a lifeguard, Guardian is accepting applications. Prospective lifeguards who have yet to complete lifeguard certification can still apply. Contact staffing@guardianaquatics.com for more information. Guardian Aquatics offers Red Cross lifeguarding courses and recertification classes.
  • Safety is our top priority during the season. Please review the Club's Rules and Regulations on or before your first day back. Our lifeguards have the authority and responsibility to enforce facility rules and regulations, prevent injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors, and respond quickly and effectively to all emergencies. We ask that members and guests of all ages cooperate with the lifeguards to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone at the pool.
  • We've made several upgrades and repairs to the pumps and filtration systems to improve reliability and water quality. We've also added equipment to help the lifeguard staff keep the pool clean throughout the season. If you notice something that needs attention, please notify the manager on duty. If it is not addressed, please send an email to
  • To stay current on weather closings or other pool information throughout the season, follow @HMSRC on Twitter. For those not on Twitter, you can find the latest tweets on the main page of our website (to the right).

MEMBERSHIP by

  • We still have memberships available for this summer, so it you know any families interested in joining our Club, please encourage them to fill out an application.
  • Please keep all of your contact information current: household members' names, email addresses, mailing address, and phone numbers by sending any change requests to: . We strongly encourage you to have at least two email addresses on file to ensure you receive updates and information about upcoming events.
  • If you have specific questions regarding your membership, please contact me at .

SOCIAL by

  • We have lots of fun and exciting social events planned for this summer. A current list of planned events is listed below, but we will be adding events throughout the season so make sure to frequently check the Social page.
  • We are looking for someone to help out with social events this summer. If interested please contact me at .
  • Want to throw a party? Gazebo or clubhouse rental is now a flat fee of $125 for up to 15 non-member guests - additional non-member guests are $5/guest; reservations to be paid in advance; reserve early.

SWIM TEAM by

  • If you are new to Hunter Mill, think about joining the Sharks Swim Team.  We have lots of fun planned, and the kids get to make friends while working on their swimming.  For more information go to our web site at HTMSharks
  • Please get to know our coaches. Our head coach is Christine Canty and our assistant coach is Myles Brown. Please go here to find out more about them.
  • We're in Division 3 this year, and looking forward to swimming against Donaldson Run, High Point, Mount Vernon Park, Crosspointe and Vienna Woods.
  • We always have lots of fun Monday nights swimming in the Vienna Developmental League against Lakevale, Vienna Woods, Shouse Village, Dunn Loring, and Vienna Aquatic.
  • Lots of great social events are planned, along with our swim meets and pep rallies. Check out the swim team calendar here: HTMSharks.
  • If you're not sure that you're on the distribution list send an email to and we'll make sure you're kept up to date. 

TENNIS

  • We are in desperate need for a volunteer to coordinate our Club Tennis program. Without a volunteer, we will not have a program this year and Summer camps will be on hold until we find someone. This position helps coordinate the schedule and works with the Board to find a tennis pro to teach the lessons. If you are interested, please contact president@hmsrc.org.
  • If you'd like to use the courts, please use our automated Tennis Reservation System.
  • Also, please note that we have a ball machine for practicing those strokes. There are detailed instructions in the storage cabinet on the tennis court which houses the ball machine.

LOOKING FORWARD TO A FANTASTIC 2019 SEASON!

  • Regularly visit our website at www.hmsrc.org for the latest news and events.
  • Have a suggestion, idea or a concern? Please contact a Board member or Committee Chair – their information is listed on the Contacts page.

As always, we are here to serve your interests and needs for a wonderful time swimming, playing tennis, socializing and just kicking back and lounging on the deck. If there is anything you would like us to address throughout the season, please don’t hesitate to call on us. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!

Herb Carmen, President

P.S. Don't forget to complete the Family Information Form and bring it with you the first time that you come to the Club this Season.

Posted: 2019-05-24


Winter Update From Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club

Dear Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club Members,

This week, the HMSRC Board of Directors held its first meeting of 2019. We're now making plans to ramp up for the 2019 season. It may seem early to be thinking about tennis and swimming, but we thought it would be a good idea to reach out and share some important information so you can know what to expect in the coming months.

The Board elected a new slate of Officers and Committee Chairs in November. We are currently looking for a volunteer to serve as Tennis Coordinator and lead our tennis program. We're also looking for a volunteer to serve as our Assistant Treasurer. If you are interested in either of these positions, volunteering on a committee, or serving on the Board, please reach out to any Board member. We could not operate HMSRC without the help of our dedicated volunteers.

We're happy to report that membership fees for the 2019 season are the same as 2018. In the coming days you should receive an email from the HMSRC Treasurer, Terry Morrissey. Terry will provide each member with an invoice and instructions for how to pay your membership fees for the 2019 season. If you don't receive Terry's email by February 15th, please let her know at . Membership fees are due March 15, 2019.

2019 will be the second season that we will offer a membership option for individuals and couples. These memberships offer a reduced rate for individuals/couples with no children in the household. If you are interested in one of these memberships, email as soon as possible as there are only a limited number available.

If you have new neighbors or friends looking for a fantastic club, we have single season leases and full renewable memberships available for the 2019 season. Please invite your friends and neighbors to apply. Membership information. If you have questions about membership options, please contact Kristen McBrayer at .

We're very excited to let you know that Coach Christine will return as Head Coach and Coach Myles plans to return as Assistant Coach of the Hunter Mill Sharks. Jennifer Riggle and Shannon DeLacy will be our Swim Team Reps. Alicia Kalthof and Kristen Long have volunteered to serve as our B Team Reps. We will find out our NVSL division in late February after the NVSL holds its annual Seeding and Rules Meeting.

Guardian Aquatics will manage and operate our pool once again in 2019. Each year, Guardian hires several lifeguards from the local area to support our pool. We encourage HMSRC members to apply with Guardian in the spring. Young adults ages 15 and up who interested in becoming a lifeguard for 2019 should consider signing up for a Lifeguard Certification class early, as these classes tend to fill up by late spring.

Please visit our homepage and follow HMSRC on Facebook and Twitter. We intend to post information on upcoming events on Facebook in addition to the calendar on our homepage. During the season, our lifeguards use Twitter to let members know when the pool is closed for weather or other unforeseen reasons. We will become more active on Facebook and Twitter as we get closer to Opening Day on May 25, 2019.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in volunteering with the Board or one of the committees, please let one of us know. We're all looking forward to warmer weather and a summer of fun at Hunter Mill. In the meantime, stay warm and thank you for being members of Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club.

Sincerely,
Herb Carmen
President
Hunter Mill Swim & Racquet Club

Posted: 2019-01-31


Stay Connected

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Twitter: @HMSRC