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Lot’s of things going on in our favorite middle-summer month. Hopefully you can squeeze some pool time in between soccer tournaments, 4th of July Parades and overseas vacations! (clearly a cut and paste from last year’s email).
Ice Cream!The High Point Creamery ice cream truck will be parked at the pool starting at 2pm on Monday July 13th. This is legit ice cream and the milkshakes will definitely bring all the boys and girls to the yard. So don’t miss out.
Food and Rum and A Few Friends – TWICE!We are going to hold our annual Rum Party with a few health-focused modiications. To make sure everyone enjoys – we will hold it twice! The events will be on Thursday July 16th and Saturday August 29th from 5:30p-8:30pm. Food will be on-site via a Mike’s 2 Kitchen!How do you get in? Normal reservation system on a first come first serve. You are welcome to fill your table to 6, but everyone needs to be a member. Please keep it to 6 people only!(PS – Rum, despite false twitter suggestions, does not kill any viruses, but it may end your marriage)
Adult TennisA quick reminder that the adult tennis league is on Wednesday nights at 6. Swing by for more info. (A quick reminder that adult tennis is tennis for adults, not nude tennis. If I get one more question about this….)
More food trucks, Covid Testing using tequila and a sharp stick, plus face masks made from unused graduation gowns …..all coming up in July. Keep an eye on the calendar for details!
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Just like the weather or my hair color, things keep on changing for the better at AK! Here are a few of the improvements we are making to ensure both a safe and fun-filled summer!
Reservations and Hours
Jeffco has updated the rules regarding maximum number of swimmers. So we are now allowing more reservations to be made! Same rules apply, just more families are allowed!
Additionally, we asked for your inputs regarding the pool hours. You’re thoughts were very helpful and we appreciate the conversations. Listed below are the updated time blocks!
11:00am – 1:30 pm
2:00pm – 5:00 pm
5:30 pm – 8:30pm
FWIW we ignored the requests for the pool to be open 24 hours due to the needs of the lizard people that live in the pump room.
To maximize the entertainment and exhaustion value of the pool the following changes have been made:
- Diving board is now open – Each diver must demonstrate ability to look foolish when diving before being allowed full use of board.
- Bottle filler is now operational – Need to cut that morning Vodka and OJ? Water filler is back. Still just water. Vodka dispenser is on back order.
- Pool toys and stuff are AOK – You can now use your floaty, floater, floati or float if you’d like.
- Masters swim will begin on Monday. See the website for details.
- Swim Team will begin on Monday. See website for details.
- Swim lessons will not begin yet. See website for no additional details.
- Tennis League (Monday / Wed) will begin June 15th. You know who to talk to about details.
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Applewood Knolls continues to be a beacon of sanity and heavy drinking as we slowly get back to our regular summer activities. Here are a few updates to help you feel more normal in a world that seems less like an episode of Saved by The Bell and more like an episode of Black Mirror.
To keep everyone safe and wet this season, we have implemented the new reservation system on the website (insert screams of joy here). You can reach it by clicking here or by clicking the little swimmer icon at the top of the webpage. We have answered a few FAQs to help out with this new process.
Q: Do I have to use the reservation system to use the pool?
A: Yes. This is our means to comply with guidelines set by the state of Colorado, the CDC and my mom.
Q: How often can I make a reservation?
A: You can make a single reservation per rolling seven days. So if you make a reservation for tomorrow, you can make another one after that reservation has passed. And for now, you must make a reservation 24 hours in advance (we are working to change that).
Q: Can I share a reservation with another family or a pack of wild dogs?
A: No and No. The whole point of this effort is to maintain our social-distancing distancing (yes, I typed that twice). So sharing with another family that you don’t already live with defeats that purpose. Yes, I know this isn’t a perfect approach, but we are doing the best we can under a strange and new situation.
Q: Do I need to log in to make a reservation?
A: Yes, you must log into the website to make a reservation. If you have not already done so, please do so. Its fun, free and eliminates toe fungus. Update your email address while yer in there!
We are now accepting registration for tennis lessons on-line. Click on the “Tennis” menu at the top of the page. Or click here!
Click on the day of the week in which you are interested to go to the registration page.
Nope, not yet. Not sure how we are going to do this yet. Give us a week or so.
This has been a hectic week. We are reinventing the pool and the summer all at once. Not to mention we are dealing with a stay at home order, social unrest and our kids being home ALL OF THE TIME! So yea, it’s crazy. Good thing we don’t have to worry about the Murder Hornets any more….
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Let’s just get this out of the way. I personally think it’s a little over the top at this point. I think there are those who have clearly blown this out of proportion. Seriously, Murder Hornets? WTF! Maybe Manslaughter Hornets, or Accidental Death Hornets. But MURDER. That’s a little strong. I doubt 12 peer hornets could unanimously agree on that name.
Anyhow, the pool. Yes, about that.
So like many of us, we have few answers. The health and safety of our members is at the top of our list of important things (along with Ring Pops). As such we are looking to experts and local officials to guide our decision to open the pool this year. Given the effort required to open the pool and the constantly changing dynamics of the situation we are taking all of the early-season steps to open the pool on June 1.
What does that mean? It means the building is being dipped in Clorox, the pool is being filled and we’ve burned the lost and found. Experience so far has shown we could be allowed to open with little notice but with unique restrictions and we want to be ready.
In general, we will be following state, county and city guidelines. We will also be looking to public and private athletic facilities and pools to determine our best course of action. Beyond that, we are meeting daily and expect to have a plan in the next two weeks.
This sucks. We know it. You know it. But every email we have gotten over the past few months has been chill, cool and understanding. Thank you all for that. Suddenly being a volunteer who donates hundreds of hours to a local swimmin’ hole is a lot harder than expected. Patience and gratitude is the only thing that’s going to make this work out. Please order some of that from Amazon instead of toilet paper.
We will post updates here as soon as they are available. Duh.
PS. I just googled Murder Hornet for a pic for this post. Damn. I take it all back. Running for the hills could be warranted.
- Lifeguards oninRead moreIt’s a little nutty right now. I get it. But just be the monkey. Deep breaths. This too shall pass. And when you don’t think you can handle another scoop of insanity on top of your bonkers nut sunday, just come back to this page and be the monkey.
Summer 2020 Membership drive continues at a brisk pace. There are only a few slots left as we are pulling folks from the wait list. Some have been waiting as long as 4 years. Bless their patient swimming souls! If you are a returning member and have not registered you’d better get to it before it’s too late (which it technically already is, but I’m being the monkey).
2020 Lifeguard ApplicationsWe are now accepting lifeguard applications for the summer. You can find the application at this link and it’s also in the website main menu under something like Hours and Info or Get My Kid a Job Before I Murder Them.