As the Digital Harbor Swim Club (DHSC) begins its third year of operation, improvements and expansion are underway. Management and ownership of the DHSC are transferring to Life Saving Instruction (LSI) and its owner, Robert Buhner, with Navah Langmeyer continuing as DHSC community liaison. LSI has been involved with the DHHS pool and the DHSC for the last year. They help maintain the pool, conduct lifeguard training, and run swim lessons there on Sundays. While the DHSC is no longer non-profit, a percentage of the income will go to the DHHS Alliance scholarship fund. The primary DHSC goal will continue to be providing affordable community lap swimming.
This change benefits the club, the community, and the school. Robert has some excellent ideas for improving the pool facility and increasing community access. LSI will create a real DHSC online presence with a domain and a website, making the club easier to find. They will take care of staffing and facility opening, so the schedule will be more robust. Membership and punch card fees are now payable by credit card, and in monthly installments. Both the lap swim and swim lesson schedules will expand, with early-morning lap sessions back in place, and lessons offered during the week. Finally, LSI and the DHSC offer increasing employment and training opportunities to DHHS students.
Registration is now open for the 2013-2014 DHSC year. The pool facility is in really great shape, thanks to Robert and his crew. The club will restart on 9 September, 2013, and membership will run through August 2014. The DHSC offers five adult lap swimming sessions/week, plus a Sunday open swim for members/punch card holders/swim students and their families and guests, with plans to increase sessions over the year. The initial swim schedule is:
Monday 6:30 – 8:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm (pool shared with Team Fight)
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 am
Thursday 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 am
Sunday Open Swim TBD
Full membership for the year costs $275 paid up front, or $35/month paid in installments. Registration and payment can be done with a credit card on-line at http://store.lifesavinginstruction.com/swimclub.aspx. Punch cards are available, but not yet on-line. To purchase a $55, 10-swim punch card, or pay for membership via check, please contact LSI at email@example.com, or call 1-877-608-4565.
Robert is working on a website for the club. In the meantime, you can get information about LSI, including swim lessons, at http://www.lifesavinginstruction.com.
Please sign up, enjoy the pool, and help us make the DHSC an enduring fixture in our community! For any questions, contact Robert Buhner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Navah Langmeyer at email@example.com.