Digital Harbor Swim Club Growing, Register Now

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 info@lifesavinginstruction.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 info@lifesavinginstruction.com, or Navah Langmeyer at dhhswim@gmail.com.

Navah Langmeyer

New Inner Harbor Attraction: Charm City Carousel

The Charm City Carousel, located in the southwest corner of the Inner Harbor’s promenade, opened Friday, August 2nd. The 36′ wide and 28′ tall carousel includes 30 horses and 2 chariots. Guests will need 1 ticket to ride and prices are: $3 for 1, $10 for 4, and $20 for 10 tickets. Parents of children 42″ and below do not need to pay to ride if they stand next to their child.
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The Charm City Carousel will be open:
Through Labor Day: Open Daily 11AM
September & October: Open Weekends and School Holidays 11AM

Follow them on facebook: facebook.com/CharmCityCarousel

We’re Undergoing a Facelift

Throughout the next week or two, we will be exploring various options for our website’s design, so it may have a different look each time you visit. If you have ideas for content you’d like to see on our website, let us know by completing this survey.

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, Aug 3

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications that will be in effect for the Casey Cares Foundation and Orioles 5K Run and Walk which will be held on Saturday, August 03, 2013. The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m.

The event will begin at the warehouse at Camden Yards. Participants will head east on Conway Street, right on Light Street, and left on Key Highway where they will turn around at Cross Street. Runners will travel west on Key Highway and turn left on Battery Avenue, right on Montgomery Street and left on Hanover Street. Participants will then turn right on Hamburg Street, cross over the bridge and turn right between the two stadiums, left on Lee Street, and right on the service drive to the tunnel entrance for Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

In preparation for the event, one lane of travel will be coned off for participants wherever possible along the race route. Commuters should be advised that temporary traffic stops may be implemented during the event for the safety of participants. Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

WANTED: Volunteers for RNA Social Committee

Get involved in our community by giving only a few hours a month! Duties include planning social events for the Neighborhood Association and arranging food donations from local restaurants for pre-monthly-meeting fare. If interested, please email rnabaltimore@gmail.com.

Neighborhood Social – Sept 15

In lieu of our August and September meetings, we will be holding a Riverside Neighborhood Association BBQ Social on September 15. Bring the family and some beverages, enjoy some burgers and hot dogs, and meet your neighbors! Volunteers with grills, grilling skills, and paying the bills are needed. More details to follow.

Pool Closing Date Extended to Sept 2!

Due to the successful summer at Riverside Pool, the closing date has been extended from August 11 to September 2. Thanks to all who participate in the programs and frequent the open swim hours – because of you we have 3 more weeks of beating the heat!