This Week
At the NSSC Pool

 

NS-SC.org Social - 
Community Open House!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

11am-3pm

"The  Big  S-P-L-A-S-H!"

Open to our neighbors these hours at no charge.  Invite your neighbors and bring your family & friends to the pool for free!

 Free hot dogs, ice cream, crafts, face painting, and games!

NSSC Pool Open House!




Were you a part of the 1963 North Springfield Swim Club Dolphins Swim, Dive and Water Ballet teams?  These pictures may bring back memories of your 

Dolphins Swim Team 1963 Season at NSSC!  Enjoy!






*** Announcements for 26 May 2016 ***

Dear fellow NSSC members,
 
Please find below this week’s announcements.
 
Opening Day is this Saturday!
 
Final Clean-up Friday! - CALLING ALL HANDS
Please come out and help with the final push this Friday! Lots have been done but there are still many more finishing touches looking for volunteers to help.
 
WELCOME!
Friday Hours:
·         Friday, May 27, 4pm - 9pm,  Dana and Mike supervising
 
Questions? Contact Dana danacibulski@cox.net or call her (703)628-2235

Membership
Cards will be available at the front desk for all those whose forms were received by May 20th either by Alicia or at the P.O. Box.
 
For those of you who have not mailed your membership forms in please see Alicia Ward at the open house on Saturday May 28 from 11 am - 3 pm. If you are a current permanent member and your payment has not been received at the P.O. Box or Alicia Ward you are late. Please include the $65 late fee in your payment. 
 
Questions? amward98@verizon.net or 703-333-5084.
 
Memorial Day Potluck
Celebrate Memorial Day with us at the pool! Lounge by the pool, get to know your neighbors, and enjoy dinner in a low-key potluck setting. Please follow the link to the Sign-Up Genius and let us know if you'll be attending and what food/drink you can provide for the dinner.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca9af2fa6fe3-memorial
 
Renovation Update
We would like to give you an update on the renovation....where things are, where they're going and what to look forward to.
 
Last year a plan for the renovation was finalized and put into motion.  Architectural plans were drawn and a bid invitation was put out to licensed contractors.  After a thorough vetting process Phoenix Home Services was awarded the contract with a targeted construction kickoff scheduled for October, 2015.
 
The permitting and zoning process was far more difficult, time-consuming and laborious than anyone could ever have expected.  Faced with multiple review and revision cycles the team worked together to push forward.  Finally, a building permit was issued on March 4, 2016...a full six months past the anticipated start date.
A decision was made to accelerate the building cycle and get the renovation through for the 2016 pool season, Construction began immediately and it quickly became apparent more revisions to the plan, in particular to the plumbing and slab, were going to be required.  A full gut of every bit of pipe ensued, including under the slab, which cost three full working weeks of the already compressed schedule.
 
Crews have been working seven days a week and overnights to get to opening but with the past month of almost non-stop rain we are simply short of time to get through final inspections before Saturday.  The progress on the project through incredibly tough circumstances has been admirable, in particular with the NSSC volunteers who have worked with Phoenix to ready the grounds around an active construction site.
 
As of today the inner walls and ceilings are up and paint ready, (that starts tomorrow).  The exterior trim work is complete, the doors are hung, tile work is complete, plumbing fixtures are being set, siding and roof are scheduled to finish this week and all in all we are almost there and will keep pushing until we are.
 
While it is disappointing to have to report we're not quite to the finish line yet, we are very, very close and we are looking forward to the new clubhouse which will serve NSSC and all of our members for decades to come.
 
 
 
Opening Day
May 28 is our annual “Community Open House”. We open our doors to all neighbors. So, please invite your family and neighbors to our pool this day. It is Free and open to NON-members. 
 
This event is co-sponsored by the NS Civic Association.
 
·         10:30am          Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony
·         11am         “The Big Splash” when the lifeguards blow the whistle, kids of all ages jump into the pool
·         11am-3pm       Community Open house
·         Live band 12-3pm
·         Hot dogs and other food—some free, some for sale
·         Face painting by our own Judi Giannini-Gill and Emma Pirozzi
·         Kids craft
·         Games in and out of the water
·         11am-8pm       Pool hours this day
 
 
Want to help on opening day? Make sure it is fun for all our members and guests?
 
Please click on the link below to sign up to help on opening day “Community Open House”, this Saturday, May 28, 10:30am – 3pm
 
 
Help needed for community open house
 
·         Grilling food, helping in the snack shack area
·         Photographer
·         Selling Vocelli Pizza cards (2 hours between 11am-3pm)
·         Helping to set up - 9-10am
·         Helping to clean up - 3-4pm
 
 
 
Swim/Dive/Tennis Parent Information Meeting
Are your kids interested in participating on the swim, dive, or tennis teams this summer?
 
If so, please attend the parent information meeting being held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm in the picnic area of the pool. Team reps and coaches will be available to provide schedule and participation details for the upcoming season as well as answer any questions you may have.
 
Food Truck Friday
The first food truck of the season will be at the pool on Friday 3 June. So come on out to enjoy India2Go (formerly Nonstop Naan)
 
NVSL Scholarship Application Form
You can download the 2016 NVSL Scholarship Application Form here (Link).

NSCA Community Service Youth Awards  
Attention Youth: There is only one week left to get your applications in for the North Springfield Civic Association Community Service Youth Awards (PDF Link). Don't leave $100, $200, or $300 on the table. Use the long weekend to get your applications in!
 
Applications must be postmarked or timestamped by May 31, 2016 (mailed to NSCA’s PO Box or emailed to NSCAServiceAwards@gmail.com).
 
Important Dates
 
·         May 28 - Opening day
·         May 31 - Parent info night for swim, dive and tennis teams
 
Best regards,

North Springfield Swim Club 






NS-SC Pool Renovation Project

   Winter 2016 -- NS-SC.org -- North Springfield Swim Club (NSSC) Project Renovation Update -- February 2016


After more than 50 years, our community swim club is going through a major renovation. Built in 1957 and one of the first original 5 community pools built in Northern Virginia, NSSC is finally having a face lift. As of January 1, demolition has taken place, dumpsters are in place, and roof trusses delivered! Mid-February, a roof will be placed over the entire bath house—previously it was “open-air” in keeping with the 1950’s style. Completely new, updated bath and changing rooms will be built and all areas will finally meet the ADA, handicapped accessible design requirements, that didn’t even exist when the original bath house was built. The construction is to be completed by opening day for the summer 2016 season.
     
 
   
 NS-SC.org pool bath house roof demo.    Lifeguard office demo.
 
   
 Saying bye-bye to the Lifeguard office.    Goodbye Lifeguard office!
  
NS-SC .org engineered roof trusses are being raised!
 

Roof truss installation and construction as of February 11.
   Engineered roof trusses are being raised.      Roof construction as of February 11!


And we'll transform and renovate the pool bath house into look like this image
in a couple of months.

The pool’s Board of Directors and the Renovation Committee, headed by Robert Sweeney (previous President), Kathy and Mike Dannholz, has been working tirelessly (and on a volunteer basis!) over the past several years, planning, getting funding in place, and preparing the grounds for this historic event. From several area businesses, 2 local North Springfield residents were selected to lead the project. Shamual Choudhury (Easton Drive) of Moore Architects is the lead architect and Steve Bowes (Atlee Place) of Phoenix Home Services, is the lead contractor.

Walk over to the site, at the intersection of Leesville Blvd. and Earlehurst Street, to check out the progress over the next several weeks. Updated photos will be added to the pool website during the spring as well:  ns-sc.org. Yes, neighbors this is really happening!

If you have any questions, contact Dana Cibulski, President, Board of Directors, NSSC <danacibulski@cox.net>




Kids' Play Area

NSSC Play Set NSSC Play Set

NS-SC playground is now up and functional!  Bring the kids out to swing on the swings, try out the slides and climb up the kids rock wall or explore the double-decker play area!

A huge thanks to everyone who helped make it a success, especially Angelo, Mike, Skip, Tony, Joel, Rick, Duane and all the people who helped with the heavy lifting.



            NSSC Time Trials 20140614




The North Springfield Swim Club By-Laws (Revised:  April 23,2015)  is accessible via this link.






Welcome to the North Springfield Swim Club (NSSC) <www.ns-sc.org>, home of the Dolphins Swim and Dive Teams! The atmosphere at our pool is fun and friendly. Residents of North Springfield come to our pool nestled in a quaint area of our neighborhood to relax and get away from the daily Northern Virginia grind. Become a member and get to know your neighbors and see familiar faces.

The amenities available to the members of North Springfield Swim Club include...
    • Lighted Swimming Pool
    • Dolphins Swim Team -- NVSL Swim Team ages 4-18
    • Dolphins Dive Team
    • Tennis Program by 
             Coach Jason Parker
    • Lighted Tennis Courts
    • Lap Swimming
    • Swim Lessons
    • Little Flippers
    • Dive Pool
    • Dolphins Snack Shack
    • Lighted Sand Volleyball
    • Table Tennis
    • Foosball Table
    • Gated and Shaded Baby Pool
    • Children's Playground
    • Children's Rock Wall
    • Children's Play Sand Box
    • Barbecue grills available for members' use while at the pool
    • Dolphins WiFi Wireless Internet
    • Pool Parties for all ages!
What else can you ask for?  JOIN TODAY!



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     NSSC Skip's Surf Shack is open for the season.