News Updates
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9/2/2011:
The hard tennis courts have been refinished and are open for your enjoyment!

PLEASE remember to wear tennis shoes while on the courts. Use of basketball shoes, flip flops, black soled shoes, etc. is unacceptable. The courts are already scuffed up which is unfortunate because the new finish was a substantial investment. Please respect the rules of the courts and the property of the entire membership and wear proper footwear on the courts.
 
8/29/2011:
The club has power now meaning both pool filters are up and running and the chemicals are balanced. Both pools are open for use.

Just a reminder, this Friday 9/2, the pool closes at 6:00 for the Adult Social. Please check the website for details!

Finally, next Monday, September 5th, is the last day of the CS&T season so be sure to come on down and get in a final swim with friends and family.
 
8/22/2011:
Members and Staff,
We will be having our CS&T Brunch on Sunday August 28th, @ 10:00 AM. Come and relax by the pool with friends and family and enjoy some delicious food and refreshments. We ask that you bring a breakfast or brunch dish to share. Coffee and juice will be provided.
 
8/9/2011:
This Wednesday, August 10th, at 7:00 pm we will host our annual CS&T Dive-In Movie and Sleepover. All ages are welcome to attend the movie. Bring floats and noodles to enjoy an outdoor movie in the pool and some popcorn! Following the movie, anyone ages 8-13 years old is invited to camp out and spend a night of fun with friends and guards at CS&T. If you're sleeping over, be sure to bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, $5, and organize to bring or share a tent with friends! Our certified and trained staff will be chaperoning the event. Sign up in the lobby if you are interested in attending! Thanks.
 
8/5/2011:
Tennis Lessons will run as scheduled through August 11th, 2011.
There will be a junior tournament Tuesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 11 from 1-4:30 pm. We will be hosting skills clinics/round robins for all ages on Monday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 17 from 11-2. For details please see the tennis coaching staff.
 

Adult Social
With LIVE Band!
“Collateral Jamage” playing 60’s through the present day with an eclectic mix of your favorites!

Friday, September 2nd
6pm to ?
CS&T Poolside

*Bring your own drinks and appetizers, no cost for the band*
*The pool will be closed so feel free to invite non-member friends*
Please sign up in the lobbyASAP so we know we have a good # of people
 

8/2/2011:
Westford will be selling lines in their Championship program for $1/line for parents/family/friends to wish their swimmers good luck! If you are interested in purchasing any lines in the program, we will be selling them at the greeter desk tomorrow morning from 9-11 am.

Parking for the Championship swim meet this Saturday is not allowed at the businesses across the street from Westford Swim and Tennis Club. Parking will be allowed in the businesses next to WS&TC. So, if you are driving on Littleton Road and WS&TC is on your left, parking is allowed in the businesses immediately before the club on the left. Parking lots will be appropriately marked. They will be towing cars out of the businesses across the street, so be sure to park in the correct area to avoid getting towed! WS&TC staff members will be stationed at the club's entrance to assist with arrivals/drop-offs. Drivers are strongly encouraged to drop off swimmers, passengers, and equipment and then proceed to the off-site parking.

WS&TC will open at 6:45 am. Warm up for the meet will begin at 7 am. The pool will close at 8:40 am in order for the Championship parade to take place. The meet will start right after the parade at 9 am.

If you cannot attend the Championship swim meet and still have not let myself or one of your coaches know, please do so tomorrow!
 
8/1/2011:
Donna Omobono will be pre-selling dinner tickets for the Awards cookout tomorrow (Tuesday 8/2) and Wednesday (8/3). The tickets are $8/person which includes: a hotdog, hamburger, or cheeseburger, pasta salad, dessert and a drink. Meal tickets for the cookout must be purchased in advance. Thanks!

Session 2 of lessons will begin on Monday, August 8th. There will be a stroke and turn clinic from 9-10 am, Level 2 from 10:00-10:30 am, Level 3 from 10:30-11:00 am, and Level 4 also from 10:30-11:00 am. Levels 5 and 6 will not be offered during this session. If your child would be in Level 5 or 6, we would recommend the stroke and turn clinic in place of these levels. Stroke and turn clinic will run the first week only, and Levels 2, 3, and 4 will run for 2 weeks. All of the lessons and clinics will be Monday through Friday. Sign ups are still posted in the lobby!

And we still need 2 bullpen workers for Saturday's (8/6) Championship swim meet at Westford. Please let me or Donna Omobono know if you are able to help out. Thanks!
 
7/29/2011:
Due to the inclement and unpredictable weather CS&T idol is going to be postponed. The new date for CS&T Idol will be Monday, August 1st at 5:00. Pizza and soda will be served for $5.00. We hope to see everyone there!
 
7/29/2011:
As we approach the end of the swim team season, we would like to remind parents whose children participate on the team of the request that each family participate in the running of at least two meets during the year. Our meets run so smoothly due to the fabulous efforts of all the families involved. We simply couldn't do it without help from all of you. If you have not fulfilled the two meet minimum, there is still time. We are in need of volunteers for this Saturday's home meet against Heritage and for the Championship meet on Saturday, August 6th in Westford. Please see Donna Omobono to sign up for either meet. Please remember that there is a $50 fee assessed for those families that opt to not assist at two meets per season. In addition, we are very thankful for all the concession donations. The money we raise through concession helps with the end of year gifts for the kids and other expenses associated with running the team. Those donations do not take the place of helping out at the meets.

Again, we thank you for all of your efforts to make CS&T a great place to spend the summer.
 
7/28/2011:
We still have volunteer slots open and concession donations would be appreciated for Saturday's meet against Heritage. The sign up for these things are hanging in the clubhouse.

For the Awards Cookout, Bianco's will be catering this even. The cost will be $8/person which includes: a hotdog, hamburger, or cheeseburger, pasta salad, dessert and a drink. Meal tickets for the cookout must be purchased in advance and they will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the week of August 1st. See Donna Omobono under the shade pavilion to purchase tickets.

In regards to Canobie, we will do our best to make the groups according to requests but some changes may have to be made.
 
7/25/2011:
We have a busy couple of weeks coming up! I just wanted to send out a reminder email about all of our upcoming events.

This Wednesday, July 27th, will be the Colonial Classics swim meet. This meet will be held at Wedgewood. Warm up is at 4:00 pm and the meet will start at 5:00 pm. This swim meet is for all of the swimmers that did not swim at All-Stars. Even if you were an alternate at All-Stars and did not swim, you can swim at Colonial Classics. Please let me know ASAP if you cannot attend this meet! We also still need volunteers for the Colonial Classics Swim Meet. Volunteers will be given a parking pass for the meet. Sign up is located in the lobby.

We also still need volunteers for the Heritage meet (at home) this Saturday, and for the Championship meet next Saturday. Sign ups are located in the lobby.

This Thursday, July 28th, will be the Chuck Wood Biathlon. It will take place instead of swim team practice and all swim team members are expected to attend. Don't forget your sneakers!! :)

This Thursday, July 28th, is also the Canobie Lake Park trip. The bus will leave the club around 3:30 pm and will return at 11:00 pm. Please bring $35 cash or check made out to Chelmsford Swim & Tennis if you are planning on attending. The money can be handed in at the greeter's desk or to Meg or Corey.

This Friday, July 29th, will be CS&T Idol. This event will start at 5:00 pm. Please sign up in the club house if you are planning on attending! We will be serving pizza and need an idea of how many people will be attending. The cost will be $3 for 2 slices of pizza and a drink.

Next Monday, August 1st, will be Diving Championships. This event will be held at Wayland.

Next Friday, August 5th, will be the Swim Team Pep Rally and team pictures. The swim team picture will be taken at 4:00 pm. Please wear your team swim suit! Please sign up in the lobby if you are planning on attending the pep rally. We will be serving pizza and need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. The cost will be $3 for 2 slices of pizza and a drink. Families are asked to bring either a salad or a dessert to share.

And finally, next Saturday, August 6th, will be Swim Championships. This event will be held at Westford. Please let me know BEFORE FRIDAY if you cannot make this meet! The end of the year Awards Cookout will take place at CS&T following the Championship swim meet. Please sign up in the lobby if you are planning on attending. We will be serving Bianco's Catering and need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. The cost will be $8 per person. Families are asked to bring either a salad or a dessert to share. The pool will be closed during this awards ceremony. I will be sending out an email later in the week letting everyone know what time we will be closing the pool as it is dependent on when the Championship swim meet ends.

The last day of swim lessons for this session is this Friday, July 29th. We will be having an ice cream social following the end of lessons on Friday. Session 2 of swim lessons will begin on August 8th. Lessons during this session will be Monday through Friday and will be 30 minutes long. This session will offer levels 2, 3, and 4 (2 full weeks), as well as stroke and turn (1st week only). Sign ups will be in the club house lobby.
 

7/23/2011:
The Canobie Lake Park trip is this Thursday, July 28th. The buses will be leaving CS&T at 3:30 pm and will be returning to the club by 11:00 pm. Please be sure to be at the club before 11:00 pm in order to pick up your kid(s). The cost of the trip is $35 - this covers the bus and the park ticket. We will accept cash or checks made out to Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club. If your child has signed up for the trip, please confirm that they are going by email by Monday, July 25th. Thanks!
 
7/20/2011:
Sewer Project Update

Over the next 2 weeks, there will be activity in the parking lot and outside the clubhouse, related to the sewer project. There are a couple of things that need to be done at this time:

a. Install manhole in the parking lot. This will be located on the far side of the parking lot, near the dumpster, and about 10' from the existing manhole. The town requires this for occasional testing of our sewer output, a legally mandated configuration for 'non-residential' structures.

b. Install new connection to the clubhouse sewer output. This line will be located in the member closet by cutting into the concrete slab floor and running a pipe from the existing clubhouse output line, out the front of the building, and then connecting again to the existing line which goes to the main sewer pipe running along the driveway and out Blaisdell. This will allow the club to by-pass the septic tank, and some related "Bermico" pipe (which is no longer in use, and which has deteriorated over time). Legally, we are not allowed to connect via a septic tank.

Because of existing agreements with the original contractor, the good news is that all of this work is being done at no cost to the club. Members are asked to be alert to activity in the parking lot. There may be, at times, orange cones in the lot indicating a sewer contractor work area. Please accommodate these work areas, and avoid parking within the area where cones are located. We have been told that a maximum of 3 to 4 spaces would be unavailable at any given time.

We thank you for your patience while we finalize the sewer project, and create a system that will last for years to come.

Best Regards,
Jack Day for the Board of Governors
 
7/20/2011:
Hot dog lunch will be held today, Wednesday July 20th, after swim team practice. The cost is $3 for a hot dog, chips, and a drink.

Also, just another reminder that today we will be hosting the All-Star swim meet at CS&T. The pool will be closed from 3:00 pm due to this meet. Please be sure that you are not parked in the club parking lot unless you have a parking pass! Volunteers that have not yet received their parking pass can pick them up tomorrow from Tom at the club.

We will be selling the remainder of the All-Star t-shirts tomorrow morning. There are youth smalls, youth larges, adult larges, and adult x-larges remaining.
 
7/19/2011:
We would like to invite any and all tennis players to Adult Mixed Doubles Play on Friday nights.  We start at 7 pm.  A few sets are played and then the evening is ended with drinks and hors d'oeuvres (provided by the players).  Play is alternated between CS&T and Russel Mill.  The schedule for the remainder of the summer is below:

July 29 at Russell Mill
August 12 at CS&T
August 26 at Russell Mill

Please feel free to come to one or all.  We look forward to seeing you on the courts!
 
7/17/2011:
The Russell Mill meet tomorrow will not include diving due to the conflict with the All-Star diving meet. However, if any diver wants to dive at this meet, he or she may dive when the Russell Mill divers are diving. Diving will not be scored at this meet.

Also, the All-Star meet is being held this Wednesday July 20th at our pool. Therefore, the pool will be closed starting at 3 pm. In addition, you may only park in the parking lot if you have an All-Star meet parking pass. Other cars will be parked at Byam School and there will be a shuttle to the club. Also, please check the All-Star meet entry in the lobby. If you would like to purchase an All-Star T-Shirt, they will be on sale as soon as they arrive. The cost is $10 and you may pay cash or check to CS&T. Watch for a table on deck!

We have leftover sausage and meatballs from our awesome family day event today. Tomorrow, Monday 7/18, we will sell sub sandwiches for $3.00 starting at 11:00 am until we run out. All proceeds go to the club, so save yourself a day of lunch packing and buy a sub on Monday!
 
7/16/2011:
Just a reminder that Family Day will take place tomorrow, Sunday July 17th at noon at the club. There will be fun activities for all ages at the tennis courts and in the pool area. Food will be provided by Bianco's Catering and will be $5 per person. If you are planning on attending, please bring either a salad or a dessert to share.

Also, we still need a bunch of volunteers for the Russell Mill meet. If you can help out, please sign up in the lobby! Thanks.

And swim team members, please be sure to pass in your donations to the raffle basket coordinators. We need time to prep them for the All-Star meet on Wednesday July 20th. If you do not have time to shop you can make a donation that will be used to complete the baskets. Thanks!
 
7/15/2011:
The pool will be closed July 16th from 8:00-2:00  due to a swim meet vs. Westford.

Family Day July 17 This is a fun-filled day of activities, food and relaxing by the pool. The day will run from 12:00-5:00 with a pasta lunch catering by Bianco's. We ask each family to sign up and bring either a dessert or salad, hope to see everyone there!
 

7/8/2011:
CS&T purchased 100 tickets for the Spinners game this Monday July 11th.  We have a large number of the tickets still available.  This is usually a sell-out event for CS&T!  If you were intending on going, but haven't purchased your tickets or thought they were sold out, feel free to bring your money (tickets are $8) to the meet tomorrow and see any board or staff member.  The tickets will be available at the club all weekend through Monday.  And by the way - the weather looks great for the game on Monday!
 
7/7/2011:
Hi Swim and Dive Team Families,

Tomorrow the coaches will hold a swim and dive team meeting after second practice at 11:00 a.m. We will review meet essentials like the bull pen, heat cards, order of events, when to talk to the coaches, etc. No worries if you can't make it, we will briefly review such details before the meet at Wayland on Saturday. New parents or parents who need to brush the rust off are welcome to attend, especially if your child has an 11:00 o'clock lesson that you don't want them to miss :)

Just a friendly reminder, Saturdays meet at Wayland is 10:00 warm-ups and 11:00 start.

Next Saturday is our dual meet rematch against Westford. It is the coaching staff's expectation that the team will have excellent representation at this meet and every meet thereafter. There are few exceptions to the rule so if you do need to put your name on the "can't attend list" for any meet please have your child(ren) talk to their coaches about it as well. Commitment to the team and to yourself are most important.
 
7/5/2011:
The swim meet this Saturday at Wayland will be 10:00 warm-up and 11:00 start. On the original schedule, I had said that it was starting at the normal 8:30/9:30 time, but Wayland starts their meets later when they host them at their club. Sorry for any confusion.

Also, we are looking for someone (or a couple of people) to be in charge of the All-Star T-shirt design contest. If you are interested in heading this, please let me know ASAP! With All-Stars around the corner, we need to decide on a design soon. Thanks!

Please see the attached information on the All-Star Raffle Baskets! (Click here!

Hot Dog Lunch will be starting this Thursday 7/7. It will start at 11:30 and the cost will be $3 for a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a drink. After this week, Hot Dog Lunch will run on Wednesdays (7/20, 7/27, and 8/3).

Also, just a reminder that the club Canobie Lake Park trip will be Thursday, July 28th. The trip is for ages 9 and up. There will be a sign up sheet in the lobby this week. Be sure to sign up so we can get an accurate head count for the bus!

And I had originally sent out that the Russell Mill (7/18) meet would be a 4:30 warm-up and a 5:30 start, however, the Russell Mill meet will be a 3:00 warm-up and a 4:00 start.

Lastly, we are still looking for a refrigerator for the member room. If anyone has an old fridge that they would be willing to donate, let us know! Thanks!)
 

6/29/2011:
Hi CS&T Swim and Dive Families,

Tomorrow (6/30) the Swim and Dive team wants everyone to join in and kick off the season together while eating breakfast poolside after morning practice at 11:00. Bagels, muffins, juice, fruit and munchkins will be served for the whopping sum of $1.00. So, look through those sofa cushions and underneath your car seats to pull some change together for the best bargain of the season and join in the fun! The coaches hope to see everyone there!

Just a reminder, Spinners tickets are being sold at the sign in desk in the clubhouse. The tickets are for Monday, July 11th and are $8 a ticket. Sales are picking up, so if you’re interested, check in with a greeter soon and buy some ticks! See you around the pool!
 
6/29/2011:
As we approach the 4th of July, I wanted to check-in and update everyone on the status of our capital improvements. While the playground and fence are completed, we have delayed both the resurfacing of the hard courts and the sealing/re-lining of the parking lot. Unfortunately, we have encountered a problem with our tie-in to town sewerage. While our bathrooms are operational now we need to do some additional work to complete our connection to the town sewer. Hopefully, within the next few weeks, this problem will be rectified and we will be able to proceed with the other projects as planned. So everyone is aware, when this additional work is done, the restrooms will be closed for a day or two to allow for this work to take place, which is why we still have two portable toilets on-site. We appreciate your patience on this and hope everyone is enjoying their summer at the club thus far.
 
6/25/2011:
The workout classes with Lori McDermott will start this Tuesday, June 28th, at 9:00 am at the club! They will run through the summer (until August 4th) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $50 for the summer and is due this Tuesday. If you must pay per class, the cost is $10 per class. There will be no class on July 12th or 14th. Please bring a workout ball and weights!

Swim team practice will run from 9-11 am from this Monday until the end of the season. 12 and under practice is from 9-10 and 12 and over practice is from 10-11. Dive practice will be from 11-1 pm.
 
6/22/2011:
We are having a swim meet this Saturday at the club. The warm-up will start at 8:30 am and the meet will start at 9:30 am. Both the swim team members and the dive team members are expected to participate. If your child is unable to attend the swim meet, please email info@chelmsfordswimandtennis.org and let us know! We need to know who will be there so that we can split up the team and determine what everyone will be swimming. Thank you and talk to you soon!
 
6/18/2011:
The swim team will be having their Kick-off Pizza Party on Wednesday June 23, at 6PM.
 
6/14/2011:
The club is looking for a new refrigerator! Please let us know if you have one available. Thanks!
 
6/6/2011:
Just a reminder that the first day of swim team practice is today, Monday June 6th. Practice for the older group (12 and over) is from 3:30-4:30 pm and practice for the younger group (12 and under) is from 4:30-5:30 pm. Practice this week will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Diving practice this week will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30-7 pm for all ages.

The team swim suit and sweatshirt sale will take place this Wednesday, June 8th starting at 3:30 pm. Be sure to come and buy your team suits if you do not have one from past years!

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! Thanks and talk to you soon :) ~Meg
 
5/10/2011:
It is that time of year again! Spring Clean Up will be held on two different days this year in an effort to maximize participation based on your busy schedules. We need to get as much done as possible for the opening of the club so pick a day and come over to help. Please participate by coming to one of the days for as much time as possible. Chelmsford Swim and Tennis is a member owned club and we are the owners. We all enjoy spending time in a nicely kept and well maintained environment during our leisure time in the summer. To produce the well kept grounds we all expect takes the work of many.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 21th & 22th
Times: 8:00am - 2:00pm

 
5/3/2011:
New Member Orientation: In order to help you get acclimated to the rhythm of CS&T we have for the last several years hosted a New Member Orientation meeting prior to the opening on Memorial Day. You will get a chance to meet the Management Staff of the club, many if not all of the Board of Governors and view a PowerPoint presentation about the programs and benefits offered to you and your family. We will even give you a few Do's and Don'ts. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions so you can feel comfortable from day one. Please join us if you are able to gather some very helpful information so you can make the most of your membership.
Monday May 16th, 7:00 - 8:00pm, at Chelmsford Police Station /Public Safety Building
 
5/3/2011:
As we approach the club opening in a few short weeks, I have some exciting news to share.

The Board of Governors recently approved the hiring of Alex Loyer as our new Director of Tennis, which makes our management team complete. Alex comes to us from Russell Mill where he was the head of their tennis program for the past three summers, a program he initially started working in several years ago when he was a student at Chelmsford High School. Alex is excited to get started and will be working closely with board members John Segal and Patty Doherty to provide the membership with a top-notch tennis program.

In addition, the board recently approved the following renovation projects:


1. Replacing the fence in the front of the club

2. Purchasing a new playground set and establishing a new fenced-in play area adjacent to the baby pool area

3. Resurfacing and painting the hard tennis courts

4. Sealing and re-lining the parking lot to provide additional parking spaces

As you can imagine, the board has had an extremely busy off-season between hiring an entirely new management team and putting together the aforementioned renovations. I would like to thank the entire board for their tireless efforts and for taking time out of their busy lives to participate in the interviewing processes and for meeting with various contractors related to our improvement projects.

I and the rest of the board look forward to sharing additional information with you on Monday, May 16th at the upcoming Spring Annual Meeting (6:30pm) and New Member Orientation (7:00pm), which will be held at the Chelmsford Police Station. In the meantime, we can root for the Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox and finish out another school year as we look forward to another great summer at CS&T and everything our club has to offer!
5/3/2011:
The tennis courts are officially open and ready for your playing enjoyment. We have some changes to note and would like to ask your cooperation on the following:

*Please lock the gate when you leave the courts until the club officially opens on Memorial Day and after Labor Day when the club closes for the season.

* From Memorial Day to Labor Day please lock the gate if you are using the courts before or after normal club operating hours.

* We ask that only club members have access to the combination in order to eliminate unauthorized access to the courts.

*Please use basic court ettiquite when finished using the clay tennis courts.

*Courts should be swept and lines should be swept after you are finished playing.
 
5/3/2011:
The Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club will hold a short informational meeting prior to the New Member Orientation for members wishing to attend on Monday May 16th from 6:30 - 7:00pm.  The meeting will be held at the Chelmsford Police Station in the room just of the main lobby.  Members of the new management team will be in attendance for introductions.
 
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