Time to think of summer is now at swim club


March 15, 2000|By Donna Koros Stramella | Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

VERY SOON, YOU'LL be wondering how last year's swimsuit shrank after a winter of lying dormant in the drawer.

Country Club Estates Recreation Association is accepting registration for the swim season, and it is offering a discount for early sign-ups. Facilities include a 25-meter, six-lane pool used for general swimming as well as for practice and meets by the association's swim team.

An adjacent kiddie pool with benches and an awning is enclosed by a fence. Children can play on the gym set or in the sandbox, while youths and adults enjoy volleyball or horseshoes.

The recreation association is one of the few local swim clubs that doesn't require members to buy a pool bond, which increases the membership cost significantly.

Because members do not need to live in the Country Club community, the pool draws from a wide area, including Linthicum, Ferndale, Glen Burnie and Pasadena.

Social and recreational memberships are available for $110 per family. The limited membership entitles families to participate in recreational activities such as the use of the boat ramp, basketball court and baseball field, but excludes use of facilities in the pool area.

Other facilities include a brick grill and a pavilion with picnic tables. Members with boats can use the launching facility and pier, which sits on Marley Creek, and a clubhouse building is available to rent.

The association board plans social events throughout the year, including dances, cookouts and family swim nights. Children can join the swim team, which competes against local teams Saturdays during the summer.

The board is working to upgrade the facilities, and plans include a new roof for the clubhouse, remodeling of the guard shack and snack bar and improvements to the fence and landscaping.

The swim season membership rate is $275 per family if registration is paid by April 1. After that date, the cost increases to $300. Additional discounts are available for households with a head-of-household who is age 55 or older. Members also can purchase a seasonal guest pass for $45 or a seven-day guest pass for $20.

The swim season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The pool is on Paul Marr Drive next to Marley Creek.

Information: membership coordinator Christine Davis at 410-761-0023 or association president Dan Nicolaisen at 410-761-8348.

Tuesday treasures

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard, is offering "Tuesday Treasures" at the 9 a.m. and the 7 p.m. Mass during Lent.

The program will include a devotional discussion. Guest speakers include the Rev. John Delclos on Tuesday and April 4, and Sister Patti Rogucki on March 28.

Information: parish office, 410-766-5070.

Bull and oyster roast

The Old Mill High School Football Parents Group will support youth athletics with a fund-raiser from 8 p.m. to midnight April 15. The bull and oyster roast will be held at La Fontaine Bleu on Ritchie Highway. Tickets for the event, which will feature food, sodas, beer, gaming wheels, raffles, door prizes and music, are $25.

Proceeds will help purchase sports equipment and fund skill development for the Old Mill football program. The event is open to those ages 21 and older.

Information or to purchase tickets: Lynn Pilkerton, 410-761-1442, or Michael and Phyllis Ruhl at 410-969-7147.

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