From the President

The summer is flying by!

Congratulations to the Cape Saint Claire Dolphins for a great summer swim season. Coach Kristen led the team to a winning season!

Margarita night at the pool was a huse hit and the "Taco Bar" food truck was delicious.

Our annual membership meeting is going to be held on Sunday August 13th at 4:00. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Annual Membership Meeting

Attention bond holders! Please plan to attend the upcoming Cape St. Claire Swim Club Annual Meeting. We need 25 Members for a quorum. If you cannot attend the meeting, please print and Sign a Proxy on website and give it to another member to vote for new board members on your behalf.

Date: Sunday, August 13
Time: 4 pm
Location: Pool Pavilion

RAIN DATE: Monday, August 14 at 4:00 pm Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

2017 Pool Board Candidate Bios

Michaela Allen
I have been the Treasurer of the pool for the last two years and a member of the pool with my two boys, Matthew and Ben, and my husband for several years. We have lived in the Cape since 2002. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I am a licensed CPA in Maryland. Before deciding to stay home with the boys in 2009, I worked in finance, audit and accounting for Price Waterhouse Coopers, American Express Company and Constellation Energy. Currently, I am also the treasurer of the Cub Scout Pack 2214. I enjoy our summers at the pool and look forward to continuing to contribute to the pool.

Corey D’Agostino
I am originally from New York and found myself living in Annapolis after graduating from College Park in 2001. My wife and I moved to The Cape two years ago when we found out that we were having a baby. We fell in love with the community and like everything that it has to offer. We bought a pool bond a few months after moving into our house and are enjoying our fourth summer at the pool.

I was a swimmer growing up and swam on a collegiate level at The University of Maryland. I grew up around a pool and began lifeguarding at the age of 15 in New York. Since then, I have managed pools and coached swim teams at the age group level.

Currently, I work in Washington DC for a company called costar group where I manage a team of 15 sales reps.

Cody Edwards
After several years of active participation in the CSCSC community, I am excited to shift my interest to continue serving the community with a position with the Board of Governors. My time served as a swim coach, lessons instructor, and representative from Cape's aquatics management companies have allowed me many perspectives and opportunities to contribute to making the swim club a safer and better place for all of its members. I look forward to bringing some fresh insight to the table, and some valuable industry knowledge to enhance our membership experience.

Cheryl Gorman
My name is Cheryl Gorman. I have been a member of CSCSC for eight years and a member of CSCSC board for four years. I would like to seek election for a third term. I have served as Aquatics Chair during my time on the board. My responsibilities while serving on the Board have included: co-manager Swim Team. In addition, I was manager of Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics and the Masters Swim program. I have volunteered at movie night, kid's night, chili cook-off and other social functions at the CSCSC. I look forward to continuing to serve on the CSCSC board.

Christine Jozwick
I have lived in the Cape with my husband, Bryan, for 15 years. We have two children, Anthony (14) and Kara (11). For the past 22 years, I have worked in Washington, DC as a law firm administrator.

Over the past several years I have been actively involved in both the elementary school and middle school. I served on the PTO board as VP of Social Activities for Cape St. Claire Elementary and I co-chaired Marlin Night for Magothy River Middle School two years ago. In addition, I have been the Cookie Mom for my daughter's Girl Scout troop for many years and serve as the cookie booth coordinator for all troops on the Broadneck peninsula. I am also involved in my children's various sports. Among other things, I have been football team mom and currently serve as co-chair of the booster club for my daughter's All-Star cheer organization.

We leased a pool membership for the past few years and this year we purchased a bond. Our family enjoys spending time at the pool as often as we can in the summer. We love being part of the Cape St. Claire Community and look forward to doing what we can to make it an even better place to call home.

Dave Sabat
After growing up in New Jersey, I moved to Maryland to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in emergency health services management. In college, I met my future wife Meghan and we first settled in the Baltimore area after graduating. I served in the Maryland Army National Guard for several years and after September 11th, spent two years around the country performing homeland security. For the past 14 years, I have worked for Howard County Fire and Rescue. I am currently a captain paramedic assigned to fire station 7 in downtown Columbia.

We wanted to move to the Annapolis area six years ago. We carefully explained to our realtor what we were looking for in a home and community to raise our young family. That's when we discovered the Cape and we quickly determined we had made the right move. Shift work has its perks and we take full advantage of Meg's summers off as a teacher. We have met so many great neighbors, families and friends that have continued to reaffirm our decision to live here. Our eight year old son Brody and six year old daughter Keely are going into third and first grades, respectively, this fall. We first leased a pool membership three years ago and were able to find a bond the following year. This is our first year on the swim team and all of us have been enjoying it. The Cape pool seems to be a hidden gem within the community. For us and the kids, it's a place to kick back, meet friends and cool off during the hot summer. We feel very fortunate to be a part of the pool community and I'd like be a more active member by serving on the board.

Cindy Sawyer
My name is Cindy Sawyer. I have been on the board for two years. Most recently I have been the Grounds and Beautification Chair. I have enjoyed serving the pool community and sprucing up the gardens. My family and I have been members of the pool for 4 years. Our daughter, Rebecca is on the swim team and loves coming to the pool. We love spending our summers at the pool and enjoying this wonderful “hidden gem” in the community. I look forward to continuing to serve on the board.

Swim Team

The swim team completed its regular season July 30. The Dolphins had a successful summer swim season. The swimmers had fun and there were a lot of improvements. We celebrated July 30th at the swim team banquet to close out our season.
  • Team had 116 participants.
  • Our record was 3 wins and 1 loss in our division.
  • We had swimmers participate in all 3 championship meets.
  • Thank you to Katherine Woods for another wonderful season. We appreciate all your hard work co-managing the team, great job!
  • Thank you to Head Coach Kristen Watson, Assistant Coach Emma Edwards and Assistant Coach Emma McGrady for all their expertise, kindness and patience.
  • Thank you to Coach Helpers Gabe Clark, Shane Lord and Nate Howard. The swimmers enjoy working with the coach helpers. The tradition is a wonderful way to build team unity.

Swim Lessons

The Cape St. Claire Swim Club has offered summer swim lessons to the community for over 20 years at a reasonable price in a convenient location. With no more than six students to an instructor, every child gets the attention they need. The lessons are grouped by ability at an evaluation. The lessons are taught by experienced instructors and coaches with assistance from members of our swim team. All of our instructors have years of swimming experience!
  • Four sessions of swim lessons, serving 48 children, many swimmers took multiple sessions.
  • Many positive comments about the quality of the swim lesson program.
  • Thank you to all our instructors and assistants.

Water Aerobics

We were able to find a water aerobics instructor this season! Thank you to Tara DeLeon for coming back to CSCSC and teaching Water Aerobics. The classes were well attended, with 20 or more participants in each session. We received many positive remarks about the program.

Masters Swimming

Masters Swimming In its third season the Masters swim program had 10 dedicated participants. Coached by Max Madden, swimmers averaged 3000 yards per practice. Participants worked on a variety of several things such as increasing yardage and stroke technique. Practices were varied and swimmers could request specific work. We hope to build upon and continue the program next year with the same format of coached practices customized to participants and an open lap lane. Reviews from those who participated have been enthusiastically positive.

The Waterlog Published by the Cape St. Claire Swim Club Editor - Bob Baca

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