We are happily reviving some of our favorite events from last December!
Please make some time to come by the center this holiday season to share some time with friends (and maybe make some new ones). We have a singalong story time coming up with Santa on December 15th, which will be a busy day here at SPCC! Maybe you have a tiny future ballerina who might like to go to Dance and Play first (9:30) and then come upstairs to the party (10:30)?
Later that day, we have the Scouts here hosting their holiday giving tree- a perfect way to set an example of holiday service to those in need here in our community.
Finally, you've surely noticed that we have a new online look and feel. We are so excited to move The Center forward and consolidate our 3 legacy websites into one new home! Please be patient with us as we explore our new online registration process in aquatics and dance- registration is now open (and automated), but we always accept registrations at the front desk as well.
See you at the Center, SP!
SPCC Aquatics is bursting with good news!
The whole aquatic center received a mini facelift during annual maintenance. The Therapy pool was drained and professionally cleaned by Anchor Aquatics. The main pool deck, beams, cross bars, walls, doors, ceiling frames, lockers, and womens’s showers were repaired, where necessary, cleaned, prepped and painted. The deck was professionally painted by Bob Stewart and Mike Brown, the women’s showers and ceiling frames by Chesapeake Painting, and the rest was taken care of by the awesome aquatic staff! The ADA Chairs and Therapy Pool booster pump were repaired and program equipment sanitized. We are thrilled with the facility!
We are genuinely excited to announce the addition of some extremely experienced and talented aquatic professionals to our staff!
SPCC welcomes Gladney McKay who joined the SPCC staff as the SPCC Maryland Master’s Head Coach. Gladney, a long time swimmer and master’s and age group coach, arrives with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She and Carolyn Voorhees, with Coach Diane, Chris, Jill, and Mike, are looking forward to a successful year for the Master’s swim team. Whether you are a novice swimmer wanting to get in shape or an experienced swimmer wanting to sharpen your strokes with an eye towards competitions, there is a place on SPCC Maryland Masters for fitness, improved swimming, and camaraderie. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.
Veteran and beloved Age Group, Summer, and High School Swim Coach Mike McTammany, is leading the High School Swim Season prep program. After helping swimmers get ready for their high school swim season Coach Mike will be on deck with many of the other SPCC Swim Training programs.
Carolyn Voorhees, along with her coaching staff of Reid Hussey, Maile Johnson, Ryan Maloy, and Josh Hanson welcomed 44 swimmers to the start of the Intramural Swim Team season. While the first session is full, there are openings in the second session. Registration for the Spring sessions will open in November. SPCC is grateful for such a talented coaching staff. Coach Carolyn is a veteran club, summer, master’s, and collegiate swim team coach. Reid, Maile, Ryan and Josh are all decorated swimmers who have spent their summers coaching summer swim teams and have now joined the ranks of a year around coaching staff.
On the Wellspring front, Dana Opalinsky, joined the staff as an Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist. This fall Dana is teaching Aquatic Yoga on Wednesday at 11. Aqua yoga can be practiced by anyone, but is especially beneficial for those who are unable to exercise on land.
Kendall Casper, is our new dynamic swim instructor and specializes in teaching learn to swim classes. She is phenomenal with young children!
We are so grateful for the talented leadership of our new Aquatics Director Shelly Beigel here at The Center, along with her growing staff, as we strengthen the entire aquatic presence of SPCC. Come see us at the pool today!
We launched a new community event last night with Rock The Park, sponsored by the David Orso Group. What a great night we had!
The fun kicked off with Fast As Lightning, a great hard rock band whose musicians are all local teens and tweens. They sure brought the "rock" to the Park! Then, we enjoyed some Dixieland music from Priority 1, who shared their unique & polished sound with us for about 45 minutes before the rain clouds opened up on The Center. We are so grateful to local restaurants like Garry's Grill and Firehouse Subs for feeding our crowd at this inaugural event. And we relied on the service and support of dozens of others to offer face-painting, balloon animals, carnival games and more as we raised money to spruce up Holy Grounds. You know who you are, volunteers, and we so value your presence.
At SPCC, we work hard to bring the concept of "community" into the Community Center every day. This fun and festive concert gave us a great chance to spend casual time with our neighbors, programmers, customers, and friends on a warm summer night. Thanks to our local friends who joined us last night, and we hope to see you back on September 29th to enjoy the sounds of the Woods Church Praise Band.
Enjoy these waning days of summer, SP!
We are thrilled to be working on a new and improved website for our guests! You will soon be able to find all the program offerings under one consolidated website, and we hope this will greatly improve your e-experience with the Center.
We are working hard to make sure that you can also search, register and pay for classes in dance and aquatics right online, so please check back often to see those additions.