I hope this post finds you well, and that everyone is having a great transition to Fall with school (virtual or otherwise), cooler weather and even some football to enjoy. Now that the 2020 pool season has come to a close, and we wanted to take the opportunity to send a communication to reflect on what a great season that we had, provide some updates across our program areas, and lastly gather some feedback from you!
First off I would like to give a big shoutout to 2020 Ridgetop Board members and other key contributors. This is a great team of dedicated folks who put in a ton of hours this year to make the season happen, thank you for all that you do. Additionally I would like to give a shoutout to our fantastic membership. In a difficult summer like this, things did not always run perfectly and we had limitations in what we could do, our members were supportive, helpful and encouraging. All things considered, it was a great summer at the pool.
Be on the lookout for events in the upcoming weeks and months as we transition from Summer to Fall.
Before the season was started, with capacity limitations, it was in question if Ridgetop Swim Team would be able to hold a swim season at all. With the hard work of the coaches and the swim reps, a plan was created to hold a season with limited capacity, over 130 swimmers signed up, and 5 inter-squad meets were held between Green and White teams. It was a really fun and rewarding season for all, and a big thanks to all who made it happen.
With the cancellation of the JRAC dive season all together, the ability to hold a dive season was also in question. The Dive Team reps came up with the idea to hold 2 (3 week) dive clinics, and were able to sign up over 50 kids for the clinics, which is more divers than we have ever had before. It was a successful season that provide a lot of new kids the opportunity to learn to dive, a big thanks to our coaches and swim reps for organizing.
The Tennis Community at Ridgetop remains very active, and has provided a great outlet for families who are looking for outdoor activities to enjoy. There were multiple adult and junior clinics/camps, and adult leagues occurring over the summer. Additionally, there have been 8 USTA, and 3 suburban adult teams, as well as 2 JTT and 2 bantam Junior teams playing this year, with six teams playing through the fall. A big thanks to our tennis chair, team captains and to Pat our pro for keeping such great momentum in the tennis program.
Since the ever popular Autumn Cup tournament was cancelled, the first ever Ridgetop Fall Cup will occur on Friday 10/16 (5-9), this will be a fun adults-only doubles event with a portion of the proceeds going to the Richmond Tennis Association to support youth programs throughout our area. $20/person, and non-members are welcome. Please sign up at below link:
Upcoming Social Events
Please be on the lookout for the notifications around upcoming social events at Ridgetop, the social committee has worked very hard in a challenging year to create safe events that our members can enjoy.
Ridgetop will be hosting a Pig Roast/Luau on the evening of Saturday 10/24, as well as a Halloween Trunk or Treat event on Saturday 10/31. Both events will be great fun and a good way to have some safe outdoor social activity! You can find details at https://www.facebook.com/Ridgetopra and respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to hear from you and Ridgetop member feedback is the most important input to the decisions that are made regarding operational and capital improvements. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to take this brief survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDZL6R2 and provide us some feedback.
Hope to see you soon, and thanks again for making it a great summer.
Ethan Edwards, Ridgetop president