August Newsletter 2013

eNews from The Hills

Dear Members:

Since The Hills was renovated, we’ve attracted a lot of new families and attendance has increased dramatically. Combined with great weather and kids’ summer activities, the club is operating at full capacity throughout the week.

Due to these factors, the recurrent theme I need to communicate is “safety first.” One thing we’ve done to increase vigilance around the water is expand the weekend lifeguard staff. Between the hours of 11am and 7pm, we’ll post a fourth lifeguard to monitor the family pool and hot tub. When conditions are especially crowded, we may need to disable the spa jets to better supervise children.

Also during those prime weekend hours, we will reduce the lap lanes from four to three. We hope this takes some pressure off crowding in the recreational pool and hot tub. After a scary incident last month, we’ll move the lifeguard stands away from the pool edge when guards are not on duty.

Of course, we always need your help supervising your children and following posted rules and verbal reminders from the lifeguards. Starting this month, we will provide visiting guests with a pool safety checklist to orient them to our regulations. It’s important to properly register your guests at the front desk, and for you to encourage guests to review and abide the club’s rules.

A couple other reminders and courtesies: Children ages 5 and over should change and shower in their gender-appropriate locker room. Please help our staff by picking up towels, clothing and litter around the pool deck, tables and locker areas. Also note that in order to keep the club clean and properly maintained, we routinely pressure wash the pool decks once a month. (Deck cleanings will occur between 10am and 2pm, the second Monday of every month.)

Finally, save the date for a fun summer party on Sunday, August 25. We’re planning live music on the pool deck and family activities. (Please note that the club will close at 8pm on Friday, August 9 for a staff event.)

To your health,

Ernesto Chamorro
General Manager


Saturday, August 3
Final Outdoor Triathlon Training @ 8am

Friday, August 9
Club closes early @ 8pm

Sunday, August 25
“Member Mixer” on the Pool Deck
Live music, food & fun!

Programs & Announcements

New Faces in Group Classes
Our summer group programs are going strong, even with some instructors out on vacation. Please check the schedule to explore the variety of "new to you" classes.

Private and Small Group Swim Lessons
For your convenience, The Hills’ swim instructors now have online calendars! Check the Aquatics Section of our website for availability and reservations.

Summer Triathlon Training
Our outdoor triathlon trainings are a success! But this is your last chance this summer to try it out. Bring your swim, bike and run gear. For more info, please contact Coach Meredith Thomason at [email protected].

Saturday, August 3, 8—11am
$30 members, $45 non-members

Coming in September: Indoor Triathlon Training — Stay tuned for more info!

Wednesday Cardiotrampoline
Jump into shape with STOTT Pilates instructor Cynthia Handel on the Pilates reformer. Safe on the joints, energizing, fun and challenging full-body workout! Sign up online.

Wednesdays, 8—9am

Children's Ballet
A new ballet semester starts Monday, September 16 for children ages 3 and up.
For more info and to register, please contact [email protected]

Senior Mobility Class
A weekly class utilizing Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Functional Fitness tailored for senior members, but open to all. With Coach Vic. Sign-up by email to [email protected] or call 415/316-9658.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am
Through August 28
$20 per class or $200 for all six weeks

Sign up for Summer Kids Programs
We still have some openings in our popular summer camp, plus swim and tennis lessons. Details and registration on the Kids Page of our website.