Kickstarter Backers: Pool Update
Hello, Kickstarter Backers!
Our beautiful pool has been maintained while closed since November when our last weekends class—using our heaters—was taught for the underserved community in Sarasota.
During this time,... Read more
Heaters Are In
Ordered on February 28, we waited until June 26 for these units. No explanation was offered regardless of weekly queries. But I was comforted that a hotel in Hong Kong... Read more
Last week, the heaters arrived after 4 months of waiting! Installation is planned for this week.
I'm in NYC teaching this weekend (finishing tonight). Today, I'm headed to Kickstarter for... Read more
Security for Pool Rooms, Trees Trimmed to Reduce Leaf-drop
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Happy New Year!
The pool continues to dazzle us on a daily basis. It's simply beautiful.
When we leased the pool, I asked why there was no... Read more
"Happy Thanksgiving" Pool Update, Miracle Swimming
Dear Pool Backers,
Happy Thanksgiving! I give thanks for you today. You made something possible that was but a pipedream two years ago.
A pool was unclaimed. I... Read more
Pool Covers, At Last!
All summer, the pool has been 90-94 degrees. Even the afternoon rains were 91 degrees and the pool stayed warm. Classes haven't noticed the temp because it wasn't a factor.... Read more
Yesterday morning at 10 a.m. the County came. I had asked last Monday for a provisional PASS INSPECTION so we could take down their Closed sign in time for the... Read more
Only At the Miracle Swimming Pool
Last Friday, while Instructor Chris Canaday was here from Ohio, he and I built these "deep end walls" so that students have a place to swim to when they leave... Read more
I Have Become the Pool Guy
It's not what I had in mind, and I don't have any pictures of myself using the skim net or testing the chlorine. But I have this.
This is R2D2... Read more
Front Page Today, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Pool is Ready. Party Preparations Going Well. Accounting.
Connie Schlam, Miracle Swimming grad in Sarasota volunteered to be in charge of the opening day party. She has organized the food, DJ, signage, chairs, tables, parking, sound and podium...and... Read more
It's been so long since I updated you. I've been teaching the Beginning class all last week, flying to OR for a funeral over the weekend, and teaching the Next... Read more
143 hours full and 21 vertical inches to go (as of Sunday)
This is what the pool looked like Sunday at 2 p.m. Now it should be ~10.5 inches higher. I calculated the fill rate at .3 inches per hour.
Board member... Read more
74 hours of filling (yesterday) looks like this
Working with the total dollars needed as of April 13's Update of 111,347 (subject to final numbers on construction of offfices) and adding the cost of the electrician, whose estimate... Read more
45 Hours of Filling So Far
(Continuing from the caption....) We'll build a platform that goes between these lanes which will make the water 4.5 feet deep so you can stand up in the middle as... Read more
After 27 hours, the water level is...
What's that principle that says you keep getting promoted until you reach your level of incompetency? I reached it last week. I've been forgetting so much! Today Juan had to... Read more
The Pool Is Filling!
Forgot to budget for the cost of adding water back to the pool. Oops. $800, I think. A surprise here, a surprise there. Got two surprise donations: $500 and $300.
Pool Starts to Fill Tomorrow!
I have been so busy that 5 days of newspapers are sitting on my kitchen counter, untouched. Here's the pool as it looked when I left it today.... Read more
Clean-up party. Targets go on.
Teresa, MrSw Instructor and lifeguard, and I were also there sweeping, moving stuff, pressure-washing, etc. We all took a good bite out of what has to be done. Thank you,... Read more
The Pool Today: Lanes Finished, Grout Started
Yesterday we received an anonymous donation of $10K for this renovation.
Tomorrow IS a Pool Work Day from 10-1 because two people called in to say they were... Read more
Another Big Step Forward: New Lines on the Bottom
The next $14,767 is due tomorrow. So grateful you gave it! Thank you!
Pool Turned A Corner Today
The holes were all patched. Here's the yesterday / today comparison.
Every day I take the "standard view" shot to document the changes. Sometimes they're too small to see from... Read more
Pool Clean-up Party Will Be April 9, Not April 2...
...on account of the fact that I and several Sarasota grads and Teresa on the MSA staff are involved in the Freestyle class that's meeting April 1-7! I was a... Read more
Exceeded Our Goal By One Serious Pool Vac
The Kickstarter campaign is now officially over!
I'm not sure if the $7K by which you generously took us OVER our goal will go toward the serious pool... Read more
Life Is Good
Last night, $700 came in. This morning someone called to make a $1000 match offer. I put it out to our grads and instructors. Then some $20s, 50s, 100s, 200s... Read more
49 hours to go!
Hi, Backers and Followers!
Kickstarter tells me we have 49 hours left! Can't wait to be done! LOL. I know we'll make it! I don't know how we'll make it,... Read more
Pool Clean-up Party #1
Only 3 more days until we have confirmation that this pool will open and I don't have to put the tens of thousands of dollars for the renovation... Read more
The Pool Today
We're closing in on March 26, midnight. We're in the home stretch! $8766 to go to reach our main goal to open the pool; another 100K to build... Read more
Last Night, A $2500 Matching Offer Was Made by MrSwimming Grad Keith Wetmore
It was announced last night at 10 p.m. and now by 10 a.m., the $2500 has all been donated!
Thank you Patti, Bob and Aida, Vanda, Maria, LaSonia and Rebecca,... Read more
Adults' Pool Update
Excitement is building as we approach the home stretch of our Kickstarter campaign, which begins Sunday, March 20. $25,804 has been donated of the $41080 we need to... Read more
24k down, 17 to go,
Hi, Miracle Donors!
Thank you for putting your 1-liner heartfelt message to your friends on your FB, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites! There are hundreds of millions of... Read more
17 down, 24 to go!
Who do you know who would LOVE to send money to this project? You know at least 50 adults who are afraid in water. They come out of... Read more
What A Kickstarter Debut!
How do I thank thee? Let me count the ways.
We are over one third of the way to our #1 Kickstarter goal on Day 1. This is so good... Read more