Seven Locks Needs YOU!

Congratulations to our Swim and Dive teams on another great season. Our banquet on Sunday should be a joyous celebration – please RSVP if you have not already.

While we celebrate this year’s teams, we also need to recruit for next year’s key volunteer positions. Seven Locks is a member-owned and volunteer-led club and new volunteers are vital to our future. The lifeguards and office personnel you see every day are paid employees of Seven Locks, but much of the work that goes into making Seven Locks a great family pool is done behind the scenes by volunteers. Please consider pitching in as a board member, as a swim or dive team representative, or in a particular functional role.  Many hands make light work.

Two important roles we need to fill are the A team rep and the B team rep. The team reps manage the swim team, attend MCSL meetings and monitor the swim team coaches. Rachel Bogart has served with distinction as the A team rep for 4 years, and she has guided the swim team through a period of tremendous growth and achievement, and Karin Bertozzi has ably served as B team rep for 3 years. We are very grateful to both of them. We like to see reps serve for 2-3 years so as to not place undue burdens on any one person, however, and so now it’s time to pass the swim team’s leadership on to some of our other passionate swim families. Please consider stepping up into one of these important positions – Rachel and Karin will be there to help!

We also have several pool board positions opening up this fall, with particular need in the areas of member communications and technology. Board positions are for three years and rotate in the fall. The board typically meets once per month in the evenings. Seven Locks is doing very well, but we have challenges ahead, both financial and physical, that we will only solve with a new generation of contributors.

If you have interest in volunteering in any of these capacities, please reach out to me (at or to any other board member (Will Carrington, Denise Trujillo-Lederer, Evan Smith, Michael Dane, Rachel Bogart, Nancy Convard, Bart Servaes, John Byrne or George Marmaras). We strive for broad participation because the pool benefits from a board with a range of backgrounds, ideas and skills – I assure you that we have a job for you.

Seven Locks has been a Bethesda institution for over 50 years. I hope you will pitch in to help keep Seven Locks a great place for many years in the future.

Colette Thibodeau
President, Seven Locks Swim and Tennis Club