August 2019


Celebrating 50 years!


1st Place Finish in Division One All-Star Meet!

This season, 197 Dolphins, 53 Shrimpers, and 22 Seahorses spent many fun hours in the pool working on strokes, starts, and turns and WOW!! All that hard work really paid off! For the second year in a row, we finished the regular season in second place in Division One. Earlier this month, we capped off a fantastic season with an incredible first place finish in the Division One All-Star meet! That plants us firmly among and above the best summer teams in the city!

These kids and young men and women had so many personal wins it’s impossible to list them all. There were first swims, first flip turns, first individual medleys, fastest times, exciting team relay wins, and new team records. From the youngest to the oldest, the littlest to the biggest, the whole team did an awesome job of cheering for and encouraging each other. Swimmers: you made this season fun, exciting, and a joy to watch- great job, team!

This year’s Ryan McGee Spirit Award went to John Jackson. This award is given to a member of our team who embodies good sportsmanship; shows great, positive team spirit; and does an excellent job encouraging teammates. Congratulations John!

Our annual awards went to the following swimmers:

Seahorse Coaches’ Award: Abby Riordan, Charles Benchich
Shrimper Coaches’ Award: Jillian Prince, Peter Chen
Shrimper Most Improved: Finley O’Connor, Harrison Bertke
Shrimper MVP: Sydney MacHarg, Brady MacHarg Dolphin Coaches’ Award: Kai Abrams, Knox Tokarczyk, Grace Gatehouse, Everett Benchich, Katie Ford, Jake Reiselt
Dolphin Most Improved: Katelyn Devine, Clark Morrison, Julia Studnek, Thomas James, Leilan Wurtzbacher, Matthew Moore
Dolphin High Point Winners: Erin Greathouse, Levi Bugenske, Porter Waleski, Carter Medlin, Reese Briggs, Granger Bartee, Lanie Holden, Coby Berkeley, Katrine Luh, Kenan Dean.

Finally, these swimmers had first place finishes in their All-Star events: Coby Berkeley, Addison Countryman, Erin Greathouse, Lanie Holden, Joey Johnson, Frances Norton, Jane Penland, Olivia Vuchnich.

Be sure to check out the team record board at the pool to see who wound up with new records this season!  We’re already looking forward to an even better 2020 season- just keep swimming!

2nd place for the 2019 regular season!
3rd at the All-Star meet!

Nothing could derail our Diving Dolphins this year – not a delayed pool opening, not storms, not even glass in the pool – as our 30+ member team snatched second place for the 2019 regular season and third (by a smidge) at the all-star meet on June 29. By all accounts, the 2019 season is one for the record books.

This year’s team was anchored by many returning divers, including our four high school coaches – Addie, Greyson, Michael and Patrick — who collectively, have been part of our Windyrush program for more than 25 years. Their continued dedication and commitment to this team has helped extend our traditions (yay Fun Fridays) and spark some passion for the sport for our newest divers.

When you add to the mix several year-round divers, some exceptional gymnasts, a few fearless flippers, a host of fun-loving, coachable athletes and a bunch of patient and kind parents, we have the makings of an unstoppable team for years to come.

There were so many memorable moments this season it’s hard to highlight them all. Instead, check out a few of our action shots captured by the Angela Studnek – mom to all-star divers Abby and Emma. Angela graciously offered her photography services after – you guessed it – our team pictures were canceled twice, once for weather and once for having to relocate our meet because of glass in our pool.

  • Foxcroft vs. Windyrush Meet:
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  • All-Star Meet:

Password for both links is Dolphins

Thanks to everyone for a great dive season.

Paige Layne

Club Notes

Please remember to upload your family pictures to our check system. If you do not have your log in information please contact Phyllis Smith at, she will be glad to send you the reset information.
We will be hosting an Open House weekend Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 for perspective new members. If you have friends or neighbors interested in joining Windyrush please invite them to visit on one of these days.

Welcome New Members

Matt and Beth Day

Private Diving Lessons!

Windyrush offers private diving lessons with our coaches. If you are interested in your diver having one-on-one instruction, all of our coaches offer 30 minute private instruction time for $20, and you will be able to pay the coaches directly. You may contact a coach to schedule your lesson time with them. Their information is below:

Addie Layne: 704-905-0765
Michael Smith: 704-574-9563
Patrick Riesmeyer: 704-771-8425
Greyson Young: 980-406-6320

Lessons will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swim Lessons with Coach Diane!

Coach Diane will offer swim lessons this summer for our youngest dolphins. To schedule lessons contact Diane Story at

Private swim lessons are $35/30 minutes. 5 for $130 or 13 for $400.

Semi private swim lessons are $30/30 minutes. 5 lessons for $125 or 13 for $350.00.

Group lessons will be offered the following weeks for $50.00.
June 17 8:00am-8:45am
June 24 8:00am-8:45am
July 15 8:00am-8:45am

Pool Hours:

Monday-Friday 11am-9pm
Saturday Hours: 10am-9pm
Sunday Hours: 12pm-8pm

(Hours are subject to change due to weather and special events.)

Feature Pool Reminder:
Please remember there isn’t a lifeguard on duty at the feature pool. The feature pool is for children ages 7 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the feature pool.

Pool chairs are not allowed in the feature pool. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at ALL times in the feature pool area.**

Golf Cart Parking:
If you drive a golf cart to the club, please park in the grass areas by the bike racks. Extended Pool Season:
We will be extending our pool season until the end of September. We will be open the weekends of September 14, 21 and 28!

**No Glass: The Board of Directors has extended the glass ban to include the ENTIRE club property, including the tennis courts and pavilion. No glass of ANY form is allowed anywhere on club property at any time.  This includes, but is not limited to: Beer/Wine bottles, casserole/serving dishes, coffee mugs, food jars, etc. Please help us keep our club safe! Furthermore, if staff or any Board member witnesses glass in a member’s possession, s/he and their entire group will be asked to leave the pool or property immediately. In addition, their club membership will be reviewed by the Board to determine further consequences, up to and including revocation of their membership and possibly fines. All members, including their guests, are responsible for abiding by this rule.** Koozies must be used for adult canned drinks.

No Smoking on the property (this includes all smoking devices).

Swim Suits
Conventional swimsuits are required, no cut-offs or street clothes allowed. Overly revealing swimsuits (i.e. “thongs” or string bikinis) are prohibited as are Speedos worn outside of competitive swimming. The WRCC board reserves the right to determine if swimwear is inappropriate. Members and guests will be asked to leave or change attire if it is deemed inappropriate. Rafts
Due to safety reasons large rafts will Not be permitted on weekends this includes Friday afternoons. Small inner tubes (24” or less) and noodles are allowed at all times. Please check Lost & Found.
Any unclaimed towels, t-shirts etc. will be donated weekly every Friday.
Overflow Parking Area
The overflow parking in the lower grass area will be opened and monitored by staff and the Board. This area will be used for swim meet parking, events and holidays as weather permits.

Overflow Parking Area

The overflow Parking in the lower grass area will be opened and monitored by staff and the Board. This area will be used for swim meet parking, events and holidays as weather permits.

Pool Guest multi visits-$50 for 12 visits
As a convenience members may pay in advance for guest visits.
$50 for 12 visits (includes 2 free visits). You may pay with cash or check at the check in  desk. The software system will keep track of the pass visits. Masters Swim
Masters Swim is offered during our regular pool season
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6am-8am.
Masters Swim is adult lap swim. You may come anytime between 6am and 8am and it’s free for members! Guests are $5.00 or $100 for the season.


Monday-Saturday hours:11am-8:15pm.
**Only cold items are sold from 8pm-8:15pm**
Sunday hours: 12pm-7:15pm.
**Only cold items are sold from 7pm-7:15pm.**
(Hours are subject to change due to weather & events.) Diner cards may be purchased for $10
Diner cards are laminated cards that you may purchase for snack bar use.  Great for your children to use instead of carrying cash to the pool!

Credit card purchases must be $10 or more, cash and checks accepted.

(Hours are subject to change due to weather)

Windyrush Parties are $75.00 for 15 attendees. If you have more than 15 the fee is $5.00 per person. Parties include two reserved tables and chairs under the tent. Parties need to be requested at least 7 days in advance along with advanced payment. Parties are based on a first come first serve basis. Windyrush will allow two parties to take place at the same time except for Friday evening and Sundays when one is allowed. If you are planning something special at your party, you will need to have approval from the Windyrush Board of Directors. No outside entertainment will be allowed..
If you have questions about pool parties or would like to reserve a pool party time please contact  Ashley at>
Pool Parties Request

Upcoming Socials:

Saturday, August 3: Water Balloon toss for all ages at 1pm.

Friday, August 9: Grills & Guitars featuring Jim Terrell.

Saturday, August 10: Whip cream eating contest for all ages at 1pm.

Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18: Open House weekend for perspective new members.

Saturday, August 24: End of Summer Party featuring Nate Randal plus Taco Green Go food truck 7:30pm-10pm!

Monday, August 26: CMS classes begin.

Friday, August 30: Adjusted pool hours will begin.

Join in on the FUN enroll now for Tennis Summer Camp!

Windyrush Country Club, Directed by: Heidi Witzel
Half Day camp, {tennis only} 8:30-11:30 $150/week
Full day camp {tennis, swim, adventure games} 8:30-3:00 $200/week
We offer drop in days at every club if you cannot attend the whole week.
(You can enroll for individual days when you click the link below)
Camp Ages: 5-12yrs (full day camp recommended for ages 7+)
Non-Member Fees: $5/day
CLICK HERE for all 3 locations weekly summer camps

Questions about our programs? Contact Katie at

Tennis Pavilion Hours

Tennis pavilion hours are 8:00am-10:00pm. The property gates are unlocked at 8:00am and locked at 10:00pm daily. If you would like to rent the tennis pavilion please contact the office for pricing.

*Please remember that children need to be supervised at the tennis pavilion if they are ages 10 and under. Appropriate tennis attire must be worn on the courts. Trash needs to be thrown away and cushions and chairs need to be returned to the proper locations.*

**Children should not be on the courts unless they are playing tennis. Children should NEVER be on the pavilion roof. Please let a staff member know if children are not following the rules. 


Tennis Court Reservations

Reserve your court time at

The facility code is 6441

Tennis Guest Fees

Guests must be accompanied by a member. Guest fees are $5.00 per guest. Please leave your guest fee payments in the box on the clay court entrance marked “Guest Fees”.

Interested in using the ball machine? Contact Mindy Merchant for instructions at  Yearly fee is $20.

Weekly Tennis Events

Men’s night every Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm

Evening Co-ed Beginner Clinic/Back to Tennis Clinic 7pm-8pm

10:30am-12pm 3.0+ Team Clinic Drills & Skills Wednesdays
Co-ed Evening Drills & Skills Clinic for 3.0 and above
7pm-8:30pm Thursdays
Ladies night every Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm

For private lesson or clinic information contact John Trimp at


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*Board Meeting Minutes are attached

Pool rules 2019

July Board of Directors Meeting Minutes-August newsletter


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