May 2019

Celebrating 50 years!


Board Notes

Dear Windyrush Members,

We are extremely excited about the new clubhouse renovation and overall improvements that are being made to the infrastructure of the club. Unfortunately, we do not anticipate opening until the weekend of May 24th; a short one-week delay. I’m sure everyone is more than aware of how much rain and cooler temperatures we’ve had over the past five months. This moisture, lower temps and even humidity have not allowed us to proceed with working on things such as poured concrete, sheetrock mudding and laying new floor and wall tile. The delays caused a ripple effect with step by step construction progress along with having to wait for individual inspections per each project such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.

In addition, all aspects of construction during this process uncovered numerous hidden problems that we were not anticipating. An example of this was having to remove and replace one hundred percent of the original pipes and electrical wiring that were not up to current day code.  After fifty years, the building itself had seemingly countless issues that had to be added to the list of items that could not simply be repaired but had to be completely replaced pushing back the expected completion date.

In the meantime, we anticipate the possibility of one to two weeks of swim practice being moved to an alternate site until we can officially open. Mecklenburg County will not allow us to use the club with active construction. We will let you know as soon as possible where this temporary practice site will be. We will be meeting with the building inspector and all contractors next week. As soon as we know more an updated email will be sent to the membership.


Most importantly, we can’t thank you enough for your patience and understanding as this has not been an easy task by far but will be more than worth it when you get to see the finished project that will take us well into the next fifty years of good times at the Rush.


Mark Wilson

Windyrush Pool & Grounds






Office Notes

Have you moved? Do you need to update your membership information, phone number or email address? If anything has changed please email Phyllis Smith at to update your information.
Soon you will receive an email from our check in system, ESoft, asking you to login and upload individual family member pictures. Adding your picture will protect your membership and it will help our staff get to know our members.
Reminder: Off-road dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are not allowed on the Windyrush grounds. Due to insurance liability and maintaining our grounds, off-road vehicles are not allowed in the overflow parking area. If you have any questions about the policy, please feel free to reach out to any Board member.


The Windyrush dumpster is for staff use only. The property is monitored by security cameras. People who use the dumpster will receive a fine of $50.



Swim & Dive Registration Information


We have a new registration process this year and it’s super easy. We’ll be using our new website. Be sure to bookmark that site- we’ll work from it all season long.


Quick Registration Info:

  • Registration will run  through May 8.  
  • Pricing is as follows: Each Diver: $85. All pricing includes full-season practices, team t-shirt, team cap, meet entry fees, meet registration fees. There will be a credit card processing fee included at the end of the registration process.
  • Job signups: for a family with one athlete, two points are required; two athletes, three points; three or more athletes, four points.

When you have successfully completed the registration process, you will receive an auto-generated email from Swimtopia asking you to follow a link to activate your account.

Click on the link to register Swim & Dive team registration.


I encourage you to read through the “helpful tips” on our home page before you register. However, if you read nothing else, please read this:

  • Please be willing to try a new job this summer. There’s more to swim meets than timing!
  • Older families- take the second-half jobs so the families with littles who don’t have to stay the entire meet can get home at a reasonable time. You remember those days!
  • If you find yourself mired in a quandary that a) can’t be answered on the website or b) your Swim-Team-Veteran-Neighbor can’t solve for you, feel free to email me.

I am attaching the Master Calendar again for your reference. Note that there’s a tab for Swim and a tab for Dive- be sure you’re referencing the correct schedule. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Jennifer Briggs

WRCC Swim Team Representative
Dive Team Coaches for the 2019 Season!

Addie Layne has been diving for Windyrush for 12 years and has won numerous awards, including MVP; this is her fifth year coaching at Windyrush. Addie is a year-round level 5 all-star cheerleader who loves working with kids. She’s a rising senior at Myers Park High School where she’s a varsity cheerleader, a member of the dance company, National Honor Society and is co-captain of the MP dive team. Addie is also a Windyrush lifeguard. She enjoys online shopping, hanging with friends and everything Starbucks.


Greyson Young started diving a few years ago when he just started trying things off the board in his free time. He was a natural, quickly picking up tricks and techniques by watching others. He’s competed summer league with Windyrush for three years and was award MVP in 2017. Greyson is a rising senior at Myers Park High School where he’s also co-captain of the MP dive team. A skilled swimmer (he swam for Windyrush for 11 years; 3 of those years he was a competitive year-round swimmer.) Outside of school, Greyson enjoys fishing, longboarding, biking and playing video games.

Michael Smith has been diving since he was five and has dove for Windyrush for nine seasons, making it to all-stars each year; this is his second year coaching. Michael is a rising senior at Myers Park High School. He’s an outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, cliff diving and snow skiing. He’s a dare devil who loves performing and teaching tricks. He’s a snow skiing instructor who has coached kids in both winter and summer camps.
Patrick Reismeyer is new to our coaching staff this year, but he’s not new to dive. He’s been diving for three years at Windyrush and Myers Park High School, where he’s a rising senior. As a sophomore he was recognized by Myers Park as the team’s most improved diver. At Windyrush, our returning divers might remember Patrick’s famous hair style during last year’s all-meet. While he didn’t intend to wear pigtails in competition, our youngest divers thought he’d do much better if he wore his hair that way, so he did, and everyone loved it. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends , doing stuff outside, playing video games and soccer.

Pat Dean Head Coach

We are excited to welcome back our veteran slate of swim coaches again for the 2019 season!

This will be Coach Pat’s 9th year as the Dolphins’ Head Coach. Pat has been an administrator and instructor in CMS for the last 29 years. He is a former collegiate swimmer and has coached both year-round and summer teams. When he’s not working on our kids’ backstrokes and breaststrokes, he can be found either poolside watching Kenan swim or behind the dugout watching Courtney and Camryn play softball. The Deans have been a part of the Windyrush Family since 2005.



Assistant Dolphin Coaches

Courtney Dean is fresh off her second sensational year as a member of the Coastal Carolina softball team. She started swimming with the Dolphins at age eight and has been coaching for the last four years.

Camryn Dean has just completed her first year at UNC Wilmington where she is a standout on the Lady Seahawks softball team. Camryn began swimming for Windyrush at age seven and has coached both the Shrimpers and Dolphins.

Carter Nelson is back for his second year coaching the Dolphins and his 13th year as a member of the team! This spring, Carter will graduate from Covenant Day School where he served as captain of the swim team and made his second trip to the state championship meet in the 100 breaststroke.

Tyler Sherrill is also back for his second summer on the coaching staff! He has been a part of our team since he was four and has been swimming competitively and/or playing baseball ever since. Tyler will graduate from Providence Day School this spring.

Shrimpers & Seahorses Coaches

Diane Story has been a staple of the Windyrush team for seventeen years- hundreds of our swimmers have her to thank for teaching them how to get across that shallow end when they were Shrimpers! Diane is mother to two lovely young ladies, Cara and Sophie, and teaches middle school science.

Cass Jackson joins our coaching crew for her fourth summer! Cass was the winner of the Ryan McGee Spirit Award in 2018- an award given to the team member who most embodies good sportsmanship, team spirit, and positivity. Cass graduates high school this spring.

Martha-Grace Jackson is returning to Coach Diane’s crew for her second summer. She is completing her sophomore year in high school. When not swimming, Martha-Grace enjoys playing both the piano and violin.

Cara Story joins her mom’s coaching team this year. Cara has been a member of our team since before she was born (seriously!) and has been swimming for the team for eleven years. Cara is a freshman at Independence High School.


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



Join us on Saturday, June 1 for family movie night!

Movie will begin at 6:30pm.


Enroll now for Tennis Summer Camp!

Windyrush Country Club – Half and Full day camp

Half Day camp, {tennis only} 8:30am-11:30am $150/week

Full day camp {tennis, swim & adventure games} 8:30am-3:00pm $200/week

Camp Ages: 5-12yrs (full day camp recommended for ages 7+)

Non-Member Fees: $5/day

Click the link to enroll  Summer Tennis Camp Enrollment


Questions about our programs? Contact Katie at


LADIES QC SUMMER TEAM INFO: Windyrush will field two Ladies QC teams this summer.  Please EMAIL the corresponding captain if you are interested in playing on either of these teams.  Both teams have 3 lines of play each week, with Warm-ups 9:15am/Matches 9:30am.

And please also be sure to give a great big THANK YOU to our awesome captains!





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.*

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”.

Welcome New Members!

Scott and Lindsay Bunchman

Eric and Amy Carr

Brian and Alexandra Ford

Joshua and Erin Gracia

Ryan and Alexandra Greenwood

Andrew and Katie Hoffman

Ted and Julie Macuch

David and Kara O’Brien

Patrick and Kelly Owens

Joseph and Sarah Pay

Jeffrey and Jacqueline Rogers

Harold and Neda Russell

Scott and Heather Salam

Drew and Melissa Solomon

Matthew and Lisa Stipp

Chris and Jackie Timmons

Scott and Maria Wurtzbacher




Interested in having your business advertised on a banner or in the newsletter? Run an ad in the newsletter for $25.00 per month or have a banner displayed on the tennis fence for $50.00 per month or advertise for several months. Advance payment for 5 months will include one month free, get 6 months for the cost of 5 months. Advanced payment for 9 months will include three months free, get 12 months for the cost of 9. Banner size requirement size is 8’x3′ with a white background. Banner must be preapproved by the Board.

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*Board Meeting Minutes are attached

March Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Master 2019 Calendar Swim and Dive

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