New this year, Knollwood Pool added lounge chairs and worked on expanding the parking lot. Members maintained the current flower beds, added mulch, and refreshed the pool deck and bathrooms with seasonal cleaning and painting. The excellent staff of guards did a great job maintaing the grounds throughout the year.
Knollwood Pool hosted several events throughout the year, including an opening and closing party. The opening party is a free swim for everyone, giving folks an opportunity to experience all the fun membership brings. This year's closing party featured an inflatable water slide, pizza party and a very popular silent auction. There was also a Life Guard and Swim Team Reunion, and various "mock" swim meet events that were also a huge success.
As for the swim team, Knollwood partnered again with the Planters Row and Brookside communities in Mauldin. Home meets were held at Brookside this year as the team competed in the Gold Division.
This year there were 10 KNWP swimmers that competed in the Championships and Classics – the Swim Association Invitational League's end-of-season meets for the top swimmers in Greenville County. Championship swimmers from KNWP : Tucker Cribbin, Celine Crum, Thomas Dotson, Benjamin Goodlett, Reed Horton, Gabriel Kiser, David Melton, Jesse Murray, Mary Lynn Whitacre and Charlie Wolfe. In Classics, we had: Celine Crum, Gabriel Kiser and Jesse Murray.
Although not final, we're told that next year Knollwood may get to host home swim meets!
Looking ahead to next year, Knollwood Pool is looking to add additional gravel to the parking lot, re-strap repairable lounge chairs, purchase new chairs, and repair the low diving board, which broke toward the end of the season.
Anyone interested in more pool news or membership information should contact Carol King, President and Treasurer of the Knollwood Heights Community Pool Association. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-627-9164.
A big "thank you" to current pool members for their continued support. Be sure to invite your neighbors to join and/or support the pool in the 2014 season. Let's make it the best ever!