Mill Creek Towne Swim Association – Home of the Marlins

7285 Mill Run Dr, Derwood MD 20855 (PO Box 5603 Derwood, MD 20855) 301-926-8849
Mill Creek Towne Swim Association – Home of the Marlins

Life Is Better At The Creek!

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Bethesda Refrigeration

Temperature Pro

What’s happening at the Creek?

Here are the upcoming activities at the pool. (Social Dates are Tentative)

  • Sat, May 26 - 11:00 am ---- Pool Opens
  • Sat, May 26 - 12:00 pm ---- Members Opening Day BBQ
  • Sat, Jun 9 - 8:00 pm ---- Derwood Derby - Pool Closes @ 7:00 pm
  • Fri, Jun 15 - 5:30 pm ---- Food Truck - Fired Up Grill
  • Mon, Jun 18 - 6:30 am ---- Adult Early Bird Swim
  • Tue, Jun 19 - 8:15 pm ---- Water Aerobics
  • Wed, Jun 20 - 6:30 am ---- Adult Early Bird Swim
  • Thu, Jun 21 - 1:00 pm ---- Afternoon Kids Show
  • Fri, Jun 22 - 6:30 am ---- Adult Early Bird Swim
  • Fri, Jun 22 - 5:30 pm ---- Food Truck - Corned Beef King

For a complete list of events this summer at the pool check out the Events Page

Be Like Mike!
Think your son or daughter might be the next Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky or Greg Louganis, but don’t want to commit to a pool membership and swim/dive team registration fee, only to find out swim or dive team isn’t their thing? Mill Creek Towne Swim Association (www.mctsa.com) is offering our new Be Like Mike Trial Membership. For $75 you can experience all the amenities of the pool and join the swim or dive team for a 2 week trial period. (Note: Divers must pay a $15 nonrefundable insurance premium)

We are pleased to offer working parent and camp friendly practice times.

MCT has multiple alums that qualified for the US Olympic Time Trials. You may be next!

How it Works:
1. Send an email to BeLikeMike@mctsa.com to reserve one of these limited number memberships. Please provide child’s name and age and whether they are interested in swim, dive or both.
2. Go to MCT Guard Office on 5/26, 5/27, 5/28 or 5/29 and register for the Be Like Mike Offer.
3. Swimmers – Come to the pool for swimmer evaluations during the assigned time for your age group on May 29th (8 and Under 5:15-6:00, 9-12 6:00-7:00, 13-18 4:00-5:15)
4. Divers – Come to either the 4:00 or 5:00 practice on May 29th.
5. Attend practices and enjoy the pool for the next 2 weeks.
6. On June 8th you will need to make a decision on whether you want to join the pool and the swim/dive team. If you decide to join, we will return your check and provide you with instructions on how to join the pool and register for the swim and/or dive team. If you decide not to join – thanks for taking the time to give us a try!

Just In – Swim & Dive Team Registration and Spirit Wear
Our swim and dive reps and their helpers have been working hard to kick off another season. Here are links to all of the information you need.
Swimand Dive Team Registration Information
Order Spirit Wear

Don’t Forget to Pay Your 2018 Dues
To pay your 2018 dues:
1. Log on to eSoft Planner – Click here to go to the Membership Database
2. Select your membership level.
3. Select to pay online (3% credit cart fee will be added) or mail you check to MCTSA PO Box 5603 Derwood, MD 20855
4. Tell a friend about what a great place MCT is.
4. Sit back and wait for MAy 26th to arrive. Don’t forget about the member openning day cookout.

Swim Lessons
We will once again be offering swim lessons this summer to both members and non-members.
Click here for complete details.

NEW! – Initiation Fee Payment Plans
To lessen the initial 1st year expense of joining the pool, we are now allowing the initiation fee ($525) to be be spread out over multiple years. When you join the pool, you can opt to pay the one time initiation fee in installments over 1-4 years. For complete details on membership types and fees, click here to go to the Membership Page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Membership Director @ membership@mctsa.com

Members Opening Day Cookout – May 26th @ 12:00 pm
Opening Day 2018

Derwood Derby – June 9th @ 8:00 pm
A simulated horse raise where the horses movements are determined by rolling of 6 dice
derby

Food Truck Fridays Are Back – Starting June 15th
2018 food truck 1

2018 Letter to Members

Mill Creek Towne Pool Families,

I hope you are excited about the upcoming 2018 pool season!

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I welcome you and your family to the 2018 Mill Creek Towne Pool season! The pool will open on Saturday, May 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. We are busy preparing an awesome year full of fun, family-friendly activities, starting with the Member BBQ at 12:00 pm that day.

Budget Vote:
The first order of business for you as members, is to come to the annual budget meeting on Monday February 19, 2018 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. @ Ledos in Derwood (Mondays is $6 calzone night) and vote on the proposed budget and amendments to the bylaws. Below are links to the budget and bylaws changes:
2018 Operating Budget
2018 Bylaw Chagnes

We need at least 15 members to come to the meeting and vote. The good budget news is that we have managed to keep the annual dues at the same rate as 2017!

Bylaw Changes:
One of the major comments that we have heard over the years is that the upfront cost (annual dues + initiation fee) to join the pool is cost prohibitive. As a result we have proposed 2 by-law changes that we hope will help bolster our membership numbers. The first proposed change will allow the one time initiation fee to be paid over a period of multiple years as established by the board. Pending the approval of this change, the board has set the period that the initiation fee can be paid over to a maximum of 4 years (equal payments + $25 administrative fee each year after the first year) . The second change reduces the dues for an associate membership for members that renew at the associate level for a second year (requires board approval).

Swim Team Practice:
Another change that we would like to announce is a modification to the swim team practice schedule. Over the past several years, the number of 8 and under swimmers has been trending lower. One of the reasons cited for this decline is the lack of working family/camp friendly practice times for the 8 and unders. Hopefully this new schedule will benefit not only the 8 and unders but also the other age groups that couldn’t make the earlier start times.

Afternoon Practice once school gets out (Mon, Tues, and Thurs):
10 and under – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
11 and up – 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
The morning schedule will not be changing and it is recommend that your swimmer(s) attend the morning practice if their and your schedules permit.

We need your help!
1. Be the Buzz – You are our best marketing tool. Follow us on Facebook (Mill Creek Towne Swim Association) – like, comment and share our posts.
2. Recruit New Members – Tell your friends and neighbors about MCT. Spread the news about our new swim team practice schedule and payment plans.
3. Social Committee – Our amazing social committee from the previous 3 years (thanks Kerri and Colleen!) have hung up their social tiaras. If you want to help out for the whole year or just assist in a single event, please let us know.
4. Assistant Membership Coordinator – Another awesome volunteer (Liz) has been the membership coordinator for the last several years and could use an assistant to help keep the membership database accurate and up to date.

Payment Plans:
In addition to the new payment plan option for new membership initiation fees, we will once again be offering the option to pay your annual dues over several months with the final payment being due by May 1st. You will receive an email in the near future with details.

We would love to hear from you:
If anyone has any comments, concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me – president@mctsa.com or the entire board – board@mctsa.com.

Jeff Rahr

Fees and Dues for 2018. 

Membership fees (for existing members) paid before May 1, 2018 will be at the regular rate.
Fees paid on or after May 1, 2018 will be assessed a $25 late.
Full Family Membership – $550
Two – person Membership – $440
Single membership – $320
Senior membership – $320
Associate Membership – $640 (1st year) $692.50 (2nd year)
Nanny/Granny – $80
Inactive Fee – $75
One time Initiation Fee ($525 if paid in 1 year, $550 if paid in 2 years, 575 if paid in 3 years, 600 if paid in 4 years)
We offer no Initiation Fee Memberships to Active Duty Military Personnel

Join MCTSA!

Interested in joining our pool?  For complete information see the Membership page or contact us by email:  membership@mctsa.com