Kick off Summer 2015 with Sneak Peek

Membership: Cristin Caine
We are going to kick off Summer 2015 early with a Sneak Peek, Bring-a-Friend event on May 8th. This event will be a sample of our Friday Fun-day including an adult social complete with complimentary nibbles and drinks. Our mighty Nessie swim team will sponsor activities for ALL kids (pizza will be provided). Please grab a pal and join us for some pre-season fun! Remember that IRC offers a $50 finder’s fee for any paid NEW membership. All members who bring guests to Sneak Peek will be entered to win fun prizes.

To renew your membership, please complete then mail in the 2015 Membership Form with payment or drop it by the pool during the Sneak Peek or Open House. The mailing address is IRC, P.O. Box 34285, Bethesda, MD 20827. IRC is providing a free guest pass for all memberships paid in full by May 17, 2015.

If you have any membership questions, contact

2015 IRC Membership Application Form

Social Committee’s Full Slate of Activities

Socials: Sean Twombly, Dionne Koller Fine, Paul Lemar
The social committee is back with a full slate of activities! We’ll kick off the summer with our pool cookout, and continue with our adult socials and food trucks on Friday nights in June and July. Of course we will have the awesome annual July 4th party, and also monthly raft nights. The mid-summer crab feast will be back. We’ll also cap the swim season with our back-to-school cookout.

We’re always looking for additional volunteers to help during events, so let us know if you want to pitch in!

Mighty Nessies will “Rock the Loch”

Swim Team: A Reps – Josh and Debi Denney, B Reps – Chris and Cathy Cardno
rock_loch_2015_irc_webThe mighty Nessies will “Rock the Loch” this summer, aiming to defend their Division H title in the Montgomery County Swim League. Amy Mason will return as head coach, Bridget Dromerick as Assistant Head Coach, and Nick Tondravi and Jerry Lu as Assistant Coaches. We have a summer full of fun planned with weekly themed pep rallies, two relay carnivals, and several team-wide events including a clinic and welcome breakfast, bingo night, movie night, banquet, and some other surprises! Practices will run May 26 to July 17, and the five A meets will start June 13 and five B meets will start June 10. The full calendar and other team information is posted now and will be kept up to date at

Pre-team is available for our younger Nessies still learning to swim (usually ages 4-6). Pre-team members will be invited to participate in B meet kickboard races and are included in all team social events.

nessies.orgNessies registration and spirit wear sales will be entirely online this year. Plan to sign up and pre-order your clothing online at before May 17. Team suits will be sold by Aardvark Swim & Sport and will also be available for sizing and purchase at the IRC Open House on May 16th and 17th from 1-3pm.

Questions? Email

Swim Lessons

Coach Amy will continue to lead our lesson program for both private and group lessons. We receive many compliments about the high caliber instruction level for both the team and lessons. We offer group, private and semi-private lessons, and suggest you review the information to decide which option is best for you. All lesson instructors have several years of experience, and are eager to work with children of all ability levels. Lessons are 6:40-7:10 Tuesday/Thursday and start June 16. For more information, please consult our Swim Lessons page. To sign up, go to