Wildwood Area Recreation Association
2 New London Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24502
Corrections to the swim team schedule have been made and revised under the swim team section.  Thank you!



Lorraine Curry

Welcome to another season at Wildwood Area Recreation Association (WARA).  I am looking forward to what promises to be another outstanding year at the area's best pool facility.
This year we welcome Luke Weisenstein our new pool manager.  Luke has worked as Mary Jo's assistant for the past two years and as an assistant swim team coach.  Most of you will know him as the curly-haired lifeguard, and we thrilled to have him step into this position.  
Dues will remain the same as last year but we do have a new membership status that will benefit those of you who are single with no family living at home.  We have added a SINGLE MEMBERSHIP for $250.  This is for one person and you will NOT be issued any other passes other than for yourself.  You are required to own a share of stock.  You may still have guests but they will need to pay the $5 guest fee.  There is a limit of 20 of these single membership and is based on first come, first serve.

Family memberships are $450 with a minimum of 4 passes.  Senior memberships are for those age 60 and above and will only be issued a
maximum of 4 guests passes.  If seniors have other family members living with them, they will need to pay the family membership rate.

Be sure to sign up for our text messaging service.  You must sign up to be added but these texts will keep you informed of closings, swim meets, and fun activities you won't want to miss.  To sign up, visit:  https://www.remind.com/join/wildwoodp.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to seeing you all at the pool!



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Luke Weisenstein

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Season!

For those who may not know me, my name is Luke Weisenstein and I have been working for Wildwood for the past six years. I have played many roles, but most recently I have been a head lifeguard/assistant manager. This year, I am excited to be your new pool manager.

Along with numerous lifeguards that are returning from last summer, we will have some new faces on staff as well. In years past, there has been a board at the front gate with the lifeguards' pictures and names. This will be the case again this year, so you can become more familiar with who the staff is. 

If there is any way that we can better serve you, do not hesitate to talk with me. I am very excited and cannot wait for the pool season to begin! 

You can reach me at: wildwoodpoolmanager@gmail.com.

Everyone entering the pool must be a member and have their pass with them while they are at the pool. You are allowed to bring a guest for $5 per guest which includes access to our pool and amenities for the day. THE GUEST(S) MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PAYING MEMBER(S) WHILE PRESENT.


If you want to reserve a date for a pool party, email your preferred date, time and number of party guests to:


The pool manager will get back with you to let you know

if that date is available and get you on the calendar. 



Keith Weisenstein


Welcome to the 2018 season!  It seems we just closed the pool and here we are ready to start our new season. 
To guarantee your place at the pool it will be necessary for active members (those who were members last year) to have your dues paid on or before May 1, 2018.  After that date, membership will be opened to individuals on the waiting list. 
Dues for 2018 are as follows:
Family Membership: $450 (with a minimum of 4 passes)
Senior Membership: $350 (60+) (2 passes with 2 guest passes)
Single Membership:  $250 (no additional passes) (This is new and only 20 available)

WARA Stock:  $300 per share
Permanent Guest Pass:  $150
Stock Transfer Fee:  $50
There are two ways to pay your membership:
1)  Go to www.wildwoodpoolva.com and click on the membership tab where you will be guided to pay via PayPal.  This is the fastest and most convenient way to pay.
2)  Or you can send a check made payable to WARA to:
      Keith Weisenstein
      1119 Random Way
      Forest, VA  24551
      For questions, please email:  wildwoodmembership@gmail.com
The annual membership dues cover all eligible family members.  A "family" is defined as those individuals related by blood, marriage, or through legal guardianship and living in the same house.  As in the past, a family membership will include a minimum of four passes.  Senior stock members will receive a MAXIMUM of 4 passes.  If there are more than 4 family members living in the household, the family stock membership must be paid.

All dues MUST be paid in full prior to using any of the amenities.  Membership packets containing pool badges & pool rules will be available for pick-up at the pool during opening weekend or anytime after that.  Packets will not be mailed. 





Q.  How will the 2018 waiting list work?

A.  Returning 2018 stock members can join anytime before May 1, 2018.  After that date, families on the waiting list will be offered memberships until we reach capacity.  There are over 50 families on the waiting list and growing every day. Historically, 25 to 35 families leave each year for various reasons, so there is a chance that some people on the waiting list may not get in this year.


Q.  I own stock and haven't been a member for a few years. I can join anytime right?

A.  Unfortunately, no. Your stock membership is considered inactive and you must request to be placed on the waiting list. Note that inactive stock members are given priority over prospective new members. According to the by-laws, priority among inactive stock members is based on the period of time for which the member has been waiting to become active, so the member with the most seniority on the waiting list has first preference.  After all of the inactive stock members have been offered a membership, we will welcome new members until capacity is reached.  At that time, membership will be closed to everyone, including stockholders. 


Q.  How do I become a stock member?

A.  There are two ways: 1) you can purchase stock directly from WARA or 2) you can purchase stock from a WARA stockholder. If you buy stock from WARA, there is a one-time fee of $300, which can be split over two years.  If you purchase stock from a stockholder, it is considered a private transfer and WARA does not take part in the negotiations. Once the transfer is made, the old stock certificate should be sent to Keith and he will issue a new stock certificate in the buyer's name(s). There is a $50 transfer fee for this service.


Important note:
The purchaser in a private transaction assumes the stockholder status of the seller, i.e. if the seller was active in 2017, then the purchaser steps into his shoes in 2018 and bypasses the waiting list.  There is still a $50 stock transfer fee.





Anne Drewry

The Snack Bar is looking forward to serving everyone again this summer!  Prices will remain the same.  If you have any items you would like to see on the menu please send me an email and I will do my best to have it available.

Anne's Email Address is:  adrewry@verizon.net 


Monday - Saturday:        10:00 a.m. - 8:00 pm
Sunday:                          12:00 noon - 8:00 pm

Monday - Saturday:        10:00 a.m. - 7:00 pm
Sunday:                          12:00 noon - 7:00 pm



As an incentive to increase participation in our Spring clean-up days to get the pool ready to open, we are offering 5 free guest passes (a $25 value) to members that show up for one or both of our work days (you will receive 5 free guests passes for each day worked).

The workdays are scheduled for:
Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 am until noon
Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 am until noon

We look forward to seeing you there! 



We are seeking members who would be willing to help with activities.  If interested, please email  warapresident@gmail.com.
Activities and dates are subject to change and will be updated on our website.

Sat, March 31

Easter Egg Hunt

11 am
Mon, April 30
Swim Team Signups
(Carol's Place, Forest)
5 pm - 8 pm
Mon, May 1
Membership Fees are Due!

Sat, May 5
Pool Clean Up Day
(Earn Free Guest Passes)
8 am - Noon
Sat, May 12
Pool Clean Up Day
(Earn Free Guest Passes)

8 am - Noon
Thur, May 24
Staff Kick-Off Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
Fri, May 25
Adult Wine & Beer Social
(Adults Only)

6 pm - 8 pm
Sat, May 26
Pool Opens Full Time
10 am - 8 pm
Sun, May 27
Opening Cookout
5 pm - 7 pm
Sat, June 2
Family Fishing Day
9 am - Noon
Sat, June 23
Moonlight Swim
Pizza Truck
Open til 11 pm
Wed, July 4
4th of July Events
Sat, July 14

Adult Night
Steak & Bake / Music!
(Tickets are $10 per person)  

(Pool will close at 5:00 pm)
6 pm - 10 pm

Sat, July 28
Moonlight Swim
Pizza Truck
Tentative Movie Night

Open til 11 pm
Sat, Aug. 11
Moonlight Swim
Ice Cream Night

Open til 11 pm
Sun, Sept. 3
Labor Day End of Year Picnic
5 pm - 7 pm
Mon, Sept. 3
Pool Closes for the Year
5 pm


 - Pool (open Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend)
 - Full Size Sand Volleyball Court
 - Tennis Courts
 - Cornhole
 - Fishing on three lakes
 - Snack Bar
 - 4 Square
 - Pickleball (on tennis courts)
 - Basketball (on tennis courts)
 - Children's Playground
 - BBQ Pit
 - Gas BBQ (gas tank available for $5 rental charge)
 - Moonlight Swims
 - Events
 - Pool Rental for birthday and family parties
 - Covered area for parties, picnics
 - Gazebo



Kendra Turner will be giving tennis lessons at the pool again this year.  Give her a call if you are interested in setting up times.

Call 525-1968 or 907-0409
Email:   kturner@campbell.k12.va.us
Lessons are again $20 an hour with a limit of 3 people at a time.  (That would be $10.00 each for 2 people at a time) 
Come learn how to play or just improve your game with drills and strategies.  Kendra teaches French at Brookville High School and coach the girls tennis team.  She has played for the Brookville High School and Lynchburg College teams and has been giving tennis lessons at the pool since 2004.


Private Swimming lessons will be offered by:

Todd Reichert Email:  swimcoach037@yahoo.com
Cell:      (434) 401-1151
Todd is only available after 5:30 Tuesday through Friday and weekends.  Lessons are on a first come, first serve basis are cost is $20 per half hour. 

Please check with our pool manager for others who may offer swim lessons.


Meredith Bowles, Swim Team President


Hello Wildwood Family and Friends!


The 2018 summer swim season is just around the corner, and we'd love to have you be part of the Wildwood Stingrays Swim Team!  Not only do we swim competitively as part of the Lynchburg Aquatic League (LAL), we also have lots of FUN! Our more relaxed environment fosters friendship among the swimmers and the families. No previous swim experience is needed as our coaching staff loves to teach kids to swim!


Our swimmers range in age from 5-18 years old. The season consists of 6 dual meets, on Monday nights, ending the season with our "B" & "A" championship meets. We have consistently finished in the top 3 overall on the LAL. While we are a competitive team, we achieve success in a relaxed, fun-spirited and supportive atmosphere. We do offer a training team for younger or less experienced swimmers who are new to competitive swimming.


Our regular swim team practices daily Monday through Friday, and we hope to again offer additional stroke clinics throughout the summer (morning and evening times are available most days).


Our parent-volunteer swim team board has planned several swim team family functions such as water polo tournament, a jump park trip, late-night swim, and a beginning of the year ice cream social.


We want to say "Thank You" to our coaches from last year: Heath Grishaw, Jake Richardson, and Luke Weisenstein for a great swim season last summer. We are excited to announce they will all be returning for the 2018 summer swim season again this year!


Here is a little bit about our coaches:

Heath Grishaw - Head Coach 

Heath is in his senior year at Liberty University and will graduate this May.  Heath competitively swam for 12 years, has coached in the LAL for 6 years and is now an assistant coach for the LU men's swim team. Additionally, Heath continues to serve at the LY as the Lead Coach for the Gold Group. He is looking forward to bringing a ton of energy, fun, and encouragement to the Wildwood team.
Jake Richardson - Assistant Coach

Jake will return to our team this summer. He swam at Wildwood for 10 years, was a volunteer coach for Wildwood for 4 years, and was an assistant coach at Farmington for 2 years, and of course was an assistant coach for us last year. Jake is studying Forensic Chemistry at VCU with a concentration in Pre-PT.  We are looking forward to Jake returning with his enthusiasm (and load cheers) on deck this summer!


Luke Weisenstein - Assistant Coach

Luke began swimming competitively when he was 12, swimming for the Bedford YMCA, Wildwood and LY.  He qualified for the YMCA nationals his junior and senior years of high school and now he swims at the Division 1 Collegiate level for Old Dominion University.  He has been a coach for Wildwood Swim Team for many years, has instructed stroke clinics, and can always be seen around the pool deck. Luke brings expertise and enthusiasm to the team, and we are grateful for his return!
We will be holding swim team sign-ups April 30th, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Carol's Place (15173 Forest Rd.). If you have been a part of our team in the past, we look forward to seeing you again! If you are thinking of joining or want to see what our swim team is all about, we can't wait to meet you. Even if you don't plan to swim this summer, come and join us for dinner We anticipate practices to begin May 29th after school.
If you have questions, please contact me:
Brandi Chamberlin, WWST Secretary


We also have a wonderful opportunity for younger children who might not be ready for the swim team but would like to work on their stroke technique and become more proficient in the water.  The training team is a 6 week program, 3 days a week, where children get stroke instruction from experienced coaches.  It is a fun atmosphere and provides an excellent chance for younger children to be part of the team without competing in the swim meets.


(Pool will close at 4:00 pm for home swim meets.)

June 11 - Home vs. Winton
June 18 - Away at Rainbow Forest
June 25 - Home vs. Hill City
July 2 - Home vs. Oakwood
July 9 - Away vs. Vista Acres
July 16 - Home vs. Boonsboro
July 21 - "B" Meet Championship
July 28 - "A" Meet Championship









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Our website is www.wildwoodpoolva.com.  Click here for our by-laws, pool rules, forms, payment information, swim team information and more.