2017 President’s Letter

Cardinal Hill Swim and Racquet Club

2017 President’s Letter

As opening day approaches, there is no better time to update the membership on the accomplishments of the 2016 season and what is planned for 2017. The board of directors meets throughout the year to prepare for the upcoming season and our goal is that each new season will be better than the last.  We continually update the Cardinal Hill website at www.chsrc.com to provide more timely information to the membership. The club’s email address is chsrcvienna@chsrc.com and input from any member is always appreciated and welcome.

We have added 25 new memberships so Cardinal Hill now totals 625 members. Our wait list has over 400 potential members and this reflects the demand from the local community to join such a quality swim and racquet club. During the offseason, we’ve had all the coping surrounding the three pools replaced and had all the pools white coated. The coping work included new blue tile. The pool is looking great and I’d like to thank everyone who participated in this project.

I would like to welcome our new board member Dorothy Atherton. Dorothy will be filling the open board member role for overseeing the snack bar. She has been actively engaged in hiring staff and improving our vendors. Looks like we’ll have some great additions to the snack bar menu. We will continue to manage the snack bar activities ourselves and welcome any suggestions for improvement.

Our swim and dive teams had great seasons with many swimmers and divers going to divisionals and all stars. Tennis, with more than eight adult teams, had successful seasons and the youth program continued to thrive. Mike Dowd continues as tennis director and tennis activities for the 2017 season have commenced.  Feel free to contact Mike with questions relating to tennis teams, lessons or clinics. His contact information is on the Cardinal Hill web site. Our social events were a lot of fun and included a wine and cheese social, casino night, the cardboard boat races, and the annual crab feast. If you missed out on any of the social events, I highly recommend giving them a try this season.

Tree removal and weather related damage will be addressed as needed.  We have had significant concrete pad replacement around the pool deck as well. Both diving board stands were refurbished and we also had routine maintenance done to the men’s and ladies’ locker rooms.

Crystal Aquatics continued as our pool management company and their performance improves every year.  They have hired our guard staff and we are ready to start this season.   Like last year, front desk and tennis personnel are hired and managed by Cardinal Hill.

On the security front, we are happy to report that we had no incidents of vandalism and no major trespassing violations during the season.

The Bocce Ball court remains available for membership to enjoy and information for signing out equipment will be available at the front desk.

Lastly, our primary objective is to offer a safe, fun, and family-friendly facility for our members, their families, and guests to enjoy. Let’s remember to treat all the staff working at Cardinal with the utmost respect and courtesy. They are working hard to make Cardinal Hill the best swim and tennis club in the area. We are looking forward to another safe and fun pool season.

Thanks for the opportunity to provide this update and feel free to contact the board of directors at any time at chsrcvienna@chsrc.com. Enjoy your summer and have fun.


Chris Lee, President