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Tide Swim Lessons
WITH THE COUNTRYSIDE WAVES

Our lessons are based on the Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Safety is our main concern. We teach the students how to safely have fun in the water along with basic swimming instruction, floating and water treading skills. Classes are available for children as young as infants, with parental assistance, through twelve years of age. Course levels range from introduction to water to Elementary Level 4 classes. Sessions meet twice a week for 3 weeks. Swim lesson instructors include CountrySide Waves Swim Team coaches along with some of our best, current and graduated swimmers and CountrySide residents. All CountrySide residents in good standing are welcome to participate in our swim lessons. Non- resident children are welcome when they attend as a guest of a CountrySide resident. Guests must arrive at the pool with their hosting resident and all residents must show a current CountrySide amenities pass to enter the pool area.

Online Registration for Session 1 and/or Session 2 opens Wednesday May 11th, 2022

Session 1 June 20 – July 8

Session 2 July 11 – July 29


Please go www.countrysidewaves.org and click on ‘Tide Swim Lessons’ to view class days/times and to register. If you are unsure what class level to sign your child up for please make your best guess. We will switch kids around the 1st week of classes depending on ability. If you have any questions, please email Cristina Koethe and Ashley Koethe at countrysidetides@ gmail.com.

Survey: CountrySide Proprietary Governing Documents

Greetings,

The Board of Directors is seeking your opinion on possible changes to the CountrySide Proprietary governing documents, and on short-term rentals, assessments, violation enforcement and other issues. Earlier today, residents with an email address on file with CountrySide Proprietary received a link to a survey. Residents who did not receive the survey may contact the office and ask for a link to be emailed to them, or have the survey mailed to them.

Kindly submit your responses by Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  We look forward to reading your responses!

Common Area Treatments

Advantage Landscape is currently scheduled to apply the broadleaf phase of spring weed control and fertilizer treatments to the turf areas between May 9th and May 31st, 2022. These services are weather dependent and will be subject to delay if weather conditions are not favorable.

They will be posting a large white sign at each of the 5 entrances to the community at least 48 hours before the treatment begins, and those signs will remain while the treatments are taking place.  After individual areas are treated, those areas will be identified with small yellow “Pesticide Application” treatment flags.

Residents are encouraged to watch for these flags and to stay off the turf areas for 24 hours after the flags are posted.

New Towing Company in CountrySide

CountrySide Proprietary engaged Al’s Towing and Storage as the new towing provider. We want to take this opportunity to let residents know that Road Runner is no longer patrolling CountrySide. Also, as a reminder, commercial, recreational, junked and abandoned vehicles, other machinery and/or equipment ARE NOT permitted on CountrySide property.

Due to increased complaints about these vehicles Al’s Towing and Storage has been instructed to strictly enforce CountrySide’s parking restrictions as outlined in Resolutions 233 & 234. This includes towing of commercial, recreational, junked and abandoned vehicles, other machinery and/or equipment illegally parked.

We are hopeful that our new towing company will resolve some of the common concerns and complaints from residents regarding parking.

CountrySide & VDOT Streets

You may download a list & map of streets that are maintained by CountrySide and VDOT here.

Invasive Species Alert!

The Virginia Legislature designated running bamboo as a noxious weed in 2018, and gave localities the option and authority to control it through the adoption of a local ordinance and civil penalties. An Act to amend and reenact § 15.2-901 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-901.1, relating to running bamboo; local ordinance; civil penalty, passed the General Assembly on March 22, 2022.

The Grounds Committee is bringing this to your attention as several “groves” have been identified in various neighborhoods. Please read the notice in its entirety by downloading the PDF here!

Loudoun County’s Trees and Forests

2022 Arbor Day Photo Contest

Loudoun County’s Trees and Forests | Loudoun County, VA – Official Website

The theme of this year’s contest is “Trees That I am Thankful For.” Entries are being accepted through Monday, April 18, 2022, in advance of this year’s virtual Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration, which will be posted here May 11. 

Contest Rules

  • Entries must be a photo of a single tree or group of trees that are in Loudoun County,
  • The photos must have been taken by the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per person. 
  • Only digital pictures will be accepted. JPEGs are acceptable. High resolution photos are encouraged. 
  • Email photos to Loudoun County Urban Forester Mike Ronayne

Include photographer’s contact information (name, phone number and email) as well as the approximate location of the tree and tree species, if known, and a brief explanation of why the photographer is thankful for the tree or trees in the photo. 

Awards will be distributed to the top three photos. The winners will be notified the week of May 10. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Loudoun County Arbor Day Committee. 

Questions? Call Mike Ronayne at 571-252-0678 or via email.