With mounds of snow still piled up and some bone chilling temperatures in northern Westchester, thoughts should soon turn to warmer weather .
Ossining resident Bob DeMaine, president of theTorview Swim and Tennis Club board of directors, said it is not too early to gear up for summer.
Torview will begin its 58th summer on Stormytown Road in Ossining. The club season runs from the Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
“A sense of community” is one of the keys to the club’s success, DeMaine explained last week. “It started out as a community of World War II vets,” he noted. “I think that sense of community has continued.”
Torview offers a variety of facilities including four tennis courts a 25-meter swimming pool, a baby pool, and a ball field.
DeMaine said the club also holds a series of events throughout the season, including Kids’ Night, “where basically, the kids have the run of the pool;” Men’s Night, when men play cards during a barbeque held at the pool; and Ladies’ Night, that has included massages and wine tasting.
Another popular event held at the club is the Torview Palooza at which members sing and play musical instruments. DeMaine got into the act by playing the guitar while his daughter, Molly, sang a pop song last season. “She’s a lot better than I am,” DeMaine quipped.
The club season closes on Labor Day weekend with a barbeque and a raft race for children conducted on the swimming pool, DeMaine said.
The club is more than just a place for families to enjoy the summer, DeMaine said. “We have a great Division III swim and dive team that has been completive for a number of years,” he said. “We swim against other clubs.”
The club had about 160 members last year from throughout WestchesterCounty. Though it is still winter, DeMaine said individuals can become members for the 2014 season. “Now is probably the best time,” he said. “We’re always looking for new families. It’s a great place for families.”
The Torview Swim and Tennis Club is located just off Route 9A on Stormytown Road. The club is accepting new membership applications for the 2014 season. For membership details to the club, visit www.torviewswim.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.