Local Boy Scout Troop Practices Their Swimming Skills at Yates


Boy Scout Troop 666 from Glover Park used the Yates pool last Thursday for some swim practice and aquatic fun.

With the summer months approaching, the scouts needed to clarify that they are competent swimmers before getting ready for Summer Camp. The group will be attending Camp Rodney on the Chesapeake where they will be participating in several water activities.

During their evening at Yates, 15 scouts demonstrated and learned important water safety skills. They completed tasks such as jumping into water deeper than their height, swimming 75 yards, and treading water for three minutes.

The name of Troop 666 goes back about 80 years. Once upon a time The troop met in the basement of a local pharmacy and a popular medicine was named 666. Thus, the troop number was founded.

We hope you had a great time discovering your swimming ability at Yates, Troop 666!


Yates Celebrates End of 2015-2016 Academic Year

On May 4, 2016, Yates hosted a celebration in honor of our student employees for the ending academic school year. Students and Yates staff enjoyed food and activities with a Fiesta party on Wednesday afternoon.

Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy
Student Employees with Yates Director Jim Gilroy

During the celebration, Yates Director Jim Gilroy acknowledged the fantastic work by the student employees. The student employees are truly the backbone of Yates Field House; welcoming members, answering questions, and attending to so many needs that arise throughout the day.

Student Employees with Assistant Director Ed Spriggs
Student Lifeguards with Assistant Director & supervisor Ed Spriggs
James “Wedge” Sullivan honors graduate Laura Whitehill

The celebration also recognized our students graduating from their undergraduate or graduate study at Georgetown University. We wish our graduating students all the best, and we are so honored that you made Yates Field House a part of your Georgetown experience!

The Yates graduating students of 2016 are:

Emily Kong
Eric Zemmali
Jie Cheng
Sofia Ladner
Lauren McManus
Sarah Freedman
Melissa Valente
Isabel Andrews
Tim Corcoran
Nick Donohue
Nick Kinney
Jake Jensen
Hunter Kiselick
Kenny Lahart
Zach Levine
Aidan McLeod
Sri Ramesh
Darren O’Brien
Jerry Rassais
Robert Van Dyke
Laura Whitehill
Greg Przedpelski
Brody Garrity
Brent McDonnell
Eddy Santana
Rachel Reed
Emily Spicci
Mary Teresczuk
Kaitlyn Johnson
Kevin Liddy
Jet Navia
Caitlin Tompkins
Sarah Chisholm
Rebecca Childress
Chandar Prabha Sharma

Congratulations Graduates, and thank you for your outstanding participation at Yates Field House!