WaterWise Teaches Kids to Swim

Are you looking for a unique, meaningful volunteer opportunity?
Consider getting involved with WaterWise.


WaterWise is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides water safety and basic swimming instruction at no cost to elementary age children from Mt Zion and other local schools. Many of these young children have never been in a swimming pool, do not know how to swim, and some have been taught to be afraid of the water. This important program can help prevent children from drowning and potentially save their lives.

To volunteer, you don’t need to be an expert swimmer, in fact most who volunteer are average swimmers with above average compassion and patience. Some volunteers help on the pool deck while others help in the water. WaterWise provides the necessary training to the volunteer instructors. In addition, volunteers participate in child protection training and background checks, in association with the Boy Scouts of America.

The program takes place in late May at the Boy Scout Camp on Wadmalaw. Camp runs every morning for two weeks but instructors can be scheduled to help as few as two or as many as five mornings a week as their schedule allows. We try to have a ratio of one instructor to two children for each of the four to five 30-minute sessions each morning and that requires a lot of volunteers. 

It costs the program more than $100.00 per child for these classes, as each child needs a life jacket when in the pool and sometimes bathing suits and other necessities. In addition, insurance for the program and transportation are costly. If you are not able to be an instructor, you can help by donating to Waterproof, Inc, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Send donations to Derek Fyfe, 1014 Embassy Row Way, Johns Island, SC 29455.

Please volunteer to be an instructor or even a deck helper. Most volunteers come from Seabrook, Kiawah, and Johns Islands. It may be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. For more information or to volunteer, contact Derek Fyfe at derekfyfe2014@gmail.com.

-Submitted by Derek Fyfe, President and CEO of Waterproof Inc.

(Image credit: WaterWise Program)

Plunging into 2023!

Happy New Year at North Beach!

The 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge took place at North Beach on this grey, overcast, 59° New Year’s morning, but luckily it wasn’t 21° like it was on Christmas morning. Despite a cool breeze, intrepid swimmers of all ages and their fans gathered waiting for the countdown to the plunge. The large and enthusiastic crowd made its way to the shoreline, and as the countdown concluded, approximately 100 hearty swimmers leapt into the chilly Atlantic as onlookers watched in amazement while clicking photos! Some plungers quickly returned to warming towels while others lingered in the surf. A bonfire and hot chocolate awaited both participants and supporters!

As the photos convey, it was a terrific morning on the beach and a good time was had by all, including dogs. Thanks to The Lake House staff for organizing this event and thanks to all who made the plunge or cheered them on!

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Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament Nov 17-20

Don’t miss the Lowcountry’s premier college basketball event!

The Charleston Classic is an early-season Division 1 college basketball tournament played each November at TD Arena in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Each team competes in one game per day regardless of results. The 2021 Charleston Classic will be played November 17 – 20, and will feature Furman, Penn State, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, Colorado State, South Carolina, Davidson, and The College of Charleston.

For more information on this tournament and to check ticket availability please click here.

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The Fleming Flash – October 9

More tennis is happening at  Seabrook!

Final matches will be played today.

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Racquet Sports Center on Seabrook Island

  • Hamburger/cheeseburger          $10
  • Chicken sandwich                         $10
  • Hot dog                                           $7
  • Vegetable wrap                             $7

Sides of cole slaw, potato salad and fresh fruit salad for $3 Ea

Chips & cookies for $2 Ea

Drinks $2

All prices include tax and gratuity.  Cash or member number only.

If you want to look at photos of the Fleming Tournament, the links to the full gallery and some highlights are posted on our website at www.alanflemingtournament.net/photogallery  .  Be sure to check them out.

Here are the times for the finals and final round robin matches for today ALL AT SEABROOK:

Men’s Doubles

50s-       11:30 am

55s-       2:30 pm

60s –     12:45 pm

65s-       Bunch/Martin vs Tillison/Stewart 11:45 am

Men’s Singles

40s-       9:00 am

50s-       10:30 am

55s-       8:30 am

60s-       8:30 am

65s-       9:00 am

Women’s Doubles

30s-       1:15 pm

40s-       10:00 am            Cons Final Sowers/Hall vs Ashworth/Macfie 12:00 pm

50s-       2:15 pm              Cons Final Hines/Duckworth vs Pridnia/Medlock 10:15 am

55s-       12:00 pm

60s        10:00 am            Cons Final Ott/Fiegleman vs Taylor/Harrill 10:00 am

Women’s Singles

40s-       9:00 am

55s-       9:00 am

Mixed Doubles

40s-       11:30 am

50s-       8:30 am              Cons Final Ross/Cagide vs Marguglio/Bailey 9:00 am

60s-       8:30 am

70s-       10:15 am

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

The Fleming Flash – October 8

Play is happening all day long at both Seabrook and Kiawah, so come on out and watch some great tennis! 

Several semi-final and final matches will be played today.

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Racquet Sports Center on Seabrook Island

  • Hamburger/cheeseburger          $10
  • Chicken sandwich                         $10
  • Hot dog                                           $7
  • Vegetable wrap                             $7

Sides of cole slaw, potato salad and fresh fruit salad for $3 Ea

Chips & cookies for $2 Ea

Drinks $2

All prices include tax and gratuity.  Cash or member number only.

In support of the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, check out the online auction which is still open for bidding at www.event.gives/Fleming  – there are some great items available for you to win in the auction!   The auction closes tonight, so get your last minute bids in! And, the wine pull is ongoing all day on the porch.

If you want to look at photos of the Fleming Tournament, the links to the full gallery and some highlights are posted on our website at www.alanflemingtournament.net/photogallery  .  Be sure to check them out.

To view the tennis matches for the day, both main draw and consolation, you can view them at the USTA website at this link. Find the draw you are looking for in the drop down menu.  (The Main Draw/Consolation Draw is a tab on the right.)

Here are the highlighted matches for Saturday, October 8 – there are lots of Seabrook players also playing in the consolation brackets which you can find at the USTA link above.

Men’s Doubles

60s –     B. Good/C. Good vs Perry/Jackson 3:30 pm SEA

65s-       Vandegrift/Hinson vs Bunch/Martin 12:15 pm SEA

80s-       Boehm/Ward vs Blodgett/Dickenson 10:15 am SEA

Men’s Singles

75s-       R. Adams vs J. Adams 11:30 am SEA

Women’s Doubles

30s-       Richey/Faust vs Butler/Sinclair 1:00 pm SEA

60s        Ott/Fiegleman vs Gray/White 12:00 pm SEA

65s-       Brown/Ott vs Sisson/Calahan-Hill 8:30 am SEA

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

SC Stingrays Home Hockey Season Begins October 22 Against Norfolk

The South Carolina Stingrays are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. The Stingrays play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference. They play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.

They play their first home game of the season on October 22, 2022 beginning at 6:05 pm. Their opponent for this first game is the Norfolk Admirals.

If you’re interested in cheering on the Stingrays in person, you may click here for information and single-game tickets.

Go Stingrays!

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The Fleming Flash – October 7

Play is happening all day long at both Seabrook and Kiawah, so come on out and watch some great tennis! 

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Racquet Sports Center on Seabrook Island

  • Hamburger/cheeseburger          $10
  • Chicken sandwich                         $10
  • Hot dog                                           $7
  • Vegetable wrap                             $7

Sides of cole slaw, potato salad and fresh fruit salad for $3 Ea

Chips & cookies for $2 Ea

Drinks $2

All prices include tax and gratuity.  Cash or member number only.

Don’t forget the Friday night event at the Seabrook Island Club next to the Pelican’s Nest for players and their guests!

In support of the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, check out the online auction which is still open for bidding at event.gives/Fleming – there are some great items available for you to win in the auction!  And, the wine pull is ongoing all day on the porch.  In between matches, check out J McLaughlin at Freshfields Village for some great items and 15% of the sales between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm will go to the Free Medical Clinic.

Here are the highlighted matches for Friday, October 7 –

Men’s Doubles

50s-       Courtney/Cagide vs Thomson/Hines 2 pm RBTC

60s –     Goheen/Miller vs Mckay/Larkin 8:30 am SEA

              B. Good/C. Good vs Goldstein/Heskamp 2:00 pm SEA

65s-       Fenton/Fenton vs Bunch/Martin 10:30 RBTC

75s-       Regensburg/Kennedy vs Cherry/Hunt  1:00 pm sea

              Polychron/Steenbergen vs Hendrix/Soden 3:30 pm SEA

Men’s Singles

40s-       Vandegrift vs Polychron 12:00 pm SEA

Women’s Doubles

30s-       Richey/Faust vs Angel/Manley 3 pm SEA

40s-       Duckworth/Kirkman vs Hahn/Porter 10:45 SEA

              Angel/Aiken vs Sowers/Hall 10:45 RBTC

50s-       Smith/Moore vs Charlton/Kaleel 10:30 am RBTC

              Hines/Duckworth vs Ashworth/Aiken 10:45 RBTC

60s        Ott/Fiegleman vs Orr/Conklin 12 pm RBTC

70s-       Cherry/Bolick vs Simons/Kirkland12:00 pm SEA

              Bruce/McLean vs Babb/Peiffer 10:15 SEA

Women’s Singles

65s-       Small vs Pettit 10:00 am RBTC

Mixed Doubles

40s-       Hieber/Templeton vs Meadows/Sowers 2 pm SEA

50s-       Hines/Hines vs Hollman/Tabares 11:30 am SEA

70s-       Saver/Cherry vs McGuire/Bradley 10:30 am SEA

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

The Fleming Flash – October 6

Play is happening all day long at both Seabrook and Kiawah, so plan on watching some great tennis! 

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Racquet Sports Center on Seabrook Island

  • Hamburger/cheeseburger          $10
  • Chicken sandwich                         $10
  • Hot dog                                           $7
  • Vegetable wrap                             $7

Sides of cole slaw, potato salad and fresh fruit salad for $3 Ea

Chips & cookies for $2 Ea

Drinks $2

All prices include tax and gratuity.  Cash or member number only.

Players – If you have not checked in, be sure to stop by the check-in table with your QR code.

Here are the highlighted matches for Thursday, October 6 –

Men’s Doubles:

55s–     Goheen/Miller vs Mckay/Crouch 3 pm SEA

65s-       Webster/Ewald vs Ratcliffe/Pettit 12:30 pm SEA

75s-       Regensburg/Kennedy vs Polychron/Steenbergen 3:30 pm sea

              Cherry/Hunt vs Hendrix/Soden 3:30 pm SEA

80s-       Boehm/Ward vs Huff/Varner 2:05 pm SEA

Men’s Singles:

65s-       Bunch vs Ream 9 am SEA

              Steen vs Oberstein 9 am SEA

75s-       Adams vs Vanderbilt 2 pm SEA

Women’s Doubles:

50s-       Smith/Moore vs Lopez/Cummings 10:45 am RBTC

              Hines/Duckworth vs Ashworth/Aiken 10:45 RBTC

              Broyles/Adams vs Belangia/Hahn 1:30 pm RBTC
              Cocchiola/Carpenter vs Orr/Lahey 11:00 am RBTC

55s-       Cocchiola/Carpenter vs Williams/Hollman 4 pm RBTC

              Smith/Moore vs TBD 4 pm RBTC

60s-       Shimp/Smith vs Johnson/Knabel 10:45 am RBTC

              Ott/Fiegleman vs McCoy/Bible 11:30 am RBTC

65s-       Brown/Ott vs Gray/White 8:30 am SEA

70s-       Cherry/Bolick vs Babb/Peiffer 9:15 am SEA

              Bruce/McLean vs Simons/Kirkland 9:00 am SEA

Women’s Singles:

50s-       Broyles vs Porter 10:30 am RBTC

65s-       Small vs Dickenson 9:00 am SEA

Mixed Doubles:

50s-       Ross/Cagide vs Williams/Williams 2 pm SEA

              Ewald/Ewald vs Deshpande/Budreau 3:30 pm SEA

              Hines/Hines vs Graham/Kennedy 2 pm SEA

              Steen/Steen vs Hollman/Tabares 1:30 pm SEA

60s-       Goheen/Ryan vs Duddy/Maral 3 pm SEA

70s-       Polychron/Bruce vs McGuire/Bradley 12:30 SEA

Here are some photos from our first day on the courts:

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

The Fleming Flash – October 5, Additional Information

Here are some of the highlighted matches for today:

Men’s Doubles:

70s – Bluford/Tracy vs Witten/Martin 2:00 pm
75s – Regensburg/Kennedy vs Hendrix/Soden 3:00 pm
         Polychron/Steenbergen vs Cherry/Hunt 2:30 pm

Men’s Singles:

65s – Bunch vs Knabel 12:30 pm
          Steen vs Madden 12:30 pm

Women’s Doubles:

55s – Steen/Jones vs Bailey/Jones-Thompson 2:00 pm
         Small/Ewald vs Charlton/Kaleel 12:00 pm
         Ross/Zylstra vs Madden/Albiez 2:00 pm

70s – Cherry/Bolick vs Bruce/McLean 1:00 pm

To view individual brackets for the tournament, click on this link.

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

The Fleming Flash – October 5

Player registration starts this morning at 10:00 am, and play starts at 11:00 am.  All matches take place on Seabrook today. Entry is free for spectators. 

Lunch will be available to players and guests starting on Thursday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The grills will be going and you can get wraps, sandwiches, sides, desserts and drinks. Please have cash or a member number available.  

All players should be sure to have your QR codes with you when you come to check-in today. And, be sure to check in with USTA about your matches and scores. You will also be asked if you want to continue playing in the consolation bracket if you lose your match so be ready to play some more tennis!

Players and spectators are asked to please ride your bike, walk, have someone drop you off, or carpool as parking spots are at a premium. 

Don’t forget to check out our online auction with some great items benefitting the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic –  go to event.gives/Fleming (or click here) which is now live for you to bid on these items.  The auction closes Saturday, October 8 at 10 pm.

The tennis will be spectacular!  Come cheer on the locals as well as our many guests from across the country. Here are some of the highlighted matches for today:

Men’s Doubles:

70s – Bluford/Tracy vs Witten/Martin 2:00 pm
75s – Regensburg/Kennedy vs Hendrix/Soden 3:00 pm
         Polychron/Steenbergen vs Cherry/Hunt 2:30 pm

Men’s Singles:

65s – Bunch vs Knabel 12:30 pm
          Steen vs Madden 12:30 pm

Women’s Doubles:

55s – Steen/Jones vs Bailey/Jones-Thompson 2:00 pm
         Small/Ewald vs Charlton/Kaleel 12:00 pm
         Ross/Zylstra vs Madden/Albiez 2:00 pm

70s – Cherry/Bolick vs Bruce/McLean 1:00 pm

Here is a brief outline to help you plan your days.  (Food items are available Thursday – Sunday.) There are hard copies of the schedule available at the Seabrook Island Racquet Sports Center.

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli and Ellen Smith

Alan Fleming Tennis Teams Up With Blessing Basket

The 2022 Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament has chosen the Blessing Basket, one of Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation’s (“SIHAF”) programs, as the designated charity for this year’s event.

The Blessing Basket touches so many of our neighbors. Monthly, the program distributes food to approximately 345 families living on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands whose income is below the poverty level. Funds raised through our efforts allow SIHAF to improve the quality of the food baskets with the addition of protein, fruit, and vegetables.

The committee would like to thank those who have donated this year and in prior years. For those who would like to donate and have not done so yet, there are two ways to donate. You can make your donation online at alanflemingtournament.net and click on CHARITIES.

Or you can make a donation by check. Checks should be made out to the Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation and Blessing Basket should be noted in the memo area. Checks should be mailed to Fleming Charitable Fundraising, 130 Gardener Circle, PMB-508, Seabrook Island, SC 29455.

For information about the fundraising effort, please contact the Fundraising Chair, Sarah Good, at sarahgood329@gmail.com.  Information on the Blessing Basket can be found at fightislandhunger.org.

News pertinent to the Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament will be noted on the tournament website: alanflemingtournament.net.

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli,

The Fleming Tournament is Back and so is the Flash!

The Fleming Flash is back!  And it’s almost tournament time. Stay tuned each day for a list of highlighted matches featuring Seabrook players and more.

Player registration starts this Wednesday morning at 10:00 am, and play starts Wednesday at 11:00 am.  Activities takes place on Seabrook with matches also being played on Kiawah starting Thursday morning.  Entry is free for spectators. 

Lunch will be available to players and guests each day from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The grills will be going and you can get wraps, sandwiches, sides, desserts and drinks. Please have cash or a member number available.  

All players should be sure to have your QR codes with you when you come to check-in on Wednesday.  And, be sure to check in with USTA about your matches and scores. You will also be asked if you want to continue playing in the consolation bracket if you lose your match so be ready to play some more tennis!

Players and spectators are asked to please ride your bike, walk, have someone drop you off, or carpool as parking spots are at a premium.  Be sure to keep your furry friends at home since they are not permitted at the Racquet Sports Center.

Don’t forget to check out our online auction with some great items benefitting the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic –  go to event.gives/Fleming (or click here) which is now live for you to bid on these items.  The auction closes Saturday, October 8 at 10 pm.

The tennis will be spectacular!  Come cheer on the locals as well as our many guests from across the country.

-Submitted by Karen Petrucelli, Alan Fleming Tournament Chairperson