Jen and Russ of DRD Pools Celebrate their Wedding Day

November 11th, 2011

DRD Pools would like to congratulate Jen Fegley and Russ Bestenheider for tying the knot on October 15, 2011.

The happy couple exchanged vows and danced the night away at the Hillendale Country Club.  Photo’s of the event were taken and provided by Elizabeth Ryan Photographers.  Supervisors Gary DeGroat and Bob Williamson and Lifeguard Instructor Brent Whitehead were just a few of the many on hand to make sure the bride and groom’s day was a complete success.

Here’s to Jen and Russ!  May they have many happy pool seasons….. we mean, many happy years together.

Mazel tov!


DRD Pools 1st Annual Blood Drive

October 19th, 2011

DRD is sponsoring its 1st annual blood drive at Mays Chapel Swim Club (12210 Roundwood Rd., Timonium, MD 21093) on Friday, October 21st from 10am-4pm with the help of The American Red Cross.  To register, please contact Meghan at 410-785-7665.


DRD Says Farewell to Long-Time Employee, Josh Ploch

December 16th, 2010

After more than 15 years of employment with DRD Pools, Josh Ploch has resigned as Director of Personnel. He and his family are moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma and embarking on new challenges! Over the course of his 15-plus years at DRD, Josh rose from the ranks of Lifeguard at a small community pool to the Director of Personnel overseeing the hiring and training of more than 1,000 lifeguards annually. He has made significant contributions to the growth and success of DRD over the years, and we wish Josh all the best with his future endeavors!


DRD Pools Lifeguard Open House, January 7th in Glen Burnie

December 10th, 2010

We will be hosting an Open House on January 7th to jumpstart our hiring campaign for lifeguards in Anne Arundel County. Drinks and refreshments will be served. Current DRD lifeguards please bring your friends who might be interested in becoming a lifeguard—we’ll interview on the spot! Attendees’ names will be entered to win door prizes, too.

The DRD Open House is from 4 to 6pm at our Glen Burnie office (681 Hollins Ferry Road, Suite D).  Please RSVP by December 31stCall (410) 761-7665 or toll-free (888) 785-7665.


DRD Pools Lifeguard Open House, December 27th in Hunt Valley!

December 6th, 2010

We will be hosting an Employee Open House on December 27th from 1 to 4pm at our Hunt Valley Office. Come join us for a fun afternoon! Apply for a seasonal lifeguard position, and/or bring your friends and participate in our recruiting contest. You could be selected as Top Recruiter in 2011!

For existing employees, please submit your pictures from the summer to so we can include them in our “memory slideshow” at the event!


DRD Pool Lifeguard Applicants–Check Your E-Mail!

December 4th, 2010

It’s time to secure your lifeguard position for next year. If you’re a returning lifeguard at DRD and are looking for your application, don’t’ check your mailbox—check your inbox! DRD is going hi-tech this year and e-mailing all returning guard applications and questionnaires.  Be sure to check your junk-mail filter if you don’t see it, or give us a call at the DRD office.


New Hire at DRD Pools in Hunt Valley

December 3rd, 2010

We have a new Personnel Assistant in the DRD Pools Hunt Valley office and her name is Nataliya Lutsiv. She will work with Charlene in the western region

Nataliya was an international student who was interviewed in the Ukraine in 2006 at the CIEE (Council of International Educational Exchange) road show. She was accepted into the program and worked for DRD Pools in Anne Arundel County during the summer of 2006. Nataliya returned in 2008 and served as a Pool Manager and the following two summers was a Field Supervisor. Incidentally, Charlene (who she will be working with) interviewed Nataliya in the Ukraine. It’s definitely a small world!

Welcome back, Nataliya—we look forward to another great year with you at DRD.


Thanksgiving Weekend—Festival of Trees!

December 2nd, 2010

The Festival of Trees this year with DRD Pools at Timonium Fairgrounds was a hit! This was our third year to participate in this fun festival, where visitors got all kinds of great ideas for decorating their Christmas trees. Entry fees and proceeds benefited the children and families of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. There were also fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. It was a great family activity, and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. Did you see our tree “Crystal Christmas?” Let us know what you think! Here’s a link with all the info:


Russell Bestenheider named Eastern Region Staffing Coordinator for DRD Pools

December 1st, 2010

Effective immediately, Russell Bestenheider, a veteran DRD employee, will become the Eastern Region Staffing Coordinator and the Training Program Coordinator. If you have any questions or feel the need to reach Russell, you can contact him at


DRD Pools in Hunt Valley Hires Joe Schmitz as Regional Director

October 3rd, 2010

Effective October 1st, 2010, DRD Pools has a new Regional Director, Joe Schmitz. Joe will work directly with DRD field supervisors to help maintain our high level of service and provide operational oversight and support to the on-site staff. Joe will be working in Central Region. Welcome aboard, Joe!