Representing the Club’s third generation of members, David grew up swimming, playing cards, doing art projects, and eating ice cream sandwiches all summer—every summer—at Lombard. His mother, Ricki Lou Hildebrand, and grandmother, Mary Bell Hammerman, began attending the Club when it was still Rittenhouse in the early 1970s.
Often overly energized, David started working in the restaurant, helping with Morning Strokes, coaching Swim Team, instructing Aquacize, and inserting himself into every aspect of the Club from a very young age. He eventually became a lifeguard, an assistant manager, and continued working at the Club each summer through college.
David earned a B.A. in Religion from the College of William & Mary. He spent two years living in Germany and Israel before ping-ponging between the University of Chicago Divinity School and modeling in New York. He ultimately pursued the latter. For the next 16 years he worked domestically and abroad for Fortune 500 clients, while always remaining connected to aquatics. He coached the Fashion Institute of Technology swim team, served as president of Team New York Aquatics, the largest LGBTQ swim team in the world, and organized the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics 2019 Championships, which grew into the largest LGBTQ five-sport aquatics competition in history.
In 2021, David returned to Philadelphia and to Lombard as the Deputy Manager. He became General Manager in 2022.
Best known for replying to members’ info@ emails, Kayla has worked at Lombard since 2013—two summers at the Front Desk and then as a manager. Overseeing membership renewal and the legendary Associate membership waitlist, she recognizes your name, whether or not she can put a face to it.
Kayla moved to Philadelphia in 2010, by way of Upstate New York by way of Wisconsin. After 18 years in a place called Oconomowoc, she studied at Bard College, earning a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, she and some college friends rented a place in Philadelphia (it was either that or Brooklyn) and the rest is history.
Alex has been a part of the LSC community since his early teens. He joined the Lombard staff as a facilities worker before becoming a lifeguard and eventually an assistant manager—the role he holds now.
Alex grew up as an active member of the Fitler Square community, playing baseball at Taney, and participating in other recreational sports leagues around the city. He attended Greenfield, Roman Catholic High School, and eventually Temple University. He is currently working towards his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his free time, Alex has continued his involvement with Taney Baseball, coaching a 13-15-year-old team for the last seven years.
A member of the Club since the age of five, Bobby grew up loving Lombard and everything that came with it. He played every game imaginable in the pool and spent countless hours playing ping pong in the Game Room with friends. He started his employment at Lombard as a facilities worker and then graduated to lifeguard before becoming an assistant manager in 2018.
Bobby attended The Philadelphia School and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and has a passion for volunteer programs. He started the Hurtado Food Pantry, a small donation-based outreach initiative that provides for the community around his high school, which still flourishes today. He has also volunteered as a coach in the Taney Youth Baseball Association for the past decade.
Joe was born and raised in Philadelphia. He became a member of the Club in 2006 and began working at the Club in 2015. He has returned every summer ever since. As a manager, Joe focuses on facilities, inventory, and events. He is also a student at The Pennsylvania State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He hopes to eventually be involved in the animal behavior field.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Andrew began attending the Club with his family as an infant. He started working at the Club with the facilities staff in 2017 and became a manager in 2021. He most enjoys participating in physical projects, maintenance, facilities, and upper deck duties. Andrew is currently attending Ursinus College, where he recently declared his major in Media and Communication.