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.
A part of the LSC community since 1979, when she was in her mom’s belly, Liz can’t remember a summer that didn’t involve Lombard. The child of an original certificate holder and member of the prior Rittenhouse Swim Club, she spent her youth and early teens playing in the pools, practicing back dives in the deep end (with David!), watching The Price is Right and MTV in the Game Room, snacking while playing cards in the restaurant, and babysitting younger Lombard kids.
Liz became a lifeguard in 1996, while teaching Morning Strokes and private lessons on the side. In 2002 she became an Assistant Manager and founded Poolside Players, Lombard’s after-camp drama program that culminates in a play. She remained an Assistant Manager through 2014, evolving the job from a predominantly summer-season supervising job into a year-round administrative position—overseeing the waitlist and membership, training staff, and heading up children’s programming. In 2015 she shifted into a part-time position as an administrative assistant while she continued to pursue her interests in children’s theatre full time.
Liz earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with a focus on theatre, dance, music, and child psychology, and stayed on to complete an M.S.Ed. from the college’s Art of Teaching Program. Since graduating in 2003 (and when not working at the Club) Liz has served as the Associate Artistic Director at MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company, teaching, directing, choreographing, and designing and teaching theatre at a variety of Philly area schools.
In August of 2022 she returned to Lombard as the Administrative Manager. She simultaneously shifted her role at MacGuffin to a smaller, solely artistic role as Director in Residence.
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.