The Kingsgate Monarchs swim team
offers opportunities for swimmers of all ages and ability levels
who live in the Kingsgate 3 & 4
are the grandchildren of a
resident who lives in the Kingsgate 3 & 4
It is the goal of the Kingsgate Monarchs to
offer age-specific training geared towards challenging each
individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR
This program is for swimmers who can't swim the
length of the pool but are working toward accomplishing that
We have Mini-Monarch coaches who work with the
swimmers at practice, with the season goal of swimming the full
The swimmer must be safe in the
|8 & Under
||All swimmers 8 years old and younger who can
swim the length of the pool in freestyle and beginning
|10 & Under
||All swimmers 9 and 10 years
|12 & Under
||All swimmers 11 and 12 years
|14 & Under
||All swimmers 13 and 14 years
|15 & Up
||All swimmers 15 years old and up. You can
swim on the team until the summer after your senior year of high
As a swim team parent /
guardian, you are asked to help with the
- Encourage your swimmer
to attend swim practices.
- Volunteer to help 10
times (per family) with concessions, timing, etc. - up to 20 hours
of volunteer time.
- Fulfill all volunteer
obligations and find your own replacement if you have a scheduling
- Transport your swimmer
to away meets.
- Notify the coach at least two days before the scheduled
swim meet, if your swimmer is not able to make it to that meet. The
coach needs this advance notice in order to prepare events cards,
- Assist team parents and
coaches to supervise and locate your swimmer in time for their swim
- Check your swim team
folder in the pool office (every family has one) for updates,
news, and ribbons.
- CHECK YOUR EMAIL DAILY
DURING SWIM SEASON. OUR PRIMARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE
Follow the Ten Commandments
for Swim Team Parents!
Swimmers are expected to
be able to safely swim the length of the pool
unaided. Swimmers under the
age of 8 are given some leeway, but need to be able to safely swim
the length unaided for safety reasons.
Swim team is not
the same as swim lessons, although instruction will be
given during swim team to improve strokes, increase speed and
endurance and improve technique in areas such as diving and flip
turns. The coaches will be responsible for determining if your
child meets this criteria and their decision will be upheld by the
swim team directors. Our Mini-Monarchs
swim program allows children who cannot make the length, but are
water safe, to participate on swim team.
As a swimmer, you are
- Make as many practices
- Be ready for dry land
excercises when practice begins.
- Notify the coaches (email is best) if you cannot make a
practice. We recognize that there will be conflicts with
sports (baseball, soccer, etc.).
- Attend all swim meets
unless prior arrangements have been made with the swim coaches.
Unexcused absences will be taken into consideration when completing
swim meet line-ups, especially in the age groups where numbers are
Sportsmanship is very important to
the Monarchs. We have a no-tolerance policy when it comes
to poor sportsmanship and bullying. Please keep the following rules
in mind and you shouldn't have a
- I will treat
myself with respect.
- I will treat my teammates with
- I will treat all volunteers, officials,
coaches, host clubs and the opposing team with respect.
- When in doubt, in any given situation,
refer to #1 (because in reality that covers