The King Farm Screamin'
Geese Swim Team has been formed to encourage informal, friendly
competition at the neighborhood pool level and provide young people
with the opportunity to participate in team competition during the
summer within a fair and wholesome environment, in order to develop
athletic skills, encourage sportsmanship and teamwork, and make
neighborhood friends. The goal is to help the young people feel
good about themselves, grow as individuals, and learn to work
effectively with coaches and teammates in an environment where
every participant is a valued member of the team. The primary
purpose of the competitive swim program is for the children to have
fun while they grow and develop.
About The League
The Screamin' Geese
compete in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). MCSL sponsors
competitive swimming and other activities among the swimming pools
and organizations in Montgomery County, MD. The goals of the
program include helping young people establish a love for the sport
of swimming, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles
of good sportsmanship. For more information, please visit www.mcsl.org.
History Of Our Team
The Screamin' Geese
entered the MCSL in 2000 as a "provisional team", enjoying the
competition with our small but dedicated team made up of the first
children to live in King Farm.
We were named "Screamin' Geese" after the flocks of incredibly loud
geese that flew over and landed in the wide open spaces of King
Farm before all those homes were built! As our neighborhood and
team populations grew, we gained a greater ability to compete with
larger, more established teams.
We were accepted for full MCSL membership in 2003, and in 2004 won
2 meets - our first-ever dual meet victories. Also in '04, we sent
our first swimmer to the Coach's Long Course Invitational, sent 8
relay teams to the All-Star Relay Meet, and our first individual
swimmer to the All-Star Individual Meet. In 2005 the Screamin'
Geese had their first winning season under Head Coach Ethan Bassett
and sent two swimmers to All-Stars.
In 2006, the Geese moved
from the "O" to the "N" division in the MCSL and won Division "N"
in an undefeated season, sweeping all dual meets and the Divisional
meet at season's end. The successful 2006 season allowed the
Screamin' Geese to jump two division to compete in Division "L" in
2007. Due to the continued success during the 2007 season, the team
once again moved up two more divisions to Division "J" for 2008.
While we are proud of the individuals who have risen to the top of
the League, the team continues to stress the primary importance of
team spirit and community solidarity.