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Key 2018 Season Dates and Practice Times

KFST 2018 Swim Season – Visit us at www.kingfarmswimteam.com

Join us on Facebook:  KING FARM SCREAMIN’ GEESE

Team Suits:   Available at Cassell's in Wintergreen Plaza, 831-D Rockville Pike (301) 309-3660.  Ask Cassell's staff for correct King Farm suit and logo.  They will discount the cost of the suit as well.

 Any racing style suit may be worn for practice – save your team suit for meets.  Pre-team is encouraged to wait on suit purchases until after evaluation acceptance!

Practice: Wear racing suit, cap, goggles, and sunscreen to practice – bring a towel & bottle of water too!  On cold or rainy days when the pool is open, bring workout gear for on deck workouts (sneakers, etc.).

Website: Be sure to log into your family account and go through the verification process for your e-mail
addresses at www.kingfarmswimteam.com. 

Meet Signups: The coaches need to know which kids are in town and available for each meet.  Please log into the website and go to EVENTS.  Click on each meet’s “ATTEND/DECLINE” button.  Select swimmer and indicate YES or NO for each meet and each child.  ALL REGULAR TEAM SWIMMERS MUST DO THIS FOR EACH MEET!  PRE-TEAM ONLY HAS TO DO THIS FOR 7/19/17 MINI-MEET.  If a swimmer does not COMMIT to the meet, he/she will not be entered to swim.  Coaches will choose the events for each swimmer. No deck entries!

Volunteers: KFST is run on volunteer power – please follow the “job signup” link on the EVENTS listed on the calendar and sign up to work at a meet or other event.  Family volunteering will be carefully monitored so that full participation is verified. 

Weather: Pool closures for weather and other issues are at the discretion of the pool staff, not the coaches!  We will attempt to e-mail as early as possible in case of pool closures.  If the weather is questionable, please check email before leaving home for practice. 

2018 Schedule Highlights

5/29     First day of Practice for REGULAR team *

6/9        Time Trials – REGULAR TEAM 9:00 a.m.

6/10       Pre-Team Evaluations – 10-11 a.m.

6/11      First day of practice PRE-TEAM

6/16       A Meet – HOME vs. Woodley Gardens

6/18       Morning Practices Begin **

6/20      B Meet – HOME vs. Washingtonian Woods

6/22     Team Pictures (Individual 5 pm, Group 6 pm)

6/22     Sponsor Appreciation Night

6/23      A Meet – AWAY at Robin Hood

6/27      B Meet – AWAY at Tanterra

6/30      A Meet –AWAY at Damascus

7/1        A Relay Carnival @ Damascus (rain date of 7/8)

7/4        KFST Concessions after Parade

7/5        B Meet – AWAY at Potomac Glen

7/7        A Meet – HOME vs. Kentlands

7/10       Coaches’ Invitational Long Course RMSC

7/11       B Meet – AWAY at Woodley Gardens

7/14       A Meet - AWAY vs Franklin Knolls

7/15       B Relay Carnival @ Manor Woods (tentative date)

7/18       B Meet – HOME vs. Manor Woods

7/19       KFST Mini Meet at King Farm

7/21       A Divisionals @ TBD & Team Banquet/Awards

Practice Times

  • Beginning 5/29 to 6/8, practices in afternoon only: 
    • 13-18 yr. olds 4:30 to 5:30 PM
    • 8 & Unders 5:30-6:15 PM
    • 9-12 yr. olds 6:15-7:15 PM
  • From 6/11 to 6/15, afternoon practices only: 
    • Pre-team 4:30-5:00 PM
    • 10 & Unders 5:00-6:00 PM
    • 11-18 yr. olds 6:00-7:00 PM

**Beginning 6/18, choose between AM or PM practices:

  • 11-18 yr. olds 8:00-9:00 AM or 6:00-7:00 PM. 
    • *Starting June 15th Friday PM only 5:45-6:30:  11-18 Year Olds
  • 10 & Unders 9:00-10:00 AM or 5:00-6:00 PM
    • *Starting June 15th Friday PM only 5:00-5:45:  10 and unders
  • Pre-team 10:00-10:30 AM or 4:30-5:00 PM

* Starting June 15, afternoon FRIDAY practices are adjusted so Spirit and Pep Rally activities can start at 6:30.

Note: some evenings excluded due to meets & other events – see practice calendar for details.

A Meets begin at 9:00 a.m. (arrive earlier per coach’s instructions for warm-ups)

B Meets begin at 6:00 p.m. (arrive earlier per coach’s instructions for warm-ups).  Pre-Team kickboard races at all HOME B Meets.  7/11 Meet will start at 5:30 p.m.