March 12, 2018
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
- 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.