Quail Hill Swim Team (QHST) a 501c3 NON-profit organization led 100% by volunteer efforts of Quail Hill parents, grand-parents, and friends.
Organized by a group of parents in 2007, the QHST was ready for its first practices and competitions in spring of 2008. Since then every summer The Quail Hill Swim Team provides a healthy, fun activity for 130 kids (ages 5 – 18 yrs old)! The typical summer season begins June 1st and lasts through the second weekend of August.
The swim team has practice sessions at the Knollcrest Pool from approx. 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. for Monday- Friday practices from June 1 to the first Friday of June (or whenever school gets out). Once school is out for summer, practices go from 11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the Knollcrest Pool (partly to accommodate kids in ½ day summer school) from the fourth week of June until the second Friday of August.
During practices at the Knollcrest Pool, the team only uses 4 lanes (lanes 1-4) at the Knollcrest Pool - and the rest of the pool is always open to other residents (the other two Quail Hill Pools, Commons and Valley View, also remain open to residents during these times. Home Swim Meets (typically 3 each season) are at the Commons Pool from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
With some of the top coaches in California, the Quail Hill Swim Team quickly became Division Champs for 3 seasons in a row and worked its way up to Division One. The team has produced nearly 15 Junior Olympians. Someday – perhaps an Olympian from Quail Hill? More important, we have helped kids of all levels – whether kids with special needs to future Olympians – pursue their personal goals.
In 2013, we were also privileged to have U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Jason Lezak come to Quail Hill for over 3 hours to help the kids learn to improve their technique, sign autographs, photo ops, and to give them an inspirational talk about aspiring to your goals. A real highlight for our Quail Hill kids!
Besides the invaluable lifetime skill of swimming, kids learn respect for our community and our team's property. Kids often are tasked with helping with set-up and take-down of lane lines and other equipment.
Our teenagers are taught leadership skills as well. Our professional coaches teach them through a teenage "Volunteer Coaching" program. In coordination with University and Woodbridge High Schools, our teenagers not only learn CPR and lifesaving skills, but they also earn "community service hours" with their high schools as they learn about the importance of volunteering and giving back to one's community.
The Quail Hill Swim Team helps hundreds of kids become water safe. With drowning as one of the top causes of death in the United States, this is important. With more water safe kids, as well as teenagers trained with life saving and CPR skills, our community is safer, and our exposure to potential litigation due to water accidents is less.
Having our community's youth participating in a healthy activity and making friends during the summer months, instead of sitting in front of the tv or playing video games, is something that is good and for our community's youth!
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