*UPDATED FOR THE 2021 SWIM SEASON*
1) WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND FEES?
Registration for the 2021 season is $200 per swimmer and includes your swimmer's team swim cap and t-shirt. Coaching fees, swim league fees, facility fees, and general costs associated with conducting a summer swim program (such as swimmer awards and other swimmer provisions) are also included in your registration fee. For families that register three (3) or more swimmers, the third and each additional swimmer's registration fee is $95.
All requests for registration fee refunds must be made in writing on or before June 7, 2021. Registration fee funds are subject to an administrative fee of $35.00 that will be withheld from the refunded amount. After June 7, 2021, registration fees are non-refundable.
2) CAN ANYONE REGISTER OR DOES MY SWIMMER HAVE TO TRY OUT?
Kingfish Swim Club is in Division “A”, the most competitive division of the Prince-Mont Swim League. KSC has also grown to be one of the largest swim clubs in the league. As a result of our usual team size and COVID capacity restrictions, the 2021 season registration will initially open only to returning Kingfish swimmers and their siblings.
**Please contact KSC directly via email at [email protected] to discuss enrollment of your swimmer if you are new to the club.
3) WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SWIMMERS ON THE TEAM/IS THERE A REGISTRATION CAP?
Yes, we will close registration once we have reached a pre-determined capacity or May 31, 2021, whichever comes first. As much as we dislike turning kids away, we strive to keep our registration numbers safe and manageable. The Executive Board reserves the right to make all final registration decisions on behalf of the team.
5) HOW DOES THE "REFER-A-FRIEND" PROGRAM WORK?
For every new swimmer that you refer, you will receive a $25.00 referral award. The new swimmer must register with the program and must not have obtained a refund prior to the start of the season. In addition, the new swimmer must provide your name in the "Referred By" field in the online registration process. And, of course, you must also be registered for the season and must not have obtained a refund prior to the start of the season. Once registration closes, we will automatically process the $25.00 referral award(s), which will be applied to the account you used at registration. We appreciate your enthusiasm for the team and it is our privilege to provide this token of gratitude!
6) DOES THE TEAM PRACTICE AND/OR PARTICIPATE IN SWIM MEETS IF IT IS RAINING?
Yes. Consistent with Prince-Mont Swim League rules, Kingfish Swim Club practices and participates in swim meets when it rains, unless there is lightning, torrential rain, high winds or other hazardous conditions that could impact the safety of our swimmers. Staff will make every effort possible to contact parents about event cancellations due to hazardous weather conditions. Link to the 2021 practice schedule:
7) WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY SWIMMER CANNOT ATTEND PRACTICE OR SWIM IN A SCHEDULED MEET?
If you are unable to attend time trials or swim in a meet please notify Coach Anise or Alvin as soon as possible either in person or via email ([email protected]). Our swimmers are the heart of our program and we believe each and every swimmer plays a valuable role in our team’s success, so we need to know of absences as soon as possible in order to plan accordingly. If there will be an extended absence from practice please let us know, but if your swimmer will miss a single practice their is no need to inform us!
8) WHAT SHOULD MY SWIMMER KEEP IN HIS/HER SWIM BAG?
Your swimmer should always have two pairs of goggles, two swim caps, a swimsuit and a towel, each clearly marked with your swimmer’s name. Other suggested items include sunscreen and bottled water.
9) WHERE CAN I BUY THE TEAM SUIT?
Sport Fair will again supply our team suits this year. Your suit can be ordered and delivered by contacting Sport Fair at 703-524-9500. You can also visit their local store at 5010 Lee Hwy. Arlington, VA 22207.
10) WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SPEAK WITH THE COACHES ABOUT MY SWIMMER’S PROGRESSION?
During practices, our coaches are focused exclusively on swim instruction. Thank you for allowing them to maintain that focus during practices. Please reach out to the coaches after practice or contact them via e-mail to schedule a mutually agreeable time to discuss your swimmer’s progress.
11) HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH EVENTS MY SWIMMER WILL SWIM?
The coaching staff determines a swimmer’s meet preparedness based on observations during practice. Competitive line-ups are established on a weekly basis and communicated to parents and swimmers on the Thursdays prior to Saturday meets.
12) HOW DO KSC BOARD ELECTIONS WORK?
The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of seven and a maximum of 11 members, each of whom serves on a volunteer basis throughout the year to help conduct the business and administrative affairs of Kingfish Swim Club. Officers include the President and Vice-President (who must have served on the Board for a minimum of one year) and the Secretary and Treasurer, each of whom is elected by the Kingfish Swim Club parent body. Terms are generally two years in length, though the Board maintains a staggering plan that allows for shorter or longer terms to ensure a balance of experience. The Board may also appoint current and prior Board members to officer positions where necessary to ensure a balance of experience and effectuate succession planning.
Board elections are held annually at the season banquet/wrap party. If uncontested (i.e., the number of candidates seeking to join does not exceed the number of open spaces, or only one person is seeking an officer position), voting is held by a show of hands; if contested, ballots are used. Parents interested in joining the Board are encouraged to express interest via email at [email protected]
13) WHAT IS THE CLUB'S CONTACT INFORMATION?
You can contact us by email at [email protected]; or by contacting current Board President, Alvin Lee at [email protected]