1) WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND FEES?
Early Bird Registration 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.
Costs increase to $225 and $115, respectively, after Early Bird Registration has concluded and the regular registration period begins. For the 2018 season, Early Bird Registration begins on April 1 and ends on April 30 and General Registration begins on May 1 and ends when we reach our cap of 125 swimmers or May 30, whichever comes first.
All requests for registration fee refunds must be made in writing on or before June 3, 2017. Registration fee funds are subject to an administrative fee of $35.00 that will be withheld from the refunded amount. After June 3, 2017, registration fees are non-refundable.
In addition, we require a $50 deposit to be held against fulfillment of our 10 Service Hours requirement per family. We will collect the $50 deposit at the time of registration and we will automatically refund the $50 deposit at the conclusion of the 2018 season (7/31/18) unless your family fails to serve 10 volunteer service hours by July 30, 2018.
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. Registration is open only to: (1) past Kingfish swimmers and siblings, (2) swimmers affiliated with a year round USA swimming club, (3) and any 10 and under swimmers proficient in at least one stroke. We do not hold formal try-outs but if your swimmer doesn't fall under one of these three categories we recommend that your child register for the preseason clinic. Registration for the preseason clinic will usually open in mid-March/early April. At that time our coaches can evaluate your swimmer and recommend approval of your registration request.
3) 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!
4) 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.
5) WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY SWIMMER CANNOT ATTEND PRACTICE OR SWIM IN A SCHEDULED MEET?
Please notify the Head Coach as soon as possible both in person and in writing. 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.
6) 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.
7) WHERE CAN I BUY THE TEAM SUIT?
Sport Fair will supply our team suits this year. Sport Fair will be on site at our Season Kick-Off Meeting on April 6, 2018 to custom fit and prepare your swimmer's suit and you will leave the team meeting with your swimmer's logo suit! If you do not purchase your suit on April 8, we will provide you Sport Fair's contact information to purchase the suit separately. For more information on our suit, log into the website and the Team Suit tab. The team suit is required in order to swim in Kingfish dual meets.
8) 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.
9) 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.
10) 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. At the weekly team meetings, parents interested in joining the Board are encouraged to express interest via email to email@example.com. For more information, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11) WHAT IS THE CLUB'S CONTACT INFORMATION?
You can contact us by email at email@example.com; or by contacting current Board President, Alvin Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org