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Emily Lilyestrom

This is an amazing community we live in - the Kentlands. And we often come together to celebrate - whether it be over the summer as a Kingfish parent or through out the year, participating in the many events we offer, as a community - such as Musica Viva Kentlands. This Saturday, September 18th at 6:00 pm, on the Clubhouse lawn, Musica Viva will be performing. So come out with family and friends, listen to the beautiful music, and celebrate the end of what was a spectacular summer. The concert...

Emily Lilyestrom

July 2021 – End of Season Newsletter Allstars The Individual Allstar meet will be held this Saturday, July 31st at the Rockville Swim & Fitness Center. The meet begins at 8:00 a.m. A little background, the MCSL sets Allstar Nominating Times for the events that make up a summer dual “A” meet. At the end of the summer season, the top 16 swimmers plus 3 alternates, in each event, Boys and Girls, are invited to swim in the MCSL Individual Allstar Meet. Swimmers are allowed to swim in two events....

Emily Lilyestrom

Good Morning Kingfish Families SmugMug has been updated to include photos for Summer 2021. Close to 900 photos from this summer alone have now been uploaded to the site. This includes photos from the season ending video, as well as many many others that you have yet to see. Please grab that proverbial cup of coffee, sit down, and explore. I don't think you will be disappointed. Here is the link: https://kingfish.smugmug.com/Kingfish-2021/

Emily Lilyestrom

For those who would like a copy of the season-ending video for Summer 2021, please click on the following Dropbox link and get yourself a copy. We recommend that you download the file (see the download button on the upper right hand corner of the Dropbox screen) in order to get the best streaming quality. https://www.dropbox.com/s/plzre51zeklv58p/2021%20Kingfish%20video%201080p.mov?dl=0 Enjoy!

Emily Lilyestrom

Where Does One Begin For those who know me – well, you know that no sooner had I arrived home from the Divisionals swim meet that I would be putting pen to paper (so much more eloquent than fingers to keyboard) so that I could start writing about the meet – thoughts and emotions fresh and brewing. And of course I did just that. And as I was busy composing the written word, another nearby was busy producing the visual. I wrote about the amazing Divisionals meet. The one in...

Emily Lilyestrom

Swimming In The Rain – Well Almost Last night we held our Superstars meet – the Divisionals meet for the majority of swimmers on this team. In fact, it is often said – perhaps just Kingfish lore - that there are kids swimming in Divisionals who are willing to give up their spot – just to get one of those BIG horse ribbons at Superstars. I don’t think we had any of that last night but what we did have was a fun-filled celebration of what it means to be...

Emily Lilyestrom

Our Final Week of Summer - 2021 Superstars And Divisionals These meets are the culmination of the summer and what a summer it has been. We end with a record of 4-1 – not bad at all considering we moved up to a tougher Division. And how excited were we all just to be swimming. So this last week allows us to celebrate. We start with Superstars – the one I like to call Divisionals for the majority of the team. There are strict rules about swimming in Superstars and...

Emily Lilyestrom

Best Seat in the House A smart young man told me fairly recently that his mom – ever present at his swim meets – always said the best seat in the house belonged to the timers. And like most mothers, she was right. Our last “A” meet of what has been a spectacular season. The disjointed caravan arrived at the Tilden Woods pool sometime around the hour of 8:00 a.m., or so it seemed. Swimmers were clad in neon brights – from their hair down to their swimsuits. And as...

Christina Shafer

The lineup for Saturday's A meet is now posted under the Documents tab on the Kentlands Kingfish website. PLEASE CHECK THE LINEUP. Unless you have signed your swimmer out, all seeded swimmers are expected to swim on Saturday morning. We will caravan to the Tilden Woods pool from Rachel Carson on Saturday morning. Please arrive no later than 7:15 AM to check in. If you cannot join the caravan or your child is sick, please text Yolanda Goettsch (301-252-0290) or Christy Shafer (301-807-9469) as soon as possible. Here is additional...

Emily Lilyestrom

The Weather Finally Cooperated At 5:00 pm it looked less than promising. Those who see the glass as half empty thought for certain that last night was going to look like the previous two Wednesdays – cancellation due to weather. But by 5:30, as most were ignoring the threatening signs, the sun began to peek through the clouds and the weather finally decided to cooperate. As the threatening gray rain clouds passed and the sun burst through, the reflection of the rays off of the sparkling water as all 116...