"Winter" News

Emily Lilyestrom

(Information on how to order the beautiful "towel" attire is below - keep on reading.)


•    Certified Officials Needed – Stroke & Turn, Starters and Referees
•    Kingfish Pre-Season Event at Germantown Pool, March 28th, Sign up below
•    Towel Pants & Skirts – Last Call
•    Calling All Sponsors
•    Little Kingfish Coaches
•    Banquet Planner
•    Save the Dates


Certified Officials Needed:  Stroke & Turn, Starters and Referees


Each year we need to ensure that we have enough certified Stroke & Turn, Starter, and Referee officials on our team to run our meets.  This year, quite a number of our parents are up for re-certification, which happens every two years.  We also need some new parents to help the team by becoming certified.  A great place to start is by becoming a Stroke & Turn official.  If you are already a Stroke & Turn official, please consider getting certified for Starter and/or Referee.  Each of these positions requires one, 3 hour training session.   The sessions are held on evenings and weekends throughout the county in May and June and there is no cost to attend.   Volunteer hours will be awarded for shadowing our experienced officials to help you learn the role.   We need several more Kingfish parents to become certified for this summer.  You can see the upcoming training sessions and learn more by going to: http://www.mcsl.org/Officials.aspx.   Please feel free to reach out to Mia Joelsson, Volunteer Coordinator, at mia@djoelsson.com with any questions or to discuss your plans to get certified for the summer.  


Kingfish Pre-Season Event, March 28th - Germantown Pool


The Kentlands Kingfish would like to invite all current Kingfish swimmers and those who are interested in joining the Kingfish to a season kick-off pool party at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center on Saturday, March 28 from 7:15 - 9:15 pm.  This is a free event, but space is limited.  
Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E48A4A82CA0F85-season if you and your children would like to attend. 


Towel Pants and Skirts – Last Call


Last call to order your KINGFISH towel pants/skirts!
Friday, February 14th is the final day for ordering Kingfish Towel Pants ($30) and Towel Skirts ($20).  NOTE:  This is a one time order.   Now or never.  Not to be offered during the season.   (You get the point.)


The towel pants will be offered in our traditional Kingfish colors with one leg in blue and the other leg in green with a white pocket embroidered with our logo. The towel skirts will be offered as blue on one side and green on the other with a white pocket embroidered with our logo. Pre-ordered items will be available for pick up at registration on May 8th. Full payment will be due at that time.  The sizing chart can be found on the Kingfish website.   Please submit all orders to Jacque Flaherty at jacquehf@verizon.net.   

NOTE:  Information regarding personalized caps will be coming in March.  Stay tuned.

 
Calling All Sponsors


Do you own a local business? Have you ever considered donating to the Kingfish to be a sponsor? There are multiple levels of sponsorship starting as low as $100.  If you are interested, please reach out to Annie Hunte at annehunte5@gmail.com. 


Little Kingfish Coaches


Inquiries have been made about coaching the Little Kingfish.  Our Little Kingfish coaches spawn from the 13-14 year old age group.  Coach Tim will make an announcement after the beginning of the season regarding sign ups.

Banquet Planner


We are looking for a parent (or group of parents) who would like to step forward and plan, organize, and deliver the Summer 2020 Kingfish banquet.  No prior banquet planning experience required.  Please submit your resume (actually a simple email saying “hey, I’m interested” would work) to Yolanda Goettsch (demiayo2@yahoo.com).  


Save the Dates


Please mark your calendars for these additional important Kingfish dates:


May 9th - Kingfish registration and family meeting at Kentlands Clubhouse (12-4 pm)
June 6th – Time Trials 
July 18th – End of Season Banquet

And for those that would like to attend, the Kingfish Board will be meeting on the following dates:
March 9, April 20, May 11 and June 1
Location:  Old Line Properties Office, 361 Main Street – 7:30 p.m.