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2024 Open House

Posted by Kings Charter Swim Team at Feb 27, 2024 1:14PM PST
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Kings Charter Tidal Waves Swim Team Open House

Where: Kings Charter Clubhouse
When: Monday, March 11 from 5-8pm
Who: Anyone who wants more information about the Tidal Waves, has questions about registering or wants to try on swimsuits
What: We will be there to answer any questions you have and to provide information about the 2024 season. The swimsuit vendor will be there so that your swimmer can try on and purchase team swimsuits. The team suits will be the same as last year.

This is a great opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have about joining the swim team for the 2024 season.

Registration for the 2024 season will also open on March 11. See the website for more details!
Watch your child’s swimming skills and confidence grow as they become part of the neighborhood swim team. This is a chance to keep your children active this summer while getting involved in your community.

What is in store for the summer swim team season?

  • Practices starting in May with an option of morning or afternoon once school lets out
  • A pre-team program for your younger swimmers
  • Preseason parent meeting to allow parents to ask questions and learn about swim meets
  • Mock meet held before the regular season meets to show swimmers (and parents) what to expect
  • Team pool party with dinner
  • Team and individual picture options
  • Swim buddies program so that older and younger swimmers can cheer each other on
  • 6 swim meets, including 3 at home at Lakeview Pool
  • Dinner and fun treats can be purchased at each swim meet
  • Fun themes for home meets
  • End of season banquet and awards
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Meet #6: AWAY – Kings Charter Tidal Waves vs Ashcreek Crocs, Tuesday, July 18

The Kings Charter Tidal Waves will face the Ashcreek Crocs for our sixth and final swim meet of the regular season on Tuesday, July 18th. The meet will start at 6:00pm and families can enter the pool deck no earlier than 4:30pm. The make-up date is Wednesday, July 19th. This will be Ashcreek’s Senior Night so some times have been adjusted to allow time to honor their Seniors and still start the meet at 6pm.

Location: 10854 Linderwood Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Attendance: Please remember to declare for the meet by indicating if your swimmer will attend. You should have already received an email that the meet is accepting entries. You can indicate your attendance by clicking “attending” or “not attending” for the Meet on the “View Meets” tab in the Parent Portal.

Parking: Kings Charter is welcome to park in the main parking lot. If additional parking is required, families may park along the main road as long as they don’t block intersections or driveways.

Seating: Seating for the away team is located on the right side of the pool closest to the parking lot. You may also use half of the awning at the far end. Please bring deck chairs for your use. Be aware that the clubhouse and playground area are off limits during the swim meet.

Check‐In: Check-in no earlier than 4:30 pm. Check-in must be completed by 5:00 pm. A table will be set up outside the pool for your check-in. **Note: This is an earlier check-in deadline than most weeks due to Senior night.

​Warm-ups: Away team will warm up from 5:15-5:35. Ashcreek’s warm-ups will be from 4:50-5:10.

Clerk of the Course: The Clerk of the Course is located to the left of the entrance to the pool. Our community has added an additional gate to our pool, so we will be blocking off Clerk of Course completely. You can use either gated entrance to get to the concessions and deck. Please do not cut through the Clerk area

Concessions: The concessions are located outside of the fence area just past the bathrooms on the left and will be serving food beginning at 5:15 and will continue to sell until approximately 9:00. Our concession will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, snacks, candy and drinks. Kona Ice will be located in the circle drive in front of the clubhouse.

Weather: In the event of inclement weather we may have to exit the pool deck until conditions improve. Lifeguards are trained on and responsible for making a determination when the pool and the pool deck must be closed, prioritizing the safety of all present. If the deck is closed, please support the life guards and help clear the facility promptly. If we have to clear the deck due to the weather, you may wait in your cars. Please ensure you have signed up for Remind to get weather updates. Instructions can be found on our website under the Documents Tab.
**If the meet is stopped at or after 10:30pm the meet WILL be postponed to the rain date. If the 8 & under relays were swum then the 9 & older relays can be swum on the rain date.

Volunteer Reminders:
If you have signed up to volunteer at this meet, please double check which position you are working in your Parent Portal

Start Times:
5:30pm First Half shifts will work from event #1 until event #27
8:00pm (approx.) Second Half shifts will work from event #28 until the end of meet

Check-In:
All volunteers must check-in with Marianne and Jason before 5:30pm, where the swimmers check-in with the coaches. If you are a second half volunteer and unable to check in by 5:30pm, please email kctidalwaves@gmail.com at least 2 hours ahead of time so we will know when to expect you to check-in.

Substitutes:
If you can no longer work the shift you signed up for, you are responsible for finding a substitute. Please reach out to other swim families for help, and notify us of the change at kctidalwaves@gmail.com.

Theme: Ashcreek’s theme this week is College Gear. We are invited to participate.

Questions: If you have any questions for the coaches, please reach out to kcswimcoaches@gmail.com. Please direct all other questions or concerns to kctidalwaves@gmail.com

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The Kings Charter Tidal Waves welcome the Fox Hall Fins on Wednesday, July 12. The meet will start at 6:00pm and families can enter the pool deck no earlier than 4:30pm. The make-up date is Thursday, July 13th.

Attendance : Please remember to declare for the meet by indicating if your swimmer will attend. You should receive an email when a meet is accepting entries. You can indicate your attendance by clicking “attending” or “not attending” for the Meet on the “View Meets” tab in the Parent Portal.

Parking : The parking lot is reserved for the away team. Kings Charter families should plan to park on the streets around the pool or walk/bike to the meet if possible.

Seating: Seating for the home team is located on the left side of the pool deck (the volleyball/playground side). Please bring deck chairs for your use. Please remember that the baby pool, playground, volleyball, and tennis courts are all off-limits during the swim meet.

​Check-In: Please have swimmers check-in no earlier than 4:30pm. Check-in for swimmers and volunteers must be completed by 5:30pm.

​Warm-ups: Home team warm-ups are at 5:00pm.

Concessions: Food will be available from Dave’s Al-A Cart, and our concession stand will offer hot dogs, pizza, chips, candy, and drinks. Dave’s Al-A Cart takes cash and credit, and our concession stand takes cash and Venmo. We will also have Kona Ice. All will be available in the parking lot outside of the pool. You are also welcome to bring your own food.

Reminder: Please ensure no swimmer has any sharpie markings on their bodies other than event numbers on hands and diving markings.

​*Weather*: In the event of inclement weather we may have to exit the pool deck until conditions improve. Lifeguards are trained on and responsible for making a determination when the pool and the pool deck must be closed, prioritizing the safety of all present. If the deck is closed, please support the life guards and help clear the facility promptly. If we have to clear the deck due to the weather, you may wait in your cars. Please ensure you have signed up for Remind to get weather updates. Instructions can be found on our website under the Documents Tab.

Volunteer Reminders: If you have signed up to volunteer at this meet, please double check which position you are working in your Parent Portal

Start Times:

3:15pm Meet set-up
4:30pm or 7:30pm Concessions
5:30pm First half shifts will work from event #1 until event #27
8:00pm (approx.) Second half shifts will work from event #28 until the end of meet
10:30pm (approx.) After the meet take-down

​Check-In:

All volunteers must check-in with Marianne and Jason before 5:30pm, at the first table just inside the pool. If you are a second half volunteer and unable to check in by 5:30pm, please email kctidalwaves@gmail.com at least 2 hours ahead of time so we will know when to expect you to check-in.

​Substitutes:

If you can no longer work the shift you signed up for, you are responsible for finding a substitute. Please reach out to other swim families for help, and notify us of the change at kctidalwaves@gmail.com

​*Theme*: This meet will feature a Pink Out theme. Please encourage your swimmers to join us in celebrating by wearing pink!

Questions: If you have any questions for the coaches, please reach out to kcswimcoaches@gmail.com. Please direct all other questions or concerns to kctidalwaves@gmail.com

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Meet #4: AWAY – Kings Charter Tidal Waves vs Twin Hickory Torpedoes, Wednesday, July 5

The Kings Charter Tidal Waves will face the Twin Hickory Torpedoes for our fourth swim meet of the season on Wednesday, July 5. The meet will start at 6:00pm and families can enter the pool deck no earlier than 4:30pm. The make-up date is Thursday, July 6th.

Location: 4601 Twin Hickory Lake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Attendance: Please remember to declare for the meet by indicating if your swimmer will attend. You should have already received an email that the meet is accepting entries. You can indicate your attendance by clicking “attending” or “not attending” for the Meet on the “View Meets” tab in the Parent Portal.

Parking: Kings Charter is welcome to park in the main parking lot.

Seating: Seating for the away team is located on the right of the pool, or straight in front of you as you enter the pool area. Please bring deck chairs for your use.

Check‐In: A table will be set up in the grass outside the gate for check‐in. Check‐in begins at 4:30 pm. The gates to the pool deck will be opened at 4:30pm. Check‐in must be completed by 5:30pm.

​Warm-ups: Away team warm-ups are at 5:20pm.

Clerk of the Course: The Clerk of the Course is located in the back of the pool, near the starting blocks, on the side of the dive pool.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located on the side of the clubhouse, inside the pool area, near the concessions.

Concessions: Food will be available for purchase, including burgers, hot dogs, candy, chips, soda, gatorade and water. We take cash or credit! The Kona Ice truck will be on site.

Weather: In the event of inclement weather we may have to exit the pool deck until conditions improve. Lifeguards are trained on and responsible for making a determination when the pool and the pool deck must be closed, prioritizing the safety of all present. If the deck is closed, please support the life guards and help clear the facility promptly. If we have to clear the deck due to the weather, you may wait in your cars. Please ensure you have signed up for Remind to get weather updates. Instructions can be found on our website under the Documents Tab.

Volunteer Reminders:
If you have signed up to volunteer at this meet, please double check which position you are working in your Parent Portal

Start Times:
5:30pm First Half shifts will work from event #1 until event #27
8:00pm (approx.) Second Half shifts will work from event #28 until the end of meet

Check-In:
All volunteers must check-in with Marianne and Jason before 5:30pm, where the swimmers check-in with the coaches. If you are a second half volunteer and unable to check in by 5:30pm, please email kctidalwaves@gmail.com at least 2 hours ahead of time so we will know when to expect you to check-in.

Substitutes:
If you can no longer work the shift you signed up for, you are responsible for finding a substitute. Please reach out to other swim families for help, and notify us of the change at kctidalwaves@gmail.com.

Questions: If you have any questions for the coaches, please reach out to kcswimcoaches@gmail.com. Please direct all other questions or concerns to kctidalwaves@gmail.com

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Meet #2: AWAY – Kings Charter Tidal Waves vs Raintree Rapids, Wednesday, June 28

The Kings Charter Tidal Waves will face the Raintree Rapids for our third swim meet of the season on Wednesday, June 28. The meet will start at 6:00pm and families can enter the pool deck no earlier than 4:30pm. The make-up date is Thursday, June 29th.

Food Drive in Honor of Lucia Bremer: Raintree is hosting a Food Drive this meet in honor of Lucia Bremer. They are pairing with the Henrico Food Bank. There will be boxes at Check In to drop off donations. Most requested items are pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, mac n cheese, canned corn, canned green beans and canned beans.

Location: Raintree Swim & Racquet Club, 1703 Raintree Drive. Richmond, VA 23238

Attendance: Please remember to declare for the meet by indicating if your swimmer will attend. You should receive an email when a meet is accepting entries. You can indicate your attendance by clicking “attending” or “not attending” for the Meet on the “View Meets” tab in the Parent Portal.

Parking: There is a parking lot available, but if it does become filled, you can park on Raintree Drive. Traditionally, people park on the same side of Raintree Drive as the club and start parking “up the hill”. There are townhouses/condos that are adjacent to Raintree, and you SHOULD NOT park in their lot or you will be ticketed.

Seating: The Kings Charter area will be on the pool deck that is adjacent to the diving well and lane 6. There will be a couple of rows of chairs, but please bring deck chairs for your use. In addition, there is a big grassy area next to the pool deck seating called “Luke’s Lawn”. This is also saved for Kings Charter, and you will need chairs for that area too. As a reminder, the diving well, shallow end, and baby pool are off limits during the swim meet. The “carpeted” deck next to the lake is designated for Raintree families.

​Check-In: Please have swimmers check-in no earlier than 4:30pm. Check-in for swimmers and volunteers must be completed by 5:15pm. A table will be set up at the entrance of the pool for check-in.

​Warm-ups: Away team warm-ups are at 5:20pm.

Clerk of the Course: The Clerk of the Course is located just past the starting blocks next to the diving area.

Concessions: They will have a grill that will be offering the following menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dog nuggets, grilled chicken salads, grilled cheese, BBQ
sandwiches, homemade chips, drinks, candy, and other snacks.

Weather: In the event of inclement weather we may have to exit the pool deck until conditions improve. Lifeguards are trained on and responsible for making a determination when the pool and the pool deck must be closed, prioritizing the safety of all present. If the deck is closed, please support the life guards and help clear the facility promptly. If we have to clear the deck due to the weather, you may wait in your cars. Please ensure you have signed up for Remind to get weather updates. Instructions can be found on our website under the Documents Tab.

Volunteer Reminders:
If you have signed up to volunteer at this meet, please double check which position you are working in your Parent Portal

Start Times:
5:30pm First Half shifts will work from event #1 until event #27
8:00pm (approx.) Second Half shifts will work from event #28 until the end of meet

Check-In:
All volunteers must check-in with Marianne and Jason before 5:30pm, where the swimmers check-in with the coaches. If you are a second half volunteer and unable to check in by 5:30pm, please email kctidalwaves@gmail.com at least 2 hours ahead of time so we will know when to expect you to check-in.

Substitutes:
If you can no longer work the shift you signed up for, you are responsible for finding a substitute. Please reach out to other swim families for help, and notify us of the change at kctidalwaves@gmail.com.

Questions: If you have any questions for the coaches, please reach out to kcswimcoaches@gmail.com. Please direct all other questions or concerns to kctidalwaves@gmail.com