Week 5 Updates - First Swim Meet on June 15 at AshCreek

Posted by Kings Charter Swim Team on Jun 13 2022 at 09:34AM PDT

KCST – Week 5 Updates – First Swim Meet on June 15 at AshCreek
Good morning swimmers and swim families,

We are excited for our first swim meet of the season coming up this Wednesday June 15, 2022. At the bottom of this email are all the specifics on this week’s Swim Meet. Please read carefully, its a long one this week!

June 15 (Wed) – AshCreek Swim Meet
Swimmers check-in at AshCreek at 4:45pm.
All volunteers (1st & 2nd half) must check-in with the Volunteer Coordinator by 5:30pm.
Events begin at 6:00pm

We also still have positions open for Volunteering later in the summer, please discuss with our Volunteer Coordinator (Marianne) or email us for more information.

Practice this Week:

Monday & Tuesday are normal
Wednesday – no practice because of the Swim Meet
Thursday – Normal practice. Ribbons to be given out the following week.
Friday – No practice.

Starting next week (Monday June 20) we will transition to Morning and Afternoon practice for summer schedules. Swimmers are to pick ONE practice a day. And generally the mornings are less crowded than the afternoons.

Check Our Website for lots of information:
We understand that the links might not have been working in our last email. Please know that everything is posted to our website should something not be correctly working. If you are signed into our website, under the documents section, you will find many of these files (see clip below). Some places on our website that you might want to review:

  • Swim meet event order (under the schedule tab).
  • Meet Buddies (under documents)
  • Remind App (under documents)
  • Meet Commitments Instructions (under documents)
  • Swim Meet Checklist (just a suggestion, not mandatory; under documents)
  • Volunteer Position (under the volunteer tab) for descriptions

*Saturday Clinics *
The Coaches are ready to hold Saturday clinics. Please check out website later this week for the sign up link.

Upcoming Events:
Spirit Nights – Come Support our Swim Team during the upcoming Spirit Night:

  • June 23rd, 2022 – Vito’s
  • June 27th, 2022 – Texas Roadhouse
  • July 11, 2022 – Mi-Jalisco (bring flyer or mention swim team)

Pool Party & Team Pictures June 26th
TSS Photography will be there at 4pm for individual pictures and the team picture will be taken at 4:30. Swimmers need to wear their team suits. The photographer’s website if anyone wants to see what their products look like:

Remind App
Please sign up for our Remind App. This will be the primary way our Coaches will communicate with you. If we get into a Thunderstorm situation, Remind is how we will communicate. And an emergency communication at the Swim Meet will happen on Remind as well.

“Like” our Facebook Page and Sign up for our Private Group.
Pictures from the Mock Swim Meet are posted in our Private Group.


Kings Charger at AshCreek (the details)
The Ashcreek Crocs welcome the Kings Charter Tidal Waves Wednesday, June 15th. The meet will begin at 6:00 p.m. The rain date will be Thursday, June 16th.

Location: Our pool is located at 10854 Linderwood Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Pool Specifics: Our pool is measured in meters and has 6 lanes. The start end of our pool is about 4.5 feet deep and the turn end of our pool is about 3.5 feet deep. This means that swimmers can dive in the start end, but 2nd and 4th legs of 8 and under relays will need to start in the water.

Parking: Our team reserves the parking lot for the visiting team. 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. Please inform your swimmers and parents that the clubhouse and playground area are off limits during the swim meet.

Check-In: Please have your team begin check-in no earlier than 4:30 pm. Check-in must be completed by 5:30 pm. A table will be set up outside the pool for your check-in.

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

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: Per GRAL guidelines if there is a sighting of lightning or hearing of thunder, all participants must clear the pool deck and wait in the parking lot or their cars.


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