Posted by Kings Charter Swim Team on Jun 25 2023 at 06:29AM PDT

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

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 at least 2 hours ahead of time so we will know when to expect you to check-in.

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

Questions: If you have any questions for the coaches, please reach out to Please direct all other questions or concerns to


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