This summer, the Kingfish Swim Team will continue its community spirit and extend its scope to include a brand new program - the “Little Kingfish”. New Head Coach, Tim Brockway, brought the idea and has been integral in executing the design. The Little Kingfish will be comprised of those swimmers who did not qualify for the Pre- Team but wish to participate and be part of the Kingfish Swim Team. Little Kingfish will be coached in a group format, similar to Pre-Team, allowing our younger swimmers the experience of swimming as a “team” and perhaps even swimming with their best friend!
The Little Kingfish will start after the completion of the school year: June 18, 2015. The group will practice three times per week, in the morning only, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:00-11:30, in conjunction with the Kingfish Pre-Team practice. Members of the Little Kingfish will have to register with the team and will be required to pay a $70 registration fee. Payment will not be required until after the swimmer qualifies for the program.
As our Little Kingfish progress throughout the season, coaches will be evaluating them for the opportunity to move to Pre-Team. The swimmer must simply be assessed by either the Head Coach or the Assistant Head Coach and must meet the established criteria for Pre-Team swimmers, as defined on the Kingfish website.
Swimmers who may wish to participate in the program will be asked to come to the pre team try-outs on Wednesday, May 27 in order to be assessed by the coaching staff. If you have a swimmer who you think would qualify for the program, please contact Emily Lilyestrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new program is directly in line with the Kingfish core values of inclusivity, growth, and team spirit. There is a program for virtually every age and skill level with the Team this year and we’re excited to continue our growth. The season is drawing near – so get ready for what’s gearing up to be the best season yet. Let’s hear it for the Little Kingfish!
Seventh Annual Kentlands Day Draws A Crowd By: Karen Norris
Kentlands Day is a festive community event that showcases the community, its businesses and restaurants, and local talent. The seventh annual event took place May 2 in Downtown Kentlands along Market Street and Centerpoint Way, and involved 100 local businesses and organizations, featuring Taste of Kentlands restaurants, a business fair, classic car show and parade. Funds that were raised during the event support local charities, Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) and the Kentlands Community Foundation.
The event kicked off with a pre-party at 9 a.m. featuring the Kentlands Acoustic Jam. The festival ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting with a parade. More than 30 groups participated in the parade this year, including walkers, floats and cars. Other activities included a children's fair with rides and games, two entertainment stages and a RCES mini-golf course fundraiser. Beer sales benefited Ride Allegheny and other local nonprofits.
A team of volunteers contributed time and effort to support the festival, providing information to attendees and managing the parade route. Key sponsors of the event included Adventist Healthcare, Great Kids Events, the Goddard School, Kentlands Market Square, Criswell Auto, Custom Concepts Construction, Morton's Towing and Recovery, Potomac Pizza and Creative Edge Signs and Graphics.
View the picture gallery of this great event here!
So Ready for Spring, Happy Hour Well-Attended
Brasserie Beck Provided Outstanding Fare for Appreciative Guests By: Karen Norris
Friday night, pleasant weather, weekend ahead, the Kentlands Clubhouse was the place to be. After a long, dreary winter, the April Happy Hour was a well-received event that confirmed the general mood in the neighborhood that it was time to enjoy being out and among friends.
While Kentlands plans many family-oriented activities, this adults-only event provides a welcomed break for neighbors to share a couple of hours of good conversation, good food and a generous choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It was a time to catch up on news and share recommendations for a variety of contracting needs from landscaping to driveway repair, painting and more. Board members who were present were available to respond to questions and processes for approvals. Committee members also helped spread the word about other upcoming events like the progressive dinner.
One of the Kentlands amenities that helps contribute to quality of life in the community is its active and varied social agenda. These events help facilitate friendships, provide opportunities to share information, and create new experiences that add to the enjoyment of the community.
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Each summer, fall, winter, and spring we will showcase a picture that
will highlight KENTLANDS' beauty and architectural design. These
photographs will be taken by local residents and will show how they see
their neighborhood throughout the changing seasons.