MEET THE EAGLES
The Queens Lake Eagles family of coaches, swimmers, and parents are committed to helping all of our swimmers achieve fitness, sound swimming
skills, and the confidence that comes with them - in a fun, enthusiastic, and nurturing environment which fosters a life-long love of swimming.
The Eagles swim team is sponsored by the Queens Lake Community Association, Inc., and local businesses.
Team membership is open to QL pool members ages 4 - 18 of all skill levels, and is comprised of four basic levels:
|Hatchlings||Ages 4 - 8
Be able to comfortably swim at least five meters in a horizontal position with face in the water; if at any point during the season, a swimmer can swim the length of the pool to the coaches' satisfaction, they will be allowed to move up and be entered into meets.
|Fledglings||Ages 4 - 8
Be able to comfortably swim one length of the pool (25 meters); is designed for swimmers who do not quite yet have the strength or maturity to swim repeated lengths for an entire practice session.
|Eaglets||Ages 9 - 12||
Be able to comfortably swim one length of the pool on their front and back; It is expected swimmers will have the strength, endurance, and maturity to swim repeated lengths for an entire practice session.
|Eagles||Ages 13 - 18||
Be able to comfortably swim two lengths of the pool on their front and back without stopping; have rudimentary knowledge of two strokes; possess the strength, endurance and maturity to swim repeated lengths for an hour and 15 minute practice session.
Within each level, instruction/training is provided for a range of abilities, from beginners to year-round and championship level swimmers.
We value every member of our team, regardless of age or ability level, and strive to support the greatest level of success for each and
QL Eagles Practice Schedule
|Before School Ends|
29 March thru 15 June
||Hatchlings are asked to attend the first practice of the season for their swim
assessment; normal practice sessions will begin after school ends
|After School Ends|
18 June thru 27 July
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QL Eagles Meet Schedule
|18 Jun|| Home vs Greensprings|| 4:30 pm|
|25 Jun|| Kingswood|| 5:00 pm|
|2 Jul|| Home vs First Colony "Team Picture"|| 4:00 pm|
|9 Jul|| Kingsmill|| 5:00 pm|
|16 Jul|| Home vs Village GreenFriendship Meet|| 4:30 pm|
|23 Jul|| WISC vs Villages of Westminster|| 4:30 pm|
|28 Jul|| Kingswood "Summer Awards Meet"|| 10<am; 11>pm|
|4 Aug|| VPSU Champs Meet WISC|| 11>am; 10<pm|
Fun, Fun, Fun
Not only do we practice and compete together, the Eagles host a full slate of activities including Food Fridays, Fun Tuesdays, and a
team swim-a-thon. The swim team also organizes Movie Nights for all pool members to enjoy. Don't miss the fun!
Swim Team Coordinators
Felicia Brown-Anderson 757-254-8422 or
Mark Downey 757-570-2360 or
Nancy Jo Hubbard 757-784-0204 or
The Queens Lake Eagles swim team compete in Division I of the Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union (www.vpsu.com).
Team suits will be available in April through the link on our team page. Again this year we will shop on swimoutlet.com
Big fundraiser for the team! All swimmers are encouraged to participate, any amount helps... prizes will be awarded based on amount raised!!!
More information concerning swim lesson will available late May.
Our QL Eagle business sponsors are a critical support for our team. Not only do they provide much needed funding, they are a manifestation of a larger community supporting our kids/swimmers. If you own a business, work for - or regularly patronize - a business that might sponsor our team, please consider (or ask your employer or business owner to consider) sponsoring the QL Eagles this year.
We offer our sponsors exposure for their business at the pool, on swim team t-shirts, in our team handbook, the QL newsletter by mail and on our website, the VPSU champs program and at our home meets. Please download the sponsor form here.
Inclement Weather Policy
VPSU league rules state that a decision to postpone a meet because of weather must be made at the meet site and shall not be made sooner
than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. In general, no less than one-half or more than one and one-half hour shall elapse
between the time a delay is called and a decision to postpone is made. If agreement cannot be reached between the coaches and team
representatives about postponement or the time that competition is to be renewed in the event of a weather delay, the Meet Director's
decision shall prevail. Postponed meets shall be swum the next day unless circumstances beyond the home team's control preclude it and,
in all cases, swum within one (1) week. Postponed meets are resumed at the point at which they were when swimming stopped.
Lightning: Pool lifeguards, duly authorized pool management or the Meet Director may delay a meet for lightning or other safety factors.
The decision on when to resume a meet (if the lifeguard or pool management permits it) shall be finally decided by the Meet Director
after consultation with coaches, VPSU team representatives and the meet referee.
Explanation: One of the challenges of evening swim meets is the frequency of late-afternoon and evening summer thunderstorms.
Every summer, nearly every team has at least one meet that must be rescheduled. Occasionally, meets must be rescheduled repeatedly
because of a string of thunderstorms on successive days.
The VPSU rule attempts to balance the need to maintain the highest level of safety for the swimmer and the desire to minimize
rescheduling and the considerable inconvenience it poses to families of the swimmers. Because weather patterns on the peninsula
can be very localized, (a severe storm on one side of town - clear skies on the other), and quickly changing, it was determined
that the only way to really know if a meet can be held (or not) is to see what the weather is at the meet site, at the time of
the meet. Be assured that officials will closely monitor not only the skies, but weather radar as available through the weather
channel and websites, to make the best decisions possible in as timely a manner as possible. If a meet is delayed due to
thunder/lightning, please don't leave until it has been officially postponed until another day, and the makeup day is announced.
Storms can move through an area fairly quickly. We may indeed be resuming the meet after the storm has passed through and we will
need our swimmers there to do so. Almost every venue has a clubhouse or other safe area where we can wait out a storm - for those
who prefer to wait in their car, we'll send someone out to let you know what is happening once a decision is made.