QUEENS LAKE COMMUNITY
QUEENS LAKE COMMUNITY
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

 

Eagles Swim Team

General Information Inclement Weather Policy FAQ Swimtopia Site

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:
HatchlingsAges 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.
FledglingsAges 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.
EagletsAges 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.
EaglesAges 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 every one.

QL Eagles Practice Schedule

Before School Ends
29 March thru 15 June
GroupDayTime
Eagles M-F 4-5 pm
Eaglets M-F 5-6 pm
Fledglings M-F 6-6:45 pm
Hatchlings 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
GroupDayTime
Eagles M-F 9:45-11
Eaglets M-F 8:45-9:45
Fledglings M-F 8-8:45
Hatchlings T, Th, F 8-8:45

QL Eagles Meet Schedule

DateLocationWarm Ups
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!

General Information

Swim Team Coordinators
Felicia Brown-Anderson 757-254-8422 or
Mark Downey 757-570-2360 or
Nancy Jo Hubbard 757-784-0204 or
Division
The Queens Lake Eagles swim team compete in Division I of the Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union (www.vpsu.com).
Swimsuits
Team suits will be available in April through the link on our team page. Again this year we will shop on swimoutlet.com
Swim-a-thon
Big fundraiser for the team! All swimmers are encouraged to participate, any amount helps... prizes will be awarded based on amount raised!!!
Swim Lessons
More information concerning swim lesson will available late May.
Sponsors
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.
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QLCA, Inc
234 East Queens Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-229-0973