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||Minimum requirement: must be able to swim 5 yards with face in the water and be comfortable in deep water.|
|Fledglings||Ages 4 - 8||Minimum requirement: must be able to swim one length of the pool on front and back. This group is a transition between the Hatchlings and the Eaglets, designed for swimmers who do not quite yet have the strength or maturity to swim repeated lengths for an entire practice session.|
|Eaglets||Ages 5 - 10||Minimum requirement: must be able to easily swim a length of the pool on front and on back.|
|Eagles||Ages 11 - 18||Minimum requirement: must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool without stopping and have rudimentary knowledge of two strokes.|
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
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
Marie Homer 784-4769 or
Mark Downey 570-2360 or 564-7117 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.