Little Kingfish Swimmers and Coaches
Little Kingfish Program
The Little Kingfish program is comprised of those swimmers who did not qualify for the pre team but wish to participate, improve their swimming and comfort level in the water and be part of the Kingfish swim team. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and able to separate from their parents in the shallow end of the social pool.
Swimmers will be coached individually or in small groups by our 13-14 year old swim team members. All potential Little Kingfish swimmers will need to attend a try-out the week of 5/30/23-6/2/23. Being able put their face in the water, blow bubbles, and working on floating and kicking would be ideal skills for Little Kingfish swimmers to demonstrate at Tryouts. Click on the Try-outs tab for more information.
The Little Kingfish will start after the completion of the school year: The lessons will be offered in the shallow end of the social pool. We typically offer Little Kingfish lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11:30am-12pm. Lesson dates will be changed from 7/4 to 7/5 due to the 4th of July holiday.
For the 2023 Summer Season, we will have two 2-week sessions of Little Kingfish:
Session 1: 6/19, 6/20, 6/22, 6/26, 6/27, and 6/29 from 11:30am-12pm
Session 2: 7/3, 7/5, 7/6, 7/10, 7/11, and 7/13 from 11:30am-12pm
Little Kingfish swimmers, as they progress, will be given the opportunity to try out for pre team. The swimmer must 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.
There is no volunteer requirement for Little Kingfish families. We would love your involvement though in running social events and swim meets.
Swimmers who wish to participate will be asked to come to the pre team try-outs starting on 5/30/23 in order to be assessed by the coaching staff. If you have a swimmer who you think would qualify for the program, please contact [email protected],
Little Kingfish Coaches
Kingfish Team Swimmers who are 13-14 years old (or rising 8th graders who are 12) are eligible to be Little Kingfish coaches. You will need to sign up to Coach and attend training with Coach Dani and Coach Erin. You will earn SSL hours for the hours you work. Please commit to a full 2-week session (or both sessions) and be prepared to attend every practice in that session. See the above section for dates and times. Coach sign-ups will begin at Registration on 5/6; contact [email protected] to sign up to Coach.