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Dec 20, 2014 - Class Of 2015
Our high school seniors are beginning to decide on college. Congratulations and we welcome you to train with us over your college breaks! Parents... When your swimmer makes their final college decisio...
Dec 19, 2014 - The Purpose Of Travel Meets For Swim Teams
JOHN LEONARD Executive Director American Swimming Coaches Association Many parents do not understand why coaches want athletes to travel to "away" meets, sometimes including overnight meets. There are...
Dec 17, 2014 - KING Named Gold Medal Club
King Aquatic Club has once again been recognized by USA Swimming as one of only 20 Gold Medal Clubs in the nation. This distinction is a honor that reflects on everyone in the organziation from swimme...
Dec 16, 2014 - Holiday Practice Schedule Now Available
The holiday practice schdeule is now posted here and is listed below. Friday December 26, 2014 National- 2-5 MR Senior- 5-7 MR Saturday December 27, 2014 AG-830-10 A KM Regional- 630-830 A KM Po...
Dec 15, 2014 - Private Screening-Touch the Wall
You are invited to join KING Boosters in a special showing of the documentary, Touch the Wall . Touch the Wall follows Olympic swimmers Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce as they train together for...
Dec 15, 2014 - Swimming Community Rallies Around Former KING/CAL Swimmer
http://swimswam.com/swimming-community-rallies-around-former-cal-swimmer/ Post contributed by Ted Harris and Brianne Lindblad Integrity, selflessness, positivity, toughness, determination, and kindnes...
Dec 15, 2014 - THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS!
THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS on a tremendous job well done! We hosted our biggest meet yet where our volunteers dominated on deck and represented KING and Pacific Northwest Swimming in KING fashion. ...
Dec 15, 2014 - PNS Champs Timeline & Psyche Sheet now available
PNS Champs Psyche Sheet, Timeline, and Relays are now posted. Thursday Relay swimmers are asked to arrive as follows: Thursday Relays - Female Relay Swimmers arrive no later than 3:30pm. Male Relay...
Dec 8, 2014 - Ethan Dang Breaks 3 National Age Group Records
Congratulations to Ethan Dang for breaking 3 National Age Group Records (11-12 Boys) at the Husky Invitational. 50 Breast 27.20 (Breaking the previous record of 27.46) 100 Breast ...
Dec 8, 2014 - Officials Clinics in January
T he following clinics are for certification and re-certification of Officials in the positions as indicated. Instructors, locations, and clinic times will be updated as they are scheduled. There is a...
Dec 1, 2014 - USA Swimming Meet Official Clinics
Did you know, every meet requires a certain number of certified meet officials in order for your swimmer's times to be valid? KING is always in need of new meet officials. It is an LSC recommendation ...
Dec 1, 2014 - 11-12 Boys Break 200 Medley Relay National Age Group Record
Congratulations to Tyler Lu, Alex Flores, Jake Rinehart, and Ethan Dang on breaking the 11-12 Boys 200 Medley Relay National Age Group Record!! Race Video and SwimSwam article are available at the li...
Nov 30, 2014 - 2015 PNS All-Star Application Available
The PACIFIC COAST ALL-STAR MEET is a high quality meet with the top athletes from Oregon Swimming, Pacific Swimming, Southern California Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming. This creates a great...
Nov 30, 2014 - Hospitality Food Donation Opportunities Available
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the USA Swimming Junior National Championship Swim Meet ...
Nov 24, 2014 - Dang Breaks 11-12 Boys 200 Breast National Age Group Record
Congratulations to Ethan Dang for breaking the 11-12 Boys 200 Breast National Age Group Record previously held by Reece Whitley. Link to the SwimSwam article/Race Video is included below: http://swi...
Nov 20, 2014 - New KING Photos Added
New pictures have been uploaded to the KING Shutterfly website for the following events: Thunderbolt Fall Open October Challenge KING North summer practice (Training Groups) Pacific Coast Invitationa...
Nov 17, 2014 - KING Girls' Shine At State
The girls from King Aquatic Club (KING) won three individual swim titles at the WIAA High School State Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Fede...
Nov 11, 2014 - 2014 Junior Nationals In Federal Way - KING Hosted
T - 28. The countdown begins! KING, a nationally respected and recognized organization, has been selected to host the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals Championships Meet, December 10-14, 2014 in...
Oct 24, 2014 - 10 PNS Records Broken by KING Swimmers
There were 10 new PNS short course meter records set at the Thunderbolt Fall Open. Congratulations to the following KING athletes: Belle Battistoni 11-12 100 Breast: 1:15.42 200 Breast: 2:47.62 Etha...
Oct 16, 2014 - Swim Meet Reminders
As we head in to this weekend?s Thunderbolt Fall Open here are a few reminders about swim meets: Please make sure that you are on time for warm up, swimmers should be on deck ready to get in the pool ...
Oct 15, 2014 - Why Do We Shake Hands? UPDATE
Over the course of the season, I am going to try to give everyone some insight into what makes KING tick, and the principles that we as a staff try to bring to the pool deck everyday. I?m starting wit...
Oct 15, 2014 - KING Swimmers Ranked in USA Swimming National Top Ten Rankings
Congratulations to the following KING swimmers listed in the latest USA Swimming National Top Ten Rankings: Belle Battistoni, Ethan Dang, Alex Flores, Tyler Lu, Jake Rinehart, Allison Su, Emily Ward, ...
Oct 14, 2014 - KING Boosters Secretary Appointed
The Executive Board welcomes Claire Nichols as Secretary of KING Boosters! We look forward to working together. The Nichols swimmers are Age Groupers at the Mt. Rainier pool. Congratulations and tha...
Oct 10, 2014 - KING Premier Debuts
KING Swimmers and Parents: Our first KING Premier experiences, one for parents, one for swimmers, were completed last week. Both were exceptional events. The swimmers had a clinic/evaluation interacti...
Oct 7, 2014 - 2014-15 SCY Time Standards Posted
The 2014-15 Short Course Time Standards are now posted 2014-15 SCY Time Standards - Master List
Oct 2, 2014 - Welcome Letter from Boosters President
D ear KING families and swimmers, Welcome and welcome back to another great KING season! Our athletes have a month of training under their belts and will soon be racing! KING Boosters Club looks for...
Oct 1, 2014 - Thunderbolt Fall Open/October Challenge Entries are Posted
Thunderbolt Fall Open and October Challenge meet entry reports are now posted. October Challenge Entries KING ENTRIES Thunderbolt Fall Open Entries KING ENTRIES
Sep 30, 2014 - Fall 2014 Apparel Store Open!
The KING Fall 2014 Team Apparel online store with Sylvia's Swimwear is now available. Order now for the new season! Place your orders online from now through Oct 13 at 9am (Monday). Note: th...
Sep 29, 2014 - Secretary for KING Boosters Board Opening
Welcome back to another season of great swimming with KING! If you were hoping to get more involved with KING Boosters, we have a unique opportunity open to you! With regret, we have a vacant Secret...
Sep 22, 2014 - KING Premier Schedule
KING Swimmers and Parents, There has been significant interest in the KING Premier Program. It has been great to hear. We believe it's a great opportunity for the TEAM and its members. We have had a...
Sep 18, 2014 - October Calendars Now Posted
The practice calendars for October are now posted. Please click HERE. Please contact your coach with any questions. Thank you, KING Staff
Sep 17, 2014 - Please Update Your Shirt Size
The KING Boosters are planning their annual tshirt give away to all registered members and needs your help. To ensure your swimmers get the right size tshirt, you will need to update your swimmer shir...
Sep 17, 2014 - Complete List of KING's Nationally Ranked Swimmers
KING finished the 2014 Season with 10 swimmers ranked in the top 10 representing 40+ inidvidual events and 14 relays. The following swimmings had swims in that earned National Rankings: Ethan Dang Be...
Sep 15, 2014 - 2013-14 KING Record performances
KING Aquatic Club had a great year last year! The 2013-2014 Seasons had astounding performances from all of our swimmers. Some of the highlights include: 4 USA Swimming National Age Group Records 54...
Sep 12, 2014 - Meet Entry Forms Now Available
Meet Forms are now available. Please follow the link below, print, fill out, and return to your coach by September 17, 2014. Remember to cross out any days that you are NOT available to race. Clic...
Sep 9, 2014 - Member Search: How do I opt in?
If you are wondering what happened to the Member Search option at the top of the screen, that feature was temporaily hidden for privacy reasons. At the start of the 2014-15 swim season, all member ac...
Sep 5, 2014 - Scholar All American Team Announced
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming today released the roster for its 2013-2014 Scholastic All-America Team. Congratulations to King Aquatic Club swimmers Adelaide Chambers, Alyssa Cook, Ke...
Sep 4, 2014 - Boosters Board Meeting
The first KING Boosters Association board meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, September 17, at Kent Commons (Interurban Room, 525 4th Ave. N. Kent, 98032 ) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Attendance at...
Sep 1, 2014 - Group Rate Hotel Rooms Available
KING Boosters has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Thunderbolt Fall Open in Beaverton, Oregon. As always there are a limited number of rooms available. The hotels featured have special rates. ...
Aug 29, 2014 - KING Leadership Evolutions: Here we go!
KING Leadership Evolutions: Here we go! After a lengthy search, KING is happy to announce Jon Hiett as the new Senior coach at KCAC! After receiving over 30 applications and interviewing 10 potentia...
Aug 27, 2014 - New POWER Group starting for KING North
KING is very excited in starting a new Power group for our north site. This group will be dedicated to high school-aged swimmers that want to get better in a positive environment. In the past this...
Aug 26, 2014 - New Practice Schedules Posted- Start Date Sept. 2nd!
September practice calendars are now posted and the first day of practice will be September 2nd! Please double check the calendar as many of us are at new pools due to the KCAC closure. Map links to...
Aug 10, 2014 - Tryouts Dates for 2014-15 Season
August tryout dates for the 2014-15 Swim Season.
Jul 29, 2014 - KING Wins 12th Consecutive PNS Long Course Championship
Jul 28, 2014 - Coach Dave Announces His Retirement
KING Swimmers and Families, As many of you know I have been coaching King Aquatic Club swimmers at the Fife Pool for the past 9 years. As some of you may not realize, I have been coaching swimming f...
Jul 28, 2014 - 2014-15 Swim Season Registration now Open
2014-15 Registration is now available
Jul 18, 2014 - Ethan Dang Breaks NAG Record
This past Saturday at the Mark Prothero Invitational, Ethan Dang broke the 11-12 200 breaststroke National Age Group Record in a time of 2:29.01, breaking the old record by over a second. Meaning he s...
Jul 18, 2014 - Coach Tommy Named Zone Head Coach
Congratulations to KING North Age Group and Regional Coach Tommy Cunningham for being named the head coach of the Pacific Northwest Swimming Zone Team. The Western Zone Championships will be held at K...
Jul 5, 2014 - Smart Eating On Meet Day
As we enter the long-course spring championship season, it is especially important to remember that good nutritional habits will help you swim your best. Here is a link to an article on the USA Swimmi...
Jul 4, 2014 - 5 Tips To Help You Fall Asleep The Night Before Your Big Race
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy It?s the night before the big race and you are staring wide-eyed at the inside of your eyelids, thinking, panicking, and thinking some more. Did ...
Jul 3, 2014 - How Do I Stay Motivated To Train Hard In Swimming?
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Easily the most common question I get in my inbox ? outside of that friendly Nigerian prince who keeps wanting to give me some money ? is a variat...
Jul 3, 2014 - 6 Toxic Thoughts Every Swimmer Should Drop
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Over the course of the day we tell ourselves a massive number of things. From reminders, to words of encouragement, to the not-so-so encouraging. ...
Jul 2, 2014 - Hospitality Food Donation Opportunities Available
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the First Annual Mark Prothero Swim Meet which will be ...
Jul 1, 2014 - 4 Tips For Easier Summer Swim Meet Travel
From the SwimSwam website... By Nick Folker/BridgeAthletic Summer meets can be long and your amount of travel can quickly add up. Elite athletes respond to these circumstances by staying consistent wi...
Jun 30, 2014 - 6 Questions To Ask Yourself After The Big Meet
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy You trained your butt off all year, through the holiday training camp, all of those two-a-days, ditched hanging out with friends on the weekend i...
Jun 27, 2014 - 7 Ways To Develop A Killer Pre-Race Routine To Swim Out Of Your Mind
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy The process of getting ready to swim fast is one that is sacred and unique to each athlete. We each have our own approaches to racing, our superst...
Jun 25, 2014 - How To Use Visualization To Swim Like A Boss
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Tiger Woods has been doing it since he was a kid, Jack Nicklaus swore by it, Muhammad Ali used it, and Michael Phelps is renown for doing it in t...
Jun 24, 2014 - The Top 4 Rules For Post Swim Meet Recovery
From the SwimSwam website... By Nick Folker/BridgeAthletic With several meets upon us in a short summer season, recovering quickly from long competitions is important to maintaining consistency in you...
Jun 20, 2014 - 5 Daily Habbits To Make You A Better Swimmer
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Our habits, good and bad, make up our swimming. They drive the way that we perform in the water, how we train, even how we fare in competition. T...
Jun 18, 2014 - 7 Steps For Powerful Self-Confidence For Swimmers
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy We all have those moments, both as athletes and as individuals, where we feel like we are stuck going nowhere fast. We aren?t progressing fast e...
Jun 17, 2014 - 10 Foods Swimmers Should Be Eating
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN The mystery behind what to eat is never-ending, partly because miracle foods are constantly surfacing while other foods fall from grace. When i...
Jun 14, 2014 - 6 Tips To Keep You Chasing Your Swimming Goals When You Feel Like Giving Up
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy No matter where you stand on the ladder of swimming prowess, from age grouper to world record holder, there are days where we just aren?t feeling...
Jun 11, 2014 - 6 Reasons You Will Learn To Love Your Early AM Practices
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Yes, that sounds like complete rubbish. Who could possibly like getting up at 4:45am and heading to the pool? Especially on those cold, frosty win...
Jun 9, 2014 - 7 Tips To Help You Get Ready For The Big Meet
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy With championship season just around the corner swimmers from coast to coast are priming up for their big meets of the year. After months of inves...
Jun 7, 2014 - The 7 Types Of Slackers On Every Swim Team
From the SwimSwam website... By Elle Meinholz Every swim team has them?the loafers who are undeniably giving 50% max at practice day after day, the sneaky strategists who find a shortcut in every set,...
Jun 4, 2014 - Scholastic All-America Team Application Now Available
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point averag...
Jun 4, 2014 - 7 Quotes For The Struggling Swimmer
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Having a hard time staying on track with your goals? Feeling like you are starting to lose direction, focus or even meaning in regards to your swi...
Jun 1, 2014 - Summer Swim Camp & Clinic
Get ahead of the game, this summer! Megan Jendrick and ACQUA EVENTS will be again hosting a four day (UW) & three day (PSU) Olmpian swim camp. July 7-10 Swim Camp at University of Washington (UW) ...
May 21, 2014 - Ever Found Yourself Thinking....
This article originally appeared at http://swimswam.com/ever-found-thinking/ Ever found yourself thinking? We all want our chance, our shot. We know, deep-down inside, we are better than how fast we ...
May 20, 2014 - Hyack Meet Recap
This past weekend 65+ swimmers, along with their coaches and chaperones (Mark and Theresa Moffatt), took a four-day travel trip to Vancouver to participate in the 2014 Hyack Youth Cup Meet. The meet w...
May 19, 2014 - Wine Country Invite - Tarp Transporter
If you are going to the Wine Country Invitational June 20 - 22 and need some volunteer hours, we are looking for you! We need someone to transport three (3) pop ups/easy up style tents/tarp to the me...
May 16, 2014 - 3 Reasons To Embrace The Process Of Achieving Your Swimming Goals
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy We all have things we want to do with our swimming. They are what we dream about when we should be paying attention in class and what plays in our...
May 13, 2014 - The Fat Fix
From the USA Swimming website... By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Fat gets a bad rap in the world today, its consumption associated with heart disease and obesity. But, fat has a beneficial role for humans, an...
May 12, 2014 - How To Improve Your Stress Management In Swimming
From the SwimSwam website... By Nick Folker/BridgeAthletic As we near the end of the academic year, swimming is just beginning to pick up steam. Preparing for final exams and projects can be difficult...
May 10, 2014 - Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother?s Day We would like to wish the moms of KING Aquatic Club a Happy Mother?s Day. I would also like to take a few moments to thank the moms out there on behalf of their swimmers. Thank yo...
May 8, 2014 - 6 Mental Training Hacks For Swimmers
From the SwimSwam website... Olivier Poirier-Leroy Swimming - and sport in general - offers a rich proving ground for developing mental training skills that can serve you a great deal of good outside...
May 8, 2014 - Learning To Survive - And Thrive - While Swimming Injured
From the SwimSwam website... By Hannah Saiz Champions don't back down from a challenge, and injuries are one of the most prevalent challenges in sports and swimming. Sometimes the best way to overcome...
May 7, 2014 - Swim-A-Thon Prize Deadline
2014 Swim-A-Thon Families, The extended SAT deadline is here and you did an outstanding job of raising money this last week! We now have over $54,000 dollars thanks to your hard work and dedication...
May 6, 2014 - 3 Ways To Stay Hydrated This Summer
From the SwimSwam website... By Nick Folker/BridgeAthletic With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during p...
May 6, 2014 - Coach Hutchison Back On Deck
KING Swimmers, Coaches, and Parents, I'm not sure how widespread the awareness is, but I am actively coaching the KCAC Senior group along with Co-Head Coach Doug Djang. Doug, Ash, and I made this d...
May 5, 2014 - May 9th Time Trial Cancelled
This Friday's Time Trial Meet with VAST has been cancelled due to a conflict at KCAC.The aquatic center originally approved the event, then informed us of the conflict earlier today. We hope to have i...
May 4, 2014 - Are You The Master Of Your Fate?
Every year before meets start I have each of my senior/national swimmers stand up in front of both groups and state their goals for the upcoming season (short/long course). We go through this exercis...
May 1, 2014 - IMPORTANT Hyack Travel Update
We are two weeks away from departure and we have 68 swimmers attending the meet. Thursday Plan: Check in with coaches at Mt. Rainier. Upon arrival you will turn in: Photo ID and copy of birth ce...
Apr 29, 2014 - How To Sleep Your Way To A Better Morning Swim Practice
From the SwimSwam website... By Nick Folker Sleep is of paramount importance to any athlete's training, but swimmers in particular must be able to train well in the early hours of the morning on a reg...
Apr 29, 2014 - Swim-A-Thon Deadline Extended
The 2014 SAT deadline is upon us and once again our KING swimmers and families have done an amazing job raising money for our club! While we have not met our goal this year we are hopeful adding anoth...
Apr 17, 2014 - 7 Signs The Young Swimmer Isn't Eating Enough Food
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Food is fuel. Just like a car needs fuel to operate, so does the body. Without enough food, changes happen in the body affecting a number of da...
Apr 16, 2014 - KING Mini Store Now Open
Why wait for the FALL 2014 team order. The KING Mini Store is now open. Get started on the 2014-15 season by shopping early. The KING Mini Store for Summer 2014 has limited amount of team apparel prod...
Apr 16, 2014 - USA Swimming Issues Guidelines For Concussion Management
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming acknowledges the growing concern around concussions and in an effort to take a proactive position regarding concussion management and ensuring the safety ...
Apr 16, 2014 - Swimming Nutrition
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Apr 11, 2014 - Preliminary Hyack Travel Information
Hyack Festival AAA Youth Cup May 16-18 King Aquatic Club is excited to announce travel plans for the Hyack Festival Youth Cup. It will be a large group and we?re looking forward to getting back to rac...
Apr 5, 2014 - April Practice Calendars Now Available
April calendars are now available under the practice calendar section on the front page of the website. The pool at KCAC will be converted to LCM (50m) on April 21 and the schedule will slightly chang...
Mar 25, 2014 - Ten Things Every Swimmer Does (But Would Never Admit To Doing)
From the SwimSwam website... Courtesy of Claire Forrest The great thing about being a swimmer is that you feel an instant camaraderie with swimmers all over the world. Some parts of the swimming expe...
Mar 23, 2014 - KING Age Group Regional Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins another combined team championship at the 2014 Northwest Region Age Group Championship scoring an official 828 points. The final score was a close 44 points ahead of seco...
Mar 20, 2014 - 3 Steps to Overnight Meet Recovery
From the SwimSwam website... From the moment finals end until prelims begin the next morning, you have the greatest opportunity to maximize your recovery. Knowing how to take control of those 12-16 ho...
Mar 19, 2014 - 2014 Long Course Meet Entry Forms Now Available
Meet Entry forms for the 2014 Long Course season are now available here or under the forms/documents page. Please fill out the correct form and have it submitted to your coach no later than Thursda...
Mar 19, 2014 - 6 Health Tips For National Nutrition Month
From USA Swimming website... Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD March is National Nutrition Month, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics posted 14 health tips for 2014 ( http://www.eatright.org/nnm/...
Mar 18, 2014 - Lifeguarding Class
There will be a lifeguarding class held at the Kent Pool March 28-April 12. Call 253-854-9287 for details and to register for the class.
Mar 18, 2014 - Mind Games With Olympians
Olympic Swimmers Rebecca Soni and Ariana Kukors present Peak Performance Workshops on how to obtain peak performance in school, in sport, and in life. Topics Include: Focus, Nerves, Goal Setting, ...
Mar 17, 2014 - KING Wins Sectional Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins 2014 Senior Sectional Championship this past weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. KING scored a combined total 847.5 points, 208.5 points ahead of 2n...
Mar 9, 2014 - Swim-A-Thon Update #3
YOU GUYS ROCK! Our third week total is $12,513 dollars! Our top earner this week is Emily Tanner from Tahoma pool. Emily raised $610 in a single week! She will receive a $25 iTunes card. Thanks E...
Mar 7, 2014 - 7 Tips To Develope Mental Toughness For Swimmers
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Elite swimmers don't just swim faster, they swim tougher. Here are 7 tips for increasing mental toughness with your athletes. Mental toughness is ...
Mar 6, 2014 - How To Deal With The Taper Blues
From the SwimSwam website... Courtesy of BridgeAthletic Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big ...
Mar 6, 2014 - Hospitality Food Donation Opportunities Available
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the Western Zone Senior Championship Swim Meet which wi...
Mar 4, 2014 - How To Nail The Taper
From the SwimSwam website Courtesy of BridgeAthletic Every taper is unique (and it should be). You are a different age, have trained slightly or dramatically differently than the year before, and may ...
Mar 3, 2014 - KING Hosted Meet Job Sign-ups Available Now
KING Family's, Western Region Senior Section Championship meet job sign-ups are avaialble. There are 100's of jobs/shifts available, Tuesday, March 11 thru Sunday, March 16. That's five days of meets....
Mar 1, 2014 - March Practice Calendars Now Available
Good Evening KING Families, March practice calendars are now available. Please remember that with KCAC and other pools closed this month for various reasons that many practices are moved from their no...
Feb 27, 2014 - Nutrition For Peak Performance
From the SwimSwam website... Courtesy of BridgeAthletic How you eat is not about calories, "super foods", or special tricks. It is entirely about how you can best refuel your muscles for the next race...
Feb 25, 2014 - Swim-A-Thon Update #2
WOW! Way to go KING swimmers! You are off to a great start raising money for our Swim-A-Thon. To date you have raised $7323.05 This week?s top earner is Xylia Roberts form KM who raised $1000. The t...
Feb 24, 2014 - KING Boys' Shine At State
The boys from King Aquatic Club (KING) won three individual swim titles at the WIAA High School State Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Feder...
Feb 19, 2014 - Swim-A-Thon Update #1
Ricardo Martinez - Senior swimmer from KING North is the top earner for the first week with $425. He will receive a $25 Jamba Juice card. KING North is the top earning pool for this week. Senior group...
Feb 14, 2014 - KING Team Store Now Open (UPDATE)
ORDER DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! The KING Team Store is now open! The online store is the Spring 2014 collection where you will find a full selection of team apparel product available! KING shirts (a...
Feb 7, 2014 - Western Zone Athlete Newsletter Issue 3
Issue 3 of the Western Zone Athlete Newsletter has been posted . Highlights of this issue include: feature story by USA Swimming Vice-President Mary Jo Swalley, USA Swimming Governance articles by At...
Jan 30, 2014 - February Practice Calendars Now Available
February practice calendars are now available. Please note that they are only scheduled to the 16th right after our Valentine Classic meet at MR on February 15-16. KCAC will be closed for most of th...
Jan 28, 2014 - Future of Aquatics in the City of Kent
The following is a copy of an email sent by KING Alumni coach & swimmer Mark Prothero. You have received this email because at one time or another, you or your kids either swam for one of the teams I ...
Jan 23, 2014 - Greater Southwest Meet Wrap Up
Last Thursday 37 KING swimmers, 4 coaches, and 3 chaperones traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the 32nd Annual Greater Southwest Meet. Teams came from all over Texas, Kansas, Arizona, and Califo...
Jan 16, 2014 - Diversity Select Camp Application Now Available
The athlete and assistant coach application for the 2014 USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp is now available. Each spring, USA Swimming invites 36 athletes from underrepresented populations to parti...
Jan 8, 2014 - NCAA Q&A For The Confused High School Senior
From the USA Swimming website... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Lately, I've been getting a lot of emails from high school seniors asking, "Can I swim in college? Can I walk on somewhere? Is there...
Jan 3, 2014 - Catching Up With Margaret Hoelzer
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Watkins//Correspondent When it comes to how far Margaret Hoelzer (KING alumni swimmer) has come since she retired from competitive swimming three years ago, sh...
Jan 3, 2014 - 8 Ways For Making This Your Best Year Yet
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy It's a New Year, and you know what that means, right? *silence* You don't? Not even you, you person sitting with the glowing screen ten inches f...
Jan 2, 2014 - 7 Ways To Swim Fearlessly In 2014
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy I'm afraid of an assortment of things. Rejection. Regrets. My Wi-Fi dropping. Some people are scared of the usual stuff - the dark, spiders, sna...
Dec 22, 2013 - KING Relay Breaks National Record
The King Aquatic Club (KING) girls relay team of Hannah Weiss, Carolyn McCann, Heidi VanderWel, and Morgan Ginnis broke the USA Swimming 15-18, 17-18 National Age Group Record in the 200 yard medley r...
Dec 22, 2013 - KING Wins State Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins the fifth annual Washington Senior State Championship. Whereas the high school state championship swim meets are divided by school size and some club swimmers do not swim...
Dec 20, 2013 - What To Tell Your Swimmer After They've Had A Bad Swim
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy It's a difficult experience to watch your swimmer come up short of their goals and expectations in the pool. Even though the effort and will were...
Dec 20, 2013 - Holiday Break Schedule
Thursday, December 26, 2013 Dev- 1000-1100a @ NH Nov- 1100a-1200p @ NH AG- 530-730p @ MR Reg- 430-630p @ KM Pow- 300-500p @ KM Sen- 200-400p @ MR Nat- 400-600p @ MR Friday, December 27 Nov/Dev- 600-70...
Dec 18, 2013 - 6 Reasons You Aren't Seeing Succes With Your Swimming
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy As 2013 draws to a close, many of us are looking back on the year that was and pondering where we did well, and where some of us may have gone ast...
Dec 17, 2013 - KING Places 11th In Nation
King Aquatic Club (KING) for the tenth consecutive year has earned the status of Gold Medal level in USA Swimming's Club Excellence program. For 2014 KING placed 11th in the nation and is still th...
Dec 17, 2013 - PNS Announces All-Star Team
The 2013 Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS) All Star Team selections have been announced. The KING coaching staff is very proud of what this group has accomplished and we look forward to what they w...
Dec 16, 2013 - KING Still King At 14U Champs
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins another team championship at the 2013 PNS 14U Short Course Championship scoring an official 3,474.00 points, 347 points ahead of second place Bellevue Club Swim Team. The...
Dec 15, 2013 - Hospitality Food Donations Needed
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the Washington State Senior Championship Swim Meet whic...
Dec 13, 2013 - Catching Up With Ariana Kukors
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Watkins//Correspondent Boom or bust, Ariana Kukors (KING alumni swimmer) always knew she would be done swimming after the 2012 Olympic Trials. More than a year...
Dec 8, 2013 - Meet Rebecca Soni
Bellevue Club (BCST) has invited KING swimmers and their families to attend the following hosted event. Mark your calendars! Six-time Olympic medalist, Rebecca Soni , will be speaking to BCST swimmer...
Dec 8, 2013 - Age-Group Program At MR Starting Jan 6
KING Aquatic Club is excited to announce the return of an Age-Group program to the Mt. Rainier Pool. We?re thrilled for the return of one of our own; former KING Swimmer and 2008 Olympic Trial Finali...
Dec 4, 2013 - 7 Tips For Swimmers To Develop The Action Habit
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy What is the bridge between our dreams and the manifestation of our goals? What is that line that connects the ideas and hopes we have with ou...
Dec 3, 2013 - Swimming Fast Under Pressure: Controlling Your Race Focus
From the USA Swimming website... BY DR. ALAN GOLDBERG//COMPETITIVEDGE.COM WHY DO SOME SWIMMERS GO SLOWER IN RACES THAN THEY DO IN PRACTICE? The secret to swimming fast when it counts the most is to ma...
Dec 3, 2013 - Sore Shoulders? Try This
From the USA Swimming website... BY G. JOHN MULLEN//DPT, CSCS Soreness is an essential consequence of elite training. The body typically experiences soreness after a novel activity or an increase in t...
Dec 1, 2013 - Kukors Swim & Dream Clinic
2012 Olympian and KING Alum Ariana Kukors will be leading a Swim & Dream Clinic . A "dream clinic" is a classroom style workshops focusing on productive goal setting, positive self-talk, turing you...
Nov 29, 2013 - 6 Things Swimmers Need To Stop Telling Themselves
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Excuses are awful, insidious little things. They hold us back from unleashing our true potential not only in the pool, but in any area where we s...
Nov 27, 2013 - 5 Ways To Get Your Swimming Goals Back On Track
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy No matter our best intentions and motivations, inevitably we will face droughts in our swimming. Whether it is a long bout of training becoming i...
Nov 26, 2013 - WEISS Blog Of World Cup Trip
Editor's Note: The following blog is from King Aquatic Club (KING) National Group swimmer Hannah Weiss who trains with Coach Ash Milad in the KING North Group. Hannah, a USA National Junior Team membe...
Nov 23, 2013 - KING Coach Featured In USA Swimming Website
From the USA Swimming website... Coaches You Shoud Know: Keith Ure BY KELSEY REESE//USA SWIMMING COMMUNICATIONS INTERN Editor's Note: Every Friday, usaswimming.org will publish "Coaches You Should Kno...
Nov 22, 2013 - Jealousy In Swimming
From the USA Swimming website... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Since doing my weekly advice column called Mike?s Mailbag, I?ve received so many emails from swimmers asking, ?How do I overcome my je...
Nov 20, 2013 - Profile Of A Swimmer's Snacking Style
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN As a mom and a dietitian, I get a lot of questions about snacking, especially for the athlete. "What's a healthy snack?" and "How do I handle m...
Nov 17, 2013 - KING Girls' Shine At State
The girls from King Aquatic Club (KING) won three individual swim titles at the WIAA High School State Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Fede...
Nov 15, 2013 - 5 Ways To Get The Most Of Your Swim Practices
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy As a competitive swimmer we are always looking for new ways to get the edge on our fellow athlete. Whether it?s a new suit or a new dry-land routi...
Nov 14, 2013 - What is a KING Swimmer?
As we approach December Championship Meets the coaching staff has come up with the following ideals that we would like each swimmer to personify on a day to day basis. Keep these ideals in mind as you...
Nov 14, 2013 - GINNIS featured In Local Paper
Arlington's Ginnis signs letter to swim for New Mexico By David Krueger, Herald Writer ARLINGTON -- Morgan Ginnis never got to swim for Arlington High School. But the school, which doesn't have a swim...
Nov 13, 2013 - Catching Up With Megan Jendrick
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Watkins//Correspondent Megan (Quann) Jendrick (KING alumni swimmer) may not be swimming and training any more but don't think for a minute that she's not as...
Nov 1, 2013 - November Practice Schedules Available
November practice schedules are now available here . Please note that there are many changes with holidays and pools being closed for events.
Oct 31, 2013 - Race Strategy: 100 Butterfly Stroke Counts
From the USA Swimming website... BY KATIE ARNOLD//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Everyone knows that part of good race preparation is having a specific plan for how you will swim an event. In butterfly, ...
Oct 28, 2013 - Winter Junior Nationals-Team Travel Registration is Open
Registration for the Winter Junior National Championship meet in Greensboro, NC is open.
Oct 25, 2013 - Western Zone Athlete Newsletter Issue 2
Here is the second issue of the Western Zone Athlete Newsletter ! This issue includes: Olympian Mark Gangloff interview, Scholastic All-American 2013 information, Nutrition-Chocolate Milk, Swim...
Oct 17, 2013 - 5 Ways To Make The Most Of A Bad Practice
From the SwimSwam website... By Hannah Saiz Let's face it: having a bad meet is no fun, but the daily grind of practices is what can really bring us down. What's the best way to deal when the going g...
Oct 15, 2013 - Plagued By Muscle Cramps?
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Josh was a devoted swimmer and never missed a practice, morning or night. But he was having problems with muscle cramps. His calf muscle would ...
Oct 11, 2013 - 10 Things To Think About During Swim Practice
From SwimSwam website... By Hannah Saiz It's time to get engaged, and that means thinking during practice. But maybe you aren't sure where to begin. So here's a list of ideas for you! In the 7 Habits...
Oct 10, 2013 - 8 Ways To Be A Happier Swimmer
From the USA Swimming website.... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT You've heard the phrase ? "Happy swimmers are fast swimmers." But what if it's really, really hard to be happy in swimming? Especiall...
Oct 10, 2013 - Think Pink
As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year KING helped support Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October by wearing special white swim caps with pink Breast Cancer ribb...
Oct 10, 2013 - KING Featured In USA Swimming Website
From the USA Swimming website... CLUB EXCELLENCE SPOTLIGHT: KING AQUATIC CLUB BY EMILY SAMPL//CORRESPONDENT In 1996, two Seattle-area swim teams, Highline Swim Club and Kent Area Dolphins, merged to f...
Oct 9, 2013 - 15 Ways Swimmers Do It Better
From the SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy As the days start to get a little shorter, the nights longer, and the migration from outdoor swimming is complete for those of us not lucky enough...
Oct 8, 2013 - 20 Question Tuesday: Megan Jendrick
From the USA Swimming website about KING Alumni Megan Jendrick... BY BOB SCHALLER//CORRESPONDENT Her gold-medal breaststroke performance in Sydney put Megan Quann front and center in the world of swim...
Oct 4, 2013 - October Practice Calendars Now Available
October practice calendars are now available on-line. Please note that there we are competing in 3 meets this month: KING Mini Meet @ KM Pool (Kent) on October 11. October Challenge @ Dick Hannula ...
Oct 2, 2013 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Athletes
From SwimSwam website... By Hannah Saiz Looking ahead to this season, here are a few ideas for things you athletes may want to think about to become your best self during this year. They aren't in any...
Oct 2, 2013 - 20 Habits of Elite Swimmers
From SwimSwam website... By Olivier Poirier-Leroy While there isn't an exact formula for success that can be applied to everyone, there are some typical traits and habits of those who have achieved su...
Oct 1, 2013 - Staying Loose and Calm Pre-Race
From the USA Swimming website... By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com Why are races won and lost before the start? As I've said many times throughout this series, the BIGGEST secret to swimming yo...
Oct 1, 2013 - KING Swimmers At National Select Camp
Congratulations to KING national training group swimmer Mathias Oh & Tommy Thach for being selected to USA Swimming?s 2013 National Select Camp to be held in Colorado Springs October 24-27, 2013. ...
Sep 30, 2013 - KING Alumni Jendrick & Kukors Announce Retirement
Megan Jendrick , two time Olympian has retired from swimming at age 29. She "calls it a career" in letter to family, friends and the world's greatest fans. Read entire letter . Ariana Kukors , a wor...
Sep 25, 2013 - College Swimming Recruiting Trip Tips
From SwimSwam website... By Mel Stewart Contributor, Rick Paine, is an expert on the college recruiting process. He is also the Director of Swimming at American College Connection. Hosting a recruit r...
Sep 24, 2013 - Apparel Order Deadline
The KING Fall 2013 Team Apparel order deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25th, (9:00 AM PST)! Check out the Team Apparel section under the Boosters Tab for ordering information and instruct...
Sep 20, 2013 - 9 Ways To Be A Better Teammate
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent In swimming, just because you're a good swimmer doesn't mean you're a good teammate. Being a good teammate is about much more than jus...
Sep 17, 2013 - Pros & Cons Of The "Paleo" Diet For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD A 15-year old swimmer recently asked me about "going paleo." She trains six days a week for two hours a day and cross trains several...
Sep 17, 2013 - Scholastic All-America Team Announced
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming today released the roster for its 2012-2013 Scholastic All-America Team. Congratulations to King Aquatic Club swimmers Adelaide Chambers, Alyssa Cook, As...
Sep 11, 2013 - First Western Zone Athlete Newsletter
Here is the first issue of the Western Zone Athlete Newsletter ! This issue includes the History of the Western Zone, Nutrition: Building Blocks of Healthy Living, Open Water Swimming, Exhibition Swi...
Sep 10, 2013 - KING Fall Apparel Order Now Available
The KING Fall 2013 Team Apparel product line is now available! Check out the Team Apparel section under the Boosters Tab for ordering information and instructions. There will be a team fitting opp...
Sep 4, 2013 - 9 Goals For The School Year
From the USA Swimming website... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Beginning a new school year can sometimes feel like a huge case of the Mondays. Yesterday, thousands of kids went back to school, and ...
Sep 3, 2013 - KING Swimmer Selected For National Junior Team
National Junior Team Announced Congratulations to Hannah Weiss for being selected to the 2013-14 USA Swimming National Junior Team! She was selected based on her time of 1:00.77 in the 100 meter bac...
Sep 3, 2013 - Staying In Control Behind The Blocks
From the USA Swimming website... BY DR. ALAN GOLDBERG//COMPETITIVEDGE.COM Races are won and lost before the start! So many swimmers lose their races before they even get in the pool. This is because t...
Aug 30, 2013 - Pre Season Practice Schedule
KING- KCAC, KM, Tah, and Fife Monday 9/2 National 3-6 MR Tuesday 9/3 Nat 4-7 MR Sen 430-630 KCAC Reg 430-6 KM AG 530-7 KM ...
Aug 28, 2013 - Registration Open For 2013-14 Season
King Aquatic Club (KING) Swimmers and Parents, Welcome to a new year with KING! Thank you for being part of our great organization. Without your individual participation, work, volunteerism and commit...
Aug 28, 2013 - New Swimmers & Water Test Information
King Aquatic Club (KING), like all other ' year-round ' teams, relies a great deal on its membership to help shape the team for the upcoming 2013-14 swim season. We are looking for young kids who love...
Aug 24, 2013 - Coaching Announcement From Sean Hutchison
Dear KING Swimmers and Parents, As you are aware from National Coach Tommy Hannan?s email last week, Tommy is moving on to pursue his life outside of full-time coaching. Tommy has done an incredible j...
Aug 20, 2013 - Top Tips for Improving Nutrition To Reduce Your Times
From the USA Swimming website... By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RD, CSSD Want to shave 1.82 seconds off your 100-meter free? How about 7.93 seconds off your 200 IM? David (not his real name), a 16-year old...
Aug 17, 2013 - KING Boosters 2012-13 Audit
King Aquatic Booster Club Association 2012-2013 audit Sunday, September 1 12-4 pm King County Library in Federal Way Volunteer hours will be credited for 2013-2014 season Anyone can participate. Th...
Aug 16, 2013 - Swimming Through Senioritis
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Sometimes I get emailed questions from swimmers around the country. While I am not a doctor or a swim coach, I have swum competitively...
Aug 13, 2013 - How To Stay Hydrated During Practice
From the USA Swimming Website... By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Dear Splash, My coach had a lecture for us about drinking things like soda and Gatorade during practice. He asked us to send a letter to the ed...
Aug 12, 2013 - Eight Lies About Fast Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent If you?re tall, lanky, and have big feet, people love to ask: "Are you a basketball player? Or are you a swimmer?" Swimmers, like bask...
Aug 8, 2013 - Handling Failures And Disappointments
From the USA Swimming website... By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com One of the more important mental skills that you will need in your mental toughness toolbox if you want to go far as possible ...
Jul 29, 2013 - Splash Bash Update
Congratulations to all KING swimmers for a fast season of swimming! Please join us for our Splash Bash event this Saturday (8/3) at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center in Renton. It's a great opportunity...
Jul 28, 2013 - KING Wins PNS Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins another team championship at the 2013 PNS Long Course Championship scoring an un-official 6350 points, 1733 points ahead of second place Bellevue Club Swim Team. This was...
Jul 28, 2013 - KING Relay Breaks Another NAG Record
Another National Age Group (NAG) record was set tonight at KCAC by King Aquatic Club. In Event 108 of the Boys 15 & Over 400 Free Relay, KING A relay team of Thomas Anderson (15), Koppi ...
Jul 26, 2013 - KING Relays Break NAG Records
From SwimSwam.com website... A group of 17-18's from the King Aquatic Club in Seattle, Washington has broken the National Age Group (NAG) Record in the girls? 200 medley relay. Swimming at their own p...
Jul 21, 2013 - Summer Swim Clinic & Swim Camp
Get ahead of the game, this summer Megan Jendrick and ACQUA EVENTS will be again be hosting a four day Olmpian swim camp and/or a one day swim clinic in Washington. New this year will be a four day ...
Jul 11, 2013 - Physical Genius Newsletter
Physical Genius News - read it here and subscribe for the latest updates!!
Jul 10, 2013 - Questions Parents Ask
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming provides great member resources for athletes, coaches and parents. The following article is from the Parent Education section and covers many of the quest...
Jul 9, 2013 - Top 5 Reasons Milk Is Good For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Many athletes ask me, ?Is milk really a good muscle-building and recovery drink?? The answer is yes! While milk may not have the amp...
Jul 6, 2013 - July Invitational Meet Information
KING Members, Please see the links below for volunteer opportunities, food donation sign-up and July Invitational event page. You will find the timeline, meet information and meet entries. This is the...
Jul 6, 2013 - PNS All Stars At NACC
The annual North American Challenge Cup (NACC) is being hosted in Federal Way at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center - August 8-10, 2013. There are five teams competing in this year?s comp...
Jul 6, 2013 - Hospitality Food Donations Needed
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD & SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the July Invitational Swim Meet which will...
Jul 1, 2013 - How Significant Is Long Course Competition To Athlete Success?
From USA Swimming website... By Dan McCarthy//High Performance Consultant Many programs across the United States have regularly placed athletes on the National Team and the National Junior Team despit...
Jul 1, 2013 - Register For KUKORS Dream Clinic
2012 Olympian and KING Alum Ariana Kukors will be leading a Dream Clinic. A dream clinic is a 3-week series of classroom style workshops - no pool time. Register now by downloading the below informati...
Jun 29, 2013 - Please RSVP for Awards Banquet
The Annual Awards Banquet is only one (1) week away! This banquet is for all KING swimmers and their families from Developmental swimmers to the National swimmers . It is a time to get together and...
Jun 27, 2013 - KING Booster Positions Open
KING Booster Families, This is a notice of the open KING Boosters Association Board positions for the upcoming two-year term. There are three open positions heading into next year: Treasurer, Dir...
Jun 25, 2013 - Touch-The Marin Morrison Story
Dear KING Family, Below is a message and link to a story about Marin Morrison. Marin was a swimmer who was intending to join KING and got brain cancer just as the family was moving into the area. Ple...
Jun 12, 2013 - Stay-In-The-Bag Snacks For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE MS, RDN Even the most organized, well-planned swimmer can put nutrition on the backburner, jeopardizing access to essential fuel sources when he needs i...
Jun 11, 2013 - Can Swimming Make You Smarter?
From the USA Swimming website... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Swimming is the best sport in the world? according to swimmers. We believe in those old-fashioned principals swimming supposedly culti...
Jun 7, 2013 - Perfect Practice: Getting The Most Of Your Training
From the USA Swimming website... BY DR. ALAN GOLDBERG//SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST, COMPETITIVEDGE.COM RACES ARE WON AND LOST, LONG BEFORE YOUR MEETS Most serious swimmers put in the same amount of time train...
Jun 4, 2013 - Are Supplements Appropriate For The Growing Swimmer?
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Sam was a pre-adolescent swimmer who wanted to get faster, bigger and stronger. Kelly was a senior swimmer carrying some extra weight and wante...
May 22, 2013 - Wine Country Invite - Tarp Transporter
If you are going to the Wine Country Invitational June 14 - 16 and need some volunteer hours we are looking for you! We need someone to transport 3 pop ups/easy ups to the meet and back. The volunt...
May 16, 2013 - Top Tips For Feeding Teen Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD,RD, CSSD USASwimming.org nutrition contributor, Jill Castle, recently published ?Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair...
May 10, 2013 - IMPORTANT Hyack Travel Update
Hyack - Travel Trip Update May 9, 2013 We?re all set to go next week! We have 68 swimmers attending. Thursday Plan: Check in with Ken/Ash at Mt. Rainier. Upon arrival you will turn in: Photo ID ...
May 10, 2013 - KING & Ikkos
Good Morning KING, The video below is a recent talk given by KING owner Sean Hutchison. It gives great insight on the founding qualities of KING and the relationship and history that is carries with ...
May 7, 2013 - FINA Bans Carbon Pro Swimsuit
From the USA Swimming website... Following consultation with FINA, the international governing body for the sport of swimming, USA Swimming has granted a waiver allowing swimmers to compete in the Are...
May 3, 2013 - KING Swimmer To Zone Select Camp
Zone Select Camp Rosters Announced Congratulations to Thomas Anderson for being selected to participate in this year's Western Zone Select Camp. Two hundred and twenty four athletes have been select...
Apr 29, 2013 - KING Swimmers At Catch The Spirit Camp
Congratulations to Thomas Anderson, Isabel Chien, Ethan Dang, Leah Fisk, Yulia Groysman, Gianna Haugen, Mitch Hovis, Robert Hughes, Drew Johnson, Josh MacClurg, Vanessa Moffatt, Zack O'Haver, Alana...
Apr 22, 2013 - National Volunteer Week
This is National Volunteer Week Thank you to all of our wonderful KING volunteers who have helped make this year such a success. We couldn't do it with our you!! Sincerely, The KING Boosters Board ...
Apr 9, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #7
Don't forget that the last day to turn in Swim-A-Thon donations is this Saturday, April 13th! With over $58,000 raised, we are well within reach of our goal of $60,000 so every donation helps. This Sa...
Apr 1, 2013 - Meet Entry Form Available!
Meet entry forms are now available under the Form/ Documentation tab under Membership Information. A link is below. http://www.teamunify.com/ApplyForms.jsp?team=king
Mar 31, 2013 - PNS Records Fall During First Quarter Of 2013
From the PNS website... A total of 38 PNS records were broken in the first quarter of 2013. Of the records broken, 20 were broken by KING swimmers & relay teams (53%). The records include: Girls Ten a...
Mar 30, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #6
A HUGE thank you to all of the families who have helped raise money for this year?s Swim-a-Thon! To date, we have brought in nearly $57,000 and are SO close to our goal of $60,000! Due to the busy mee...
Mar 26, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #5
This week marks the final week of Swim-a-thon 2013 and because of your hard work we are "oh SOOOOOO close" to reaching our goal! It's not to late to send out reminder emails and make those last few ph...
Mar 24, 2013 - KING Wins Age Group Regional Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins another combined team championship at the 2013 Northwest Region Age Group Championship scoring an official 912 points. The final score was a close 18 points ahead of seco...
Mar 22, 2013 - ANDERSON Featured In Local Paper
By CASEY OLSON Federal Way Mirror Sports editor For the second time in his swimming career, Federal Way teenager Thomas Anderson set a National Age Group Record. Read more...
Mar 22, 2013 - Top Five Recovery Snacks For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD A young swimmer asked me about after-practice recovery snacks, specifically if she needed a special product marketed as an ?after? w...
Mar 18, 2013 - KING Wins Senior Sectional Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins 2013 Senior Sectional Championship this past weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. KING scored a combined total 996 points ahead of 2nd place Scottsda...
Mar 18, 2013 - KING Girls Set National Record
In photo left to right are Carolyn McCann, Hannah Weiss, Ashley Sutherland, & Heidi Vanderwel The King Aquatic Club quartet of Hannah Weiss , Carolyn McCann , Heidi VanderWel , and Ashley Sutherla...
Mar 17, 2013 - ANDERSON Breaks National Record
Fourteen year old Thomas Anderson of King Aquatic Club set a new National Age Group Record at the Speedo Champions Series Western Region Saturday evening. Anderson recorded a time of 48.73 for the...
Mar 16, 2013 - Hannan Named Part Of Junior Team Staff
From the USA Swimming website... The 2012-2013 USA Swimming National Junior Team Camp will be held April 4-7 at the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs. King Aquatic Club (KING) National trai...
Mar 13, 2013 - KING Spring Break
With the conclussion of the short course season. the 2013 King Aquatic Club (KING) Spring Break will take place March 24 - 31 for all training groups. We do realize this date might not be aligned ...
Mar 13, 2013 - How To Get Young Swimmers To Eat Well
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RD Parents and coaches want their swimmers to feel good, eat well and perform to their best ability. But that?s not always easy to accomplish when ...
Mar 8, 2013 - Children Do Not Need Sports Supplements
From the USA Swimming website... BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT The organizations condemning the use of sports-supplements by children include the National Institute of Hea...
Mar 2, 2013 - KING Family Skating Night
KING AQUATIC CLUB IS TAKING OVER PATTISON'S WEST When: April 20th, 5:15p-7:15p Where: Pattison?s West Family Skate Center , 34222 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way ( map ) Why: Team bonding and family fun! ...
Feb 26, 2013 - Save The Date
Save the date for the Annual KING Awards Banquet. Our annual KING Awards Banquet and Senior Regcognition is on Monday, July 8 @ 5:00 PM. The banquet will be at Grace Community Church ( map ) i...
Feb 25, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #4
KING Families, We have another tie for the top earner in Week 4! Congratulations to Heidi VanderWel from the National group at KCAC and Cole VanderWel from the Senior group at KCAC. They each raised $...
Feb 19, 2013 - Top Nutrition Tip For Vegan Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD A 14-year old swimmer asked me for tips on being a vegan. She decided to be a vegan over concerns for the environment, animals and heal...
Feb 18, 2013 - KING Boys' Shine At State Chanps
The boys from King Aquatic Club (KING) won six individual swim titles at the WIAA High School State Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal...
Feb 18, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #3
Dear KING families, We have TWO winners for the top earner in week 3! Andrew Johnson from KCAC?s Regional group and Rachel Johnson from KCAC's Novice group each brought in $1,000 so they tied as the t...
Feb 14, 2013 - Why Skipping Breakfast Is A Bad Idea
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE MS, RD Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Many swimmers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast, especially if they're heading to the pool f...
Feb 11, 2013 - DANG Breaks National Age Group Record
Ten year Ethan Dang of King Aquatic Club broke the National Age Group record in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.25. The previous mark of 1:08.53 set by Michael Andrews of South Dakota in...
Feb 11, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Update #2
Congratulations to Liam Casey-Minnick from the regional group at KCAC! Liam was the top earner in week two of the Swim-A-Thon campaign. With fundraising totaling $300, he has won a $25 gift card to Ja...
Feb 11, 2013 - KING Day T-Birds Game
LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE... KING swimmers and their families are invited to enjoy an action packed, fast paced, never a dull moment Thunderbirds hockey game. When: Saturday, March 16, 7:05 PM (fac...
Feb 3, 2013 - Duel In The Pools
DUEL IN THE POOLS Mark your calendars! KING Swim-A-Thon 2013 will kick off bright and early Saturday, March 2 and will be a crazy fun competition between KING Team Black and KING Team Blue. We will ...
Jan 28, 2013 - Swim A Thon Update #1
Hello KING families, Our 2013 Swim A Thon is underway. So far we have raised on Team Unify, over $1,200. Over 450 letters have been sent. The kick-off breakfast was well attended. Thanks to everyone w...
Jan 25, 2013 - KING Spring Apparel Order Deadline Extended
The deadline has been extended until Monday, January 28th The KING Spring 2013 Team Apparel product line is now available. Check out the Team Apparel section under the Boosters Tab for ordering in...
Jan 21, 2013 - IKKOS Clinic Now Open For Registration
Online Registration is now open for: IKKOS Clinic #2 Registration Event Date January 26 (02:00 PM) - 26 (06:00 PM), 2013 Registration Deadline January 23, 2013
Jan 15, 2013 - Top Nutrition Trends For 2013
From the USA Swimming website... By Chris Rosenbloom What's hot in the food and nutrition world for 2013? Seems like everyone has a list of trends for the New Year, but here are some I've culled from ...
Jan 15, 2013 - January KING Winter Open
KING Families, The KING hosted January Winter Open is only a few days away. Listed below are a few tips and hints to help make your experience more enjoyable. PARKING: Spectator parking is available...
Jan 9, 2013 - Goal Setting And The New Year: Be SMART
From the USA Swimming website... BY KATIE ARNOLD// NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT It's that time of year again? a new beginning. The time when we all commit to New Year's Resolutions. If yo...
Jan 8, 2013 - Swim-A-Thon Kick-off Rally
What: Kick-off Rally & Pancake Breakfast Sponsored By KING Boosters When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 Where: Mount Rainier High School ( map ) Why: Come Have Fun with your KING teammates! Kick-off ...
Jan 8, 2013 - Kids And Caffeine Don't Mix
From the USA Swimming website... Article written by: Dan McCarthy/High Performance Consultant/USA Swimming National Team You can walk into any store in America and find a selection of energy shots, gu...
Jan 7, 2013 - Pacific Coast All Star Results
From the USA Swimming website... Thirty-two members of Pacific Northwest Swimming participated in the Pacific Coast All Star Meet in Santa Rosa, CA this past weekend. Final team scores: Southern Calif...
Jan 4, 2013 - Ten Swimmer Goals For 2013
From the USA Swimming website... BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT A friend of mine does not make New Year?s Resolutions. "Studies say that most New Year's Resolutions are broken after a few weeks," sh...
Jan 3, 2013 - Congratulations To COOK
Congratulations to Alyssa Cook for being selected to participate in this year's USA Swimming Select Camp at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs! At the end of January, USA Swimming b...
Jan 3, 2013 - KING Newsletter Posted
The latest edition of the KING Newsletter is now posted. Click HERE to visit the newsletter page where all editions are archived. You can also find the link under the RESOURCES drop down tab loc...
Dec 20, 2012 - Top Nutrition Gifts For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD If you haven?t already made your holiday gift list, consider asking Santa (or mom or dad) for some gifts that can help improve your ...
Dec 19, 2012 - PNS Announces All Star Team
The 2013 Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS) All Star Team selections have been announced. King Aquatic Club represents 22% (7 of the 32 slots) of the PNS All-Star team roster. It took great effort...
Dec 17, 2012 - KING Wins State Championship
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins the fourth annual Washington Senior State Championship. Whereas the high school state championship swim meets are divided by school size and some club swimmers do not swi...
Dec 14, 2012 - KING Places 10th In Nation
King Aquatic Club (KING) for the ninth consecutive year has earned the status of Gold Medal level in USA Swimming's Club Excellence program. For 2013 KING placed 10th in the nation and is the only G...
Dec 14, 2012 - Holiday Practice Schedules Now Available
Updated December Calendars with the holiday practice schedule have been added to Practice Schedule section of the website. If you have any questions please contact your coach.
Dec 9, 2012 - KING Still King At 14U Champs
King Aquatic Club (KING) wins another team championship at the 2012 PNS 14U Short Course Championship scoring an official 3,491.50 points, 87 points ahead of second place Bellevue Club Swim Team. The ...
Dec 8, 2012 - SUTHERLAND, MCCANN, & COOK Advance To Finals
From the PNS website... Ashley Sutherland and Alyssa Cook of King Aquatic Club advanced to the finals on Saturday at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals In Knoxville, Tennessee. Sutherland qualified...
Dec 7, 2012 - FULMER Featured In Local Paper
Kentlake senior goes from a childhood hating the pool to future on University of the Pacific swim team By TJ MARTINELL Covington Reporter Reporter Swimmer Erik Fulmer is never satisfied - even when he...
Dec 5, 2012 - Hospitality Food Donations Needed
AT HOME SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR FOOD & SNACK DONATIONS! We are ready to have FOOD/SNACK DONATIONS volunteer sign ups for the Washington State Senior Championship Swim Meet ...
Nov 28, 2012 - PNS All-Star Information (UPDATED)
Pacific Northwest Swimming All-Star Information Who, When, How to qualify, and How to apply! For swimmers age 11-12 and 13-14 (age as of January 5th, 2013) Once again the Pacific Northwest Swimming (...
Nov 26, 2012 - Kukors Kamp
KING alumni Ariana & Emily Kukors invites all swimmers to participate in their new swim camp called Kukors Kamps. Who: All swimmers What: Winter Kukors Kamp Where: Auburn High School Pool, 516 4th S...
Nov 22, 2012 - Top 5 Healing Foods
From USA Swimming website... CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Athletes don't like to think that they will be injured while competing in the sport they love, but sometimes it happens. The most common or...
Nov 14, 2012 - How To Manage Extra Weight In The Young Swimmer
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT There's no doubt that the sport of swimming can be an ally to the child who may be carrying extra weigh...
Nov 11, 2012 - KING Girls Shine At State
The girls from King Aquatic Club (KING) won five individual swim titles at the WIAA High School State Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Feder...
Nov 7, 2012 - Baby Eloise Arrived!
Coach Ash announces that Eloise Margaret Milad was born at 9:38pm Tuesday (11/7/12) at Swedish Hospital Ballard campus. She weighed in at 8lbs 1oz, 20 inches. KING's newest little swimmer baby Elois...
Nov 5, 2012 - Brush Up On The Risks Behind Energy Drinks
From the USA Swimming website... According to a recent report in the New York Times, five people have died over the past three years after drinking Monter Energy, a popular energy drink. Last week, We...
Nov 2, 2012 - Everyone Deserves An Opportunity To Be Great
KING Swimmers, Coaches and Parents: Like any great organization in history, KING is based on ideas. I was talking to someone recently, proudly, about KING and said, ?KING didn?t happen because of grea...
Oct 5, 2012 - New Physical Genius Video
The below video highlights the past two weeks of the Genius program, and features several young geniuses in the making. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsa7pTchX5A&feature=youtu.be
Oct 4, 2012 - Think Pink
As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout our club, many of our KING families have been impacted in one way or another breast cancer. Thanks to one of those families, King Aqu...
Sep 25, 2012 - Top Healthy High-Fat Foods
From the USA Swimming website... By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Athletes know to avoid high-fat foods, right? Nutritionists and coaches tell you to stay away from fatty burgers, fries and fried ch...
Sep 25, 2012 - How And Why? By Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents I always love short course season. I don't love it because of the length of the pool (25yd pool vs 50m pool). I love it because the season is so long. We have short course me...
Sep 18, 2012 - Eating Disorders And The Swimmer
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT We?ve heard the term eating disorder used in the world of swimming. Dara Torres told of her struggles w...
Sep 10, 2012 - New Season Welcome from Director Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents Welcome to KING?s 2012-2013 season. We are very excited for the season to begin. KING has some great additions and improvements for the coming year. We continue to strive to ...
Sep 8, 2012 - Physical Genius Update
KING Families, We would like to provide you an update of the KING Physical Genius program, which we will be introducing to our club this fall. If you have not read the email/postings which went out in...
Sep 3, 2012 - MAUDSLIEN & WEISS Selected To 2012-2013 Junior National Team
The 2012-2013 USA Swimming National Junior Team was announced. All 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Team members have been selected to the roster. Also, athletes with the top six fastest times, in Olympic ev...
Aug 27, 2012 - What is Ikkos?
What is IKKOS? IKKOS dramatically improves the way you move. It is a brain-based movement-learning product. Who uses IKKOS? In sport: IKKOS users include Olympians, NFL and NBA stars, World Record ho...
Aug 25, 2012 - Top 5 Excuses For Not Eating Healthy
From the USA Swimming website... CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Athletes, like most people, have many excuses for why they don?t eat healthy foods. However, athletes, unlike most people, participate ...
Aug 17, 2012 - WEISS Wins Junior National Championship
From the PNS website... King Aquatic Club's Hannah Weiss out touched the rest of the competition to claim a Junior National title Thursday night (8/16) i n the women's 100 meter backstroke. Weiss...
Aug 17, 2012 - Tips For Feeding The Thin (And Growing) Swimmer
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT Can a growing swimmer be too thin? In today?s world, there is much ado about weight?too much weight. Bu...
Aug 5, 2012 - Call Me Maybe! PNS NACC All Stars
Members of the 2012 PNS North American Challenge Cup All Star team perform their rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song "Call Me Maybe" while moving around Edmonton . See how many swimmers y...
Aug 3, 2012 - ANDERSON Featured In Local Paper
Photo by Jennifer Vertetis, For the Mirror. Thomas Anderson, 14, won nine gold medals at the recent Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships at the King County Aquatic Center for his club ...
Jul 27, 2012 - Boosters Election Starts Tomorrow
The 2012 King Aquatic Club Booster Association election begins tomorrow. Eligibile voters will be receiving an email with a link to vote. Click on this link and you?ll be taken to the ballot. There ...
Jul 18, 2012 - Fast Swimming = Premium Fuel & Taming Fun Foods
From the USA Swimming website... By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Watching the U.S. Olympic Team Trials was an exciting kick-off to the summer. Training requires time, m...
Jul 18, 2012 - Colleges? If I'm Good Enough, They Will Come
From the SwimSwam website... By Rick Paine So you picked up a Junior National cut and now you are waiting patiently by the phone for the college coaches to start calling. The first few days are exciti...
Jul 1, 2012 - KING Olympic Trials Update
Five King Aquatic Club (KING) swimmers (Thane Maudslien, Alana Pazevic, Heidi Vanderwel, Hannah Weis, & Joanna Wu) are at the Olympic Trials in Omaha trying to win a trip to London. Below is the day-b...
Jun 24, 2012 - Top Five Easy-To-Make Snack For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD If you are like most people, you like the convenience of canned foods but don't think they are very nutritious. The truth is that many ...
Jun 22, 2012 - Myths Of College Swimming
From SwimSwam website... By Rick Paine, So, you want to swim in College? We intend to put together a series of articles to educate you on the frightening and mysterious world of college swimming and c...
Jun 12, 2012 - Orange Juice In The Swimmer's Diet
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT My teen grabs a jug of orange juice and guzzles it! Is this bad? In the nutrition world of hype and hys...
May 24, 2012 - What To Expect With Growing Swimmers And Their Changing Bodies
From the USA Swimming website... Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN Even though swimmers get plenty of exercise, questions about their growth still linger. Is my swimmer growing normally? Why is he slow to dev...
May 24, 2012 - Top 5 Recovery Snacks
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Recovery is a hot topic for swimmers and for good reason. A long pool and/or land workout burns muscle fuel and causes muscle protei...
Apr 17, 2012 - HOVIS Featured In Local Papers
From the Everett Herald & Mukilteo Beacon websites (Photo by J. Chien) Youth Swimmer sets two records Mitch Hovis of Mukilteo set two Pacific Northwest Swimming records at the 2012 Northwest Region Sh...
Apr 9, 2012 - The Cause Of Choking And How To Avoid It!
From the Swimming Science website... By Alan Goldberg of Competitive Advantage So how well do you stay calm and composed under the pressure of big meet competition? Your ability to stay relaxed under...
Apr 5, 2012 - MUNSCH Featured In Local Paper
From the Highline Times (Photo by Kurt Howard) Former Kennedy Catholic (and KING) swimmer Kevin Munsch ends college career at NCAA Championships By Kurt Howard/Highline Times The first time I saw Kevi...
Apr 5, 2012 - PROTHERO Featured In Local Paper
From the Maple Valley/Covington Reporter (Photo by UNLV Athletic Department) Kentwood High graduate (and KING Alum) Marley Prothero wraps up her swim career at UNLV By KRIS HILL Covington Reporter Ass...
Mar 16, 2012 - Hospitality Food Donations Needed
Mar 15, 2012 - Sleep Tight, Swim Fast: Building Good Sleep Habits
From the USA Swimming website... Jenny G Stadler, PhD, Clinical Psychologist USA Swimming Sports Medicine Task Force The best way to approach sleep problems that occur anywhere is to pay attention t...
Mar 14, 2012 - Fluid For Thought
From the USA Swimming website... By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Do you ever wonder how much fluid is needed to prevent dehydration? If you?'e experienced dehydration, ...
Mar 12, 2012 - Got Chocolate Milk?
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming Partners With "Got Milk?" COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Swimming today announced a new partnership with The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), be...
Mar 2, 2012 - Top Five Foods To A Healty Heart
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Swimmers need strong muscles, including a strong heart muscle. Did you ever stop to think that your heart is one muscle that never t...
Feb 22, 2012 - Why The Calorie Burn Is Not Enough To Keep Growing Swimmers Healthy
From the USA Swimming website... By Jill Castle//RD and Child Nutrition Expert There's a lure that goes along with swimming, an idea that because growing swimmers work out regularly and have high calo...
Feb 19, 2012 - What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent -- And What Makes A Great One
Written by: Steve Henson Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: "What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?" Their overwhelming response: "The ride home fro...
Jan 27, 2012 - Three Things You Needs To Know About Dietary Supplements
From the USA Swimming website... ALICIA KENDIG, MS, RD, CSSD // USOC SPORTS DIETICIAN & ATHLETE LAB COORDINATOR RUSSELL MARK // USA SWIMMING HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT DAN MCCARTHY // USA SWIMMING HI...
Jan 25, 2012 - Top Five Foods To Boost Immunity
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Winter brings more than its share of cold and flu viruses. The average young person gets anywhere from 6 to 10 colds a year, and the...
Jan 11, 2012 - Fat: To Eat Or Not To Eat
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE//RD AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT Did you know that fat is an essential part of nutrition for the growing athlete? Not only is fat required for normal grow...
Jan 9, 2012 - The Danger Of An Iron Deficiency
From the USA Swimming website... BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Serum Ferritin is considered to be the best indicator of an athlete's iron status and essential in the creat...
Jan 7, 2012 - Eat This Not That
Know your diet for you and your family needs to be better but don't know how? Or, you want to lose body fat without changing what kinds of things you eat? Take a look at http://www.eatthis.com/ (Twi...
Dec 21, 2011 - Top Nutrition Resolutions For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Half of Americans make New Year's resolutions and the key to success is making your resolutions real and measureable. Swimmers are g...
Dec 15, 2011 - Complex, Yet Simple
From the USA Swimming website... COUNT ON CARBOHYDRATE FOR THE YOUNG SWIMMER BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RD Are 'carbs' bad? Popular opinion would lead you to believe they are?but this isn?t true for growing ...
Dec 14, 2011 - Energy Drinks: Help! Does Any Of This Make Sense?
From the USA Swimming website... BY JIM MILLER, MD, NATIONAL TEAM PHYSICIAN AND CHAIR OF USA SWIMMING'S SPORTS MEDICINE TASK FORCE USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research...
Dec 13, 2011 - Recovery Nutrition During Hard Training
From the USA Swimming website... BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT During hard training cycles, like Christmas training, it is imperative for athletes not only to eat promptly...
Dec 7, 2011 - Energy Drinks: Psychological Implications
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the last few weeks, the task force presented a series of art...
Nov 28, 2011 - The Direct Health Effects Of Stimulant/Energy Drinks
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the next few weeks, the task force will present a series of ...
Nov 21, 2011 - Top Five Healthy Holiday Foods
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD From Thanksgiving to New Year?s Day there will be a lot of media stories on weight gain during the holidays. Dire warnings will be i...
Nov 21, 2011 - Energy Drinks: What You Need To Know
From the USA Swimming website... USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the next few weeks, the task force will present a series of ...
Nov 14, 2011 - Energy Drinks: A No-No For Young Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... The USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Committee has recently reviewed the risks and benefits related to energy drinks and is providing information to call atten...
Nov 3, 2011 - Growth Hormone, Sleep, And Alcohol
From the USA Swimming website... BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE STAFF Growth Hormone production and sleep are vital to an athlete's recovery. The two are linked by the body's need for...
Oct 20, 2011 - Top Five Weight Gaining Tips For Swimmers And Parents
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM//SPORTS DIETICIAN Are you having a hard time gaining or maintaining weight? With all of the media attention on childhood obesity, gaining healthy w...
Oct 10, 2011 - Smart Eating For Swimmers On Race Day
From the USA Swimming website... BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RD, LDN What do you pack to eat on race day? What's your nutrition prescription? Everybody has a different approach when it comes to eating on race...
Oct 7, 2011 - Top Five Beverage Choices For Swimmers
From the USA Swimming website... BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Just because you?re in the water it doesn't mean you don't need to drink water. After 30 minutes of swimming, dehydration can occur....
Jun 8, 2011 - A Note From Coach Sean--Share With Your Swimmer
KING Swimmers and Parents, I'm relaying a quick story that may not have anything to do with swimming but does have to do with life. A week or so ago, I lost my 'Kindle'. I was upset because I take it ...
May 9, 2011 - A Note From Coach Sean--Share With Your Swimmer
KING Swimmers and Parents: I wrote about this a few years ago, but it?s so simple and effective I thought I?d revisit the idea. How many of you have cluttered cars or rooms? I know mine gets a little ...
Apr 1, 2011 - PNS Athlete Newsletter
From the PNS website... Here is the 4th Issue of the PNS Athlete Newsletter, with Exclusive features by Dick Hannula, Mark Gangloff, Jeff Gudman, Tim Vagen, and more! To view, click here .
Feb 25, 2011 - Nutrition Tips [Part 4]
From USA Swimming website... Fueling Your Stroke Six 200?s descending on five minutes. Twenty-five 50?s on :58. Whatever your ?favorite,? every set during every workout and dryland session requires en...
Feb 18, 2011 - Nutrition Tips [Part 3]
From USA Swimming website... EAT COLORFUL FOODS What are the first three foods that come to mind when we say ?carbohydrate?? 1. Pasta 2. Rice 3. Bread Each if these is excellent. But what do they have...
Feb 14, 2011 - USA Swimming Clears Sean Hutchison
The following press release was issued today by USA Swimming clearing Coach Sean Hutchison of false accusations reported earlier this year by the Washington Post. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Febru...
Feb 9, 2011 - Email Verification
TeamUnify, the platform KING uses for many aspects of team administration, registration, communication, and invoicing, has two immediate upgrades taking place. Today, you may have already noticed, tha...
Feb 8, 2011 - Nutrition Tips [Part 2]
From USA Swimming website... Nutritional Cheat Sheet - Part 2 By Mike Mejia, M.S., C.S.C.S.//Special Correspondent Provided that you've adhered to the guidelines we published in last week's article ,...
Feb 2, 2011 - Nutrition Tips [Part 1]
From USA Swimming website... Nutritional Cheat Sheet - Part 1 By Mike Mejia, M.S., C.S.C.S.//Special Correspondent Keep in mind that in order for nutrition to have an appreciable impact on your perfor...
Feb 1, 2011 - PNS Athlete Newsletter
From the PNS website... Issue number 2 of the PNS Athlete Newsletter is now available to view. This newsletter is produced and edited by Steve Sholdra , PNS Athlete Representative. We would encourage...
Dec 13, 2010 - Eastern Classic 2005 - Where Are They Now?
Atlanta 2005 - Where are they now? By Ken Spencer Digging through some old boxes I found the binder I used to organize the 2005 trip to the Eastern Classic in Atlanta. I figured Sam, who?s organizin...
Oct 28, 2010 - What is a KING Mini Meet All About? By Maureen Pendergast
Mini meets have been a part of the KING Novice and Developmental programs for four years and have grown into a great environment for swimmers to learn about meet preparation, meet procedures, and the ...
Oct 21, 2010 - Taking Feedback from Coaches By Head Coach Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents: As KING swimmers are coming up on a few meets in a relatively short period of time, I?ve got an important message to all the swimmers (and parents) out there: Be aware of ho...
Oct 4, 2010 - KING Back-To-Swim BBQ (UPDATED)
The annual KING Back-To-Swim BBQ/Potluck is right around the corner , Details are falling into place. Here is a quick update. What: KING Back-To-Swim BBQ/Potluck. When: Saturday, Oct 9th, 12:30pm ? ...
Sep 27, 2010 - Be Part Of A Great Environment-By Head Coach Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents: It looks like the season has started off very well. It?s always great when people are excited to begin a new year. It offers all of us a time to reset goals, think about wha...
Jul 29, 2010 - Note From Coach Sean "Who Are You Gonna Bet On?"
KING Swimmers and Parents: Although I'm not a gambler, we're going to a horse racing track today. Your task is to 'bet' on the horse you think will win. So, now, we are sitting in the crowd in the...
Jul 21, 2010 - Good Luck from Coach Sean
KING Swimmers and Parents: I realize Senior Sectionals has already started (great relays Tuesday night), but I wanted to say 'good luck' to all of the KING swimmers competing in upcoming end of seas...
Jun 21, 2010 - Complaints and Excuses? By Coach Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents: I have often found that the people who seem to have the most negative things to say, regard themselves as being 'smarter than everyone else', and/or know what they (and ever...
Jun 16, 2010 - Long Term Success Starts At The Beginning by Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents: Not long ago, I was talking to our office manager, Lisa Vetterlein, about my first day of swimming (as a swimmer). She enjoyed it, so I thought I'd share it with you. When I...
May 31, 2010 - Artistry In Swimming By Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents Just a couple quick ideas to capture some of the things I've been thinking about in coaching... You'll have to forgive some of this because it is a bit abstract. It doesn't...
May 14, 2010 - Strategy By Coach Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Coaches: Why are some people, teams or organizations more successful than others? Why are some swimmers faster than others? Why do some coaches regularly develop faster swimmers than...
Apr 28, 2010 - Update from Coach Sean
KING Swimmers and Parents: I thought it might be nice to update you all on who I'm coaching and how it's going down in Orange County (OC). Training is going very well. We are up to 9 swimmers - all of...
Apr 23, 2010 - New Season--A Message from Coach Hutchison
Apr 19, 2010 - Hitting The Pool, And The Books, In College
Take preparatory steps to make journey a success There is a big life out there after high school! Take the correct steps to know your swimmer is prepared. by: Bob Schaller, Ph.D., Senior Writer Swimne...
Mar 3, 2010 - KING Coach Published In Magazine
Some of you may remember this article written by Coach Ash! Swimming World Magazine - Lane 9 News How Do Coaches Pick My Swimmer's Events? Guest editorial by Coach Ash Milad, King Aquatic Club SEATTLE...
Feb 15, 2010 - How Do Coaches Pick My Swimmer's Events?
By Ash Milad As soon as the KING entries are posted on the website for any given meet, I am usually inundated with emails from parents of swimmers (some that swim for me and some that swim for other c...
Feb 2, 2010 - Still KING?... An Article by Ken Spencer
Jan 24, 2010 - KING National Team Training Trip Recap
KING Swimmers and Parents Last weekend, about 20 of the National Group went down to Long Beach for the Southern California Grand Prix meet. (Results and notes are posted on the KING website.) After ...
Jan 18, 2010 - Recruiting An Ever-expanding Litany Of Rules
NCAA responds to changes in recruiting players by staying ahead By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The recruiting section of the massive NCAA manual is 49 pages of do-this, don?...
Jan 14, 2010 - A Note From Head Coach Sean Hutchison
Teaching/Learning (Please Share With Your Swimmer) KING Swimmers and Parents: Every so often, I give talks to coaches around the country (and now the world). Usually, the event organizers give me topi...
Jan 13, 2010 - Contact Us Page Added
Have you ever had the thought, "I need to pay my bill and I do not know where to send the check?" or "what is the KING mailing address is and which one do I use?" Now added to the KING website is the ...
Oct 23, 2009 - KING Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, practice cancellations will be posted on the King Aquatic Club (KING) website by 12:00pm of that day and emailed to all current KING registered members through the a...
Oct 12, 2009 - Message to KING Membership from Head Coach Sean Hutchison
KING Swimmers and Parents: Now that the new year of swimming is off and running, I wanted to say a few words of thanks and acknowledgement for a job well done. Through our time of transition, like any...
Jul 29, 2009 - KUKORS Featured In Seattle Times
Kukors: Best world showing ever by a local athlete? By Greg Johns / Seattle Times It'll go largely unnoticed by the general public because swimming isn't a high-profile team sport and it's a non-Olymp...
Jul 27, 2009 - Local Swimmers Featured In Seattle Times
Local swimmers dunk competition at worlds in Rome Posted by Ron Judd Seattle Times They won?t start until three years from today. But when the torch is lit in London in 2012, a couple Puget Sound area...
Jul 27, 2009 - KUKORS Wins Gold And Lowers World Record!
ROME, Italy, July 27. Ariana Kukors of the United States blasted her world record in the women?s 200 IM finale at the FINA World Championships held in Rome. After posting an amazing time of 2:07.03 du...
Jul 26, 2009 - KUKORS Breaks World Record
At the FINA World Swimming Championships in Rome during a semifinal race of the women?s 200m IM, American (KING swimmer) Ariana Kukors shattered Stephanie Rice?s world record. Kukors recorded a time o...
Jul 13, 2009 - Big Night for Coach Sean Hutchison
Already on his way to Rome, Italy as the head coach of the 2009 U.S. women's World Championship team, TYR-Sponsored coach Sean Hutchison saw one of his top female athletes qualify for the team on Wedn...
Jul 12, 2009 - KING Women Win National Championship (Updated)
King Aquatic Club won the team championship for club women at the 2009 USA Swimming Long Course National Championship yesterday at the Indiana University/Purdue University Natatorium in Indianapolis, ...
Apr 22, 2009 - Cleaning Out The Car
By Garret McCaffery/Floswimming.org I used to really enjoy these talks when I swam for Sean. He always had a way of making you look at things from a different perspective. It's not a stroke technique ...
Apr 22, 2009 - The Post Practice Handshake
By Garret McCaffery/Floswimming.org On deck at King Aquatic Club, head coach Sean Hutchison gets respect from his swimmers. But respect is a two way street and after practice is done Sean has a really...
Feb 15, 2009 - New Team Policy On Racing/Technical Suits
Racing Suits - Swimmers in practice groups other than Senior and National do not need, and should not purchase "full body suits" or "tech suits". KING believes that use of these suits is an advanced...
Dec 7, 2008 - KING Women Win National Championship
Nov 9, 2008 - Did You Know? Member Search Available
Did you know that if you are trying to find how to get in touch with another member on the team, all you need to do is log-on to the KING web site. Contact information is available for your viewing un...
Nov 5, 2008 - Note To All Club Members From Coach HUTCHISON
KING families, As we all know, our country is facing some challenging economic issues. KING will keep that in mind as we plan upcoming seasons. We know that you care about your swimmers and want to ke...
Oct 11, 2008 - College Swimming 101
It's that time of year again - the time when high school students begin to think about their collegiate futures. But where do you start? How do you become a student-athlete in the collegiate world of ...
Oct 10, 2008 - Microsoft Support Local Community & KING Boosters
Did you know that Microsoft will financially support KING Boosters and other local charities?! If you make a cash/check donation to KING Boosters, Microsoft will match your donation through their Micr...
Oct 6, 2008 - Volunteering - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We are lucky enough to have all our families wanting to help volunteer at KING hosted meets and other KING events. Because of this we have come up with some Volunteer Guidelines and FAQs to help every...
Oct 5, 2008 - My Website Password? Please Read...
In order to login to the website, your billing account must have been set up, complete with a billing "email address". Please allow a few days from the date you mail in your registration forms, for yo...
Jan 18, 2008 - Do you want to be a great Swimmer?
KING Swimmers and Parents, I was talking to one of our 11-year-old swimmers at the meet last weekend. I asked him a question and his answer reminded me of a significant moment in my life. Before going...
Dec 4, 2007 - Note to National Parents/Swimmers from Coach Sean, GOOD FOR EVERYONE TO READ
National Swimmers and Parents, Couple of notes: - With the I-5 closure just south of Olympia, we are looking at any necessary changes that may need to take place to ensure a smooth trip to Senior Se...
Nov 28, 2007 - Food for Thought....For Parents and Swimmers
This was posted on the South New Jersey Soccer League website. It certainly gives us food for thought... A mom was making breakfast of fried eggs for her teenaged son. Suddenly, the boy bursts int...
Nov 15, 2007 - Lindblad Featured on KING 5 HS GameTime
Reprinted from KING 5 website Prep Zone: Kennedy's Brianne Lindblad has won 11 titles, calls team title the best. Kennedy High School & KING swimmer Brianne Lindblad has won 11 state titles. This year...
Oct 28, 2007 - Note to All From Coach Sean, PLEASE READ
KING swimmers and parents, On Saturday, Joseph Curreri , a Ranger in the US Army, was killed in the line of duty in the Philippines. He was 27. He is survived by his wife of just two years, Athena, a...
Oct 12, 2007 - Note to National Swimmers from Coach Sean, GOOD FOR EVERYONE TO READ
National swimmers, I once described training in terms of baking a cake. If you've read it before, that probably means you've been around for a while. If so, I've added a piece (slice) at the end f...
Oct 1, 2007 - Note to National Parents/Swimmers from Coach Sean, GOOD FOR EVERYONE TO READ
National swimmers and parents: Just some thoughts for the week- Off and on, I spent the last week around some of the best minds in coaching. I'm won't bore you with the detail of my meetings and/or ...
Sep 17, 2007 - Note to National Swimmers from Coach Sean, GOOD FOR EVERYONE TO READ
National Swimmers, A few housekeeping items: - Please turn in your meet forms. If you do not, it is assumed you will attend all meets on the schedule - I have decided that we will not attend the Grand...
Sep 12, 2007 - Note to National Parents from Coach Sean
National Swimmers and Parents, A couple 'nuts and bolts' before talking a bit: - The meet schedule through December is posted. Please return by Wednesday the 19th. - Remember to bring running/ath...
Sep 5, 2007 - WANTED: Meet Director Trainees
KING parents are invited to become "Meet Director's in Training" Do you enjoy decision making, problem solving, and challenges? Then, being a Meet Director is the job for you! Please continue reading...
Jul 24, 2007 - Letter to All KING Families Regarding Recruiting
To: All KING parents From: Mark Prothero, Chairman PNS Board of Review and KING Board Member A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE Recently, in my role as Chairman of the PNS Board of Review, an issue came up inv...
Jun 19, 2007 - Coach Hutchison Featured in Swimming World
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING BY MICHAEL J. STOTT In five short years, Coach Sean Hutchison has transformed King Aquatic Club froma regionally competitive club into a national force. In addition, he recen...
Apr 25, 2007 - The College Recruiting Process
BY ARLENE DOUGLAS//Special Columnist/USA Swimming Splash Online Being recruited to swim for an NCAA Division I university is a tremendous achievement. The recruiting process can be daunting. How...
Apr 20, 2007 - Talking to Your Kids About a Meet
BY PAUL PEAVY//usaswimming.org Columnist So how do you talk to your kid about a good, bad, or middlin' swim meet? Well, first, let's deal with the worst case scenarios. DQ'ed will always mean a Dairy ...
Feb 12, 2007 - To the KING Boys and their Parents (Men, Males, Guys)
We need you! What do we need you for? We need you to see your potential and swim fast! What? You say you're 12 or 14 and you're not Kevin Munsch? You're not 'fast' compared to so-and-so? Believe...
Jan 25, 2007 - Ariana Kukors: World at her Feet
Reprinted from the USA Swimming website: BY MIKE WATKINS, Special Correspondent If you want to know who killed Obi-Wan Kenobi or who became Darth Vader, don't even bother asking Ariana Kukors. Unlik...
Nov 28, 2006 - 20 Questions with Emily Kukors
Jul 10, 2006 - An Important Note from Coach Sean - PLEASE READ!
KING Swimmers and Parents: The Sectional Championships are coming up! As it was last year, this is a great opportunity for us to show the Section what a class act our team is. What is it? The Section...
Jan 30, 2006 - A Few Notes For ALL from Sean
TYR is our Sponsor! Please buy TYR suits, goggles, etc. If you are buying other items, you are not supporting our team. TYR is very generous with KING. As an organization, TYR shows our logo in thei...
Nov 14, 2005 - Sean's Corner: National Swimmers and Parents
Quick info: - Challenge meet this weekend : parents please volunteer !!! - Challenge meet this weekend for national swimmers: your event schedule may be altered to accommodate ...
Nov 7, 2005 - Sean's Corner: National Swimmers and Parents
Reminders and info: - Take a look at the practice schedule for the week. It?s altered due to the High School meet. - The challenge meet we are hosting is coming up (next weeken...
Oct 31, 2005 - Sean's Corner: National Swimmers and Parents
No big monologue today... just some thoughts on the upcoming challenge meet that we are hosting in November. The thoughts: - Volunteer to help with the meet. - Volunteer to help with the meet. - Volun...
Oct 19, 2005 - Sean's Corner: KING Swimmers and Parents
The meet we are attending at THSC in Portland this weekend is held in a different format (short course meters as opposed to short course yards). Other than being a great meet - often a favorite of fam...
Oct 10, 2005 - Sean's Corner: National Swimmers and Parents
First off, congratulations go out to the following national swimmers for their accomplishments: PNS Swimmer of the Year: - Ariana Kukors : PNS 18&U Female Swimmer of the Ye...
Sep 19, 2005 - Sean's Corner: National Swimmers and Parents
Nov 19, 2004 - Coach Sean featured in SPLASH Magazine
Our own Head Coach Sean Hutchison is featured in an article in this month's SPLASH Magazine. SPLASH is a publication produced by USA Swimming and sent to its members. KING swimmers Eric Johnson, Emily...
Dec 3, 2001 - Highline Pool Destroyed By Fire
Highline Community College Pool was gutted by fire early Saturday morning and was most likely caused by arson. Unfortunately damage appears extensive and the fate of the pool is unknown. The Pool was ...