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Traditions

Welcome to the KING traditions page. Below you will find information and links to traditions established by KING as a team, on our website, and at our training sites throughout the years. This page will continue to grow and improve as traditions are implemented. Feel free to borrow the ideas and start one at your home training site. As always, please feel free to make any suggestions on how to improve this part of the website.

Go KING!

KING logos since 1996

With the merger of Highline Swim Club and Kent Area Dolphins Swim Team in 1996, the team colors became Royal Blue & Green. In 2000 the colors changed to Navy Blue & White. Beginning in 2002 with a new KING in town, the team colors changed to the current Black, White, & Columbia Blue.









  1996-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-Present

All King Aquatic Club marks, logos, and names have been trademarked with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They are the legal property of the club. Only approved and appropriate use is permitted.

KING website banner photo

The KING website banner photo is an honor for our swimmers. To be considered, a KING swimmer must have earned a spot on the USA Swimming National and/or Junior National Team. Many great KING swimmers have earned this honor since 2007. To view an archive of previous KING website banners click here...


KING Championship Meet ’Crown’ Hats

Decorate Burger King crowns for swimmers at championship - PNS & Sectional - swim meets. Several weeks before the championship swim meet, Senior & National swimmers go to several local Burger King restaurants and try to get as many of the cardboard Burger King crowns they give to children. On the reverse side, spray paint and decorate the crown with the names of different swimmers young & old. Be creative and do not forget the coaches!

Halloween BOO Bag - "You’ve Been BOOED"

This tradition was started at KM Pool by Briane Lindblad & Marley Prothero when they were 8 & Under swimmers. This tradition usually starts a couple of weeks before Halloween and has spread to other pools.

Materials Needed:

  • Poem
  • Treats
  • Boo Tag

Instructions:
This is a fun surprise gift that is placed inside another swimmer’s bag without them knowing who left it!  You will be making two (2) BOO bags. Print out the poem below or make up your own, gather a few treats, and make a little tag that simply says "BOO" on it. Then put them all in a little treat bag or basket and leave them inside someone’s swim bag - don’t let them see you!

Download & print one of the two BOO poems: BOO Poem #1 / BOO Poem #2

For more information, Click here for a link to learn how to create a BOO bag.

Birthday Swim

This tradition started at KM Pool. During the week of (or on the day of) the birthday of a swimmer, the swimmer will let the coach know he/she would like to attempt the birthday swim. Near the end of practice, the coach will pull the swimmer out of the water while the other swimmers complete their set. During this brief rest, the coach will ask what the swimmer would like to swim. The coach will then establish a goal time for the swimmer to achieve. The other swimmers then get out of the pool and gather around starting block and/or at the turn end to cheer their teammate during the birthday swim. If the swimmer makes the goal time, practice is over for everyone. After the swim, the swimmer then stands on top of the starting block while his/her teammates sing "Happy Birthday". At the end of practice, the birthday swimmer hands out treats (ie: cookies, ice cream, pizza) to the swimmers and coach.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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