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Swim Team Info Sessions are April 9th and 14th!

Hey CV Swim Team Family!

Your CV Crocs Leadership team is getting ready for another incredible summer swim season! We’ve hired coaches, planned social events, and are working with the TSA to get the meet schedule solidified.

If you’re as excited as we are, you can registration now! Swim Team Registration can be completed anytime online through the registration tab. There’s no need to wait till the in person registration event! (

You should have received a swim team flyer on your mailbox with the basics for what you need to know to get started. Our first informational meeting is Tuesday April 9th from 7 – 8 pm and again on Sunday April 14th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the CV Clubhouse! We encourage all swim team members returning and new to attend one of these meetings prior to registering this year.

We hope that through the Informational Sessions you will:

  • Find out more about serving on the Swim Team board in the future.
  • Gain an understanding of the Tarheel Swim Association (TSA) guidelines
  • Understand what skills 4-6 yr. olds needs to join the team
  • Get a schedule of our 2019 Swim Meet dates (Mock Meet, home and away Meets and Cary City Meet, and a possible Durham Bulls night)
  • Understand the cost per child and prices of swim suits (if purchased)
  • Find out more about filling the urgent need for new stroke and turn and clerk of course volunteers.
  • Sign up to volunteer sign up for all the meets
    • also online –

See you all there!!

Monica Richardson
2019 Communications Coordinator

Meet the 2019 Board!

During the off season, your CV Swim Team Board of Directors works hard to prepare for the next season, strategize for future years, and consider ways to make swimming an integral part of our community. Please welcome our new and returning members of the this vital leadership team!

Kelly Queen (Board Chair)

Kelly is from Calvert County, Maryland and grew up on the Patuxent River. She has enjoyed water skiing, boating and swimming from a young age. Now with 3 kids of her own, Luke, Tyler & Emmaline, she enjoys watching them find their joy on the neighborhood swim team, playing soccer, basketball, baseball, piano, dancing and playing in the woods. When she’s not tutoring students, volunteering her time on the Cultural Arts board or coaching her youngest sons baseball team, she can be found camping & hiking with her husband, children & 2 dogs, or reading a good book on the beach!

Janice Patriss (Vice Chair)

Janice grew up in Fayetteville, NC. She enjoyed swimming, water skiing, fishing, bowling and tennis from an early age. She has lived in Charleston Village for 17 years with her husband Dan and their 2 children, Lauren and DJ. When she is not working as a compound pharmacist or traveling to watch her son play hockey, you can find her at home with her family, planning the next event for their non-profit, Gamers For Cures, spending time with the local Turner Syndrome Carolinas chapter, teaching her daughter to drive, or just reading a book.

Amanda Lynch (Secretary and Concessions)

Amanda has called several places home. She grew up in Humble, TX, then moved to Boston, where she went to school and met her husband, Eric. They started their lives together there and, ultimately moved to Charlotte, NC, to start a family. They relocated to Apex a couple of years ago with their three kiddos: Andrew, Abby, and Devin. The family finally settled in Charleston Village a year and half ago and have loved getting to know their new neighbors. When she is not working at Girl Scouts, or shuttling her kiddos somewhere, Amanda enjoys cooking, reading, diving into nerd culture, and exploring fun things to do in the area with her family.

Jason Machalicky (Treasurer)

Jason grew up in Los Angeles, California and moved to North Carolina in 2002 to complete his residency training in child psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill. He was compelled to stay in North Carolina after meeting his amazing wife, Stephanie. They moved to Charleston village in 2015 with their two children, Molly and Ellie. He enjoys reading science fiction, playing guitar, eating chocolate and dreaming of ways he can convert his house into a theme park for Halloween. He has really appreciated how the Charleston Village Crocodiles swim team has been such a positive way for the community to connect.

George Pilkington (TSA Representative)

George is a stable and committed member of the Swim Team board. With a no-wasting-time-get-down-to-business attitude, George keeps the board, the team, and the meets on track. When you see George at the pool, ask him about this dog, his kids, and his hobbies, because we’d love to know more about this enigma on the board.

Chuck Jaynes (TSA Representative and Membership Coordinator)
Kelly Jaynes (Ribbons and Awards)

Monica Richardson (Communications Coordinator)

Monica grew up swimming on summer teams and year ’round for a USA Aquatics team in Chapel Hill and has always had a passion for promoting fitness and fun through swimming. As a former lifeguard, pool manager, and educator, and now a nonprofit leader in our community, we are excited to welcome her to the CV swim team board this year. She and her family have lived in CV for 3 years and enjoy hanging out with neighbors, participating in neighborhood events, and keeping their connections local. In her spare time Monica enjoys hiking, crocheting, and drinking excellent coffee.

Kristen Fielding (Fundraising)

Kristen is a native of Vermont and a lover of outdoor adventures. Her family enjoys the community in Charleston Village and she is excited to serve on the board for the first time this year.

Tricia Casey (Volunteer Coordinator)

Tricia grew up in Cary, NC. She has lived in Charleston Village since 2014. She joined the swim team board a couple years back because her family has enjoyed being on the swim team since 2015. She previously held the position of Chair for the past two years. When she is not working as a Property Manager for Bell Partners she enjoys spending time with friends and family, bowling, dancing, reading and time at the beach.

Same Banquet, different date! (new-July 26th!)

We are changing the date of our End of Season Banquet because of the rain!  Our new date is this Thurs. July 26th, still the same time! (6:30-8:30)  Hopefully the weather will cooperate!  Fingers crossed!

If you all could give us an RSVP with how many are planning on attending/eating pizza on Thurs., that would be great!  That way we know how many pizzas to purchase.

Thanks!  See you all then!

Michelle (Coordination Coordinator)

End of Season Banquet (July 24th)

Hi all,
It’s hard to believe it’s the end of our swim season, but it’s been a great one!!! One of our best!

Since we’ve had such a great season, we thought we’d do something a bit different this year for our End of Season Banquet.  We are going to host a Pizza/Pool Party – End of Season Banquet!!! Next Tue. (July 24th) from 6:30-8:30 in the pool area (yes, in the pool area!) We will provide pizza and drinks (lemonade & water).

  • We ask that each family bring a dessert, veggies or cut up fruit. Nothing huge, but just enough to share. And please remember there is NO GLASS ALLOWED in the pool area!
  • Coach Matthew wants us to do the awards before we all get into the pool. So please keep your kids out long enough for us to do the awards first, and then we can all have fun in the pool!

We look forward to having a fun evening with you all! See you all then!
Michelle (Communications Coordinator)

Goodberry’s discount

Hi all,

As a tradition after all of our swim meets, we always go to Goodberry’s. We now have confirmation that we will be getting a 10% discount. We just have to verbally say we are with the “Charelston Village Swim Team”.  They will be honoring this discount for us for the next 4 Tuesday evenings.  (Davis Dr. location)

Go Crocks!!!