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Thanks for a great Season!

2019 Division Champions!

We are so proud of all of our swimmers and their great work! Best times, best friends, hard work, and tons of fun characterized a phenomenal summer swim season this year.

THANK YOU to all of the parents who ferried kids to and from practices and meets and for volunteering in all kinds of capacities to make this season such a succees.

SAVE THE DATE: The Swim Team Board new member interest session will be in February 2020! So if you love swim team keep your eye on your email for a fun informational night with the current board! We’re specifically looking for some helpers for our concessions committee ūüôā

2019 Swim Season is off to a great start!

With our first couple weeks of practice, the mock meet, and our first thunderstorm behind us, we’re ready for anything!


Great Job everyone! I am so proud of all our kiddos – we have such a wonderful group of folks in our Village.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered this week at our mock meet! We had several volunteers that were new to their positions tonight and everyone did a great job. I want to say a special shout out to Eddie and Chris for learning the clerk of course duties.   You guys did a fantastic job and had it down by the end of the night.    I also want to say a special shout out to Eric for heading up the timers and getting all the kids times down.
Next week will be our first official meet and I hope everyone is looking forward to it.    If you volunteered in a position that you liked tonight please make sure and sign up on the volunteer sign up sheet.   If you saw a position that you might like to learn let me know and we will make it happen.

We hope your kids are having fun thinking up new designs for our t-shirt next year. Entries will be accepted through June 18th in gel pen. You can use an official form or a plain piece of paper, please just make sure it stays dry, we’ll keep all the original entries and post digital scans here for voting!


Pre-Season Spirit Party!

Get your Crocs Team Spirit Pumped at our Pre-Season Spirit Pizza Party! Get to know your teammates and coaches, drop off your drink donations for the concession stand, and learn about team traditions!

When: Sunday May 19th from 6-8pm.
Who: 2019 CV Swim Team Members and their families
What to Expect:
6 pm – 6:45  – Concession donations, Pizza & Swimming
6:45 – 7:30 – Coaches Introduction, Team Snap Info, T-Shirt Design Competition Information & Team Spirit Activities
7:30 – 8 pm – Dessert and Name the Croc Contest

Let’s Go Crocs!

Details: The Swim Team will provide Pizza starting at 6pm. Please bring your family’s Annual Concession stand donation (see below) and a Side/Drink/Dessert to share for the party!
Concession Stand Drink Donations:
Last name A – F: 1 Case of 16oz water bottles 
Last name G – O: 1 Case of Name Brand 12oz Soda Cans (Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite)
Last name P – Z: 1 12 pack or larger Case of 12oz Gatorade bottles

Team Cheer: 
Aaa Oh, Crocodiles Let’s Gooo!
You’re gonna Eat My Bubbles!
Gonna be a swimming star,
Yackety Yackety Yackety Oh!
(Repeat 3 times getting louder each time.)

Team Snap: This year the Coaches will be using the Team Snap app to help communicate practice cancellations and collect meet attendance confirmation from team members. Please download the app and make a separate profile for each child on the team. More information will be available at the Party!

T-Shirt Design Competition: Help create the 2020 Crocs Team T-shirt! Entry forms will be available on the website and at the party and are due back to the team by June 18th.

Name the Croc! Vote to name our team mascot! Our inflatable crocodile friend comes with us to give the team good luck and cheer on each swimmer at our meets all summer. Help us give our buddy a new name! We’ll reveal the options and let the team Vote at the Party!

Have a question about payment, practices, or swim suits? 
Payment: If you haven’t paid your team dues yet, please arrange to drop off your check with Jason Machalicky, our Treasurer. 
Practice Schedule is already posted on the website! More information will be coming to your email box shortly! Swim Suits can still be purchased at All American Swim in Cary. 

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.