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The Coaching Staff

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Karin
Karin King Head Coach

Introducing our new Head Coach, Karin King! Many of you know Karin very well, as she has been a member of Fort Washington Pool for many years. Karin started swimming when she was 5 years old. In 1984, she and her family joined Fort Washington Pool where she swam for the Sharks swim team. She also lettered on the Friendly High School Swim Team from 1984-1988 and the Curl-Burke swim club. She went on to swim at Frostburg State University where she earned her degree in Early Childhood-Middle Education and minored in Science. After that, she received her Master’s degree in Education and Technology from UMUC. Karin has been an educator all her life, teaching in the Prince George’s County school system. She is currently teaching at a school in Alexandria, VA. Karin’s children, David and Elizabeth, are both FW Sharks and avid swimmers. Karin says that she “loves helping lightbulbs in kids’ heads brighten.” Please help us in welcoming Karin to the position as Head Coach. Congratulations Karin! GO SHARKS!

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Swim Meet Preparation & Nutrition

In order to compete well a Shark needs to be rested properly, which means getting enough sleep the night before. Be sure to compensate for the early morning wake-up and drive time, for away meets, by going to bed early the night before. Also, don't forget to make sure that you have enough time to have a nutritious breakfast while being cautious not to "bulk up" on heavy greasy foods right before competing. Lots of juicy fresh fruits and common sense will help you to avoid nausea episodes.

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