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Kings for a Day: MCSL Week 6 is a Family Affair

The other half of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams who traveled away last week had their last home meet Saturday, July 13.  I was on hand for the B Division meet between the Stonebridge Sharks and the Kentlands Kingfish.  I know the routine here having covered the Kentlands for the Town Courier newspaper for years.  The meet matters little for next year’s MCSL realignment for Kentlands, they are on the move to a lower division.  Today’s event was really about the halftime senior tribute.

Each team has a special way to send off the graduating seniors.  As you can see from the pictures on this sky blue Saturday it was all blue and gold at break. The team’s six seniors Ethan Gurcan, Hannah Harnois, Jack Ingrassia, Margaret Lilyestrom, Emily Mann and Lindsey Thoms got the royal blue treatment.

What many readers may not realize is that for some MCSL teams and families this event signifies as much as a decade of dedication to a summer program.  What will be missed is just not the seniors who swim but the family members, moms, dads, grandparents that lend the team a volunteering hand.  They grill, they time, they manage the food and clothing stands, they act as division reps or judges and starters all while watching their children swim.  Some just babysit.

So as you look at these images just don’t focus on the smiling faces wearing gold crowns look around the frame of the image and gather in the adult faces and activities.  For me these last two weeks’ images are all about family.

Photos to follow.

All images copyrighted 2019 © Phil Fabrizio  | PhotoLoaf® for MCM

 

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About Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil's PhotoLoaf site or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf. Find Phil's blog on MyMCMedia here.

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