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Cary Park Sea Dragon Information

2018 Swim Season

 

Swim Team Registration

Registration for the summer 2018 season is on-line only. We will only accept payment via credit card.

All registrations for Cary Park Sea Dragons first REQUIRES:

Cary Park Swim Club Family Membership - Applied, Paid, and Confirmed

Early-bird registration for reduced pool membership rates closes March 15th.


Prior to the start of Swim Season, CPSD Refunds may be granted for swimmer withdrawal minus $10. After Swim Season begins and Prior to June 1, Refunds may be granted for swimmers who do not make the Cary Park Sea Dragons or Mini Sea Dragons, or who otherwise decide to decline their Sea Dragon membership, minus a 20% processing fee.
 

If you are a returning family, DO NOT create a new account - please register through your existing account.  Contact us if you had an account previously and have been inactive.

Whether you're a returning family or a new family joining our team, the registration process is simple and takes only a few minutes. You will be requested to pay during the last step of the registration process. At the conclusion of the registration process and upon team admin approval, you will be granted access to your own private account for the team.

Your private account is your one-stop-shop for maintaining your contact information, declaring for swim meets, signing up for jobs, interactively tracking your kids’ times, and much more. We look forward to having you a part of our incredible swim team.


 

Cary Park Swim Club Membership

In order to participate on the Cary Park Swim Team, you must be members in good standing of the Cary Park Swim Club. Swimmers must have active pool memberships in order to begin swim team practice on May 14th, so join the pool early. If a swimmer is not an active member of the pool, they will NOT be allowed to practice. The application form is available at carypark.org under the Swim Club Tab

 

Cary Park Sea Dragon Communications

We make our best effort to communicate efficiently with our swim team members regarding all swim team related events, including both swim meets and social events.  Please check our website often for the latest announcements and events.  We use twitter also for live event information such as weather delays at swim meets.

Web-site: www.caryparkswimteam.com

Twitter - @CPSeaDragons

​Email - caryparkswimteam@gmail.com

Facebook.com/cpseadragons

 

Volunteer Sign-Up

Cary Park Sea Dragons depends on our parents and family volunteers entirely to have a successful summer swim season for each and every swimmer.  Volunteer sign-up will be done online this year. Each family is RESPONSIBLE for volunteering for a specified number of “points” during the season. This is REQUIRED in order for your swimmers to participate in team practices and any swim meets.  The volunteer jobs will be listed on the web site along with the number of points they represent. You will receive a more detailed email in April explaining how to sign up for the positions.

 

Sea Dragons and Mini Sea Dragons

Cary Park Sea Dragons is our competitive swim team including swimmers up to age 18 who can swim the length of the pool (25 yards) multiple times unassisted as evaluated by the coaches.  Our Cary Park Mini Sea Dragons is our pre-competitive swim team which includes our swimmers ages 8 and under who need some additional training but can swim at least 10 yards of the pool independently and are able to get his or her own breath while swimming. Mini Sea Dragons are placed after being evaluated during the first 2 weeks of the swim season.

 

Practices

Practice begins on Monday, May 14th. Practices will be offered Monday through Thursday afternoons through the last day of school for the Wake County traditional calendar. Beginning the day after the last day of traditional school, June 12, 2018, practices will be offered Monday through Thursday afternoons as well as Monday through Friday mornings. Swimmers are not encouraged to attend both morning and afternoon – Please just pick one or the other. Saturday practices will be offered beginning May 19th and will continue throughout the season. For more information regarding practice times and structure, please click on the “ Practice” tab.

 

Swim Meets

The Cary Park Sea Dragons participate in the TSA Swim League and can swim in 8 swim meets. There are 6 dual meets, a Cary City Invitational meet and a TSA Championship meet. We encourage all swimmers to attend each swim meet. The dual meets are on Tuesday nights with warm-ups starting at 5pm and the meet starting at 6pm.

2018 Sea Dragon Swim Meet Schedule:

Saturday, June 2 - HOME - TIME TRIALS
Tuesday, June 12 - Olive Chapel (HOME)
Tuesday, June 19 - Prestonwood (HOME)
Tuesday, June 26 - Apex (AWAY)
Tuesday, July 3 - Medfield (AWAY) (Rain date July 5th)
Tuesday, July 10 - Shepher's Vinyard (AWAY)
Saturday, July 14 - Cary City Meet - at Scott's Mill
Tuesday, July 17 - Sunset Ridge (HOME)

Sunday, July 22 - TSA Championship Meet, held at Triangle Aquatics Center
 

Sea Dragon Equipment

We do have a team swim suit. All swimmers are required to have the team suit or something similar. We are also strongly recommending purchasing fins for practice. These will be available at the suit-fitting.

We will have a suit-fitting on Saturday April 22 - 4pm to 6pm at the Cary Park Clubhouse. We will have suits in every size for your swimmer to try. You can then order the suits online at your convenience.  A second suit fitting is being planning for Saturday, May 19 - 10 am to 12 pm.

We do plan to offer Spiritwear (details TBA) such as t-shirts – short-sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirt; Nylon gym bags with the Sea Dragon logo, duffle bags, and car magnets. Spiritwear is available in both swimmer and parent sizes.

 

Social Activities

The Sea Dragons have many social activities throughout the season including:

  • Themes at our swim meets
  • Dragon dessert on Thursdays

And much more!!! Keep checking our “ Social” tab on the web-site for more activities and details.

 

Team Ranking

Cary Park is part of TSA Southern League, Division 1.  Additional information about our 2018 meet schedule is TBD.