Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League will have "virtual" dual meets in 2021 and an in-person Championship meet weekend that is age group specific, hosted by a series of our member teams at their outdoor pools.
Swimmers who swam in the 2019 [CHSSL] season whose final season of eligibility would have been 2020 will be allowed an additional year of eligibility to swim during the 2021 season.
Chapel Hill Summer Swim League is a seasonal recreational league run by volunteers. The purpose of the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League is to sponsor organized age group swimming competition during the summer for teams comprised of swimmers from the league's member clubs.
There are several teams, but most require membership to the lead private pool before you can join the summer swim team. Several teams have public partners -- Hillsborough Sportsplex, Homestead Aquatic Center, and YMCA of the Triangle. If you belong to an area pool, they might already be a part of a team (for example, Governor' Club is part of the Southern Village team and Sunset Creek is part of the Exchange and Tennis Club TEST team). If not, you can check into these three to join the summer swim league as a swimmer. Each team and its designated contact person can be found on the "Member Club" tab of this site.
It is the philosophy of the CHSSL to allow maximum participation in swimming competition in an environment that encourages and teaches:
1. Improvement of swimming skills in an enjoyable atmosphere
2. Understanding that healthy competition is fun and that good
sportsmanship is emphasized
3. Contact, team spirit, and friendship among swimmers of all skill levels
The guiding principle of the league is that the best interests of the swimmers competing are paramount. Officials in all CHSSL sanctioned meets should be knowledgeable about the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League Bylaws. While CHSSL generally applies USS guidelines and rules, it is the league's philosophy that these swim meets are held for the children first for fun and second to determine a winner. Winning should always be secondary to good sportsmanship. The best interest of the swimmers involved is the top priority.