A Message from the TAZ Board of Directors:
Happy 2021 TAZ!
We hope everyone had a great holiday season. We are looking forward to the New Year, and what we hope will be our 55th swim season. The Board of Directors continued to meet throughout 2020 to determine our future and although there remains uncertainty, we do have lots of information to share.
SSL: The Suburban Swim League continues to assess the safety and possibility of holding a 2021 summer swim season. With most of California still under a stay-at-home order and public health guidelines limiting large group gatherings, the League is awaiting guidance on how to proceed with dual meets. Champs is also uncertain as the League has not secured a facility (due to COVID-19) and will need local and state public health guidance on hosting an event with over 1,000 people.
Virtual meets (almost like Mock Meet except we’ll score and compare against another team) could be a potential solution if we can’t have 600 people at one pool. So the short version is that while we do not yet know what the season will look like, we’re actively planning on there being a season. But as with all things 2021, prepare to be flexible as it might not look like the usual TAZ season. Everyone is eager to hit the water, so stay tuned for details.
CSD Pool: As many of you know, the CSD pool has been under construction throughout all of 2020 and now into 2021. The bad news is that its still not finished. The good news is that CSD is now forecasting a February 1st completion date, which would still allow for us to host the 2021 season as well as a Spring clinic.
Quiet Period: For our swimmers and families that have joined year-round programs, TAZ has petitioned the SSL for a waiver to eliminate the quiet period for the 2021 season, thus ending restrictions on winter/spring swimming until summer league begins. We will post more information on edhtaz.org when we have details. Until we know for sure on the ruling, the quiet period begins on February 15, 2021.
Registration: TAZ returning family registration opens online on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at noon. Returning family status will apply from the 2019 season. New/returning registration for all swimmers will open online on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE that TAZ will not be charging families registration fees at this time. However, we will require a $5 hold fee at the time of sign-up to hold your swimmer(s) spot in their age group. Registration fees will be charged, per swimmer, when it has been determined the 2021 season will proceed. TAZ will notify families in advance of their cost. If the season does not proceed, TAZ will refund the $5.
Spring Clinic: Please see the CSD website for details on the registration process and timing for our spring clinic. As mentioned above, however, the clinic is and will be dependent upon the pool completion, hiring of lifeguards, etc.