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2020-2021 Season Registration

Open for Returning Members

9/7/20 - 5/1/21

Open for New Members

9/7/20 - 5/1/21

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Official practice begins Monday September 21st from 6:00-8:30

Returning swimmers and parents, please note the change of practice times from last year.  Because the pool will need to be cleaned between the Cardinal Girls Swim practice and Stingray’s practice we are not allowed into the pool area until 6:00. 

Due to Covid regulations – the pool area capacity in and out of the water is 50-60 people.  U.S. Swimming guidelines indicate that we are allowed 5 swimmers per lane.  For safety reasons of swimmers and coaches, we have had to modify our practice times for our four swim groups.  Practice times are as follows:

  • Pups/Mini Rays will practice from 6:00-6:45
  • Whiptails and Manata Rays will practice from 7:00-8:30

We will again be offering practices Monday – Thursday each week that families can attend.  In the event that a Cardinal Swim meet falls on a Tuesday or Thursday during the week, we will offer a Friday practice to make up as an alternate.  Always refer to the website calendar as a guide and if you have questions, please let us know. 

Please note that information is fluid and changing on a daily basis.  We understand that this does not allow as much flexibility for parents with multiple swimmers and will continually be revaluating to arrive for better options to suit family’s needs. 

Information to take note of:

  1. Swimmers should come dressed and ready to swim with suit on as locker room changing facilities are not currently available for changing purposes. 
    1. Bring your own goggles, towel, mask/face covering on upon coming into the building,backpack (if you wish with sweatpants/pants/shorts to slip on over your suit after the completion of practice). 
      1. There is no sharing of equipment at all this year.We will not have the extra goggle bin and swimmers may not borrow equipment from anyone else for the safety of others.  If you don’t have the required equipment with you will be asked to go home.  Swimmers, we need to be prepared each day for practice with the appropriate equipment. 
      2. Snorkels will not be used this year so please leave them at home.
      3. The only equipment being used will be kickboards that will be sanitized at the end of practice each night.
      4. A hand sanitizer station will be available for use for everyone. 
    2. Swimmers may bring their own personal water bottle if they desire.  Drinking fountains can only be used to refill a water bottle.
    3. Restrooms are available for use but we ask that each swimmer uses the restroom prior to practice.
  2. Swimmers should enter through the activities door at the High School and go directly to the pool. 
    1. Temperature checks should be done at home by a parent before your swimmer arrives at practice and each swimmer will be asked standard Covid health questions. 
      1. FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, IF YOUR SWIMMER EXHIBITS SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS OF ANY KIND, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME UNTIL THEY ARE WELL.  If we find that a swimmer has a temp above normal Covid guidelines, we will have to send that swimmer home until they are well. 
  3. Swimmers will be directed to a place to sit (folding chair socially distanced on the pool deck) to wait for practice to begin. 
    1. The swimmer may place their belongings on their chair when the coach directs them to their lane assignments. 
    2. To maintain safety standards, we will keep swimmers together in a practice group or “pod”.  For example, if Johnny and Tommy are in the Pups Level and are assigned in Lane 1, they will remain together as a practice group or “pod”.  This assists us in the event that a swimmer falls ill, we can notify a smaller group people to quarantine versus a bigger group due to exposure. 
    3. Masks maybe taken off at this point and left with their belongings.  If dryland exercises are part of the practice routine, swimmers must leave their masks on during that time.   
  4. Once practice is complete, swimmers will then exit the pool area via the emergency exit doors by the diving well at the Southwest end of the pool area. 
    1. Parents can pick up their kids just past the activities doors.
  5. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, parents will not be allowed to watch their swimmers during practice.  We have to follow curbside drop off and pick up at this time. 
  6. At this time, we have no information available for any potential scheduled meets for swimmers.  We will update you with information as soon as we learn of any news. 

Parents as always, please refer to the website for practice information and registration as well as emails for the latest information.