2021 LCWST Registration
Open for Returning Members
3/26/21 - 6/15/21
Open for New Members
3/26/21 - 6/15/21
Lake Claire Wahoo Swim Team membership is open to: Current members of Lake Claire Pool (LCP), Assistant Coaches and LCP Life Guards aged 16-18, and non-LCP members who live in the neighborhood (within 5 miles of Lake Claire Pool).
The team will hold practices at LCP. Non-LCP members may not practice at LCP in 2021.
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING YOUR SWIMMERS!
The Registration Deadline is April 29.
Registrations made after April 29 will incur a $15 late fee until May 31, and a $20 late fee after June 1, per ASA league rules.
**2021 - NEW POLICIES, PROTOCOLS AND PROGRAM CHANGES**
After sitting out the 2020 season, we are excited to be able to have a swim team this year. In order to keep everyone safe, we will be implementing a number of program changes and protocols to keep our swimmers and coaches safe.
- In order to participate in the swim team this season, all swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool without assistance and without stopping for significant amounts of time or hanging onto the lane lines.
- This is due to additional precautions we need to take to keep everyone safe – our coaches will not be able to be in the pool this season to maintain social distancing protocols.
- We will be holding swim tests at the start of the season for any new swimmers who are age 8 or younger.
- At this time, we do not have plans for our Junior Wahoo program this year. Once the season starts, we will evaluate to see if we can safely offer it. If we cannot offer it in 2021, we are crossing our fins that it will be back in 2022.
- In order to limit the number of people on deck, parents will NOT be allowed on deck (this could change as the COVID situation is constantly evolving, but as of now this is the protocol).
- If your swimmer is not comfortable and proficient being by him/herself, this may not be the season for them.
- We will implement alternate ways for parents to communicate with the coaching staff during the season.
- Swimmers may not show up early for practice – they will need to wait outside the pool until it is their designated practice time.
- Swimmers will be instructed to use a specific entrance and exit at the pool to manage deck flow (pending construction around the pool which could impact this).
- Swimmers will need to come to practice ready to go into the water. Coaches will not be able to help them with goggles, swim suit issues, etc..
- Masks are required for coaches and any swimmer not in the water.
- We will implement social distancing protocols on deck (spacing, traffic flow, etc.).
- Swimmers should bring their own water bottles (already filled). Use of the water fountains at the pool will not be allowed.
- Coaches will NOT be allowed to go into the water, required to wear masks, and will be socially distanced on deck.
- Equipment (kickboards) will be sanitized between practice groups.
- Bathrooms – limited use only
- No more than 2 swimmer at a time
- Only for restroom use – no changing
- No showering
- Swimmers must leave the pool/deck immediately after their practice session ends.
Practice Structure and Schedule
- Practice will be held in the afternoons until APS is out of school. Below is our tentative schedule (M-F) while school is in session:
- 5:00 – 5:30: Emerging swimmers (mostly 6U)
- 5:35 – 6:15: Younger swimmers who know how to do freestyle and back, but not breast or fly. Learning how to dive and do turns.
- 6:20 – 7:00: Older swimmers who know how to do all 4 strokes, and are confident in diving and turns.
- See below for Saturday practice times.
- Once summer break begins, our morning practice schedule (M-Sat) will be as follows:
- 8:00 – 8:30: Emerging swimmers (mostly 6U)
- 8:35 – 9:15: Younger swimmers who know how to do freestyle and back, but not breast or fly. Learning how to dive and do turns.
- 9:20 – 10:00: Older swimmers who know how to do all 4 strokes, and are confident in diving and turns.
- This year we will MAY need to limit the number of swimmers we have at practice (maximum 5 per lane). IF we need to implement this due to a large number of swimmers on the team, it will be as follows:
- In order to do this, you will sign up for a practice session for each of your swimmers. Your swimmer will be able to practice 3 days/week.
- Your swimmer’s scheduled practice session will be in effect for a 2 week period (so you can select a different session for the next period if need be).
- We will have “A” and “B” sessions:
- “A” session swimmers will have practice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- “B” session swimmers will have practice on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Your swimmer must attend their scheduled practice session – no exceptions.
- Club swimmers can attend their club practice (and opt out of Wahoo practice), and just attend Wahoo “meets”.
- We will NOT hold time trials this year.
- Parents will not be allowed on deck for swim meets. We are looking into ways to live stream the meets (e.g. over Zoom or something similar). As mentioned earlier, this could change as the COVID situation is constantly evolving, but as of now this is the protocol.
- Wahoo coaches will perform the swim meet volunteer jobs this year (e.g. timing, line judge, bullpen, clerk of course, etc.).
- Our meets will be “virtual”. That is, we will swim against other teams, but each team will swim in their own pool and time their swimmers. Each team will then upload their times to determine how swimmers placed overall, and who won the meet.
- Swim meets will still be held on Tuesday evenings. This year, we will swim the meets by age group.
- That is, one age group is allowed on deck, swim all their races in one time segment, then leaves.
- This will help us to keep the number of swimmers on deck/in the pool at a minimum. We will swim youngest to oldest.
COVID Screening and Safety
Before a swimmer can enter the pool deck (for practice or a swim meet), we will conduct temperature checks and do a screening.
- Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours?
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is known to have laboratory confirmed Covid-19, someone getting a COVID test or waiting for test results, or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with Covid-19?
- Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about Covid-19 infection? This includes if you are waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test that was recommended by a medical professional.
We understand that everyone is ready to have life start to return to normal, but we ask that your family please continue to exercise caution and follow mask/social distancing guidelines when around others from outside your home. As you can imagine, a positive COVID case would greatly and negatively impact our entire Wahoo Community. We will require the impacted practice/age group to quarantine for 10-14 days, which will take our swimmers out of practice and meets.
We ask that families voluntarily quarantine if they feel there has been a risk of exposure (e.g. from vacation, camp, social gathering, etc.). We ask that you please quarantine your swimmer(s) for 14 days. Alternatively, after 7 days, your swimmer(s) can return if they have a negative COVID molecular test (e.g. reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)) that was done 5-7 days after exposure.