April 8, 2021
UPDATED - 2021 Season Guidelines For a Safe Return To the Pool
Lake Isle Swim and Dive Team is excited for the 2021 season. Coordination with our host, the Lake Isle Country Club, has been imperative. A safety plan has been developed based on CDC and DOH guidelines for reopening our team. The coaching staff has valuable experience with the USA Swimming Guidelines for a socially distanced pool deck and practice format.
Team Format and Schedule
The team will be capped at 150 swimmers/divers. Swimmers/Divers will be assigned a cohort based on age group. The team will be divided into four cohorts. Coaches will make lane assignments and record attendance for contact tracing purposes. It is mandatory that both cohort time slot and lane placement are strictly adhered to for the entire season. Unfortunately specific requests can not be considered. Families that have more than one swimmer/diver please keep in mind that your children may or may not be placed in the same time slot as we are basing it by age group.
Swim evaluations for new members and prior 2019 Preteam members will be held on Tuesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 3rd at 4:00pm-5:30pm.
The season begins Monday June 7, 2021 for three weeks of afternoon practices. Each practice group will have one hour of practice for two days per week. There will be no afternoon practices on Friday. Afternoon practice will run through Thursday June 24,2021.
- Cohort A - Monday, Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm
- Cohort B - Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Cohort C - Monday, Wednesday 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Cohort D - Tuesday, Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm
Morning practices will begin June 28, 2021 and run for five weeks ending on Friday July 30. Each cohort group will have one hour of practice for five days a week with 15 minutes allotted for the groups to safely exit and enter the pool.
****Morning practices are Monday through Friday****
Morning practice time slots are as follows.
- Cohort A - 8:30am-9:30am + 15 minute exit/enter
- Cohort B - 9:45am-10:45am + 15 minute exit/enter
- Cohort C - 11:00am-12:00pm + 15 minute exit/enter
- Cohort D - 12:15pm-1:15pm
- Preteam for the 2021 season has been cancelled.
- All Invitationals, Pool Party, and Awards Dinner have been cancelled.
- Further information regarding the Westchester Swim Conference’s decisions regarding division meets and championships will be provided as soon as possible.
Swimmers will enter and exit the lap lane area amongst designated cohorts and must wear a mask when not in the pool swimming. Please limit the number of guardians who accompany the younger swimmers to practice to one person. Masks wearing and distancing are mandatory. Guardians must cooperate with all pool rules with respect for the general membership.
Families are responsible for monitoring their children’s health and must adhere to NYS orders to quarantine. Please advise the team immediately if there is any reason to believe a swimmer has a suspected, or confirmed COVID-19 case, or contact with a positive case. If the swimmer, or a member of the swimmer’s family has a fever and/or is not feeling well please do not attend practice and consult your physician.