2020 CMSL Season Announcement
May 14, 2020
CMSL Friends & Family,
Based on Maryland’s recovery stage and no clear timeline to stage 3, we have regrettably decided to cancel the 2020 CMSL season.
We understand how disappointing this is for everyone that supports our league, but we cannot envision a way to safely and effectively run a meet under the current conditions. In addition, the uncertainty of knowing when (and if) we would have a season creates its own level of stress and anxiety, so we hope having a decision (albeit not the one we wanted) provides some relief.
The Board greatly appreciates all of the input provided by many athletes, families, teams and pools. It is your commitment to the CMSL that will ensure we come back stronger in 2021.
A few other points to consider:
- No CMSL team dues will be collected for 2020.
- Seniors will be allowed to swim next season (subject to league approval at our Fall meeting which is fully expected).
- If conditions improve such that a pool opens and a team can practice, please see guidance here on how to register with AAU to insure and potentially host your own intrasquad meet since there will not be a 2020 CMSL league sanction.
Lastly, we are planning a creative way to acknowledge our seniors now given many may opt to not return. Please respond with contact info for your seniors (email & home address) and let us know if you have any ideas of your own.
We look forward to planning an even better 2021.
The CMSL Board