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Practice Starts Tuesday?Season Extended to August 14!!

WOOHOO!!  We are excited to announce that practice will begin on Tuesday! 

To ensure we are able to check in quickly and follow safety guidelines, we need 2-3 volunteers each day of practice.  You will check in each swimmer,  ensure social distancing on the deck and sanitize the area after each practice.  Link to the sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AAEAC23AAF85-swim

If we don’t have enough volunteers on a practice day, we will not be able to hold practice, so please volunteer if you are available.  Right now, we believe we need two-three volunteers a day.  Chris Bowers and I will help out on Tuesday.  If we could get one other person, that would be awesome.  If after the first week we find that we can handle things with two volunteers, we will adjust.  If after the 2nd day we find we really need more volunteers, we will adjust.  (And aren’t we all getting our fill of adjusting this year?! OY!)

This schedule keeps us to no more than 25 swimmers per age group and we will have up to 2 swimmers starting at each end of the pool.  Swimmers will need to be ready to jump in the pool when they arrive.  Coaches are not able to assist swimmers with their equipment (especially caps and goggles.)  And, of course there will not be any sharing of any equipment or water bottles. 

They will need to wear their masks to practice.  When they arrive—there will be X’s on the sidewalk outside the pool deck that will help them keep socially distant.  They will form a line to check in and be asked their daily health questions.  If they answer yes to any of the questions, they will not be allowed to swim that day (do they have a fever, etc.)  After they check in, they will enter the swim area, drop their belongings 10 feet apart from one another (there will be markings) and follow coaches’ instructions on lining up in a lane.  Please come 15 minutes for check-in questions so practice can start on time.

Here is what each swimmer should bring with them:  goggles, fins, kickboards (if they have them), water bottle, towel and mask.

                7:00 a.m.-7:40 a.m.         13 and over (25 swimmers total)

                7:45 a.m.-8:25 a.m.         11-12 (20 swimmers total)

                8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.         6 and under (14 swimmers total)

                9:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m.         7-8 (19 swimmers total)

                9:45 a.m.-10:25 a.m.       9-10 (23 swimmers total)

We will also post this on the website’s calendar.  Thank you so much to Coach Manon and Coach Jada for their hard work to help us get this season off the ground!  We are lucky to have you as our coaches!!

Thank you to all of our swim families for your patience and understanding as so many worked to make this season happen. 

Finally, I’d like to thank our HOA board.  Our board members, these neighbors of ours, have worked daily (as volunteers) to support our efforts and, man, we do owe them a lot of thanks!!  I, personally, have even more respect for all they do.  This summer it has included cleaning signs that had graffiti in hours after being found, to picking up trash left by our teens in the playground, to negotiating contracts, getting out of contracts, selecting new vendors all within weeks.  It seemed like forever before the pool opened, and patience isn’t my strong suit, but learning just a smidge of what goes on behind the scenes to get a volunteer-led pool open gave me a little perspective. 

If you have any questions, please give me a call or text (407-963-1094) or email me!  See you soon!

Tracy

P.s. Sunday we will be in the OBX, hopefully finishing taking the wallpaper down in my brother’s home so I may not get back to you until late or on Monday—but I will, I promise!