We have received many questions regarding the Fall/Winter SC Season. We understand everyone is dealing with many unknowns regarding family, jobs, upcoming school season, etc… so we hope the below provides some basic information of where Wheaton Swim Club is at during these challenging times.
Coaches remain in constant contact with Wheaton College and College of DuPage regarding their opening plans. As with all schools, their current focus is getting their school running so scheduling practices with them is very much a work in progress.
Phase 4/5 Guidelines - Return to Pool
Once space confirmed, we will continue to abide by IDPH and Facility Phase 4 guidelines for fall and winter which includes potential for group capacity restrictions.
Coaches and staff are thinking ahead and developing a program that can expand once we reach Phase 5.
It is important to understand Phase 5 entry is an unknown and, at any phase, there is a possibility we have to revert back.
There is no registration at this time.
Once we have our facilities confirmed, we can use the current Phase guidelines to move forward with registration.
All clubs are facing the same facility and capacity constraints.
Many facilities (specifically high school and college) across US not opening to clubs.
We consider ourselves lucky to have a summer program because most IL teams were not able to offer any structured practices.
As of today, meets are still not allowed per USA Swim and IL Swim.
We want to reiterate that coaches are working hard to secure space and plan for season. However, at this time based on the above details, we have very limited information to share regarding Fall/Winter. All we can ask if that you be patient.
Feel free to reach out to Michele with additional questions/concerns but we ask for your understanding if the answer is "we do not know at this time".