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THE CALVERTON CHARGERS SWIM TEAM

Swim team teaches life swimming skills, promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, and encourages both fun and healthy competition. The Charger roster includes athletes with a variety of skill levels and experience ranging from year round club swimmers to those who are new to the sport. The summer swim season includes A (competitive), and B (instructional) meets as well as fun social events such as a pancake breakfast, bowling and movie days, pasta dinner, and team trip to Hershey Park. The Chargers also offer a Pre-Team and Mini-Bolts program. See those practice group pages for details.

You must be a Calverton Swim Club (CSC) member in good standing in order to register anyone in your household for the Calverton Chargers Swim Team. Memberships are available. Please contact Kari Banks at kari2banks@gmail.com.

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Tips and Reminders

 

Registration Fee: $105/first swimmer and $80 for every swimmer thereafter; maximum of $250/family. Registration and payment are due no later than Time Trials.

 

Missing a Meet. If you are scheduled to swim in a meet but are unable to participate for any reason (illness, vacation, etc.) you must notify the head coach as soon as possible. Failing to show up, or leaving early, causes the team to lose points and often means losing the meet. We respectfully ask that you make every effort to avoid vacations during swim season if possible. If travel is inevitable, small schedule adjustments such as delaying departure until after a Saturday morning swim meet can sometimes make a difference in a win/loss for the team.

 

Transportation. If any swim team family has a transportation conflict that jeopardizes your child's ability to participation in a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening swim meet, please do not hesitate to contact a team representative. We will provide, or find, carpool transportation for your child.

 

Arrival Time: Please note meet start and warm up times. It's a good idea to arrive 15 minutes prior to warm ups to allow your child sufficient time to get settled and be ready and on deck with cap and goggles. A late arrival may force the head coach to make lineup adjustments resulting in your child being scratched from the meet. Be assured we do NOT want to be faced with this scenario, so please arrive on time.

 

Warm Ups: Warm ups are important for your child's physical health and instills good habits. Get in the "zone" and arrive on time. After warm-up, swimmers will gather with coaches and teammates for a pep talk and prepare for spirit themes with costumes, props, and cheers.

 

Goggles and Gear: Every Charger swimmer should come prepared with his/her team suit, cap, goggles, at least one towel (a second is always a good idea for cold/wet days), and warm clothes in their swim bag. Remind your child to seek shade on hot days, and a full water bottle is essential to staying hydrated. Application of SPF sunscreen is encouraged.

 

Safety and Courtesy: All swimmers are expected to remain in the team area and stay until the conclusion of the meet unless they have been excused by the head coach. Please be respectful of your teammates and coaches as the success of the team depends on communication.

 

Parent Volunteers NEEDED: Swim meets simply cannot happen without help from parent volunteers. Thank you to those of you who volunteer your time and talents. To those of you who are new, we’ll teach you. We need you. To sign up, please visit to the Events page or Team Calendar, locate a meet or social event, and indicate which job(s) you can do.

 
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