Parents Corner

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is there a pre-season parent meeting?

A: Yes.

For 2020, it will be held on May 5th, at 6:30 PM and will take place at the Olathe Community Center (Community Room).  This is your opportunity to meet the board members and coaches prior to the start of the season.

If you miss this meeting, there will a second abbreviated parent meeting on the pool deck during the first week of practice (exact day/time to be determined).

Q: How do we know what program level to register our child in?

A: Detailed program information can be found here (http://www.OlatheCyclones/programs/); however, the coaches will also evaluate your child during the first week of practice to help place your swimmer into the program that best suits their individual skill level and needs.

Q: What equipment does my child need to participate?

A: Divers will need an appropriate competitive swimsuit.

Swimmers will not only need competitive swimwear but also goggles and (optionally) caps.  Some swimmers prefer to wear swim caps during practices and meets (and we encourage their use for anyone with long(er) hair); however, they are not required.  Team caps and suits will be available for purchase.

Q: How do I order a team suit?

A: Team suits are available for order on-line (; there will be available sizing sessions (date/time/location to be determined).

Q: How many days do the Cyclones practice?

A: We practice five (5) days a week (Monday-Friday), excluding Holidays.  We appreciate that children can be involved in multiple activities during the course of the summer and there may be a need to miss a practice.  There is no penalty for unattended practices.

Q: How do athletes get registered for meets?

A: Pre-competitive swimmers do not need to sign-up prior to meets.  Divers and competitive swimmers will sign up using this website.  We ask that you sign-up for a meet by the Monday (for dive) or Tuesday (for competitive swim) preceding that particular meet in order for coaches to prepare for the meet accordingly.

Q: Do parents need to volunteer during the season?

A: YES!  If your child is competing in a meet, your family must be able to provide one volunteer to help with various tasks such as clerk of the course, result runner, timer, working the table, etc.

Q: When are the meets?

A: Dive meets are generally held on Tuesday evenings.  Warm-up begins at 5:15 PM and the meet commences at 6:00 PM.

Competitive swim meets are generally held on Thursday evenings.  Warm-up begins at 5:15 PM and the meet commences at 6:00 PM.

Pre-Competitive meets are held on Saturday mornings. Warm-up begins at 7:45 AM and meet commences at 8:30 AM.

Swim and Dive Meets are listed on the "Group Calendars" portion of the website. 

Q: Is there a championship meet?

A: At the end of the season, there is an All-City Championship meet for both dive and competitive swim.  To be eligible, an athlete must participate in a minimum of three (3) regular season meets as well as meet the other applicable standards set forth by the coaches.

Q: Can my child be on another team during the Cyclones season?

A: Yes; however, practice and meet attendance are factors in regards to eligibility for the All-City Championship meet.

Q: If we live outside of the City of Olathe can we register for the Cyclones team?

A: Individuals must compete for the city in which their primary residence is located if that city has a member team.  An exception may be made if the individual lives closer to a neighboring city’s pool.  Any individual not residing in a league city must contact their closest league city’s team to determine participation eligibility.

Other cities with teams participating in the Johnson County Swim & Dive League are Fairway, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park & Shawnee.