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FAQs

What is the 2021 Swim Season going to look like?
The Valley Cabana Swim League will not be hosting a traditional swim team season this year due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions. In light of the VCSL decision the Belwood Dolphins received approval from the HOA to host a 'Summer Swim Program' for those residents and members who are looking to maintain their competitive swimming skills in a creative and fun environment. While we will not be having a traditional swim team season the Summer Swim Program is a great opportunity to swim against the clock, participate in allowable social activities, and stay connected to the swim community.

Is the 2021 Belwood Summer Swim Program the same as the Dolphins Swim Team?
Yes and No.
     - Yes, many of the same coaches and families will be participating in the Summer Swim Program.
     - No, we will not be competing in the Valley Cabana Swim League, Champs, or Dual Swim Meets.
     - Yes, we will be having have 3 home meets and 3 home swim clinics during the program.
     - No, swimmers will be competing against each other and their own times for fun and prizes.
     - Yes, we will have regular practices at the Belwood pool as setup by the coaches to meet county protocols.
     - No, Our regular social events are still TBD based on county restrictions and HOA guidelines.

When are the 2021 Belwood 'Summer Swim Program' meets going to be held?
The meets for the 2021 Summer Swim Program are scheduled for June 26, July 10, and July 17.

Does my child have to know how to swim to participate in the summer program?
Yes! For safety reasons, every swimmer needs to be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards). The Belwood Cabana (not the Dolphins swim team), offers swim lessons.  Check out their website:  http://www.belwoodhomes.org for more information.

My child does not swim very fast, can he/she still participate?
Yes! This season is all about improving your technique, getting exercise, and having fun with other Belwood Dolphins.

How often is my child required to go to practice?
Once practices start on June 14th your child is encouraged to swim at all practices each week. Remember, you get out of practice what you put into practice. Therefore, come to practice!!!

What time is practice? 
Please check our calendar for times and dates as they are updated. Our hope is to get our swimmers in the pool as much as we can while adhering to our county covid-19 safety protocols.

Is it a problem if I can't go to all of the meets?
Making it to all of the meets is strongly encouraged because we are only having 3 local meets and participation will allow you to see how you are progressing.

What are the volunteer requirements?
These are still TBD, but in general we are asking all members to:
     - Complete support shifts at each of the swim meets.
     - Complete support shifts for spirit activities (TBD) as available during the program.

What is the cost for the 2021 Summer Program?
The registration fee for this five week summer swim program is $175 for "Class A" and "Class D" members, and $200 for "Attached" members.

How does registration priority work?
Membership priority criteria for the Belwood Dolphins Swim Team is as follows:
     1) Returning HOA "Class A" Member Swimmers
     2) New HOA "Class A" Member Swimmers
     3) Returning "Class D" Member Swimmers
     4) New "Class D" Member Swimmers
     5) Returning "Attached Member" Swimmers
     6) Siblings of Returning "Attached Member" Swimmers
     7) New "Attached Members" Swimmers

Is my child considered a 'Returning Swimmer' if they swam in a Fall Swim Program?
The Belwood Dolphins 2021 Summer Swim Program is different than the Fall Swim Program and the Belwood Swim Team. If you did not swim with the Swim Team before you would be considered a 'new swimmer' for registration purposes, even if you actively participated in the Fall Swim Program.

Am I an Attached, Class A or Class D Member?
Class A Member:  You live in the “Class A” Belwood neighborhood (click to see map) and are required to pay Belwood HOA fees every year and you PAID THIS YEAR.  Members of the HOA who have not paid, cannot be on the swim team.

Class D Member:  You live in the “Class D” Belwood neighborhood (click to see map). You have the option to pay Belwood HOA fees every year and you PAID THIS YEAR.  If you did not pay the HOA this year, you are considered an "Attached Member" in our system for swim team purposes during registration.

Attached Member: You do not live in the “Class A” or “Class D” Belwood neighborhood (click to see map) OR you are "Class D" member but did not pay HOA this year. With this membership you are attached to the Belwood community via active participation on the swim team and only able to use the cabana during a swim team events.

For a list of addresses, click here and then go to the bottom of the document.

When do I find out if my child is on the team or not?
A confirmation email will be sent out to most families in late-May. However, if you are on the waitlist you may not know for sure until June. We will communicate updates regularly on the status of your registration.

Did you get the registration check we mailed (or dropped off)?
You will receive a personal email regarding payment only if we have NOT received your check. If you do not get an email from the registrar about payment that is good news. Please note due to the detailed process we go through in finalizing our team roster registration checks will not be cashed for a number of weeks. Especially if your family is on the waitlist.

Can I get a refund if things don't work out?
Yes. The last day to get a refund is June 21st.