2021 Covid Procedures

Updated 4/13/2021, 7:00am

Sharks Covid Procedures

First things first, things can and will change as the guidelines from the authorities are updated. If you sign up to swim this season, you are open to that possibility. The park district will not offer refunds, so please read this so that you know what you are signing up for.


Practice and Team Procedures

  • Parents are allowed to sit on the red "x's" in the bleachers during practice.
  • Swimmers must wear a mask upon entry to the pool deck.
  • Swimmers will not be permitted on the pool deck if their registration and fees are not complete.
  • There will be a designated spot (X) on the pool deck for swimmers to put their towel and belongings. This is where they may remove their mask.
  • Swimmers will have designated lanes that they will swim in for the entirety of the season. The coaches will assign lanes during the first week. The swimmer will report to the same lane for every practice session.
  • There will be 4 swimmers per lane.
  • If you have a question or concern about your swimmer’s performance, please email the coach.
  • There will be a mandatory $40 fundraising fee. This is different as it is not a deposit and it is not going to be returned. Foodraisers are going to happen. Due to Covid, there will not be a Shark-a Thon this year.


Meet Procedures

  • The Northern California Swim League will not have conferences for the 2021 season.
  • All times will be “unofficial”; therefore, swimmers will not be able to break League or Conference records.
  • There will not be a Champs or MOC this year.
  • There will be 1 timer per lane. This timer will use both the Dolphin wireless as well as an analog stopwatch.
  • There will not be a Volunteer deposit this year. However, we will still need volunteers – timers, deck marshals, officials.
  • There will not be a snack bar or hospitality services during meets.
  • There will be a food truck at Time Trials and home meets.
  • Swim meets will be split in to 2 sessions
    • Session 1 : 11 and Up. 7am warmups.
    • Session 2: 10 and Under. 10:30am warmups
    • There will not be a “check-in”.
    • Meets will be seeded before the day of the meet, so no changes on Saturdays. It is imperative that the swimmer either signs up for the meet or declines on the website by the deadline. There will be no entries after the posted deadline.


  • The dive tank will be available for warmup/cool downs.
  • There will not be Team/Age Group Tents. It will be the responsibility of the swimmer (parent/guardian) to make it to the blocks for their event.
  • There will not be a ready bench.
  • Meet Marshals will direct/help lost swimmers as well as patrol the bleachers.
  • Each swimmer will be allowed to sit in the bleachers, on a designated “X”, along with 1 spectator.
  • Masks are to be always worn in the bleachers. If you walk through the pool gate, you need a mask on. Also, your temp will be checked every time you enter the gate.
  • If we have an away meet, we will have to follow whatever covid guidelines that team has implemented.

Returning Swimmer Registration Payment

Saturday, March 21st in the Rusch Park Patio Room. Online registration needs to be completed before dropping of the fees. Those are the Sunrise Park District registration, Sharks registration as well as the NCSL registration. Swim gear will not be sold at registration, but will be sold during practice. Please wear a mask.

Our former Registrar and Webmaster (1 person) has aged out of the team. Online registration info will be sent out tomorrow, after we figure out how to set it up


New Swimmer and Sibling Tryouts

April 6, 7 & 8th. Drop in during clinics- 6pm-7pm. . Please wear a mask.


Practice Schedule

2021 Spring Practice schedule 4/12 - 5/27

Ages 6 & under / 7-8 

Mon-Thur | 4/12 - 5/27 | 6:00pm- 6:45pm

Ages 9-10 / 11/12 

Mon - Thur | 4/12 - 5/27 | 6:45pm- 7:45pm

 Ages 13-14 / 15-18

Mon - Thur | 4/12 - 5/27 | 7:45pm- 8:45pm

* No practice on 5/31 and 7/5


2021 Summer Practice schedule 6/01 - 7/15

Ages 6 & under / 7-8 

Mon-Thur | 6/01 - 7/15 | 6:30pm- 7:15pm

Ages 9-10 / 11/12 

Mon - Thur | 6/01 - 7/15 | 7:15pm- 8:15pm

 Ages 13-14 / 15-18

Mon - Thur | 6/01 - 7/15 | 8:15pm- 9:15pm

* No practice on 5/31 and 7/5


2021 Morning Practice starts June 10th

All Ages

Tue/Thur | 6/10 - 7/13 | 8:00am- 9:00am

Tue/Thur | 6/10 - 7/13 | 9:00am- 9:45am


Time Trial and Meet Dates

We do not have meets scheduled at this point. A couple of teams are not swimming this year and many teams must find open pools. It will be up to the Park District and Boards of all teams to schedule meets. So far, we have Time Trials scheduled for May 1st. A few possible (again, possible) dates for home meets are June 5th, June 19th and June 26th.