SWAT, Updated Practice "Schedule C" Changes, Lane Assignments, Team Meeting Fri @ 6pm

sean muncie

Hello SWAT,

Things have changed again but the  good news is that we're still on for our start date this coming Monday, June 22nd.

What has changed is the restrictions on our lane numbers and/or number of swimmers allowed in the pool at once. We are now only allowed Five swimmers in the pool at a time. That is five in the entire facility. Siblings are not allowed to swim in the same lane together and we can only swim one to a lane in five lanes.

Given these new guidelines, coaches have edited the training schedule again to meet the new standards and have now assigned training times and lanes for each individual swimmer. We are referring to this new schedule as “Schedule C”.  We have done this to avoid more confusion and/or competition for the training times available.

Coaches have taken a lot into account when assigning lanes: matching training groups with respective coaches, maintaining age appropriate training groups, siblings, carpools, training needs, training capacity and competitive goals to name a few.

If the training block your swimmer(s) has been assigned absolutely does not work and you would like to trade training times with a teammate, then please contact that teammate directly. The trade must be mutually agreed upon, then contact the coach to confirm the time change in training schedule. Note: we cannot have different experienced level swimmers and ages training together at the same time, we can only have same group swimmers training together (ex: Bronze swimmers can only swim during the Bronze periods with Bronze level swimmers. No Bronze swimmers training with National Group). With only five swimmers in the pool at time, there will only be one coach on deck and one parent (to meet Safe Sport requirements), so for the next few weeks we will need to be very regimented regarding our pool space and training times.

We are cautiously optimistic that as we move through the different Phases (hopefully every three to four weeks) that our lane restrictions will also ease up and we will be able to move into the aforementioned “Schedule B” then “Schedule A” accordingly.     

Swimmers will need to know their lane assignment when entering the pool and maintain “Physical Distancing” Guidelines at all times. There will be a sign in sheet for each swimmer to sign in everyday when they arrive at the pool so be early and ready.

Swimmers are required to wear masks when entering and exiting the pool (no exceptions). Coaches and the assigned parent spectator are also required to wear masks for the duration of the workout.

Thank you all for being patient as we are doing our best to navigate our way through this. We are extremely happy to be offering something for our swimmers. Although not ideal, something is better than nothing and we are all eager to get back in the water.

SWAT is renting a lot of  additional lane space. We are now running groups from 12-8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 11am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday plus additional time on the weekends in order to accommodate all our athletes. SWAT can handle the additional expenses in pool rent because the majority of our membership has continued to support the team financially these past few months. Thank you again, for supporting the Team. We hope Schedule C will only last a few more weeks until we enter the next Phase and have proved to Whitworth that we are good stewards of the University and our facility.

We are having another Team Zoom Meeting for all parents and swimmers tonight, Friday, June 19 at 6pm to discuss Schedule C and answer any questions.

Topic: SWAT Team Meeting
Time: Jun 19, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Training Blocks for each group are on the following days. For each group refer to the schedule below for the individual assigned Lane and Time.

  • National-            Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Senior-                Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Platinum-           Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Gold-                   Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Silver-                 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Bronze-               Tuesday, Thursday
  • Wave Riders-     Tuesday, Thursday
  • Ripples-              Tuesday, Thursday


Click Here for Schedule C and Training Assignments


Please let us know if you have any questions,

See you on deck