Inclement Weather Policy

Be sure you have signed up for CCA Text Alerts and Team Feed Notifications to be notified on any last minute practice cancellations or changes.  Decisions to cancel workout due to inclement weather are made with the following guidelines in mind:


We will hold practice during rain but will have swimmers exit the pool if the rain gets too heavy and the coaches cannot see the bottom of the pool.

If coaches hear thunder, observe lightening, or receive notifications from our weather apps that lightening is within 10 miles, we will have to postpone practice for 30 minutes. Swimmers will exit the pool and be asked to head towards the classroom area of the facility.

Every time thunder or lightening is observed we “reset” the time out of the pool back to 30 minutes.

If our 30- minute wait time takes us past the halfway point for practice, we will cancel.

For PreWhite, White, PreComp & Fall if lightening is detected by coaches their practice will be automatically cancelled.

For AM WEEKDAY WORKOUTS (Tues/Thurs) if lightening is observed within 15 minutes of practice start time the workout will be canceled.  This is due to making sure swimmers are able to safely travel home in possible poor weather at a difficult time of day AND we are not just waiting at the pool that early in the AM for a workout that may not start.

Please make sure you swimmer either has their cell phone or has their parents number memorized.


The pool temperature in the competition pool is kept between 78-80 degrees.  The swimmers are generally much warmer than the coaches!

If the water temperature drops below 76 degrees the staff will let the City of Roseville staff know and modify workout.

If the air temperature drops below 32 degrees the coaches will monitor the situation and take into consideration other factors (wind speed).


Our High Temperature Plan/Procedures are in line with the recommendations with Sierra Nevada Swimming.  Water/Air Temp Score is achieved by adding those two values together:
Water/Air Temp score of 180-184
A combined water/temperature score of 180 as an indication that practices may be cancelled and at the least should be modified.  Athletes with medical conditions such as asthma should be encouraged to significantly modify or forgo practice.  At CCA we build in cooling/water breaks.  Swimmers are moved to shady areas for portions of the workout while on a water break.  We also strongly encourage the athletes to bring two water bottles to high temp workouts.

Water/Air Temp score of 185+
A combined water/temperature score of 185 and greater we ask that you consider cancelling practices until the conditions improve.  If practices are held, significant modifications are strongly recommended.
CCA will work to move workouts to cooler times of the day if possible (early AM, later in PM) and the workouts would be significantly

If the reported Air Quality Index (AQI) is over 150 (RED- Unhealthy level) the practice will be canceled.  Coaches will note to modify their workouts and observe swimmers closely when the AQI falls into Orange Level (AQI 101-149, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups).  Air Conditions can change rapidly, and on at risk days coaches will be monitoring the situation using weather apps and checking regularly.  If conditions worsen through a workout staff may make the decision to cancel workout.