Cascades Rapids 2020 FAQs

What should my swimmer bring to practice each day?

A. Cap (recommended any type), goggles, kickboard, and mask to wear when not in water. Any kickboard works.


Will there be swim meets?

A: The CSL has cancelled all competition for the season. We know the kids like to race so we may explore options for internal meets, but can make no guarantees at this time. 


Can my child switch groups?

A: No group switching will be permitted at this time.


My child is 6/7/8 and can swim across the pool. Can they join?

A: Unfortunately, in our initial phase we are unable to accommodate swimmers who do not have any Rapids experience under the age of 8. Our main focus is safety and adhering to all of the distancing guidelines. 


Parents are not allowed on deck, can I stand outside of the fence and watch?

A: Please don't. We know it is hard. Watching our children swim is a true joy, but under the circumstances, we request that all parents drop off and pick up per the instructions provided and remain in cars for drop off and pick up. We will consider safe options for spectators at a later point. 


What do I do if my swimmer will miss practice?

A: Tell us! Give us as much notice as you can. Simply email: [email protected] with information regarding the absence. 


Can my swimmer change for camp after practice?

A: Unfortunately, there will be no access to locker rooms for any reason and bathroom usage will be restricted to emergency use only. Please make other arrangements for camp prep.  


Does my swimmer need to wear a mask?

A: Masks will be required from your car into the facility and removed before getting in the water. Masks should be worn when leaving the facility as well.  


What will happen if a swimmer or coach tests positive?

A: The Cascades Rapids will notify the Loudoun County Health Department (LCHD) of any reported or suspected positive cases. LCHD could determine that self-quarantining is required among practice groups if exposed to a positive case. The volume of close contacts of positive cases would determine the extent to which practices need to be paused. The Rapids will work collaboratively with the Loudoun County Health Department to report positive COVID-19 cases as reported and potential close contacts, and communicate accordingly with the affected community members.


Will you be selling spiritwear and other equipment? 

A: At this time, we will not be selling spiritwear. We will let you know if that changes!