2021 Season Practice Schedule

***As of May, there are still COVID restrictions in place that  limit the number of people at pool at a time. As of today, we are limited to 4-5 swimmers per lane with staggered starting and to 125 people in the facility overall, so we have altered our typical afternoon practice schedule for the first 4 weeks to accomodate these restrictions.

Practice Policy 2021

Swim Team members need to check in & out of the pool when attending practice per Cary Park Swim Club policy. All swimmers should have goggles for all practices and girls (and boys with long hair) should be wearing caps. Swimmers should arrive for practice at least 5 minutes early so they are ready to begin practice promptly. Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least 3 practices per week to maximize their progress.

Swimmers, ages 12 and under or who otherwise are not skilled swimmers, must have a parent or other responsible designee present at Cary Park Swim Club during his/her practice sessions. *** NOTE that due to current COVID policies at Cary Park Swim Club, children under the age of 16 not swimming in practice must have an adult with them. You may drop off your 12-15 year-old for practice, but you must pick them up promptly. They cannot stay at the pool alone after practice has ended.

Until further notice, because not everyone in our community is vaccinated, we are taking precautions to protect our swim team and local community members. Swimmers, parents, coaches, and Jr. Coaches are REQUIRED to wear masks into and out of the facility and when on deck during practice and at all swim team events. Swimmers will remove masks before swimming. Coaches will wear masks when in the water unless demonstrating a swimming technique. Parents & sibilings who are seated in family groups at socially distanced tables may remove their masks during practice. To protect our swim community, please wear a mask when socializing up close with members of another family.

The Wade/Slide Pool and surrounding enclosed area is CLOSED to the public during practices sessions when the entire Cary Park Swim Club is not open to the entire general community.  Furthermore, all Cary Park Swim Club gates shall remain CLOSED when the Cary Park Swim Club is not open to the entire general community. You must fob in and out of practice.

Due to the restrictions of 125 people within the facility, we ask that for afternoon practices, parents with swimmers who do not need a parent on deck to feel comfortable in the water choose to sit outside of the pool gates in lawn chairs (bring your own) to aleviate crowding on deck. This may become absolutely necessary once the pool opens to the public in the afternoons on June 1st. Please cooperate if you are asked to sit on the porch or in the lawn outside of the facility due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the facility at one time.
 

Practice Schedule - 2021

Practice will begin on Monday, May 17th.
No Practices on Monday, May 31st or Saturday, July 3rd
 

The practice groups are based on the swimmer’s age as of June 1, 2021.  Swimmers are assigned to practice with their specific competitive age group. During practice, the swimmers will be placed in lanes and practice groups, by the Coaches' discretion, in a way that ensures safety and promotes the development of all swimmers.

 

Afternoon Practices - Pre-Season (May 17th-June 10th)

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
Afternoon weekday practices begin on Monday May 17th.

 

Afternoon Practices May 17th-June 10th
Age Group Practice Time
13 & UP 4:30-5:15
11 - 12s 5:15-6:00
6 & Unders/Evaluations #1 5:15-6:00
7 - 8s 6:00-6:45
Mini Sea Dragons/Evaluations #2 6:00-6:30
9 - 10s 6:45-7:30
*** Parents, please bring chairs to sit outside of the pool area if needed
 
*** Masks are required for swimmers, coaches, Jr. Coaches, parents
 
*** Parents/sibilings sitting in family groups can remove masks once seated
 
*** Please wear masks when socializing up close with other families
 


Saturday Practices

SATURDAY MORNING practices begin on   Saturday, May 22nd.
 

Saturday Practices All Season
Age Group Practice Time
6& Unders Group A 8:00-8:30
7-8s Group A 8:00-8:30
6 & Unders Group B 8:30-9:00
7-8s Group B 8:30-9:00
9-10s 9:00-9:30
11-12s 9:30-10:00
13 & Ups 10:00-10:30
*** Parents, please bring chairs to sit outside of the pool area if needed
 
*** Masks are required for swimmers, coaches, Jr. Coaches
 
*** Parents/sibilings sitting in family groups can remove masks once seated
 
*** Please wear masks when socializing up close with other families
 
 

Afternoon Practices (schedule for June 14-July 22nd)

Ages Practice Time
13 & Up 4:30 - 5:30 pm
11 - 12 4:30 - 5:30pm
6 & Unders 5:30 - 6:15pm
7 - 8 5:30 - 6:30pm
Mini-Sea Dragons 6:15 - 6:45pm
9 - 10 6:30 - 7:30pm
 

*No Tuesday afternoon practices once swim meets begin.
 

Morning Practices (June 14-July 23rd)

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNINGS

  Morning weekday practices begin on Monday, June 14th. (Practice groups & times may be subject to change)

Ages Practice Time
7 - 8 8:00 - 9:00am*
9 - 10  8:00 - 9:00am*
11 - 12 9:00 - 10:00am
13 & Up 9:00 - 10:00 am
Mini Sea Dragons 10:00 - 10:30am
6 & Unders 10:00 - 10:45am


* Wednesday mornings following Tuesday night swim meets, the 7-10 year olds will practice at 9AM with the 11&Ups.