2022 Swim Team Registration - Will remain open through June 3rd

Registration for the summer 2022 season is on-line only. We will only accept payment via credit card. Click on the Registration link above or access Registration from the Regstration tab or from the Registration button on the Home Page under the picture.

Key Steps for Successful Registration:

1) Sign up for a Family pool membership with Cary Park Swim Club (carypark.org) See below for more details.

2) Complete the Team Unify Registration Form If you are a returning family, DO NOT create a new account - please register through your existing account.  Contact us if you had an account previously and have been inactive.

    * Agree to the Mandatory Parent Volunteer Service Requirement (12 points of service per family)

    * Agree to the Liability Waiver

    * Agree to the Medical Release Waiver

    * Agree to the Photography Waiver

    * Agree to the Refund Policy

    * Agree to the Sportsmanship and Good Behavior Code of Conduct

    * Process Payment for the Swim Team Fees (credit card only). See Swim Team Fees here.

3) Complete the SwimTopia Registration Form. Go to https://caryparkseadragons.swimtopia.com/ to complete the swimmer registration form so that your swimmer can be entered into swim meets.

 

Cary Park Swim Club Membership Information

STEP #1: Please know that, in accordance with Tar Heel Swim Association (TSA) rulesSwimmer Registration requires being a Cary Park Swim Club member in good standing.
This means that you MUST have applied for, and paid for a Cary Park Swim Club Family Membership (see carypark.org for more information), which will then be confirmed by the POA management company before we can fully activate your paid-for Cary Park Sea Dragons Swimmer Registration(s). You can complete the swim team registration process before receiving your swim club membership, but your swimmer(s) will not be allowed to practice until we have confirmation of your swim club membership from Elite Management.

Again, before your kids can practice, all registrations for Cary Park Sea Dragons first REQUIRE:
Active Cary Park Swim Club Family Membership - Applied, Paid, and Confirmed

Please visit carypark.org to begin the Cary Park Swim Club Application Process. Note that non-Cary Park residents must mail their payments to Elite Management, so to take advantage of the Early-bird discounts for pool membership, please remember to leave time for your check to arrive to Elite Management by March 15th!


Cary Park Swim Club Membership

In order to participate on the Cary Park Swim Team, you must be members in good standing of the Cary Park Swim Club. Swimmers must have active pool memberships in order to begin swim team practice on May 16th, so join the pool early. If a swimmer is not an active member of the pool, they will NOT be allowed to practice. The application form is available at carypark.org under the Swim Club Tab

2022 Cary Park Pool Membership Fees (Family Membership Required for Swim Team per TSA Regulations)

2022 CP Pool Membership Fees CP Resident Non-Resident
Early-Bird Family Membership $420 $580
Family Membership (after March 15th) $495 $680

Each membership will receive 5 free guest passes with purchase of a membership. Guest passes are available for $5 at the gate or 10 for $30 when purchased in advance through the registration site. Make checks payable to: Cary Park Swim Club Membership. Early Bird Discount (application postmarked by March 15th) Full Dues (application postmarked after March 15th).
 

Cary Park Sea Dragon Communications

We make our best effort to communicate efficiently with our swim team members regarding all swim team related events, including both swim meets and social events.  Please check our website often for the latest announcements and events.  We use twitter also for live event information such as weather delays at swim meets.

Web-site: www.caryparkswimteam.com

Twitter - @CPSeaDragons

​Email - [email protected]

Facebook.com/cpseadragons

 



Required Volunteer Service Points Sign-Up

Cary Park Sea Dragons depends on our parents and family volunteers entirely to have a successful summer swim season for each and every swimmer.  Volunteer sign-up will be done online this year. Each family is RESPONSIBLE for volunteering for a specified number of “points” during the season. This is REQUIRED in order for your swimmers to participate in team practices and any swim meets.  The volunteer jobs will be listed on the web site along with the number of points they represent. You will receive a more detailed email in April explaining how to sign up for the positions.
 

Parent Volunteer Participation Policy 

Upon swimmer(s) registration for Cary Park Sea Dragons, your family is under obligation to complete 12 Volunteer Service points over the course of the summer swim season. These points are monitored to assure our swim team community can together run a successful season for our children. These points do not carry over into following years. Half (6) of the points must be signed up for and earned by the 3rd meet of the season. Failure to fulfill this vital obligation will result in the removal of the entire family's swimmer(s) from the Cary Park Sea Dragons (ability to practice, participate in swim meets or social events, or any other Sea Dragon activities) and jeopardize the following year's eligibility to even return to the swim team at all.

Furthermore, failure to meet this Required 12 Point Volunteer Service commitment, which every Family signed agreement to (with your swimmer(s)' registration and with the Parent FAQ paperwork), will result in your swimmer(s)' season awards being held until the commitment is resolved with our VP of Volunteers. No refunds will be given in these situations.

The ONLY Exemptions from  Required Volunteer Points are if you have ONLY a Mini Sea Dragon or ONLY a 15+ swimmer.

Any questions, feel free to email the VP of Volunteers.


The Cary Park Sea Dragons Board of Directors reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any Family/Swimmer(s)' from the Cary Park Sea Dragons Swim Team for any reason, including but not limited to, failure to meet your obligated 12 Points Volunteer Service Requirement, Violation(s) of the Sportsmanship and Good Behavior Code of Conduct, or other actions that impede or inconvenience the ability for the Sea Dragons Swim Team to function properly.  Suspensions or Dismissals will be executed without refunds.


******Changes can be made to this policy at anytime, as needed.*********

Sea Dragons and Mini Sea Dragons

Cary Park Sea Dragons is our competitive summer swim team including swimmers up to age 18 who can swim the length of the pool (25 yards) multiple times unassisted as evaluated by the coaches.  Our Cary Park Mini Sea Dragons is our pre-competitive summer swim team, which includes our swimmers ages 8 and under who need some additional training but who can swim at least 10 yards of the pool independently and are able to get his or her own breath while swimming. Mini Sea Dragons are placed after being Evaluated during the first 2 weeks of the swim season.

 

Practices

Practice begins on Monday, May 16th. Practices will be offered Monday through Thursday afternoons through the last day of school for the Wake County traditional calendar. Beginning the Monday after the last day of traditional school, June 10, 2022, practices will be offered Monday through Thursday afternoons as well as Monday through Friday mornings. Swimmers are not encouraged to attend both morning and afternoon – Please just pick one or the other. Saturday practices will be offered beginning May 21st and will continue throughout the season. For more information regarding practice times and structure, please click on the “ Practice” tab.

 

Swim Meets --2022 (Official TSA Schedule)

Summer 2022: The Cary Park Sea Dragons participate in the TSA Swim League and can swim in up to 8 swim meets. There are typically 6 dual meets, a Cary City Invitational meet and a TSA Championship meet. We encourage all swimmers to attend each swim meet.

2022 Sea Dragon Swim Meet Schedule (tentative AWAY/HOME):
Saturday, June 4 - HOME - TIME TRIALS
Tuesday, June 14 - HOME -  Seven Oaks
Tuesday, June 21 - AWAY - Granite Falls

Tuesday, June 28 - HOME -  Shepherd's Vineyard
Tuesday, July 5 - AWAY -  University Club

Tuesday, July 12 - AWAY - Sunset Ridge

Saturday, July 16 - AWAY - Cary City Invitational Championships, TBD

Tuesday July 19 - HOME -  Apex

Sat/Sun, July 23 & 24 - TSA Championship Meet, location TBD

* Rain dates for dual meets generally follows the next evening, starting at the same time.
** Warm-ups - Tuesday warms ups arrive at 4:45 pm, warm up at 5 pm for home meets; arrival 5 pm, warm up at 5:30 pm for AWAY meets (more details will be sent out before each meet)


 

Sea Dragon Equipment

We do have a team swim suit. Team suits can be purchased from All American Swim in Cary. All swimmers are required to have the team suit or something similar. Alternatively, plain black or plain red suits are acceptable.  No other team logos may be worn on swim caps or swim suits or other swim gear. This is a TSA rule, and swimmers can be disqualified for swimming with non-Cary Park caps, including year-round swimming caps.
 

We do plan to offer Spiritwear (details TBA) such as t-shirts – short-sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirt; Nylon gym bags with the Sea Dragon logo, duffle bags, and car magnets. Spiritwear is available in both swimmer and parent sizes.

 

Social Activities

The Sea Dragons have many social activities throughout the season including:

  • Themes at our swim meets
  • Dragon dessert on Thursdays
  • Pie the Coaches

And much more!!! Keep checking our “ Social” tab on the web-site for more activities and details.

 

Team Ranking

Cary Park is part of TSA Southern League, Division 1, Rank #1.