Family Commitment: Time
You can expect to practice every day once the season starts. Our swim season runs from mid-May until about the Fourth of July. Before the public schools are out, we will practice in the afternoons Monday - Thursday. After CMS is out of school, practices switch to the mornings (Monday - Friday).
At the beginning of practice all ages will have dryland. Please make sure to send your child in sneakers to practice. Flip Flops will not be allowed during dryland.
We DO have practices on the days of swim meets and the day after a swim meet.
Swim meets are on Monday and Thursday evenings. We typically have 6 swim meets in the season (3 at home and 3 away). At a Home meet, swimmers typically arrive around 4:30-5:00 for warm-ups. The actual meet begins at 6 pm and lasts until 9-10 pm. Some factors affecting the length of a swim meet are weather conditions and volunteer participation. Without volunteers, the meet will not happen.
We also offer several social events for swimmers and their families to participate in, most at little to no cost. The events include an Open House Raffle, Family Bingo Night, Fun Fridays, All-Star Celebration, and the End of Season Banquet.
Family Commitment: Attendance
Summer swim leagues are fun! We hope to foster a strong team environment. While we know everyone has different vacation schedules, as well as other commitments, we hope you will be able to attend as many practices, meets, and social events as possible.
It is not necessary to alert your coach if you are going to miss a scheduled practice. However, if you cannot attend a meet (or will arrive late/leave early), we ask that you submit this information on the website.
Families are expected to fulfill their Volunteer Commitment. Please click on the Volunteering tab for further information.