Welcome to the Cheverly Dolphins Swim Team homepage! This year, Summer 2020, things are a little bit different for our team. We will not be competing in the Prince-Mont Swim League due to COVID-19 restrictions and the delayed opening of pools in our league. We will, however, be offering three weeks of swim practices for our returning 2019 team swimmers able to swim an entire length of the pool, ages 8-18. The fee is $25 per swimmer.
Only returning swimmers age 8 or older are allowed to sign up and participate in these practices, starting July 6 and running Monday - Friday through July 24. All swimmers must register and pay prior to the first day of practice in order to participate. Please sign up and pay in our member portal at https://www.ourclublogin.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f510428. You will choose “My packages” and select “Swim Team 2020”.
Coach Ann Caldwell will be running our practices according to government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of each of our swimmers. Additionally, no siblings of swimmers will be allowed on the pool grounds during practices. An adult caregiver for our swimmers will be allowed on pool grounds should they need to wait and will be required to wear a mask while entering and exiting the grounds. Additionally, the adult caregiver should maintain appropriate social distance from other people on the pool grounds. During practices restrooms are for emergency use only and no swimmer will be permitted to change clothes or shower. Swimmers should come dressed for practice and wear a mask while entering and exiting the pool grounds.
In order to keep each practice session small, we will run three practices each morning. Swimmers will be grouped by age and the number of swimmers participating in each age range. Your swimmer(s) will be assigned a practice time for the three week session a week in advance. We anticipate the practices will be broken up in this way:
8am-8:45am Ages 8, 9, 10
8:45am- 9:30am Ages 11 & 12
9:30am-10:30am Ages 13, 14, 15-18
If, at any time, Coach Ann or the CSRC Board feels we cannot safely run practices due to COVID-19, we will alter or cancel the planned practices.
For our members that do not yet know about our swim team, the Cheverly Dolphin Team is open to all proficient swimmers, ages 8 – 18. The swimmers on this team should know all four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly), and be able to swim the length of the pool in at least one stroke. See below for information about our developmental swim team programs (Guppies and Minnows).
Normally, the swim season starts the day after Memorial Day with our annual potluck/team meeting, and then daily practices begin immediately for all age groups, 8 & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-18 years.
Swimmers normally compete in five (5) Saturday swim meets. The original 2020 schedule was June 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11; followed by the Divisional meet on July 18th; and the All-Stars meet July 25th.
Each team in the league is expected to fill over 20 volunteer roles for each meet -- all families are expected to volunteer regularly throughout the season.
Stroke and Turn Clinics are for Dolphin Team members that are working to improve their performance and perfect their strokes -- they run 4 days in mid-June.
The Guppy team is our developmental swim team designed for new and young swimmers, approximately 5 to 10 years old, that can swim a length of the pool but are still learning basic swim stroke technique. There are no Guppy team lessons this year. Normally swimmers sign up for 1 to 3 weeks of Guppy lessons, late June through early July.
The Minnows is a group swim lesson for younger swimmers not yet ready for Guppies -- children that are getting comfortable in the water and are eager to swim laps with the big kids! There are no Minnow lessons this year. Please note: The Minnows lessons have limited space and fill up quickly! Full members are given priority to sign up, followed by seasonal members, and then other membership types.
Team information is disseminated via email and TeamSnap, our team management app.
2020 Swim Team Practice Times
July 6 – July 24
8am-8:30am Ages 8, 9, 10
8:30am-9:30am Ages 11 & 12
9:30am -10:30am Ages 12, 13, 14, 15-18
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