Social Events, Volunteers, Time Trials/Team Photo


    Greetings Cary Park Sea Dragon (CPSD) Families!

    Sea Dragon Swimmers are making a big splash in the pool this week!

    Summer Swim is all about Summer Fun! We have TWO exciting social events THIS WEEK!

    • Dragon Desserts - Starting this Thursday and every Thursday during swim season, swimmers will enjoy a tasty dessert after swim practice! This is a Sea Dragon favorite!
    • Polar Plunge - This Saturday, May 20th is the first Saturday morning swim practice. The water may be chilly for practice, but the swimmers will have fun and stay warm with pancakes and hot chocolate after practice. Join the fun and take the plunge!

    Want to get Volunteer Points even before Sign-ups open?

    • RSVP to VP of Volunteers (Ali Crawford) at vpvolunteerscpsd@gmail.com to sign up for one of the volunteer positions listed below. Positions will be filled first come, first serve.

    Polar Plunge Volunteers Needed

    Saturday, May 20th:

    • Shift 1: 8:00-9:30 am - Set-up, make pancakes, serve pancakes
    • Shift 2: 9:30-11 am - Make pancakes, serve pancakes, clean-up

    Dragon Dessert Volunteers Needed - Hand out desserts and attend to the cooler.

    Thursday, May 18th

    • Shift 1: 5:00-6:15 pm
    • Shift 2: 6:30-7:45 pm

    Thursday, May 25th

    • Shift 1: 5:00-6:15 pm
    • Shift 2: 6:30-7:45 pm

    Swimmer Evaluations are underway! As a reminder, emails will be sent each evening to swimmers that qualify for the competitive team or Mini Sea Dragon team.

    • If parents do not receive an email, please continue to come daily Monday through Thursday (May 15th through May 25th) at your time slot until notified of the final evaluation outcome.
    • For those notified as competitive team eligible, swimmers can begin practice with their assigned practice group the following day.
    • The Mini Sea Dragon team will officially start practice on May 30th. For those notified as Mini Sea Dragon team eligible, swimmers may either continue to come to their evaluation slot for a little water time through May 25th, or can take a break and return to full practice starting on May 30th.

    The slide presentation from the Family Orientation Information Sessions can be reviewed by Clicking Here.

    New/Important Information:

    • 2023 Time Trials and Team Photos - Morning of Saturday, June 3rd
      • Time trials are a mock meet with only CPSD age group swimmers (Mini Sea Dragons do not swim).
      • Time trials are an opportunity for swimmers to practice events and get a baseline time.
      • It is also a great opportunity for parents to learn how a meet is run and learn about volunteer positions.
      • A team photo of swimmers will be taken immediately preceding warm-ups/races.
      • More details on time trials are forthcoming.

    • 2023 Social Events - Sea Dragon swimmers, get ready for some fun!

    Click Here for our Social Events Calendar. Events include:

    • Polar Plunge
    • Team Photo
    • Age Group Parties
    • Pasta Pump-Up
    • Pie the Coaches
    • And Dragon Desserts every Thursday!

    • Team T-shirt and Spirit Wear Order Pick Up - For families that ordered team t-shirts or other merchandise, your orders can be picked up at:
    1. Time Trials - Saturday, June 3rd
    2. Swim Practice - Monday, June 5th 5:00-6:45 pm

    • 2023 Volunteer Sign-ups
      • Volunteer Job Sign-ups will be open Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm.
      • Volunteer Sign-up Link on Team Website Click Here
      • Each registered family is obligated to complete 12 Volunteer Service Points over the summer swim season unless you ONLY have a Mini Sea Dragon or you ONLY have a 15+ swimmer.
      • Please review the Volunteer Policy and Expectations: Click Here.
      • The list of Volunteer Job Descriptions is posted: Click Here.
        • For each job, please note shift start and end times (volunteers need to report for entire duration), points assigned, and any additional requirements/training for the job.
      • Job Sign-up Website Instructions - Click Here
      • Pro-tip: Volunteer shifts fill quickly when sign-ups open. Be prepared with job preferences and available dates when sign-ups open.
      • For additional questions, please email the VP of Volunteers at vpvolunteerscpsd@gmail.com.

    • 2023 CPSD Communications
      • All team information will be communicated through the Swimtopia platform via the following 3 channels:
    1. CPSD Team Swimtopia Website - Click Here
    2. Team Communication Swimtopia Emails - Click Here.
    3. Push Notifications through the Swimtopia Mobile App
    • Inclement Weather Alerts and Urgent Meet Alerts will be pushed out to team members through the Swimtopia Mobile App.
    • Download the Swimtopia Mobile App and Allow Push Notifications on your device:
    • Learn more about the Swimtopia Mobile App: Click Here.

    • 2023 Swimmer Evaluations
      • 2023 Evaluation Sign-Up Link: SignUpGenius
      • More information on Evaluations, Mini Sea Dragons, and Swimmer Eligibility is posted to the CPSD Team Website:

    Reminder/Repeat Information:

    • Cary Park Swim Team Registration - Registration closes June 1st. Click Here.
    • Sea Dragons Team Swimsuits - Swimsuit options, fitting, and ordering information are posted on the Swimtopia team website. Click Here.

    *NOTE: A team, red, or black swimsuit is only required for swim meets. Swimmers may wear any swimsuit color/style they prefer to practice.

    • Practice Schedule/Information -
    • 2023 TSA Volunteer Training Clinics
      • TSA Mega Clinics and Stroke and Turn Clinics provide volunteer training for the following specialized meet positions: Stroke and Turn Judges, Starters, Meet Administrators, and Coaches.
      • A TSA Clinic will be held at Cary Park Clubhouse on the morning of Saturday, June 10th. For all TSA Clinic dates, times, and locations: Click Here
      • Please notify the VP of Volunteers (vpvolunteerscpsd@gmail.com) if you attend and are trained for one of these positions.

    • Thank You CPSD Sponsors:
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