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    Registration Deadlines, Call for Sponsors, Swim Lessons

    2/25/2024 - Communications

    Greetings Cary Park Sea Dragon (CPSD) Families!

    March is nearly upon us and it’s time for Sea Dragons to complete two registrations: pool and swim team!

    All Sea Dragon Swim Families must register with the Cary Park Swim Club. Early Bird Pool Registration ends on Friday, March 15th and fees significantly increase after that date. To save money, families must be registered and paid by March 15th; non-Cary Park Families must have their check received by March 15th. For more information about Cary Park Swim Club pool registration, please CLICK HERE.

    The Cary Park Sea Dragon team registration is open! Please register for the team on the Swimtopia team website. Your family can also order team t-shirts, medals, and photos at registration too! For complete team registration information, please CLICK HERE.

    Pre-season swim lessons and clinics are offered by local swim teams and schools before the first CPSD practice and swim evaluations (Monday, May 13th). Year-round swim teams (MOR, RSA, TAC, etc.) offer swim lessons, as well as swim schools and fitness centers (YMCA, UNC Wellness, PhD Swim School, Triangle Swim School, Aqua-tots, Goldfish Swim School, etc.). Swim team evaluations are designed to assess the current skill level of each swimmer; they are not lessons.

    In-season swim lessons will be offered by CPSD coaches ONLY to CPSD swim team members starting when the Cary Park Pool opens (Saturday, May 11th). Last year’s procedures will apply to team member lessons this summer. For non-swim team Cary Park Swim Club members (ex. siblings that are not on the team), lesson information will be forthcoming once finalized by the new pool management company. For pre- and in-season swim lesson information, please CLICK HERE.

    The 2024 dual meet schedule has been finalized; championship meets are still tentative. Check out the meet and event schedule and subscribe to the Sea Dragon Team Google Calendar by clicking HERE. Our first team fundraiser event will be Monday, May 20th at Mod Pizza at Amberly Place.

    Do you own or know a local business that would like to sponsor the Cary Park Sea Dragons? For more information about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE and email Ross Brodbeck ([email protected]). 

    Thanks to our current 2024 sponsors: Eyecare For You, North Carolina Dermatology Associates, and Si Young Park, CPA.

    Reminder, Junior Coach applications are due Monday, April 15th. Don’t miss this great volunteer opportunity to gain skills in leadership, teaching, and communication.

    The CPSD Board of Directors (BOD) has important information about the upcoming 2024 season to share.

    CARY PARK SWIM CLUB POOL REGISTRATION:

    • All CPSD swimmers are required to have an active Cary Park Swim Club Family Membership.
    • APPLY and PAY BEFORE Friday, March 15th. Rates significantly increase after that date.
    • Cary Park residents can apply and pay online.
    • Non-Cary Park residents can apply online BUT check payment must be mailed and received by Elite Management by the March 15th deadline.
      • 2024 Pool Registration Rates:
        • Cary Park Residents: Before 3/15: $485 After 3/15: $570
        • Non-Cary Park Residents: Before 3/15: $670 After 3/15: $785
    • All pool registration payments are non-refundable.
    • For complete Cary Swim Club pool registration: CLICK HERE.
    • Note, Cary Park Sea Dragons BOD will confirm that your pool membership has been paid before your swim team registration will be finalized.

    CARY PARK SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION:

    • CPSD Swim Team Registration will open on this Swimtopia website.
    • Early Swim Team Swimmer Registration is from February 7th to May 15th 2024.
    • Registrations submitted After May 15, 2024, a $10 late fee will be applied.
    • Team Registration closes June 1st.
    • Team registration includes:
    1. Agreements: Family Volunteer Service Requirement; Code of Conduct
    2. Waivers: Liability; Medical Release; Photo Release
    3. Fee Payment
    • Refunds:
    • By May 31st: Full Registration Refund
    • After May 31st: No refunds
    • Suspension or Dismissal: No refunds

    COACH APPLICATIONS:

    • CPSD Swim Team is currently accepting applications for Junior Volunteer Coach positions.
    • Complete job descriptions, requirements, and application information are posted on Swimtopia Team Website: CLICK HERE.

    Junior Coach Applications:

    • Application:
    1. Description of swimming and/or coaching experience
    2. Description of why you want to be a volunteer Junior Coach and what you enjoy about CPSD swim team

    PRE-SEASON SWIM CLINICS & LESSONS:

    • There are several opportunities around the Triangle to learn competitive swimming skills and to get ready for the CPSD Summer Swim League season. CLICK HERE for more information.

    2024 SEA DRAGONS TEAM SWIMSUITS

    • Swimmers have three options for swimsuits at team meets:
    1. Purchase the 2024 team suit from Kiefer Aquatics. For fitting and purchase information: CLICK HERE.
    2. Reuse a CPSD team suit from a previous year.
    3. Wear a red or black swimsuit. No other team logos on suits are permitted per TSA rules.

    2024 MEET SCHEDULE

    • The dates and locations for dual meets are posted: CLICK HERE. Championship meets remain tentative.
    • Subscribe to the team Google Calendar to add events to your personal calendar. Google Calendar: CLICK HERE Public URL: CLICK HERE

    MOD PIZZA TEAM FUNDRAISER

    • All day on Monday, May 20th, 25% of sales will support the Sea Dragons! Eat some yummy pizza and support the Sea Dragons at MOD PIZZA at Amberly Place. Click here for complete fundraiser information.

    CARY PARK SEA DRAGONS SPONSORS

    • Interested local business can promote their business and support our team. For more information about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE and email Ross Brodbeck at [email protected].

    POLAR PLUNGE for SPECIAL OLYMPICS

    • Our neighboring community, Amberly, is hosting a charity fundraiser Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics Wake County on Saturday, March 9th. To participate or volunteer, please CLICK HERE.

    THANK YOU SPONSORS

    2024 SCHEDULES:

    • Practice Schedule:
      • Mon May 13: First Day Afternoon Practice
      • Sat May 18: First Saturday Practice - Polar Plunge
      • Mon May 27: Memorial Day - No Practice
      • Mon June 17: First Day Morning Practice
      • Thurs July 4: Independence Day - No Practice
      • Fri July 19: Last Day Practice


    • Meet and Event Schedule
      • Sat June 1st: Time Trials
      • Sat June 8: Volunteer Training Mega Clinic
      • Tues June 11: Home vs. Seven Oaks
      • Tues June 18: Away vs. University Club
      • Tues June 25: Home vs. Scottish Hills
      • Tues July 2: Away vs. Abbington
      • Tues July 9: Away vs. Cary City
      • Sat July 13: Cary City Swim Meet (tentative)
      • Tues July 16: Home vs. Prestonwood
      • Wed July 17: Mini Meet at Home
      • Sat July 20: TSA Championships (tentative)
      • Tues July 23: CPSD Team Award Ceremony
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