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    Concessions Manager, Jr Coach Applications, Family Info Session, Practice/Meet Schedules

    3/21/2024 - Communications

    Greetings Cary Park Sea Dragon (CPSD) Families!

    Happy Spring Sea Dragons! Time to spring forward and register for CPSD swim team! Swim Season is less than two months away!

    The CPSD BOD is excited to announce our 2024 Assistant Coaches, Sydney Asermely, Christopher Bondo, Katelyn Hillenbach, Matthew Honaker, Arjun Kumar, and Parnav Nemani! These experienced Assistant Coaches are excited to return to the Sea Dragon team as leaders and mentors. Learn more about our coaches: CLICK HERE. Welcome back Assistant Coaches!

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

    Calling all foodies with great organizational skills! The Sea Dragons need a Concessions Manager for the 2024 season. Earn all 12 volunteer points. Make every swimmer’s night with yummy pizza and treats! To learn more about becoming a concessions manager, please email Ross Brodbeck at [email protected].

    The 2024 CPSD Practice Schedule is posted on the team website: CLICK HERE. The 2024 CPSD Meet Schedule is posted. View the meet and event schedule and subscribe to the Sea Dragon Team Google Calendar by clicking HERE.

    Thanks to our current 2024 sponsors: Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, Eyecare For You, North Carolina Dermatology Associates, Parkside Eye Care, Si Young Park, CPA, and 501 Pharmacy.

    Parkside Eye Care now has prescription swim goggles. To learn more, Click Here.

    NEW INFORMATION

    FAMILY ORIENTATION SESSION:

    • New and returning families interested in learning more about the swim team, please join BOD members at our Family Orientation Information Session.
    • The session will review practices, swim meets, and volunteer requirements as well as answer parent questions.
      • Monday, May 13th 4:30-5:15 pm at the Cary Park Clubhouse

    CONCESSIONS MANAGER NEEDED:

    • Pizza, drinks, and sweets, oh my! Our concessions manager makes sure Sea Dragons stay fueled at our home meets!
    • The BOD is looking for an organized and highly motivated volunteer to manage concessions at time trials and 3 home meets.
    • Pre-season training and on-boarding will be provided.
    • Volunteering for the concessions manager fulfills the 12 pt volunteer requirement.
    • Please email VP of Fundraising, Ross Brodbeck at [email protected] to learn more!

    PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

    • The 2024 Practice Schedule and Practice Information are posted to the Team Website.
    • 2024 Practice Schedule: Click Here
    • 2024 Practice Information including attendance, conduct, and equipment: Click Here

    MEET SCHEDULE:

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

    SWIMMER EVALUATIONS:

    • Coach evaluations are required for 1) All new team members 8 yrs and under, 2) All returning Mini Sea Dragons, and 3) Upon the coach’s recommendation.
    • To learn more about evaluation outcomes and team eligibility, Click Here.
    • Reminder, swim team evaluations are designed to assess the current skill level of each swimmer; they are not lessons.
    • More information on evaluation schedule and sign-ups will be forthcoming (closer to season start).

    REMINDER/REPEAT INFORMATION

    CARY PARK SWIM CLUB POOL REGISTRATION:

    • All CPSD swimmers are required to have an active Cary Park Swim Club Family Membership.
    • For complete Cary Swim Club pool registration: CLICK HERE.

    CARY PARK SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION:

    • Early Swim Team Swimmer Registration runs until May 15th 2024.
    • Registrations submitted After May 15, 2024, a $10 late fee will be applied.
    • Team Registration closes June 1st.
    • Note, Cary Park Sea Dragons BOD will confirm that your pool membership has been paid before your swim team registration will be finalized.
    • To register, please CLICK HERE.

    JUNIOR COACH APPLICATIONS:

    • Applications for Junior Coach Assistant volunteer positions are being accepted.
    • Job description and application information: CLICK HERE.
    • Submission: [email protected]
    • Junior Coach Deadline: April 15, 2024

    CPSD TEAM STORE:

    • The CPSD Team Store is open and taking orders for team t-shirts and Mother of Dragon tanks.
    • Shop the Team Store: CLICK HERE.

    SEA DRAGONS TEAM SWIMSUITS:

    • For swimsuit options and/or to purchase the 2024 team suit: CLICK HERE.

    PRE-SEASON SWIM CLINICS & LESSONS:

    • 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.).
    • 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.
    • Reminder, swim team evaluations are designed to assess the current skill level of each swimmer; they are not lessons.

    IN-SEASON SWIM CLINICS & LESSONS:

    • Note, all swim lessons through the CPSD team and CP Swim Club will not start until the Cary Park Pool opens (Saturday, May 11th).
    • For CPSD swim team members, swim lessons will be offered by CPSD coaches 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.

    TEAM FUNDRAISER:

    • Our first team fundraiser event will be Monday, May 20th at Mod Pizza at Amberly Place.
    • Support the Sea Dragons: 25% of sales go to our team’s fundraising goal! More information HERE.

    CPSD TEAM CALENDAR:

    • Subscribe to the team Google Calendar to add events to your personal calendar. Google Calendar: CLICK HERE Public URL: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 @ Scottish Hills
    • 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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