Cary City Meet: Swimmer Sign Up and Parent Volunteers

    6/24/2024 - Cary City Meet Information Posted to Swimtopia: Click Here

    Greetings Cary Park Sea Dragon (CPSD) Families!

    It is hard to believe we are in the final month of summer swim season and planning for our Cary City Championship Meet!

    The meet signup for Cary City Invitational Meet on Saturday, July 13th @ Scottish Hills is now open to declare if your swimmer(s) will participate. The swimmer sign-up deadline is Sunday, June 30th @ 11:30 pm.

    Volunteer Sign-ups will be posted after CPSD has a final swimmer headcount and meet officials have assigned our team volunteer positions.

    Please read all the information below before signing up for the meet, so you understand the following meet commitments:

    1. All swimmers will need to have a parent volunteer at the meet. Volunteer signups will be available after swimmers have committed and CPSD has been assigned volunteer positions by meet officials.
    2. 10&Unders swim in the morning with a ~6:30ish arrival and 7:00 warmups. Meet session starts at 8:15 am and runs until 12:30 pm.
    3. 11&Ups swim in the afternoon with a ~12:30ish arrival and 1:00 warmups. Meet session starts at 2:15 pm and runs until 7:30 pm.
    4. This is an outdoor meet, and participants must plan for sun and heat. Swimmers will be in the team tent and parents will volunteer in their roles. Plan to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th.
    5. CPSD will be funding the swimmers’ event entry fees. Swimmers 7 and Older can swim up to 3 individual events and 2 relays. Swimmers 6 and Under may only swim 25 yd free and 25 yd back (note this is the full length of the pool). Please note any event preferences and relay availability in the meet signup.

    Cary City meet officials will be sharing complete meet details after July 7th. Below is the information that has been made available to CPSD to date.

    Cary City Invitational Swim Meet will be held on Saturday, July 13th at the Scottish Hills Recreational Club. All TSA Southern Division teams are invited to participate. There are two sessions: 10 & Unders swim in the morning and 11 & Up swim in the afternoon.

    Cary City is an outdoor swim meet with a focus on team spirit. Each team has a team tent decorated with a fun theme. The Cary Park tent theme is Survivor. Teams hand out goodies to other swim teams - it is a lot of fun! Cary City is an opportunity for swimmers to improve their personal times, and Sea Dragon swimmers are also scored as a team (Cary Park Sea Dragons traditionally place very high).


    All swimmers who participate in Cary City must have a parent volunteer at the meet. This volunteer requirement is separate from the 12 Service Points required at dual meets for team membership. Meet Officials require Cary Park Sea Dragons to send timers, runners, kid pushers, and stroke and turn judges; our team also needs volunteers for set-up, dragon tamers, and breakdown. As a result of this new volunteer requirement, the CPSD BOD will be covering meet entry fees for swimmers this year. Families no longer need to pay per event BUT parents will be required to volunteer at the meet. More information to come on volunteer sign-ups.

    Swimmers 7 and Older can swim up to 3 individual events and 2 relays. Swimmers 6 and Under may only swim 25 yd free and 25 yd back (note this is the full length of the pool).

    To participate in the Cary City Meet, swimmers MUST be Signed Up by Sunday, June 30th at 11:30 pm. Click Here for Sign Up Calendar. This is a very quick turnaround time and coaches need to submit our team entries by the registration deadline. If you miss the deadline, your swimmer may not be able to participate at all (Cary City meet officials set these registration rules, we do not have the flexibility to add last-minute requests).

    We hope many of our Sea Dragons will join in this fun team event!

    41st Annual Cary City Invitational Swim Meet: Saturday, July 13th

    • What: Championship Swim Meet with all TSA Southern Division Teams
    • When: Saturday, July 13, 2024 (Rain Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024)
    • Who: Registered Age Group Sea Dragons Swimmers
    • Meet Theme: Survivor
    • Where: Away - Scottish Hills Recreational Club, 1423 Tarbert Drive, Cary, NC 27511
    • Traffic Flow, Parking, Tent, and Pool Maps: TBA
    • Parking: Parking is restricted to designated streets and marked areas; a swimmer drop-off area will bedesignated along Tarbert Drive. Please look for parking volunteers to direct you to designated parking areas. Please be considerate of the neighbors and DO NOT block driveways and mailboxes.
    • Meet Schedule:
      • Morning Session (10 & Under):
        • 6:30 am - Arrival
        • 7:00 am - Warm-ups
        • TBD - Cary City Volunteer Check-in Meetings -Runners & Timers, Heat Ribbon Distributor, CCM Kid Pusher, Clerk of Course, S&T Judges
        • 8:15 am - Session Starts
        • 12:30 pm - Session Concludes
      • Afternoon Session (11 & Up):
        • 12:30 pm - Arrival
        • 1:00 pm - Warm-ups
        • TBD - Cary City Volunteer Check-in Meeting - Runners & Timers, Heat Ribbon Distributor, CCM Kid Pusher, Clerk of Course, S&T Judges
        • 2:15 pm - Session Starts
        • 7:30 pm - Session Concludes
    • Events and Event Order:
      • 6 and Unders: Swimmers are limited to 2 events: 25 yd Free and 25 yd Back. 25 yds is the full length of the pool (no rope or coach catching).
      • 7 and Older: Swimmers are limited to 3 individual events and 2 Relays.
      • Regulation distance age group events in Free, Back, Breast, and Fly and Relays (Medley and Free Relays) are offered.
      • For each session, events are in the typical TSA dual meet event order (Medley Relay, Free, Back, Breast, Fly, Free Relay).
    • Swimmer Arm Markings:
      • Left Arm: Last Name (written vertically)
      • NO Swimmer Number for Cary City Meet
    • Heat Sheets:
      • AM Heat Sheet: TBA
      • PM Heat Sheet: TBA
      • Cary City Meet Website: Click Here
    • Seating and Viewing:
      • Parents and swimmers bring their own chairs for seating in the team tent area. No spectator chairs will be allowed on the pool deck. However, bleachers offering limited seating will be available on the pool deck.
    • Meet Results: TBA
    • Awards: Ribbons and medals will be awarded to individual swimmers and teams.
      • Medals: 1st through 8th place in individual events, 1st through 3rd place in relay events.
      • Ribbons: 9th through 16th place in individual events, 4th through 16th place in relay events.
      • Heat Winner Ribbons: Heat winners in all 10&Under events.
      • Participation Ribbons: All 10&Under swimmers.
      • Trophies: Top 3 overall point scorers in each boys and girls age group; top five teams; spirit award.
    • Concessions:
      • Swimmers, families, spectators, and coaches will have a variety of food options at the meet. Most vendors (and the SHRC snack bar) will accept credit cards and cash.
      • Food vendors: Chick-fil-A, Jimmy Johns, Salvio's Pizza, Sunset Slush, and Bolt Coffee energy drinks.
      • Snack Bar: The snack bar will offer a variety of breakfast foods, candy, snacks, and drinks.
    • SHRC Club Rules: No glass, weapons, alcohol, pets, or smoking are allowed on SHRC property for this event. SHRC assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
    • TSA Rules: TSA rules apply for this event unless otherwise noted.


    2024 SCHEDULES:

    • Practice Schedule:
      • Thurs July 4: Independence Day - No Practice
      • Fri July 19: Last Day Practice
    • Meet and Social Events Schedule:
      • Tues June 25: Home vs. Scottish Hills
      • Wed June 26: 10 and Under Pool Party
      • Thurs June 27: 11 and Up Evening Pool Party
      • 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
      • Sun July 21: TSA Championships (tentative)
      • Tues July 23: CPSD Team Award Ceremony
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