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Practice Information 2024


2024 Season Practice Schedule

General Practice Schedule:

  • Afternoon Weekday Practices:¬†May 13 to July 18 (Mon through Thurs)
    • NO Tuesday afternoon practices when meets are scheduled
    • NO Friday afternoon practices
    • Mini Sea Dragon Practices begin on Tuesday, May 28th
  • Morning Weekday Practices:¬†June 17 to July 19 (Mon through Fri)
    • Practices are scheduled on Tuesday mornings before dual meets and on Friday mornings
    • Wednesday morning practices following Tuesday night meets, practice starts at 9 am (7-10 year-olds swimming with 11 and over)
  • Saturday Morning Practices: May 18 to July 13
    • NO Mini Sea Dragon Practices are scheduled on Saturday mornings
    • NO practice on July 20 due to TSA Championships
  • NO Practice: Memorial Day May 27, Independence Day July 4, and Saturday, July 20 (TSA Champs Meet)
  • Swim practices will be held as scheduled when the Cary Park Swim Club pool is open. Practice updates and cancellations will be communicated through SwimTopia Mobile App. For weather-related practice information: Click Here.
  • For Full Practice Schedule Details: Click Here

Attendance:

  • No minimum practices are required during the swim season. Swimmers will see greater improvement if they attend at least 3 practices per week.
  • Swimmers should arrive in their swimsuits 5 minutes early to begin practice promptly.

Conduct:

Equipment:

  • Label all swim equipment and personal belongings with the swimmer's name with a permanent marker.
  • Do NOT bring valuables to practice.
  • Practice equipment:
    • Goggles
    • Swim Cap - especially with long hair
    • Water bottle - stay hydrated
    • Sunscreen
    • Kickboard - provided by Sea Dragons
    • Fins - optional

Weather:

  • The CPSD swim team will hold practices if the Cary Park Swim Club pool is open. If the pool is open during rain or high/low temperatures, practice will be held, with possible modifications at the head coach's discretion.
  • The CPSD swim team will adhere to the Cary Park Swim Club pool rules regarding weather. Swim team members are to adhere to all directions given by pool staff and guards when told to exit the pool and deck area in the event of inclement weather.
  • CPSD members should make personal family decisions regarding practice attendance based on weather warnings; swimmers will not be penalized for missed practices.
  • All CPSD members are encouraged to prepare for outdoor summer practices with adequate hydration, nutrition, and sunscreen.
  • At the beginning of the season with cooler water temperatures, swimmers should come prepared with dry towels and warm clothing for after swimming. Wet suits are permitted in practices only (not meets).
  • Practice updates and cancellations will be communicated through SwimTopia Mobile App.

Cary Park Swim Club Policies:

  • The following Cary Park Swim Club rules apply to Sea Dragon Swim Families:
    • Swim team members need to check in and out of the pool when attending practice with a membership key fob.
    • Swimmers ages 12 and under must have a parent or responsible designee present during swim practices.
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