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Practice Policy 2022

Swim Team members need to check in & out of the pool when attending practice per Cary Park Swim Club policy. All swimmers should have goggles for all practices and girls (and boys with long hair) should be wearing caps. Swimmers should arrive for practice at least 5 minutes early so they are ready to begin practice promptly. Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least 3 practices per week to maximize their progress.

Swimmers, ages 12 and under, or who otherwise are not skilled swimmers, MUST have a parent or other responsible designee present at Cary Park Swim Club during his/her practice sessions. You cannot drop off your 12&U swimmer at practice and leave. You or some other responsible adult (friend or family) must be present and designated to be responsible for your child at all times.The Wade/Slide Pool and surrounding enclosed area is CLOSED to the public during practices sessions when the entire Cary Park Swim Club is not open to the entire general community. Furthermore, all Cary Park Swim Club gates shall remain CLOSED when the Cary Park Swim Club is not open to the entire general community. You must fob in and out of practice.

Cary Park Sea Dragons offers multiple practice offerings: 

  • May 16-June 9 - Afternoon practices only 
    • NO Friday Afternooon practices as pool is open to Cary Swim Club patrons
  • May 21 - Saturday morning practices commence 
  • June 13-July 23 - Morning practice offerings, in addition to Afternoon offerings
    • NO Tuesday Afternoon practices beginning June 14 (with Swim Meets)


Cary Park Sea Dragons offers multiple practice offerings:
May 16-June 9 - Afternoon practices only
May 21 - Saturday morning practices commence
June 13-July 23 - Morning practice offerings, in addition to Afternoon offerings
    *NO Friday Afternooon practices as pool is open to Cary Swim Club patrons

    *NO Tuesday Afternoon practices beginning June 14 (with Swim Meets)

    

CARY PARK SEA DRAGON EVALUATIONS
During the first 2 weeks of the season, prior to the June 1 registration deadline, CPSD Coaches will conduct evaluations of all swimmers to ensure appropriate placement onto the Cary Park Sea Dragons or Cary Park Mini Sea Dragons. The goal of evaluations is to protect the safety of all children participating in the summer swimming program.

Swimmers who should be evaluated:
* swimmers ages 8 and under who are new to the Sea Dragons' team
* returning Mini Sea Dragons
* any age swimmer(s) whose parents request evaluation
* coach recommendation for evaluation


Evaluations are designed to assess the current skill level of each swimmer. Evaluations are not designed to teach children to swim. Evaluations are intended to allow coaches to use the current skill level of each swimmer in order to recommend swimmer placement keeping safety as an utmost priority.

An Evaluation SignupGenius is used to allow parents to self-select an evaluation slot. Within this signupgenius, only one day/date is usually shown, with various designated time slots. Parents should select a time slot that is convenient for them, and their Swimmers should continue to come daily Monday thru Thursday for that same self-selected evaluation time slot until notified otherwise. Swimmers are expected to simply come daily during their self-selected time slot, and thus daily progress emails will NOT be sent. However, Families of Swimmers in Evaluations will be notified when there is a Status Update (Change) most often described in these 3 scenarios:

1) that their swimmer(s) may join the appropriate Cary Park Sea Dragon age group practice,

2) that their swimmer(s) are eligible for placement on the Mini Sea Dragon team, or

3) whether the swimmer(s) are recommended to return next season when his/her swimming skill level is more advanced.


Please feel free to contact Coaches or Board of Directors with any questions you may have.

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