Hello, Shark families!
Thank you all for your patience - the swim season always sneaks up on us and there are many "adjustments" this year.
Practice for returning 8&up swimmers starts MONDAY, APRIL 26! All new 8&under swimmers and the 6&U group will start the following week, Monday, May 3. The practice schedule is as follows:
6&U group: 4:30 - 5:00 (starting May 3)
7-10 year olds: 5:00 - 6:00
11 and up: 6:00 - 7:00
At this time, practices are Monday - Friday
The meet schedule has been modified. At this time, there are three teams that we have meets arranged with. Coaches are still talking - we may end up with one or two more scheduled, those will be announced later. To ensure the safety of our swimmers, the meets will be broken up into sessions to limit the number of swimmers on deck.
June 5th -- Shadowmoss vs. Northbridge -- will take place at Northbridge in two sessions, both will take place on the same day. Times to be announced later.
June 10 and 12 -- Shadowmoss vs. Shamelon -- this meet will be split up by night and age group. The meet on June 10 will be for 11 and up at Shamelon. June 12 will be 10 and unders and it will take place at Shadowmoss.
June 22 and 24 -- Shadowmoss vs. Parkshore -- 10 and unders will swim at Shadowmoss on the 22nd, 11 and up will swim at Parkshore on the 24th
City Meet will take place at the North Charleston Aquatic Center July 9-11
Some changes for this year:
-- Concessions -- furthering our partnership, Shadowmoss Golf Club will be handling our concessions at meets -- so no need for parent volunteers to donate items or time to cover it. Since concessions were a fundraiser to help pay our coaches, the Club will be donating a portion of sales from the meets to the team.
-- Safety -- the coaches are committed to keeping our kids safe this season - they may vary the way that practices are run to ensure social distancing. There will likely be limitations for parents on deck during swim meets. EACH SWIMMER IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK TO PRACTICE AND SWIM MEETS.
-- Parent's Meeting - Coach Brad will be scheduling a meeting with parents as soon as practices are underway, it will take place by Zoom. Stay tuned for more details.
One last item - as you all know, we had online registration this year - we are working through kinks and I may not have captured all alternate email addresses from registration. If there is an email that you wish to have added to our distribution group (to get meet and practice updates, etc), please let me know and I will update.
Thank you all - here's to a great season!