Swim Team Schedule

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(Meet dates in BOLD)

2017 Chester Dolphins Schedule
Sun 3/26 Pre-season clinic at  Chester YYMC 4:30-5:30 PM
Sun 4/2 Pre-season clinic at Chester YMCA 4:30-5:30 PM
Sun 4/23 Pre-season clinic at Chester YMCA 4:30-5:30 PM and Chipotle Night 4-8 pm
Mon 5/1 Swim Team Registration must be postmarked by May 1, 2017
Sun 5/7 Pre-season clinic at Chester YMCA 4:30-5:30 PM
Mon 5/15 Practice starts for swimmers  13 and up 4:00 – 4:45 , 9 to 12 yrs 4:45 – 5:30
Thu 5/18 Parent orientation meeting 4:45 PM under the pavilion for swimmers ages 9 and up
Mon 5/22 Practice starts for swimmers Boot Camp 5-5:30 8 and under: 5:30-6:15 (including Little Flippers, our pre-team), 13 and up: 4:00-4:45, 9-12: 4:45-5:30
Tru 5/25 Parent orientation meeting 4:45 under the pavilion for swimmers ages 8 and under  and boot camp memebers
Mon 5/29 No practice.  Enjoy the CRA picnic!
Fri 6/2 Time Trials day.  Swimmers who have aged up from 8 to now 9 years old, new swimmers, and swimmers who DO NOT have a time in a certain stroke from last year.
Fri 6/2 Last day for a refund for new swimmers~ less $20 CAL fee
Sat 6/10 SWIM MEET (Home vs. Foxcroft)
Mon 6/19

Summer Practice:

AM schedule: ages 13 and up:9:30-10:30, ages 9-12: 10:30-11:30, ages 8 and under: 11:30-12:30Little Flippers: 11:30-12:15
 PM schedule: 6 and under and pre-team: 5:00-6:00, 9 and up: 6:00-7:00 Mon-Thurs only
Tue 6/20 SWIM MEET (Home vs. Hallsley)
Tue 6/27 SWIM MEET (Away @ Summer Park)
Wed 7/5 SWIM MEET (Home vs.Hampton Park) 
Tue 7/11 SWIM MEET (Away @ Watermill)
Wed 7/12 Last day to opt out of Champs- please communicate to coaches
Tue 7/18 SWIM MEET (Away vs. Foxcreek)
Tue 7/25 Pasta Supper @ CRA 6:30
Thu 7/27 Champs @ SWIMRVA
Fri 7/28 Champs @ SWIMRVA
Fri 7/28 After Champs party 7-10 PM at CRA
Thu 8/3 CRA swim team banquet: 6:30 (tentative date—location and date to be confirmed later)

Important Reminders!

Directions to away meets can be found on www.swimcal.org, click on the away team to find directions to their pool. Please try to arrive by 4:45 for both home and away meets.

Preparing for Meets

The typical swim meet lasts several hours and summer swim meets almost always take place on the hottest night of the week. Everyone’s patience can and will be tested. Knowing this, there are things you can do to prevent melt downs, the most crucial being plan ahead.

Morning swim practice is held on meet days however, swimmers are not allowed to be at the pool after 1:00 P.M. Instead, they should rest and hydrate to be ready to swim that evening. In addition, swimmers are not allowed in the Z pool prior to or during the meet. Swimmers can be disqualified for this.

At home meets, the area to the right of the lower deck facing the blocks is reserved for the visiting team. One table on the deck closest to the blocks is reserved for mite check-in and one table on the deck closest to the pavilion is reserved to check in swimmers and volunteers. No other space is reserved. You are not permitted to leave your belongings on tables or chairs to reserve your spot if you are not at the pool. All possible space is utilized and you can expect to share what space you do have.

What should I bring?

(Names should be on ALL items!)

  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets
  • Markers to write down events
  • Warm clothes for wet swimmers to wear between events
  • 2 towels, 2 pairs of goggles, a cap and a back up swimsuit per swimmer
  • Cooler with healthy snacks and drinks
  • Activities, games and books to keep swimmers entertained and quiet while they are waiting to swim their next event
  • A bag with sunscreen, bug spray, band-aids etc
  • Pocket money for concessions and heat sheet purchases