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UPCOMING CERTIFICATION TRAININGS - WE NEED YOU! PLEASE BECOME CERTIFIED (CLICK TO REGISTER ON MCSL WEBSITE). We especially need 1-2 people to work toward becoming a referee! 

For the swim team, we will be participating in MCSL this summer. All pool restrictions have been lifted by MCSL. However, we do still have some common sense COVID protocols in place for our team.

REQUIREMENTS FOR U8 SWIMMERS

Please visit Eligibility for additional information. 

MEET INFORMATION

A MEET SCHEDULE - Not yet Available. (Mark availability by Wed at 900pm for the following Saturday)

Week 1 June 19, Carderock vs Willows (HOME)

Week 2 June 26, Carderock at CTC. (AWAY) Lunch after at Potomac Pizza in Potomac. Mention: "Carderock Swim Team" Proceeds will go to Cudas Care

Week 3 July 3, Carderock at Willows (AWAY)

Week 4 July 10, Intra-Squad (HOME)

Week 5 July 17 Carderock vs CTC (HOME)

Divisionals Practice for those who qualify, AM ONLY, July 19 - July 23.

Divisionals Meet July 24, at CARDEROCK!!!! (HOME)

MCSL has decided not to host a Relay Carnival.

Long Course and All Stars TBD by MCSL. It is unclear if these meets will take place.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON A MEETS

On Saturday mornings,  six (6) swimmers will be selected to compete in freestyle and three (3) swimmers will be selected to swim in each additional individual event in a dual meet. Parents/Guardians must mark availability in advance for each meet in swimtopia. Generally the fastest swimmers (who have marked that they will be available for Saturday AM) will be chosen for Saturday morning meets. The coaches decide who are the fastest swimmers initially according to the times the swimmers achieve in coach-constructed time trials held during practices on June 14 and 15, and subsequently in both Saturday morning and Wednesday night meets. Any week we do NOT have a Wednesday night meet, a swimmer can request to be timed for consideration in the upcoming Saturday meet.  The coaches will also use their discretion in selecting A meet swimmers taking into consideration participation at practices, effort, time trends, and the competitive lineup of the opposing team. While generally the 3 fastest swimmers compete, this is not always the case. 

Dual meets are held on consecutive Saturday mornings and a Divisional Championship will be held on July 24th.

A swimmer in an A meet may participate in only five (5) events each Saturday, and may not swim in more than three (3) individual strokes. The combination may include:

  • individual strokes, 1 individual medley, and 1 relay
  • individual strokes, 1 individual medley, and 2 relays
  • individual strokes, and 2 relays

The coaches select which events a swimmer will swim and will email out the lineup before the Saturday dual meets. Occasionally, the coach will have a swimmer “swim up” an age bracket to help the team earn more points in a meet. In an A meet, if a swimmer “swims up” he or she must “swim up” in all events at that meet.

  • MCSL Saturday morning A meets start at 9:00 a.m.
  • For home meets, swimmers must arrive at our pool by 7:45 a.m. for 8:00 a.m. warm-ups. Being on time is critical.
  • Officials must arrive by 8:30 a.m. If we do not have the requisite officials, it could result in us forfeiting the meet so please be timely or notify someone of your delay.
  • For away meets, we meet at the away pool by 815AM. Again being on time is critical.
  • Saturday A meets last approximately three (3) hours (including warm-ups).


2019 B MEET SCHEDULE (mark availability by Sunday at 900pm for the following Wednesday)

June 30 at Little Falls (AWAY)

July 14 at home vs. Somerset (HOME)

Any week we do NOT have a Wednesday night meet, a swimmer can request to be timed during Wednesday practice for consideration in the upcoming Saturday meet. 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON B MEETS

A swimmer in a B meet may participate in only five (5) events each Wednesday, and may not swim in more than three (3) individual strokes. A swimmer may not swim the same strokes he or she swam in the previous Saturday A meet. The combination may include:

  • 3 individual strokes, 1 individual medley, and 1 relay
  • 2 individual strokes, 1 individual medley, and 2 relays
  • 3 individual strokes, and 2 relays

Parents will indicate which events their child(ren) would like to swim when they mark their swimmer's availability to participate. Coaches will make the final selections for each swimmer.

  • B meets are held on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • For home meets, swimmers must arrive at the pool by 4:45 p.m. for 5:00 p.m. warm-ups.
  • Officials must arrive by 5:30 p.m.
  • For away meets, CSST participants should arrive at the away pool by 5:15 p.m.for 5:30 p.m. warm-ups.
  • B meets generally last longer than A meets due to the greater number of swimmers.
  • It is advisable to bring a warm-up suit or sweats and extra dry towels to keep warm.

MORE ABOUT A MEETS & B MEETS

Wednesday night B meets are designed to give swimmers who do not qualify to swim in A meets a chance to swim in a weekly meet. Swimming in a B meet also provides swimmers with an opportunity to improve their times, to try out a new stroke or technique, and to gain experience swimming in timed races. B meets follow the same Order of Events as A meets and assure that all team members participate in the meets and enhance team spirit.

Which events a child swims in the Saturday A meet or the Wednesday night B meet or both generally depends on the top times from the previous week’s time trial, B meet or A meet. As the season progresses, the top times from the previous week’s A and B meets generally determine the next A line-up. The head coach always has the final say on the line-up for all meets, and may consider such factors as practice attendance, trending times, effort, and the line-up of the opposing team when determining who will be selected to swim on Saturday mornings.

It is essential for the coaches to know which swimmers are available for every meet. All parents must mark available or unavailable for EACH meet in swimtopia. For anyone who does not mark availability, it will be assumed that the swimmer is unavailable.

CSST’s standing in the MCSL is dependent upon the results of each A meet, the Relay Carnival (cancelled by MCSL for 2021), and the Divisional meet. The team loses points whenever a swimmer is placed in the line-up but does not show up for his or her event. There are a limited number of substitutions that the coach can make. If your child is truly sick or if there is a true emergency and you cannot make a Saturday morning meet for which your child is scheduled to swim, then please text Coach Cailin ASAP. 240-386-7439. 

PRACTICE TIMES for 2021 - This schedule MAY BE CHANGED or UPDATED if needed.

Before school is out, each athlete will have a designated practice time in the evening. You will NOT be able to shift between practices. When you register, you will indicate your practice time. 

During registration you will pick one time for each child you are registering. The time you choose during registration will become your practice time from June 1-June 18.

Look at the practice times and choose CAREFULLY. We will not be able to change your time once registration is complete.

Group sizes are limited and switching between groups will not be permitted.

Available Practice Times June 1 - June 18, 2021.

8 and Under M/W 545-630PM (middle pool)
8 and Under T/TH 545-630PM (middle pool)
8 and Under M/W 630-715PM (middle pool)
8 and Under T/TH 630-715PM (middle pool)
8 and Under T/TH 715-800PM (middle pool)

Ages 9-11 M/W 745-830PM
Ages 9-11 T/TH 745-830PM
Ages 9-11, 12-14 M/W 830-915PM
Ages 9-11, 12-14 T/TH 830-915PM
15-18 T/Th 915-1000PM

After school is out, each athlete will have a designated practice time in the morning OR evening. You will NOT be able to shift between practices. When you register, you will indicate your practice time. 

Summer Schedule (Monday, June 21th to Friday, July 16th) -  When you register, selection of your designated practice time will part of the registration process. Your athlete will attend on his/her/their desiganted days at the designated practice time.  Practice is never mandatory, attend as you can, but you CAN only attend on your designated days & times.

Available Practice Times June 21 - July 16, 2021.

U8 M-F 830-900AM (middle pool)
U8 M-F 10-1030AM (main pool)
U8 M-TH 645-715PM (middle pool) EVENING
U8 M-TH 715-745PM (middle pool) EVENING

Ages 9-11 M-F 920-1000AM
Ages 9-11 M-TH 745-830PM (EVENING)
Ages 9-11, 12-14 M-F 840-920AM
Ages 9-11, 12-14 M-TH 830-915PM (EVENING)
15+ M/W/F 800-840AM AND T/TH 915-1000PM

SPECIAL SWIM TEAM ACTIVITIES

Throughout the season we will hold special events for swimmers and divers. These are currently being developed by our coaches. We will post information as we have it. 

BANQUET - July 24. Details, location & time TBD.

We celebrate the end of the season with a banquet. Please save the date!

FEES (You sign up for the season; there are no pro-rates)

Early Bird registration is $145 through May 15, 2021.

Regular Registration Fee: $175, for registrations completed May 16 - May 28. 

Registration closes May 28.

Groups size is limited. Once registration fills up, we will take a waitlist. If we can increase capacity and add swimmers we will, but this is not guaranteed. Early registration is strongly encouraged. 

Proposed 2022 Schedule

• Time Trials, Saturday, June 11
• Week 1, Saturday, June 18
• Week 2, Saturday, June 25
• Relay Carnival Window, Sunday June 26 through Sunday, July 10 (July 11 ok as raindate)
• Week 3, Saturday, July 2
• Long Course Scratches due, Monday, July 4
• Week 4, Saturday, July 9
• Coaches Long Course, Tuesday, July 12
• Week 5, Saturday, July 16
• Divisionals, Saturday, July 23
• All Star Scratches due, Monday, July 25
• All Star Weekend: July 30-31

SWIM TEAM REPS

Liz Bilbao

Denise Beckles Durham

Shannon Lindstrom

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