Thank you for your patience as we wade through this unusual time. Due to covid restrictions there are changes to this year’s season and how things will be run, so please read this thoroughly and carefully. We are pleased to announce that FLST 2021 registration will open on May 16! Registration will be open from May 16 until May 28 this year. There will not be any late registrations allowed. Additionally, due to the decreased registration window, there is no “early bird discount.”
Practices will begin on June 1st. In order to facilitate social distancing in the pool and limit people on deck, swimmers will be limited to 4 per lane, with 2 swimmers spaced out at each end. This allows us to have 24 swimmers in the pool at a time. After registration is complete and we know numbers and ages, swimmers will be assigned a specific practice time between 3-6PM until June 15 (when school gets out), and then between 8-12AM weekdays. Each swimmer will have at least 3 practices per week and swimmers will not be able to make changes to the schedule once assigned.
We will not be holding Tropical Storms this year and ALL swimmers MUST be at least 5 years old and be able to swim a 25 (one length of the pool) without any assistance in order to participate. Additionally, no parents will be allowed on deck during practices.
We will have 3 meets this summer, spaced out over 6 weeks. Each meet will be broken into 2 sessions/weeks, with one week for the older kids (11-18yo) and the following week for the younger kids (7-10). The first meet will be June 16. More details on meets will be given to families as we get closer. JSL has directed that the 5/6 age group will have their own young swimmer meets, the specifics of which have not yet been decided. JSL has made no formal decision yet on champs. If it is held, it will be July 30-31. That decision is expected by mid-June.
Each family must sign the covid waiver upon registration in order to participate and must follow all pool covid protocols, to include temperature checks and masking except while in the pool. Swimmers will only enter at the gate near the baby pool and exit only at the gate by the tennis courts. Parents will not be allowed on the pool deck.
Finally, there will be significant board turn over after this season. Board members are responsible for the continuity of the team and strategic planning, and do not manage the day to day operations of the team. We need 3-4 willing parents to step up and volunteer to help run FLST so we can continue to offer this opportunity to our community.