2020 Summer season update

FLST Families,

As you may have already heard, last night the JSL Board voted to officially cancel the 2020 JSL Dual Meet season.  The official letter from the JSL Executive Board is below.  What this means for us is that there will be no sanctioned JSL meets this summer. We will be meeting as a FLST Board to figure out what that means for our team and will update you when we have more information.

Please email either flstchairman@gmail.com or flsthurricanes@gmail.com with any questions you might have.

The following is a letter from the JSL Executive Committee.

Dear JSL Community,

On the evening of May 3rd, the JSL Board held an online meeting to discuss the feasibility of holding a full or partial swim season this summer, given the incredibly difficult situation we are currently facing.

The Executive Committee had compiled a significant amount of information from both USA Swimming and the CDC for the Board to consider in making a decision. In addition, a financial document was presented by the treasurer detailing the expenses of having a partial season. There was a lot of discussion from all of the team representatives, the Executive Committee, and several Consultants to the Board concerning the difficulty of ensuring the health and safety of all swimmers, officials, and parents who take part in the 48 dual meets that were scheduled for 2020.

The Board voted to cancel the JSL Dual Meet Season, in any form, for 2020. No dual meet will be sanctioned by JSL in 2020. The 2020 JSL Championship had been canceled at the previous Board meeting. We sincerely hope that everyone understands and appreciates the difficulty of the decision to cancel the JSL Season for the first time since the League began in 1966.

This decision only affects the dual meets that are sanctioned by JSL. Individual teams are free to have learn-to-swim programs, hold individual team practices, or have other events at their home pools. Please be clear that JSL does not insure, sanction, supervise, or otherwise approve any of these. The Executive Committee strongly encourages all teams to strictly follow the various Coaching Certification, CDC, and USA Swimming guidelines to ensure that the health and safety of the swimmers and other participants is paramount.

Sincerely,

The Executive Committee of JSL

2020 Summer Registration

Hurricanes,
The 2020 season is right around the corner! Registration opens soon. Currently we are planning on running the season as normal. However, because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 we are pushing back the registration date to April 15th. Please let us know if we can answer any questions you may have.

Welcome

Welcome to the new Forest Lakes Swim Team Hurricanes web site. The team provides an excellent opportunity for children ages 5-18 to learn and improve their swim strokes, and to foster a love of competitive swimming. The “mechanics” of participating on a swim team can be quite overwhelming to parents and children alike, especially for those first-timers, so please contact us if you have any questions. We hope you will join the Hurricanes, our community swim team, for a season full of fun and friendship!

Mission

The mission of FLST is to provide summer swimming opportunities. Opportunities may be available to those wanting a competitive swim team structure, and for those wanting and/or enjoying developing the life-long sport of swimming at all ability levels. The various options are designed to be fun with a team spirit focus. FLST is primarily a competitive swim team whose goals are to develop sportsmanship and team goals, to foster a healthy competitive spirit and instill self-discipline, and to provide a means for fun and friendship among the swim team members. Additionally, the FLST may provide swim related opportunities to non-team members, and to introduce all swimmers to the year-round sport of swimming.