With much thought and consideration the Meadows Marlins Board made the difficult decision to cancel this summer's competitive swim
This decision was not made lightly. We have
talked with the city who let us know of their limitations in hiring and
training life guards which would leave us unable to host the first two
meets at the very least. This would also mean that we would have no way
to practice for those meets if we were able to work out being the
visitors at another team's pool. As a team consisting of mainly younger
swimmers this was a huge concern for us. We also speculate based on
current restrictions to athletic teams that the city will have
restrictions on the amount of people allowed into the pool area at the
same time. Such restrictions would make regular meets impossible
considering at least 50 athletes and volunteers are on the deck at all
times. This does not include swimmers waiting for their races or other
volunteers that would be easier to spread out for social distancing.
This would be a large group of people gathered which we believe will
not be permitted for some time. Considering all of this and the
remaining uncertainty of how meets would work and the cost
effectiveness of it all, a unanimous vote was made that we should
cancel our swim season.
We are still working closely with the city to try to
offer stroke clinics when/if they are able to open the pool. We hope
these clinics will offer swimmers the ability to freshen up on each of
their strokes so that we can come back as a competitive team next
summer. There will be a cost associated with the clinics that we are
working to determine. We will send more information on those when we
are able to iron out all the details.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work
through this unprecedented time.
All adults that are in direct contact with our swimmers must preform a background check. This is not a deep FBI background check. It is more than sufficient to protect our swimmers. If you think there is an issue that may prevent you from passing please approach a board member and we will discretely and privately look into your concern. If you are unsure if you need one, please ask a board member. Each one of these costs money. The check is good for 3 years. If you have done one in the past please ask so we can check to see if you need to do one again.
If you have documentation that you have passed one for the school system please provide us with that. This approval is good for only one year, and will have to be resubmitted next season as well.