2020 Swim Conditioning FAQ
What is required? For swim conditioning, no team cap or suit are required. We ask you to bring your own appropriate suit, goggles and towel. At this time, locker rooms are not open so plan on arriving and leaving in your suit.
Does my child have to be able to swim? Due to social distancing requirements, all swimmers must be able to swim the full length of the pool. Coaches will not touch swimmers for hands on technique corrections.
How will social distancing be enforced? Each swimmer will be assigned a lane, with a limit of 3, and a poolside spot. We ask swimmers to arrive and leave promptly at their designated time to allow for smooth transitions. Coaches will enforce strict social distancing outside of the pool and hope you can reinforce the importance of this at home prior to coming in. Kroc Center rules regarding COVID-19 can be found on their website.
Can my other children play in the kiddie area during swim conditioning? Kroc Center’s splash pad, beach areas, and slide are closed. The pool is only open for lap swimming.
Will there be meets? If Virginia moves to Phase 3 in July, we will work to coordinate a fun meet with another team.
Is there a minimum attendance requirement? No, once you register and sign-up for your time slot, it is yours Monday-Friday during the month of July. This is a great opportunity to create structure with a fun, daily activity. There are no minimum requirements but we hope to see you as often as you can make it.
Still have questions? Contact Us.
2021 Swim Team FAQ
Do you have to be able to swim? Not entirely, but getting across the pool, even struggling, is a good start. We have outstanding coaches and they will give an honest assessment of whether or not the team swimming environment is a good fit.
Do you have to be a member of the Kroc Center? No, no membership is required. If you are interested in joining, you may receive a discount. See details.
What color suits do the swimmers need to wear? Solid black for competition.
Is the 4-18 age limit a firm age limit? Yes
Are there any practice requirements? No
How many meets or practices do swimmers need to attend? As many practices and meets as you want. We encourage swimmers to make practice as often as possible, many of our families take vacations during the summer. Some swimmers are there every day, and others a couple times during the week. Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of three meets to qualify for Divisionals in August.
What if we're not sure if swim team will be a good fit for my child? We offer one trial week and Coaches will work with swimmers and give you an assessment by the week's end. There are no refunds after a certain date that will be announced.
What required items do I have to buy?
- Suits: Our team suit is a solid black suit. Suits can be purchased on your own or Aquawear on Newtown Rd. Team suits are not required but we do ask that each swimmer have a team swim cap.
- Caps: Caps can be purchased for $10 during registration or at any practice. It is against VBSL policy to wear a cap featuring a year round team, a college team, or a high school team. Please show your Lionfish pride! Visit the Resource Page for more suit information.
- Googles: We recommend swimmers invest in at least two (2) pairs of racing goggles to participate in practice and meets - having a spare is always helpful!
How much parent involvement is there?
Parent volunteers are essential for the smooth operation of swim meets, both home and away. Although not required, we appreciate any help you can provide. Some positions require special training prior to the start of the season. Information and dates of training are available under the Resource tab. Plenty of other opportunities will be posted once the season begins.
What do I bring to a Meet?
- Team Swim Suit
- Googles (two pairs)
- Towels or blankets
- Tent or Shade Cover and Chairs
- Cards, Games, things to keep them busy!
- Money for concession stands and Heat Sheets
- Electronics may be brought, but swimmers are responsible for securing and storing devices.