Seahawks News · Swim Tryouts/Practice Information


Seahawk Swimmers and Parents,

We hope everyone is excited to begin the swim season next week, August
17th!!

We obviously are facing changes and challenges in front of us
to make this happen for the swimmers. With that said, this will be the
first of multiple emails shared with everyone this week as we get
ready to get back in the pool. Here is some important information
about the upcoming season.

Paperwork

All Paperwork must be submitted to the athletic office prior to the
swimmer’s first day of practice, which includes your physical, BCSD
paperwork, Covid-19 release form and clearance from the Athletic
Department.

All of these are on the website under the More Tab and Athletic Department Forms

Practice Guidelines

We will have multiple Covid-19 practice protocols in place, including
daily practice clearance from the school, pool entry and exit
procedures, lane assignments, etc.  We will send these protocols in a
separate email once we have the athlete roster and can make
assignments. Please be aware that we may have multiple practice times,
depending on what “return to practice” phase we are in.

Teams

Due to Covid-19, we will be splitting up the team into Varsity and JV,
for Girls and Boys. This is the only way we can give everyone the
opportunity to participate this season. Once we have the roster
established, we will announce the teams for the season with more
details to come.

Meets

We will swim with local Beaufort County teams and Regional teams
during the regular season dual meets. Only regional teams will be
competing in the Region Championship. The State meet will include
qualifiers from the state.

We will split Boys and Girls Varsity into different time sessions, and
do the same for Boys and Girls JV in order to accommodate for social
distance spacing, warm up size, lane availability etc. For example, we
may be limited to racing in only 4 lanes or separate sides of the pool
at the meets. This also includes the State meets, which could be split
into separate Girls and Boys sessions as well.

We plan to host all of the meets and Region Champs on HHI with the
current situation with the Beaufort County Pools, which are closed at
this time and may not be able to host meets under their specific
pools’ guidelines.

Tentative Meet Dates

Varsity Meets

September 5th HHI  vs Bluffton and May River @ HHI

Girls meet 1st followed by the Boys

September 12th HHI vs Beaufort and Battery Creek @ HHI

Girls meet 1st followed by the Boys

September 26th Region Champs

Girls meet 1st followed by the Boys

October 10th-12th. State Meet TBA and Location TBA

JV Meets

TBA once we know the size of the teams for HHI and our competitors.

Other Information

Please be prepared for possible changes to come as we get closer to
starting and be aware that almost anything could be subject to change.
Our goal is to help provide the opportunity for all the swimmers to
have a season and make the best with what we are able to do.

There will be Covid-19 Testing Protocols and Requirements should
someone test positive for Covid-19, and we will be sharing these
details as we send out more info.

If you plan to swim this season please email our Coach Heather B at
swmrheather@hotmail.com so we can begin to put the roster together.
Also please have them fill out the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH03h–Nq3srUVgKjDMNt-hTR_iL-qlVkFhlCxZPgqCzKq3Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you know anyone who is interested in swimming, please share this
info with them.