- Are there time standards? We do not have time standards for members in joining the club. Our goal is to provide a fun atmosphere for competitive swimming for all you nostalgic swammers. However, there will be time considerations made in making relays, and there are time standards for attending Nationals.
- How often do I need to attend practice? We do not have a practice attendance requirement. You may attend practice as often as you would like!
- How long are practices? Practices typically last between 1.5 and 2 hours with 3000-5000 yards of swimming. However, you may leave at any point in time if you have an exam or other commitment. Practices can also be tailored to your swimming ability, and you will be put in a lane with other swimmers of similar ability to ensure getting the most out of Swim Club!
- What should I bring to practice? Bring yourself, a suit, towel, and goggles! Any additional gear such as kickboards and pull buoys is available at the Nick, though feel free to bring your own gear as you like.
- How do I sign up for meets? Go to your ACTIVE portal here, go to "View Meets", and find the meet you want to participate in. Click on the "+" next to your name to select your events before the deadline. A Google form will also go around to sign up for relays! After the signup deadline has passed but before the day of the meet, go back to your portal to pay your meet copay. CCS championship meets (Regionals and Nationals) will require you to sign up on the CCS portal instead, and further instructions will be given on how to do that.
- What happens on Meet Days? You should expect your entire day to be taken up by the meet. We will generally leave early in the morning and won't get back until at least 8 PM at night. We will travel by carpool both ways unless otherwise noted. Attending meets is highly recommended!
- What should I bring to a meet? At a minimum, a suit, goggles, towel, and a bag. We will hand out team caps at the beginning of the year. Some additional gear you may want: Extra deck clothes, as it can get chilly, homework (True student-athletes), blanket for car rides, and snacks.
- Do I have to volunteer? Volunteering is essential to our club, as it increases our standing with RecWell and gives us priority in securing optimal practice times and pool space. We ask that you attend at least 1 volunteer event per semester (an extremely easy commitment). However, keep in mind that volunteering will play a big part in our roster attending Nationals if we have a swimmer cap for attendees. Those who have more volunteering hours with the club will receive higher priority. Volunteering is fun, provides more great team bonding, and best of all benefits the club.