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Fall 2020 Swimming

Updated 11/23/2020

Meridian has been using the information provided by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) to guide our decisions for Athletics. As of 11/19/20, WCCHD reported that the County is in the Red / Uncontrolled Community Spread phase, which is characterized by very high community transmission. Due to the fact that athletics are an extracurricular activity, Meridian has suspended indoor sports, with the potential for cancellation, until further notice. We are still hopeful that our outdoor Spring Sports will operate as planned, which means that our Fall and Winter Sports seasons will need to conclude by the scheduled end date. We will update the participants of our Fall Sports with the expected implications to the remainder of their season by Friday, November 27th. 

Plans for Meridian Athletics might change
prior to the start of the sport's season or during the season
if we receive recommendations from the local Health District
or the State to further limit athletic activities.

 

Subject to change
 

Fall Swimming

It is the intent for Fall Swimming to begin September 23rd if in Phase II/Yellow by September 14th. The interscholastic competitions that we normally participate in are UIL meets. Because of Covid-19, UIL is limiting the number of participating schools in each meet and Meridian is unable to participate. Therefore, this year’s swim seasons will be conditioning and intramural only. 

 

Overview:

  • There will be four students per lane. 
  • Face masks must be worn until swimmers are entering the pool.
  • Athletes need to provide their own swimwear (caps, suits, etc.).

 

Practice Information:

  • Number of practices
    • Middle School: Approximately 10, 1-hour practices per season with 1, 1-hour practice per week.
    • High School:  Approximately 20, 1-hour practices per season with 2, 1-hour practices per week.
  • First practice = 9/23 if four or more days between 9/14 and 9/21 are in Phase II/Yellow
  • Practice days & times = The anticipated practice schedules are: 
    • Middle School: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • High School: Monday & Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 am 
  • Practice location = Nitro Swimming - Cedar Park (indoor facility with large garage doors that will be kept open).

 

Participant Information:

  • Eligible grades = 7th-12th grade
  • Minimum participants 
    • Middle School = 10
    • High School = 10
  • Maximum participants: The maximum depends upon the number of lanes.
    • Middle School = 20
    • High School = 20
  • Tryouts: There will not be tryouts for Fall Swimming. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list for those beyond the maximum number of participants.
 

Fees: The limited practice times are designed to keep cost low so that the value of intramural swimming is commensurate with the fee to our families.

  • Registration fee = $35 for Fall Swimming, due 9/16.
  • Participation fee
    • Middle School = $95 for MS Fall Swimming, due 9/21.
    • High School = $190 for HS Fall Swimming, due 9/21.
  • No refunds will be issued. No refunds for cancelled practices.

 

Competitions: Intramural only.

 

Important Dates for Fall Swimming:

9/9 - Registration opens. Communicated in Lions Share

9/16 - Registration ends. Communicated in Lions Share.

9/16 - Physical forms due

9/18 - Invoices sent via MySchoolBucks

9/21 - Invoices due

9/21 - Online Waiver for Nitro due. (To be sent my Meridian Athletics via email after registration ends.)

9/21 - Parent/Athlete Mandatory Meeting via Zoom from 5:30-6:30 pm

9/23 - First practices if in Phase II/Yellow by 9/14

10/28 - MS Intramural meet (during practice time)

11/11 - HS Intramural meet (during practice time)

11/11 - MS Swim Practice Cancelled (see email from Coach Lindsey Grogan)

11/16 - HS Swim Practice Cancelled (see communication from Coach Makaylee Frederick)

12/2 - MS Intramural meet (during practice time)

12/9 - HS Intramural meet (during practice time)

12/9 - Last practice (MS Fall Swimming)

12/14 - Last practice (HS Fall Swimming)

 

Coaches:

 

The following applies to all Meridian Athletics offerings:

  • Physical Eligibility: Student athletes must have a valid physical form cleared by a physician on file with the Athletics Department before participating.
  • Academic Eligibility: Students must be academically eligible to participate in interscholastic or intramural competitions.
  • Lettering: Lettering is possible for students who participate in sports that are competing in interscholastic competitions at the Varsity level.
Learn more about Eligibility for Athletics here.
 
 
Spring Swimming
Updated 09/15/2020
 
Only three people responded that they would be interested in a Spring Swimming season. Therefore, Meridian will not offer a Spring Swimming season this school year.