A Message from Our League President

Posted by Dickinson Gators on Apr 24 2020 at 08:53AM PDT in Summer 2020

Team Boards, Coaches, Parents and swimmers,

First off, we hope everyone is healthy and remains that way during this difficult time. As information continues to be shared regarding the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our community, we want to provide you with some guidance as we approach what would typically be the kick-off of our summer league season. At this time, the league has not made any decision regarding the 2020 season. However, we want everyone to know that we are committed to facilitating a season of some type should conditions allow us to do so.

Currently, the CDC’s recommendation of no groups larger than 50 persons for 8 weeks expires on May 10th. The state governor has announced that further guidance from his office will be communicated next week on April 27th. After considering that announcement, we will be hosting an online meeting for team Presidents later in the week. If the current guidelines should expire, it is our intent to move forward with a 2020 season. Should the CDC, Federal, State or local governments extend recommendations/directions past May 10th, or we see other factors that would prevent CCSL from starting the season as outlined above, we may then consider cancelling the 2020 summer league season. As of now, the league has not purchased insurance for this year and there should be no league/team functions taking place.

This means:

  • No in person registrations or any other team gatherings.
  • No try-outs or practices until a start date is provided by the league.
  • Team boards and planning committees may continue to meet (although it is highly recommended that meetings are online).
  • On-Line registrations may continue. It will be up to each team to decide how to handle the registration process regarding payment and possible refunds.

I have heard from parents, coaches and swimmers alike that they want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. We agree! It would be great if CCSL could be part of that process with families having endured the hardships of the past few months.

I would like to thank the league officers, team reps, boards and parents that have lent their voices, opinions and recommendations, directly and indirectly, to the conversation regarding the 2020 season. CCSL will continue to monitor the situation and is prepared to call emergency board meetings should it change for better or worse in the next few weeks. We will communicate any changes via email and the website. Please make sure that your team workbooks are updated with your current roles and contact information so we can make sure to reach the correct personnel for your teams.

Feel free to email me with questions you may have.

Stay safe and well!

Brian Sharpless
CCSL President


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