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Welcome to Summer 2021 Porpoises!

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Welcome to the Palisades Pool Swim Team

We are so excited to have a 2021 swim season!!  We are still finalizing the details and dates of our meets and, due to COVID modifications, our practices and meets will look a little different from our regular seasons.  We welcome all kids ages 5-18 to join the practices as long as swimmers are able to independently get across the pool multiple times as no hands-on instruction will continue this summer.  Coaches will be on deck -- not in the water with swimmers.

Practices: MCSL has garnered approval from
Montgomery County health officials to hold practices that permit up to six
swimmers to a lane during practices. Palisades has six lanes in the main pool,
meaning we can have up to 36 swimmers at a practice session.

At the start of practice, swimmers will enter Palisades, having had their temperature
taken at home to confirm they don't have a fever. Swimmers must wear a mask
entering and exiting the pool grounds and at all times while not in the pool.
In addition, swimmers may not change nor shower in the locker rooms. No parents
or other spectators are allowed in the practice area (main pool and deck) during
swim practice. Coaches will wear masks at all times and will not enter the pool,
unless there is an emergency.

While in the water, swimmers will be staggered at different points in the lane to
achieve social distancing. Please note per our pool website that swim team
practices begin Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31), 9 to 10 am. Starting Tuesday, June 1, Palisades will begin afternoon practices. Swimmers 11 years and older practice 4 to 5 pm and swimmers 10 years and younger practice 5:15 to 6 pm. Starting June 21, morning practices will be held 8:30 to 9:30 am. All morning and afternoon practices will end July 16. We will likely establish a sign up system for practices if more than 36 swimmers plan to attend a practice on a given morning or
afternoon.

2021 Swim Team Coaching Staff (see "Coaches" tab for more info)

Head Coach:  Jen Conklin

Assistant Coaches: 

Claire Sorkin, Jack Spector and Michael Paulos

2021 Swim Team Reps

Kim Penn, Debbie Bunker & Anita Seline (Board Rep)

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