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2020 Season - CANCELLED

Posted by Kerri Cimarosti on May 04 2020 at 07:57AM PDT

Dear Stingray families,

The Seabrook Board of Directors has come to the conclusion that we cannot offer a summer swim season this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and have decided to cancel the 2020 season.​ This decision was not made lightly, but we feel swimmer safety is priority at this time.

The social distancing guidance coming from our local, state and national organizations needed to fight the pandemic is at odds with the logistics of conducting a swim meet. At our swim meets, swimmers are crowded together in the ready area and behind the blocks, timers are shoulder to shoulder with each other looking over the edge of the pool, officials, runners and scorers are handing many pieces of paper back and forth. There is really no way to implement a workable social distancing concept in this environment. We considered other issues too – what would happen if someone associated with the team came down with the virus? Would we all need to quarantine? Would we need to end the season at that point?

Also, in accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, individuals shall avoid public pools. At this time the Seabrook pool is following these guidelines and is closed until further notice.

Note that USA Swimming has cancelled all their swim meets though the summer.

The CCSL is currently evaluating what they will do and if there can be any type of modified season. They have asked each team for their input. We came to our conclusion and wanted to let you know right away. This was a difficult decision, but we think the decision we made is right for our team.

We hope your family stays safe and healthy!
Hope to see ya’ll all next summer- Feel the Sting!

Thanks,
Seabrook Board of Directors

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