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FAQs

Q: Is there a Parent Handbook?

A: Our Parent’s Handbook answers most of the questions asked. The parent’s handbook will be made available as soon as it is updated for the 2013 season.

You are also encouraged to attend our pre-season Parent Meeting on Sunday, May 19th at the Pool, time TBD.

Q: Where is the best place to get up to the minute news about the Hurricanes?

A: The Highcroft Hurricanes website is the best place to stay up-to-date. You can also find us on Facebook!

You may also opt-in to our Swim Team email distribution list for breaking news. Make sure you sign-up to receive our email communications. This is a subscriber-based email list only.




You can opt-out of the email list at anytime. Just hit unsubscribe at the footer of email.

REAL-TIME TEXT UPDATES

This year we’ll be using rainedout.com mobile text alerts to send real-time updates on pool closings, location updates and postponements/cancellations of swim meets due to weather.

Subscribe on www.rainedout.com and select Highcroft Hurricanes (Cary, NC) or text highcroft to 84483

Please note, your phone plans text messaging rates will apply.

Q: So you still practice if it is raining?

A: Yes. We only stop if it thunders. If it thunders we wait 20 minutes and then resume practicing.

We will be using rainedout.com mobile text alerts to send real-time updates on pool closings, location updates and postponements/cancellations of swim meets due to weather.

Subscribe on www.rainedout.com and select Highcroft Hurricanes (Cary, NC) or text highcroft to 84483

Please note, your phone plans text messaging rates will apply.

Q: Do you have a swim test?

A: We have a minimum swim requirement to ensure the safety of all of our swimmers. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (the full length of the pool) unassisted to participate on the swim team.

If you have registered a child and he/she does not pass the safety screening and is unable to participate on the team, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees.

Q: Do you offer swim lessons?

A: We do not. However, all of our coaches offer private swim lessons. You can talk to them at the pool or get their email infomation on our Contact Page.

There are numerous spring clinics offered by local swim organizations:

Streamline Swim School at TAC (Kristen Georges):
Streamline also offers private lessons and track-out clinics, camps, and lessons

Cary YMCA
The Y offers the following swim programs:

  • Swim lessons, private & group (weekdays)
  • Junior Competitor (weekdays) –
  • YOTA Stroke School Year round swim team

RSA
RSA in May spring swim clinics at TAC
Year round swim team

MOR (Marlins of Raleigh)
MOR in May spring swim clinics – Raleigh
Year round swim team

New Wave Swim Team at TAC
New Wave offers seasonal participation
Beginning, Competitive and Year Round Swim Team

Q: How do I let the coaches know whether I will be attending a meet or not

A: Prior to a meet you will receive an email.  This email will direct you to a website, and you will indicate whether or not your swimmer(s) will be attending the meet.  If you discover on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday that you can not go, email the coach. If you discover on the day of the meet (Tuesday) that you can not go, notify the Coach and the Chair at chair@highcrofthurricanes.com.

Q: Who can race on the Hurricanes?

A: Any child 18 years old or younger by June 1, 2013 and is a resident of Highcroft is eligible.

Q: How are the swimmers separated?

A: Boys race against boys, girls race against girls. The age groups are:
6 and under, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15-18.

Q: Is it too late to register?

A: No, it is not too late. Swimmers can be registered at anytime during the season.

Please visit the Registration Page for more information.

Q: Do you have Team By-Laws?

A: They are found here.

Q: Where do I find my child’s Swim Number?

Prior to the first meet, we will publish a roster with each swimmer and their number.