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Communication/FAQs

Website: This website will always have the most up to date information and should be recognized as the primary source for all things Highcroft Hurricanes related. Heat sheets, meet results and volunteer sign ups can be found here.

Swimtopia has a free mobile swim team app (available on the App Store and Google Play Store) puts all your family’s SwimTopia information in your pocket.

e-Mail Communication: The swim team email address is: 

[email protected]

Rainedout: Weather delays/cancellations will be communicated through mobile alerts via RainedOut. Subscribe on www.rainedout.com and select Highcroft Hurricanes (Cary, NC) or text highcroft to 84483.

Swimmer Folders: We use a file box system to distribute ribbons and other materials as needed. There are two plastic boxes marked and sorted by the swimmer's last name and are available on Wednesday and Thursday practices. Please check your child's folder after each meet.

FAQs

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

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

Q: Do you have Team By-Laws?

A: They are found here.

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: 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: Who can race on the Hurricanes?

A: Any child 18 years old or younger by June 1, 2018 and is a resident of Highcroft is eligible.

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 [email protected].

Q: Do you offer swim lessons?

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

There are numerous spring clinics offered by local swim organizations:

Streamline Swim School (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
Year round swim team

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

A: This website is the best place to stay up-to-date.

Q: Is there a Parent Handbook?

A: No. All information you need should be posted on this website. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact one of our Board Members. You are also encouraged to attend our pre-season Parent Meeting at our Kickoff Party for additional information.

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