GCSL: Summer Swim League Update
Dear GCSL Families
We are writing with some challenging news. No one could have foreseen the disruptions we are experiencing due to COVID-19. The spread of this virus has resulted in significant changes in our daily lives. Despite our best efforts to adjust and try to push back the start to the swim season, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot safely proceed with the 2020 GCSL Summer Swim Season.
Over the last nine weeks, the Board of Directors has conducted numerous meetings and phone conferences to identify all options possible in order to proceed with the season. Based on commentary from the Federal, State, Local Government and the CDC’s new requirements to open aquatic facilities, there is no way to adequately have our all-volunteer team council maintain social distance, disinfect and keep everyone safe around the pool with the number of participants and spectators at each swim meet and practice session.
There are over 6,000 swimmers that participate within the GCSL and we understand that there will be great disappointment. We too are disappointed. However, part of our objectives for a successful swim season includes keeping our swimmers, their families, and the spectators safe.
We understand that there will be many questions due to the cancellation of the GCSL Swim Season. Here are some key details currently:
- Swimmer Fees ($15) collected via GCSL will be fully refunded – funds will be sent to your team by JUNE 1 for distribution to family members.
- Each Team will communicate their own reimbursement processes to their families
- There will be no sponsored GCSL events this year; including group gatherings, practices, or swim meets.
The GCSL Board of Directors is already looking ahead and planning for the 2021 season. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and wish you and your families a safe and healthy summer.
Gwinnett County Swim League Board of Directors