Rollingwood Seals Swim Team
The Seals swim in Division 3 of the Central Maryland Swim League (CMSL). The program provides a fun and competitive atmosphere for swimmers of all ability and runs from the beginning of June through the end of July with daily practices on Monday through Friday and five dual meets scheduled on Saturdays throughout the season. Swim Team registration is open to kids of all ages as long as they are active members. The main qualification for our younger swimmers is that they are able to swim one lap of the pool (25 meters) unassisted.
2021 Season/Covid Impacts
The CMSL has modified the 2021 season due to the impact of the Covid pandemic. The season will be shortened with teams swimming three meets, all at their own pool. Meets will be scored as paper meets by the meet hosts and in order to contest all teams some meets will be swum as triple dual vs. traditional dual meets. Since all teams will swim meets at their own pools, the pairing/scoring does not impact the swimmers, parents, or volunteers. Additionally, other restrictions/protocols will be put in effect for meets and practices to maintain adherence to federal, state, local, US Swimming, CMSL, and Rollingwood policies and guidelines. Primarily these changes will be focused on social distancing (in the water, on deck, and adherence to pool capacity limits), mask wearing on deck, and restrictions on sharing any equipment. Due to restrictions, the CMSL has decided not to make the Straehle Invitational or Divisional meets part of the 2021 season. More information will be provided as the season approaches and protocols are subject to change as guidance changes. It will be a different year than what we are all used to but the CMSL, Rollingwood Coaches, and Team Rep (Bill Protzman) have a primary focus of getting our swimmers back in the water with as much fun and friendship as we can facilitate.
2020 Seniors may swim in the 2021 Season
The CMSL is allowing 2020 seniors to swim in the 2021 season with the caveat that those swimmers are not eligible as CMSL record breakers.
The Seals Handbook provides an overview of summer swimming at Rollingwood and the CMSL. The handbook provides an overview of various swim meets, volunteer jobs, meet order of events, and how swim meets are conducted.
** Note ** for the 2021 season, some of these procedures may be modified due to COVID. Please follow team rep and coach instructions.
Only active members can participate on the Rollingwood swim team.
** Note ** for the 2021 season, all swimmers must be able to swim one lap of the pool unassisted to participate in practices and meets.
2021 Season Registration Deadlines & Fees
2021 registration will be conducted online only and will run from May 1 to May 31, 2021. Registraton is accessible through the member splash membership management system. After logging into your member account, click on "Make a Payment" at the top of the member account. Select the "Swim Team Registration" product and use the link to fill out the registration form. As part of the registration process, members will be required to sign up for a designated practice session (morning/evening) during the regular season (all preseason practices are in the evenings). Following registration, the coaches will assign swimmers to practice slots within their session. Once assigned, swimmers are only to report for practice at their assigned session/time (no cross over or attending multiple practices).
Once the form has been completed, select the number of paid swimmers you are registering (1 to 3) and follow the payment instructions. Payment can be made by check or credit card (subject to a processing fee). If paying by check, please make payment to "Rollingwood Pool, Inc." and send to Bill Protzman, 7109 Altford Court, Elkridge, MD 21075. You must submit both the form and make your payment to be registered. Swimmers may not swim in practices until their registration has been submitted.
The cost for the 2021 season is $80 per swimmer for the first three swimmers in a family. The fee is waived for any additional swimmers.
Contact Bill Protzman with any questions.
The 2020/2021 team suit is Coded Riff from Speedo (style and prices listed below). Suits are available from Cy's Swim Shop (719 Frederick Road in Catonsville, 410-747-8760) and are available now. If you need to purchase additional swim gear, please stop by Cy's and tell them you are a Rollingwood Swim Team member and receive a 10% discount.
Due to COVID restrictions, all swimmers must provide their own equipment for practices. All swimmers should bring a kickboard to practice and swimmers over 9 should bring a pull buoy. Equipment cannot be shared among swimmers. Equipment can be purchased from Cy's Swim Shop in Catonsville.
Other Team Apparel/Items
There will be no Seals apparel sales for 2021. Latex swim caps are provided to each swimmer at the beginning of the season, if desired. Silicone swim caps are available for purchase for $10 from the Team Rep.
Rollingwood provides both morning and evening swim practices during the regular season. Please note that regular season evening practices are intended for those families that cannot attend the morning sessions. As noted above, swimmers will select morning or evening sessions during registration and coaches will assign the specific practice times following the close of registration. Practice session/time assignments will be emailed and posted to the website following registration close and prior to the first practice.
PreSeason Practice Schedule (June 7th through June 22nd)
Preseason practice session are held Mon, Tues, and Thurs. Swimmers will be assigned to a practice timeslot between 6pm and 8pm. It is anticipated that practices will run approximately 30 minutes in the preseason.
Regular Season Practice Schedule (June 23rd through July 16th)
Regularly scheduled practices commence when the pool opens for the regular season and run through the end of the CMSL season.
Daily practices will be held daily Monday through Friday as follows:
Swimmers will be assigned to a practice timeslot between 8am and 11am. It is anticipated that practices will run approximately 45 minutes for the 8&U through 11-12 age groups and 60 minutes for swimmers 13+.
Evening practices will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, utilizing the entire pool. Practice times are as follows:
Swimmers will be assigned to a practice timeslot between 7pm and 8pm. Allocation of practice times to age groups will be determined once registration closes and the number of swimmers by age group can be assessed.
The planned 2021 CMSL meet schedule is listed below. Note that all meets will be swum at Rollingwood with only Rollingwood swimmers. Meets showing two opponents will be swum as triple dual meets with Rollingwood swimming each team in a dual meet format. Details relating to meet protocols, sessions (if needed), spectators, etc will be determined following completion of registration. Note that schedules are still being finalized within the CMSL. Schedules (dates and times) are subject to change based on availability of CMSL officials.
Suit (Size) / Price (pre-tax)
Female (22-40) / $52.80
Male Jammer (22-38) / $39.20
Crofton Aquatics, West Howard
Waverly Woods, Maple Lawn