COVID and the Season Ahead
08/10/20 -- Due to COVID restrictions we will not be able to hold swim team auditions for an undetermined amount of time. Freshmen that are currently enrolled in swim class will be placed into PE to start the school year. Counselors will place as many as possible in 1st period PE classes to mirror the schedule change once tryouts have taken place. This is to allow the students to receive PE credit until the swim team roster can be determined at a later date. Any students who do not make the team will remain in PE all year.
It is possible our season will be delayed to late fall. Currently UIL swim championships are scheduled to be competed in January and February.
We suggest all grades seek out any other pool you can access during this time (club teams, gym memberships, etc) to keep or recapture your endurance and swim conditioning. Although sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be in swim class it does not guarantee a place on the team.
07/15/20 -- Based on the Austin Public Heath order issued yesterday, we understand that no sports will take place until in-school classes are offered which will not be until after Sept 7. We are awaiting instructions and clarifications for how this impacts swim team tryouts and swim as a course selection and will let you know as soon as we have received any information.
07/09/20 -- Thank you all for your interest in the Bowie Swim and Dive Team for 2020 and 2021. As you all are aware, we are in a time of uncertainty and many schedules have yet to be set. AISD is actively working on what to do for the academic year before they will be ready to give guidance on athletics, especially our winter sport. We wanted to provide an update on information we know as of now. We know the uncertainty can be frustrating but we just don't have answers to a lot of the outstanding questions at this point. Please be patient with us as we navigate this together.
1. We are continuing to tentatively schedule tryouts for August 11 and 12 at the Circle C pool. Date and location are subject to change and we will update you as soon as we know anything different.
2. UT has cancelled all aquatic events for fall, meaning the AISD Invitation has been cancelled. No guidance has been provided for events past fall.
3. Although we currently plan to hold practices at the Circle C pool as we have in the past, we are also evaluating back up options.
4. We are talking with other teams and facilities in the area to see if there would be potentials for dual meets during the season in the event larger meets are cancelled. None of us know what state and federal guidelines will be in place when the season starts so event planning is general in nature at this time.
The best way to stay up to date with team information is through here on site. Thank you all for your support. We look forward to getting into the water and a great 2020-2021 season.
-- Coach Bobo & Coach Dubois
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