FIRST COLONY GATORS
The Gators swim team follows the American Red Cross guidelines for thunderstorms. There will be a 20 minute waiting period after the first sighting of lightning or sound of thunder before swimmers can re-enter the pool area. Any subsequent lightning or thunder will require a 30 minute waiting period.
On stormy days, if there is still lightning or thunder in the area at the end of the 7-8s practice time, all remaining practices may be cancelled. Please note that these guidelines apply only to the practices. The postponement or cancellation of a swim meet will be at the discretion of the meet directors.
If there is inclement weather in the area prior to practice time, we will wait until about 4pm to announce any changes or cancellations since the weather can change or move through quickly. Please do not email us at 3pm to inquire about meet or practice status as we will likely not know the status until 4pm.
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Inclement Weather Policy