Sandpipers Swim Team
Crystal Springs Family Waterpark sponsors and hosts the Sandpiper Swim Team. The team practices and competes at Crystal Springs and other swim clubs in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties from mid-June through the beginning of August.
Swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18 years old are welcome. Registrants must meet the age requirement as of June 30, 2020.
The team will be limited to 100 swimmers comprised of five age groups. Mandatory team tryouts are held in early June. All prospective team members are required to have a Crystal Springs Season Pass and must be registered for Sandpipers prior to tryouts.
2020 Sandpipers Season Information
Please note: This is a competitive swim team.
- Deadline: May 13th
- Fee: $90
- Limit: 100 participants
Please make checks payable to Township of East Brunswick. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline! Swimmer must be a Crystal Springs Season Pass Holder and registered for Sandpipers in order to try out for the team, no exceptions!
All swimmers age 8 years and under must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) continuously and unassisted. It is recommended that "8 and unders" have a familiarity with the four competitive strokes; free, back, breast, and butterfly.
Swimmers 9 years and older must be able to swim two lengths of the pool unassisted and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the four competitive strokes.
United States Swimming rules and regulations are used for the summer swim season.
Age Requirements & Adult Supervision
In order to enter Crystal Springs individuals must be at least 13 years old. During Sandpiper practices and meets swimmers are under the supervision of the Sandpiper Coaches.
If an individual Sandpiper wishes to enter Crystal Springs, who is under 13 years old, they must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must either have a Crystal Springs Season Pass or pay the daily rate.
The competitive swim season is only five weeks long. All swimmers are expected to participate in all ten meets and must practice at least three times a week to participate in the next meet.
Practices will be held daily. Meets are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. All swim meets are administered by the Sandpiper Parent's Association.
Suits & Caps
Team suits and caps are available in early June at an additional cost.
Parent Cooperation & Involvement
The team cannot be run effectively without the cooperation of all of the parents. Over the course of the season, all parents will be required to assist at dual meets and are encouraged to take an active role in fundraising projects.
Parents should encourage their swimmers to attend appropriate practices and meets and offer support and encouragement throughout the season.
Parents are required to attend a pre-season meeting to sign up to work a minimum of four meets during the season. Job assignments include meet officials, timers, and/or recorders.
The best way to find out more information about our team is to check the Sandpipers website. During the season the website is constantly updated with important announcements, meet entry deadlines, volunteer sign-up, and schedule changes so it is important to check it often. You can also email the President of our Parents Association at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.