On Friday, March 13, 2020 our winter season end. This was not how we all wanted it to end however, sometimes we just have to take the cards we are dealt. Many swimmers throughout the world were asking what do we do now? The swimmers were not the only ones asking this question, parents, boards, coaches and swimming fans alike were asking these same questions.
On April 28th, 2020 the Jaws board had to make the difficult decision to not have a traditional summer season for Jaws. The board felt that because North Dakota Swimming will not be hosting a Long Course championship, USA Swimming would not be allowing swim meets for foreseeable future and we would not know when we would be able to use the pool again that we would not drag out the inevitable and just say no to the season.
Trying to keep our athletes interested in swimming and staying in shape is what we will try to tackle this summer season. The board felt that because we cannot have an actual season anything that we do as a team would be free to all athletes. Until the CDC allows for gatherings larger than 10 we will doing Zoom meetings with at home workouts. If we are allowed to gather again we will still be taking precautions and limiting the number of athletes in one setting.
Until that time comes we hope everyone stays positive in these difficult times and we look forward to seeing everyone in person when this is all over.