Thursday, October 29, 2020

UPDATE: Potential practice options/times; Please respond with your feedback

CMA has contacted the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex (BBMAC; www.bbmac.org) at the Coronado High School for potential practice times.  The BBMAC aquatics director has graciously offered options at 6am, 8am, and 12pm to CMA on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Based on feedback from current CMA members, 6am has been identified as the preferred time slot although CMA is continuing to solicit input from non-members around San Diego who may have interest in joining the team for these practices.  With sufficient interest (16 swimmer minimum), additional times (8am, 12pm) may become financially viable for the club.  The club has determined that a 3-month commitment ($60/month or $180 total) is necessary to ensure CMA has the resources to reserve the pool time.  CMA has been assured that members will not be charged if the pools are unexpectedly shut down; for example, if the facility is required to close for 48-72 hours because of a COVID positive test among the staff.  If you are interested in these practices or have questions, please contact the CMA president, Pete, at pete.toennies@gmail.com or 619-985-8937.  Please pass along this information to other interested swimmers.  Thank You!

Monday, October 12, 2020

October Update

In September, CMA communicated with the aquatics staff at the Coronado Aquatics Center and received the following update:

  • The youth swim team has blocked out the pool from 3:30 to 6:30 pm every day due to the fact that only 30 can swim at a time (3/lane) so the team has to spread out the workouts
  • The pool is having staffing problems that limit the hours/day they can open so they are limiting swimming to lap swimming (short course) and the youth swim team. The facility took a $1M budget hit that reduces their ability to hire staff
  • There is no time available for any other activities (instruction, CMA etc) given the limited hours they are open
  •  If the facility ever has more hours available (i.e. more staff/budget) CMA would have to rent the entire pool (like the youth swim team), meaning that CMA would have to have about 30 swimmers each night or the cost would likely be prohibitive.


We will provide updates to this webpage when CMA can resume regular practices, but there is currently no time table to a return while the facility has limited hours.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Regular Practice Schedule / COVID-19 update

Coronado Masters plans to maintain its regular practice schedule as long as the Coronado Aquatics Center remains open with its normal schedule.

Below is a link to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website discussing pools and COVID-19 transmission:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

Information about the Coronado Aquatics Center can be found at this link:

https://www.coronado.ca.us/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1621553

We will post updates to the www.swimcma.org website if the schedule changes.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Holiday Schedule

The City of Coronado has notified us that the aquatic center will be closing for Christmas and New Year's days (Wednesday, December 25th, and Wednesday, January 1st), so no workouts on those two days.  However, there are other opportunities to get wet:

** 30th annual Christmas Eve day swim and picnic (Tuesday, 24 December) will be held at North Beach at 12:00 NOON (the beach at the North end of the Ocean right before the back gate to NAS North Island):

- There will be Hot cider, Buffalo Broth, Hot veggie and carnivore chili's, and a bonfire to thaw out. Bring a snack to share.

- There will be city lifeguards on duty for anyone wishing to take a dip in the ocean. Swim caps and a shorty wetsuit top are highly recommended.

** The La Jolla Cove Swim Club Annual Polar Bear Swim on New Year's day (1 January) at La Jolla SHORES beginning around 1000:

Celebrate the New Year with a Splash! Non-Competitive, Social Event.  Bring a snack to share.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Coronado Masters (CMA) Annual Holiday Gala Reminder, Saturday, 14 December

Reminder: Holiday Gala is next Saturday (December 14th).

PLEASE RSVP (with number of guests) SO WE CAN BUY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES.
  
CMA will be providing the main dish (hot chili with fixin's), and hosting the bar:
- People with last names beginning with A-M bring an hors d'oeuvres for 10 people to share.
- People with last names beginning with N-Z bring a dessert for 10 people to share.

There will be a $10/person ($5/child under 12) charge to help cover expenses.  There may, or may not, be a swimming song performed by the Fleetwood Mac a cappella cover group: The Driftwoods.

Contact Pete for more details and to be added to the CMA email list.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Coronado Masters (CMA): Traffic alert on Friday, 6 December

Orange Avenue will be closed to traffic this coming Friday (6 Dec) from 5-9 pm for the annual Coronado Christmas parade and Merchant Open House.

We recommend using one of these two alternate routes to the pool to avoid getting stuck in town:

Option 1. (Recommended):

- Go West on Third Avenue (the street coming into town from
the bridge) and go all the way to Alameda Blvd (just before entering
the base at North Island).

- Take a left on Alameda and follow it until it intersects Ocean Blvd.

- Take a left on Ocean Blvd and follow it until it intersects
Orange Ave at the Hotel Del.

- Turn right and follow it to the pool as usual.


Option 2:

- Take Pamona Blvd going south until it intersects Glorietta
Blvd and take a right.

- Follow Glorietta Blvd until it intersects the Silver Strand
Hwy and take a left and follow it to the pool as usual.

- (Note: if you are coming over the bridge, you will have to
take your first left, then turn left again onto 4th St (going back
towards the bridge) and get over 3 lanes to the right to get to
Pamona Blvd. This may be very difficult to do if there is a lot of
traffic on 4th St.)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Coronado Masters (CMA): Coronado Aquatic Center reopening

The Coronado Aquatic Center pool will reopen and return to its normal schedule this week (Monday, 2 December).  CMA swimming will be back to the regular practice schedule!