Thursday, October 29, 2020

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

CMA has contacted the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex (BBMAC; 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 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.