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Bad Weather Policy

Your Swimmer's safety is our primary concern. 

Emails and Remind messages will be broadcast to the team as soon as possible if practices or meets are canceled or delayed. Rain alone does not cancel practices or meets. Your swimmer is already wet. Thunder and lightning are the most common reasons for cancellations . We must follow each pool's safety protocols. 

The City of Cedar Park has a 30 minute rule...city lifeguards will clear the pool if they see lightning or hear thunder. We are allowed to resume swimming 30 minutes after the most recent thunder or lightning occurrence. Many summer storms are short-lived and unpredictable. Depending on the forecasted storm tracking and time of day, the Head Coach and a ranking Board Member at the pool will decide on full or partial cancellation of practice.


Lightning Safety at Buttercup and Milburn Pool

If the pool closes due to thunder or lightning, all swimmers must exit the pool and seek shelter. The pool will be closed until 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning occurrence.

Shelter is a vehicle (other than soft top convertible). The breezeway, restrooms, and pavilions are NOT considered shelter. Again, although you may feel safe from the rain, the breezeway, restrooms, and pavilions are NOT considered shelter from lightning!! If you choose to stay at the pool during the storm, the lifeguards may ask you to leave these areas.

Parents: If you normally drop off your swimmer/s for practice, it is advised that you stay at the pool when thunderstorms are expected.

Please follow the lifeguard's instructions in the event of a thunderstorm!!


Updated 2024

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