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Weather Action Plan

Weather Action PlanScroll down to read the team's weather and emergency action plans for winter, spring, and summer.

Winter Weather

The staff will post a final decision to go ahead or to cancel a practice 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start of each practice.  All updates will be posted on the front page of our website so please make a final check before leaving the house.  As always the Chicago weather can be unpredictable and some of storms can turn manageable roads into dangerous road conditions in less than an hour.  The staff and facilities try to take into account not only the drive to practice but also attempt to anticipate our families drive home after a scheduled practice. 

Please check the team website before you leave for practice this afternoon so that you can receive up to the minute updates concerning practice facility closings or practice cancellations.  As always please use your best judgment when making a decision about attending practice when a winter storm warning is issued.

The Wheaton Swim Club considers the following before canceling a team practice.

1.  College/Facility closing or likelihood that it will close during a scheduled practice.
2.  The level of risk on the roadways.
3.  The ability of staff to make it to our facilities.
4.  Drive times from our service communities including the drive home after practice.
5.  The staff uses the same media outlets that you do when following the weather and trying to predict the weather (radio, tv and internet). 

Spring Weather

Spring weather can change quickly  All updates will be posted on the front page of our website as soon as they are knows so please make a final check before leaving the house.  The staff and facilities try to take into account not only the drive to practice but also attempt to anticipate our families drive home after a scheduled practice. 

Each facility we use has a severe weather action plan, including tornado and fire plans. We will adhere strictly to these plans. Evacuation routes and storm safety locations are posted on the pool deck.

Please check the team website before you leave for practice this afternoon so that you can receive up to the minute updates concerning practice facility closings or practice cancellations.  As always please use your best judgment when making a decision about attending practice when a winter storm warning is issued.

The Wheaton Swim Club considers the following before canceling a team practice.

1.  College/Facility closing or likelihood that it will close during a scheduled practice.
2.  The level of risk on the roadways.
3.  The ability of staff to make it to our facilities.
4.  Drive times from our service communities including the drive home after practice.
5.  The staff uses the same media outlets that you do when following the weather and trying to predict the weather (radio, tv and internet). 

Summer Weather

Summer storms can pop up quickly in Chicago. However, we do NOT necessarily need to cancel indoor  practices during a thunderstorm. SPECIAL NOTE TO NATIONAL TEAM. If conditions are safe, plan on practice occurring, even if it is raining / storming prior to an outdoor practice. Storms come quickly, and pass quickly, plus we have dryland options. So never assume a practice is cancelled unless we post it on our website. As always, if conditions are not safe to drive, use your best judgments on weather to attend.

All updates will be posted on the front page of our website as soon as they are knows so please make a final check before leaving the house.  We also have texting ability. The staff and facilities try to take into account not only the drive to practice but also attempt to anticipate our families drive home after a scheduled practice. 

Each facility we use has a severe weather action plan, including tornado and fire plans. We will adhere strictly to these plans. Evacuation routes and storm safety locations are posted on the pool deck.

Please check the team website before you leave for practice this afternoon so that you can receive up to the minute updates concerning practice facility closings or practice cancellations.  As always please use your best judgment when making a decision about attending practice when a winter storm warning is issued.

The Wheaton Swim Club considers the following before canceling a team practice.

1.  College/Facility closing or likelihood that it will close during a scheduled practice.
2.  The level of risk on the roadways.
3.  The ability of staff to make it to our facilities.
4.  Drive times from our service communities including the drive home after practice.
5.  The staff uses the same media outlets that you do when following the weather and trying to predict the weather (radio, tv and internet). 

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