When do children practice, and can I choose my child's practice times?

The practice times for each age group can be found under the Practice Info tab. Practice times are set by the coaching staff and swimmers are required to practice during the time set for them. 


Does a swimmer need to attend every practice?

No swimmer can progress without regular practice, so we strongly encourage swimmers to attend practice every day.  However, daily practice is not “required.”  We understand that there are other activities families need to attend to in the summer. The general expectation, however, is that if you are in town, available, and not ill, your swimmer should be at practice.


Will practices be canceled for bad weather?

Practices are rarely canceled.  Practices will only be canceled for lightning, thunder, or heavy rain. Practices will not be canceled due to light rain or cold temperatures. However, if the temperature is less than 65 degrees, specific age groups (typically the younger swimmers) may choose to have a dry practice.  Typically, we will do team bonding type activities. If the temperature is around 65 degrees, have your swimmers prepared for both wet and dry practices.


How many meets are there, and do we need to attend every meet?

The CCCC Cyclones are generally scheduled to compete in 9-12 regular-season meets. Meets are held on Tuesday/Thursday nights and on Saturday mornings.


In addition, there are typically four invitationals:

  • Saybrook Boys’ Invite (7&Older only, Boys only)

  • Huntington Estates Girls Invitational (7&Older only, Girls only)

  • JoJo Invite (Innaugural invite 2021; 8&U and 9-10 age groups only, both Girls and Boys)

  • High School Invitational (Graduated, current, or incoming high school students, both Girls and Boys)


Championship Meets

The Naperville Swim Conference (NSC) hosts two championship meets, NSC Classic and NSC City. Any swimmer who has completed three swim meets is eligible to participate in a championship meet. To participate in the NSC City meet, Cyclones swimmers must achieve at least TWO qualifying times in two different events during the swim season.

  • A swimmer must compete in three dual meets in the season to be eligible to swim.
  • Meets will be scored to determine a meet champion.
  • Events offered are the same as dual meet events.
  • Swimmers may only compete in a maximum of four events (i.e., maximum three individual events, no relays; one relay plus three individual events; or two relays plus two individual events).


  • Swimmers who do not achieve qualifying times for the NSC City Meet will be entered into the NSC Classic Meet.
  • ​All 6&Unders will swim at Classic, regardless of qualifying times.
  • Typically, there are three or four NSC Classic Meets. Teams are divided among those meets.
  • The meet is scored to determine the NSC Classic Meet Champions.


  • Qualifying meet: swimmers must swim at, or faster than, the City Qualifying times to be eligible for this meet.
  • All 13-14 swimmers will swim at the NSC City meet, regardless of qualifying times.
  • All 22 teams from the NSC will be entered into this meet
  • NSC City Meet is hosted in 3 sessions:
    • 15-18 swimmers compete on Friday night.
    • 8&U and 9-10 swimmers compete on Saturday morning.
    • 11-12 and 13-14 swimmers compete on Saturday afternoon.
  • The NSC City Meet is scored to determine the NSC City Champion.

How do I sign my swimmer up for a meet?

Sign into the CC Cyclones website click on the Swim Meet & Event Sign-Up tab on the homepage. For each meet, submit your commitment, whether you plan to attend or not.  When entering your commitment, please click the “Edit Commitment” to commit or decline your swimmer(s).


Parents must COMMIT or DECLINE one week prior to the meet.  To help with planning, we would appreciate 100% response from all families regarding each meet.  If there is ever a change to your swimmer(s) schedule after you have entered your commitment, please email [email protected].

How do I know what events my swimmer will be in?

One to two days prior to the meet, events will be posted on clipboards at the pool during practices.  Please ask that your swimmer to check these.  We would like to swimmers to take ownership of the events that they will be competing in.  Additionally, parents can view entries and manage their swimmer's performance on the mobile app OnDeck.  See “Swimming Tech!” page under General Info.


Swimmers are limited to three individual events and two relays in a regular-season meet, so they won't swim every event every meet. But throughout the season, every effort will be made to see that each swimmer has chances to swim each event provided they are unable to swim the stroke in the proper, legal way.


PLEASE NOTE:  Events can be changed at the last minute (particularly relays) if the coaches learn at the last minute that a swimmer will not be attending the meet.  Be sure to double-check your events when you arrive at the meet.


If you have additional questions, please email [email protected].