SMyrna sharks - visiting team information & Covid protocols
Tolleson Park Pool 3530 King Springs Road Smyrna GA 30080 Phone: 770-431-2844 (This is the city number, not the Sharks)
Parking - We have a large parking lot surrounding the pool located off of King Springs Road (see address above and map below), and parking in this lot will be restricted as follows:
We will provide reserved parking for coordinators, coaches, officials and CSSL officials, as needed. Please let our home coordinator know how many coordinator and coach spots you need so that we can plan accordingly.
The remaining spots in the main lot will be available only for home and visiting volunteers that will be working the meet and any handicap people. We request that the visiting coordinator please send us a list of your volunteers in alphabetical order as we will have our parking volunteers checking names for admittance to the main lot.
The second map detailed below shows the spots that we are blocking off for spectators and/or 11 and up bullpens. Please ask your people not to park in these spots.
All others will be allowed to drop their swimmers and/or tents, chairs, etc, at the drop off circle just inside the entrance to the main lot, and parking is available in a large overflow parking lot available on the other side of Tolleson Park, off of McCauley Road (one block west of King Springs Road). We will have parking volunteers directing traffic to the other side of the park. See the map below for further details on parking.
In addition to the overflow parking in Tolleson Park off of McCauley Drive, we have verified with Smyrna PD that street parking is legal along both Oakdale Drive and Starline Drive should parking in Tolleson Park be full. Parking along these streets should be limited to one side of the road, on the right side heading east (right to left below). Please do not block any driveways or fire hydrants.
No parking on the curb is allowed along King Springs Road and no parking is allowed along yellow or red painted curbs inside the park. Park rangers will ticket/tow cars parked illegally.
Pertinent Information for Visiting Teams
8 lane pool with racing-striped bottom and targeted ends
Diving well with a 1m and a 3m diving board; however, no swimmers are allowed in the diving well during a meet.
We use a SwimStart starting system, complete with electronic "beep,” microphone, and flash strobe.
We also have an electronic event board that will be displayed at a height of 12' which allows for easy viewing from all areas of the pool deck.
Our announcer will use the pool's public address system. In the event of any emergencies that may require an announcement (missing child, etc), please notify the Sharks Coordinator, and we will assist you in getting the announcement made!
Regular Season: All swimming events start from the ‘deep’ end of swimming pool. Standing dives, sit-dives and in-the-water-starts permitted from pool gutter at this end. Sit-dives or in-the-water-starts (no dives) are required at the shallow end of pool for 2nd and 4th legs of 100 yard relays.
GRPA District & State Meets: All swimming events start from the deep end of the swimming pool. Racing dives are permitted from Paragon starting blocks (29" above water surface). Standing dives, sit-dives or in-the-water-starts are also permitted from the pool gutter located at deep end of pool. Sit-dives or in-the-water-starts are required in the shallow end of the pool for 2nd and 4th legs of 100 yard relays (no diving allowed).
Facilities & Concessions
Large, concrete pool deck that allows both teams to station their swimmers on the deck and provides excellent viewing opportunities for parents & spectators. Be sure and bring your own folding chairs. Visitors set up on the left side of the pool closest to concession area.
2021 Note - We will be required to limit capacity on the deck to 180, so only 10 and under bullpens will be set up on deck with the older kids setting up on the grassy area just outside the fence. Spectators will be rotated in by event to watch your swimmers, then you will immediately exit to allow the next group in. See COVID Protocols section below for further details.
Life guards are on duty when swimmers are in the pool.
Full concession stand, generally with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes, pizza and a wide variety of other food, drinks, and snacks. We accept cash or credit for payment.
With 8 lanes, each team will need to provide 8 timers for each half of the meet (4 for each end of the pool). Please let our home coordinator know if you do not have enough volunteers for this.
Home Scoring Lanes: 2 & 4 (Lane 2 for relays). Visiting Scoring Lanes: 1 & 3 (Lane 3 for relays).
We provide 3 reserved parking spaces for the visiting team and 1 for the meet official. If you require additional spots, please notify the Sharks coordinator and we will make arrangements.
Bottled water will be brought to volunteers several times throughout the meet.
Electrical power is provided at the scoring/results table. Both of our competitive teams have 150+ swimmers on their rosters and we expect to have at or near 120 swimmers (the maximum allowed) at each meet.
We can provide your team with the 7th and 8th place ribbons you might need. Please ask if we forget to offer them.
We use Hy-Tek's most recent versions of Team Manager and Meet Manager. We do our line-up and manually seed it (as opposed to auto-seed) in Team Manager. We hope to have our line-up completed two days before meet days to be able to compare with the other team and consolidate heats.
We use half-page size lane sheets, with all swimmers in all heats of an event listed on each lane sheet.
Masks are optional for swimmers, volunteers and spectators.
The city has asked us to limit deck capacity to 180. As a result, there will be no spectators allowed to set up on deck. We will have a designated spectator viewing area, and we will rotate spectators in by heat. This viewing area is at the southeast corner of the deck, and spectators will enter and exit through that main gate. Please respect the instructions of our volunteers in regards to when to enter and when to exit the viewing area as delays will cause others to miss their swimmers' races. Furthermore, we ask that you limit the number of people you bring to only immediate family members as too large a crowd outside of the pool deck will create potential safety issues in the parking lot.
Bullpens - Due to capacity limitations on deck, we will have 10 and under bullpens (home and visitors) on deck, and all 11 and up bullpens will be on the grassy area just outside the fence
Older swimmers will enter for their races through the gate at the northeast corner of the pool deck, opposite the main gate/spectator entrance (see below).
All 8 lanes will be available for relays
See below for visual representation of bullpens, swimmer entrance/exit and spectator entrance/exit and viewing area