(Invite your swimmer(s) to read this page with you)
Swimmer participation is important to develop team unity. Swimmers are expected to attend practices regularly. Swimmers are also expected to participate in all meets for which they are scheduled, including Time Trials and at least five (5) dual meets. Parents should be prepared to work in all meets their child is swimming, including Time Trials, Invitationals, Championships, and County.
Swimmer Duties and Responsibilities
- Able to be in the water without assistance at all times
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship and team spirit
- Help maintain a healthy and safe environment and report any injury or ailment
- Know the signs of a concussion, see Health and Safety
- Attend practice regularly
- Be on time for practice and meets in time for warm-up
- Check-in upon arriving at meets
- Be respectful of the coaches, swimmers, officials, parents, and facilities
- We strongly encourage swimmers to support their teammates by cheering for each other
- The time between races is a resting period to prepare for your next event, not playtime
- Check that the Recorder for your lane has your correct name after each event
- Keep track of your swim times
- After each event, connect with coaching team for feedback about your swim
- If disqualified (DQ’d) during a swim, seeking feedback from coaching team. Learn about DQ’s in the glossary.
- Stay for the entire meet unless released by Head Coach(es)
- Any swimmer that fails to show for a relay they are assigned to may be banded for participating in relays for the rest of the season
- Each swimmer is expected to help clean up the team area after meets
- Maintain your own equipment. There are a lot of people at practice & meets and it is easy to lose track of your possessions with your fellow swimmers.