General Information for Swimmers

Practice Expectations

It is highly recommended that swimmers attend at least 3 practices a week and they are encouraged to attend all 5 practices if possible. The coaches see a direct correlation between attendance and swim meet performance.

Meets

Swimmers are expected to attend as many meets as possible, but sometimes vacations and other events conflict. So, it is essential that swimmers inform the coach by the Wednesday before the meet if they are not able to attend a swim meet. Swimmers must sign up for their events by Wednesday 6pm prior to each meet. Sign up sheets are located on the office window. Relays are assigned the day of the meet by the coaches. Swim assignments will be posted at each meet. Swimmers must swim in two dual meets to swim at the season end Champs meet.

Be On Time

Get to the meets at the required time so that you can warm up with the rest of the team and report to the Clerk of the Course.

Be Positive and Supportive

Treat your teammates and opponents with encouragement, praise and courtesy. Act in a positive way in both winning and losing.

Keep Track of your Times

It is recommended that the swimmers keep a log book (see back of book) with a list or chart of their race times and ribbons so that they can see their times improve over the season.

Have Fun

Although it is very important to take practice and competition seriously, it is more important that swimmers are having fun. There are appropriate times for working, focusing and listening - and there are others for letting your hair down. Don’t mix them up. If you are not having fun, ask for your coaches’ support to make it fun.

See more detailed information on practices, meets, and the Championship Meet.