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Swimmers at Practice

 

A Swimmer’s Responsibilities During Practice

When your child comes to practice, he/she should attend to the following:

  • Having all of his/her equipment behind the blocks and ready to use (including water)
  • If asthmatic, bring his/her inhaler to the pool’s edge for every practice.
  • Putting caps and goggles on before the group begins warm-ups
  • Listening with head up while instruction is given
  • Making eye contact with the coach during instruction
  • Trying
  • Putting all equipment away after practice is done
  • As your child moves into the D3 and D4 groups, he/she can help with preparing the swim bag for practice. Emptying the bag should start ASAP. 

Starting Each Practice on Time

While the coaches acknowledge that getting to the pool on time is sometimes almost impossible, we ask that you do your best to have your child on deck 10 minutes prior to the start of practice so that he/she will be ready to start with the group at the beginning of practice. Being on time is a lesson in responsibility and respect. Please help us to teach these principles to your child. 

Attendance

Each coach has a planned training cycle created for an athlete with full attendance. However, attendance requirements (or what the coach will want to see before advancing a swimmer to the next training group) will vary from one group to the next and will increase as the level of the training group increases. To find out what these attendance expectations are, see the Group Descriptions page or talk with your child’s coach.