No Practice Dates 18/19
24th/25th, Dec 8th, Dec 22nd/23rd, Dec 29th/30th, Jan 12th, Feb
16th, Feb 23rd
Encourage swimmers to attend as
many practices as possible. The season goes by very quickly
and practice is the best way for swimmers to improve their basic
swimming skills and techniques.
Swimmers should arrive
approximately 15 minutes before practice begins.
Swimmers with long hair are
advised to wear a swim cap.
All swimmers are advised to wear
Please speak with your
swimmer(s)’ coach(s) as much as possible, but please do so
before or after practice as to not distract the coach from
teaching the swimmers.
Do not be afraid to ask the
coaches or aquatic facility supervisor if you have any
Parents are welcome to
attend practices and watch their swimmers improve, though we ask
that parents sit a few feet away from the pool itself so as not to
distract the swimmers.
Familiarize yourself with
the head coach. He/She will have the most information.
Swimmers and parents should
check their boxes after practices. Ribbons and flyers for upcoming
events are located there.
There are no practices on days
that there are meets. The meet may be at a different time than the
practices are scheduled, but there is still no practice.
There are no practices during the
Each swimmer should receive an
Arlington Otters Swim Team T-Shirt on picture day. If he or she
misses picture day and does not receive one, please see a coach and
they will provide you with a shirt!
Dual meets are approximately two
and a half hours, sometimes running long, and often ending
There is a slight possibility that
meets will be called before their completion due to time
Neither Speedos nor
“Jammers¨ are necessary for boy swimmers, though they are
Each swimmer will swim three
events at a dual meet.
Please volunteer your time as much
as possible. The efficiency of the meet depends upon parent
volunteers. No experience is necessary.
All changes should be made 48
hours prior to the with the coach as quickly as
If there are changes in the
meets that your swimmer is available for, please communicate with
coaches before the meet.
At dual meets, swimmers will
receive ribbons for every event they swim, unless they
are disqualified. (Disqualification criteria is located in the
Swimmers should arrive at
least 15 minutes before Warm-Up starts at meets in order to find
their coaches and get ready to start Warm-Up on time.
It is very difficult to
accommodate for late arrivals at the dual meets. If your swimmer is
late he/she is not guaranteed three events.He/she will not be
entered in the line-up if he/she has not signed up for
the dual meet.
A scratch meeting will
be held before the start of the meet on Saturday, February 23rd.
Any swimmers that have not checked in with a coach by that time
will forfeit their events.
The meet will be
approximately 4 hours long.
Volunteers for this meet are
scheduled in approximately two hour shifts; events 1-20 and events
More volunteers are needed
for this meet than any other, so please volunteer.
Please commit to attend the
meet online no later than Saturday, February 18 if your
swimmer will not be participating in AHPD
Ribbons/Medals are awarded
to the swimmers with the overall top 6 times per event (not heat).
First place will receive a medal.
Bleacher seating is very limited at Olympic
Indoor Swim Center, so please bring a lawn chair from home for your
Programs will be available at the
A concession stand will be open
throughout the meet.