June 7, 2019
Hi Marlin Families,
Thank you for all of your hard work at Blue and Gold. Even though we had to make lemonade out of lemons when it came to the unforeseen pool situation, everyone came together, and it ran quite well overall. Thank you so much for your understanding and support as we try to make our season enjoyable despite incidental issues that come up from time to time.
We wanted to reach out and inform you that there was a physical incident involving an older swimmer and a younger swimmer while we were at Orangevale during Blue and Gold. Physical interactions will not be tolerated by CRPD Staff, Marlins Coaches, or the Parent Board. We would like to remind parents that you are responsible for making sure your swimmer is where they are supposed to be at all times during a meet and behaving according to the team’s Code of Conduct that was signed upon registration to the team. During a swim meet, swimmers are allowed to be either on the pool deck preparing for a race or talking with coaches, or in the designated team area waiting for their events. This maintains the safety of our swimmers and efficiency in running each race by avoiding delays looking for swimmers who are not where they are supposed to be.
At swim meets and practices, safety is a priority for all of us and injuries can be avoided by following proper rules set to ensure everyone’s safety. Effective this season, during swim practices and meets, scooters are not allowed on the pool deck or within 15 feet of the entrance to the pool deck and at swim meets, scooter use is prohibited during the entire event. While they are a fun way to pass the time waiting for practice and races, they have also caused near accidents with little ones, parents, and swimmers tripping over the ones parked immediately at the entrance to the pool deck during practice. If scooters are being ridden in an unsafe manner at practices, the swimmer will be asked to stop riding the scooter and the parent will be informed of the situation. Also, there should always be adult supervision of swimmers if scooters are ridden around Rosemont campus during downtime at practices. We would hate to have an injury during any practice session not addressed immediately by the appropriate staff with unsupervised play. Again, this is to ensure the safety of everyone involved or attending our practices and swim meets.
With safety in mind, we also ask that parents help keep swimmers safe by not allowing them to climb onto high areas while we are holding events. A fall could cause an injury that could have been prevented by keeping both feet on and not 5 or more feet above the ground. It is fun and we all have climbed to soaring heights, but we need to make sure to avoid any potential injuries while we are having our swim meets.
Please see the attached Code of Conduct that everyone signed upon registering for the team. We hold our team to a high standard of morality, sportsmanship, and teamwork. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Coach Amy Hanrahan, or Stephanie Tadlock, Parent Board President.
Cordova Recreation & Park District