SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM RULES
- NO DRUGS, TOBACCO, or ALCOHOL. Violation will result in your
suspension/dismissal from the team. An appeal process through Mr.
Hegseth may be pursued.
- No harassment (sexual, cultural, religious, etc.) will be
tolerated. Violations will result in your dismissal from the team.
An appeal process through Mr. Hegseth may be pursued. Violations
are also punishable by the High School League. Please reference the
High School League Packet and the High School League web site for
more specific details. The web site is at
“We will not use language
that is degrading towards women in practices, games, or any other
team related environment. If anyone on the team violates this, they
will be required to apologize, and if appropriate, make the
"These behaviors are serious, non-negotiable and will not be
If any of these things come up
during the season, the consequences will involve
meet suspensions, removal from the team and possible
- School policy on class attendance governs whether you
may practice or compete in a meet (no class attendance, no
- From first to the last day of the season the only
items that may excuse you from practice are family, religion, and
class work. Other activities (dance, softball, gymnastics, piano,
basketball, work, etc.) will not preempt swimming/diving
practice/meets, no exceptions.
- You are representing yourself, your
parents/guardians, coaches, and Centennial. Conduct yourself in a
manner that will not cause you or those you represent
- Have a positive attitude, respect yourself and all
other members of our team, coaches, managers be supportive of each
other at all times, have fun. NO SWEARING or excessive whining.
You’re attitude affects others…..make it a positive
- Any individual accumulating 5 unexcused
absences or any combination of unexcused and excused absences
totaling 10 will be terminated from the team.
- We have several Saturday meets. You should be home by
10:30 on Friday to be able to perform at your best at these special
- Arrive early or on time for all practices, warm-ups
before home meets, and bus transportation for away meets. If you
are late for the bus to an away meet it will leave without you and
you will not participate in the meet.
- Please keep track of your belongings. School books,
clothing, swimming equipment can be retrieved through contact with
the other schools if you forget something, however if may take
several days to several weeks before the belongings may be returned
through the schools in the conference. Forgetting may result in a
long drive for YOU to recover your stuff.
- If you choose to terminate your participation with
the swimming and diving team please speak directly with the
coaching staff of your intention to cease your participation.
Presenting a note would also be appreciated.
- The coach must be informed in writing or by
telephone from the parent or guardian, beforehand or within 24
hours of the absence, that a swimming/diving team member will miss
practice. Unexcused absences will result in a loss of 1
letter point per unexcused absence. Three times late for
practice equals one unexcused absence. . Unexcused early exit from
practice equals an unexcused absence.
- If you are a member of the first group to practice
on a particular day get all the necessary equipment out and set-up.
Put away all equipment that was brought out for your practice or
warm-up when your time is up, unless informed otherwise by a coach.
If you don’t feel it is important to fulfill your set-up or
tear-down duties you will not participate in coming meets.
- Follow directions from coaches and captains. Not
following directions, not swimming assigned workouts, or horseplay
will result in consequences.
- Practice habits are meet habits. Practicing
doing things wrong will cost you in the end. FINISH EVERYTHING YOU
- Complete all practices that you start. If you must
leave early from practice, a note from your parents/guardians must
be given to the coach to grant such a release. Incomplete or
unexcused practices will result in disciplinary action. All
athletes must swim a minimum of 1/2 of practice the day before a
meet to be eligible for the meet, regardless of the reason. The
final decision is at the discretion of the head coach.
- Missing practice the day before a meet, excused or
unexcused, will result in the athlete not being eligible for
participation in the meet. Three unexcused absences will result in
the athlete not being eligible for participation in the next meet.
- All athletes must remain on deck throughout the
entire meet, unless you need to use the bathroom. This is a team
sport and your teammates deserve the same support they gave you
when you were doing your event. Athletes leaving early will be face
- All athletes are expected to be on deck to
participate in the meet. There will be NO homework on deck during
the meet. If you are behind on your studies request to not be
included in the current meet so you can get your studies current.
- No cell phones will be allowed at the
meet. You may have them in your possession, but their use
is banned in the locker-room and the pool deck.
- All athletes are responsible for knowing which
events they are participating in and when their event is. Missing
your event can jeopardize your team's chance for success and the
results of the meet. Missing your event disqualifies you from your
remaining scheduled events and impacts your teammates.
- Be aware of all the rules regarding swimming
and diving competition. In a close meet a disqualification can
change the winner of the meet. No jewelry may be worn during the
- Cheer for your teammates. Congratulate them after
their events, regardless of the result and what they may feel about
- Show good sportsmanship. Congratulate your
competition following your event. Sportsmanship is a key to
- Prior to your swim, check in with the coaches to
review your race plan for that event. At the conclusion of your
swim check in with the coaches for any comments or observations
they may have on your performance. Immediate feedback or comments
regarding what may be expected of you in the next event can have a
major impact on your performance and how the team may fare in the
- If you are to leave with your parents
following an away meet you must provide a written note signed by
your parents following your cool down after the meet Any forged
notes will result in meet suspension. The coaches are responsible
for you and your safety. Don't put yourself in a compromising
- All swimmers and divers should be dressed to
meet the dress code determined for that day's meet, usually either
in team apparel or neatly in street clothes (no jeans or
tennis shoes - shirts must be tucked in). Individuals who
don't follow this recommendation may be dropped from an event in
the next meet. Dress-up the day of the meet.
- Rowdy, disruptive behavior on the bus is not
allowed. Concentrate on the meet or use your time wisely.
- Leave the pool area, locker-rooms and the bus
cleaner than when you got there. You are responsible
- All swimmers are expected to wear team suits and
team caps at all meets. Caps are provided by the school so there
should be no reason to not race without a cap identifying members
- If an athlete damages a room where we stay their
parents will be responsible for paying for the damages to the room.
- If an athlete is responsible for damaging a room
their parents will be contacted and the parents will have to come
and pick up the athlete. The athlete will be removed from the meet.
At times disciplinary action may need to be taken with an
athlete(s). A violation of team rules, conduct detrimental to the
team, attitude, and behavior towards teammates, coaches, officials,
spectators or opposing team may all be grounds for disciplinary
Discipline may include any of the following and may not follow a
- Meeting with athlete and coaches
- Meeting with athlete / parent / coaches
- Removal from practice / meet
- Suspension from practice / meet
- Termination from team
By signing this form, I have read understand and will
abide by the rules as stated above.