Parents are requested to refrain from consulting with the coaches or swimmers during training and competition. A distraction of this kind could prevent the coach from providing the supervision required by the other swimmers. Consequently, parents will be expected to remain in the designated spectator areas.
During certain meets, the team area may be restricted to competitors only and family members will be encouraged to sit in an adjacent section. Again, consistent with the need to establish a focused, distraction free environment for the swimmers, parents who wish to occasionally watch the workouts will be requested to do so from the shaded area or from the bleachers.