Expectations of SWIFT Aquatics Swimmers:
- Arrive at practice on time in appropriate clothing.
- Dryland: Shoes and Shorts
- Swimming: Suits, goggles, caps, and equipment
- Bring a water bottle to practice.
- BE POSITIVE. Positive attitudes lead to positive impact athletes. This applies toward both coaches and team mates!
- Swimmers are long term planners. Set goals each season and understand what it takes to reach those goals.
- Trust the Coaching Staff and understand there is a clear developmental progression to success. Swimmers should not compare their times to others but, only to their own.
- Respect all facilities that we practice and compete in.
Expectations of SWIFT Aquatics Parents:
- Support your swimmer: 10 Commandments for Sports Parents
- Parents are not to come on deck
- USA regulation: viewing practice should be done from the balcony or bleachers.
- Parents should not talk to their swimmer from the balcony/bleachers. If the coach feels they need your help with a situation, they will ask you.
- Supply your swimmer with appropriate nutrition
- Water bottle for practice
- Let the Coaches-Coach, Swimmers-Swim, and Parents-Support
- Understand there is a progression to our skills, please do not interfere with that progression
- Don’t compare your swimmer to other swimmers
- Stress goals and improving times, not beating other swimmers
- Understand physical maturation and the importance it has on development
- Every swimmer begins with a set of skills and body type. Our goal is to provide each swimmer with what they need to reach their fullest potential.
- Bring your swimmer to practice on time.
- Bring your swimmer to meets on time.
- Register your swimmer for the meets on time.
- Volunteer to help in other areas of need on the club!
- Respect coaches and understand they are doing their best to provide an enriching experience for all athletes.
- Look at the meet schedule and plan accordingly
- Meet deadlines
- It's important to give your swimmer a chance to show off what they have been working hard at.