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New Parent Tips

 ACST PARENT TIPS

 

 

PRACTICE TIPS!

  • Pack Extra Goggles for practice/meets
  • Pack Extra Suites for practice and meets
  • Make sure your kid listens to the Coach
  • Let the Coach Coach
  • If you have questions pertaining to your child in the water, please ask the Coach or Coaches
  • DO NOT WASH SWIM SUIT. Rinse in water and hang by crotch to dry
  • Write name on equipment/bags
  • Get a mesh bag for equipment,  It allows the water to drain and keeps equipment mildew free
  • Get a Swim Bag, for Towels, suits, spare goggles, water, etc....(It will come in handy for swim meets to store all their things in plus snacks!)

VOLUNTEERING!

  • Sign up for all our home/hosted meets
  • When you have put your name in the time slot, hit save and check to make sure it is correct before exiting
  • You DO NOT NEED TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST FOR ANY OF THE VOLUNTEER     POSITIONS.

MEET  TIPS!

  • Sign up to attend the meet, but let the Coach choose the swimmers events.  You can make notes in the comment section about days you cannot attend or etc....
  • Pack extra Goggles
  • Pack a extra swimsuit
  • Sit with team and support teammates when swimming
  • For girl swimmers:  have a dedicated suit just for meets.
  • Bring snacks to eat such as Granola Bars, Fruit, Water, Gatorade,
  • If you child is Disqualified don't fret about it.  It happens to the best of swimmers and you just need to be supportive and reassuring
  • Make sure your child signs in if their is a positive check in
  • Arrive early
  • Bring Swim Bag with Meet Gear in it, snacks, waters, towels, change of clothes etc....
  • Some pools can be cold, so it might be a good idea for your swimmer to have a hoodie or LARGE towel
  • Write name on all personal belongings
  • Parents will not be able to accompany your children into the Pool Locker room
  • Encourage your children to talk to their coach before/after their swim for feedback
  • For the New swimmer it can be advantageous to write their events/heat numbers on their arms with a sharpie marker.  The marker will come off with spray on suntan lotion.
  • Load up on Carbs about 2 days before your meet by eating Pasta
  • Get a good nights sleep before the meet.
  • Parents can get the meetmobile app for smart phones.  It allows you to track your swimmers events, see their updated times, and where they rank at that meet.

 

ACCOUNT/BILLING TIPS!

  • Billing will occur at 12:01am on the 1st of each month
  • Currently we do take credit cards, cash, or check. 
  • You are welcome to mail your check (8103 East US Highway 36, #232, Avon IN 46123) or place it in our lock box located inside the pool by the stair well.  There are envelopes for your convenience.

GEAR!

  • Purchase from our Corporate Sponsor "Power Teamwear"
  • Can also purchase online from places like swimoutlet.com

 

GROUP PARTIES!

  • We have End of the season Banquets 
  • We have a Christmas Party (This is for ALL Developmental and Competitive swimmers/Families)
  • We have a Halloween Party (This is for ALL Developmental and Competitive swimmers/Families)
  • Other gatherings also take place thru out the year too.  Please watch the newsletter for more.

SPONSORS

  • Please use our sponsors when possible
  • Check our webpage under sponsors for exclusive offers for us.

 

OTHER!

  • Follow us on Twitter (@avonswimcoach) or Facebook for announcements
  • When School is closed due to weather most likely we will not have practice, but check webpage/emails to confirm
  • Check Bulletin Board at Pool often
  • Sell your used swim gear or new gear in our Newsletter's classified section.
  • Read your online newsletter for more ACST information