Swimmers should arrive to practice early, or at the latest, on time. If swimmers need extra time to change, stretch, socialize etc. please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
We are guests at the Egg Harbor Twp High School and all areas of the school and pool need to be respected. No one is permitted to use the locker rooms across the hall. There is to be no running, playing, or hanging out in the hallway or gym areas of the school (unless doing dryland while supervised by a coach).
Swimmers are expected to give their best effort at all practices and swim meets. If there is a situation that may prevent this, the swimmer and/or parent should communicate this to the coach.
During practice and meets, swimmers should listen carefully to their (or any other) coach that is instructing and/or speaking.
There is no running on the pool deck. All gum, candy, band-aids, etc. are to be thrown away prior to the start of practice. All jewelry should be taken off prior to practice.
Swimmers are expected to show respect to all team members, coaches, officials, and adults.
The following conduct will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or dismissal from the team: Unsportsmanlike conduct toward coaches, officials, adults, or other swimmers, the use of inappropriate language, destructive or indiscreet behavior.
Demonstrate good sportsmanship and be a positive role model for your swimmers by supporting them (regardless of their performance), supporting the coaching staff, other parents, other swimmers, officials, etc.
Parents are welcomed to observe any swim practice from the balcony area. Due to insurance issues, parents are not permitted to remain on the pool deck during practice.
Parents should never coach, instruct, or try to talk to their swimmer(s) during practice. This is not only distracting for the swimmer, it is also disruptive for the coaching staff. Trying to instruct your child regarding stroke techniques and/or race strategies, will only lead to confusion for the swimmer. Please allow our professional coaching staff to address the technical aspects of swimming.
It is the parent's responsibility to make the coaches aware of any medical conditions/problems of their children.
Volunteers are essential to the smooth operation of any swim club. Parents are expected to donate their time and/or talent in at least one event throughout the season (fundraising, hosting a meet, organizing a team event, etc.)
Every effort must be made to have swimmers arrive to practice on time. If practice starts at 5:00pm, swimmers must be ready to dive in at 5:00pm. In addition, all swimmers must be picked up promptly at the end of their practice. *Note - this is also listed under “Swimmer Code of Conduct”. It’s their responsibility too!
The purpose of this handbook is to explain to all team members and their parents what the EHT Seahawks are about and to outline the different policies that affect the swimmers and their parents. Each team member and their family is encouraged to read this handbook and become familiar with the information provided.
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