Parents Packet

Yost Penguins Parent Meeting Agenda


Wednesday, May 31st



  • Meet the Coaches
  • The Purpose of Summer Swim Team
  • Expectations of Swimmers and Parents
  • Where to Find Information
    • Bulletin boards
    • Website
    • Swim Team Boxes
  • Practices
  • Coaches’ Expectation for Practice
  • Meets
  • Pictures
  • Swim the Distance
  • Swim Team Apparel
  • How to Contact Coaches
  • Questions?


Meet the Coaches


The purpose of Yost Swim Team is to promote a fun recreational atmosphere that creates a safe and competitive summer experience for children who like to swim.




Parents – Parents are expected to support their swimmer(s) in attending both practices and meets. They are expected to positively encourage both their swimmer(s) and other swimmers at the end of practices, during, and after meets. Parents are expected to volunteer whenever possible to help at meets and to notify coaches in writing or by e-mail, of any absences, and to maintain a courteous manner when addressing the coaches, Yost staff, other parents, or swimmers.


Coaches – Coaches will maintain a positive, fun, and safe competitive environment. Coaches will also make every effort to give individual guidance to every swimmer in his or her age group and to improve the technique and performance of those swimmers. Coaches will maintain a courteous and polite manner when addressing other coaches, parents, and swimmers. Finally, coaches will listen to and address the concerns of parents and swimmers to the best of their ability.


Swimmers – Swimmers are expected to attend and try their best at practices and meets. They are expected to have a positive attitude towards coaches, parents and swimmers, and to encourage other swimmers. Finally, swimmers are expected to follow pool rules and follow the directions of any coach or pool staff (even at other pools).


Goal Setting: Setting goals is a great aspect of swim team, you should talk to all of your children about what good swim goals are and how to achieve them. I encourage all swimmers to talk to the coaches about good, reasonable goals.


Where to Find Information:


Bulletin Board: We have a swim team bulletin board on the wall by the door to the vending machines. Please check the bulletin board for important information regarding the swim team.

E-mail: We send out about three e-mails a week from  Please add us to your contacts so our e-mails don’t end up in your spam folder. We send out a weekly update, meet entry reports, and heat sheets.

Swim Team Boxes: Every child will have a folder alphabetized by last name where they can pick up their ribbons and hand-outs whenever it is convenient for them. We will announce important information and tell the swimmers to check their folders during practices. The swim team boxes will be located underneath the swim team bulletin board.

Team Unify: Our team website is I will post various pieces of information there.


Practice Schedule





Afternoon #1

Afternoon #2

Afternoon #3

Ages 8 and Under

7:45am – 8:30 am


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm



Ages 9-10

7:45am – 8:30 am


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Ages 11-18


8:30 am – 9:30 am

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Ages 9-18





5:15 pm – 6:15 pm



The Meet Schedule


July 8: Meet @ McCollum 8-12

July 14: Meet @ Yost 3-8

July 21: Meet @ MLT 430-830

July 28: Meet @ Yost 3-830

August 5: Meet @ Forest Park 4-830

August 12: Champs @ SAC, 11&over 7-noon, 10&under 1-445






Saturday August 13th at Snohomish County Aquatic Center

11 & up will be in the morning

10 & under will be in the afternoon


Everyone is welcome to participate in championships. In between age groups and at the end of the day, there will be a coach’s relay race and a parent’s relay race. Sign-ups for the parent relay teams will take place during the championships sign-ups.


Meet Miss Form: During the first week of practice if you anticipate missing any meets we ask that you fill out a Meet Miss Form, if you do not the coaches will assume you plan to attend every meet and will put your child in events for that meet.


Apparel/Suit Order Day: We will order all of our apparel and suits on or before the 6th of June this year in order to have all kids who wish to have apparel wearing it during the majority of the summer. Apparel will be ordered by the 12th and suits will be ordered online and start the 6th.


Volunteers: Timers, Announcers, Card Runners, Data Entry, Ribbons and Labels.


Pictures July 11: Pictures at Yost on July 11 starting at 3:30 for all practice groups.


Contact Information: If you have questions or comments you can e-mail all of the coaches at Please include your child’s first and last name, coach’s name, and age group in the subject line. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have, as soon as you have them.