Important Information

All new and returning families need to be familiar with the teams handbook which is located on the website under documents.

  • Black Hills Gold Swimming expects active participation of all parents.There are many areas where volunteers are needed. Every family is required to volunteer at our home meets.

  • Each returning swimmer is responsible for a $200 mandatory fee  throughout the year. The fee is $100 for new swimmers.The family maximum is $400. The team has several options available that does not require door to door sales to raise this money. If you would rather opt out of fundraising you may pay an additional fee to the team.

  • Communication from the team comes primarily through email, text and facebook.It is up to each family to make sure they are on the teams texting group, to supply an email address, and to like the facebook page if they are to receive notifications of activities.

  • Per USA swimming insurance and club policy anyone that is not a certified coach is not allowed to be work with the swimmers.Parents and other spectators are welcomed to observe practice from the balcony.

  • During practice times swimmers are under the supervision of coaches in the pool and on the pool deck only.The locker rooms are not supervised unless the coaches are notified of a problem.Coaches have no way of knowing which swimmers are dropped off for practice on a given day and therefore cannot alert parents to their absence. Coaches are not responsible for athletes attendance, our job is to provide a great swim program for those in the water, not to track kids down. Attendance is taken daily and can be accessed on the website. Coaches do not always remain in the pool area or Young Center until all swimmers are picked up.

  • Please check the websites calendar the last week of each month for the followings months final schedule, as changes may occur as the season progresses.

  • Parents are encouraged to set up an individual meeting between coaches, parents and swimmers during the first month of practice to discuss expectations and set goals.