Attendance: It is our hope that all swimmers will come to every practice and be available for every meet - then reality sets in!!! Of course families take vacations during the summer. As your child advances on the team, you will find that you'll be scheduling your get-aways for August, when the season is over. But in the meantime, it's not the end of the world if you are going away during the season. Remember, however, that your coaches and teammates are counting on you to come to practice and meets if you are in town. Be sure to communicate VERY CLEARLY with the coaches if you are going to be absent on a meet day.
All swimmers EXCEPT FOR PRE-TEAM should complete an ATTENDANCE REPORT by following these procedures at the beginning of the season:
1) CLICK ON EVENTS
2) LOOK for all MEETS in the list of EVENTS.
3) Next to each A and B MEET, click on "attend this event"
4) Select your child and click either YES or NO for availability for each of the 13 meets suring the season (5 "A" Meets, 5 "B" Meets, the DIVISIONAL MEET, and both "A" and "B" Relay Carnivals).
5) SAVE CHANGES before you exit out of each event.
ALL FAMILIES SHOULD COMPLETE THE ABOVE PROCESS -- IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD WILL QUALIFY FOR THE MEETS OR NOT -- IT IS JUST AN ATTENDANCE MECHANISM. FOR "B" MEETS IT LETS THE COACHES KNOW YOU WANT TO SWIM; FOR "A" MEETS IT LETS THE COACHES KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE NEEDED, YOU ARE AVAILABLE.
Weather Concerns: Safety of our families is of the utmost importance. In case of inclement weather, it is the job of the pool operator to determine the safety of entering the water. Generally speaking, if thunder is heard or lightening is spotted, there is a mandatory delay of 30 minutes in pool activities and all in attendance must seek cover. Meet officials and Team Representatives will determine whether a meet is to be called off due to bad weather.
Insurance: The King Farm Swim Team does not insure any swimmers or KFST parents; therefore it is mandatory that swimmers and parents/guardians be self-insured, conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and follow the directions of the coaches and King Farm lifeguards. The KFST is not responsible for the conduct and behavior of swimmers and parents/guardians. Swimmers may be suspended or expelled from the team at the discretion of a majority of the Board.
Inclusion: All swimmers of any race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex, and familial status are welcome and encouraged to swim with the Screamin' Geese. Reasonable accommodations will be offered to swimmers with disabilities consistent with the policies of the MCSL.
Pictures: Each year we sit for a "group" picture and swimmers may also pose for individual pictures (or family groupings) on the same picture day. Date & time of the picture day will be announced at a later time, as will the cost of the pictures. Parents are free to take personal pictures throughout the season and we welcome your contributions of digital pictures for use in our year-end banquet slide show. E-mail your pictures to [email protected] or give them to any Board member during the course of the season.
Conduct: It is the expectation that all swimmers and their families will represent our team responsibly both in our community and when interacting with other teams. Interaction with other patrons and the staff of our neighborhood pool should be polite at all times - we do not own the pool - we SHARE it with our neighbors. Shower facilities are available at our pool, but swimmers are asked to conserve water and limit shower time to 10 minutes. Illegal consumption of alcohol or drugs is not tolerated by the Board or Coaching staff and is cause for dismissal from membership.
Volunteering: Each family is expected to volunteer in some capacity at a minimum of 3 meets. It is understood that not everyone has the flexibility in their schedules or family situations to attend every team function or meet. However, we expect every parent or guardian to make an effort to be a part of the volunteer effort that makes this team run. our kids train hard, swim when it's freezing cold, and wake up at 7:00 a.m. just to improve their skills - they deserve our attention! And remember - a meet goes by much faster if you're working, rather than sitting around waiting for the 30 seconds that your child will be in the pool!
You can register to volunteer for meets right on our website -- at all EVENTS that require volunteer help, there is a "JOB SIGN-UP" button on the EVENT homepage.
1) CLICK ON EVENTS
2) LOOK for any EVENT that has a "JOB SIGN-UP" button -- click it & a job list pops up.
3) Click on the box next to any available slot (note that some require pre-qualification).
4) Click the "sign up" button at the top or bottom of the page.
5) In the "other info" box that comes up, you can record the name of the parent or family member who will actually be doing the work.
For more information about specific volunteer activities, please follow the below link!
How to Volunteer