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  1. How do I register my child for the Lebanon Swim Club?  To register your child for the swim club, you may print off all of the registration forms found on the Club Documents page of this site and mail them to PO Box 103, Lebanon, IN 46052 or send an email for more information.

  2. What are the teams seasons?  The Lebanon Swim Club has two seasons. The fall/winter (short course) is active from September through March. The spring/summer season (long course) is active mid April through mid August.

  3. How many members does the Lebanon Swim Club have?  The exact count varies with each season; however, we generally average around 75 swimmers.

  4. When does the team practice?  Practices are usually offered six days a week. A practice schedule will be handed out at the beginning of each season; however, is subject to change due to the high school and middle school swim schedules.

  5. Where does the team practice?  Practice are held at the Lebanon High School pool and sometimes at the park pool during the summer months.

  6. Can I watch my swimmer practice?  Parents/family are encouraged to show a great deal of interest in their child at practice. Parents are welcome, but not required, to observe practice from the bleachers. The coaches request, however, that you refrain from talking or interacting with your child during practice. This can be disruptive and confusing for the swimmer and the other children on the team.

  7. When is a good time to talk with the coach?  If you need to communicate with the coach, please email the coach or wait until after practice. Please remember that the coach's responsibility is to the swimmers in the water during practice.

  8. What type of swimsuit and equipment will my child need?  Girls should wear one piece swim suits with straps that are preferably connected in the back near the shoulders so that they do not slip off. Boys are encouraged, but not required, to wear stretch type suits. (Note: 90% of the boys wear this type of suit in both practice and competition.)

  • Lebanon Swim Club has a team suit, however, swimmers are not required to purchase or wear this suit. Most of our swimmers do have a team suit, which they primarily wear during meets. Orders for team suits are generally taken within the first few weeks of each season.

  • Goggles are strongly encouraged to allow the swimmer to keep their eyes open in the water during training for better awareness of other swimmers and the walls at the end of the lane. Goggles also reduce the amount of chlorine irritation. There are many types of goggles, however, competition type goggles are best and are available at local sporting goods stores. For smaller children, a junior size fits best. Young swimmers often lose goggles in the excitement of practice or a meet, so you may want to have more than one pair.

  • Swim caps are worn by most of our swimmers, especially girls, to protect their hair and to cut down "drag" in the water during meets. Lebanon Swim Club has a team swim cap. One will be given to each swimmer which they are required to wear at meets. This helps the coach identify his/her swimmers in the event. If the swim cap is lost or damaged, a cap will be given to the swimmer and their account will be charged $10.00 for the swim cap.

  • Swim sandals are encouraged for walking in the locker room and pool area to protect the swimmers feet and prevent slipping.

  • Swim bag - to carry all this "stuff" as well as a towel and shower supplies

     9 .  When are meets held?  Invitational swim meets are held on weekends. Dual meets are usually held on weeknights in place of a practice.

   10.   Is my swimmer required to attend meets?  Competing in a swim meet is not mandatory. However, the coaches strongly encourage all swimmers to participate in a meet at some point in the season. Attending meets gives the swimmer a sense of why he/she is practicing. Going to swim practice and never attending a meet would be like going to basketball practice and never playing a game. Every child is different and some need more time than others to be comfortable with competition. The coach is a good resource for helping you determine when your child is ready. Dual meets are especially good for new swimmers since these meets are smaller and less intimidating.

    11.  How will my swimmer be competing at a meet?  When competing, swimmers are divided into specific age groups. The age groups are: 8 & under, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13 & 14, 15 & over.  Girls compete against girls; boys against boys.

    12.  How is my swimmer's age determined for the meet?  The age of the swimmer is determined by their age on the first day of the meet.

    13.  How do I register my child for a swim meet?  You can register your child by signing their name in the Meet Book at the pool. There are also meets in which the coach will automatically sign-up your child. If your child is unable to attend, please note that in the meet book as well. ual Meets - The coach will decide the number and the events for each swimmer.Duals are appropriate for all levels of swimmer; especially those who are new to competitive swimming.

  • Invitational Meets - It is the parent's responsibility to sign up for invitational meets. The parent will decide how many days and which days in which you want your child to participate. Copies of the meet packet will be posted on the website and in the Meet Book at the pool. The copy of the meet packet is information to review at the pool only; it is not to be taken home. The Lebanon Swim Club deadline for entering the meet will be noted in the Meet Book and on the website. Fees for the events the swimmer participates in will be added to the swimmers Splash Fund.

  • Please keep in mind that the trick with an invitational is getting Lebanon Swim Club swimmers in before the meets fills. Host clubs post their packets online for teams to access who are interested in attending their meet. sometimes, the faster the entries can be submitted, the better chance we have of getting our swimmers in the meet. Consequently, our deadline for entering may be well before the host club's deadline and the meet itself. Please be respectful of the entry deadline and submit your entry in a timely fashion. Team entries are usually submitted on a disc within 24 hours of the sign up. The best advice regarding meet sign ups is to monitor upcoming meets on the schedule and check the website frequently.

  • What is a "Splash Fund"?  A Splash Fund is part of a swimmer's account used to pay their meet entry fees. USA Swimming meets require swimmers to pay an entry fee for each event they swim.

    14.  What if my swimmer wants to participate in a swim meet that I am unable to attend?   Talk with other parents of the swim club to make travel arrangements for your child. Most parents are more than willing to help others out in transporting swimmers to and from swimming events.

    15.  Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my account?  If you have questions regarding your account you should contact the club treasurer, Steve Levy .

    16.  Who makes decisions for the club?  A parent, volunteer board, governs the Lebanon Swim Club.  The board is comprised of several members who do the day-to-day work of the swim club. The coaching staff are the only paid employees of the Lebanon Swim Club. A complete list of the current board is included on Club Management page of this site. Board meetings are held once a quarter or as necessary. These meetings are open to all members of the club. Parents who are willing to contribute their time and talents are essential to the successful operation of the club.

     17.  How do I become a member of the Board of Directors?  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors contact the Lebanon Swim Club President.

     18.  How do I become involved with a committee?  If you would like to become involved with a committee please send an email for more information.