Concussion Protocol

Kamehameha Swim Club's top priority is safety. We need both the cooperation of both parents, swimmers and as well as ourselves to ensure a enviornment that is safe for everyone on the pool deck. Although a large focus is on concussion prevention, accidents will happen. We ask that parents and swimmers be aware of the following signs and symptoms in order to help readily identify a concussion. The Kamehameha Swim Club staff takes head trauma very seriously, and we ask that swimmers be upfront and honest with us. If you have been bumped, hit, or otherwise shaken, please let a coach know immediately. If a concussion is suspected, the swimmer will not be left alone. Parents will be notified, and a return to practice will only be permitted after the swimmer is evaluated and cleared by a qualified health care professional.


CDC’s Signs of a Concussion

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Forgets instructions; Is confused and unsure of surroundings
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness
  • Shows mood/behavior/personality changes
  • Can’t recall events prior to or after trauma


CDC’s Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Headache - Nausea/vomiting
  • Balance issues, dizzy
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light and/or noise
  • Feeling sluggish/hazy/foggy/groggy
  • Irregularity breathin