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Vincennes Swim Team Inclement Weather Policy 

 

Vincennes Swim Team practices rain or shine, regardless of outside air temperature. However, please note we will not put any swimmers or parents in harm’s way.  

 

Spring, Summer, and Fall 

Typically, the only weather-related problem during the spring, summer and fall months is thunderstorms. If there is a thunderstorm in the immediate area and the coaches or lifeguards on duty deem the situation unsafe, we will not put swimmers in the water. However, such storms are usually localized and pass over quickly. Even if the weather is unsafe at the start of practice, the storm will usually pass in time for us to swim at least part of the allotted time.  

 

Winter 

Weather problems in the winter months are more varied and may include thunderstorms, extreme cold and ice and snow. If there is a snow or ice storm in the immediate area and the coaches deem the situation not safe, we will not have practice. We will follow Vincennes City School Corporation closings, so if there is a “snow day” we will not have practice that evening. If you feel it is not safe to travel to a practice and the practice has not been cancelled, please notify your coach that you will not be attending.  

 

Notification 

Sometimes it may be necessary to cancel practice with impending weather arriving. Coaches will make every attempt to notify swimmers and parents of cancelled practice sessions at least 30 minutes prior to practice start time. Due to sudden nature of weather-related problems this is not always possible. Notice of practice cancellation will be sent via email, posted on the team website, posted on the team Facebook page and sent through the On Deck app.  

 

 

Adopted February 8, 2021