WTSC Practice Drop-off/Pick-up Policy

 

The following guidelines apply to pick-up and drop-off for WTSC practices.  Coaches and Board members shall have the authority to administer this policy which is designed to maintain a safe environment for athletes, coaches and spectators.  In no particular order:  

  • It is the responsibility of the parent to have their swimmer at the practice/meet facility 15 minutes prior to the start/warm-up so their child is prepared to get in the water on time.
  • Senior swimmers will have 30 minutes once exiting the pool to be showered, packed up and picked upWith the exception of 4) below, AT NO TIME is a Senior swimmer to be unsupervised in the pool facility after 30 minutes following the conclusion of high school practice.
  • When a Senior swimmer is done getting dressed after high school practice, s/he may exit to the back hall/west side of the building to wait to be picked up or s/he may walk on deck by the spectator stands on the way to the back hall to see if a parent or guardian is waiting for them inside already.  REMAINING ON DECK, IN ANY ON DECK OFFICE SPACE, or in the WET CLASSROOM is strictly prohibited.
  • If a Senior swimmer has a sibling attending WTSC practice, the Senior swimmer is permitted to wait off the pool deck in the spectator stands while their sibling completes practice.  This will be strictly enforced by coaches, Board members, and/or any WTSC parent.
  • If there is an extenuating circumstance (e.g., parent meeting with a coach, WTSC Board meeting, parent has contacted coach with an emergency), a swimmer may wait and be picked up from the spectator stands where adults/families also wait for practices/swim lessons to finish.
  • PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP CLUB AND LESSON SWIMMERS WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THE COMPLETION OF THEIR CHILD’s SESSION, even if an older sibling will be in the pool for an additional period of time due to the length of their practice.  For example, if you have a White Cap and a Crest swimmer, you will need to be at the pool by 7:15 to pick up your White Cap even though your Crest swimmer will not be out of the pool until 7:30. 
  • When a club swimmer is done getting dressed after practice, s/he may exit to the back hall/west side of the building to wait to be picked up or s/he may walk on deck by the spectator stands on the way to the back hall to see if a parent or guardian is waiting for them inside already.
  • Swimmers are NOT permitted to wait/play in the main hall inside Door #24 or in the hallways leading to the gymnasiums.