Yankee Clippers Swim Team Policies and Procedures

2020-2021 SCY Fall/Winter Season Information

COPPA Policy- the Yankee Clippers Swim Team is required to collect member’s personal information for USA Swimming registration purposes only. This information is name, date of birth, and address. We will only request the amount of information required for registration. This information is used for the purposes of USA Swimming registration and is not shared with any outside parties or companies. The only members of the Yankee Clippers Swim Team who have access to this information are Mark Gehring and Diana Borys. You can review the information we have on file via your account on our Team Unify website. Please direct all questions about COPPA to Mark Gehring, at [email protected]

Swimmer Registration- Swimmers can register for the team any time that there are openings available. All swimmers will try one practice with the team as a try out. If both the coaches and the family feel the Yankee Clippers Swim Team is a good fit for them, they will be allowed to join the team. All swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming before attending their next practice. 

 

Medical Information- All swimmers must fill out the medical information on TeamUnify upon registration. This needs to include two emergency contacts.

 

All swimmers must fill out a media release form upon registration. A Media Release can be found here: Media Release

 

An Athlete and Parent Code of Conduct form must be signed and received at time of registration. The forms can be found here: Athlete Code of Conduct, Parent Code of Conduct

 

Team Gear Policy- Upon registration, and at the beginning of each winter season, all swimmers will receive a new Yankee Clippers Swim Team T-shirt and swim cap. Additional caps and shirts are available for purchase.

 

Late Policy- Swimmers arriving to practice late will not be allowed to practice if they are not participating after the first 15 minutes of practice.

 

Swim Meet Entries- Swimmers can sign up for swim meets on the TeamUnify website under the “Team Calendar” tab.  Swimmers are responsible for all meet fees. Typically these include a participant fee and entries fees for each event entered. Entries need to be completed before the posted deadline. Meet fees will be billed shortly after entries are due.

 

Team Event Schedule Communication- All team events (practices, meets, meetings etc.) will be posted on the TeamUnify website under the “Team Calendar” tab. If there are changes to our schedule within 14 days of the event, an email reminder will go out to all members of the team notifying them of this change.

 

Team Fee Payments- All team fee invoices will be sent out on the 1st of each month we are hosting practice. All invoices unpaid by the 21st of each month will be charged a $10 late fee. Unpaid team fees beyond 60 days will result in suspension from participating in team events.

 

Swim Meet Scratch Policy- Swimmers will swim all individual events entered unless there is a medical reason for a scratch. If a swimmer can not attend a meet, they must notify their coach as soon as possible. Meet fees will not be refunded if a swimmer is scratching within 10 days of the meet.

 

Swim Meet Uniform Policy- Swimmers must use the Yankee Clippers Swim Team swim cap in competition along with a black racing suit. Exceptions to this rule are: not wearing a cap, different suit in scoring championship swim meets.

 

Volunteering at Meets- All families will have timing assignments at least once each season.

 

Requirements For Advancement In Practice Groups

 

White Sails: Possess the ability to be in the water for 1 hour at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim Freestyle and one other stroke for at least 25 meters.

 

Black Sails: Possess the ability to be in the water for 1.5 hours at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim all four strokes for at least 50 meters. Proper streamline under fatigue required.

 

Silver Sails: Possess the ability to be in the water for 1.75 hours at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim all four strokes for at least 100 meters. Must be at least 9 years old.

 

Gold Sails: Possess the ability to be in the water for 1.75 hours at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim all four strokes for at least 200 meters. Must be at least 10 years old.

 

Fleet: Possess the ability to be in the water for 2 hours at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim all four strokes for at least 100 meters. Must be at least 13 years of age.

 

Armada: Possess the ability to be in the water for 2.5 hours at a time and being a willing participant. Legally able to swim all four strokes for at least 200 meters. Must be at least 15 years of age. 

 

**Coaches have the right to override these guidelines. **