1. Be on time for practice. If your coach has a dry land
workout, he/she may request that you be at practice early. Please
communicate with your coach. Swimmers are to arrive no earlier than
10 minutes prior to practice time. Following practice, swimmers are
to be picked up within 10 minutes of the finish. Do not leave
swimmers at the pool location unless a coach is present. If an
emergency arises and a coach cannot make it to practice there are
no alternate arrangements. Swimmers being dropped off early or
picked up late because of carpool arrangements are to be supervised
by that carpool driver.
2. Every single practice begins with a warm-up and ends with a
warm-down. It is extremely important that each swimmer is in the
water at the beginning of practice and completes the entire warm-up
set. This not only mentally gears the swimmer up for the practice,
but also more importantly, raises the athlete’s core
temperature, which in turn loosens tendons, ligaments, and
musculature for the demands that lay ahead. Warm-down reduces heart
rate and breaks up lactic acid and other waste accumulated from the
workload. This not only helps at the end of the workout, but also
has an effect on recovery period for the following workout the next
day. Most importantly, it is crucial in terms of injury reduction.
3. Attend practice regularly.
4. Bring your equipment and be ready, on deck, for workout:
suits, caps, goggles, fins, buoys, paddles, etc.
5. NO PARENTS are allowed on the pool deck during practice. You
may sit in the stands to observe practice.
6. The coach is in charge of discipline. He/she has the final
7. No talking when the coach is talking. Listen, learn, and
collect as much knowledge as you can.
8. Treat all facilities and equipment with care and pride.
9. There is NO running anywhere on the pool center premises.
There is no horseplay, climbing, or playing around the fences.
10. All food, candy, soda, and chewing gum are not to go beyond
the pool lobby. None of these items are to be taken into the
dressing rooms. All trash is to be put in trashcans.
11. Be neat and orderly with clothes in the locker rooms. Do not
tamper with others’ belongings. Leave valuables at home.
12. Swimmers will obey all directions from the pool staff,
coaching staff, and membership parents and do as they are told in a
13. Swimmers are NOT to engage in any language or action against
another team member under any circumstances. This includes
fighting, hazing, or other forms of inappropriate behavior.
14. Head lice should be treated as it is at school—a
“nit-free policy.” The swimmer should stay away from
workout until appropriate treatments are finished and all lice are
gone. The coach should be informed of any instance of head lice.