Coach's Expectations for Swimmers
If you are new to swimming on a team, or are in the 6 and under age group, plan on attending a swim tryout in May.
Each year prior to the first day of practice, a few dates will be scheduled for swim tryouts. Dates will be posted on the website home page. To be eligible for the team, all swimmers must be able to swim 1 length of the pool on their front and 1 length of the pool on their back, without assistance.
Swimmers need to arrive on time and ready for practice.
This means: have your equipment (goggles, cap, towel, water bottle) and be ready to get into the pool when practice starts.
Girls (& boys) with medium to long hair must wear a cap.
It is too hard to swim, even with a ponytail, when hair gets in their face and affects their breathing.
Goggles are required.
Please be sure to get your child some goggles that fit and do not leak. Test them prior to practice to reduce frustration.
Show up to practice every day.
Practice every day is not required, but is encouraged. The season is short so swimmers will see the greatest improvement if they can swim every day.
Communicate with your coach.
If you have other commitments or will not be making a practice please let the coaches know so they are aware of when to expect you.
Expectations for Parents
Please bring your kids to practice on time and make sure that they have everything they will need (cap, goggles, water, towel).
During practice we ask that parents stay off the deck unless there is something very important. A board member will be at every practice to answer your questions.
If you have questions for a coach, please wait until the end of practice.
Swimmers must be in the water at the start of warm up so please arrive early. Warm ups are important! We need to make the most of the time in the water.
Please make sure that your swimmers have everything they need for a meet including team suit, team cap, lots of water, sunscreen, and appropriate snacks.
Please do not interfere with the coaches. Coaches need to be able to focus on the swimmers. This lets us know if there are areas we need to focus on in practice as a team and what, individually, each swimmer needs to work on.
USA registered swimmers - IMPORTANT
Year-round USA registered athletes swimming past May 14th, 2017 with a USA team (except High School or collegiate) will only be eligible to swim at the Horsetooth League City Championships, but will not be able to score points or swim relays. They also are also not permitted to swim at all in the Colorado Summer Swimming Club State Championships. These swimmers are asked to discuss the decision to swim summer league with their current head coach and with coach Nick.
We train all season for the City Championship meet, usually held around the third weekend in July. Please try and make this meet a priority. The more swimmers we have participate, the more relays we can have, the more fun it creates, and the better chance we have at being able to be the best team there!
We have your children's best interest at heart. We want them to grow as swimmers and as people.
Coaches must be made aware of any medical condition of all swimmers on the team.
Coaches will decide if swimmers need to move up in lanes and practice groups. These will be set initially by age groups. With the large number of swimmers, coaches will move swimmers to different groups based on ability and therefore some swimmers may not be swimming with their age groups.