COACH'S EXPECTATIONS

Listen, Listen, Listen!!! This means when a coach is speaking, all swimmers must stay quiet and remain courteous at all times.

 

 Be on time. Swimmers, please arrive at least 15 minutes before practice starts to stretch out and prepare to enter the pool. For example, if practice starts at 5:30 p.m., arrive at 5:15 p.m., and be ready to swim at 5:30 p.m.

 

 Go to practice. In joining this team, you have made a commitment that should not be broken. The coaches understand there are other obligations, such as being involved with a year-round swim team, religious activities, academic requirements, family emergencies, sickness, job commitments, vacations, etc. Swimmers will not be penalized for any of these reasons; however, they are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible.

 

 Respect!!! Swimmers must respect their teammates, other teams, other pools, and their coaches. Being disrespectful to anyone is not tolerated! If a swimmer is being disrespectful he or she will be issued a warning. If it continues, further disciplinary action may be required.

 

 Stay motivated and positive. An excellent attitude leads to excellent swimming. The coaches will do everything to make sure the team remains positive at all times. In addition, coaches expect all swimmers to motivate each other and display leadership to one another.

 

 Practice good habits only. Habits are contagious, good and bad; therefore the coaches expect only good habits to be displayed. If everyone swims with great technique then there is no room for bad habits. Remember, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”

 

 Give every practice and meet your all. As coaches, we expect 100% at practice and meets. Giving more than 100% will separate the good swimmers from the awesome swimmers.