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1 2009 Swimming Parent Night Continuation of a great thing

2 Welcome We Believe: – school is your (students) number one priority – swimming and diving come second – However, it is important that you budget your time wisely so as to not fall behind in your school, swimming or diving commitments – do not join the team if you plan to: sunbathe, show up when you feel like it, get out of P.E., etc – this team has commitment standards that are expected of all team members.

3 Welcome cont… We start our season, Monday, February 2 nd, 2009 You must have your signed physical form turned in to Peggy Thomas with all other paper work, contributions, etc… No physical, No practice Your Coaches are excited and look forward to working with all of you this season – Ethan Schnell – Head Coach – Krista Stene – JV Head Coach – TBA – Assistant JV Coach

4 Contributions and Fundraisers Contribution break down ($295) – $150 goes to athletics – $145 goes to team $60 to supplement for coaches $40 to supplement equipment $5 to supplement entry fees $30 to supplement travel expenses $10 to supplement administrative things Fundraiser(s) - IMPORTANT – Two-way mailer – Traditionally always increases – A must for our team to run successfully – Each swimmer fills out 10 (doctors, dentist, family, friends, etc…) – This is our MAIN fundraiser – Beanies ($12), Lanyards ($5), Sport Bottles($12) – For YOU ($10 – beanies, lanyards)

5 Travel Meets Las Lomas Relays – Local, Fun, see competition within league Mission Viejo Invitational (Varsity Only) Tentative – Fastest meet during season in CA – Faster than NCS normally – Disneyland – Need 6 parent volunteers of swimmer going – By invite only – $250 per swimmer attending Help pay for bus, lodging

6 Workout Schedule Workouts will be held on campus at the Dougherty Valley HS Swimming Facility Monday – Friday – 315pm – 530pm – In the water by 325pm and warming up If late many times, consequences such as removed from a meet Dryland Workouts – Monday: Varsity – Tuesday: JV This gives more room for team to work on technique w/o being over crowded

7 Training Expectations We have little time to prepare for the league meets, DFAL Championship Meet, and the NCS Championship Meet Expected to be at practice whether it is in the pool or at Dryland practice Failure to meet this requirement without an approved/legitimate reason and prior notification to Coach Ethan or Krista will result in loss of team privileges (i.e. not swimming in a meet, losing a spot on the Varsity team, and possible removal from the team.) Problems and special circumstances are at the discretion of the coaching staff and will be dealt with on an individual basis. It is up to the swimmer to communicate to Coach Ethan on campus if there is a problem or there is a need to miss a team practice, meet or activity.

8 Meet Procedures Meet line-ups will be posted the day of the meet outside Mr. Schnells classroom Swimmers MUST inform Coach Ethan ASAP if they cannot participate, or are sick prior to a meet (I am on campus: come by, , call) For away meets swimmers will be informed of the release time and departure time in order to meet the bus. Students are not to leave class until the designated release time. There will be NO student drivers to team meets. All athletes are expected to ride the team bus/car TO and FROM the meets where / when the team bus is provided. We encourage you, the parents to attend the meets and encourage you to help out with timing or the swim desk. Without your support we could not run our meets.

9 USS Training Policy for year-rounders The following is the official DVHS Swimming and Diving Policy toward USS training and competition during the high school season. Any individual problems with this policy should be discussed with the Coaches ASAP to avoid any problems: Any swimmers that are attending Junior National or Senior National Championships may train with their USS team up through that national level meet. Swimmers entering the Far Western Championship meet MAY enter unattached. All USS swimmers must communicate their individual training plans to Coach Ethan so that there is no conflict with prior training or taper plans. All USS meets, except nationals mentioned above, that fall after the start of our dual meet season must be entered unattached.

10 Team Rules To be eligible to swim: – Must attain a 2.0 Grade Point Average – Preferably NO Fs – Must have their proof of insurance and physical on file before he/she start practices. NO EXCEPTIONS – Expected to be punctual to all practices, meets, and team activities – Adherence to all DVHS school rules, DVHS Student – Athlete Conduct Rules, DFAL, CIF, and NCS rules is required, ESPECIALLY regarding the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc. – must ride to the away meets on the bus/car provided by the school Any un-sportsmanlike conduct at a practice, meet, or team activity will result in immediate dismissal from the team Varsity and Junior Varsity workout assignments (lanes) will be based upon each swimmers ability Varsity and Junior Varsity meet assignments may change from meet to meet based upon the teams line up, lane restrictions, and team eligibility Any swimmer (Varsity or Junior Varsity) may qualify for the North Coast Section Meet (4 fastest) Expected to maintain a positive attitude toward fellow students, teammates, other teams, and coaches

11 Goals… Individual: – Learn about the sport of Swimming – Improve personal times by the end of the season – Try new events at meets – Get in shape Team: – Maintain individual and Team GPA of 3.0 or better – Show the league who Dougherty Valley is – Establish a championship caliber team for this year and future years – Qualify for NCS Varsity Letter Requirement(s) – Qualify for the finals at DFAL and/or NCS meet or train and compete 80% of the season w/the Varsity team. – Attend a majority of the team events – Follow all team guidelines – Show team spirit – At the discretion of the coaches, special contributions to the team will be considered as substitutions for the above qualifications

12 Questions? DATEDAYTEAMTIMEEXC February 28 th SaturdayDVHS – Time TrialH9am March 6 th FridayCampolindoH345pm245pm March 13 th FridayMiramonteA345pm200pm March 14 th SaturdayLas Lomas Relays^A900am March 17 th TuesdayLas LomasH345pm245pm March 20 th FridayAcalanesA345pm215pm March 27 th – 30 th Friday Mission Viejo Invite Varsity Only** ATBA April 3 rd FridayDLS/CHSA345pm215pm April 17 th FridayAlhambraA345pm200pm April 24 th FridayDublinH345pm245pm April 25 th SaturdayMiramonte JV Invite $ (League)A10am May 1 st FridayKing of the Pool – DVHS*H330pm May 7 th ThursdayCampolindo – DFAL Trials (Varsity)A215pm May 9 th SaturdayCampolindo – DFAL Finals (Varsity)A12(noon) May 15 th FridayNCS Trials (Cowell)A800am May 16 th SaturdayNCS Finals (Cowell)A800am


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