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Beachwood Swimming Explain seasons by groups Evaluations needed for placement into groups Explain practice schedule – Will be posted as soon as registration complete. Explain club/HS and MS cost difference in season Explain tentative meet schedule Registration forms and group fees Payment schedule
Tentative practice schedule Levels 1-4 Sept 27 – late Feb/early March 3-4 evenings offered starting at 6-6:15 – 7:30 One weekend practice Levels 5-6 Sept 13 – late early to late March 5 evenings offered including dryland/lifting 1 Weekend day-dryland/lifting-w/recovery swim Mornings will be phased in
Beachwood Swimming FEES A USA Swimming Insurance fee will be assessed to each Club member. The fee is $56.00 per swimmer for a full year of participation. This fee may change based on USA Swimming regulations, this covers the cost of insurance and other USA swimming programs. A $10 entry fee surcharge will be assessed to each swimmer for each meet they enter. There will be an entry fee escrow account created for each swimmer to cover the cost all competitions. All non Beachwood Residents will be assessed a fee of $50 for pool rental. Each swimmer will be given an activities pass to enter the pool during swim team hours
Meets and Practices Tentative meet and practice schedule also located on www.swimcleveland.com Tentative meet and practice schedule www.swimcleveland.com There will be a meet sign up form. Coaches will choose all events All must sign up for each day and adhere to deadlines. Once you have committed to meet you will be charged. USA Insurance states no parents on pool deck for practices and meets. Parent and Swimmer code of conduct. Most importantly – Let the coaches coach, swimmers swim and the parents just parent!
Staffing of meets and policies Staffing of meets and meet policies. We will have a minimum of one at each session but usually more. Your group coach will not always be at the meet for all sessions. Coaches will not and arent responsible for deck entries at any meet. If you miss our meet en try deadlines you will miss the meet. Events will not and usually cant be changed at the meet. Please dont occupy coaches during a meet with questions that arent directly related to the meet. Coaches will take care of all relays and they will be final. Our basic policy is simple. Four fastest! Scratching finals is strictly prohibited at Championship meets. Scratching prelims to time trial for Zone cuts at Championship meets will not be allowed. You are swimming for the Team at Champs! Wear your team suits and caps, etc.. We highly encourage relay only swimmers at Champs and will do our best to inform you about relays starting in Jan. Swimmers need to be at the pool for warm ups 15 minutes prior. If you are late coaches may scratch swimmer from that days events and relays.
Team policies Punctuality Whole practice Hard work = Results The 14-time gold medalist won two of his four events at the Paris Open, but his struggles in the 100 and 200 freestyles left him concerned with the state of his training two years out from his probable Olympic swan song in London. "Hopefully, it's a wake-up call. If it's not, then I have to change a lot. I blame myself. You've got to be responsible for your own action. "I know what I have to work at to improve. I thought I had done better training (after his first meet of the year in May) but clearly I have not. I'm the only one who can fix it. Relays top 4, usually decided at meet Respect of coaches, teammates and facility
Ten Commandments of Swimming I. Thou shalt not impose thy ambitions on thy child. Remember that swimming is your child's activity. Improvements and progress occur at different rates for each individual. Don't judge your child's progress based on the performance of other athletes and don't push him based on what you think he should be doing. The nice thing about swimming is every person can strive to do his personal best and benefit from the process of competitive swimming. II. Thou shalt be supportive no matter what. There is only one question to ask your child after a practice or a competition - "Did you have fun?" If meets and practices are not fun, your child should not be forced to participate. III. Thou shalt not coach thy child. You are involved in one of the few youth sports programs that offers professional coaching. Do not undermine the professional coach by trying to coach your child on the side. Your job is to provide love and support. The coach is responsible for the technical part of the job. You should not offer advice on technique or race strategy. Never pay your child for a performance. This will only serve to confuse your child concerning the reasons to strive for excellence and weaken the swimmer/coach bond. IV. Thou shalt only have positive things to say at a swimming meet. You should be encouraging and never criticize your child or the coach. Both of them know when mistakes have been made. Remember yelling at is not the same as cheering for. V. Thou shalt acknowledge thy child's fears. New experiences can be stressful situations. It is totally appropriate for your child to be scared. Don't yell or belittle, just assure your child that the coach would not have suggested the event or meet if your child was not ready. Remember your job is to love and support your child through all of the swimming experience. VI. Thou shalt not criticize the officials. Please don't criticize those who are doing the best they can in purely voluntary positions. VII. Honor thy child's coach. The bond between coach and swimmer is special. It contributes to your child's success as well as fun. Do not criticize the coach in the presence of your child. VIII. Thou shalt be loyal and supportive of thy team It is not wise for parents to take swimmers and to jump from team to team. The water isn't necessarily bluer in another team's pool. Every team has its own internal problems, even teams that build champions. Children who switch from team to team find that it can be a difficult emotional experience. Often swimmers who do switch teams don't do better than they did before they sought the bluer water. IX. Thy child shalt have goals besides winning. Most successful swimmers have learned to focus on the process and not the outcome. Giving an honest effort regardless of what the outcome is, is much more important than winning. One Olympian said, "My goal was to set a world record. Well, I did that, but someone else did it too, just a little faster than I did. I achieved my goal and I lost. Does this make me a failure? No, in fact I am very proud of that swim." What a tremendous outlook to carry on through life. X. Thou shalt not expect thy child to become an Olympian. There are 250,000 athletes in USA Swimming. There are only 52 spots available for the Olympic Team every four years. Your child's odds of becoming an Olympian are about.0002%.