Wondering what to do? Don't worry, we will help you figure that out!
Parents are welcome to stay during morning practices. Many parents do; many parents don't. We do ask though, that you please try to not interfere with the coaches. Also, please try to stay back away from the pool so that the coaches can move and do their jobs. If you would like to get a message to a coach, please ask one of the board members to communicate for you during the practices.
What should my child wear?
Before the Swim Meets
What do you need to do?
Several days before every meet, Coach Scott will post a sign up sheet on the coaches bulletin board at the Amherst Pool for the upcoming meet. Every swimmer (or parent) needs to post a "Y" or "N" indicating whether or not the swimmer will be competing in the meet.
What do you need?
Towels, and extra towels are a good idea.
What do you do?
Write your child's events on the back of his/her hand with a permanent marker.examples:
Clerk of Course
Your child will sit with you or sit with team members. They/You will need to listen to the announcers to know when it is time to line up for "Clerk of Course." Your swimmer will then be lined up and seated with the other swimmers until it is time for them to swim. They will be given a card which they will give to the timer in their lane.
Make sure you show up for your the jobs you have volunteered to do. Don't worry if you have never done it before -- we can teach you. We can not operate a successful team without you. If, by chance, you will not be able to do your job you have committed to do, please make arrangements for another person to fill your position, or see the volunteer coordinator to help you do so. Remember, friends and grandparents can also help you fulfill your job.