A swim meet consists of warm-up, competition, warm-down, clean-up, and team meeting. You may leave early ONCE during the season,with permission from the coach, before the meet begins. If you leave before the team meeting and have not personally spoken to either coach, you WILL NOT swim in the next meet. If it happens a second time, you will be suspended from the team. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
A great deal of time goes into setting up a meet, therefore it is imperative that we know the day before if you are going to be there. If for some reason you are unable to attend, let us know as soon as possible. We need at least one day notice to make adjustments. Otherwise, we will assume you will be there. If you are not at a meet, and we have not been notified, you will not be permitted to swim in the next meet.
If you are absent the day before a meet, we will assume that you will not be attending that meet unless we hear from you otherwise. You are also expected to be at practice the day after a meet. Your participation in the next meet will be in jeopardy if you skip the day after a meet.
If you miss three of five practices before a scheduled meet, you will not swim in that meet, unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach.
As you can see, communication is of the utmost importance. You must let us know what is happening, whether it be illness, trouble with school work, problems at home, etc. We need and want to know how you are doing.