ROCKETS SWIM TEAM
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Coach's Rules for a Successful Swim Season:
Do your best! You only compete against yourself!
There is no “I” in "Team". We are one team and we work together.
Provide power to your body with "The Powerful P’s”. No candy or soda when competing!
"Manner’s maketh the man, woman & child" Be polite to officials, coaches, opponents and your teammates.
Practice time is scheduled well in advance. Be on time, be in your suit, cap & goggles and be ready to swim!
Swimmers are expected to help set up and clean up of practices and meets (i.e. lane lines, practice tools & equipment, tents, flags, starting blocks, etc)
Coach Vee and her staff should not be interrupted when coaching. Hold questions til the end of practice. If it is very urgent, approach and talk to her back on the left side. She will not look at you, but she will respond. Her eyes constantly watch the team.
Questions and concerns can also be emailed to the team president Matt Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Vee and her staff are not yelling at your athlete. Your swimmer needs to hear in the water and the coaches make sure that they can!
The Coach Vee is making a commitment to your athlete! Please make your commitment to your athlete!
From the time practice/meets start til the minute they end, your swimmers belong to Coach Vee and her staff. AT THAT POINT, you as parents/guardians become cheerleaders until the end of practice/meet.
Do not take your child until you have notified the coaches. Coach Vee requires a "High Five" prior to your child leaving practice or a meet.
Parents/Guardians ARE EXPECTED to volunteer at meets and practices. Your swimmer will be a successful swimmer thanks to their hard work, determination and the coaching staff. Their whole swim season will be successful thanks to your dedication to volunteer and help where and when it is needed.
POWERFUL "P's" = Rocket Fuel
Potassium- found in Bananas
Power Drinks - Gatorade/Powerade for Electrolytes and to re-hydrate.
Porridge -Oatmeal is a good power breakfast food
Pizza/Pasta - A good Supper or Lunch food that has the carbohydrates for swimmers
Potato - Baked is better -another food that has the carbohydrates for swimmers
Pillow - Plenty of sleep or take an afternoon nap for our evening meets
Plenty of Hugs- Positivity begets positivity. Hug them prior to handing them over to the coaches and, rest assured, they'll return them to you after each practice/meet. And then, hug them again, praising their abilities and hard work.