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INTRODUCTION


This handbook is intended to make our swim team parents’ lives a little easier. Look it over carefully and refer to it often during the swim season as it contains most of the information you will need week to week.

We are a member of the  Atlanta Swim League Association (ASA). The purpose of the swim team is to improve the swimming skills of the participants and introduce them to competitive swimming. We hope to build self esteem, encourage good sportsmanship and enhance physical well-being. Our main objectives are development and fun. We hope parents will work with the coaches and team managers to meet these goals.


As a member of the Nesbit Lakes Swim Team, friendships will be made and we will have a strong, successful team based on fun.

REGISTRATION

Each year in early April we will have Swim Team Registration. ALL registration will be completed online this year

FEES (See FAQ's for actual pricing)

The registration fees will offer discounts for additional children in the same family swimming. Early bird discounts will apply for early registrants and Guest fees apply for non-pool members.

Registration fees include:

• Trophy * Coaching * Insurance * League Fees * Banquet * T-shirt

SWIMSUITS & CAPS

Swim suits and caps are an additional cost. We order suits between registration and the first meet. It is important to have a fitting to be sure your suit is not too big. Swim team suits fit much tighter than regular recreational swim suits.

Our coaches recommend a swim cap for all swimmers. Silicone caps may be used since: they create slightly less drag in the water, do not pull on the swimmer’s hair as much as latex, and hold their color better under heavy exposure to chlorine and bromine. Cloth swim caps create extra drag in the water so please use latex or silicone rather than cloth. No cap at all is typically better than cloth. Swim goggles may be worn at each swimmer's discretion.

It is highly recommended that you write your child's name on their goggles and their swim cap. The Swim Team is not responsible for lost goggles and lost swim caps. Please be responsible and return caps and goggles if you accidentally pick up someone else’s equipment.

AWARDS BANQUET

The date and time of the awards banquet will be announced at a later time. An email will be sent to all Maple Ridge families with additional information about the banquet.

All swimmers will be recognized. There will also be special awards and trophies given including High Point and 110%.Most Improved will be awarded to one girl & boy as will the Manta Ray trophy to one boy & girl who exemplifies sportsmanship, teamwork and a positive attitude
throughout the season. County meet ribbons and medals will also be distributed. Certificates or ribbons will be given for record breakers.

COMMUNICATION

To better communicate with our parents, we will use email.

BEHAVIOR

Swimmers should and will support their teammates at practice as well as in competition. Working together as a team will benefit all individuals in the group, and is an important part of the "Nesbit Lakes Spirit".

Swimmers are expected at all times to follow the oral directions of the coaches and their assistants. Disrespectful attitudes will not be tolerated at any time from any swimmer.

Abusive language, lying, stealing, or vandalism will not be tolerated. Older swimmers should be aware that they set a powerful example for younger swimmers and should behave accordingly. Running, pushing, and horseplay are strictly forbidden.

No BREAKABLE containers or metal objects are permitted in the pool area.

The Manta Rays and Maple Ridge are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles.

WHENEVER AND WHEREVER A NESBIT LAKES SWIMMER WEARS ANY ITEM OF THE TEAM UNIFORM, HE/SHE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT HIS/HER ACTIONS AND WORDS REFLECT ON THE ENTIRE TEAM, AND SHOULD BEHAVE ACCORDINGLY. TEAM MEMBERS SHOULD LEARN TO WIN OR LOSE GRACIOUSLY. TAUNTING OF ANOTHER TEAM’S SWIMMERS WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED. THIS INCLUDES COMICAL SWIMMING IN RELAYS OR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS. UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR WILL RESULT IN A DISQUALIFICATION BY OFFICIALS.

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