LINCOLNSHIRE SWIM CLUB

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WINDJAMMERS PARENT INFORMATION

*** Once you have signed your swimmer(s) up for the team, PLEASE continue on to Step 3 and sign up to volunteer.  This year, because we have three home meets, time trials, and hosting a championship meet, we need each family to sign up for FOUR (4) slots as soon as you register.  Thank you for your commitment to the swim team.

PRACTICES:

SWIM TEAM: There are AM and PM practices Monday - Friday.  Swimmers have the choice to come to both or one practice a day.  Generally, AM practices are smaller in size.

DIVE TEAM:  PM Practices Monday- Friday

WATER POLO:  Practices are twice a week, generally mid-morning Wednesdays & Fridays.
Games are on Monday nights at 7:30p.m. 

ALL TEAMS:  Practice is only cancelled if there is thunder and lightning.  If it is raining with no thunder there will be practice.  Air temperature does not affect practice. If the water temperature is less than 60 degrees there will be a "dry-land practice".  A text notification will be sent to notify all swimmers of any swim practice/swim meet cancellation or delays.  


  
All Teams:  Practice is only cancelled if there is thunder and lightning.  If it is raining with no thunder there will be practice.  Air temperature does not affect practice. If the water temperature is less than 60 degrees there will be a "dry-land practice".  A text notification will be sent to notify all swimmers of any swim practice/swim meet cancellation or delays.  

CAN'T MAKE A MEET?

Can't make a Meet?  Notify your Coach!  We ask that you notify a coach ONE WEEK in advance in writing if your child cannot make a meet.  Coach emails are on the COACH tab.  Please be aware that the coaches take a great deal of time putting together swim event line ups so if your swimmer is unable to attend, please notify the coaches as soon as possible.

WHAT TO TAKE TO MEETS:

  1. Swim suit, team cap and goggles. It is a good idea to take an extra of each of these.
  2. Towels – your swimmer will be there for several hours, so pack at least two.
  3. Sweat suits or extra clothing to keep warm. Bring at least one outfit. 
  4. Games, coloring books, books, anything to pass the time.
  5. Healthy snacks
  6. Highlighter for heat sheet, Sharpie for writing on swimmer’s arm or leg, and pen or pencil for writing down swimmer’s times.

HOW TO READ A HEAT SHEET:

A heat sheet is your guide to know when and where to watch for your child in the pool.  Whether you are a swimmer or parent of a swimmer, you need to know how to read a heat sheet. Heat sheets contain a listing of all swimmers by event number, heat, and lane assignment. This will allow the swimmer to keep up with where they need to be and when.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

BEFORE THE MEET STARTS:

*Arrive at the pool at least 15 minutes before the scheduled warm-up time begins.
*Upon arrival, find a place to put your blankets, swim bags, etc. The team usually sits in one place together, so look for some familiar faces.
*Find the Heat Sheets. Heat sheets are printed just before practice.  It lists all swimmers in each event in order of seed time.  Parents should note their child's events, lane and heats.  
*Mark your swimmer - write each event, lane and heat number on their arm or leg with Sharpie. This helps the swimmer remember what events they are swimming and what event number to listen for.
*Swimmers now get their cap and goggles and report to the coach for warm-up instructions. It is very important for all swimmers to warm-up with the team. 
*Immediately after warm-up, gather with Coach as a team for opening cheer. After warm-up, the swimmer will go back to the area where their towels are and sit there until their next event is called. This is a good time to use the bathroom, get a drink or have a snack.
*The meet will usually start about 10 – 15 minutes after warm-ups are over.
* Parents are not allowed on deck unless they are serving in an official capacity. All questions concerning meet results, an officiating call, or the conduct of a meet, should be referred to the coaching staff. 
* When a swimmer has completed all of their events, they and their parents may go home. However, you should check in with the coach before leaving to make sure your swimmer is not included on a relay.






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2 Yorkshire Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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