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Does A Swimmer Wear And Bring With Them To A Meet

  1. 1. 2005-2006 Parent Orientation Home of The Clippers Columbia Aquatics Association  
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Team Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Team Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Information </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming Apparel </li></ul><ul><li>Team Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Role </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>10 Commandments for Parents </li></ul>
  3. 3. Team Philosophy <ul><li>Mission & Purpose of Clippers </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term & Short Term Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Goals for Individual Swimmers </li></ul><ul><li>Training Philosophies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Team Structure USA Swimming Maryland Swimming Columbia Aquatics Association Columbia Association CAA Swim Groups Parent Board
  5. 5. USA Swimming <ul><li>National Governing body for swimming in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Aquatics Association is a sanctioned USA Swimming Club </li></ul><ul><li>Provide standardization and compliance within sport </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Safety standards & Liability insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Time standards & Individual Times on website </li></ul><ul><li>All CAA swimmers are members of USA Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Registration forms will be distributed by and returned to your Group Parent - registration must be completed prior to swimming at 1 st meet. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Maryland LSC <ul><li>“… education, instruction and training of individuals to develop and improve their capabilities through the sport of swimming…within the state of Maryland except the counties of Prince Georges and Montgomery.” </li></ul><ul><li>Train USA Swimming officials </li></ul><ul><li>Sanction meets </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland All-Star Meet </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of 32 clubs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Columbia Aquatics Association Clippers <ul><li>CAA is our team/club within the Maryland LSC </li></ul><ul><li>CAA Swimmer Escrow Account - Families with multiple swimmers have one Family Escrow Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Fees & Travel Meet Expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other CAA Expenses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Fundraising & Team Apparel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All the above Payable to CAA - Columbia Aquatics Association </li></ul><ul><li>Use separate checks for each: escrow account, fundraising, and apparel. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include payment for CA dues & CAA payments together </li></ul><ul><li>Family Fundraising Requirement - $50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Equipment, Training, Travel Reserves, Subsidize Team Social Events, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 main fundraising activities throughout the year </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Columbia Association <ul><li>CA provides the team pool time at CA facilities and coaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly CA dues must be paid by the 5th of each month - except 1st and last…Sept. and May </li></ul><ul><li>Payment envelopes will be in swimmers folder each month and will list amount of dues for each group </li></ul><ul><li>Dues are payable to Columbia Association – makes checks out to Columbia Association not CA*sh* </li></ul><ul><li>Payment envelopes should be returned to the CAA Locked Box at the Swim Center or can be mailed </li></ul>
  9. 9. CAA Swim Group Information Rachel LeFors - [email_address] Le Pettipaw, Maureen O’Donnell Jeff Six Mighty Mini Colin McGwin Age Group 6 Hafida & Belkacem Manseur - [email_address] Laura Leffner & Ian Branigan Age Group 5 Michele Gilmore - [email_address] Sarah Condon Age Group 4 Lauren Murray - [email_address] Kelly Goddard & Colin McGwinn Age Group 3   Jan Deboissiere - [email_address] Jason Porier & Colin McGwinn Age Group 2 Lynda Allera - [email_address] Cindy Neat Age Group 1 Janet Jones - [email_address]   Andrew Clegg Stroke Maintenance Marianne Miliotis - [email_address] Steve Wishnies Senior   Martha Graf - [email_address] Jeff Scrivener Senior Elite   Group Parent Coaches Swim Group
  10. 10. CAA Parent Board <ul><li>Parent Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves in an Administrative capacity for the team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected Positions to serve a term of 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman – Susan McDonald </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice Chairman – Jody Frey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Affairs – Leslie Carlson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Chair – Nancy Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At-Large Chair – Gina Seyfried </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications Chair – Nancy Bogage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Chair – OPEN </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Meet Information <ul><li>Maryland Swimming Sanctioned Meets for 2005-2006 Season </li></ul><ul><li>Clippers 2005-2006 Meet Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Meets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age Groups – not all meets include every age group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Standards – swimmers may participate based on their swim times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The team does not participate in every Maryland Swimming Sanctioned Meet </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 2005 – 2006 Clippers Meet Schedule   X - 10 & U X - 10 & U X - 10 & U X NBAC Mini Meet (10 & Under) Mar. 25 - 26 X         TBD Speedo Sectional Meet Mar. 16 - 19 X X X     CBAC Maryland Swimming Jr. Championships Mar. 10- 12 X X       MD Swim Maryland Swimming LSC Championships Mar. 2 - 5         X CAA Mini Meet (8 & Under) and Open Distance Meet Feb. 25 - 26   X X X   GBSA Age Group Meet - &quot;A&quot; times & Faster  Feb. 17 - 19 X X 13 & Older       ASC Senior Open Meet - &quot;A&quot; times & Faster  Feb. 10 - 12         X MAC Mini Meet (10 & Under) - No time standards  Feb. 4  -  5   X X X    CBAC Age Group Meet - No time standards Jan. 28 - 29 X           Senior Circuit Meet Jan. 7 - 8     X-non GMU   X GTAC 8 & Under/Age Group/Senior Meet -&quot;BB&quot; times & faster Dec. 16 - 18 X X X - limit       Team Travel Meet - Cassells Winter Invitational Dec. 15 - 18       X   NAAC &quot;B&quot; Buster Age Group Meet - &quot;B&quot; times & slower  Dec. 3 - 4 X           Senior Circuit Meet Nov 19 - 20     X X   GBSA Age Group Meet - &quot;BB&quot; times & Slower  Nov. 18 - 20         X HARY   Mini Meet & 12 & Under Meet - &quot;B&quot; times & Slower Nov. 12 - 13   X       NBAC Elite Age Groups/Senior Meet -  &quot;A&quot; times & Faster  Nov. 4 - 6 X           Senior Circuit Meet Oct. 29-30   X - only A X X   CBAC  Age Group Meet - &quot;A&quot; times & Slower  Oct.  22 -23         X CAA  Mini Meet & 9 - 12 Year Old Distance Meet Oct. 15 - 16   X w/exp. X w/exp. X w/exp.   RAC Age Group Meet - 13 & Under,  No Time Standards Oct. 8 - 9 Elite/Invited Seniors &quot;A&quot; & Faster &quot;BB&quot; &quot;B&quot; & U 8 & U Host Meet Date
  13. 13. What is a Meet Notice? available on and <ul><li>15TH ANNUAL -COLUMBUS DAY CLASSIC </li></ul><ul><li>OCTOBER 8 - 9, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>SANCTION # USA/MD06-004 </li></ul><ul><li>HOSTED BY: THE RETRIEVER AQUATIC CLUB </li></ul><ul><li>LOCATION: The UMBC Retriever Natatorium - The University of Maryland – Baltimore County </li></ul><ul><li>FACILITIES: The UMBC Retriever Natatorium consists of an indoor pool, indoor diving well and an outdoor pool. </li></ul><ul><li>The indoor pool is a 8 lane, 25 yard pool with a separate diving well used for warm-up and cool down. The outdoor pool is a heated 50 meter by 25 yard/meter. The outdoor pool will be configured short course during the meet which consists of 12 – 25 yard lanes and 8 – 25 meter lanes. Lanes for warm-up and cool down during the meet will be made available weather permitting. The facility has an automatic timing scoreboard, horn start and non-turbulent lane lines. </li></ul><ul><li>MEET DIRECTOR: Donna Considine </li></ul><ul><li>MEET REFEREE: Peter LaGow </li></ul><ul><li>SAFETY DIRECTOR: Annette Stang </li></ul>
  14. 14. Meet Notice Continued <ul><li>ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 9 year old to 13 year old USA/Maryland Swimming Registered Swimmers . There are no qualifying times . The swimmer’s age as of OCTOBER 8th shall apply for the entire meet. </li></ul><ul><li>SCHEDULE: </li></ul><ul><li>SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 </li></ul><ul><li>MORNING SESSIONS: (9 – 10 Girls & 11, 12, 13 Yr Old Boys) </li></ul><ul><li>WARMUPS: 7:00 AM MEET STARTS: 8:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>AFTERNOON SESSIONS: (9 – 10 Boys & 11, 12, 13 Yr Old Girls) </li></ul><ul><li>WARMUPS: 12:00 PM MEETS STARTS: 1:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The meet director reserves the right to adjust the above Warm-up/Meet Start times based on entries received. </li></ul><ul><li>ENTRY INFO: A Swimmer may enter no more than FOUR individual events per day and ONE relay event per day. Teams are encouraged to submit entries in HY-TEK computer format. </li></ul><ul><li>ENTRY FEES: $ 4.50 PER INDIVIDUAL EVENT </li></ul><ul><li>$ 8.00 PER RELAY EVENT </li></ul>
  15. 15. Meet Notice Continued <ul><li>NOTE: PAPER ENTRIES will cost an additional $4.00 per swimmer for each swimmer not entered in HY-TEK format. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO RETRIEVER AQUATIC CLUB </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>DEADLINE: All entries must be in the hands of the meet director no later than </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday September 28, 2005 @ 6:00 pm. Please send Entries and Fees to the Meet Director: Donna Considine </li></ul><ul><li>Note: If you send your entries Express Mail, Fed Express, etc., please send with signature waiver or the entries will be rejected. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>RULES: All applicable USA Swimming Rules shall govern this competition. USA/MD Safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will be in effect for the entire meet. All swimmers using the outdoor warm –up/down pool (if available) must be under a coach’s supervision. No one will be permitted on deck unless they are registered with USA/MD Swimming as an athlete or as a non-athlete working the meet. Coaches will be required to display their credentials while on deck. </li></ul><ul><li>AWARDS: Individual Events - Ribbons for 1st – 8th </li></ul><ul><li>Relay Events – Ribbons 1st – 3rd </li></ul><ul><li>RESULTS: Disk copies of the results will be available at the conclusion of the meet. Results will also be posted on the Maryland Swimming Website. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Meet Notice Continued <ul><li>PROGRAMS: Programs will be available for sale at a nominal cost for all sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>CONCESSIONS: Will be available throughout the meet. </li></ul><ul><li>APPAREL: Swimming apparel and accessories will be on sale during the meet. </li></ul><ul><li>SEATING: Bleachers overlooking the indoor pool will accommodate all spectators. </li></ul><ul><li>All swimmers should be seated on deck. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON DECK AT ANY TIME (INDOOR & OUTDOOR POOL). Please obey signs concerning the GYM usage. If the Gym area is made available, all children must be supervised by a parent. </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECTIONS: From the north : Route 695 West/South to Exit 12 left on Wilkens Avenue. Proceed one mile to the UMBC Campus Entrance. Make a left </li></ul><ul><li>and follow signs to the Retriever Activity Center/UMBC Natatorium. From the South : Route 95 North to Route 166 North. Follow signs to The Retriever Activity Center/UMBC Natatorium. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - SESSION 1 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>WARMUPS: 7:00 AM MEET STARTS: 8:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>EVENT 1 BOYS 11 & 12 200 BREAST EVENT 16 BOYS 13 YR 100 FLY </li></ul><ul><li>EVENT 2 GIRLS 9 YR 50 BACK EVENT 17 GIRLS 9 YR 100 FREE </li></ul>
  17. 17. Swim Meet Basics <ul><li>How do I enter my swimmer for a meet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Group Parents Coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability requested 1 month prior to meet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What events will my swimmer be entered in? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coach’s decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Entries listed on the website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does a swimmer wear and bring with them to a meet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team apparel </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Swimming Apparel <ul><li>Practice Gear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice suits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goggles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull Buoys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Bottle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Gear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorts, Sneakers & T-shirt for dry land </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team Gear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Suits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Shirt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Cap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm Up Suits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackets </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Swimming Apparel <ul><li>How to order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Suit Try-on Nights, 9/1 & 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Apparel is available throughout the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check website for order due dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special one-time order for parkas, due September 15 th . </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Team Communication <ul><li>Website – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st source to keep informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail Subscription for Group and Team emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Schedule and Entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News Alerts & Reminders </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Team Communication <ul><li>Monthly Parent Board Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Tuesday of each month @ 7:30pm @ Swim Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Speak Out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule & Minutes on website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientations for each group scheduled by Group Parent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coaching Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Held each month </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Team Communication <ul><li>Group Parents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st source for group specific information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interacts with Group Coach to relay information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Box – Swimmers Folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides practice and meet information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact for team & group social events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group level orientation </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Team Communication <ul><li>E-mail – each family maintains their preferred email address through subscribing on the website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Wide and Group Level e-mail – once you are subscribed to a group, you will automatically receive team wide emails </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bulletin Board at Swim Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcement of activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Notices & Entries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clipper Log - Monthly newsletter from Coach Jeff </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook – Located on website </li></ul><ul><li>Directory – Distributed within 1 st month of the season </li></ul><ul><li>CAA Parent Board Box – folder for Group Parents and Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>CAA Locked Box at Swim Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dues – made out to Columbia Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escrow – made out to Columbia Aquatics Association </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Parent’s Role within CAA <ul><li>Financial Obligations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Payable to CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly (Annual Dues) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Due by the 5 th of each month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mailed or place in the Locked CAA Box at the Swim Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payable to CAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Escrow (Meet payments) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising payments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event payments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual checks for each payment type </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statements distributed after swim meet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Parent’s Role within CAA <ul><li>Volunteer Obligations </li></ul><ul><li>4 meet sessions or equivalent (2 for Stroke Maintenance Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities & Registration through Website </li></ul><ul><li>Meets (*officials, *computer timing equipment, *safety marshals, timers, concessions, pro shop, ribbons, results runner, etc) *must be trained/qualified </li></ul><ul><li>Team Activities – Pasta Dinners, Picnics, HS Meet, Swimathon </li></ul><ul><li>If Volunteer Obligations are not met – priority will not be given to the following year’s registration </li></ul>
  26. 26. Meet Officials <ul><li>Certified through Maryland Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke and Turn Officials </li></ul><ul><li>Starter </li></ul><ul><li>Referee </li></ul><ul><li>Training – date listed on </li></ul>
  27. 27. Who do I go to with Questions? <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head Coach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Board </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. 10 Commandments for Swimming Parents by Rose Snyder, Managing Director Coaching Division, USOC Former Director of Club Services, USA Swimming (adapted from Ed Clendaniel's 10 Commandments for Little League Parents) <ul><li>I. Thou shalt not impose thy ambitions on thy child. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that swimming is your child's activity. Improvements and progress occur at  different rates for each individual. Don't judge your child's progress based on the performance of other athletes and don't push him based on what you think he should be doing. The nice thing about swimming is every person can strive to do his personal best and benefit from the process of  competitive swimming. </li></ul><ul><li>II. Thou shalt be supportive no matter what. </li></ul><ul><li>There is only one question to ask your child after a practice or a competition - &quot;Did you have fun?&quot; If meets and practices are not fun, your child should not be forced to participate. </li></ul><ul><li>III. Thou shalt not coach thy child. </li></ul><ul><li>You are involved in one of the few youth sports programs that offers professional coaching. Do not undermine the professional coach by trying to coach your child on the side. Your job is to provide love and support. The coach is responsible for the technical part of the job. You should not offer advice on technique or race strategy. Never pay your child for a performance. This will only serve to confuse your child concerning the reasons to strive for excellence and weaken the swimmer/coach bond. </li></ul>
  29. 29. 10 Commandments for Swimming Parents by Rose Snyder, Managing Director Coaching Division, USOC Former Director of Club Services, USA Swimming (adapted from Ed Clendaniel's 10 Commandments for Little League Parents) <ul><li>IV. Thou shalt only have positive things to say at a swimming meet. </li></ul><ul><li>You should be encouraging and never criticize your child or the coach. Both of them know when mistakes have been made. Remember “yelling at” is not the same as “cheering for”. </li></ul><ul><li>V. Thou shalt acknowledge thy child's fears. </li></ul><ul><li>New experiences can be stressful situations. It is totally appropriate for your child to be scared. Don't yell or belittle, just assure your child that the coach would not have suggested the event or meet if your child was not ready. Remember your job is to love and support your child through all of the swimming experience. </li></ul><ul><li>VI. Thou shalt not criticize the officials. </li></ul><ul><li>Please don't criticize those who are doing the best they can in purely voluntary positions. </li></ul><ul><li>VII. Honor thy child's coach. </li></ul><ul><li>The bond between coach and swimmer is special. It contributes to your child's success as well as fun. Do not criticize the coach in the presence of your child. </li></ul>
  30. 30. 10 Commandments for Swimming Parents by Rose Snyder, Managing Director Coaching Division, USOC Former Director of Club Services, USA Swimming (adapted from Ed Clendaniel's 10 Commandments for Little League Parents) <ul><li>VIII. Thou shalt be loyal and supportive of thy team </li></ul><ul><li>It is not wise for parents to take swimmers and to jump from team to team. The water isn't necessarily bluer in another team's pool. Every team has its own internal problems, even teams that build champions. Children who switch from team to team find that it can be a difficult emotional experience. Often swimmers who do switch teams don't do better than they did before they sought the bluer water. </li></ul><ul><li>IX. Thy child shalt have goals besides winning. </li></ul><ul><li>Most successful swimmers have learned to focus on the process and not the outcome. Giving an honest effort regardless of what the outcome is, is much more important than winning. One Olympian said, &quot;My goal was to set a world record. Well, I did that, but someone else did it too, just a little faster than I did. I achieved my goal and I lost. Does this make me a failure? No, in fact I am very proud of that swim.&quot; What a tremendous outlook to carry on through life. </li></ul><ul><li>X. Thou shalt not expect thy child to become an Olympian. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 250,000 athletes in USA Swimming. There are only 52 spots available for the Olympic Team every four years. Your child's odds of becoming an Olympian are about .0002 %. </li></ul>