Swimmers’ responsibilities to the Yorktown Swim Club are two-fold: responsibilities to the club and responsibilities to themselves. Swimmers must remember that they are representing Yorktown Swim Club at practice and at all meets.
Responsibilities to the club:
1. Portray professional, sportsman-like conduct at practices, meets, and all activities outside of the pool. If you cause problems at any swim meet or practice, you may lose your privilege to continue with the meet or practice. If behavior problems continue, you may be asked to leave Yorktown Swim Club
2. Be on time and ready to practice!
3. Give all of your effort at every practice with the end result in mind.
4. Give back to the club via volunteering at meets, swim lessons, etc.
5. Display respect to the coaches, parents, officials, and other swimmers.
6. Be a good teammate – as much as this is an individual sport, this is also a team sport. How you act, swim, or train does affect others.
7. Use of electronic or recording devices in the locker rooms or bathrooms are strictly prohibited. This includes cell phones! THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!
Responsibilities to themselves:
1. Remember: You are a unique individual. How you progress, train and swim at meets is not always what will work for someone else.
2. Be proud of what you have done –avoid comparing yourself to someone else.
3. Remember to give your best effort each and every day, keeping your personal goals and the goals of the team in mind. Not giving 100% may seem like not a big deal at the time, but it will impact the perception that other swimmers and coaches have of you, and the perception you have of yourself at the end of the season.
4. Stay hydrated and maintain a well-balanced diet.
5. Maintain a healthy, drug-free life.
6. Remember, coaches have the final word and are the “professionals” of the sport. Coaches have your best interest in mind when decisions are made.
7. BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND WITH OTHERS!
8. BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!