Squad and Learn to Swim Reminders

Wow, can you believe it’s Week 3 already! We have had a great start to the season and are very excited about the number of children in all three squads as well as our Learn to Swim program. It’s great to see children so enthusiastic about swimming. There are just a few housekeeping matters that need to be addressed.

With such a large number of children in each squad, Adam and Sharon have quite a task organising flippers, boards, caps, goggles, etc. for all the swimmers and that’s just getting them into the water! It is for this reason that we ask from now on, all swimmers are on the pool deck and ready to swim at the starting time. Each swimmer is also responsible for getting their swim equipment ready.  It is disruptive to the program if children straggle in 5-10 minutes late as Adam and Sharon need to stop with the squad to organise the latecomers.

We also ask that all swimmers behave appropriately during squad training and Learn to Swim lessons. We consider swimming at the Sherwood Sharks to be a privilege. We are very fortunate to have such a strong school-based club and are particularly fortunate to have Adam as our Head Coach and Sharon as our assistant. They are very dedicated and put a lot of effort and their own time into getting the best out of your children. With this privilege comes responsibility. The behaviour of all Sherwood Shark swimmers must be impeccable both in and out of water. Parents are advised that children who disrupt the squad or LTS lessons will be warned. If the behaviour continues they will be asked to hop out of the water and if necessary they will be sent back to their waiting parent.

As parents, it is your responsibility to ensure your children are supervised at all times while in the pool grounds. It is absolutely not acceptable for children to be at the pool without a supervising adult. None of our coaches or Learn to Swim teachers are responsible for your children while they are not in the pool.  I am sure you will agree that these rules will allow Adam, Sharon and our LTS teachers to run a smooth, effective program to all children. We would appreciate you discussing these matters with your children and look forward to an exciting season of swimming.

The Sherwood Sharks Committee