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   SWIM TEAM REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS   

Messages from Head Coach Driessen
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 SWIM TEAM EXPECTIONS 

IT IS EXPECTED FOR ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SWIM MEETS

 • Things happen, in the case you are unavailable to attend any meets, it is mandatory to notify the coaches BEFORE missing the meet. ​

 • Arrange to speak with Coach Driessen regarding your participation in meets if you have any questions.​

 • It is expected and required for all swimmers to attend practices for the entiry of the practice.

 • Swimmers who are on a competitive swim team outside of Troy High School, may continue to practice with that club team. You Must Get Preapproval from Coach Driessen.

 • Swimming is a team sport, it is expected to cheer on your teammates and participate in everything we do, and all Team Bonding and Team Social events!

 • Students enrolled in Advance Placement courses, obligated to attend extracurricular activities, and are experiencing immense stress, are encouraged to speak with Coach Driessen with any concerns.

 SWIM MEET & TOURNAMENT ATTENDANCE 

STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW PROPER ETIQUETTE AT ALL TIMES

 • When you finish a race, remain in the water until all competitors have also finished the race. Wait until the official blows the whistle indicating the race is over, then exit the pool.

 • Wish your opponents and teammates luck before stepping up, and congratulate them on a "job well done" before exiting the water.

 • If participating in a relay, kneel down or stay behind timers at the start, and cheer on your teammates during the entire race. 

 • Athletes are not permitted to deck change. If an official finds you deck changing, you will be disqualified from the entire meet. 

 • Swimsuits are to cover your body appropriately. If an official finds your suit not worn correctly or deemed too revealing, they can disqualify you from your current event.

 • Have caps and goggles on and ready before stepping onto the block, or into the water.

• Do not climb up onto the block until you hear the long whistle. The short whistles are to call you up behind the blocks.

• Stay out of the way of the meet officials and lane timers are all times.

• Always check in with a coach after a race.

• Remain positive towards teammates and opponents. There is no room or negativity, or foul language on the pool deck. 

 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

ALL SWIMMERS SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR BOTH PRACTICES AND MEETS
 

             •  Swim Cap

             •  Goggles

             •  Swimsuit

             •  Fins

             •  Water Bottle

             •  Towel

             •  Warming Cloth

             •  Nutritious Snack(s)
             •  Positive Attitude
                                                               
 

 

 BUS & TRANSPORTATION 

  • If you are taking the bus, meet at the designated location before the departure time. Coach Driessen will send out an announcement and transfer list for each meet. 
     

  • When buses are used for transportation, they will be left cleaner than we found them.
     

  • If you are able to go home with your Parent/Guardian directly from the meet, you are required to stay until your coaches have officially excused you.
     

  • It is expected you will stay until the very end of the meet in order to support your teammates and clean up your area.
     

  • Failure to check in with your coach before leaving a swim meet could result in removal from the next swim meet. 
     

  • All student-athletes are required to volunteer a minimum of two shifts assisting two shifts for the Troy Aquatics Shack Bar per season.

   

     For more information, please contact Coach Dreissen or TroySwimDive @gmail.com

 MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Coach Driessen for mental health wellness relationship self-care questions. Coach Driessen is happy to refer you to the appropriate services In addition, please make an effort to check out the following links to access some helpful resources on your own:

 •  Troy's Calming Room

 •  Troy's Counseling Webpage

•  FJUHSD Resources

•  OC Support and Crisis Resources

•  National Alliance on Mental Illness (for OC)

•  On Campus Support @ THE LOUNGE

•  Warming Cloth

•  Nutritious Snack(s)
•  Positive Attitude
                                                               

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