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Parent Guide

About the Aquadillos

The Aquadillos summer swim team provides a wonderful opportunity for children to experience competitive swimming in a fun enviroment.

How to get Help

If you need help of any sort, you can contact anyone on our contact page.  If it is during practice, the Board members usually sit near the front of the pool and are happy to answer questions. For saftey reasons, please do not ask coaches questions during practice hours.

The First Practices

Please note that parents are not allowed on the pool deck during practice. Some children get distracted, so please observe this courtesy.

What to Bring

Swimmers should arrive in their swimsuit. Please bring a towel, goggles, clothes for stretching and dryland. Gym shoes might be used for dryland, so have them available.

Water bottles, swimmers ear drops, and sunscreen are suggested as well.

Any item the swimmer brings needs to be clearly marked with the swimmer's name.

What to Expect

The very first practice is relaxed. The swimmers will stretch and be introduced to each other and their coaches. They will probably do some dryland (land exercises) and may or may not get in the water. Due to water temeratures, swimmers may not swim the whole practice time.

The first few practices, and first couple of weeks, the coaches will still be sorting kids based on ablility. Lane assignments often change during the season so please be patient.

If you have a new swimmer, he/she will be evaluated near the end of the second week.

To help prevent swimmer's ear, make sure your swimmer uses ear drops after practice.

Meet Information

All meet information will be posted on the Swim Meets page. Complete meet information (timeline, heat sheets etc..) will be usually be available mid-week before the meet.  

What to Bring

Swimsuit, googles, swim cap, several towels, sunscreen, clothes to wear over a suit, chair or something to sit on, cold drinks, snacks, games,...

Make sure all items are clearly marked with a name.

Parents should bring, chairs, hat, sunscreen, drinks and snacks, patience,....

  

What to Expect at a Meet

Arrive early.  The timeline will be posted on the website a few days before the meet.  Have your child check in at "Swimmer Check In" and the volunteer parent should check in at "Volunteer Check In".  If you do not have a volunteer position for that day, you are a floater, please still check in and let them know you are available to help where needed. 

Your child will then go to their "Pit".  Pits are organized by the age group your child swims in i.e. Boys 7-8.  They  must also check in with their Pit Parent.

VERY IMPORTANT:  If your child does not get checked-in at his/her pit before the check-in time, the child will be removed from their relay. This can cause a relay to be canceled, not allowing other swimmers to swim a relay.

There will be a concession stand available.

If there seems like there will be bad weather the day of a meet, you still need to go to the meet. The only exception is if you get a message that the meet has been canceled.

Stay Informed

  • Check the website.
  • Check your folder at the pool.
  • Check email
  • Utilize our Texting Alert System - Simply Text the message "@2017aquad" to "81010"  More information below
  • Download "Meet Bop" to keep up to date on the events/heats that are occuring
  • You may also purchase the app "Meet Mobile" - this will give you real time results for your swimmer

Remind 101 Notes

  • You can get text messages with any updates about practice cancellations by simply texting the message "@2017aquad" to the number 81010"

Bad Weather

If there is thunder, we cannot be in the water until a period of time has passed after it has stopped.

If this happens during practice, we will send out a text via our Text Messaging System

If we know practice will be canceled, we will send out a text via our Text Messaging System.   If possible, we will post on our website as well.

If there seems like there will be bad weather the day of a meet, you still need to go to the meet. The only exception is if you get a message that the meet has been canceled.

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The Georgetown Aquadillos is a member of the Northwest Swim Circuit.

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